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DevOps is speeding towards the IT world like a freight train and the hype around it is deafening. There is no reason to be afraid of this change as it is the natural reaction to the agile movement that revolutionized development just a few years ago. By definition, DevOps is the natural alignment of IT performance to business profitability. The relevance of this has yet to be quantified but it has been suggested that the route to the CEO's chair will come from the IT leaders that successfully make the transition to a DevOps model. If this still seems foreign to you, I recommend reading up on DevOps Blog from IT Revolution, the OpsCode Blog, and check out The Phoenix Project. Despite all the talk around simple monitoring tools, breaking through the walls between Dev and Ops still poses a real challenge. This is because of a misunderstanding around Operations real pu... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of July 21, 2013

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly The Malaysian government will utilize RFID technology for vehicle registration to curb incidences of car theft and other criminal activities involving vehicles.  The smart registration number plate system will automatically identify vehicles and verify they are properly registered.  Read Original Content This article, featured in Yahoo! Small Business Advisor describes and provides links for “The Best Android Field Services Management Mobile Apps”.  Read Original Content PinPoint GPS pr... (more)

The Corporate Website: Reports of Its Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

“Company websites will be gone in the next two years.” I heard this statement uttered at an event not too long ago by a marketer I know well, and I was taken aback. Sure, I thought, maybe she was just rabble-rousing a bit—trying to get a rise out of people on a shuttle ride to our next event. But whether she believed it or not, it struck me as amazing that we would even consider the topic. While much has changed since the early days of “brochureware,” the corporate website is still, and should remain, the linchpin in the arsenal of most B2B and B2C marketers. In fact, a Gartner survey reports that marketers still rank the corporate website as the most important tool for a successful marketing campaign. For many companies, the website is one of the first and most important touch points a prospect or existing customer will have with your brand. In fact, seven of the ... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

WANdisco Teams With Cloudera to Accelerate Adoption of Apache Hadoop-Based Business Solutions

SAN RAMON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 -- WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, today announced it is an authorized member of the Cloudera Connect Partner Program. The program focuses on accelerating the innovative use of Apache Hadoop for a range of business applications. WANdisco Big Data solutions support Cloudera's open-source Apache Hadoop distribution, CDH. WANdisco's patented active-active replication technology turns globally distributed servers into mirrors of each other so they always remain in-sync, providing continuous hot-backup and automatic failover across every site for non-stop data recovery. By applying this technology to Big Data with products being announced this quarter, WANdisco allows enterprises to put truly effective b... (more)

Capital Product Partners L.P. Announces Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results and Charter Extension for M/T Amore Mio II

ATHENS, GREECE -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 -- Capital Product Partners L.P. (the "Partnership" or "CPLP") (NASDAQ: CPLP), an international owner of modern tanker, dry bulk and container vessels today released its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012. The Partnership's net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2012, was $35.0 million, including an impairment charge of $43.2 million (the "Impairment Charge"); excluding the Impairment Charge a net income of $8.2 million would have been reported. The Impairment Charge, which is a non cash item, represents the difference between the carrying values and the fair market values of the M/T 'Alexander the Great' and the M/T 'Achilleas' on the date they were sold by CPLP to our Sponsor, Capital Maritime & Trading Corp ("Capital Maritime" or "CMTC") in exchange for the M/V 'Archimidis' and the M/V... (more)

Revolution Analytics Wins DeveloperWeek Best of Tech Award

Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software, services and support for the open source R project, today announced that it has been named a winner of DeveloperWeek’s Best of Tech Awards. It is recognized as the Top Innovator in the Big Data Technologies category for Revolution R Enterprise, its commercial-grade analytics software. “We are thrilled to be named the Top Innovator of Big Data Technologies,” said David Rich, Revolution Analytics CEO. “Enterprises need highly scalable and flexible analytics solutions to unlock the value of big data, and Revolution R Enterprise allows organizations to take a customized approach to their unique data challenges. The success of our customers is a top priority and we continually strive to find new and innovative ways to exceed their needs with Revolution R Enterprise.” Revolution R Enterprise is built upon ... (more)

Garantia Data’s Highly Anticipated GA Changes the Way Developers Use Redis and Memcached

Garantia Data, the provider of advanced in-memory NoSQL cloud services, today announced the pricing and general availability of its Redis Cloud and Memcached Cloud database hosting services. These serve as the first fully-automated, in-memory NoSQL cloud services offering reliable Memcached and infinitely-scalable Redis data store systems. Garantia Data offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model by which users are charged according to the actual size of their datasets, measured in gigabytes (GBs) per hour during a calendar month, rather than by cloud instances. This novel and simple model avoids the typical over-provisioning of expensive RAM resources and lets users pay for what they actually consume. Light users are offered a free 20MB plan, as well as multiple low-cost plans ranging from 0.1GB to 5GB, for a fixed monthly subscription fee. Used by both enterprise develo... (more)

Hosting.co.uk Adds BitCoin, the World's First Startup Digital Currency, to Available Transaction Methods

LUXEMBOURG, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosting.co.uk, the UK-based web hosting provider, has announced the addition of BitCoin as an eligible payment method for its services. BitCoin offers numerous advantages over traditional bank transfers or credit card transactions, security and privacy being the most noteworthy. The BitCoin network also simplifies the processing of international sales. Hosting.co.uk hopes to reach even more new clients with this foray into the startup digital economy of digital coins. BitCoin is a decentralized, person-to-person economy of digital coins. The code that makes the BitCoin network possible is open source, meaning anyone can look behind the scenes and see how everything functions. For users of BitCoin, there are no fees or other hidden costs, as is typical of many other payment methods. From a functionality standpoint, BitCoin tra... (more)

LucidWorks™ Launches Big Data Central

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data is being generated by today's businesses and their customers at an explosive rate. The companies collecting this vast amount of information are seeking to learn more about Big Data, benefits, concepts and technologies to derive better business insights from it. Until now IT leaders and their business counterparts have had to surf the web in search of relevant information about the latest industry trends and perspectives to inform their Big Data decisions. To address this need, LucidWorks, the company transforming the way people access information, is pleased to announce the launch of Big Data Central. Big Data Central is an online destination that provides success stories, educational materials, and other curated content to help executives understand current Big Data trends and shape their data strategies. The... (more)

Pentaho Brings Big Data Analytics to Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Strata -- Delivering the future of business analytics, Pentaho Corporation today announced that it has entered into an OEM licensing agreement with Intel. Through the agreement Intel will integrate the entire range of software applications in the Pentaho Business Analytics platform into the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software (Intel® Distribution), being announced today. (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130226/FL66110 )  (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120425/FL93200LOGO-b ) The Intel Distribution features Pentaho's complete range of analytics software, which includes data mining, interactive reporting, analysis, data discovery/visualizations, dashboards, predictive analytics, data integration and of course full support for big data. Why Pentaho? Pentaho Business Analytics offers... (more)

DXWorldEXPO Digital Transformation Stories
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It's clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Th...
Docker and Kubernetes are key elements of modern cloud native deployment automations. After building your microservices, common practice is to create docker images and create YAML files to automate the deployment with Docker and Kubernetes. Writing these YAMLs, Dockerfile descriptors are really painful and error prone.Ballerina is a new cloud-native programing language which understands the architecture around it - the compiler is environment aware of microservices directly deployable into infra...
When Enterprises started adopting Hadoop-based Big Data environments over the last ten years, they were mainly on-premise deployments. Organizations would spin up and manage large Hadoop clusters, where they would funnel exabytes or petabytes of unstructured data.However, over the last few years the economics of maintaining this enormous infrastructure compared with the elastic scalability of viable cloud options has changed this equation. The growth of cloud storage, cloud-managed big data e...
Your applications have evolved, your computing needs are changing, and your servers have become more and more dense. But your data center hasn't changed so you can't get the benefits of cheaper, better, smaller, faster... until now. Colovore is Silicon Valley's premier provider of high-density colocation solutions that are a perfect fit for companies operating modern, high-performance hardware. No other Bay Area colo provider can match our density, operating efficiency, and ease of scalability.
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.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. 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 business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. 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 business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
In an age of borderless networks, security for the cloud and security for the corporate network can no longer be separated. Security teams are now presented with the challenge of monitoring and controlling access to these cloud environments, at the same time that developers quickly spin up new cloud instances and executives push forwards new initiatives. The vulnerabilities created by migration to the cloud, such as misconfigurations and compromised credentials, require that security teams t...
AI and machine learning disruption for Enterprises started happening in the areas such as IT operations management (ITOPs) and Cloud management and SaaS apps. In 2019 CIOs will see disruptive solutions for Cloud & Devops, AI/ML driven IT Ops and Cloud Ops. Customers want AI-driven multi-cloud operations for monitoring, detection, prevention of disruptions. Disruptions cause revenue loss, unhappy users, impacts brand reputation etc.
Serverless applications increase developer productivity and time to market, by freeing engineers from spending time on infrastructure provisioning, configuration and management. Serverless also simplifies Operations and reduces cost - as the Kubernetes container infrastructure required to run these applications is automatically spun up and scaled precisely with the workload, to optimally handle all runtime requests. Recent advances in open source technology now allow organizations to run Serv...