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Read Sun's Take on "Open AJAX"– Tim Bray Speaks Out IBM is leading, but apparently not controlling, a bold initiative known as "Open AJAX" that brings this open-source application development approach to the forefront of the worldwide i-technology industry. The Open AJAX initiative does not have a centralized structure or website, but is rather an idea that is being formally backed by BEA, Borland, the Dojo Foundation, the Eclipse Foundation, Laszlo Systems, Mozilla Corporation, Novell, Openwave Systems, Oracle, Red Hat, Yahoo, Zend and Zimbra. A spokesperson for one of the major backers said that Google will also be backing this initiative. Exclusive SYS-CON.TV Interviews on "Open AJAX" Announcement IBM's David Boloker Announcing Open AJAX Oracle Exec Ted Farrell Outlines Oracle Open AJAX Strategy Sun's Dan Roberts Discusses Java Studio Creator 2, Open AJAX Laszlo S... (more)

AJAX-Based Applications & Cloud Computing

Ian Lumb's Blog I recently introduced the concept of Synced-Data Applications (SDAs). SDAs, summarized in the following figure, owe their existence to the convergence of the cloud and the desktop/handheld. At the Search Engine Strategies Conference in August 2006, in an informal conversation, Google CEO Eric Schmidt (pictured) stated: What’s interesting [now] is that there is an emergent new model, and you all are here because you are part of that new model. I don’t think people have really understood how big this opportunity really is. It starts with the premise that the data services and architecture should be on servers. We call it cloud computing – they should be in a “cloud” somewhere. And that if you have the right kind of browser or the right kind of access, it doesn’t matter whether you have a PC or a Mac or a mobile phone or a BlackBerry or what have you – o... (more)

My talks on Flex, JavaFX and a $300 coupon

During the next three months I’ll be making a number of technical presentations for Flex and Java developers. These are the confirmed events:1.    New York Flex User’s Group, February 19, Flex design patterns, details shoul ... (more)

The Business Aspects of Cloud: Let's Get Started

This guest post comes courtesy of Christian Verstraete, Chief Technologist, Cloud Strategy for HP. By Christian Verstraete I’ve spent the last several weeks addressing some of the business aspects of cloud and why/how companies move to the cloud. It’s time now to wrap this series up. The cloud discussions have been changing rapidly over the last months, focusing away from infrastructure to applications, services and industry requirements. Implementations in larger companies typically started with development & test activities within the IT department, while business teams used “shadow-IT” approaches to source services from external parties, potentially putting the enterprise at risk. [Disclosure: HP is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] The main reason is the perceived lack of responsiveness and agility of IT. As I pointed out, it is increasingly becoming clear t... (more)

SpaceClaim Announces New Engineering Software Release

CONCORD, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/17/09 -- SpaceClaim, provider of the world's fastest and most innovative 3D Direct Modeling software, today announced the fifth release of the company's engineering software, SpaceClaim 2009+. This new version of SpaceClaim is the first in the industry to support Windows 7 and Multi-Touch for 3D direct modeling. Other new 2009+ capabilities are aimed at driving ease of use in preparing models for simulation, and extending SpaceClaim's leadership in direct modeling for conceptual design. "This has been a remarkable year for SpaceClaim, as we have begun to see wider adoption in engineering organizations," said Chris Randles, SpaceClaim President and CEO. "Our rapid growth this year demonstrates that we are solving real, complex, and costly engineering challenges, such as accelerating the development of concept models, or speeding mod... (more)

StreamServe Sponsors University Student’s Participation in Antarctic Expedition

StreamServe, a leading provider of business communication solutions for document efficiency and customer experience management, announced its sponsorship of Polar Explorer Robert Swan’s recent 2041 Antarctic Expedition (March 5-18, 2010). Robert Swan and the 2041 team led an international team of corporate leaders, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, teachers and young people on a journey through the Antarctic Peninsula, visiting incredible locations and sharing insights and personal experiences of this unique continent along the way. StreamServe’s sponsorship fully paid for Imalka De Silva, a Sri Lankan university student, to participate in this expedition. During this expedition, De Silva experienced the precious Antarctic habitat first-hand and shared her experiences and new awareness for the necessity to protect the climate and environment on the 2041.org blog: ... (more)

Aberdeen Group Publishes Customer Experience and Service Management Research

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/24/13 -- Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of a new research report from Omer Minkara, Senior Research Analyst for its Contact Center & Customer Experience Management research practice. "Speech Analytics: Making Effective Use of Voice in a Multi-Channel World" examines how top performing contact centers optimize their voice-based (phone and IVR) customer interactions. The report examines the current and planned adoption trends of speech analytics tools, and outlines several strategies that help companies reap maximum rewards from their investment in this area. Findings show how speech analytics users decrease the number of customer complaints by 12.6% year-over-year while growing their top-line revenue by 9.3%. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, please visit: http://www.a... (more)

CSC Issues Research Report on Global Apps rEvolution

CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced the release of a 49-page research report on the global proliferation and escalating influence that tens of billions of applications are now having on personal lives, business operations and world economies. Entitled Apps rEvolution, the report explores the impact of apps on an astonishing array of consumer and business activities while simultaneously establishing a new model for how information systems will be built and used in the future, reinforcing the growing “apps economy.” According to the study, with apps being embedded into just about everything, the growing influence of mobility and cloud are yielding a dramatic change in how applications are designed and delivered and how work gets done as witnessed by the emergence of finder apps, check-in apps, tap-and-pay apps, etc. Lead author and CSC senior architectural specialist Dr. ... (more)

Best Fundamental Funds Hire World’s Top Special Situations Advisor, The Distressed Report

With investors overwhelmingly concerned about ‘what’ extra value the market can give in 2014, leading global event driven value funds are expecting to outperform the market next year through “a wave of pending special situations”, according to a recent survey by leading international equity research advisor, The Distressed Report (TDR). Real equity special situations are difficult to find. This is the reason so many well-known deep value funds are using their research budgets to get the highest quality research available from proven advisors like TDR. They generate 3-5 ideas per month exclusively for their subscription based clients, TDR have a significant track record of beating the market. “Right now, from all major sectors we have deep catalyst research on over 30 screened stocks. All names being both $2bn+ each, with good liquidity. All have value unrecognized b... (more)

Global e-Learning Market 2013 Report Featuring Adobe Systems, Articulate Global, Blackboard, Desire2Learn And Others

DUBLIN, Ireland, December 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nfvh9f/global_elearning) has announced the addition of the "Global e-Learning Market 2012-2016" report to their offering.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Global E-Learning Market To Grow At A CAGR Of 7.90 Percent Over The Period 2012-2016 The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA, and APAC regions; it also covers the Global e-Learning market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. Commenting on the report, an analyst from IT Services team said: ''Over the past few years, the transition to e-books has increased. E-reader devices, although not entirely appropriate for substituting textbooks, are rapidly being adopted by co... (more)

Adaptive Media (OTCQB: ADTM) CEO Qayed Shareef to Be Interviewed Live Today on Clear Channel Business Talk Radio -- Tuesday, April 22, 2014

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/14 -- Adaptive Medias, Inc. (OTCQB: ADTM), a leading Multi-channel audience and content monetization company, announced today that CEO Qayed Shareef will be interviewed live today by host Michael Yorba on Clear Channel Business Talk Radio's The Traders Network Show. In this exclusive two-segment interview, Mr. Shareef will talk about the key drivers behind Adaptive Media's growth as a leader in programmatic advertising across mobile, video and online display channels. He will also recap 2013 milestones, and touch on the company's 2014 outlook and objectives. We encourage shareholders, analysts, industry professionals and all interested parties to tune in and listen live via Clear Channel's nationally syndicated iHeart Radio stream. Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Start Time: 11:05am PDT | 12:05pm MDT | 2:05pm EDT (U.S.) Network: Cl... (more)

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Because Linkerd is a transparent proxy that runs alongside your application, there are no code changes required. It even comes with Prometheus to store the metrics for you and pre-built Grafana dashboards to show exactly what is important for your services - success rate, latency, and throughput. In this session, we'll explain what Linkerd provides for you, demo the installation of Linkerd on Kubernetes and debug a real world problem. We will also dig into what functionality you can build on top of the tools provided by Linkerd such as alerting and autoscaling.
DevOps is a world surrounded by information, starting from a single commit and ending in roll out to production. In this talk, I'll introduce you to the world of Taboola DevOps data collection, to better understand what goes on under the hood. The system we've developed in-house helps us collect and analyse the entire DevOps process from the very first commit all the way to production. It provides us a full clear view with a drill-down toolset that helps keep us away from the dark side. Our KPI's moved from being abstracted ideas to data driven goals, which we can measure and act upon. We're living in a data driven world when all business components are based on our clients action and reaction, why not doing the same thing within our DevOps eco-system?
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, will discuss how to use Kubernetes to setup a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. His expertise is in automating deployment, management, and problem resolution in these environments, allowing his teams to run large transactional applications with high availability and the speed the consumer demands.
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