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The world's leading 'Internet of Things' event, @ThingsExpo has launched IoT Journal on the SYS-CON.com portal, featuring over 5,500 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. IoT Journal becomes the world's leading resource for the Internet of Things. SYS-CON Media CEO Carmen Gonzalez is founder and publisher of IoT Journal, and Roger Strukhoff, long-time SYS-CON editor and the conference chair of @ThingsExpo is the editor of the world's leading IoT resource. IoT Journal offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. For publishing opportunities at IoT Journal please contact Nancy Valentine at events(at)sys-con.com. Follow new article posts on Twitter at @ThingsExpo Register For @ThingsExpo FREE (before Friday) ▸ Here Conference Schedu... (more)

The Dark Art of Container Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit @Sysdig #DevOps #Microservices

The Dark Art of Container Monitoring Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult - let alone tracking network connections or malicious activity. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gianluca Borello, Sr. Software Engineer at Sysdig, will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including pros / cons and live demonstrations of each method. Special emphasis will be put on sysdig, an open source troubleshooting tool. Sysdig offers unprecedented container visibility without the need to break the "sanctity" of the container. Speaker Bio Gianluca Borello works at Sysdig, where he wears many hats. He's a core developer of the sysdig troubleshooting ... (more)

[video] #IoT Keynote: Are You Seeing DOTS? | @ThingsExpo #M2M #BigData

Are You Seeing DOTS? - Data Ownership and Transparent Surveillance View Keynote: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. View Keynote: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regulatory scrutiny and increasing consumer lack of trust in technology in general. View Keynote: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Peter Vanderminden, Principal Industry Analyst at... (more)

Tim Berners-Lee Knighted

London-born, Oxford-schooled Tim Berners-Lee has been dubbed a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire, for creating the World Wide Web. ... (more)

Fujitsu Picks InfiniCom

On the heels of IBM tying up with Topspin, the Infiniband switch house, InfiniCon Systems, another one of the surviving Infiniband start-ups, said that Fujitsu is using its InfinIQ switches in high-availability clusters. The IBM-Topspin relationship is deeper. IBM will both use and resell Topspin's switches. ... (more)

RTLinux Tests F-35 Fighter Engine

FSMLabs brags that Pratt & Whitney is using its RTLinuxPro hard RTOS to test the F135 engine for the US military's new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. FSMLabs says that on February 2, Pratt & Whitney ran the first production configuration engine at full power on a test stand controlled by RTLinuxPro. RTLinuxPro is also supposed to be the core component of systems used for developing and testing engine control embedded software for the F135. RTLinuxPro includes FSMLabs' RTCore Posix PS51 robust hard real-time kernel and an embedded Linux development system. RTCore uses a dual-kernel method to run Linux or BSD Unix as applications. The F-35 is scheduled for its first flight next year. ... (more)

Viruses Believed Connected

SCO said Monday that its sco.com Web site was back up. MyDoom Distributed Denial of Service attacks paralyzed the site since before the end of January and forced the company to use an alternate URL. Another version of the virus could easily knock its socks off again. Mi2g and Finnish antivirus house F-Secure say that the evidence now suggests that the same person or persons unleashed both MyDoom and that other recent hazard, the Bagle virus. The London-based risk expert thinks the same vandal or vandals were also responsible for last year's SoBig scourge. Mi2g suspects a "transnational criminal syndicate... dedicated to the colonization of home computers for spam purposes" is at work here. Its executive chairman DK Matai says, "This is definitely not the teenager-originated phenomenon that it is being made out to be" because of the juvenile taunts found inside the vir... (more)

CA's Misstated Revenues Now Top $2 Billion; Sales Chief Canned

Computer Associates has sacked the head of its worldwide sales operation, EVP Stephen Richards, the latest executive claimed by the investigation of the revenue-inflating scandal that has gripped the company for several years now and stripped CEO and chairman Sanjay Kumar of his titles last week. CA said Richards, believed to be the nameless "Executive 2" that the SEC identified in the indictment for conspiracy to commit securities fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice brought against CA's former VP of finance David Kaplan, resigned. The scandal has so far cost at least 16 senior managers their jobs, their reputations and possibly their freedom including the company's former CFO and general counsel. Many of them were reportedly asked to resign. CA's audit committee, which has so far spent $30 million doing its own investigation, now says that it has found that a to... (more)

OK, This is Hard to Imagine But Try to Think Really Cheap Windows

It seems we should be on the lookout for a Linux-engaging - not to say Linux-befuddling - HPC entry from Microsoft, based on the good ole Message Passing Interface (MPI) standard. How it's implemented is still a matter of speculation. ... (more)

Emu Software Open Sources Configuration Management Tool For Solaris OS

Emu Software announced the availability of their NetDirector Agent for Sun Solaris operating systems. In combination with NetDirector's broad support for Linux, the availability of Solaris support enables mixed Linux/Solaris shops to more securely and efficiently manage their environments. Once NetDirector users select the service (Apache, BIND, Samba, Sendmail, etc.) they wish to manage, they can then select any number of servers, running either Solaris or Linux, to affect the desired configuration change. With NetDirector, making a change to multiple servers running a diversity of operating systems is as easy as making a change to one server. Servers managed with NetDirector can be physical or virtual, remote or local.  NetDirector features the ability to schedule management events, rollback changes, enforce segregation of duties with role-based permissions and pro... (more)

OpenLogic Launches New Library Edition To Reduce Open Source Risks

OpenLogic announced OpenLogic Enterprise Library Edition, a solution that delivers enterprises a trusted and supported library of more than 200 open source packages. OpenLogic Library Edition contains more than 200 open source products that are pre-certified, maintained, supported and indemnified by OpenLogic. Using the library's extensibility features, organizations can add new open source, commercial and homegrown products to the library. "Enterprises are looking for ways to manage open source risk without limiting the significant value that they gain from open source solutions. Organizations are increasingly implementing open source policies that require commercial-grade support, indemnification and maintenance," said Steven Grandchamp, CEO of OpenLogic. "The OpenLogic Enterprise Library Edition reduces the risks of using open source software and provides all of th... (more)

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Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
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 ...
"MobiDev is a Ukraine-based software development company. We do mobile development, and we're specialists in that. But we do full stack software development for entrepreneurs, for emerging companies, and for enterprise ventures," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, discussed how they built...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...