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Fantastic #CloudExpo West … Again! http://t.co/BeEzVGVSnT < My roundup, with link to my preso on harnessing
"When a company can combine scale with innovation...and can execute...then I think it can build a sustainable business," said Thai Lee, Founder, President & CEO of SHI International, as she opened 13th Cloud Expo in Silicon Valley today at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Cla...
"Big Data-enabled applications from SAP cut through the complexity of customers having to cobble together disparate Big Data technologies, and then implementing applications, that integrate into existing core operations," said Irfan Khan, SAP's Sr. VP & GM of Big Data, as SAP this week...
Ever since SoftBank Corp in July completed its $21.6BN purchase of Sprint Corp, Japan's biggest overseas acquisition to date, it seems that Japanese firms are ramping up their efforts to improve overseas networks through acquisitions. Today, according to Reuters, Japan's NTT Communicat...
According to a report published recently by Wikibon the total Big Data market reached $11.4 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $18.2 billion this year. IDC says big data will be $24B market by 2016. As for the Cloud, the cloud computing marketplace will reach $16.7 billion in ...
It is 11 October, 2014. I am writing this in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal at the foot of the majestic Himalayas. The date is only marginally significant - it is now 2 years and seven months since I was successfully operated on for pancreatic cancer - but the location perhaps is more rev...
Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you are probably aware that in May 2011 Google open-sourced the key audio/video components for web browsers, paving the way for the development of rich, high quality, RTC applications in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5. WebR...
"Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services,” said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, as Microsoft Corporation and ...
Give Cisco 60 minutes - well, 52 minutes, in fact - and watch the networking giant unveil a game-changing technology to help you capture new business opportunities by creating innovative experiences with greater IT simplicity and investment protection. That is the value proposition of...
Give Cisco 60 minutes - well, 52 minutes, in fact - and watch the networking giant unveil a game-changing technology to help you capture new business opportunities by creating innovative experiences with greater IT simplicity and investment protection. That is the value proposition ...
Twenty-two years ago today, a Finnish student by the name of Linus Torvalds sent an email that is now one of the iconic communications of the Internet era. In it, he told the comp.os.inix newsgroup – a newsgroup for all those using minix (from mini-Unix), a Unix-like computer operating...
There is only one world-class Cloud event on earth, and that is Cloud Expo® – which in November returns to Silicon Valley for 13th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center, November 4–7, 2013. According to a recent survey the TechAmerica Foundation, high-volume Big Data Analy...
According to current analysis by Frost & Sullivan analysis, only five percent of households across Africa have access to the Internet. This staggering (if accurate) statistic emerged at a Frost & Sullivan Growth Innovation Leadership event (GIL 2013: Africa) which recently took pla...
"[F]or me, the Internet is over," wrote a disillusioned, disenchanted, and disappointed Pamela Jones today, in what she maintains will be her last-ever post to Groklaw, the site she founded in 2003. Just over ten years later, in the wake of the NSA scandal and the welter of assorted re...
“Our proven technology is displacing legacy boxes that were designed for yesterday’s storage needs across a wide range of industries. What they have in common is breakneck growth of storage needs that were poorly addressed by old-fashioned products from EMC and others," said John Morri...
"IBM is committed to partnering with universities around the world to provide students with Big Data and analytics curriculum to make an impact in today's data-driven marketplace," said Richard Rodts, IBM's Manager of Global Academic Programs, as IBM last week announced that it has add...
Reuven Cohen, who in 2004 founded Enomaly to bring to market his vision for an "Elastic Computing Platform" (ECP), has joined Citrix in a newly-formed role: Chief Cloud Advocate. Cohen joins other household names in Cloud Computing who now work at Citrix such as Sheng Liang and Shan...
"This round of funding will accelerate our current expansion around the globe," said SOASTA CEO Tom Lounibos this morning, as he announced the closure of $30 million in a so-called "growth-stage investment" to help SOASTA extend its leadership position in the rapidly evolving and high-...
Joining Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan in the SYS-CON.TV Times Sq. studio on the eve of 12th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York are: Bruce E. Otte - Director, IBM Platform and Workload Services at IBM; Lisa Larson - Vice President of Enterprise Cloud Solutions at Rackspace; Gr...
“Due to the continued solid performance associated with Actuate’s BIRT and BIRT iHub business, as well as management’s confidence in the future of this business, we believe executing on this more substantial share repurchase program reflects our commitment to delivering value to our sh...
Kofax plc (LSE: KFX) today announced that it has acquired Kapow Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of data integration software. “As a successful market leader focused on providing smart process applications with the global presence and software assets needed to credibly execute th...
Unless you live under a rock, you will be aware that Cloudscaling co-founder (and now Acting CEO) Randy Bias on July 24, 2013, wrote an Open Letter to the OpenStack community which ignited a Web-wide debate on OpenStack's direction and strategy. Since OpenStack is now three years old, ...
"There are a lot of reasons people love CouchDB," said Adam Kocoloski, co-founder and CTO at Cloudant, as he announced last week that Cloudant had delivered on its promise to integrate core capabilities of its distributed database service to the open source Apache CouchDB project, "lik...
"We are a fast-firing, hard-charging, startup of professionals who are passionate about building clouds using OpenStack," wrote Cloudscaling founder and CTO Randy Bias today as he announced that he and the company's Board of Directors, having decided that a change in leadership is need...
"I have taken some time to assess my ability to balance the demands of leading the Rack with the needs of my family," wrote Rackspace President Lew Moorman in an email to all staff this morning. For a variety of health-related family reasons, he told them, he will be handing off his da...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation, has recorded a message for all of the global user groups celebrating OpenStack's third birthday during July 2013.
The tweet from @sweetlew, a.k.a. New Relic CEO Lewis Cirne looked ordinary enough: Very excited to have @plscurrie join the @newrelic board! http://t.co/KEWab00wYY — Lew Cirne (@sweetlew) July 18, 2013 But Cirne's tweet sent a signal across Silicon Valley that his compan...
In honor of the memory of Molli Serrano, who this week succumbed at the age of just 40 to pancreatic cancer despite being an outstanding triathlete and despite having had Whipple surgery, chemo, and radiation and being declared cancer-free...please watch this speech, which she gave las...
"Cities play a vital role in our lives - both now and in the future. Microsoft's CityNext initiative puts people first and builds on this new era of collaborative technology to engage citizens, business and government leaders in new ways," said Laura Ipsen, corporate vice president of ...
"This new round of funding confirms the company's business model and growth potential," said Philippe Thériault, newly appointed Chief Commercial Officer for North America at Paris-based open source cloud computing company eNovance, as it was announced today that eNovance had finalized...
"As we continue to leverage our heritage in OpenStack and capitalize upon our strong leadership position within the hybrid cloud marketplace, it is crucial that we continue to build our brand and reputation worldwide at a faster rate than ever," said Rackspace President Lew Moorman as ...
In September 2012 Netcraft reported that Amazon had become the largest hosting company in the world based on the number of web-facing computers. In the last eight months, the e-commerce company's tally of web-facing computers has grown by more than a third, reaching 158k. The number of...
“Cloud made Big Data what it is today,” stated Scott Morrison, CTO at Layer 7 Technologies, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. “Cloud gave us the massively scalable infrastructure necessary to practically do Big Data,” Morrison continued, “as well as ...
2013 is turning into a big year for Big Data. Colorfully described by one commentator recently as being "like Moneyball for geeks", Big Data is - quite literally - the Next Big Thing. The big data analytics marketplace is truly heating up in terms of interest, activity, technology and ...
“I believe it is incumbent on the Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and/or System Integrators (SIs) to understand the regulatory and compliance-related issues that their customers face,” noted Manjula Talreja, VP of Global Cloud Business Development at Cisco, in this exclusive Q&A with Cl...
“The cloud opportunity is helping C-suite leaders reshape customer experience," said Paul Papas, Global Leader Smarter Commerce, IBM Global Business Services, as IBM today unveiled an extensive array of cloud solutions designed for the C-suite. “As part of IBM's digital front office...
Many organizations want to expand upon the IaaS foundation to deliver cloud services in all forms – software, mobility, infrastructure and IT. Understanding the strategy, planning process and tools for this transformation will help catalyze changes in the way the business operates and ...
IT has more opportunities than ever before with the growth in users, devices, data and secure cloud services. This creates not only a more enriching experience for users, but more opportunities for businesses. The key to capitalizing on these opportunities is to have the right tools in...
Our more interconnected planet is accelerating the adoption and convergence of next-generation architectures, in the form of cloud, mobile and instrumented physical assets. Organizations that can effectively balance optimization and innovation, will be in a position to leverage new sys...