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Info-Tech Vendor Landscape: Virtual Backup Software

Java Developer's Journal - 1 hour 50 min ago
This independent report from Info-Tech evaluates and scores 14 companies in the Virtual Machine Backup market. It can help you understand what's new in the virtual backup market, evaluate virtual backup vendors and products for your needs and determine which products are most appropriate for your organization. Find out why Symantec was named a “Champion” in virtual backup software.

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Create Node.js Applications in Microsoft Azure

Devx: Latest Published Articles - 2 hours 3 min ago
Use the Express web application framework to create Node.js applications in Microsoft Azure.
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New Industry Group Wants to Clarify Software Licensing Agreements

Devx: Latest Published Articles - 3 hours 11 min ago
The Campaign for Clear Licensing plans to lobby on behalf of end users.
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Why the Network Is Critical to Cloud Success

Java Developer's Journal - 7 hours 5 min ago
It’s certainly no secret that cloud solutions have become an important and increasingly necessary part of how companies do business today. For enterprises, implementing cloud-based services can help boost productivity, enhance efficiency and reduce costs. Private cloud solutions take the cloud concept one step further: A private cloud configuration looks and acts like the public cloud, giving enterprises the same levels of speed, agility and cost savings – but in a far more secure environment in which dedicated bandwidth and security are guaranteed.

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Internet of @ThingsExpo Launches Monthly Newsletter

Latest News from Adobe Flex Journal - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:00
The premiere issue of the Internet of @ThingsExpo Newsletter contains highlights of the hottest sessions and speakers from Internet of @ThingsExpo, Call for Papers, and sponsorship opportunities. Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley. The 2nd Global Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Chris Matthieu has two decades of telecom and web experience. He launched his Teleku cloud communications-as-a-service platform at eComm in 2010, which was acquired by Voxeo. Next he built an open source Node.JS PaaS called Nodester, which was acquired by AppFog. His new startup is Twelephone (http://twelephone.com). Leveraging HTML5 and WebRTC, Twelephone's BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is to become the next generation telecom company running in the Web browser. Earlier Chris served as the Tech Chair of SYS-CON's WebRTC Summit.

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Unified IT Monitoring Software

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 03:00
up.time, from uptime software, monitors performance, availability and capacity across all servers, virtual machines, applications, IT services, and the network. Proactively find IT system performance issues before they happen, report on total capacity, easily identify troublemakers, trouble-shoot server and application problems fast, create and report on SLAs, and more. A unified IT Dashboard that monitors and reports on all server and application health (performance, availability and capacity). A GUI that is easily customizable, with a drag and drop dashboard design. In minutes, create private dashboards, team dashboards (server team, application team, capacity team, etc.) and a NOC for the entire datacenter.

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Internet of Things Power Panel @ThingsExpo

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 23:00
“At Cloud Expo in NYC last week I sat in on the Internet of Things power panel and then presented about how to monetize the Internet of Things. The room was packed, standing room only and I stuck around for a full 30 minutes afterwards answering questions before I had to tear myself away. Wow, I have to say I’ve never seen so much buzz about anything. And this isn’t my first rodeo. The interest in all things IoT is nothing short of amazing, and we’ve only just begun. Take a look!”

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DevOps and Cloud: Tips and Techniques to Revolutionize Your SDLC

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:00
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, will explore the synergies in these two approaches, with practical tips, techniques, research data, war stories, case studies, and recommendations.

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Big Data Needs a Thought Collective

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:00
Sharing data is a cornerstone of the scientific method because it makes it possible to replicate work. That foundation is mostly absent from data science, which makes obtaining and reusing knowledge more difficult than it should be. Job postings for data scientists increased 15,000 percent between 2011 and 2012, and Gartner predicted that 63% of organizations would invest in Big Data this year. The communications, consumer, education, financial, healthcare, government, manufacturing, and retail sectors are all adopting business practices that are using data science to inform their activities and improve operations.

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How Small Business Can Leverage the Internet of Things

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:00
In 1999, technology pioneer Kevin Ashton coined the phrase "Internet of Things" (IoT) to refer to the concept of "connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cell phones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of." The IoT can also encompass car and plane engines, gas and oil wells, fitness tracking devices, and thermostats. In a 2014 New York Times article, writer Jeremy Rifkin stated, "Today more than 11 billion sensors are attached to natural resources, production lines, the electricity grid, logistics networks and recycling flows, and implanted in homes, offices, stores and vehicles, feeding big data into the Internet of Things. By 2020, it is projected that at least 50 billion sensors will connect to it." Although large companies and startup tech companies are the primary users right now, McKinsey Global Institute estimates that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion in revenue by 2025.

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IoT Manufacturing "Bigger" Opportunity

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:15
I had a fun conversation with Mark Van Rijmenam (@VanRijmenam) a couple of weeks ago about cloud computing, Big Data, and the IoT. Mark runs BigData-Startups.com in Den Haag, Netherlands. We were mutually amused that he had chosen the name Think Bigger for his new book just as I had chosen that name for a recent IoT piece. His book is now out, and can be found on Amazon. Mark sees as I do, an enormous opportunity for manufacturers with Big Data and IoT. He lives in a region of Europe known as the Randstad, encompassing 7 million people within 3,200 square miles across the cities and metro regions of Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam, and Utrecht. It's one of the great manufacturing centers of the world. Given my roots and current base within the US Industrial Heartland, it seems that Mark and I share a similar point of view about the challenges and opportunities facing manufacturing in the developed world. Despite the recent decades of the Information Age and increasing global emphasis on a service-oriented economy, I've long believe that you still have to make stuff to succeed. Carpe Diem The IoT shows a way for manufacturers to seize industrial leadership again or for the first time. Mark seems to agree. As he wrote recently, “for manufacturers, IoT will mean using sensor data to optimize manufacturing processes and improving products.” He quotes, Stefan Groschupf, CEO of Big Data Startup Datameer, who says that manufacturers need to “investigate and implement Big Data solutions to optimize processes, pull away from their competitors and ultimately save massive amounts of time and money.” “However,” Mark writes, “a 2013 survey by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) showed that currently only 13% of the manufacturers surveyed have made (parts of) their factories smart. Those organizations that did implement sensors, 82% said to have experienced increased efficiency, 49% noticed fewer product defects and 45% experienced higher customer satisfaction.” “Another survey by ARM Holdings among 779 business leaders showed that 23% believe that the IoT will change their business or strategy. In addition, 30% believe that the IoT will unlock new products and services from existing products and services.” “So, although the results are significant, still very few organizations making their organization smart.” He also notes that doing so “is probably just a matter of time, (as) the ARM survey also revealed that 95% believe their company will be using IoT in three years.” Very Real Mark thus believes “the connected world – the Internet of Things – is becoming a very real phenomenon, and some technology companies are trying to take the lead. The latest example is of course Google with its billion-dollar acquisition of Nest, the startup that produces intelligent thermostats capable of understanding and analyzing users’ behavior by analyzing light levels, activity, humidity and temperature among other things. Also Google’s self-driving, connected, car gives us an idea where we are heading. Or what about Apple’s new iBeacon technology that could significantly change our shopping experience?” Mark also writes about the potential of sensors to help cities innovate. He cites an example of Santander, Spain, “which has buried 12.000 sensors under the asphalt, affixed to street lamps and atop city buses. These sensors are a Proof of Concept by the European Commission to test how sensors can make European cities smart. Innovative solutions created with these sensors include street signs that display real-time parking information, up-to-the-minute information on road closures, parking availability, bus delays or the pollen count.” “Local shop owners have even joined the game and allow citizens to place orders when passing by, even when the shop is closed.” How Big Again? This is all great stuff, and also points to the difficulty in measuring “how big” the IoT really is. As I've written before, I don't care. “Walang pakialam,” as my friends in the Philippines say. Mark, in his writings, has addressed the money issue from the expense side. Answering his own question – “But how can organizations turn the data from these sensors in real money?” – he writes, “there are several important aspects that organizations need to take into account when joining the IoT movement. (For example,) the best results are achieved when sensors are installed throughout the supply chain and data is shared as much as possible within that vertical. This could result to more efficient and intelligent processes that benefit each player within the supply chain.” “When for example materials are equipped with sensors, they can be tracked throughout the supply chain and smart-machines can talk to each other to optimize processes.” He is clear that working such magic is “not an easy task, let alone cheap,” noting the upfront costs, maintenance and support costs, and need for highly skilled analysts for all of the new Big Data being generated.” I haven't had the chance yet to read his book, but I imagine he encourages people to think bigger as they meet and rise to these latter challenges, on their way to paving the 21st century information superhighway with the things they need.

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The Internet of Things, Code Halos and Enterprise Strategies | Part 1

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 17:00
If you believe as the authors of the new book Code Halos do, that data is the new competitive arena for businesses, then you will want to develop a strategy in order to compete. What might that strategy look like? It may be as simple as, "We believe the better we understand the needs and preferences of our individual prospects and customers, the more convenient and personalized we can make their experiences which leads to happier and more loyal customers that promote our business and help us grow."

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Dell Panel: BYOD, IoT Increase Security Challenges

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:40
A group of Dell experts, customers and partners, as well as analysts and journalists, debate the issues of security in a rapidly evolving IT world.
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Why Apple Isn't Worried About iPad Sales Numbers

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:22
NEWS ANALYSIS: Analysts seem surprised Apple's iPads didn't sell in the same high volume as iPhones, which likely shows they don't understand the tablet market.
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Comodo Takes a Container Approach to Security

eWeek - Application Development - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 16:15
Comodo's SecureBox technology is designed to lock down systems from threats although risks might remain from the host operating system itself.
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Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 14:00
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 15th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

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Why the Network Is Critical to Cloud Success

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 21:00
It’s certainly no secret that cloud solutions have become an important and increasingly necessary part of how companies do business today. For enterprises, implementing cloud-based services can help boost productivity, enhance efficiency and reduce costs. Private cloud solutions take the cloud concept one step further: A private cloud configuration looks and acts like the public cloud, giving enterprises the same levels of speed, agility and cost savings – but in a far more secure environment in which dedicated bandwidth and security are guaranteed.

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Understanding Application Performance on the Network | Part 6

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 19:00
In Part V, we discussed processing delays caused by “slow” client and server nodes. In Part VI, we’ll discuss the Nagle algorithm, a behavior that can have a devastating impact on performance and, in many ways, appear to be a processing delay. Beyond being important for (reasonably) accurate packet flow diagrams, understanding “normal” TCP ACK timing can help in the effective diagnosis of certain types of performance problems. These include those introduced by the Nagle algorithm, which we will discuss here, and application windowing, to be discussed in Part VII.

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Google Faces Renewed Focus by EU in Antitrust Case

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 16:25
Google could need to agree to additional conditions as part of a proposed antitrust settlement agreement in the EU that has been on the table for five months.
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Why Acquiring InMage Made Sense for Microsoft

eWeek - Application Development - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 16:20
A Microsoft exec sheds light on the rationale behind the acquisition of cloud data protection specialist InMage. VMware played an indirect role in the decision.
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