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With January almost over now and conferences like Mobile World Congress and CTIA upon us, here is a thought: In the age of Mobile applications, will 2011 be the year of the Mobile Web apps In this article, we outline the reasons why it will be and welcome your comments. Some initial terminology, We refer to apps on specific technologies like iPhone, Android, Blackberry as native apps and we call apps using web technologies as ‘Web apps’ (more on this below) By Mobile Web, we also include widgets – not just browsing. By Web technologies, we mean w3c technologies but more importantly for our discussion, there are a set of emerging web technologies on the horizon such as – CSS2.1, CSS3, SVG Filters, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Theora, Native JSON, MathML, Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG), Cross-Site XMLHttpRequest, Microformats, Web Worker Threads (source Mozilla) Native ... (more)

Cloud Management Innovator Abiquo Announces Platinum Plus Sponsorship of Cloud Expo 2010 East

Abiquo Keynote at Cloud Expo "In re-launching as a U.S.-based commercial company, we recognize the high-value opportunity to have a platinum-level presence at the biggest and best Cloud computing event in the industry,” said Pete Malcolm (pictured), CEO of Cloud management innovators Abiquo, as Abiquo today announced that it is a Platinum Plus sponsor of the 5th International Cloud Computing Expo, April 19-21 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! “The Cloud Expo organizers have supported us very well, not least by helping us maintain our ‘stealth’ anonymity until today’s announcement," continued Malcolm. He added: "I can’t think of a better place to articulate our vision, including how we believe there is a need to move beyond the hype and to set out a clear roadmap of how Cloud comp... (more)

Application Performance Management Done Right

What is Application Performance Management (APM)? Like a lot of good questions, it depends on your business needs.  What is the goal of an ideal APM?  Does it mean 99.999% availability?  Perhaps it is a favorable overall end user experience when using the application but, as compared to what? My point is that Application Performance Management / Monitoring means different things to different businesses and it can even depend on the application involved. What is the Goal of APM “Begin with the goal in mind.” I wish I could take credit for that quote.  What is the goal of the APM? Have you listed out the objectives you hope to obtain from your APM strategy?  This approach will help your team ensure satisfaction with the final solution chosen.  Here are some examples. Minimum of 99.999% availability with lower Mean Time To Know (MTTK) and Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) Less ... (more)

Open-Source Security: Better Protection at a Lower Cost

At first glance, using open-source software for a firewall or other security application seems counterintuitive, even absurd. Why would a corporation use code that's available to anyone - hackers, cyber-terrorists, disgruntled employees - to protect their most vital information assets? Yet that's what's happening at places like Stanford University, EDS, and Los Alamos National Labs, to name but a few of the many organizations using open-source security software. What do these people know that the Wintel world doesn't? That, when properly implemented, open-source products are more affordable and more secure than closed proprietary systems. In other words, an open-source security suite can keep data safer while saving companies money. Let's examine these claims in more detail. Open Source Is More Affordable Open-source security suites cost far less than closed systems ... (more)

IBM Gets 30-Day Extension in SCO Case

Now that IBM has gotten the billion-dollar SCO suit against it moved from state to federal court in Utah - without any complaint from SCO - SCO's lawyer says he doesn't care what court hears the case - IBM has asked for a 30-day extension before it files its reply. SCO's not arguing about that either. The move will give IBM until April 20 to answer and since April 20 is Easter Sunday, one gathers the paperwork won't turn up in court until what used to be called Easter Monday. The latest unconfirmed buzz on the tactics IBM's law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore is adopting to deal with the suit filed by former Cravath partner David Boies is reportedly to get the thing out of Utah altogether - away from the Mormon old boys' club - and into federal court in New York, losing SCO's request for a jury trial somewhere along the way. Juries tend not to follow complicated prior... (more)

SCO Claims GPL Won't Survive

SCO CEO Darl McBride gave a speech this week at the enterprise-minded Computer Digital Expo being held next door to Comdex and prophesied that the GPL won't survive the way it is; that it has to be reworked to make it more pro-business. He also said the Linux won't be free - (guess he’ll see to that) - and that Unix-on-Intel will continue to drive mission-critical applications for the Fortune 1000 as well as small business. Oh yes, and SCO will prevail in its legal battle with IBM and Linux. ... (more)

Novell Spent $250m to Get $40m

The smart money at Prudential has noticed that Novell spent $250 million to buy SUSE and Ximian and acquire roughly $40 million in Linux revenues, or less than 5% of Novell's total revenue stream, to help it rejuvenate a billion-dollar revenue base that's been stagnate for the last five years. Pru says, "Integration and execution issues likely present formidable challenges." Still, the brokerage, which just initiated coverage of Novell, thinks Novell might significantly improve its financial prospects over the next two years from these two small but strategic moves. ... (more)

Dutch Court Gives Lindows a Pass

The Dutch court where Microsoft has had its way with Lindows - to the point of basically getting Lindows kicked out of the country - has said "enough." Although Lindows was forced to start doing business as Linspire and even changed the name of its operating system to Linspire because courts in Europe saw things Microsoft way about trademark infringement, it was still using the name Lindows in the fine print, which annoyed Microsoft. So Microsoft's lawyers asked a so-far-obliging Dutch court to order Lindows to destroy every vestige of the Lindows name, but the court reckoned differently and ruled that "Not every use of the business name Lindows infringes on the Windows trademark." It said Lindows' use of the name in such things as product documentation is in keeping with its standing order barring Lindows from using the name to sell its Linux operating system. ... (more)

Monitoring Applications in the Cloud

Cloud computing is a rather powerful tool that allows even the smallest of businesses to provide an enterprise class environment for web applications.  In a nutshell, the cloud is nothing more than the ability to rent computer services on demand from a 3rd party provider.  At MioWorks.com we use Amazon Web Services, but there are several other services out there for you to explore. Mastering the cloud takes a bit of work, a dash of experience and an openness to learn from others.  But once you do master it, the benefits are tremendous.  You’ll never have to order another server or rent a rack in a data center.  You’ll be able to fluidly control your environment by increasing and decreasing the services you need on the fly, saving time and money. This power, flexibility and potential demands that you pay attention to the details.  You must anticipate that the cloud... (more)

Maxworks To Exhibit at SOA World Conference & Expo, June 22-23, New York

SYS-CON Events announced today that Maxworks to exhibit at the upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East. The 15th International SOA World Conference will take place June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. Maxworks is a leading opensource SOA Solutions Provider. Maxworks combines Java,  opensource technologies, service oriented architecture (SOA) and Incremental delivery methods to produce solutions for its clients.The company's SOA solutions realize high value business synergies that run on license free Opensource middleware. Incremental delivery of SOA solutions reduces software development risks. Maxworks' SOA Road Map, Training, and Software Development services used in concert, can help clients overcome the overhead caused by SOA. 15th International SOA World Conference & Expo Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is actively enabling component reuse today and he... (more)

SugarCRM on Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform

SugarCRM today announced that it will offer its CRM applications on Windows Azure to enable its customers and value-added resellers to benefit from the real-time scalability, high availability and on-demand infrastructure of Microsoft Corp.'s cloud platform for web applications and services. "With Windows Azure, Microsoft has built a true cloud computing platform going well beyond the simple hosted infrastructure that most service providers offer today," said Larry Augustin, CEO of SugarCRM. "Windows Azure enables SugarCRM value-added resellers to create and deploy unique solutions for customers around the globe. This new service is another key component of the Sugar Open Cloud, the SugarCRM cloud strategy for delivering simple, affordable CRM anywhere based on customer need. Sugar on Windows Azure combines the most user-friendly CRM application on the market with a ... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
DSR is a supplier of project management, consultancy services and IT solutions that increase effectiveness of a company's operations in the production sector. The company combines in-depth knowledge of international companies with expert knowledge utilising IT tools that support manufacturing and distribution processes. DSR ensures optimization and integration of internal processes which is necessary for companies to grow rapidly. The rapid growth is possible thanks, to specialized services an...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...