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How the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom Bucks Trend of Ho Hum Smartphone Upgrades

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 20:12
The Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom’s dual-lens rear camera, long battery life and generous storage capacity help it break the trend of unimpressive smartphone upgrades.
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PC Makers Brought VR-Ready, Ultrathin Windows Models to CES 2017

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 19:30
PC makers came to the Consumer Electronics Show with virtual reality-ready Windows PC models that are thinner than ever and deliver more than 15 hours of battery life.
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eWEEKchat Jan. 11: Citizen Development: No-Code Wave of the Future?

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 19:22
Please join us Jan. 11 for a timely eWEEKchat about new-generation application and platform development.
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Netsurion Launches SIEM-at-the-Edge and Breach Detection Services

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 18:45
New services benefit from Netsurion's October 2016 acquisition of EventTracker, bringing advanced security capabilities to small and branch offices.
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North Carolina Man Admits Role in Online Attacks Against U.S Intelligence Officials

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 16:30
24-year-old pleads guilty to charges he was part of a group that targeted U.S. intelligence officials, including CIA chief John Brennan.
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IoT Dev + Test | @ThingsExpo @TechWell #IoT #M2M #API #AI #ML #Agile

Java Developer's Journal - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 14:45
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

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IBM Breaks Record with 8,000-plus Patents in Calendar Year

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 06:35
This marks the first time any company or organization has earned more than 8,000 patents in one year, and the 24th consecutive year that IBM has been No. 1 on the list.
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Microsoft Introduces Azure Cloud-Based Connected Vehicle Platform

eWeek - Application Development - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 01:35
Microsoft introduced its Connected Vehicle Platform that's based on Azure Cloud services and works with the Cortana digital virtual assistant.
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Big Data Model Maturity Discussion – What Are You Measuring? | @BigDataExpo #BI #BigData #Analytics

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 21:30
“Maturity models” can be very useful. Every analyst firm and most vendors have created some sort of maturity model. Not only can a maturity model benchmark where you are with respect to your cohorts, but good maturity models also provide a roadmap to help organizations advance along the maturity model. But different maturity models measure different things, and what the maturity model measures is critically important because you are what you measure.

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[slides] #M2M #IoT Communications | @ThingsExpo @Citrix #RTC #WebRTC

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 19:30
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, walked through how Octoblu solved this problem by building an open source, cross-protocol IoT M2M instant messaging platform utilized by thousands of users and companies to allow disparate devices to communicate seamlessly with each other and other platforms.

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The History and Future of the Java Programming Language | @DevOpsSummit #Java #DevOps

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 19:00
As the internet’s renowned programming language, Java has had a profound impact on how people navigate the digital world. Much of what users expect in terms of performance from their devices that access the internet has been set by Java functionality. You don’t have to be a developer, however, to recognize its influence. The story of Java goes back more than two decades and has evolved along with the digital transformation of the world. As consumer and business demands on scalability increases, Java is forced to grow and adapt in order to stay relevant. Stakeholders are approaching their work armed with a primer on Java’s history, current use, and future direction.

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Digital Transformation in the Retail Banking Industry | @CloudExpo #Cloud #FinTech #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 18:00
Like other industries did before it, retail banking is riding a bucking bronco of digital transformation. While customer satisfaction levels drop and government rules and regulations continue to expand, retail banking seeks new ways to adapt to the massive changes in how consumers interact and use financial products and services. However, unlike other industries such as book publishing that have been rocked by the tsunami of digital changes in the marketplace, companies in the banking sector also have to comply with extensive regulations intended to protect consumers. In confronting this new landscape, banks are looking at better ways to use their existing data in real-time to improve customer experience and loyalty, comply with a growing number of government rules and privacy laws, and consolidate disparate IT systems in their current infrastructure. Banks must provide a seamless experience for customers no matter which product or service they choose.

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Blockchain Identity | @CloudExpo #FinTech #Blockchain #DigitalTransformation

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 15:00
As good Venn diagrams always show it's the intersection areas that offer the sweet spot for trends and markets, and an especially potent one is the intersection of Cloud computing, with the blockchain and also digital identity, particularly when considered within contexts such as Digital Democracy. Given the diversity of each field alone there are multiple perspectives to this, more the start of a conversation rather than a definitive design.

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Security as an Advantage | @CloudExpo @GlobalSign #BigData #IoT #InfoSec

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 06:45
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.

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[slides] #DevOps and #Microservices Security | @CloudExpo @Aporeto #CD

Java Developer's Journal - Sun, 01/08/2017 - 03:15
DevOps and microservices are permeating software engineering teams broadly, whether these teams are in pure software shops but happen to run a business, such Uber and Airbnb, or in companies that rely heavily on software to run more traditional business, such as financial firms or high-end manufacturers. Microservices and DevOps have created software development and therefore business speed and agility benefits, but they have also created problems; specifically, they have created software security issues.

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MobiDev to Exhibit at @CloudExpo NY & Silicon Valley | @MobiDev_ #IoT #AI

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 23:45
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 200 developers, designers, quality assurance engineers, project managers in house, specializing in the world-class mobile and web development.

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Announcing @CloudRank to Exhibit at @CloudExpo New York | #AWS #Cloud #Azure

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 23:30
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloud Academy 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. Cloud Academy is the industry’s most innovative, vendor-neutral cloud technology training platform. Cloud Academy provides continuous learning solutions for individuals and enterprise teams for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and the most popular cloud computing technologies. Get certified, manage the full lifecycle of your cloud-based resources, and build your knowledge based using Cloud Academy’s expert-created content, comprehensive Learning Paths, and innovative Hands-on Labs.

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Optimizing the Ops in DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #Cloud #DevOps #Containers

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 22:00
We call it DevOps but much of the time there’s a lot more discussion about the needs and concerns of developers than there is about other groups. There’s a focus on improved and less isolated developer workflows. There are many discussions around collaboration, continuous integration and delivery, issue tracking, source code control, code review, IDEs, and xPaaS – and all the tools that enable those things. Changes in developer practices may come up – such as developers taking ownership of code and pulling pager duty. We also talk about culture a great deal in the context of developers and DevOps. About touchy-feely topics like empathy, trust, learning, cooperation, and responsibility. It can all be a bit kumbaya.

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Automating Security #Compliance on #AWS | @CloudExpo @CloudRaxak #AI

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 20:15
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, Raxak Protect automates security for any workload running on traditional IT, private clouds, and public clouds. A line of business user with no security experience can now provision a VM on Amazon Web Services with a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) defined security profile (e.g., PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FFIEC, FISMA).

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[video] Innovate a Platform | @CloudExpo @ReadyTalk #IoT #RTC #WebRTC

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 01/07/2017 - 19:00
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and more than a decade of web conferencing product development to start a project that reflects shifts in customer needs, cloud, dev tools, web standards, enterprise mobility and video. He covered the upsides, downsides and learnings in terms of investment, resource allocation, talent retention and technical considerations.

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