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CTPs Improve Outcomes by Giving Users a Say | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Virtualization

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 15:30
The Citrix Technology Professionals Program, or CTP, gives participants a larger say in essential strategy initiatives such as enabling mobile work styles. As an example, we will explore how the Citrix Technology Professionals Program, or CTPs as they are referred to, gives participants a larger say in essential strategy initiatives such as enabling mobile work styles.

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Pokemon Go Performance Issues | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps #WebPerf #ContinuousDelivery

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 14:15
Pokemon Go has stormed onto the scene this past week and the buzz is everywhere about it! However, being so successful in such a brief period of time can have a downside. Reports of players being unable to access services started appearing in relatively short order. Amazon's CTO jumped into the fray offering their cloud services to help scale NiantecLab's (creators of Pokemon Go) server-side infrastructure. While the Pokemon Go app has been positively rated by the majority of players, there are clearly a large number of players who thought differently, as indicated in the Google play App ratings.

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DNS: What Can Go Wrong and How You Can Fix It | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Agile #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 14:00
DNS is a core component of the Internet. This rather complex system exists to perform the basic function of translating website Domain names (ex: Catchpoint.com) into an IP address. It acts as the liaison between the language that users can understand, and the address of the data center or destination in which the site is being hosted. DNS is what shapes the modern Internet. It enables users of all skill sets and technical knowledge levels to use this incredibly advanced resource on a daily basis. Businesses that exist entirely on the Internet like online banking and ecommerce companies have not only emerged into the market, but have steadily gained a global presence.

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Microsoft Is Making Big Impact with Machine Learning | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud #MachineLearning

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 13:45
During the last two years, Microsoft has upped the ante on Machine Learning and Analytics. From hiring top notch data scientists to acquiring niche startups, Redmond has made the all the right moves to transform Azure into one of the best analytics platforms. These investments have started to pay off for the company. It has been successful in articulating and demonstrating the value of data-driven insights to governments, medical institutions, and public sector organizations.

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Four Hidden Infrastructure Costs for the SMB | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Virtualization

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 12:45
Infrastructure complexity is not unique to enterprise datacenters. Just because a business or organization is small does not mean it is exempt from the feature needs of big enterprise datacenters. Small and mid-size organizations require fault tolerance, high availability, mobility, and flexibility as much as anyone. Unfortunately, the complexity of traditional datacenter and virtualization architecture hit the SMB the hardest.

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Data Science | @ThingsExpo #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 08/09/2016 - 00:15
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead at PHEMI, discussed how data science is changing our ideas of what’s possible with data, using examples and case studies drawn from finance, precision medicine, and genomics.

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[session] The Move to SDI and Networks | @CloudExpo #SDI #SDN #SDDC #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 08/06/2016 - 20:30
In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, will provide economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs. This session will also include a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.

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Dice Report: Tech Firms Need Cloud Talent | @CloudExpo @DiceTechJobs #Cloud #DevOps #DataScience

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 08/06/2016 - 20:00
On Dice.com, the number of job postings asking for skill in Amazon Web Services increased 76 percent between June 2015 and June 2016. Salesforce.com saw its own skill mentions increase 37 percent, while DevOps and Cloud rose 35 percent and 28 percent, respectively. Even as they expand their presence in the cloud, companies are also looking for tech professionals who can manage projects, crunch data, and figure out how to make systems run more autonomously. Mentions of ‘data science’ as a skill rose 13 percent, followed by automation with 11 percent and program management with 10 percent.

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The Question to Ask Before Automating Your Workflow | @CloudExpo #API #PaaS #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 08/06/2016 - 14:15
Having automated workflows sounds like a sexy thing. And it is. It feels pretty awesome to be able to initiate a process with a button and forget about it while the work gets done. But that doesn’t mean you have to automate every process in your office. I mean, I think people can take care of replacing the copy paper on their own, right? Right? Come on, people. Because automation shouldn’t be blatantly applied to every corner of your business, it’s good to start with a very basic question before you begin. Why? There are a lot of ways to improve your business – why are you looking to automation? What do you hope to get out of it? Here are some good and bad reasons companies automate their processes.

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ReadyTalk Extended FoxDen Collaboration Platform | @CloudExpo @ReadyTalk #IoT #M2M #API #Cloud

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 08/06/2016 - 13:45
ReadyTalk has expanded the capabilities of the FoxDen collaboration platform announced late last year to include FoxDen Connect, an in-room video collaboration experience that launches with a single touch. With FoxDen Connect, users can now not only engage in HD video conferencing between iOS and Android mobile devices or Chrome browsers, but also set up in-person meeting rooms for video interactions. A host’s mobile device automatically recognizes the presence of a meeting room via beacon technology and wirelessly initiates an onscreen FoxDen meeting, making FoxDen Connect the first solution to use beacons to start video collaboration.

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The Blind Spot of the Security Industry | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 16:15
More than 95 percent of the world’s enterprises rely on SSH user keys to provide administrators and developers an effective means of gaining encrypted access to critical infrastructure: operating systems, applications, payment processing systems, databases, human resource and financial systems, routers, switches, firewalls and other network devices. It is a lifeline of traffic flow within our data centers, our cloud environments and how our third-party vendors and supply chain access our environments. It has done its job quietly and efficiently over the last two decades. Unfortunately, the access that SSH has been providing, in particular the access SSH user keys provide, has gone largely unmanaged – to an epic degree.

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A Day in the Life of Tech Torment | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 15:00
Companies in the digital marketplace of the 21st century know a customer has their options. They make every minute of the day count for something, and they don’t have time to waste sitting in front of a screen waiting for something to load. If they feel like time is wasted with broken links or pages that load at a glacial pace, they will click away and find a competitor who can provide better service.

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Tune into the Cloud: Chain Gang | @CloudExpo #SaaS #Cloud #Blockchain

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 14:15
More than with previous technological (r)evolutions a side effect of cloud computing seems to be an increase in the degree of centralisation and concentration, not just within company organisations, but particularly in the wider commercial market. This is the most obvious with Software as a Service, where providers such as AirBNB, Uber, but also earlier cloud services such as LinkedIn and Google Search quickly established a ‘winner takes all’ distribution of market share and thus market power. And also in Infrastructure as a Service, we see an quickly diminishing number of suppliers still having the illusion that they can keep up with the gorilla in this market.

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[session] Transform Your Cloud Validation Strategy | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #DataCenter

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 13:30
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.

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[slides] Multi-Cloud Adoption | @CloudExpo @Cloudyn_Buzz #API #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 13:00
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudyn, examined the risks of sourcing IT resources from a single cloud service vendor, as well as the benefits to be reaped by adopting multi-cloud strategies.

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The Dark Side of IoT | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #M2M #API

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:15
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our ability to monitor behavior, gather even more customer data and potentially deliver outstanding experiences. Regrettably, as history demonstrates, there are countless examples of how this can go terribly wrong. Perhaps it's time to learn from our mistakes.

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Digital Management | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:00
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously. Products have rebranded from content management, asset management, CRM, social media, analytics ... to Experience Management for the Consumer. However, the key to success in this IoT enabled world is to treat the buyer as a person and not as a consumer or customer. This means we have to offer the person an immersive experience through their lifecycle every day, at every hour, and everywhere.

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Up-and-Coming Programming Languages | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 21:15
Staying current in the programming field can sometimes make you feel like the Red Queen in “Alice Through the Looking-Glass.” She said, “It takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” You’re a master at Ruby on Rails? Great, but how are you with statistical analysis in R? Want to work at Google? Forget Python and start building channels in Go.

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[slides] Context, Wearables and WebRTC | @ThingsExpo #IoT #RTC #WebRTC

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 20:45
Big Data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.

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Server Storage I/O Benchmark Workload Scripts | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Storage #DataCenter

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 16:30
This is part one of a two-part series of posts about using some common server storage I/O benchmark tools and workload scripts. View part II here which includes the workload scripts and where to view sample results. There are various tools and workloads for server I/O benchmark testing, validation and exercising different storage devices (or systems and appliances) such as Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) flash Solid State Devices (SSDs) or Hard Disk Drives (HDD) among others.

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