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10th International Cloud Expo, held on June 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. We invite you to enjoy our photo album of the show - we'll be adding new images all week. ... (more)

Oracle Offers the EC a Deal: NY Post

Mergers & Acquisitions on Ulitzer Oracle has offered to cordon off MySQL inside a combined Oracle-Sun to get the European Commission to approve its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun ahead of a hearing set for next Thursday, according to the New York Post The paper, quoting two unidentified sources, describes the vague Oracle proposal as a “separate entity” that would put a “firewall” between MySQL and the rest of Oracle and says it could involve a separate board. Oracle has previously vowed to get the Sun acquisition, which has been dragging on since April at great cost to Sun, cleared by the EC regulators without any conditions. A person described as familiar with the situation told the paper the only reason Oracle CEO Larry Ellison blinked is that “it is the only way to get the deal done.” Underscoring the fact that the report is unconfirmed, Florian Mueller, the sp... (more)

Open Source for Windows Growing

Interesting tidbit from the folks at Geeknet (They are the owners of  SourceForge, Slashdot and Ohloh). OSS projects hosted on SourceForge are increasingly becoming more platform agnostic. Since early 2005, the percentage of projects that are platform agnostic has increased from approximately 50 percent to nearly 70 percent as of Q3 2009. Here are some of the numbers: Amount of OSS Windows compatible projects has grown from 72 percent in 2005 to 82 percent in 2009. (This is approximately 350,000 of the total 433,000 OSS projects) Windows is the only operating system compatible with the top 10 all-time most downloaded projects on SourceForge 23 of the top 25 projects run on Windows and 14 of them run only on Windows Related Articles Geeknet at OSBC 2010 (port25.technet.com) Technorati Tags: Geeknet, Microsoft Windows, Open Source, Operating system ... (more)

GridGain Closes $2.5 Million Series A Funding

GridGain Closes $2.5 Million Series A Funding to Accelerate Innovation in Real Time Big Data Processing Innovative Cloud-Based Software Middleware Provider Receives Financing Led by RTP Ventures Foster City, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 — GridGain, the leader in high performance cloud computing and real time big data processing, today announced that it has closed a $2.5 million Series A round of financing led by RTP Ventures. The company will use the new funding to accelerate growth, continue innovation in real time big data processing, and expand its global market share. News Facts GridGain is used by leading Fortune 500 companies including Sony, Apple, McGrawHill, Avis, TomTom, Markit, Daiwa, Thomson Reuters, and others across the finance, retail, Web 2.0 and telecom markets More than 500 businesses use GridGain’s software on a daily basis to address the scalab... (more)

MobileMonday Toronto Co-Founder Launches Seven Canadian Tech Startup Portals

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/05/12 -- Attention: Business and Technology Editors MobileMonday Toronto, Canada's Leading Mobile Industry Networking Association is home to a vibrant Canadian mobile industry ecosystem and host to a myriad of established and emerging mobile tech startups. For the past six years, the not-for-profit Association has hosted monthly industry events on various topics like Canadian Telecom Innovation, Women in Wireless, Developer Programs (from RIM, Nokia and Windows Mobile), Telecom Industry Summits (with Wind Mobile, Mobilicity, Rogers) Analyst Panels (with Frost Sullivan, IDC Canada), Venture Capital Pitch Summits, Mobile Commerce Panels (with Admeris Mobile Inc.), Mobile Media Programs (with CBC and Transcontinental) and even hosted a Mobile Marketing Awards event with noted leaders like Addictive Mobility. Since inception, the ... (more)

CentriLogic Revamps International IaaS Cloud Offering

TORONTO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/13 -- CentriLogic, a trusted provider of international hybrid hosting and data center solutions, today announced its enhanced International multi-zone Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Cloud offering. The improved cloud service provides organizations with elastic and on-demand computing infrastructure featuring multiple cross-border availability zones provisioned from CentriLogic's owned and operated data centers in Canada and the United States. The new cloud offering is an evolution of CentriLogic's Canadian-based distributed cloud computing service that was launched in early 2010. CentriLogic's new International IaaS cloud will support organizations with enterprise-class workloads while also addressing cross-border regulatory and compliance concerns arising from legislation including PIPEDA and the US Patriot Act. CentriLogic p... (more)

Virtual Bridges Names Mike LaPeters as Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Virtual Bridges, Inc. today announced the appointment of Mike LaPeters as vice president of worldwide sales, to drive the expansion of the company’s direct and channel efforts into new markets worldwide. LaPeters brings 16 years of experience in building and leading sales organizations and channels for storage and infrastructure software products, most recently as vice president of worldwide sales for VeloBit, an SSD caching and VDI storage optimization provider. Prior to VeloBit, he was vice president of North American sales for AVG Technologies, with overall responsibility for the company’s SMB business. LaPeters joined AVG from CA Technologies, where he was vice president of channels and drove $75M in annual recovery management revenue through a channel of 3,300 VARs. He also served as vice president of worldwide sales and services for Core Security and vice pre... (more)

After Ubuntu, Windows Looks Increasingly Bad, Increasingly Archaic, Increasingly Unfriendly

My recent switch to a single-boot Ubuntu setup on my Thinkpad T60 simply floors me on a regular basis. Most recently it's had to do with the experience of maintaining the software. Fresh from a very long Windows 2000 experience and a four-month Windows XP experience along with a long-time Linux sys admin role puts me in a great position to assess Ubuntu. Three prior attempts over the years at using Linux as my daily desktop OS had me primed for failure. Well, Ubuntu takes Linux where I've long hoped it would go - easy to use, reliable, dependable, great applications too but more on that later. It has some elegance to it - bet you never heard that about a Linux desktop before. There are many night-and-day differences between Windows and Ubuntu and, for a guy that does 80% standard office tasks and the rest of the time I'm doing Linux admin tasks, it was nearly all i... (more)

SCO CEO Posts Open Letter to the Open Source Community

In an open letter to the OS community, Darl McBride writes: 'The most controversial issue in the information technology industry today is the ongoing battle over software copyrights and intellectual property. This battle is being fought largely between vendors who create and sell proprietary software, and the Open Source community. My company, the SCO Group, became a focus of this controversy when we filed a lawsuit against IBM alleging that SCO's proprietary Unix code has been illegally copied into the free Linux operating system...' Read the full letter here: The most controversial issue in the information technology industry today is the ongoing battle over software copyrights and intellectual property. This battle is being fought largely between vendors who create and sell proprietary software, and the Open Source community. My company, the SCO Group, became a ... (more)

Where Are RIA Technologies Headed in 2008?

I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because they can only give you answers." Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered. From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed. What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX? Eric Miraglia of Yahoo! 1.  (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the iPhone SDK vs using AJAX? 2.  How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to make it faster?  3.  When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for my rich web apps?  Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)

Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers Now Open

Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength. The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is fast approaching. Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested examples below). Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)

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Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
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...
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
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...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
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 t...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
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...