Thanks to widespread Internet adoption and more than 10 billion connected
devices around the world, companies became more excited than ever about the
Internet of Things in 2014. Add in the hype around Google Glass and the Nest
Thermostat, and nearly every business, including those from traditionally
low-tech industries, wanted in. But despite the buzz, some very real business
questions emerged - mainly, not if a device can be connected, or even when,
but why? Why does connecting to the cloud create greater value for the user?
Why do connected features improve the overall experience? And why does
connecting to the cloud enhance your business model? Or stated differently,
if a company invests in making my toaster talk to my lawnmower, is that
really a good business decision and why?
We dubbed this dilemma the Internet of Why. Now, halfway through 2015, many
There's a story that needs to be written, in fact it's not a story it's a
piece of technical analysis. We need to know why Big Data connectivity is not
as simple as connecting Lego building blocks.
Vendors in the ‘cloud ERP financials' space are fond of using terms like
multi-channel to talk about the need to bring together previously
disconnected elements of data (including Big Data) for the new way we are
supposed to work with technology..
What is a multi-channel experience?
As Rob Bamforth wrote on Computer Weekly this year, "A truly multi-channel
experience incorporates the p... (more)
Shared Services for the Real Time Responsive Smart Environment
2015 predictions circa 1970: houses anticipate our needs and adapt, city
infrastructure is citizen and situation aware, office buildings identify and
preprocess you. Today smart buildings have no such collective conscience, no
shared set of fundamental services to identify, predict and synchronize
around us. LiveSpace and M2Mi are changing that. LiveSpace Smart Environment
devices deliver over the M2Mi IoT Platform real time presence, awareness and
intent analytics as a service to local connected devices.
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The emergence of cloud computing and Big Data warrants a greater role for the
PMO to successfully manage enterprise transformation driven by these powerful
trends. As the adoption of cloud-based services continues to grow, a
governance model is needed to orchestrate enterprise cloud implementations
and harness the power of Big Data analytics.
In his session at Cloud Expo, Mahesh Singh, President of BigData, Inc.,
discussed how the Enterprise PMO takes center stage not only in developing
the appropriate governance model but also in collaborating with... (more)
What is the future of the IT operations team in the modern enterprise
environment? From paradigm shifts in networking, to cloud and licensure, and
all the Internet of Things in between.
In 2014 automation was the name of the game. In his session at DevOps Summit,
Matthew Joyce, a Sales Engineer at Big Switch, will discuss why in 2015 it's
Matthew Joyce, a sales engineer at Big Switch, is helping push networking
into the 21st century. He is also a hacker at NYC Resistor. Previously he
worked at NASA Ames Research Center with the Nebula Project (wh... (more)
A New Architecture for the Internet of Things: Rethinking Your IT Framework
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for
collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision
making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the
Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT
organization pondering its infrastructure strategy.
How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet
of Things implementation? In this session, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief
Architect for the Internet o... (more)
Building low-cost wearable devices can enhance the quality of our lives. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Sai Yamanoor, Embedded Software Engineer at Altschool, provided an example of putting together a small keychain within a $50 budget that educates the user about the air quality in their surroundings.
He also provided examples such as building a wearable device that provides transit or recreational information.
He then reviewed the resources available to build wearable devices at ...
May. 30, 2015 05:30 AM EDT Reads: 4,511
There has been a lot of discussion recently in the DevOps space over whether there is a unique form of DevOps for large enterprises or is it just vendors looking to sell services and tools.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Chris Riley, a technologist, discussed whether Enterprise DevOps is a unique species or not. What makes DevOps adoption in the enterprise unique or what doesn’t? Unique or not, what does this mean for adopting DevOps in enterprise size organizations? He also explored differe...
May. 30, 2015 05:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,968
Cloud Foundry open Platform as a Service makes it easy to operate, scale and deploy application for your dedicated cloud environments. It enables developers and operators to be significantly more agile, writing great applications and deliver them in days instead of months. Cloud Foundry takes care of all the infrastructure and network plumbing that you need to build, run and operate your applications and can do this while patching and updating systems and services without any downtime.
May. 30, 2015 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,995
Are your Big Data initiatives resulting in Big Impact or Big Mess?
In her session at Big Data Expo, Penelope Everall Gordon, Emerging Technology Strategist at 1Plug Corporation, shared her successes in improving Big Decision outcomes by building stories compelling to the target audience – and her failures when she lost sight of the plotline, distracted by the glitter of technology and the lure of buried insights. The cast of characters includes the agency head [city official? elected official?...
May. 30, 2015 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,840
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 C...
May. 30, 2015 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 5,840
Storage administrators find themselves walking a line between meeting employees’ demands to use public cloud storage services, and their organizations’ need to store information on-premises for security, performance, cost and compliance reasons. However, as file sharing protocols like CIFS and NFS continue to lose their relevance, simply relying only on a NAS-based environment creates inefficiencies that hurt productivity and the bottom line. IT wants to implement cloud storage it can purchase a...
May. 30, 2015 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,217
The emergence of cloud computing and Big Data warrants a greater role for the PMO to successfully manage enterprise transformation driven by these powerful trends. As the adoption of cloud-based services continues to grow, a governance model is needed to orchestrate enterprise cloud implementations and harness the power of Big Data analytics.
In his session at Cloud Expo, Mahesh Singh, President of BigData, Inc., discussed how the Enterprise PMO takes center stage not only in developing the app...
May. 30, 2015 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,182
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
BMC delivers software solutions that help IT transform digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive business advantage. BMC has worked with thousands of leading companies to create and deliver powerful IT management services. From mainframe to cloud to mobile, BMC pairs high-speed digital innovation with robust...
May. 30, 2015 04:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,792
After a couple of false starts, cloud-based desktop solutions are picking up steam, driven by trends such as BYOD and pervasive high-speed connectivity.
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Seth Bostock, CEO of IndependenceIT, cut through the hype and the acronyms, and discussed the emergence of full-featured cloud workspaces that do for the desktop what cloud infrastructure did for the server. He also discussed VDI vs DaaS, implementation strategies and evaluation criteria.
May. 30, 2015 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,100
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core...
May. 30, 2015 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 5,807
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends:
Exposing the device to a management framework
Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic
Exposing that business layer and data to end users.
This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happe...
May. 30, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,174
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014.
In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective ...
May. 30, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,555
Collecting data in the field and configuring multitudes of unique devices is a time-consuming, labor-intensive process that can stretch IT resources. Horan & Bird [H&B], Australia’s fifth-largest Solar Panel Installer, wanted to automate sensor data collection and monitoring from its solar panels and integrate the data with its business and marketing systems. After data was collected and structured, two major areas needed to be addressed: improving developer workflows and extending access to a b...
May. 30, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,820
When an enterprise builds a hybrid IaaS cloud connecting its data center to one or more public clouds, security is often a major topic along with the other challenges involved. Security is closely intertwined with the networking choices made for the hybrid cloud.
Traditional networking approaches for building a hybrid cloud try to kludge together the enterprise infrastructure with the public cloud. Consequently this approach requires risky, deep "surgery" including changes to firewalls, subnets...
May. 30, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,766
Move from reactive to proactive cloud management in a heterogeneous cloud infrastructure.
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Manoj Khabe, Innovative Solution-Focused Transformation Leader at Vicom Computer Services, Inc., will show how to replace a help desk-centric approach with an ITIL-based service model and service-centric CMDB that’s tightly integrated with an event and incident management platform.
Learn how to expand the scope of operations management to service management. He will al...
May. 29, 2015 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,254
2015 predictions circa 1970: houses anticipate our needs and adapt, city infrastructure is citizen and situation aware, office buildings identify and preprocess you. Today smart buildings have no such collective conscience, no shared set of fundamental services to identify, predict and synchronize around us. LiveSpace and M2Mi are changing that. LiveSpace Smart Environment devices deliver over the M2Mi IoT Platform real time presence, awareness and intent analytics as a service to local connecte...
May. 29, 2015 04:27 PM EDT Reads: 945
High-performing enterprise Software Quality Assurance (SQA) teams validate systems that are ready for use - getting most actively involved as components integrate and form complete systems. These teams catch and report on defects, making sure the customer gets the best software possible. SQA teams have leveraged automation and virtualization to execute more thorough testing in less time - bringing Dev and Ops together, ensuring production readiness. Does the emergence of DevOps mean the end of E...
May. 29, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,632
Amazon and Google have built software-defined data centers (SDDCs) that deliver massively scalable services with great efficiency. Yet, building SDDCs has proven to be a near impossibility for companies without hyper-scale resources.
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, David Cauthron, CTO and Founder of NIMBOXX, highlighted how a mid-sized manufacturer of global industrial equipment bridged the gap from virtualization to software-defined services, streamlining operations and costs while connect...
May. 29, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,822
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
May. 29, 2015 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,551
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate.
The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads.
Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, ...
May. 29, 2015 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 5,127