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A strong declaration from a historically antagonist foe should put chills in the hearts of Americans preparing themselves for the world ahead: Russian President Vladimir Putin says the nation that leads in AI will be the ruler of the world [1]” … The ruler of the world! From the article (with some modification to avoid political landmines), we get the following: “The development of artificial intelligence has increasingly become a national security concern in recent years. It is China and the US (not Russia), which are seen as the two frontrunners, with China recently announcing its ambition to become the global leader in AI research by 2030. Many analysts warn that America is in danger of falling behind, especially as the [current US] administration prepares to cut funding for basic science and technology research.” Elon Musk, one of America’s foremost technology... (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)

Nutanix “Platinum Sponsor” of @CloudExpo NY & Silicon Valley | #AI #DevOps

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud for DevOps DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore the ways that Nutanix technologies empower teams to react faster than ever before and connect teams in ways that were either too complex or simply impossible with traditional infrastructures Speaker Bio Chris Brown is a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix. He has 6 years of IT experience, with the majority of that time being spent in tec... (more)

AJAX Seminar Speaker Line-Up Announced, New Dates Added

MONTVALE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/15/06 -- SYS-CON Events (www.events.sys-con.com) announced today the speaker line-up for the upcoming "Real-World AJAX" (www.ajaxseminar.com) one-day seminars, added new venues; April 24, 2006 San Jose, CA; June 5-6, 2006, New York City; and October 2-3, 2006, Santa Clara, CA. SYS-CON will announce four more dates in March for Toronto, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas. The March 13, New York, and April 24, San Jose events are exclusively sponsored by the world's leading AJAX technology providers: Adobe, telerik, Backbase, Tibco/Perficient, and Microsoft. The sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming seminars will be made available on March 13, 2006 during the New York City event. Distinguished faculty of the "Real-World AJAX" East and West Coast seminars includes the following technology leaders and well-known present... (more)

AJAX Powers Interactive Marketing ASP

Interactice marketing service provider Responsewave has announced the release of the market's first Marketing ASP (Application Service Provider) platform developed in Ruby on Rails.The new WaveONE platform allows marketers to perform interactive campaigns in a true multi-channel marketing environment, integrating online, offline and wireless communications channels. The newly launched marketing ASP platform was initially developed in a J2EE environment using Hibernate and Spring and reengineered in Ruby for on Rails over the last monthsyear. Before the reengineering project beganwas initialized, several technologies and frameworks were evaluated. "Over the last few years, we have experienced increasing client requests for custom functionality and changes enhancements inin our ASP platform to address a constantly changing online consumer behavior. In a J2EE environment... (more)

Cenzic Boosts Security Through AJAX

Cenzic now offers full support for testing Web applications built using AJAX. Available immediately, AJAX support in Cenzic Hailstorm and ClickToSecure enables customers to take advantage of this emerging application development technique to develop smoother, more responsive and intuitive applications without the associated vulnerabilities which have left AJAX-based applications increasingly susceptible to security threats. "AJAX creates rich internet applications that can be leveraged for tasks across the board, such as updating and deleting records or returning simple search queries. This notion of the Web as a software platform provides an inviting, seemingly limitless medium which is already being leveraged by industry leaders such as Google and Microsoft," said Mandeep Khera, vice president of marketing for Cenzic. "However, AJAX-style applications present new ... (more)

Latest AJAX Framework - Protowidget

"Please note that this is just a preview," warns Terry Laurenzo in a blog post about a new Ajax framework called Protowidget. "We’re calling it Protowidget because it uses Prototype and does things with widgets. And yes, we know it’s 2006 and this is something like the 800th Ajax framework released this year. We think this one is new and different, though (of course, every parent thinks their baby is beautiful). It is being created out of real needs while building applications for customers and is helping us create better stuff." Protowidget promises to address issues such as "ID-madness," non-standard UI construction, the lack of a client-side model, and "separating form from function...the holy grail," Laurenzo writes. "In the end, we really liked the simplicity of Prototype, the widgets/templates from Dojo and the event-based property binding support fr... (more)

AJAX Site MatchActivity.com Launched

MatchActivity headquartered in Los Angeles, has announced the launching of a new interactive social activities site. The site combines activity postings by members, with online auction time deadlines (www.matchactivity.com). MatchActivity founder, Yoni Avital, created the concept of the site with the idea that activities speak louder than words, and instead of reading profiles about what people say they are, people post activities of what they would like to do. MatchActivity serves as a unique invitational tool to help people get out and meet in person rather than spending time browsing through profiles on internet sites and sending winks. MatchActivity lets its members immediately plan an activity, set the time and place and find likeminded people with similar interests. The activities that members post are time sensitive and create the feel of an auction deadline. ... (more)

GeoSpatial Releases Courses on AJAX

GeoSpatial Training Services LLC, a provider of virtual and instructor led GIS training courses, has announced the upcoming release of new "short course" virtual training courses including "Geocoding with Google Maps" and "Reading Databases and XML Files in Google Maps”. Each of these short courses is designed to provide educational content specific to a narrowly focused topic of interest. The course delivery method allows participants to view audio and visual lectures in a Flash movie format from the convenience of their home or office. "Geocoding with Google Maps" provides a timely overview of the recently released geocoding capabilities built into the Google Maps API. In this short course participants will learn some fundamental geocoding concepts and how they are applied by the Google Maps API in the form of the GClientGeocoder object. In addition, they will... (more)

AJAX Company JackBe Names Bob Bianchi VP of Sales

JackBe, the leading provider of enterprise solutions that integrate SOA and Ajax to deliver the next generation of rich Internet applications, announced Bob Bianchi has joined the company as vice president of sales. Bianchi, formerly an executive in sales and alliances at Novell, will report to president and CEO Luis Derechin and lead the worldwide sales expansion of JackBe.  "Companies around the world are seeking to leverage their investments in service-oriented architecture (SOA) with enterprise Web 2.0 technologies that enable new business and application models like Software as a Service (SaaS), enterprise mashups, and browser-based deployment of applications," said Derechin. "Bob Bianchi's enthusiasm, creativity and experience in driving sales and alliances will be critical to maintaining JackBe's dominance in this emerging market and addressing the fast-growi... (more)

Vertex Logic Announces AJAXProject

Vertex Logic announced the availability of AJAXProject 1.0 beta, a next generation project management application built using Web 2.0 technologies. AJAXProject improves team collaboration by sharing a number of project plans through browsers. AJAXProject is a packaged application that is installed on the server machine. Team members access it by simply pointing their browsers to the server. Vertex Logic’s VP of Product, Mohan Late said, “The conventional desktop applications have failed in delivering visibility into project plans and facilitate true collaboration. They require installation on each machine and do not let users update project plans in shared mode. As a result, the project plans are typically ignored by the team members. By making it simple to access, allowing simultaneous updates and retaining desktop applications’ usability, a team ... (more)

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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 multi-faceted approach of strategy and enterprise business development. Andrew graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and University of Auckland with degrees in economics and international finance.
The revocation of Safe Harbor has radically affected data sovereignty strategy in the cloud. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Jeff Miller, Product Management at Cavirin Systems, discussed how to assess these changes across your own cloud strategy, and how you can mitigate risks previously covered under the agreement.
Digital Initiatives create new ways of conducting business, which drive the need for increasingly advanced security and regulatory compliance challenges with exponentially more damaging consequences. In the BMC and Forbes Insights Survey in 2016, 97% of executives said they expect a rise in data breach attempts in the next 12 months. Sixty percent said operations and security teams have only a general understanding of each other’s requirements, resulting in a “SecOps gap” leaving organizations unable to mobilize to protect themselves. The result: many enterprises face unnecessary risks to data loss and production downtime.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and Big Data teams at Autodesk. He is a contributing author of book on Azure and Big Data published by SAMS.
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, discussed how data centers of the future will be managed, how the public cloud best suits your organization, and what the future holds for operations and infrastructure engineers in a post-container world. Is a serverless world inevitable?