Smart watches, which pioneered the wearable technology sector, earned
collective revenue of US$700 million in 2013 with the sale of 3.1 million
units. The sheer magnanimity of these watches can be inferred from quick sale
they made and acceptance they received. Smart watches are nothing but
wearable computing devices that a user wears for its functional capabilities
supported by a matching smartphone. These watches are designed either to
function on their own or match the functions of a smartphone such as
accessing the internet, messaging, and using mobile apps through smart
watches, making calls, accessing applications pertaining to music, health,
and weather, and providing navigational help.
In the recent years the inception of newer technologies such as smart watches
has taken the quantity of content to greater heights. These projections of
smartphones on the us... (more)
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Enthusiasm for the Internet of Things has reached an all-time high. In 2013
alone, venture capitalists spent more than $1 billion dollars investing in
the IoT space. With "smart" appliances and devices, IoT covers wearable smart
devices, cloud services to hardware companies. Nest, a Google company,
detects temperatures inside homes and automatically adjusts it by tracking
its user's habit. These technologies are quickly developing and with it come
challenges such as bridging infrastructure gaps, abiding by privacy concerns
and making the concept a re... (more)
Appcore deploys cloud for service providers based on the Apache Cloud set. In
this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Nate Gordon, Director of Technology at Appcore,
shows their new product that's coming out in January - Appcore Atlas, which
is focused on deploying private clouds based on CloudStack in 15 minutes or
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What are the benefits of using an enterprise-grade orchestration platform?
In their session at 15th Cloud Expo, Nate Gordon, Director of Technology at
Appcore, and Kedar Poduri, Senior Director of Product Management at Citrix
Systems, took ... (more)
"For the last 4 years we have been working mainly to export. For the last 3
or 4 years the main market was Russia. In the past year we have been working
to expand our footprint in Europe and the United States," explained Andris
Gailitis, CEO of DEAC, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov
4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
European data center operator DEAC is the largest in the Baltics. The
activities are orientated to provide data center services and IT outsourcing
on Eurasia and America scale in order to create the primary or bac... (more)
A Radically Different, Cloud-Centric Development Model for Mixed Teams
Between the compelling mockups and specs produced by your analysts and
designers, and the resulting application built by your developers, there is a
gulf where projects fail, costs spiral out of control, and applications fall
short of requirements.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at
Isomorphic Software, will present a new approach where business and
development users collaborate - each using tools appropriate to their goals
and expertise - to build mockups and enhance... (more)
Monetize This! Customers in the Age of Internet of Things - From Devices to
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The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data
collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at
@ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be
effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models
capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers
will need to convince a skeptical public to participate.
Get ready to s... (more)
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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Entuity®, a provider of enterprise-class network management solutions, today announced that it solidifies its position as a market leader through global enterprise customer acquisitions and a refined channel strategy. In 2014, Entuity increased new license revenues in EMEA by over 75 percent, and LATAM by over 125 percent as customers embraced Entuity for its highly automated solution and unified architecture. Entuity’s refined channel strategy focuses on even deeper strategic alignment with ke...
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The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
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We are all here because we are sold on the transformative promise of The Cloud. But what good is all of this ephemeral, on-demand infrastructure if your usage doesn't actually improve the agility and speed of your business? How must Operations adapt in order to avoid stifling your Cloud initiative?
In his session at DevOps Summit, Damon Edwards, co-founder and managing partner of the DTO Solutions, will highlight the successful organizational, process, and tooling patterns of high-performing c...
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Technology is enabling a new approach to collecting and using data. This approach, commonly referred to as the "Internet of Things" (IoT), enables businesses to use real-time data from all sorts of things including machines, devices and sensors to make better decisions, improve customer service, and lower the risk in the creation of new revenue opportunities.
In his General Session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Dave Wagstaff, Vice President and Chief Architect at BSQUARE Corporation, discuss the ...
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“We help people build clusters, in the classical sense of the cluster. We help people put a full stack on top of every single one of those machines. We do the full bare metal install," explained Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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At 15th Cloud Expo, Shrikant Pattathil, Executive Vice President at Harbinger Systems, demos a video delivery platform that helps you do interactive videos. He discusses how Harbinger is accomplishing it in the cloud world, the problems they faced and the choices they made to get around these problems.
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"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Feb. 1, 2015 02:30 PM EST Reads: 2,814
CloudBees, Inc., has announced a $23.5 million financing round, led by longtime CloudBees investor Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors Matrix Partners, Verizon Ventures and Blue Cloud Ventures also participated in the round.
The latest funding announcement follows earlier rounds of $4 million, $10.5 million and $10.8 million, bringing the total investment in CloudBees to just under $50 million since the company’s inception in 2010. Previous venture investment rounds were led by Ma...
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In this Women in Technology Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing at Verizon Enterprise, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO at MetraTech; Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance Strategy Leader at Cisco Systems; Seema Jethani, Director of Product Management at Basho Technologies; Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell Inc.; Anne Hungate, Senior Director of Software Quality at DIRECTV, discussed what path they took to find their spot within the tec...
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The cloud is becoming the de-facto way for enterprises to leverage common infrastructure while innovating and one of the biggest obstacles facing public cloud computing is security. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jeff Aliber, a global marketing executive at Verizon, discussed how the best place for web security is in the cloud. Benefits include:
Functions as the first layer of defense
Easy operation –CNAME change
Implement an integrated solution
Best architecture for addressing network-l...
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DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals.
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
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Today, IT is not just a cost center. IT is an enabler and driver of business. With the emergence of the hybrid cloud paradigm, IT now has increasingly more capabilities to create new strategic opportunities for a business. Hybrid cloud allows an organization to utilize multi-tenant public clouds, dedicated private clouds, bare metal hosting, and the associated support and services for the right use cases through an on-demand, XaaS model. This model of IT creates tremendous opportunities for busi...
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Cloud computing started a technology revolution; now DevOps is driving that revolution forward. By enabling new approaches to service delivery, cloud and DevOps together are delivering even greater speed, agility, and efficiency. No wonder leading innovators are adopting DevOps and cloud together!
In his session at DevOps Summit, Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, explored the synergies in these two approaches, with practical tips, techniques, research data, wa...
Feb. 1, 2015 01:00 PM EST Reads: 3,325
Software AG and Wipro Ltd. have announced a joint solution platform for streaming analytics that provides real-time actionable intelligence for the Internet of Things (IoT) market.
“The key to successfully addressing the IoT market is the ability to rapidly build and evolve apps that tap into, analyze and make smart decisions on fast, big data”, said John Bates, Global Head of Industry Solutions and CMO, Software AG.
To address the huge market potential created by streaming analytics in conj...
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Appcore deploys cloud for service providers based on the Apache Cloud set. In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, Nate Gordon, Director of Technology at Appcore, shows their new product that's coming out in January - Appcore Atlas, which is focused on deploying private clouds based on CloudStack in 15 minutes or less.
Our upcoming June 9-11, 2015, event in New York City will present a total of 10 simultaneous tracks (the largest conference content in the world) by an all-star faculty, over three days...
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Amazon, Google and Facebook are household names in part because of their mastery of Big Data. But what about organizations without billions of dollars to spend on Big Data tools - how can they extract value from their data?
In his session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Ali Ghodsi, Co-Founder and Head of Engineering at Databricks, discussed how the zero management cost and scalability of the cloud is addressing the challenges and pain points that data engineers face when working with Big Data. He also s...
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The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate.
The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads.
Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, ...
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IBM has announced a new strategic technology services agreement with Anthem, Inc., a health benefits company in the U.S. IBM has been selected to provide operational services for Anthem's mainframe and data center server and storage infrastructure for the next five years. Among the benefits of the relationship, Anthem has the ability to leverage IBM Cloud solutions that will help increase the ease, availability and speed of adding infrastructure to support new business requirements.
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The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...
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