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The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) recently hosted the The Value of Things (VoT): MassTLC IoT Conference in Waltham, Massachusetts. There was surprisingly little disagreement between the various panelists on the future of the Internet of Things (IoT), but probably not in ...
The New Finance Meet-up group is currently running a 6 part series over a period of 6 months to determine what could disrupt the Insurance industry. In the most recent meet-up the focus was on how the quantified-self could disrupt the insurance industry. I came away from the meet-up wi...
In my previous blog I contrasted the latest net neutrality developments in the EU with the situation in the U.S. Neither decision will settle the argument and the two camps will continue to debate the topic for the foreseeable future. On both sides of the argument and the ocean, believ...
Facebook invested more cash this week when they acquired one of my favourite Kickstarter projects Oculus VR for a seemingly ridiculous $2b. The VR (virtual reality) headset was the best in class technology (in its price range) and had just added a head-tracking software solution to red...
At the Geneva Motor Show Apple officially launched its new “CarPlay” product for cars, to some excitement. Apple has enlisted a number of big name auto manufacturers into the program, so you can expect to see CarPlay in your new vehicle sometime soon. But what’s new here? At first gla...
In the last blog, we started the discussion about where the Internet is headed and why this is relevant to the topic of net neutrality. The best way to map the future of the Internet may be to look at the kinds of things that interest a company like Google these days as part of its mis...
The cloud ecosystem for information technology today is an interesting mix of companies, products and solutions. Information Communications Technology (ICT) refers to the convergence and expansion of telecommunications with information processing and storage. In short, ICT and the clou...
Building video calling apps is no small task. Learning about video codecs, signaling, and presence is just the beginning when it comes to implementation. At PubNub, we have partnered our technology with WebRTC to make integration fast and easy to build video chat software. Out of the b...
Employees using mobile devices to access popular and often times essential cloud applications continue to increase in the workplace, both via private devices and those owned by the enterprise. This increase in use brings with it important data security issues for the enterprise. Some e...
The competitive battlefield of 2014 will increasingly involve data. It will be about collecting, transmitting, analyzing and reporting its meaning faster and more efficiently than competitors. If you can digitally represent locations, events, activities, resources, job skills, assets...
As 13th Cloud Expo / Cloud Expo Silicon Valley draws near, two of its major sponsors are working together in a high-profile way. Hitachi GST (HGST), a Western Digital company, and Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced that HGST is providing solid-state storage solutions for Veri...
Here at MetraTech we work hard to provide a billing and compensation platform that will help service providers monetize their services, whether those services are deployed in the cloud, across the Internet or other methods. However, we have learned that before proposing a billing solut...
Consumers are a funny bunch. We want to be first with the latest hot smartphone. We want flawless experiences when we deal with online services and don’t deal with slow responsiveness well. While our want for new devices is good for the device manufacturers, our lack of patience can be...
TokBox, a Telefónica Digital company, today announced that their OpenTok on WebRTC platform now supports Chrome 29 for the desktop and Chrome for Android. TokBox, with its industry leading OpenTok on WebRTC platform, powers enterprise-grade WebRTC video communications for businesses an...
XirSys, a California-based tech company recently launched by the founders of Influxis, officially announced today that it is now providing cloud accounts for developers interested in testing the BETA services for their WebRTC hosting platform. WebRTC is being touted as the leading disr...
I took inventory of my personal SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) environment this morning while sitting in a coffee shop next to the Boise river. On Tuesday I recorded and published my first Google+ Hangout On Air. I interviewed mobility expert Bob Egan using our MacBook Pr...
Mobile cloud computing refers to the combination of mobile networks and cloud computing with an aim of benefiting the network operators, mobile users, and cloud providers. Usually it’s a technology that leverages the elastic resources of network technologies and varied clouds toward un...
Telecommuting at one time meant little more than working from one's kitchen table, saving files onto a floppy disk, and possibly sending them into the office via dial-up modem. There was no videoconference, no softphones to move your office extension to wherever you were sitting at the...
I would invite anyone in an IT department buried in demand for mobile apps to first take a look at Google Enterprise, before trying to develop everything yourself. There are many mobile capabilities already available in the Google world which are free to individuals and available free...
A recent survey has shown that security policies and rules set down by IT departments are not just being ignored but having a bus driven through them by staff and senior executives, who wish to bring their own device to work so that they can do more, work smarter and be in touch all of...
Last week I watched a presentation recorded at GigaOm Structure: Data conference featuring Gus Hunt, CTO of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In his presentation, he identified SMAC (social, mobile, big data analytics, and cloud) as the culprit for the massive increase in availab...
One of the truisms in information technology is that everything old is new again – well, except maybe for punched cards. We went from big corporate data centers to regional/division corporate data centers back to big corporate data centers and now to even bigger cloud data centers. We ...
With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open in under three weeks' time at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA - co-located with 2nd International Big Data Expo - let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Fac...
This is Part 2 of the 12 routines for a Windows Server 2008 user to accelerate the learning and adoption of Windows Server 2012 without the need of a touch device. It is intended for those who are familiar with the administration of Windows Server 2008 (or later) to become comfortable ...
This article details 12 routines for a Windows Server 2008 user to accelerate the learning and adoption of Windows Server 2012 without the need of a touch device. It is intended for those who are familiar with the administration of Windows Server 2008 (or later) to become comfortable w...
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas that ended last week saw a 10 percent hike in vendor exhibits from last year and a slight rise in the number of people attending at 92,112. The world’s largest media event since covering filmed entertainment and con...
Only ten weeks to go! Time for an alphabetical summary of the many leading-edge themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) - being held June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City and co-located with Big Data Expo 2012 New York ...
There is a storm rising in the midst of enterprise networks today. It builds quickly and overtakes unsuspecting companies as the popularity of virtual initiatives causes data volumes on their networks to swell to proportions too large to access efficiently over existing bandwidth. The ...
What does the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of Abiquo, Apprenda, Tier3, OutSystems and OpSource, the Co-Founder & CTO of Dell Boomi, the CTOs of Rackspace, rPath, Compuware, BMC, NextIO, SoftLayer, SOASoftware, Gale Technologies, CiRBA and UShar...
An alphabetical selection of some of the many themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) - being held November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. The markets may still be melting, but Cloud Expo is definitely coming of age!
You are always on the move. One day you build a presentation at your home office. The next, you’re running through a contract at a client site. No day is the same, but one thing is consistent: the need for you and your group to collaborate on documents. The documents that are most ess...
I'm returning to the US this week after spending more than a year in Asia. I'm pessimistic about many things, as I recently explained in a separate article. But let's talk about the rays of light in today's grim global greyness. Let's talk about Cloud Expo. I don't know much, but...
I wrote an article back in 2004 called "Evolution of Mobile Computing" that I thought would be useful to modernize for 'Cloud 2011,' mapping it to what progress there has been to date and how that lights up what's hot right now. The main points emphasize just how much "the Cloud" is a...
Delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will be traveling from all over the world to New York this coming June 6-9 to attend 8th International Cloud Expo in New York City, co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with 11th Virtualization Conference & Expo. Here is an ea...
Cloud Computing may some day turn computing resources into a utility. Certainly that's the direction in which things are headed. The first step on this path is well underway, with Internet service becoming a presumed utility by citizens and governments worldwide. Politicians the wo...
Enterprise service bus as a service will begin to emerge within enterprise clouds to allow common messaging within applications among different organizational units. This will further support standardization within an enterprise, as well as reduce lead times for applications developme...
"One day the cloud really will be big..." concludes an article in this week's international print edition of The Economist, an intriguing article that sets out to quantify the size of the three main layers of the cloud computing ecosystem.
Cloud Computing Journal authors look at the short- and mid-term future of the Cloud. Today we start with KEVIN L. JACKSON Editor, Government Cloud Computing on Ulitzer, and LARRY CARVALHO, the 2011 Instructor of Cloud Expo's ever popular Cloud Computing Bootcamp.
Mobile location technology provider, Location Labs has announced the availability of its Sparkle Mobile Location and Controls Platform for app developers, carriers, and smartphone manufacturers. The platform combines services for location and movement, data capture, voice and text mon...
"We're making an important shift in the way we do business by providing clients powerful cloud computing services as well as cost savings," declared Chen Xiao Qin, vice director of marketing at Shanghai Telecom, as it was announced earlier in October that Shanghai Telecom was adopting ...