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Click here to follow ▸@WebRTCSummit SYS-CON Events announced today that the "First International WebRTC Summit" (@WebRTCSummit) will take place Nov 6-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that aims to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins. Its mission is "To enable rich, high quality, RTC applications to be developed in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5." Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h WebRTC Journal ▸Home A survey by TokBox found that the WebRTC adoption rate among small organizations is growing quickly where over 25% of developers say it is important for their work. Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h ... (more)

The Next Chapter in the Virtualization Story Begins

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! Cloud Computing Journal recently caught up with Pete Malcolm, CEO of cloud management innovators Abiquo - a major new player in the fast-emerging Cloud ecosystem and Platinum Plus Sponsor of 6th Cloud Expo being held in Prague, the Czech Republic, 21-22 June 2010. Malcolm is keynoting at the event. His theme will be "An Open Cloud Ecosystem - the Gathering Storm." Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Abiquo was also Platinum Plus Sponsor of the 5th International Cloud Expo held April 19-21, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City Cloud Computing Journal: How would you define the difference between Private clouds and Public Clouds, and why is the distinction so important in the context of Cloud Computing? Pete Malcolm: Actually, I think people get rather too hun... (more)

Q&A: Does the U.S. government have an open-source security plan?

(LinuxWorld) — Is there room for open source in the U.S. government's forthcoming cybersecurity plan? A recent draft of the plan, which will eventually outline the government's computer-security strategy, mentioned open-source software only once. But in the last few months, Congressman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) has been lobbying to have the plan explicitly reject the use of the GPL, and he has circulated a letter around Washington calling for the authors of the plan to do just that on the grounds that the GPL license is bad for computer security. LinuxWorld recently caught up with Marc Sachs, Director for Communication Infrastructure Protection at the White House Cyberspace Security Office, to ask what he thought of this argument and to get a better sense of what his team sees as the role of open-source software in government. Sachs is no neophyte when it comes to ... (more)

Tatung Enters UK Server Market

Tatung is going to try to carve off a piece of the UK server market for the first time. The Taiwan-based company has set up an operation in Swindon called Tatung Server Ltd that will sell a range of PC, storage and blade servers made in the Netherlands, aiming to capture 10% of the local market at the expense of IBM and Dell. It's promising "highly competitive" pricing. It'll start with blade servers that can stuff 200 CPUs in a cabinet, followed by PC servers and SAN servers, hoping to make the whole portfolio available by the end of the year. It's after corporate accounts and will go through the channel. It's signed up distributor Microtronica Ltd and expects to have two other distributors signed this year. ... (more)

Commercial Add Ons to Open Source Software: aheadWorks and Magento

Here’s an open source business model that’s creeping up on us:  Selling add-ons to open source  software.    For under $100, you can buy predesigned themes, reports, and feature enhancements for a number of open source projects, including WordPress, Joomla!, and Magento.   Is there a viable business here? To find out, I recently chatted with Eugene Popovsky, one of the owners of aheadWorks, which makes several of the most popular Magento add-ons. Here’s what he told me: What made you decide to create these add-on modules for Magento? We have a great experience in ecommerce as we’ve have been working ecommerce systems since 2003. One year ago, we decided to extend our business with one more ecommerce system and considered Magento mainly because of three advantages: modern, free and very promising. What are the technical strengths and weaknesses in Magento for developer... (more)

Eucalyptus, CloudStack, OpenStack & OpenNebula: A Tale of Two Cloud Models

Over the last five years, since the release of the first open-source version of OpenNebula in March 2008, we have been involved in many presentations, discussions and meetings where people wanted to know how OpenNebula compares with the rest of open-source Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs), mostly with Eucalyptus and OpenStack. The most common understanding is that all CMPs are competing in the same market, trying to fill the same gap. Consequently, people jump to the wrong conclusion that after years of a fierce competition, there will only be one winner, a single open-source CMP in the market. However, as discussed by Joe Brockmeier in his post "It's Not Highlander, There Can Be More Than One Open Source Cloud", there is room in the market for several open-source CMPs that, addressing different cloud niches, will fit together into a broad open cloud ecosystem. W... (more)

Red Hat Summit 2013 Call for Papers Now Open

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the call for papers is now open for the ninth-annual Red Hat Summit, to be held June 10-14, 2013 in Boston. With this, Red Hat invites its partners, customers, collaborators and community members to participate in the industry’s premier open source event. Red Hat Summit 2013 will connect technology experts from around the world in a five-day event focused on driving technology innovation and business success. These connections will enable attendees to get the most out of their current deployments, to explore new offerings, models and methodologies and to learn about emerging technology innovations and trends. The comprehensive agenda will include visionary keynotes along with a range of technical and business sessions, hands-on training and labs, demos, customer an... (more)

Concurrent to Report Fiscal 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results on January 29, 2013

ATLANTA, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in video and media data solutions, will announce its fiscal 2013 second quarter financial results on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, immediately following the closing of regular stock market trading hours.  Concurrent management will host a conference call that same day at 4:30 pm ET to review the results and answer analyst questions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110317/CL67141LOGO ) To participate on the conference call, please dial the following: For U.S. participants: 1-800-230-1093   Password:  130129 For International participants:     612-288-0337  Password:  130129 The conference call will be available to interested parties through a live audio Internet broadcast on the Investor Relations section of Concurrent's website.  For those who are unable to listen to the liv... (more)

The NCHERM Group Model Code Project Introduces Developmental Framework For Code of Student Conduct

MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Developmental Framework for A Code of Student Conduct:  The NCHERM Group Model Code Project was borne from the fact that previous model codes had contributed immensely to the progress of the field of student conduct.  Campus conduct systems would not have evolved as effectively as they have without models to show the way. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130924/PH84828 ) This model code is intended to help shape the future evolution of the field because model codes have become the primary conduit for doing so.  But, this work rests on the foundations laid by Gary Pavela, Ed Stoner and John Wesley Lowery, and the work their model codes began. The following were the manifold guiding precepts to craft a model: That stemmed the tide of legalistic codes by putting the developmental voice first, while still quietly h... (more)

IEEE Intercloud Testbed Project Announces Founding Members

Today IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, introduced the founding members of the IEEE Intercloud Testbed project. The IEEE Intercloud Testbed is developing cloud-to-cloud interoperability and federation capabilities to enable cloud services to become as ubiquitous and as mainstream as the Internet. Results from the project will also assist in the development of the forthcoming IEEE P2302™ Standard for Intercloud Interoperability and Federation, which is developing standard methodologies for cloud-to-cloud interworking. The IEEE Intercloud Testbed’s founding members include 21 cloud and network service providers, cloud-enabling companies, and academic and industry research institutions from the United States, the Asia-Pacific region, and Europe. The members have volunteered to provide their own cloud implementations... (more)

Elsevier and Kitware Bring 3D Visualization Tools and Techniques to ScienceDirect

AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ScienceDirect offers ability to view 3D datasets next to the published online articles   Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and Kitware, a worldwide leader in developing advanced visualization technologies, today announced that Elsevier journals offer the opportunity to upload 3D datasets when submitting a paper for publication. This way, once published, readers can interactively explore 3D datasets next to the online article on ScienceDirect. 3D visualization is important for understanding complex structures, dynamic simulations, and discoveries in various scientific disciplines such as molecular biology, astrophysics, medical imaging and engineering. However, in the course of publishing research papers traditionally, 3D models and data have to be co... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
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...
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management models. The results are more diverse and federated computing models than any time in our history.
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...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...