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  Think Big – Now Think Even Bigger
  Join Us at Internet of Things at Cloud Expo, November 11-13,
at the Javits Center!


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.

All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend Internet of Things at Cloud Expo in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!

Delegates to Internet of Things at Cloud Expo will be able to attend eight separate, information-packed tracks:

  • Enterprise Cloud
  • Digital Transformation
  • The API Enterprise | Mobility & Security
  • DevOps | Containers & Microservices
  • Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
  • Big Data | Analytics
  • IoT | IIoT | Smart Cities
  • Hot Topics | FinTech | WebRTC

There are 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.


We'll see you in New York!



Day 3 Keynote at @ThingsExpo | Chris Matthieu, CTO of Octoblu
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
  Themes & Topics to Be Discussed

Consumer IoT
• Wearables
• Smart Appliances
• Smart Cars
• Smartphones 2.0
• Automation
• Smart Travel
• Personal Fitness
• Health Care
• Personalized Marketing
• Customized Shopping
• Personal Finance
• The Digital Divide
• Mobile Cash & Markets
• Games & The IoT
• The Future of Education
• Virtual Reality

Enterprise IoT
• The Business Case for
x IoT
• Smart Grids
• Smart Cities
• Smart Transportation
• The Smart Home
• M2M
• Authentication/Security
• Wiring the IoT
• The Internet of
x Everything
• Digital Transformation
x of Enterprise IT
• Agriculture
• Transportation
• Manufacturing
• Local & State
x Government
• Federal Government

IoT Developers | WebRTC Summit
• Eclipse Foundation
• Cloud Foundry
• Linux Containers
• Node-Red
• Open Source Hardware
• Ajax and the IoT
• Leveraging SOA
• Multi-Cloud IoT
• Evolving Standards
• WebSockets
• Security & Privacy
x Protocols
• GPS & Proximity
x Services
• Bluetooth/RFID/etc
• XMPP
• Nest Labs



The Top Keynotes, the Best Sessions, a Rock Star Faculty and the Most Qualified Delegates of ANY Internet of Things Event!


The future of computing lies in these things. As computing takes a much more active role in our lives it will at the same time become much more invisible. Internet of Things Expo will address the challenges in getting from where we are today to this future.
 
The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists from CEOs on down – including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.




@ThingsExpo Power Panel | The World's Many IoTs: Which Are the Most Important?
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
Benefits of Attending the Three-Day Technical Program
  LEARNexactly why Internet of Things is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint.
  HEAR first-hand from industry experts the common issues and requirements for creating a platform for the Internet of Things.
  SEE what new tools and approaches the Internet of Things requires.
  DISCOVER how to drive a distributed approach to the Internet of Things, where applications move to the data.
  FIND OUThow the vast volumes of new data produced by the Internet of Things provides a valuable new source of business insight through advanced analytical techniques.
  MASTER how the ongoing development of smart cities, cars, and houses will enhance connectivity infrastructure.
Lunch Power Panel | Microservices & IoT- Moderated by Jason Bloomberg
In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; and Otis Gospodnetic, founder of Sematext; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.


Guide to Linux on the Business Desktop Part 1
A flexible solution is essential for productivity

I originally planned a series of articles dedicated to building the ultimate Linux desktop for business users. However, after doing some research I changed my mission - this will still be a series of articles dedicated to the Linux desktop for the everyday productivity user, but it won't be a decree of the best business desktop. I think that would be hypocritical; after all, no business or organization is identical to another.

Everyone has different needs, so flexibility in your computing solution is essential. The characteristic that is most appealing to me with regards to Linux is that it's infinitely configurable and, unlike commercial operating systems, it doesn't follow one company's vision of what the end user needs. Instead, each vendor tries to address needs of the marketplace, but with innovative services and different presentations. So rather than dictate what I felt was the ultimate Linux desktop, I decided to share my research and relay which solutions I feel have merit. Because after all, computing isn't about operating systems and applications as much as it is about being productive - whether that is by authoring documents, corresponding through e-mail, or even making movies. The main consideration is for which products, vendors, and solutions best help you accomplish your tasks. With that premise in mind we begin this series.

Planning

Before you start to go about picking a Linux implementation, you need to plan and take inventory. I suggest you make a list of the following factors:
  • Tasks: Which tasks do your desktop users spend the most time doing: authoring office documents, researching via the Web, data entry, or mainly corresponding via e-mail? Also note the applications they use, as you may need to find corresponding applications that run under Linux or cross-platform applications.
  • Current vendors: Which vendors do you already use and have a good relationship with? Do they have a Linux desktop offering? If so, does it complement their other offerings?
  • Support needs: What will your support needs be? Will you require phone support? If so, do you need 24-hour support or limited e-mail support? Do you want to be a do-it-yourselfer, or do you need a resource to support you when you run into trouble? You should verify each distribution's support policies to make sure they can match your expectations.
  • Administration: I think this is an often-overlooked factor when evaluating Linux on the desktop. If you have a geographically diverse workforce you may need to administer, upgrade, and support your company infrastructure locally and remotely. Does the installation of software and supporting virus-ridden computers eat into your IT budget? Gathering anecdotal evidence on what your experience may be like with a Linux desktop is definitely worth your time. You don't want to run into surprises after you install your solution of choice.
  • Cost: Even though Linux is a "free" operating system, there are still costs for media and the seat licensing for updates. You need to understand the popular acronym TCO (total cost of ownership) and not only figure in licensing costs, but also disruptions caused by migration and the time you currently spend upgrading and maintaining machines. Also, the cost of downtime of an unreliable system translates to lost money when users can't do their jobs.
After you've made your list you'll want to keep your needs in mind as you run down the following list of Linux distributions.

The Linux Distribution

When you're picking a distribution for your business you should consider a number of things: not only the user interface, but also vendor support and complementary offerings to the base desktop, especially with regards to applications and system updates.

All distributions are not the same. I started playing around with Linux as a desktop in the mid 1990s with little success. I remember installing numerous distributions and having little luck getting XFree86 to display, usually because of the lack of support for my video card. Since that time desktop Linux has come a long way - specifically in hardware support - thanks to a vigilant community effort and an increasing effort by hardware vendors to support their hardware on Linux. Hardware support is probably going to be less of a concern on your desktop PCs than application availability. The key is figuring out which companies' products are geared toward accommodating your business and your end users' needs.

The following analysis focuses on general observations from my use and experience with each of the most-common Linux distributions, and a short analysis that may help you figure out where to start. Once you make the commitment to Linux it's tough to decide which distribution to use; there are hundreds of commercial and community-driven solutions, all sharing a common thread but with different presentations.

Red Hat

Red Hat (www.redhat.com) has a dependable desktop offering that has a commendable track record of making solid advances with every release. Their Enterprise Linux Workstation is very polished and appropriate for an enterprise environment. They also offer an update service, the Red Hat Network (http://rhn.redhat.com), and if you are already using Red Hat Linux in the data center your IT staff will have a good understanding of how to troubleshoot problems and use the tools included with the desktop version. The biggest detractor to Red Hat's Enterprise Workstation may be Red Hat's conservative desktop strategy. They focus on productivity applications and little on multimedia. The downside to this is that if you receive all your software from Red Hat directly you may miss out on the rapidly increasing number of quality Linux applications that are being released at an incredible pace. Despite this drawback, you can be assured that what you do get is of the highest quality.

Cost: Annual subscription, Basic Edition $179; Standard Edition $299. You can find more information on purchasing at www.redhat.com/apps/commerce.

Fedora

Fedora (http://fedora.redhat.com)is a community project sponsored by Red Hat that offers a more aggressive desktop strategy. With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, enterprise software maker Red Hat chose to offer a project for the community while still distributing a commercial version, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The difference is that Fedora tends to be more aggressive in their software choices and release schedule than Red Hat Enterprise Linux and does not have a support option via Red Hat.

One overlooked advantage or convenience that Red Hat and Fedora bring due to their popularity is there is a lot of software available in binary form for their distributions. To understand why this may be a consideration you should know that there are two common ways to install software in Linux. The first way is to compile it from the application's source code, which requires compilers and tools that turn the code into executable programs. This is not that complicated but can involve multiple steps with certain dependencies. The second way is to receive a binary package, usually in the RPM format. It seems that when searching for binary packages Red Hat or Fedora RPMs are available most often in comparison to other distributions. When you are installing software and not familiar with how to do so under Linux this method has a shorter learning curve.

Cost: Free download.

Sun Java Desktop

The Sun Java Desktop System (wwws.sun.com/software/javadesktopsystem) is a newcomer to the Linux market by enterprise IT stalwart Sun Microsystems (see Figure 1). They offer a very complete package including their award-winning and robust StarOffice Suite, which includes all the components you would expect your office suite to contain. Also, if you're looking for someone who understands the 'NIX desktop market, Sun has been offering Unix workstations for quite some time. I believe you will find that the installation routine is a snap. Their choice of user interface is based on the GNOME (www.gnome.org) desktop environment and is similar to the interface you would see by default in Red Hat or Fedora. Besides the GNOME Desktop and StarOffice suite Sun supplements the standard Linux fare with some Java extras. The Java runtime environment is an integral part of the Java Desktop System. This award-winning cross-platform technology for building desktop applications allows users to run thousands of Java technology-based solutions. Additionally, Sun plans to follow a yearly subscription model so regular updates, albeit at incremental prices, will be available. If you need support and are a small business you may want to identify a local Sun reseller with the experience to support you. Sun is an enterprise company and they are still coming to grips with how to service the small business.

Cost: $50 (or less) through June 2, 2004, includes Sun Star Office. You can get more information at wwws.sun.com/software/javadesktopsystem/get/index.html.

Mandrake

Mandrake (www.mandrakesoft.com) by reputation is known for its ease of use. They offer a number of options in their desktop packages as well as an option of a combination desktop and server (Mandrake ProSuite, www.mandrakesoft.com/products/92/prosuite). They have also recently released a bootable CD version, Mandrake Move (www.mandrakesoft.com/products/mandrakemove), that allows you to run your Linux desktop from a CD and save your settings to a USB storage key. Mandrake also seems to be on the cutting edge with their Mandrake Cooker (www.mandrakesoft.com/labs/cooker), which is a cooperative effort with the Linux community to improve and aggressively provide Linux applications. Mandrake is a good choice for small businesses that want the desktop and server software that integrates well.

Cost: Mandrake PowerPack 9.2 is available for $149 and includes the CDs for the current version as well as the next two releases. For complete information on Mandrake's software options please visit www.mandrakestore.com.

SUSE

In any market there are ways to lead the market as an executor, a service leader, or in SUSE's (www.suse.com) case, as an innovator. Their set of tools, including Yast and SaX2 to configure your Linux desktop, is very good, and their hardware detection for oddities like TV tuner cards is excellent. SUSE has done a first-class job of offering not only a solid desktop product but also useful back-end server products like their award-winning SUSE Openexchange Groupware Server (www.suse.com/us/business/products/openexchange/index.html). If you want to procure both back-office server software and desktop operating systems from one place, SUSE offers a good value in both.

Cost: SUSE LINUX Professional 9.0 costs $79.95 and is available through http://store.suse.com.

Community Linux Distributions

I think I would be negligent if I didn't mention the community and noncommercial distributions. The leaders in this space include the Debian project (www.debian.org) and KNOPPIX (www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html), a bootable CD distribution that can boot a computer without the need for a hard drive. However, I lack the space and time to analyze all the resourceful Linux projects available for download. Even though there are often no companies behind these distributions, you can run your business on community noncommercial software and many people do so. The advantage of using noncommercial software is the ability to roll your own brand with only the parts you need, though this will require some expertise.

Summary

The bottom line is that there are lots of productized versions of Linux. There are also plenty of community versions of Linux that work very well and are inventive. The problem is figuring out which version best meets your needs. I advise looking over Distrowatch (www.distrowatch.com), a great site developed to track and share information on Linux distributions. As of the time of this writing Distrowatch boasts more than 200 distributions - many with links to user and media reviews. My list in this article doesn't address all the excellent versions of Linux that are available today, but it's a good guide to help you start looking. I think anecdotal evidence from online testimonials is probably your best bet for figuring out which version might yield the best results.

Tune in for the next installment of this series - I'm planning on searching for vendors who can supply you with the hardware and support for the Linux distribution you choose. Hopefully, we'll find that "Holy Grail" of the open source desktop, the high-performance laptop with manufacturer support for Linux.

Product Review: Xandros Business Edition

For this review the Xandros team supplied me with their soon-to-be-released Xandros Business Desktop. The Xandros Desktop has been one of my favorite Linux distributions for quite some time because of its simplicity and elegance. Xandros' software warehouse, the Xandros Network, lets you easily install current versions of software as well as install updates as they become available. This approach is not only convenient but more practical than that of most distributions because you don't have to sort through the many extra "shovelware" applications to find the few that you need. The initial Xandros install includes a bare minimum of applications, including the Mozilla Web Browser and Mail client as well as StarOffice 7 (www.sun.com/staroffice) as an office suite. It's coming to the point where if you want to edit business documents on Linux, StarOffice is as close to necessary an application as you will find. Xandros' new bundling with StarOffice is sure to be well received by business and personal users alike. For those applications not installed by default I made a quick shopping trip (at no additional cost) to the Xandros Network, where I was able to add the applications I needed, including the Quanta WYSIWYG HTML editor (http://quanta.sourceforge.net), the Scribus Desktop Publishing program (www.scribus.org.uk), and a demo version of NeTraverse's Win4Lin to run my favorite Windows applications on Linux.

Not only does Xandros offer a simple interface and easy software installation, it also has a powerful, feature-rich file manager. The Xandros File Manager has a convenient interface to browse files, add printers, review the network (both Windows and NFS), and burn CDs. This interface is so simple and easy to use that tasks such as adding a printer or accessing a Microsoft Windows file share take less than 30 seconds. Also, for further Windows and Linux integration, the Xandros Desktop includes a copy of the CodeWeavers CrossOver Office and Plugin suites. Using CrossOver Plugin I was able to install the Macromedia Shockwave and Flash players for browsing Web pages with Macromedia-driven animation. Cross-platform integration doesn't stop - Xandros has the ability to authenticate through Windows 2000 Active Directory server and Windows NT PDC authentication, useful features for those in a mixed computing environment.

Though I very much liked Xandros Business Edition I had one complaint: Xandros lacked a PIM (Personal Information Manager), like Microsoft Outlook, with e-mail integration. For Linux users the incumbent favorite application is Ximian's Evolution (www.ximian.com). Also, I didn't go so far as to try to synch my Palm Pilot either, but the KPilot (www.slac.com/pilone/kpilot_home) synch utility was indeed installed. If you are in need of a way to synch KPilot you could synch easily with KOrganizer (http://korganizer.kde.org), the Xandros calendar of choice. Lack of an e-mail-integrated PIM was not a deal breaker, as I had the option of installing Microsoft Outlook via Win4Lin or CodeWeavers CrossOver Office. This allowed me the one Windows application that I critically need. (Note: I think an explanation is due here. I have almost eight years' worth of e-mail archived in Outlook and though there are adequate replacements, the migration of that data is something I never chose to undertake. However, if you have less data, Ximian's Evolution is a good choice for a Linux PIM.)

If you aren't familiar with the Linux desktop and you want a desktop operating system that's easy to use and administer, I highly recommend Xandros Business Edition. I think you'll find that Xandros offers an affordable solution complete with an enterprise-class office suite.

Company Information

Xandros Inc.
www.xandros.com
Xandros Desktop OS Business Edition will be available in March 2004. The price is US $129 and volume discounts are available. For further information, contact sales@xandros.com.
About Mark R. Hinkle
Mark Hinkle is the Senior Director, Open Soure Solutions at Citrix. He also is along-time open source expert and advocate. He is a co-founder of both the Open Source Management Consortium and the Desktop Linux Consortium. He has served as Editor-in-Chief for both LinuxWorld Magazine and Enterprise Open Source Magazine. Hinkle is also the author of the book, "Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration" (Thomson, 2006). His blog on open source, technology, and new media can be found at http://www.socializedsoftware.com.

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Very good article about a very hot topic. Adoption of Linux on the server side is driven primarily by desire for open architecture and cost reduction. Obvious. The challenge is not in extending the openess to the desktop, but in realizing similar cost reductions. Linux on the desktop is just another "fat client" that requires all the support and maintenance for users that a fat wintel machine requires. The idel Linux desktop consists of a thin client running Linux OS locally , locked down with ony those apps necessary for the job. Additionally it should be inherently secure and remotely manageable. Then and ony then can organizations realize the end-to-end openness and cost savings that is a must in today's business computing environments

Minor issue. The Sun Java Desktop is actually SUSE with some Sun fit and finish added. About 99.9999% of the Sun version is plain old SUSE... which is very good indeed.

I think that this should be mentioned whenever the sun stuff is talked about. It's just SUSE...

Excellant review - I agreed with most of what was written, however, a minor correction for Xandros : you can download Evolution from the XandrosNetwork, and as he mentionned - if migration gives you a bad case of hives - you can simply run Outlook through the CrossXover Office ... isn't that awesome.
Misses : gui VPN, and Novell Client for proper Login and access to resources - just as it does for MS Networks.

Sigh.... And where's Slackware? I've been using it for my desktop since 1998. It's only the oldest distribution still being produced. Anyway, for those interested:

http://www.slackware.com

You really should bring up Ximian's desktop alongside the other options here. The slant is slightly different (you pick a distribution separately), but the intended audience is very much the business desktop.

Very good article. Xandros will come with the Kontact PIM suite when it upgrades to KDE 3.2.

Larry,

Very good point, Mandrake and SuSE both over download versions of their You can download many distos or you can get the full retail version. Once again the choices are great.

Mark

I like this angle for Linux stories, I am very interested in using Linux in my business but it's hard to sift through all the "geek" speak. Nice article.

Best,
Bob

Mark, I just want to mention that while users should support Mandrake buying its products, you could also download Mandrake version for nil using its ftp mirrors. Though the box version will have other drivers/modules and applications that are not in the download version.

Thank you for the article.


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Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, discussed how given the magnitude of today's application ...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
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
Between the mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Charles Kendrick, CTO at Isomorphic Software, presented a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how business and develop...
Most people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics – rules, constructs, processes, and methods – into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid D...
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Effectively SMBs and government programs must address compounded regulatory compliance requirements. The most recent are Controlled Unclassified Information and the EU's GDPR have Board Level implications. Managing sensitive data protection will likely result in acquisition criteria, demonstration requests and new requirements. Developers, as part of the pre-planning process and the associated supply chain, could benefit from updating their code libraries and design by incorporating changes. In...
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...
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Announcing Poland #DigitalTransformation Pavilion
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
The best way to leverage your CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at CloudEXPO. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audienc...
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.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
"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.
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, added the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor analytic...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Michael Maximilien, better known as max or Dr. Max, is a computer scientist with IBM. At IBM Research Triangle Park, he was a principal engineer for the worldwide industry point-of-sale standard: JavaPOS. At IBM Research, some highlights include pioneering research on semantic Web services, mashups, and cloud computing, and platform-as-a-service. He joined the IBM Cloud Labs in 2014 and works closely with Pivotal Inc., to help make the Cloud Found the best PaaS.
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 ...
I think DevOps is now a rambunctious teenager - it's starting to get a mind of its own, wanting to get its own things but it still needs some adult supervision," explained Thomas Hooker, VP of marketing at CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.



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Announcing Poland #DigitalTransformation Pavilion
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on organizations of all sizes and in every line of business. Fintech is a constant battleground for th...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
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.
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infras...
"We are still a relatively small software house and we are focusing on certain industries like FinTech, med tech, energy and utilities. We help our customers with their digital transformation," noted Piotr Stawinski, Founder and CEO of EARP Integration, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8 in New York City, NY.
This week I had the privilege of interviewing Christine Ashton, SAP's Global CDO, Digital Office, ERP Cloud. In this interview, we dig deep into her insights on digital transformation, AI, automation and the economic case for running ERPs in the cloud, plus what it takes to win in a fast changing technology environment. Enjoy!
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, added the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining sensor analytics from these different areas will impact government, industry, retail and other processes, as well a...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power the organization's key ...
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 a comprehensive view of the numerous testing challenges researchers have faced before arriving at th...
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Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no idea how to get a proper answer.
Announcing Poland #DigitalTransformation Pavilion
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on organizations of all sizes and in every line of business. Fintech is a constant battleground for th...
CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering management. To date, IBM has launched more than 50 cloud data centers that span the globe. He has bee...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
The best way to leverage your CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at CloudEXPO. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors!
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infras...
HyperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let's say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it. This meant that up to now the HyperConverged vendors were in charge of the requirements.
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker containers gain prominence. He’ll explore these challenges and how to address them, while considering...
"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.
"We are still a relatively small software house and we are focusing on certain industries like FinTech, med tech, energy and utilities. We help our customers with their digital transformation," noted Piotr Stawinski, Founder and CEO of EARP Integration, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8 in New York City, NY.
"We're focused on how to get some of the attributes that you would expect from an Amazon, Azure, Google, and doing that on-prem. We believe today that you can actually get those types of things done with certain architectures available in the market today," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics, 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.
"This all sounds great. But it's just not realistic." This is what a group of five senior IT executives told me during a workshop I held not long ago. We were working through an exercise on the organizational characteristics necessary to successfully execute a digital transformation, and the group was doing their ‘readout.' The executives loved everything we discussed and agreed that if such an environment existed, it would make transformation much easier. They just didn't believe it was realistic.
This week I had the privilege of interviewing Christine Ashton, SAP's Global CDO, Digital Office, ERP Cloud. In this interview, we dig deep into her insights on digital transformation, AI, automation and the economic case for running ERPs in the cloud, plus what it takes to win in a fast changing technology environment. Enjoy!
As Cybric's Chief Technology Officer, Mike D. Kail is responsible for the strategic vision and technical direction of the platform. Prior to founding Cybric, Mike was Yahoo's CIO and SVP of Infrastructure, where he led the IT and Data Center functions for the company. He has more than 24 years of IT Operations experience with a focus on highly-scalable architectures.
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.
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"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.
"We're focused on how to get some of the attributes that you would expect from an Amazon, Azure, Google, and doing that on-prem. We believe today that you can actually get those types of things done with certain architectures available in the market today," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa C...
"Opsani helps the enterprise adopt containers, help them move their infrastructure into this modern world of DevOps, accelerate the delivery of new features into production, and really get them going on the container path," explained Ross Schibler, CEO of Opsani, and Peter Nickolov, CTO of Opsani, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the S...
"ZeroStack is a startup in Silicon Valley. We're solving a very interesting problem around bringing public cloud convenience with private cloud control for enterprises and mid-size companies," explained Kamesh Pemmaraju, VP of Product Management at ZeroStack, 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.
"We're developing a software that is based on the cloud environment and we are providing those services to corporations and the general public," explained Seungmin Kim, CEO/CTO of SM Systems Inc., 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.
"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.
"We focus on composable infrastructure. Composable infrastructure has been named by companies like Gartner as the evolution of the IT infrastructure where everything is now driven by software," explained Bruno Andrade, CEO and Founder of HTBase, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We were founded in 2003 and the way we were founded was about good backup and good disaster recovery for our clients, and for the last 20 years we've been pretty consistent with that," noted Marc Malafronte, Territory Manager at StorageCraft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We work around really protecting the confidentiality of information, and by doing so we've developed implementations of encryption through a patented process that is known as superencipherment," explained Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc., 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.
"We are a well-established player in the application life cycle management market and we also have a very strong version control product," stated Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet,, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"Coalfire is a cyber-risk, security and compliance assessment and advisory services firm. We do a lot of work with the cloud service provider community," explained Ryan McGowan, Vice President, Sales (West) at Coalfire Systems, Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, 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 ...
"Codigm is based on the cloud and we are here to explore marketing opportunities in America. Our mission is to make an ecosystem of the SW environment that anyone can understand, learn, teach, and develop the SW on the cloud," explained Sung Tae Ryu, CEO of Codigm, 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.