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The KDE Group Protests "GNOME-Only" Decision for UserLinux
The KDE Group Protests "GNOME-Only" Decision for UserLinux

$Revision: 1.26 $

We, the undersigned KDE and Debian developers, fans and users of both, present this strategic proposal for a closer collaboration between the UserLinux and KDE projects. It is our strong belief that we can provide the UserLinux effort with undeniable value and credibility through its endorsement and execution.

This proposal outlines our desktop strategy for UserLinux, including but not limited to:

  1. KDE Core Enterprise Enhancements
  2. UserLinux Installer and System Tools
  3. FreeDesktop.org and GNOME/GTK+ Integration
  4. OpenOffice.org and Mozilla Integration

UserLinux will be provided with a level of polish, refinement and suitability for enterprises, ISVs and IHVs that is beyond question. We will enhance KDE to a level that, while not currently practical with multiple targets and the endless variations of the Linux/Unix platform, are made feasible by a focus on leveraging core Debian technology.

KDE Core Enterprise Enhancements

We will leverage standard KDE core and upcoming features that are potentially crucial in an enterprise environment. A sample of these include:

  1. KDE Kiosk Mode, also known as lock-down mode, makes it possible to restrict the capabilities of the KDE3 environment in powerful and flexible ways including but not limited to the ability to:

    1. Restrict desktop, application, and printing actions.
    2. Restrict internet access on a URL basis at a desktop-wide level.
    3. Restrict desktop resource customizations.

    Such functionality is invaluable for unattended operation of UserLinux in a kiosk setting as well as for wide-scale enterprise deployment of a controlled environment.

  2. A new easy-to-use administration tool, yet in the stages of development, will build on top of the KDE Kiosk Mode and expand upon the features in an exciting direction. The tool will enable scalable management of users, their settings and IT privileges. The design goals include:

    1. Full scalability from medium to large organisations.
    2. Usable by both KDE and non-KDE applications.
    3. Seamless integration into existing IT infrastructure.
    4. Roaming support.

    Please expect more detail and an official announcement in 2004 Q1.

  3. An Integrated Terminal Server and Client employing a new and highly efficient X compression technology thereby enabling seamless desktop integration of applications based on a remote compute server. This feature will be in addition to KDE's existing remote desktop support (VNC and RDP) and is especially exciting in light of the fact that it enables a satisfying desktop experience on a thin client even with a low-bandwidth connection (e.g. dialup) to the application server. The technology will bring us on par with Citrix, Tarantella, SunRay and Windows Terminal Server offerings.

  4. KDE Print: Enterprise-grade technology for intimate management of printers and print jobs, adaptable to innumerable creative tasks.

  5. KDE Core Killer Apps: Whilst too numerous to list here, we expect to leverage core KDE applications where appropriate. In addition to the well-known applications several pertain directly to the enterprise including:

    1. The upcoming Kontact, an integrated personal information management suite, which in conjunction with the Kolab Server will provide a powerful standards-based groupware solution.
    2. The upcoming KERP, an Enterprise Resource Planner.
    3. A set of financial trading tools currently in development.

    ISVs in particular will be pleased to note that the KDE/Qt environment sports a rich body of development tools that leverage the elegant and powerful framework provided by KDE/Qt as well as tools enabling development in areas ranging from HTML production to UML modelling, CAD design and document publishing.

  6. KDE brings an impressive body of localization and internationalization effort to the table. With over 80 translation teams and KDE 3.2.x to be available in an estimated 50+ languages, KDE is a compelling choice for an enterprise desktop with an international audience.

Features 1 and 2 have been or are being developed by KDE core developer Waldo Bastian who, we note, while not one of the undersigned of this proposal in particular, is highly regarded in the KDE development community, having produced an impressive body of infrastructure and software. Feature 3 is being developed by respected KDE developer Aaron Seigo (and others) with the full support of NoMachine. We have enlisted the support of several KDE and Debian developers to assist us as necessary with the integration of all these features into UserLinux, in addition to the existing channels of KDE and Debian development support.

(Ben Burton, Chris Cheney, Christoph Cullmann, Thomas Diehl, Michael Goffioul, Wilco Greven, Charles Hill, Antonio Larrosa Jimenez, Hamish Rodda, Reinhold Kainhofer, Ralf Nolden, Carsten Pfeiffer, Kurt Pfeifle, Zack Rusin, Aaron Seigo, Daniel Stone)

UserLinux Installer and System Tools

We will leverage core Debian technology while providing a level of GUI polish expected by modern users. Our plans include:

  1. A UserLinux Installer Frontend.

    Currently under consideration is a port of the excellent and pre-existing Ark Linux installer frontend to underlying Debian technology such as debootstrap and debian-installer.

  2. UserLinux System Tools.

    Enterprise users expect intuitive GUI tools for managing UserLinux configuration and deployment. We will implement interfaces that are tightly integrated into the KDE desktop while, of course, leveraging Debian technology such as DebConf when and where possible.

We expect that rapid development technology such as Python/KDE and Perl/KDE, the Qt Designer and KDevelop coupled with a fixed Debian target will make these feasible and practical achievements.

(Juanjo Alvarez, Mario Bensi, Mark Bucciarelli, Clarence Dang, Anonymous Developer, Ludovic Dupont, Alejandro Exojo, Adrien Lafont de Sentenac, Jonathan Riddell, Peter Rockai, Hamish Rodda, Kevin Ottens + Navindra Umanee)

FreeDesktop.org and GNOME/GTK+ Integration

While we are primarily a KDE effort, we acknowledge the existence and importance of other toolkits such as GTK+. As such, we consider the integration of GTK+ applications into the KDE desktop a top priority.

Existing technology enables superficial integration today. In addition, we have devised some exciting new plans to make further integration of GTK+ into KDE seamless to a point. Ultimately however, complete integration is incumbent upon the on-going efforts of the FreeDesktop.org organization.

The KDE project has taken a prominent role in the FreeDesktop.org effort and recognizes that the fruits of its initiatives extend beyond the KDE and GNOME projects themselves. We have enlisted the support and fully endorse the efforts of prominent KDE figures who are active and pro-active in this crucial project.

While ideally transparent to the desktop user, we believe that supporting the GNOME development platform in addition to the KDE platform is of prime importance to ISVs who will be presented with an interesting and relevant choice of technology on which to base free and proprietary solutions.

We are primarily a Free Software effort -- both Qt and GTK+ qualify as Free Software and both enable Free Software development. However, strategically it is in the best interests of UserLinux to support proprietary development in addition to Free Software development.

Qt does both. Licensed under the GPL, it supports and enables Free Software development. Licensed commercially, it allows proprietary development. The Free Software community is recompensed in both cases. In the first, by the creation of Free Software and in the second, by the funding of Free Software (Free Qt). Proprietary developers who do not wish to recompense the Free Software community in this manner are however welcome to use the GTK+ toolkit which is available under the LGPL, allowing for gratis proprietary software development.

In practice, Qt has been overwhelmingly adopted for proprietary development given factors such as quality, features and available support. A quick Google search reveals examples such as VariCAD, QCad, FlagShip, Riviera, products by theKompany, products by Scientific Computers Ltd, the Opera Web Browser, the Adobe Photoshop Album and many more, all of which are proprietary applications. It is harder to find proprietary products based on GTK+, although several do exist.

It is hence undeniably in the best interests of ISVs to be able to make a choice of technology by careful consideration of all factors involved. Regardless of choice, applications deployed by ISVs will be properly supported and integrated into the UserLinux desktop environment.

(Ludovic Dupont, Alexander Neundorf, Kevin Ottens, Lionel Petit, Aaron Seigo + Navindra Umanee)

OpenOffice.org and Mozilla Integration

The importance of OpenOffice.org as an enterprise office suite is also recognized. Technology currently exists and is being developed to make OpenOffice.org a much nicer citizen of the KDE desktop. We intend to track these projects with interest.

The presence of Konqueror, a first-class multi-purpose and integrated web browser for KDE alleviates the need for a customized Mozilla. We understand however that Mozilla has a loyal following and will do our utmost to ensure that it is not out of place on the UserLinux desktop.

(Alexander Neundorf, Navindra Umanee)

Everyone Wins

The successful endorsement and execution of this proposal will present UserLinux with undeniable value and credibility. At the same time we will achieve a level of polish and integration with the base OS previously not possible for the KDE project as a community effort -- simply by striving for an achievable goal.

ISVs stand to gain from a polished desktop environment and platform whilst retaining choice of underlying development tools.

Of the prospective members listed in the UserLinux white paper, a majority have adopted or use the KDE desktop and could significantly benefit from the adoption of this proposal: Conectiva, Skolelinux, Knoppix, Morphix, Xandros, Lindows and Libranet.

KDE Background

Like Debian, KDE is a project based on Free Software principles and is supported by a strong community of developers earnestly working out of passion for beautiful technology whilst remaining independent of commercial interests.

KDE is based on the elegant Qt toolkit by Trolltech and sports many elegant technologies of its own such as the famous Desktop Communications Protocol which has provided new levels of application automation and scriptability, KDE Parts and XML GUI component technology, KDE I/O technology providing transparent desktop-level access to everything from HTTP to SSH, application extensibility through scripting languages such as ECMAScript or Python, a widely-acclaimed and adopted HTML component, premiere development environments such as KDevelop and Quanta and much more. The fruits of such a solid technological foundation are innumerable and do not cease to improve and impress.

KDE has been deployed in significant numbers by enterprises and is supported by many if not all of the major Linux distributions.

Who We Are

We are a group of KDE and/or Debian developers with a dedication to and interest in both projects. We are committed towards seeing the fruitful collaboration of KDE and UserLinux and only expect our numbers to grow. For further information, press inquiries, or if you wish to sponsor or endorse this project, please contact us at userlinux@kdenews.org.

We are, lexicographically:

Juanjo Alvarez
Mario Bensi
Achim Bohnet
Eva Brucherseifer
Mark Bucciarelli
Ben Burton
Chris Cheney
Christoph Cullmann
Clarence Dang
Dominique Devriese
Thomas Diehl
Ludovic Dupont
Frans Englich
Philippe Fremy (ISV)
Michael Goffioul
Wilco Greven
Charles Hill
Antonio Larrosa Jimenez
Reinhold Kainhofer
Adrien Lafont de Sentenac
Alexander Neundorf
Ralf Nolden
Kevin Ottens
Lionel Petit
Carsten Pfeiffer
Kurt Pfeifle
Jonathan Riddell
Peter Rockai
Hamish Rodda
Zack Rusin
Aaron Seigo
Daniel Stone
Nathaniel Turner
Adam Treat
Navindra Umanee

Sponsored By

LinuxMagic Inc
NoMachine
OpenSides
produktivIT
SourceXtreme, Inc

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There's many choices for a distribution so make your choice. Some of those distributions come without KDE, some come without Gnome, some of the most useful come without XFree86: so make your choice. If a particular distribution chooses to set its target user group to "not you" (and perhaps sidelines itself in the process) why get so stroppy? Just make your choice and choose something else. Jeez! :)

Michael.

if you want them, make your choice and install them. Jeez!

perrins has become all about exclusion instead
of inclusion. he is following in the footsteps
of red hate.

he will do as he pleases and unfortunately for for rest
of us he will practice his version of control.

You all have a choice.If you install a distro with a specific desktop and you don't like it, just install what you do like and use desktop switching.I like QT, FVWM and XFCE4. What I like most about FVWM is I can make it any way I want no restrictions and it "seems" much faster less buggy than KDE or Gnome. No distro should focus on a single desktop but make the most of choice and spend the effort on easy configuration for the users.

Well, I don't think KDE and GNOME can unite, because their architectures are so much different. Well, maybe the programmers can unite, but not much code is going to.

I don't think users have to worry about the choice of a desktop environment, since you can always download your choice of the desktop, as some people have pointed out. T

And the users (the pointy haired bosses) don't actually need to worry, since it's the job of the system administrator to set up all the applications (if he/she doesn't then the pointy haired bosses have a choice to fire him/her), not theirs. So UserLinux shouldn't have so big a disadvantage except if, well, their sysadmin is a Microserf, which in this case wouldn't choose GNU/Linux either.

Well that's going to be bad for UserLinux cause GNOME sucks(tm)
from start (when it thrashes your filesystem scattering it's
one zillion files over / instead of /opt) to finish (looks
ugly, crashes often, relies too much on shitty script languages). Basically it's just a toy for geeks. Oh and Gtk
is starting to suck too, speaking of speed.

I agree that ONE UNITED DESKTOP is needed. Why don't KDE and Gnome come together, find a new brand, throw everything together, refactor what can be refactored, vote about the good and bad stuff and merge INTO ONE UNITED DESKTOP. Without a union of the two desktops there will be no force against Windows. Wake up.

Stop this war. Go ahead. The past sucks.

My days of excessive free time to fiddle with my PC are long since over, so for now I watch Linux from the sidelines, occasionally trying out a distro (and thus far, always swapping back to Windows after a day or two). Reason being, every time, things don't work. Simple and very important things, like my modem. It's not that I don't have the technical proficiency to muck about the innards of the OS and fix the problem; to the contrary, that's what I do at work all day. Which is exactly why I don't want to have to do it at home, and for that matter, I want to minimize it at work too.

This is the concern of the average user. Not choice: convenience. The "corporate mindset" is something to which anyone who wants to appeal to the general public or to the conservative corporate market should pay close attention, because the reason it's profitable is that people buy it. Sure, a publicity storm can up your sales, but Linux isn't exactly the invisible underdog these days: you can't accuse Microsoft of brainwashing the masses anymore.

This is a much, much bigger issue than which GUI API a particular distribution has selected; in fact, presenting only a single desktop environment by default is very much a step in the right direction. As many have pointed out, you still have the option to install KDE if you really want to, and presenting a single face instead of a mess of options will attract far more users than it puts off. We here, are a few geeks: most of the world is not. Their needs are different, and pushing our ideals on them simply will not work.

As for personal preference, based on admittedly limited experience, I'm going to weigh in for Gnome. Why? Not because it's more stable, or better implemented. Frankly, it's a mess. But that's just a matter of not getting enough attention from developers -- which decisions like this may (hopefully) help change! At its heart, the design of Gnome is far more ambitious than that of KDE, and I'd say it's no wonder the latter is more stable. It's much easier to build a go-kart than a space shuttle. (Yes, that's massive hyperbole, I know.)

Gnome lacks polish, lacks refinement, lacks stability. But what it's got, I love. Because it doesn't remind me of Windows. It reminds me of OS/2, not superficially, but right to the core. But I'm not going to go into why that's such a good thing. I'll just say, I sincerely hope that Gnome gets the developmentit needs, because if it were at the same level of refinment as KDE, its core technologies would allow it to genuinely compete with Longhorn and Panther -- something K will be hard-pressed to do.

I really can't understand how some people can argue that UserLinux not including KDE restricts choice in general (it might restrict choice in particular cases but not in general).

Today, you have n choices of distribution times m desktops (Gnome. KDE, WindowMaker...).

Tomorrow you will have n choices of distributions times m desktops + 1; that one being UserLinux with Gnome.

So you have one more choice, not less choice.

This might give you less choice if your company decides to use UserLinux and you cannot choose KDE but even then it is forgetting that the same company using Redhat or SuSE might still have chosen one desktop over another (for support reasons) and restricted your choice in the same way.

If you sincerely believe that it is a bad choice nobody prevents you from creating KDELinux, a distribution for businesses that will streamline its chosen applications and that will streamline its DE on KDE; and may those that are right win (or both may survive if they are both right about their DE choice for enough people/companies).

If you want to insist that it restrict choice please explain to me what choice I have today will be restricted tomorrow by UserLinux's Gnome choice and how that choice will not be restricted if they choose KDE over Gnome.

KDE is good software from a user and a development standpoint. It seems like most commercial distros balk at paying KDE's license or something. The K group might need to publish their own distro rather than be another downloadable package. They will be considerably ahead of other projects if they do this, they can make changes to their interface as they see fit as well.

@david porowski

Gnome doesn't suck just because you think it does. I personally don't like KDE, but that doesn't give me the right to say that "KDE sucks"

david porowski said, "I had no interest in participating in a flame-war,"

With respect, you brought it upon yourself.

david porowski said, "especially between two GNU/Linux
GUI projects that deserve accolades for all the work they have done."

An odd comment to make after saying "Gnome Sucks"

Well, I guess the road to Hades is paved with good intentions.
I had no interest in participating in a flame-war, especially between two GNU/Linux
GUI projects that deserve accolades for all the work they have done. One of the
points of the UserLinux project is to provide a stable linux alternative for corporate
users. In offering no choice in GUI platforms, a larger issue has been overlooked.
A large proportion of corporate users (some estimates range from 80 to 90 percent)
have no need for a powerful desktop, and can easily be accomidated by a thin client/
thick server paradigm. Reduction in IT support pressure (and ISV support pressure)
was the larger goal. Eliminating one GUI's libraries and applications to lighten the
support load may prove to be counterproductive in the larger scheme, particularly
as potentially necessary applications and applets may be eliminated. Efforts in re-writing
these software tools in order to fit into a much narrower support structure might be better
spent on tools for the deployment and support of the thin client "package". The use
of Debian as the basis for UserLinux is an interesting move: while it might be considered
"stodgy" in comparison to some other distributions, it does offer a single code base for
multiple architectures. Corporations like "stodgy" more than "bleeding edge", and there
is at least one major computer manufacturer (HP) that likes the Debian distribution. For
the "thick server" to support many "thin clients" however, easy adoption of the linux 2.6
kernel and enterprise-level XFS filesystem might indicate the use of another distribution,
such as Slackware 9.1.

Though it sucks to see the community get played against one another. I think the KDE versus Gnome issue is starting to finally mature into a very emotional issue. This was going to come sooner or later. Both GUIs have their greatness and their flaws. A few years ago I was a KDE only Linux user, I switched to Gnome after they did some cleaning up of the overkill that didn't need to be there in the first place. I think KDE should do the same. KDE still rocks, but it needs some improvements that Gnome has already addressed.

To be honest, it would be great to see a collaboration of the 2 projects to bring out the best GUI that X-land has ever seen. One that is efficient, functional and beautiful which would make anything that Microsoft could only dream up look 2nd rate. The fight is with reducing Microsoft/Windows dominance, not with each other!

Why can't a distro choose?

I don't see what the big deal is. This is just a distro. You still have choice. Most distros already have a "preferred" environment. Suse and Mandrake push KDE and RedHat and Sun push Gnome. If you don't like UserLinux's choice, don't use it. There a plenty of KDE distros out there. I'd much prefer that a distro make a choice rather than just include a poorly packaged version of the "other" environment (Suse's Gnome and RedHat's KDE).

No Linux distribution without KDE will ever be taken seriously. GNOME is definately inferior as a user interface at this point. It has a long way to go before it offers the breadth of features that KDE does. It is true that its licensing arrangements are better for commercial developers, (both are free for open source work), and it should be available for that reason.

In my opinion that is the only adavantage GNOME has over KDE. Both should be available if UserLinux wants to be successful.

UserLinux is not taking away choice as many have said!

You can choose not to use UserLinux. That is a choice IMO!

The fact is DISTROs are geting so big with these different flavors of Linux. Linux is about choice and I like the fact that I can make my system look completely different than the next persons, but there is a point where things become too bloated. I would rather have a simple distro and compile/add the other features myself as components.

Support is a huge factor now days in Linux Distros. If Linux wants to grow in the Enterprise arena their support has so be great not good. The more "stuff" you have in a distro the harder it becomes to give great support.

Just my opinion!


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As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that's no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, explored how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He expla...
Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ryland Degnan, a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, will discuss how by leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol,...
The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed—increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. D
Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophistica...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve f...
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
@ThingsExpo Stories
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, introduced two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a multip...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Evatronix will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Evatronix SA offers comprehensive solutions in the design and implementation of electronic systems, in CAD / CAM deployment, and also is a designer and manufacturer of advanced 3D scanners for professional applications.
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architec...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
An increasing number of companies are creating products that combine data with analytical capabilities. Running interactive queries on Big Data requires complex architectures to store and query data effectively, typically involving data streams, an choosing efficient file format/database and multiple independent systems that are tied together through custom-engineered pipelines. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Tomer Levi, a senior software engineer at Intel’s Advanced Analytics gr...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things’). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing? IoT is not about the devices, it’s about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. In his session at Internet of Things at Cloud Expo | DXWor...
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader Sergey Grebnov provided an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone inn...

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VenueNext

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Daitan

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ReadyTalk

BEDRO-
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Cypress

NAMIE
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NAKA-
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Transparent
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Transparent
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Neo4j

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Flatiron
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Embotics

KOCHER
Grey Heron

SPROULE
Metavine

BLACK
SQLstream

WARD
DWE

MILLER
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MEINER
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MEEHAN
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WITECK
Citrix

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Rancher Labs

BUTLER
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ROWE
IBM Cloud

SKILLERN
Intel

SMITH
Numerex
@ThingsExpo New York All-Star Speakers Include

CLELAND
HGST

VASILIOU
Catchpoint

WALLGREN
Electric Cloud

HINCH-
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7Summits

DE SOUZA
Cisco

RANDALL
Gartner

ARMSTRONG
AppNeta

SMALLTREE
Cazena

MCCARTHY
Bsquare

DELOACH
Infobright

QUINT
Ontegrity

MALAUCHLAN
Buddy Platform

PALIOTTA
Vector

MITRA
Cognizant

KOCHER
Grey Heron

PAPDO
POULOS

Cloud9

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Two Bulls

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SHUBIN

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Everbridge

MARSH
Blue Pillar

PARKS
SecureRF

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Plantronics

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EastBanc

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Trendalyze

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Unigma

SHAN
CTS

MATTELA
Redpine

GILLEN
Spark
Coginition

SOLT
Netvibes

BERNARDO
GE Digital

ROMANSKY
TrustPoint

BEAMER
GoTransverse

LESTER
LogMeIn

PONO
-MAREVA

Google

SINGH
Sencha

CALKINS
Amadeus

KLEIN
Rachio

HOASIN
Aeris

SARKARIA
PHEMI

SPROULE
Metavine

SNELL
Intel

LEVINE
CytexOne

ALLEN
Freewave

MCCALLUM
Falconstor

HYEDT
Seamless

@ThingsExpo Silicon Valley All-Star Speakers Include

SCHULZ
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TAMBURINI
Autodesk

MCCARTHY
Bsquare

THURAI
SaneIoT

TURNER
Cloudian

ENDO
Intrepid

NAKAGAWA
Transparent

SHIBATA
Transparent

LEVANT-LEVI
testRTC

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M2Mi

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Grey Heron

GREENE
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HP

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Octoblu

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Cloudata

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Webroot

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Deep

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NICTA

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DataArchon

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MapR

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Solgenia

GORBACHEV
Intelligent
Systems

THYKATTIL
Navisite

TRELOAR
Bebaio

SIVARAMA-
KRISHNAN

Red Hat
Cloud Expo New York All-Star Speakers Included

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Cisco

POTTER
SafeLogic

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CompTIA

WARUSA
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WSO2 Inc

MEINER
Oracle

CHOU
Microsoft

HARRISON
Tufin

BRUNOZZI
VMware

KIM
MapR

KANE
Dyn

SICULAR
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TURNER
Cloudian

KUMAR
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ADAMIAK
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KHAN
Solgenia

BONIFAZI
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Coalfire

ISAACSON
RMS

LYNN
CodeFutures

HEABERLIN
Windstream

RAMA
MURTHY

Virtusa

BOSTOCK
IndependenceIT

DE MENO
CommVault

GRILLI
Adobe

WILLIAMS
Rancher Labs

CRISWELL
Alert Logic

COTY
Alert Logic

JACOBS
SingleHop

MARAVEI
Cisco

JACKSON
Softlayer

SINGH
IBM

HAZARD
Softlayer

GALLO
Softlayer

TAMASKAR
GENBAND

SUBRA
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Emcien

LEVESQUE
Windstream

IVANOV
StorPool

BLOOMBERG
Intellyx

BUDHANI
Soha

HATHAWAY
IBM Watson

TOLL
ProfitBricks

LANDRY
Microsoft

BEARFIELD
Blue Box

HERITAGE
Akana

PILUSO
SIASMSP

HOLT
IBM Cloudant

SHAN
CTS

PICCININNI
EMC

BRON-
GERSMA

Modulus

PAIGE
CenturyLink

SABHIKHI
Cognitive Scale

MILLS
Green House Data

KATZEN
CenturyLink

SLOPER
CenturyLink

SRINIVAS
EMC

TALREJA
Cisco

GORBACHEV
Systems Services Inc.

COLLISON
Apcera

PRABHU
OpenCrowd

LYNN
CodeFutures

SWARTZ
Ericsson

MOSHENKO
CoreOS

BERMINGHAM
SIOS

WILLIS
Stateless Networks

MURPHY
Gridstore

KHABE
Vicom

NIKOLOV
GetClouder

DIETZE
Windstream

DALRYMPLE
EnterpriseDB

MAZZUCCO
TierPoint

RIVERA
WHOA.com

HERITAGE
Akana

SEYMOUR
6fusion

GIANNETTO
Author

CARTER
IBM

ROGERS
Virtustream
Cloud Expo Silicon Valley All-Star Speakers

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Microsoft

MICKOS
HP

BHARGAVA
Intel

RILEY
Riverbed

DEVINE
IBM

ISAACSON
CodeFutures

LYNN
HP

HINKLE
Citrix

KHAN
Solgenia

SINGH
Bigdata

BEACH
SendGrid

BOSTOCK
IndependenceIT

DE SOUZA
Cisco

PATTATHIL
Harbinger

O'BRIEN
Aria Systems

BONIFAZI
Solgenia

BIANCO
Solgenia

PROCTOR
NuoDB

DUGGAL
EnterpriseWeb

TEGETHOFF
Appcore

BRUNOZZI
VMware

HICKENS
Parasoft

KLEBANOV
Cisco

PETERS
Esri

GOLDBERG
Vormetric

CUMBER-
LAND

Dimension

ROSENDAHL
Quantum

LOOMIS
Cloudant

BRUNO
StackIQ

HANNON
SoftLayer

JACKSON
SoftLayer

HOCH
Virtustream

KAPADIA
Seagate

PAQUIN
OnLive

TSAI
Innodisk

BARRALL
Connected Data

SHIAH
AgilePoint

SEGIL
Verizon

PODURI
Citrix

COWIE
Dyn

RITTEN-
HOUSE

Cisco

FALLOWS
Kaazing

THYKATTIL
TimeWarner

LEIDUCK
SAP

LYNN
HP

WAGSTAFF
BSQUARE

POLLACK
AOL

KAMARAJU
Vormetric

BARRY
Catbird

MENDEN-
HALL

SUPERNAP

SHAN
KEANE

PLESE
Verizon

BARNUM
Voxox

TURNER
Cloudian

CALDERON
Advanced Systems

AGARWAL
SOA Software

LEE
Quantum

OBEROI
Concurrent, Inc.

HATEM
Verizon

GALEY
Autodesk

CAUTHRON
NIMBOXX

BARSOUM
IBM

GORDON
1Plug

LEWIS
Verizon

YEO
OrionVM

NAKAGAWA
Transparent Cloud Computing

SHIBATA
Transparent Cloud Computing

NATH
GE

GOKCEN
GE

STOICA
Databricks

TANKEL
Pivotal Software


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@SOASoftwareInc
 
Thank you @ThingsExpo for such a great event. All of the people we met over the past three days makes us confident IoT has a bright future."
Yasser Khan
CEO of @Cnnct2me
 
One of the best conferences we have attended in a while. Great job, Cloud Expo team! Keep it going."

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@ThingsExpo Blogs
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, which can process our conversational commands and orchestrate the outcomes we request across our persona...
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and optimization to employee training and insights, all ultimately create the best customer experience b...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to iterate use cases, bring understanding to those seeking to explore complicated technical concepts and ...
From government to retail to oil and gas, it seems like everyone is exploring how to use AI in their industry or business. It’s time for you to do the same. There’s no question that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on a lot of people’s minds these days, and is beginning to grow rapidly in adoption. Quoting Accenture, Forbes reports AI-driven productivity gains of perhaps 40% by 2035, and publications like the New York Times are noting the buzz, even as they ask, why now? Even if you don’t think you’ll be adopting AI for yourself just yet, you need to at least consider the broader impact the te...
There is a war a-brewin’, but this war will be fought with wits and not brute strength. Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration that “the nation that leads in AI (Artificial Intelligence) will be the ruler of the world,” the press and analysts have created hysteria regarding the ramifications of artificial intelligence on everything from public education to unemployment to healthcare to Skynet. Note: artificial intelligence (AI) endows applications with the ability to automatically learn and adapt from experience via interacting with the surroundings / environment. See the b...
Since releasing the University of San Francisco research paper on “How to Determine the Economic Value of Your Data” (EvD), I have had numerous conversations with senior executives about the business and technology ramifications of EvD. Now with the release of Doug Laney’s “Infonomics” book that builds upon Doug’s EvD work at Gartner, I expect these conversations to intensify. In fact, I just traveled to Switzerland to discuss the potential business and technology ramifications of EvD with the management team of a leading European Telecommunications company.
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
So data warehousing may not be cool anymore, you say? It’s yesterday’s technology (or 1990’s technology if you’re as old as me) that served yesterday’s business needs. And while it’s true that recent big data and data science technologies, architectures and methodologies seems to have rendered data warehousing to the back burner, it is entirely false that there is not a critical role for the data warehouse and Business Intelligence in digitally transformed organizations.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Evatronix will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Evatronix SA offers comprehensive solutions in the design and implementation of electronic systems, in CAD / CAM deployment, and also is a designer and manufacturer of advanced 3D scanners for professional applications.
This month, an AI (artificial intelligence) system passed a medical exam in China for the first time. I wonder how its bedside manner will be? In addition, Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a robot named Sophia. With all these rapid advancements, I think it is time we explore the spiritual life of robots. Up till recently, programmers coded and configured algorithms, AI, automation and machine learning system and took personal responsibility for all the code. Today, however, AI has escaped the confines of human oversight and has been empowered and employed to self-program, self-optimize, ...
The Federal Communications Commission announced that it will vote on December 14 to enact the exceptionally misleadingly titled “Restoring Internet Freedom” order. If passed, it will do the opposite of restoring anything resembling freedom — it will repeal the current net neutrality rules which were enacted to ensure that Americans would have equal access to the Internet. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already interested in the topic. Still, some quick background: Renamed “Open Internet” a while back, net neutrality provided a regulatory framework that specifically prohibited:...
Digital technologies have altered how people and businesses interact. The potential for dislocation from ongoing digital transformation has created unprecedented levels of C-suite discussion. The decisive market leaders have heeded the warnings and taken bold actions. That said, if you’re one of those Chief Technology Officers (CTO) that previously responded to this scenario by making small incremental adjustments to your IT agenda, then you’re potentially at risk. Any relief from those prior tweaks tend to be short lived. The same issues will likely resurface.
Over the last few years, the Internet of things (IoT) has become a trending phrase for consumers and a top priority for businesses embarking on their digital transformation. Even with the growth and interest in IoT however, the meaning can still confuse people. So, what is IoT? IoT is a network of things connected to the internet and is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system. These “things” may include a variety of devices like home appliances, commercial vending machines, fitness trackers, industrial gateways, connected cars, and smart factories.
I love it when I get feedback from a blog that I’ve written. I appreciate the different perspectives and insights that others bring to a topic of interest. And no blog that I’ve written has drawn more comments than my blog, “Isaac Asimov: The 4th Law of Robotics.” The section of the blog that fueled the most comments stem from a scene in the movie I, Robot where Detective Spooner (played by Will Smith) is explaining to Doctor Calvin (who is responsible for giving robots human-like behaviors) why he distrusts and hates robots. He is describing an incident where his police car crashed into anot...
The human work of solving problems, facing challenges and overcoming obstacles tends to share a common goal: creating stable, secure and predictable environments. The tendency for most humans is that once we solve a challenge, we want to be done with it. That propensity, however, does not fit with today’s reality of perpetual change. In the digital business world, organizations have no choice but to operate in an unclear, uncertain and continuously shifting environment that requires a new mindset and approach to formulating business strategies. Digital winners recognize that change is pa...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Google Cloud has been named “Keynote Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Companies come to Google Cloud to transform their businesses. Google Cloud’s comprehensive portfolio – from infrastructure to apps to devices – helps enterprises innovate faster, scale smarter, stay secure, and do more with data than ever before.
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of busin...
Digital Transformation is amplifying mainframe as mission critical to business growth more than ever before. With 70% of the world's corporate data and over half of the world's enterprise applications running on mainframe computers, they are at the core of just about every transaction. A single transaction can, in fact, drive up to 100 system interactions. The continued increase in mainframe transaction volumes, growing on average 7-8% a year for 78% of customers, has even led to a new buzzword: The Connected Mainframe.
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
What's disruptive innovation, and why does it matter to leaders in the C-suite? It's how the savvy non-conformist will target market opportunities. How does this happen, when established companies seem to have the advantage? Creative software developers can quickly apply new technologies and digital business models to capture untapped demand.

Moreover, the most disruptive new companies will eventually reshape entire industries, swiftly pushing aside the legacy incumbent players -- it's a form of Digital Darwinism. The global networked economy will blossom, thanks to the pervasive In...