As more organizations try to determine where best to deploy their limited
budgets to support data and analytics initiatives, they realize a need to
ascertain the financial value of their data and analytics - which means basic
economic concepts are coming into play. While many of you probably took an
economics class in college not too long ago, some more "seasoned" readers may
The starting point for this topic began with a blog that I wrote several
months ago titled "Determining the Economic Value of Data" and this key
observation that started that conversation:
Data is an unusual currency. Most currencies exhibit a one-to-one
transactional relationship. For example, the quantifiable value of a dollar
is considered to be finite - it can only be used to buy one item or service
at a time, or a person can only do one paid job at a time. But measuring the
True Story. Over the past few years, Fannie Mae transformed the way in
which they delivered software. Deploys increased from 1,200/month to
15,000/month. At the same time, productivity increased by 28% while
reducing costs by 30%. But, how did they do it?
During the All Day DevOps conference, over 13,500 practitioners from around
the world to learn from their peers in the industry. Barry Snyder, Senior
Manager of DevOps at Fannie Mae, was one of 57 practitioners who shared his
real world journey through his enterprise transformation.
Choke Point or Checkpoint. Eddie Webb, Director of Software Delivery
Platforms at Liberty Mutual, also shared his organization's journey into
DevOps. Eddie described how they evolved their organization, tool chain,
and processes to go from 20% of builds being deployed to 60% over the past 18
months. He described how they documen... (more)
Digital Transformation in the Insurance Industry
By Omed Habib
The insurance industry is well aware that digital transformation is coming,
even if some CIOs can’t really say what their individual companies will
look like at the end of it all. In a survey of thousands of C-level execs
around the world, insurance came in among the top five industries that are
most likely to see “moderate to massive” digital disruption within the
next 12 months. Only 20 percent of business leaders felt that they had the
talent they needed to transform the enterprise, though. Here’s a closer
look at what’s coming next in the exciting new era of software-defined
The Growth of the Insurance Model
The basic business model of the insurance industry hasn’t changed much
since Edward Lloyd opened his coffee shop for seafaring folk in London in
1688. In the decades after Sh... (more)
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on
VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj
Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held
November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DevOps - Operations Pain in Data Management
Updating DevOps to the latest production data slows down your development
cycle. Probably it is due to slow, inefficient conventional storage and
associated copy data management practices.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in Product
and Solution at Tintri, will talk about DevOps and cloud-focused storage to
update hundreds of child VMs (different flavors) with updates from a master
VM in minutes, saving hours or even days in each development cycle. He will
also discuss how the "Ops" side of DevOps is ... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital transformation case
study highlights how online travel and events pioneer lastminute.com
leverages Big Data analytics with speed at scale to provide business
advantages to online travel services.
We'll explore how lastminute.com manages massive volumes of data to support
cutting-edge machine-learning algorithms to allow for speed and automation in
the rapidly evolving global online travel research and bookings business.
To learn how a culture of IT innovation helps make highly dynamic customer
interactions for online travel a major differentiator, we're joined by
Filippo Onorato, Chief Information Officer at lastminute.com group in
Chiasso, Switzerland. The discussion is moderated by BriefingsDirect's Dana
Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions.
Here are some excerpts:
Gardner: Most people these days... (more)
Enterprise DevOps Journey, The Things No One Told Me...
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and
cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This
was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very
long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no
longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond
reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a
fundamental difference, even changed our culture.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Amir Fried, Software
Architect at Amdocs, will take you through Amdocs past, present and future,
sharing valuable insights.
Amir Fried is a Software Architect at Amdocs, a company with more than 25,000
employees serving customers in over 90 countries. He is... (more)
HomeKit, Brillo, Alljoyn...Oh My! Seeking the Wizard of IoT
Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict
which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its
potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a
slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this
happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general
manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don't
work together, and will look at each standard in detail, highlighting
strengths and weaknesses. He will also look at whether standards can
co-exist, and what it would take to make this happen.
Adam Justice is vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, a
manufacturer and distributor of networking products and ... (more)
The mad dash to connect virtually every noun to the internet or the Internet
of Things is creating a massive M2M network for all the devices, systems,
sensors and actuators to connect & communicate on the Internet.
With that, they need a communications protocol to understand each other. One
of those is Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT). MQTT is a “subscribe
and publish” messaging protocol designed for lightweight machine-to-machine
(or IoT) communications.
In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I light up how MQTT works.
IoT Ready Infrastructure IoT Effect on Applications IoT Influence on Society
What are These "Things? The Intruders of Things
Internet [email protected], taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New
York City, is co-located with 20th [email protected] and will feature
technical sessions from a rock star conference facult... (more)
Intellyx's 2017 Digital Transformation Predictions
Guest post by Intellyx Principal Analyst Charles Araujo
Once again, we find ourselves at the dawn of a new year.
And many would say, not a moment too soon. With a series of tumultuous
elections around the world and an unusual number of celebrity passings, it's
been a rough year.
But there is at least one bright spot from 2016: Intellyx's digital
transformation prognostications were close to spot on!
As is our tradition, each year we review last year's predictions and make all
new fresh ones! This year, it is my turn to review Jason's 2016 predictions
and let you know what I see happening in the coming year.
A Look Back on a Year of Inflection Points
Our predictions for 2016 centered on one thing: inflection points.
We predicted that blockchain, IoT security and open source web scale
technology would all turn the corner... (more)
The IoT and Next-Generation Monitoring Challenges
By Zachary Flower
We're living in the future.
Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), our world is more automated and
connected than ever before. Just about everything, from cars to
refrigerators, to coffee machines, has the ability to connect to the
Internet, allowing us to micromanage each individual device. This type of
automation is an exciting direction for the world to be moving in and the
benefits it brings to businesses are huge.
A great example of a traditionally non-networked company using IoT to make
smarter decisions is Rolls-Royce. By integrating networked sensors into their
aircraft engines, Rolls-Royce can send engine data back to monitoring
stations on the ground and stay ahead of the curve on everything from
performance to malfunctions. In a nutshell, they've created their own ver... (more)
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center,
New York City, and is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and
will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the
leading industry players in the world.
DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley
(October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)
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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 at launch.
DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential.
@DevOpsSummit wi... (more)
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
Jan. 18, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 5,580
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location.
With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
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@DevOpsSummit taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Jan. 18, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 3,448
In his General Session at 16th Cloud Expo, David Shacochis, host of The Hybrid IT Files podcast and Vice President at CenturyLink, investigated three key trends of the “gigabit economy" though the story of a Fortune 500 communications company in transformation. Narrating how multi-modal hybrid IT, service automation, and agile delivery all intersect, he will cover the role of storytelling and empathy in achieving strategic alignment between the enterprise and its information technology.
Jan. 18, 2017 01:00 PM EST Reads: 4,356
"Avere Systems is a hybrid cloud solution provider. We have customers that want to use cloud storage and we have customers that want to take advantage of cloud compute," explained Rebecca Thompson, VP of Marketing at Avere Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jan. 18, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 6,289
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
Jan. 18, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 2,480
Discover top technologies and tools all under one roof at April 24–28, 2017, at the Westin San Diego in San Diego, CA. Explore the Mobile Dev + Test and IoT Dev + Test Expo and enjoy all of these unique opportunities: The latest solutions, technologies, and tools in mobile or IoT software development and testing. Meet one-on-one with representatives from some of today's most innovative organizations
Jan. 18, 2017 12:15 PM EST Reads: 1,497
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
Jan. 18, 2017 12:00 PM EST Reads: 1,927
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Jan. 18, 2017 12:00 PM EST Reads: 4,215
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and E...
Jan. 18, 2017 12:00 PM EST Reads: 5,742
The unique combination of Amazon Web Services and Cloud Raxak, a Gartner Cool Vendor in IT Automation, provides a seamless and cost-effective way of securely moving on-premise IT workloads to Amazon Web Services. Any enterprise can now leverage the cloud, manage risk, and maintain continuous security compliance. Forrester's analysis shows that enterprises need automated security to lower security risk and decrease IT operational costs.
Through the seamless integration into Amazon Web Services, ...
Jan. 18, 2017 11:45 AM EST Reads: 1,791
Updating DevOps to the latest production data slows down your development cycle. Probably it is due to slow, inefficient conventional storage and associated copy data management practices. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in Product and Solution at Tintri, will talk about DevOps and cloud-focused storage to update hundreds of child VMs (different flavors) with updates from a master VM in minutes, saving hours or even days in each development cycle. He will also...
Jan. 18, 2017 11:30 AM EST Reads: 1,119
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Jan. 18, 2017 10:30 AM EST Reads: 3,096
In today's enterprise, digital transformation represents organizational change even more so than technology change, as customer preferences and behavior drive end-to-end transformation across lines of business as well as IT. To capitalize on the ubiquitous disruption driving this transformation, companies must be able to innovate at an increasingly rapid pace. Traditional approaches for driving innovation are now woefully inadequate for keeping up with the breadth of disruption and change facing...
Jan. 18, 2017 10:00 AM EST Reads: 6,061
In their general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Piccininni, Global Account Manager - Cloud SP at EMC Corporation, and Mike Dietze, Regional Director at Windstream Hosted Solutions, reviewed next generation cloud services, including the Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, and discussed how to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate cloud solution development.
Michael Piccininni is Global Account Manager – Cloud SP at EMC Corporation. He has been engaged in t...
Jan. 18, 2017 10:00 AM EST Reads: 4,598
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 18, 2017 09:45 AM EST Reads: 11,543
Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, panelists peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud enviro...
Jan. 18, 2017 09:00 AM EST Reads: 4,534
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC, reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
Jan. 18, 2017 08:15 AM EST Reads: 5,962
"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jan. 18, 2017 07:45 AM EST Reads: 4,622
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of Dev...
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