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Is the term “Gamification” a buzzword or is it a real trend which will change the way things are sold … services are delivered? Is it a fad or is it fundamentally life altering trend? Is it something new or is it an old wine in a new bottle? If you are not familiar with the term the...
“There are back-office batch processes written in COBOL that work fine. And, there are apps written for client/server that will continue running great in a virtualized environment,” stated Troy Angrignon, Vice President, Sales & Partnering at Cloudscaling, in this exclusive Q&A with Cl...
Organizations have become accustomed to accepting the inherent risk associated with point-in-time security assessments. With the emergence of new compliance regulations and the increasing ability to easily change environments through virtualization, we are shifting to a standardized ap...
Citrix CloudPlatform, powered by Apache CloudStack, has been the platform of choice for more than 100 public and private production clouds. In his Lunchtime Focus Keynote at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Shannon Williams, VP Cloud Market Development at Citrix, will provide an in...
An eCommerce site that crashes seven times during the Christmas season being down for up to five hours each time it crashes is a site that loses a lot of money and reputation. It happened to one of our customers who told this story at our annual performance conference earlier this mont...
The Browser Agent now supports all major versions of Internet Explorer (IE6 - IE10) and Firefox (FF 3.6, FF 4-FF 16). This allows you to test your web sites across all the different browser versions your real end users are using to access your site. With the built-in screenshot capabil...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Objectivity, Inc., makers of InfiniteGraph, The Distributed Graph Database™, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. View demos of ...
Microsoft Thursday launched the biggest, most dramatic makeover of its operating system since Windows went graphical, perfuming the effort with a billion-dollar marketing budget. Windows 8 will be on the street Friday, October 26. It has to best the competition from the smartphones an...
Private equity houses KKR, TPG Capital or Bain Capital Partners may be persuaded to take BMC private. Bloomberg says the company, which has a market cap of $6.5 billion, met with potential buyers last week. It also approached Oracle, Cisco, Dell, EMC and CA. Bloomberg says those st...
Does the following situation sound familiar? From one minute to the other, your production servers grind to a halt, terse emails are complemented by equally hectic phone calls, and the first order of business is to get back up and running. After the dust settles, you’re usually left wi...
In this fast-moving Lunchtime Power Panel at the 11th International Cloud Expo, chaired by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, industry-leading Execs & VPs of Technology will discuss such topics as: Which of the recent big acquisitions within the Cloud and/or Big Data space ha...
Traditional Enterprise Database vendors often bring up the lack of professional monitoring and management tool support for NoSQL solutions. Their argument is that enterprise applications require sophisticated tuning and monitoring of the database in order to ensure a performant and smo...
Recently FireScope Inc. introduced the general availability of its Stratis product. Stratis brings all of the FireScope Unify capabilities to the cloud, with the added advantage of a new architecture that delivers near infinite scalability. Moreover, the new Stratis architecture provid...
We face the challenge of monitoring and managing performance in clouds every other day. Not only is application performance management different in a cloud, but all clouds are not equal either. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Michael Kopp, technology strategist a...
Today's CIOs and IT directors are facing new challenges in managing electronic content archives. In addition to the demand to meet evolving legal and regulatory requirements, organizations are creating a sea of structured and unstructured content in more formats and sent over more chan...
Building cloud and API driven mobile apps introduces numerous complexities around syncing, caching, and securing data. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Alex Gaber, an API Evangelist for Layer 7 Technologies, will explore and review numerous tools and frameworks, i...
The latest OSX update released last week removes all traces of what used to be an Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from Mac-compatible browsers when it installs. Apple doesn’t say why but it’s telling users to go to Oracle for the latest version of the plug-in if they need it for a...
In her hands-on workshop session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Diane Mueller, the Cloud Evangelist for ActiveState, will introduce conceptual cloud architectural principles and show how private Platform as a Service enables cloud app development, deployment, and management. S...
The smart investment money in software application development is in the management layer. Actually that’s not true, the smart money is probably on almost every level of the application development lifecycle; but the deployment, release automation, testing, governance and release mana...
On my recent visits to Velocity, WebPerfDay and Apps World in London, Real User Monitoring (RUM) was the hot topic. That triggered my thinking about the differences between vendors. They all promise the same for a varying range of prices – from free to a couple thousand US dollars. Wha...
It was hard to imagine this book getter any better than it already was. I guess that was because I never expected so many changes. This is the most I have ever seen a new edition of a book change. If you own the second edition, you will definitely want this new one. It is almost like a...
Microsoft started taking pre-orders for Windows 8 Friday. The upgrade price is $70. The widgetry is set to be released on October 26, when the software can be downloaded for $40, an offer that will expire at the end of January. The offer extends to XP, Vista and Windows 7. Buyers c...
Only a fraction of organizations will migrate to Agile methods completely and for all projects. The reality is, many types of projects are not well suited for Agile approaches for a variety of reasons. Some organizations run multiple projects across many departments and corporate entit...
Thanks to the great guys who help our customers with their application performance problems we can share some of their stories in this article. We hope you – responsible for application performance in your own organization – can leverage these findings in order to prevent these common ...
After foiling press prophecies last week about when the media would get invitations to the supposedly thinner 7.85-inch iPad mini’s unveiling the precious suggestive invites arrived the other day. The widget, whose existence Apple has yet to acknowledge and addresses competition from...
Too many IT departments take the stance of "I'll worry about it when I have to worry about it." Problem with security issues is, by then it's too late. Often times maintaining the status quo is as dangerous as doing nothing at all. In my experience there are two types of enterprise IT...
Violin Memory, the high-speed flash memory array maker, quietly filed its papers with the SEC last month to go public according to Bloomberg, which was quoting “two people familiar with the matter.” It puts Violin’s possible valuation at near $2 billion. At least that’s what Violin’s...
Cloud Marketing is undergoing such radical changes that some have even suggested that programmers, or so called "Growth Hackers," will replace marketers altogether. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Ken Rutsky, a Product and Service Marketing Consultant, will explo...
New Relic, Inc., on Wednesday announced the availability of key transaction performance management, enabling organizations large and small to take advantage of enterprise business transaction performance tracking. Until now, business transaction performance management has only been ava...
Compuware Corporation has announced pricing for a deep transaction management solution for optimizing performance of Apache Hadoop applications. Compuware APM's dynaTrace Enterprise for Hadoop will be offered starting at just $1,000 per Hadoop Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Applications ...
Microsoft Tuesday priced its ARM-based tablet, the dingus with the ARM-ported Windows RT that won’t run any of the scads of applications written for x86 machines although there will be an ARM-ported version of Office bundled with the things. The new widgets will go on sale next week ...
On any significant size project I am going to have a team of developers reporting to me. Over the years those numbers have varied greatly. I have managed 1 developer and teams of developers. I have the most fun on projects where I have between 4 and 10 developers. I also prefer to be ...
Amazon is negotiating to acquire Texas Instruments’ abandoned ARM business, according to Calcalist, the Israeli business daily written in Hebrew. It says the companies are in advanced talks. According to the story Amazon wants to be a merchant chip house competing with Qualcomm, Sams...
Apple has poached a top chip designer from Samsung, its nemesis as well as its foundry. It’s waltzed off with the guy who was chief engineer at AMD until June of 2011, when he went to work for Samsung down Texas way as chief system architect. Jim Mergard, who was at AMD for 16 year...
Cbeyond Inc. on Monday announced the launch of its new TotalCloud(TM) Data Center managed service. With TotalCloud Data Center, small and medium-sized businesses can now access secure, enterprise-class, customizable cloud services without having to purchase, configure, install and mana...
AMD is going to squeeze into what it calls the performance tablet market with a new low-power 40nm Z-60 APU for Windows 8 platforms that has a two-core CPU running at 1GHz. The chip, codenamed Hondo and really meant for notebooks or netbooks, has a thermal design envelop of 4.5W. It r...
If you are an IT manager, application owner, architect or developer in a corporation leveraging a mainframe, then today is a revolutionary day: Application Performance Management is now available end-to-end for the mainframe. Read about how this will drastically change the way we manag...
One of the dirty little secrets about security: there is simply no way to make your company impervious to a data breach. It's almost a statistical certainty that you will, at some point or another, be hit with a security scenario that you're not prepared for. That's why security today ...
This book's title Essentials Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process, is a perfect description of what this book is. It covers every essential that you need to know about the scrum process, and the book is written to every role in the scrum process. After a nice int...
Compuware Corporation on Wednesday announced a new generation performance analytics solution that raises the intelligence of software-as-a-service (SaaS) application performance management (APM). Outage Analyzer provides real-time visualizations and alerts of outages in third-party web...