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How to Make a Business Case for Secure EFSS By @TLOTL | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 16:00
When properly implemented and managed, secure enterprise file sync-and-share (EFSS) applications can improve project management and empower your workforce. Unfortunately, making the business case for secure EFSS isn’t always easy – especially when users and management aren’t aware of the risks existing applications pose. Don’t get discouraged, though! The arguments in favor of change are strong. If you’re pushing your organization to eliminate public cloud use from the workplace, the following blueprint can help you set up a convincing business case.

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Deploy and Release with @SerenaSoftware | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:30
“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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He Said / You Said By @MJannery | @CloudExpo [#Cloud #SDN]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:00
Some of the network gear vendors cast a wary look at network management vendors, particularly those who do continual, automatic discovery of the network inventory and connectivity. Why? We know what’s actually out there, and what’s actually being used. We had one customer in the insurance industry who was due to renew their maintenance agreement with a large, well-known network gear vendor. The typical scenario was to be handed a spreadsheet by the salesperson, listing the serial numbers of the network devices they had purchased, together with a summary of maintenance charges.

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The Possibilities of the Internet of Things By @Cognizant | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:00
Code Halos - aka "digital fingerprints" - are the key organizing principle to understand a) how dumb things become smart and b) how to monetize this dynamic. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Brown, AVP, Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions, outlined research, analysis and recommendations from his recently published book on this phenomena on the way leading edge organizations like GE and Disney are unlocking the Internet of Things opportunity and what steps your organization should be taking to position itself for the next platform of digital competition.

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GE's Industrial Internet of Things as a Service | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:00
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial Cloud.

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Enterprise Mobile App Development By @Exadel | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 00:15
Enterprises are adopting mobile technologies at an unprecedented rate. As Business News Daily recently reported, 1.3 billion workers will go mobile by 2015, and with that massive number, the need for enterprise mobile apps can only skyrocket. With that increase, many mobile app developers will be called upon to create internal mobile enterprise apps. These apps have many requirements and considerations that differ from the typical app destined for the public app stores. In this article, we will take the top three challenges and share some tips on how to meet these challenges:

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New 'Internet of Things' Ad Campaign by @Splunk | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 20:45
SYS-CON Media announced that Splunk, a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has launched an ad campaign on Big Data Journal. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. The ads focus on delivering ROI - how improved uptime delivered $6M in annual ROI, improving customer operations by mining large volumes of unstructured data, and how data tracking delivers uptime when it matters most.

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Selecting a Cloud Vendor By @Connectria | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 19:15
In today’s highly connected world, the benefits and widespread adoption of cloud computing are not just limited to enterprises and government agencies; its transformative impact has prompted changes to a variety of businesses across several verticals – both big and small. In fact, a recent study by Emergent Research, ‘Small Business Success in the Cloud,’ found that the percentage of U.S. small businesses using cloud computing is expected to grow by more than half, from 37 percent to nearly 80 percent, by the year 2020.

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Cloud-Based Healthcare By @HarbingerSys | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:00
Over the last few years the healthcare ecosystem has revolved around innovations in Electronic Health Record (HER) based systems. This evolution has helped us achieve much desired interoperability. Now the focus is shifting to other equally important aspects - scalability and performance. While applying cloud computing environments to the EHR systems, a special consideration needs to be given to the cloud enablement of Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), i.e., the largest single medical system in the United States. VistA is a collection of over 168 application packages/modules and is based on the client-server communication model operating on RPC broker. Moving VistA to a cloud platform is still in its infancy.

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The State of the 'Internet of Things' By @MadGreek65 | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 00:15
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold. Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. A pioneer in cloud computing, Mike led a team that built the world’s first high speed transaction network in Amazon’s public cloud and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. An expert in cloud security, he is the author of “Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)” from Wiley Publishing.

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Kafka Poll: Producer and Consumer Client By @Sematext | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:15
Kafka has become the de-facto standard for handling real-time streams in high-volume, data-intensive applications, and there are certainly a lot of those out there. We thought it would be valuable to conduct a quick poll to find out which which implementation of Kafka Producers and Consumers people use – specifically, which programming languages do you use to produce and consume Kafka messages? Please tweet this poll and help us spread the word, so we can get a good, statistically significant results. We’ll publish the results here and via @sematext (follow us!) in a week.

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New @PagerDuty Blog on 'DevOps Journal' Exceeds 7,000 Reads | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:15
SYS-CON Media announced today that PagerDuty has launched a popular blog feed on DevOps Journal. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done.

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‘Internet of Things Moves into the Mainstream’ By @Autodesk | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly in the process of breaking from its heretofore relatively obscure enterprise applications (such as plant floor control and supply chain management) and going mainstream into the consumer space. More and more creative folks are interconnecting everyday products such as household items, mobile devices, appliances and cars, and unleashing new and imaginative scenarios. We are seeing a lot of excitement around applications in home automation, personal fitness, and in-car entertainment and this excitement will bleed into other areas. On the commercial side, more manufacturers will embed sensors in their products and connect them to the Internet to monitor their performance and offer pro-active maintenance services. As a result, engineers who know how to incorporate software and networking into their mechanical designs will become more in demand.

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The Migration to Cloud Computing By @JohnSavageau | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:00
A couple years ago I attended several "fast pitch" competitions and events for entrepreneurs in Southern California, all designed to give startups a chance to "pitch" their ideas in about 60 seconds to a panel of representatives from the local investment community. Similar to television's "Shark Tank," most of the ideas pitches were harshly critiqued, with the real intent of assisting participating entrepreneurs in developing a better story for approaching investors and markets.

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Accelerate 'Real-World' Internet of Things By @AgilePoint | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:15
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to evolve the way the world does business; however, understanding how to apply it to your company can be a mystery. Most people struggle with understanding the potential business uses or tend to get caught up in the technology, resulting in solutions that fail to meet even minimum business goals. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO / President / Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., showed what is needed to leverage the IoT to transform your business. He discussed opportunities and challenges ahead for the IoT from a market and technical point of view, including the various connectivity technologies, microcontrollers and processors available with a strong focus on applications. He also showed how to get started from a business and technology perspective so you can quickly bring to market connected solutions that expand business revenue, optimize operations and delight customers and users.

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Cloud and Internet of Things By @HP | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:00
Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are increasing at an unprecedented rate. The threat landscape of today is drastically different than just a few years ago. Attacks are much more organized and sophisticated. They are harder to detect and even harder to anticipate. In the foreseeable future it's going to get a whole lot harder. Everything you know today will change. Keeping up with this changing landscape is already a daunting task. Your organization needs to use the latest tools, methods and expertise to guard against those threats. But will that be enough? In the foreseeable future attacks will originate from entirely new attack platforms. The tools and methods you use today will not protect you from the threats you will face tomorrow. Your security experts will be no match for this new threat. Where will these attacks come from? It isn't where you think.

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Elisa Uses @ThingWorx for Internet of Things Service | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:00
“The age of the Internet of Things is upon us,” stated Thomas Svensson, senior vice-president and general manager EMEA, ThingWorx, “and working with forward-thinking companies, such as Elisa, enables us to deploy our leading technology so that customers can profit from complete, end-to-end solutions.” ThingWorx, a PTC® (Nasdaq: PTC) business and Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, announced on Monday that Elisa, Finnish provider of mobile and fixed broadband subscriptions, will deploy ThingWorx® platform technology to enable a new Elisa IoT service in Finland and Estonia.

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‘Managing Recurring Revenue’ By @AriaSystemsInc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:00
Recurring revenue models are great for driving new business in every market sector, but they are complex and need to be effectively managed to maximize profits. How you handle the range of options for pricing, co-terming and proration will ultimately determine the fate of your bottom line. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder at Aria Systems, session examined: How time impacts recurring revenue How to effectively handle customer plan changes The range of pricing and packaging options to consider

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APIs for Integration with NASDAQ By @Axway | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 20:45
Many people may not realize that API Management solutions can be used for Single Sign-On integration with services like NASDAQ, using technologies such as SAML, OAuth, and OpenID Connect. But, check out the Storebrand case study to see how this is done. NASDAQ interface: For its private customers in Sweden, Storebrand implemented an SSO integration with NASDAQ, the largest U.S. electronic stock market, which lists 3200 companies and trades some two billion shares per day. The Axway API Gateway solution enables customers who are logged on to the Storebrand site to directly access NASDAQ and carry out trades.

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Bangkok Bank Deploys @Akamai’s Web Solutions | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 19:30
Akamai Technologies has announced that Bangkok Bank is using Akamai’s Web Performance Solutions to deliver high quality user experiences for its growing customer base across all geographies. Ian Guy Gillard, Executive Vice President, Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, said, "Akamai's ability to provide a fast, secure and quality web experience has directly supported our plans to expand our business internationally, ensuring we provide all our customers with seamless and secure access to our banking services wherever they are."

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