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The headlines tell a story that many leaders in the health club and fitness industry should be watching, closely. Weight Watchers just purchased Wello, a purely digital fitness delivery platform that offers one-on-one and group fitness training online. During a recent quarterly confer...
The Public Cloud is a promise. A promise for a new model without an
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings last year, eyewitnesses deluged authorities with uploaded videos and photos, sometimes clogging up servers and perhaps prolonging and hindering the police investigation. Now Amazon Web Services has come to the rescue with virtually endless ba...
A few years ago I commented [in Beware the New Silos, ref 1 below] that in a complicated world we cope by specialization - and across the industry in general and in individual enterprises specifically we have created silos of our primary disciplines. The
How many of you actually fill out the registration cards that come with your kid's toys? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? That's what I thought. Me neither. Not as a parent and certainly not as an adult. After all, they were just going to use it for marketing, right? Fast forwa...
The verities and the balderdash the impact of the cloud I originally wrote this paper back in 2005 as a bit of a rant against the positioning of Workflow and BPM. I was reminded of it the other day and [...]The post Why Workflow and BPM Suck appeared first on Cloud Computing Best Pract...
EnterpriseWeb Chief Evangelist Jason Bloomberg will be joining analyst Dr. Robin Bloor on the Bloor Group’s Briefing Room Webinar “Agents of Agility – Getting Your Technology to Behave.” The Webinar will take place on May 6 at 4:00 EDT/1:00 PDT. Featured on this episo...
AppDynamics is excited to unveil details behind our new Application Intelligence Platform which is the technology foundation for the AppDynamics portfolio of performance monitoring, automation and analytics solutions (transaction analytics was also announced today). Today’s software d...
When Gunnar Peterson and I wrote about the security considerations for Internet of Things
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - 24th April, 2014 - GFT, a leading international IT solutions provider to the financial sector, today announced it is a Bronze sponsor of the ServiceNow® Knowledge14® conference, the largest gathering of IT professionals using cloud services for enterprise ...
Chat with Cash Coleman talking ClearDB, cloud database and Johnny Cash By Greg Schulz Podcast with Cash Coleman talking ClearDB, cloud database and Johnny Cash In this episode from the SNIA DSI 2014 event I am joined by Cashton Coleman (@Cash_Coleman). Introducing Ca...
I am not happy to Revisit a Vendor Survival post saying that my prediction that a vendor will not survive was correct (for example,
Thursday 17 April, 2014 Samsung Electronics and Amazon today announced a partnership to launch Kindle for Samsung, a custom-built eBook service. The app will debut in April starting with the Galaxy S5 along with existing Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets that have Android 4...
Like every one I am updating my terminology to reflect the shift that occurred – Business and technical executives immediately get that when combined with a world of smart, connected devices then Cloud computing only makes more sense. We have entered an age where IoT Cloud Computing...
Continuous Testing provides a real-time, objective assessment of the business risks associated with an application under development. Applied uniformly, Continuous Testing allows both business and technical managers to make better trade-off decisions between release scope, time, and qu...
  Is data security in cloud computing possible in 2014? Recent reports on NSA spying have eroded trust in US-based cloud providers.  This is especially true for non-USA-based customers that use cloud services offered by US companies.  They see using an American cloud provider as a...
One of the most powerful aspects of the Internet of Things is the process of synthesis it achieves; it provides a mental model for people to associate and relate a number of different technologies under one umbrella concept and trend. Therefore one early quick win is a simple taxonomy...
SG Series Utilizes New Intel™ Core Processors to Accelerate Sophos UTM and Next-Gen Firewall Solutions Oxford - April 14, 2014 - Sophos today announced a major refresh of its network Security Gateway hardware with the availability of the new Sophos SG Series appliances. These hig...
Security threats are making the news quite a bit lately, whether that involves situations where a user’s information either has been compromised or potentially could be compromised. The latest Heartbleed web security flaw has nearly everyone recommending that you update all of your onl...
The Content Enrichment Web Service (CEWS) allows you to extend the functionality of SharePoint 2013 Search.  Using CEWS, a developer can send the values of managed properties to an external web service and return new or modified managed properties to include in the index.  Th...
As the fourth installment of HBO’s ever popular hit series, Game of Thrones, premiered this past Saturday, millions of viewers were frustrated to find out HBO Go crashed due to overwhelming demand. A discouraging sign for fans who wanted to watch the highly-anticipated premiere. TechC...
Public Cloud Storage Results Rival Traditional NAS with Avere FlashCloud PITTSBURGH- April 7, 2014- Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for cloud enabled data centers, today announced that it has posted the first ever SPECsfs2008 NFS.v.3 results using a public clou...
When large enterprises move to a public infrastructure cloud (such as Amazon Web Services or others), it is a gradual, and often times, carefully measured process. Large enterprises strive for 100 percent certainty that the migration process will not impact the business; therefore, the...
RightScale has recently published a report on State of the Cloud Report. It is the result of a survey of about a thousand people. The report has seven conclusions in the executive summary: Cloud adoption reaches ubiquity Hybrid cloud is the approach of choice Enterprise cloud governanc...
Last week, at the Amazon Web Services Summit in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, we met many companies who have deployed (or will migrate) their sensitive projects to the Amazon cloud.  These companies expressed real concerns about the security of their information, and the status of co...
AppDynamics is excited to announce the 2014 Spring Release of the AppDynamics platform which continues our tradition of disruptive innovation and extends our leadership position through: Expanded support for a wide range of applications and frameworks including Java, .Net, PHP, S...
Cognizant Mobility Expert Peter RogersMy friend and Cognizant colleague, the ever opinionated Peter Rogers, shares more of his insights into the world of IoT (Internet of Things), enterprise mobility, geekdom and how they really works under-the-covers.  By "they" I mean technology...
Microsoft slashed prices on several of its cloud computing services the company announced on Monday, following through on a standing promise to match Amazon Web Services, which made similar cuts last week. The software giant made the announcement in a blog post by Windows Azure general...
English version of cloudworks.nu column
Revolution Analytics has just introduced a 10-module series of R courses in Singapore. If you'd like to learn how to do data analysis in R, already know data analysis in another language like SAS and want to transition to R, or just want to enhance your R skills in a specific area, one...
​If you follow Skytap here on our blog, or on Twitter, LinkedIn, or any of the other places we frequent, you more than likely saw a wealth of information related to our newly launched support for Skytap on Amazon Web Services.  But whether you got the news from the initial press r...
One of the most common phrases heard when new technology is introduced is that it's going to "bridge the gap" between X and Y. X and Y are almost always one of three IT groups: development, operations and networking. And while that goal is admirable (and indeed there are techno-cultura...
​As you might have heard, we recently launched support for Skytap on Amazon Web Services. Skytap on AWS is ideal for dev/test teams who want a fast on-ramp to AWS and need to quickly and repeatedly deploy complex application environments. If your team is using AWS for production applic...
Theresa Lanowitz, founder of voke, discusses "Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next Generation Enterprise." Learn how service virtualization and other extreme automation technology helps organizations overcome traditional age-old computing problems. We really want to unde...
Following our recent API Workshops in Australia and New Zealand, the next port of call is The Netherlands, where we are running an
The UK government is starting to plan the evolution of their G-Cloud (Government Cloud) initiative. In essence the current implementation is basically an ‘e-commerce store for Government Cloud IT services’. The Cloud Store is just that, the logical first step of a single or...
After five days (and eleven meetings) with new customers in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, I think time is right for another refinement of in-memory computing's definition. To me, it is clear that our industry is lagging when it comes to explaining in-memory computing to potentia...
​I had the opportunity to speak with Skytap chief technology officer Brad Schick and VP of products Brian White on the recent release of “Skytap on Amazon Web Services.” In this interview, the two explain the reason behind the integration of Skytap and Amazon Web Services, and why curr...