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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.


Breaking News: Microsoft-EC Settlement Talks Fail
Breaking News: Microsoft-EC Settlement Talks Fail

Settlement talks between Microsoft and the European Commission have hit the wall despite the last-minute intervention of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer who flew to Brussels this week to meet face-to-face with EC regulator-in-chief Mario Monti.

Monti said this morning in a film clip that negotiations failed because the EC couldn't wring concessions out of Microsoft about its "future behavior." He was referring to what would be bundled in Windows down the road. He said he wants to put strict controls on Microsoft's future conduct.

Monti also said it was important to set a legal precedent, raising questions about the EC's good faith during the weeks of settlement talks. The commission rejected a last-ditch offer from Microsoft to include rival media players with Windows XP.

Microsoft offered to make XP licenses dependent on European OEMs bundling two other EC-designated players in their PCs beginning this summer. Monti, however, was more interested in making a settlement more rigorous than the looming antitrust decision.

A panel of antitrust regulator from each of the EU countries will now meet on Monday and the amount of money Microsoft will be fined for breaking European antitrust laws will be set. The number could range as high as an unprecedented $3 billion, but pundits think it is more likely to run between $100 million and a billion dollars.

On Wednesday the EC will issue the decision that's been circulating in draft since last summer branding Microsoft as being guilty of leveraging its PC monopoly into other markets and Microsoft will scamper off to the European Union's appeals court in Luxembourg, a process that could take years.

The burning question is whether the court will stay the EC's remedies while the appeal wends its way to trial.

Microsoft's biggest problem will be the EC demand that it sell two versions of XP in Europe, one stripped of the Windows Media Player. The remedy, however unpopular the stripped-down version might be with consumers, challenges Microsoft's whole business model and evidently already has the EC thinking of barring other technology from the operating system.

Earlier this week the Wall Street Journal said that Monti, doubtless egged on by such as RealNetworks, proposed a settlement worse than the ruling. He wanted Ballmer to agree to sell Windows without its Media Player worldwide rather than in just Europe.

Ballmer was reportedly willing to ask OEMs worldwide to include three media players also with a CD containing other programs.

The benefit to a settlement would have been that Microsoft admits no wrongdoing and doesn't get rebranded a predatory monopoly thereby escaping further legal problems.

Before Ballmer got involved, the EC reportedly backed down and ceased demanding that Microsoft either sell a version of Windows stripped of the Windows Media Player or distribute rival media players like RealNetworks' in Windows.

It proposed that OEMs be given the choice of the Windows Media Player, somebody else's media player or none at all, according to the Financial Times.

The EU reportedly changed its tune, much to the distress of Microsoft's rivals, so Microsoft would be less likely to get the ruling overturned as "excessive."

Ballmer and Microsoft house counsel Brad Smith met with Monti into Tuesday evening. Both Monti and Ballmer changed their Wednesday schedules. Neither side would say what they were talking about.

It was thought Ballmer's appearance signaled that only a few issues divided them and that Microsoft was putting new chips on the table.

Evidently that was true because Monti issued a formal statement this morning saying:

"We made substantial progress toward resolving the problems that had arisen in the past, but we were unable to agree on commitments for future conduct. In the end I had to decide what was best for competition and consumers in Europe. I believe they will be better served with a decision that creates a strong precedent. It is essential to have a precedent which will establish clear principles for the future conduct of a company with such a strong dominant position in the market."

The statement also praised Microsoft's "constructive and cooperative spirit in the last few weeks" and the "degree of professionalism of the members of the Microsoft team at all levels."

The EC decision is also supposed to demand that Microsoft share more of its IP with server competitors like Sun. Microsoft would reportedly have to figure out what code to share because the appeals court is touchy about IP scaring the EC away from stipulating what exactly itself.

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US Anti-Trust Law is a huge tangle of deliberately vaguely worded rules. There are no clear-cut laws a company can look at and say, "Hey, we better not go there, or we'll be violating an anti-trust law". Most anti-trust suits are brought after the fact, where a judge says "Hey, this is anti-competitive behavior." Yet, there are no clear laws or guidelines large companies can examine or follow, to steer clear of trouble. It's all at the whim and fancy of some prosecutor or judge who all too often has a political axe to grind.
What several gov'ts seem to want is for Microsoft to completely unbundle its software, so that as a consumer, I must hunt down and download and/or purchase all those nice utilities that set Windows apart from, say, Linux (note Lindows makes this sort of adventure a subscription service). Will this make Windows cheaper? No. Will it generate more revenue opportunities for third-party vendors? No. Will it be a nuisance to those consumers who just purchased a computer and are now wondering what the heck to do with it? Yes.
I just read about Microsoft's new virtual machine software. It competes directly with VMWare, but costs about half of VMWare's offering. Is that anti-competitive behavior? What is Microsoft thinking, voyaging into new markets where it stands to easily compete on quality and price? Perhaps Microsoft should be punished for being able to produce useful software more cheaply than its competitors.
In order for Linux to compete with Windows on the desktop, it must differentiate itself and offer added value. For example, can Linux run a multi-threaded program, written in straight C or C++, more efficiently than Windows (better performance, throughput)? If so, then consider it for your next workstation. Does it have better games? At least a good variety of games? If so, put it on your next gaming box.
I recently installed Fedore Core 1 over a machine I had RHL9 running previously. It's a much better product, with more utilities and interesting programs and games (that actually work). It complements my other server machine, running Windows 2003 Server.

Hey, when did LinuxWorld become a forum were happy MS users exchange their views on the deficiency of government watchdogs?

It's really unbelievable, as if MS had not been found to be an illegal monopoly by US courts - and subsequently saved at the last minute by a new friendly administration. All of a sudden, everything is just fine and dandy with halos hovering over Balmer's head. What a joke!

I think the EU is overstepping its bounds. People aren't forced to buy MS's OS and if they do choose to purchase it they are just as free to use other add-ins. Do I like everything about MS and their terms, no, but I choose to use their products because I know they will continue to support their products. I personally stopped using Real Networks because of their popups and constant reminders to purchase their premium services. MS Media player doesn't have those constantly annoying "buy more stuff" reminders. Real Networks used to have lots of free services that have changed to paid access only. I think its more a matter of people wanting to punish MS for being successful. Name one successful business that hasn't hurt it's rivals to get successful. It's a given that to be successful you are taking business away from a rival otherwise you wouldn't be rivals.

The EC ruling is quite fair and sets the ground rules for Microsoft if it wants to do business in the EU. It is also quite comical how some Americans quickly viewed this as an EC vs America issue rather than what it really is.

Dan's comments are niave at best. The EU is not ruling that Microsoft cannot provide its Media player for free, it is ruling that it cannot bundle the Media player with its OS and hence stifle other free or paid-for alternatives. If you had a media player bundled with your OS, would you even be inclined to look for another?

As for the source code being exposed, that will undoubtably be for the good of MS OSes. The more people looking at the code the more stable and more secure it will become and the more people there will be that can fix things when they go wrong. I don't buy anything without having the security of being able to go back to a number of vendors who can fix it if something goes wrong or to find a reasonable alternative. With MS you have no choice - you have little other choice to accept their software and terms if you want a decent desktop OS.

It's really not the job of the EC to tell corporations how to run their business. The EC would love to put a stranglehold on Microsoft. It's SOP for a Socialist agenda to desire to control people.
I think the EC is more interested in extorting a bunch of money from Microsoft, rather than creating a level playing field for European software developers.
If the issue were providing Windows users access to a better Media player than WMP, they're free to purchase any of the competing products. There's a lot of value-added software thrown in for "free" when you buy Windows. Nobody's whining about how they can't "compete" in the cheapo text editor market, because Notepad comes standard on Windows.
I don't think Microsoft should be forced to expose their source code by giving it for free to EC governments. Look what happened with the small amount of code illegally disseminated on the Internet. Once Microsoft hands over its IP, malicious code writers will have a field day. Non-disclosure agreements to the contrary, I can almost guarantee it'll be violated and Microsoft's sensitive OS source code will be tossed into the public domain, doing immeasurable harm to Microsoft.
The EC needs to get off its high horse and come to a reasonable settlement, instead of playing high-stakes political poker.

Hey, I hate Europe as much as the next human being, but they're not telling microsoft how to sell their product in America / Lagos / Indonesia / insert_random_place_here. They're saying, if you're going to sell in Europe, you will follow europe's rules.

Now we are being told to accept that the EU now decides how US companies do business WITH ONE ANOTHER. Getting a little too big for their britches.

"The company is certain to appeal against a Commission decision in the European courts. Litigation could take several years."

At which time any verdict will be pretty much irrelevant.

Wonder how this affects Longhorn planning. Anyone with insight on this?

The Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) today expressed its disappointment at the breakdown of settlement negotiations in the long-running European antitrust case against Microsoft. According to reports, the key issue separating the two parties was the European Commission's desire to regulate the software industry in the future.

"The breakdown in negotiations is disappointing, but understandable. The technology industry and consumers support a settlement that brings closure to the uncertainty of this case, but not if it leads to an overly regulatory regime that threatens innovation and competition," said Jonathan Zuck, president of the Association for Competitive Technology.

"Any settlement must protect the industry's right to innovate and deliver the software that best meets the needs of consumers around the globe," Zuck said.

ACT is an official party to the European Commission proceedings and has provided written and oral testimony critical of the Commission's case.

The commission's case focuses on the markets for media playing software and low-end server software that facilitates mail, printing and file storage.


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