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In SYS-CON's annual round-up of technology predictions, Joshua Allen, a Microsoft Senior Evangelist, issues a worrisome warning: 'Disparity between bandwidth haves and have-nots will grow. Net neutrality will take an even worse beating in 2008 than 2007.' Allen's predictions come in the end-of-year SYS-CON.com feature "Where's AJAX, SOA and Virtualization Headed in 2008?" - which also includes predictions from: Tim Bray, Sun; Dr Adam Kolawa, Parasoft; Eric Newcomer, IONA Technologies; Bill Roth, BEA Systems; Brad Abrams, Microsoft; Kevin Hoffman, iPhone Developer's Journal; Ian Thain, Sybase; Yakov Fain, Farata Systems. Read Joshua Allen's's 2008 predictions in full here. ... (more)

Cloud Computing & Federal IT - What Does the Future Hold?

In a fast-moving discussion panel to round off an intense day of breakout sessions that is due to kick off with a keynote on Enterprise Cloud Computing by the Deputy CIO of the CIA, a SYS-CON.TV "Power Panel" at the 1st Annual Government IT Expo on October 6 in Washington DC will seek among other topics to match emerging federal cloud computing requirements against emerging capabilities from cloud providers to reveal the most advisable course of action for Federal decision makers. It will be moderated by Jeremy Geelan, GovIT Expo Conference Chair. Register Now For This Panel FREE with VIPguest Coupon Code (First 50 registrations): VIPguest [case sensitive] Register Today for GovIT Expo Sponsor and/or Exhibit at GovIT Expo View the Full Conference Schedule About the Panelists: Bob Gourley - Crucial Point Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), ... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Cloud Expo and The End of Tech Recession

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali At SYS-CON Media we see our inventories are filling up to 100% capacity for the months of November, December, and January, and we are seeing better-than-normal RFP activity for the first quarter of 2010. When I say this, I am comparing the current insertion order activity to the same period last year. We will be closing 2009 roughly 32% below 2008 in revenues (far better than any other tech media company), which forced us to reduce our expenses for the same period by around 40%. Last fall, while the world was falling apart, we were preparing for a 40%-45% drop in advertising revenues for 2009. We did better than our worst projections. Cloud Computing Expo Photo Album Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East to Attract More Than 5,000 Delegates in New York City 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo: Call for Papers Is Open When we... (more)

Mono brings .NET to Linux

Mono 2.0 came out yesterday, and with it brought C# 3.0, Visual Basic 8 and increased .NET compatibility to Linux and Mac OS X. ... (more)

Microsoft's Virtualization Chief to Keynote SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Mike Neil, General Manager of Microsoft's Virtualization Strategy, will deliver the opening keynote at SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmont Hotel at the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. Mike Neil's keynote is entitled: "Virtualization Futures, from the Desktop to the Datacenter." About the Speaker: Mike Neil is general manager for virtualization strategy in the Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corp in Redmond, Wash. Mike is focused on the delivery of the Windows virtualization technology, including Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server and Virtual PC 2007. Mike also directs the technical enablement   Register for the Conference Today & Save!   of Microsoft’s broader vision for vir... (more)

Start 2009 off with free virtualization from Parallels

SlickDeals.net is reporting that Parallels is offering a free copy of their Parallels Workstation for Windows and Linux desktop virtualization... Read more at VMblog.com. ... (more)

Is Azure a Microsoft Data Centers-only Thing?

Microsoft's unreleased Azure cloud is not meant for private on-premises hosting, the company said. It's strictly a Microsoft data centers-only thing supposedly because some of the new Azure widgetry Microsoft invents is bound to turn up in Windows Server - from which Azure derives anyway - as well as System Center. However, according to Mary-Jo Foley, who published an e-mail exchange with Windows Server product management director Julius Sinkevicius, it looks like an application issue. Applications developed for Azure will run on Window Server, but not all Windows Server apps will run on Azure and those that do need a lot of tweaking first. ... (more)

Where Enterprise Architecture Meets Cloud Computing

Dave's presentation at the Open Group Cloud Computing Summit. You can find the slides at www.slideshare.net/linthicum. ... (more)

Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development

I hope my latest book "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" which should be available in a couple of days appeals to the readers as much as my two other books on Microsoft BI. This book covers most of the changes that took place between the CTP and the updates in October 2010. Even as I am writing this post it must be undergoing more changes,a fact that may take away the shine from what is written in the past. Notwithstanding, the core ideas do not change; what changes perhaps are, a few more modified screens; a new UI; and some additional hooks. The more profound changes will be totally new elements that gets added to product with time and that is the time for yet another book. Some of the details of what you can learn copied from Packt Site is reproduced here: An easy to understand briefing on Microsoft Windows Azure Platform Services Connect t... (more)

Microsoft Exchange Monitoring

This is the second article in a series about Exchange Server that follows up on the article monitoring Exchange Server with Monitis. In the previous post we discussed the Exchange Message and Service Counters. In this article we’ll go over the Memory and Network Monitoring metrics. Memory monitoring You can use Event Viewer and Performance Logs and Alerts to monitor for virtual memory problems on an Exchange Server. For example, Event 9582 appears as a warning event in the application log when the largest free block of virtual memory decreases to 32 MB. If you see this warning, you should restart the Exchange store process at the next opportunity. If the largest block decreases to 16 MB, Event 9582 appears again as an error event, indicating that the server might fail soon, and that you should restart the server at the earliest opportunity. Failure to act on these eve... (more)

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Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to advisory roles at startups. He has worked extensively on monetization, SAAS, IoT, ecosystems, partnerships and accelerating growth in new business initiatives.
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments that frequently get lost in the hype. The panel will discuss their perspective on what they see as they key challenges and/or impediments to adoption, and how they see those issues could be resolved or mitigated.
Lori MacVittie is a subject matter expert on emerging technology responsible for outbound evangelism across F5's entire product suite. MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations, in addition to network and systems administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine where she evaluated and tested application-focused technologies including app security and encryption-related solutions. She holds a B.S. in Information and Computing Science from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University, and is an O'Reilly author.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Nutanix has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO New York, which will take place November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform blends web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge server, storage, virtualization and networking into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed by some of the world's largest financial institutions. The company develops and applies innovative machine-learning technologies to big data to predict financial, economic, and world events. The team is a group of passionate technologists, mathematicians, data scientists and programmers in Silicon Valley with over 100 patents to their names. Big Data Federation was incorporated in 2015 and is ...