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Continued Business Cloud Adoption Drives Q3 Growth at Microsoft

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 23:30
Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics help the company beat Wall Street analyst expectations for the quarter.
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Containers and Microservices at @CloudExpo New York By @IoT2040 [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 23:00
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11 will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda. With the launch of Docker's initial release in March of 2013, interest was revved up several notches. Then late last year, CoreOS shook up the community with its Rocket containers announcement. Part of Rocket's strategy is apparently to return to the notion of a container as, well, a container, in the face of Docker expanding its container strategy upward into the overall PaaS realm. Meanwhile, Red Hat has its own view of containers. Along with that, there are viewpoints that perhaps containers haven't been used well up to this point. Red Hat's Gordon Haff, for example, a regular Cloud Expo speaker, recently wrote that developers and their customers need to re-think the concept of services themselves, and how they should be deployed discretely and loosely. Rather than just stuff an OS into a container, for example, developers and deployers should consider a spectrum of microservices and what they can do. Cloud Expo is still accepting submissions for this new track, so please visit for the latest information. As always, Cloud Expo is staying right on top of what's going on in this fast-evolving world. We look forward to seeing you in New York.

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IBM Brings Security Intelligence to the Cloud

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:30
IBM announces it is taking its QRadar-based security intelligence solution for cyber-threat analytics to the cloud in a SaaS model.
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Ernst & Young, Microsoft Team Up to Give Businesses Cloud Boost

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 21:00
The global professional services firm will tap Microsoft's Azure-backed cloud computing portfolio to help clients digitize their business processes.
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Acer's First U.S. Smartphone Coming to Battle in a Crowded Market

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 20:56
The China-based computer maker announced some 40 new smartphones, laptops, tablets and other devices at a global product event in New York City on April 23.
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From Connected Things to Connected Marketplaces By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 20:00
At first glance, the idea of more connected things suggests simply that there will be more devices around and, as such, more products for manufacturers to make and sell. Of course that’s true, but increasingly the industry is realizing that there is actually more value in the services related to connected things than the things themselves. As more things get connected, analyst projections forecast a global market of 50 billion connected devices by 2020, the range of service opportunities is expanding at an exponential rate. And as those services are presented online, they become available for use, re-use and re-purposing. It’s easy to imagine the rich service possibilities when sensors have the ability to report on their status and environment and tell us what they are doing and plan to do. And when things become interconnected as part of a broader ecosystem, this broadens the service possibilities even further. Connected things, systems and people can provide information to other things, systems and people and initiate actions for each other. In this month’s #IoTuesday twitter chat we will take a look at the impact on industry and society as the Internet of Things (IoT) transitions to a highly connected service marketplace.

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Cyber Safety Village Turns Security Into a Game

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 20:00
VIDEO: An interactive exhibit debuts at the RSA conference providing a preview of a larger exhibit set to open in June at the Tech Museum of Innovation.
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HP's Back-to-School Laptops, Hybrids Get More Options

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 19:15
The new school-aimed HP notebooks and convertible laptops/tablets will arrive in May and June, with a host of processor and memory choices, as well as lots of vivid color options.
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Internet of Things in the Kitchen By @BobGourley | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 19:15
Who needs to go out for dinner, when you have a tireless master chef waiting at home to prepare a gourmet meal for you, any time, day or night? That's the premise behind a new invention from Moley Robotics, a tech company based in London. Moley unveiled their new "robochef" prototype on April 14, 2015 at the Hannover Messe technology fair in Germany. Using hands produced by Shadow Robot Company, the robot chef is capable of producing meals from a collection of over 2,000 recipes, using natural motions learned from Tim Anderson, a human chef and winner of the BBC's MasterChef competition in 2011. Eventually, home chefs will be able to use a motion capture system to "teach" the robot new recipes, or download them from an iTunes-like service.

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Citrix ShareFile Now Enables Encryption From Outlook

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 19:10
Because the encryption works from within the inbox, emails can be securely exchanged without disrupting a user's standard processes.
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Startup Nitrous.IO Offers Enterprise PaaS

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 18:49
The new cloud computing service combines a Web-based IDE with a PaaS.
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BlackBerry Launches CHACE Security Project for Mobile, IoT

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 18:47
A new initiative will focus on building security into the development process.
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Daily Video: Apple Lures Developers With Special Apple Watch Offer

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 18:35
Apple lures developers with special Apple Watch offer; smartwatch ownership to reach 9 percent of U.S. population by 2016; Microsoft aims to give customers more control of data in cloud; and there's more.
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HP Security Chief: What Security Pros Can Learn From 'Halo'

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 18:30
VIDEO: Art Gilliland, senior vice president of enterprise security products, talks about his RSA conference keynote message.
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Ubuntu Snappy Core By @IoT2040 | @ThingsExpo [#IoT @Docker]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:45
So I guess we’ve officially entered a new era of lean and mean. I say this with the announcement of Ubuntu Snappy Core, “designed for lightweight cloud container hosts running Docker and for smart devices,” according to Canonical. “Snappy Ubuntu Core is the smallest Ubuntu available, designed for security and efficiency in devices or on the cloud.” This first version of Snappy Ubuntu Core features secure app containment and Docker 1.6 (1.5 in main release), is available on public clouds, and for ARM and x86 devices on several IoT boards. It’s a Trend! This announcement comes just as VMware announced its Project Photon, a Linux container OS that also follows the minimalist ethos. CoreOS and Project Atomic are other efforts in this area. Even Microsoft is joining the quest, with its Nano Server project for cloud computing and containers. The folks at Docker approve, noting in a recent blog, “VMWare’s announcement and other ecosystem announcements of this nature as being positive for the community because additional tools help to further liberate developers from the constraints of the infrastructure.” This is great, ironic stuff, in that as the IoT is introducing insane new levels of complexity in end-to-end computing infrastructures, the operating systems need to become much smaller. The underlying principle is taken from the world of single-purpose computing such as game machines--the days of the general-purpose PC with a bloated OS to manage any contingency seem to be fading into the mist. It’s wonderful that the leading edge is now crisp and snappy, even as it evokes quintessential old-man talk and old-man knowledge--to wit, the Wikipedia entry under “minimalism” in computer science has this marvelous chestnut: “In the late 1970s and early 1980s programmers had to work within the confines of relatively expensive and limited resources. 8 or 16 kilobytes of RAM was common; 64 kilobytes was considered a vast amount and was the entire address space accessible to the 8-bit CPUs predominant during the earliest generations of personal computers. The most common storage medium was the 5.25 inch floppy disk holding from 88 to 170kB.” As one sharing a birthday (more or less) with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Scott McNealy, I heartily approve of this new trend. It has nothing to do with ancient stories of how tough it was in the old days--Bronko Nagurski was a heck of a football player, too--and everything to do with creating a lean, flexible, massively scalable, highly performant IT infrastructure for this century, not the century just past.

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Five Important Steps Linux Job Seekers Should Take

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:15
Linux talent is in demand, and organizations are willing to pay a lot for those with the right qualifications. Here are tips for the Linux job seeker.
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On-Premises Infrastructure with Cloud Economics | @HPHelionCloud @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:00
Fred Duball is the Data Center Practice Principal, Workload and Cloud Solutions at HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector. Previously he served as the Executive Director and Deputy CIO for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Thank you for joining us again today, Fred. Before discussing HP Data Center Services in greater detail, please tell us about your background. Fred Duball: I am the practice principal for data center solutions in the U.S. Public Sector Workload and Cloud Solutions Practice, where I have strategic focus on IT transformation trends and provide oversight and contract negotiation in support of our client’s business workload delivery needs. I acquired more than 25 years of government and commercial enterprise experience in IT and IT consulting before joining HP in 2009. Previously, I served as the Executive Director and Deputy CIO for the Commonwealth of Virginia, where I led the efforts to privatize the complex state government infrastructure in a shared services initiative.

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3D Printing Expo Showcases Printers for Businesses Large and Small

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 17:00
Specialized 3D printers from a wide range of vendors were on display recently at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in New York City.
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Power Panel By @AndiMann at @DevOpsSummit New York [#DevOps]

Java Developer's Journal - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:15
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists will discuss how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might slip up with the wrong focus, how to manage change and risk in all three areas, what is possible and what is not, where to start, and especially how new structures, processes, and technologies can help drive a new DevOps culture.

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Smartphones Start to Attract Older Generation, NPD Finds

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 14:10
New research from NPD suggests that as smartphones become more ubiquitous, buyers of these devices have become significantly older and less affluent.
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