For many corporations, welcoming the New Year also heralds the season of
strategy development and budget distribution. This year, however, companies
of all sizes are struggling with how to deal with the accelerating
consumerization of technology and the mind numbing societal changes it
brings. While each industry vertical has its own processes and business
models to deal with, they all share a pressing need to develop an appropriate
digital strategy. For 2017 this seems to be at the top of every executive to
Business strategy experts around the world have categorically stated that
data is now a strategic asset that can be sold and exchanged. In order to
identify important data and manage it in a digitally driven future, companies
will need to evaluate their organization's structure, go-to-market approach,
and overall corporate identity. Accomplishing this ... (more)
Being able to look into the crystal ball, that would be great: What are the
IT trends 2017? Flexible, fast and self-made: Developments that have been
observed in various IT areas in recent years will continue to apply in 2017.
But in which direction? What are the IT trends 2017? We are not quite sure
whether this is in the glass ball of the fortune-teller at the fair.
Therefore, we asked our Anexia experts. They opened their doors gladly and
shared their trend analysis for 2017 with us. What happens in the areas of
big data, cloud management, SEO and VOIP telephony?
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Admir Karadza, Head of Platform Solutions
"The last few years mainly some global players have benefited from the cloud
hype. But the market keeps growing - a high level of automation is now easier
to achieve than a few years back, if one is ac... (more)
Over the last few years, more and more businesses have been embracing the
cloud-based technologies for their CRMs, customer service, project
development and management, accounting, etc. The reasons of the trend are
pretty obvious - all you need to access cloud services are web browser and
Internet connection, what allows cloud-based companies to minimize
maintenance costs and to boost productivity.
Nevertheless, there is still a large segment of business that looks at the
cloud rather suspicious, mostly questioning its ability to provide data
security and integrity. In this article, we will try to explore the most
common myths about the cloud and try to show how cloud technologies may help
to improve your business.
- Cloud is a wild territory providing poor control over your data
First of all, there are two principal types of cloud providers - public and
private. P... (more)
In a world that operates on billions of digits every day, humans are too slow
and inattentive. To adapt, we must automate the processing of millions of
complex transactions on a daily basis, at speeds fast enough to satisfy
impatient digital users. This adaption requires a massive level of digital
transformation that can support operations, business processes and
decision-making speeds faster than is humanly possible.
Historically, digital technologies get faster, cheaper, more powerful and
smaller every couple of years. We humans, however, don't. We operate in human
time, a biological cadence influenced by the physical environment, our
well-documented physical, mental and emotional limitations, and the universe
that we live in. As digital interactions proliferate, so also does the volume
of real-time data and required analysis. Most people are already at their
As more organizations try to determine where best to deploy their limited
budgets to support data and analytics initiatives, they realize a need to
ascertain the financial value of their data and analytics - which means basic
economic concepts are coming into play. While many of you probably took an
economics class in college not too long ago, some more "seasoned" readers may
The starting point for this topic began with a blog that I wrote several
months ago titled "Determining the Economic Value of Data" and this key
observation that started that conversation:
Data is an unusual currency. Most currencies exhibit a one-to-one
transactional relationship. For example, the quantifiable value of a dollar
is considered to be finite - it can only be used to buy one item or service
at a time, or a person can only do one paid job at a time. But measuring the
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Automating Security Compliance on Amazon Web Services
The unique combination of Amazon Web Services and Cloud Raxak, a Gartner Cool
Vendor in IT Automation, provides a seamless and cost-effective way of
securely moving on-premise IT workloads to Amazon Web Services. Any
enterprise can now leverage the cloud, manage risk, and maintain continuous
security compliance. Forrester's analysis shows that enterprises need
automated security to lower security risk and decrease IT operational costs.
Through the seamless integration into Amazon Web Services, Raxak Protect
automates security for any workload running on traditional IT, private
clouds, and public clouds. A line of business user with no security
experience can now provision a VM on Amazon Web Services with a CISO (Chief
Information Security Officer) defined security profile (e.g., PCI-DSS, HIPAA,
HomeKit, Brillo, Alljoyn...Oh My! Seeking the Wizard of IoT
Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict
which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its
potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a
slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this
happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general
manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don't
work together, and will look at each standard in detail, highlighting
strengths and weaknesses. He will also look at whether standards can
co-exist, and what it would take to make this happen.
Adam Justice is vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, a
manufacturer and distributor of networking products and ... (more)
LogitBot Leveraging Unstructured Data for Improved Investment Strategies
The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital transformation case
study highlights how high-performing big-data analysis powers an innovative
artificial intelligence (AI)-based investment opportunity and evaluation
tool. We'll learn how LogitBot in New York identifies, manages, and
contextually categorizes truly massive and diverse data sources.
By leveraging entity recognition APIs, LogitBot not only provides investment
evaluations from across these data sets, it delivers the analysis as
natural-language information directly into spreadsheets as the delivery
endpoint. This is a prime example of how complex cloud-to core-to edge
processes and benefits can be managed and exploited using the most responsive
big-data APIs and services.
To describe how a virtual assistant for targeting in... (more)
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WebRTC's Impact in Capital Markets
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that
will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new
standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used
WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that
is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector.
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In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the
importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus on building
intellectual property into their platforms that support customer needs, while
also providing the performance, service, and support levels expected by
Fortune 100 companies.
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Five Ways ITSM Analytics Improves IT Service Delivery
By Sridhar Iyengar, Vice President, Product Management, ManageEngine
Over the past few years, IT service management (ITSM) has become increasingly
important to an organization's IT strategy, and companies are seeking new
ways to improve IT service delivery and efficiency via better ITSM processes.
This increases the importance of tracking and measuring critical KPIs.
However, due to overwhelmingly large amounts of data, users find it
challenging to manually access, track and analyze critical help desk
information quickly. Using advanced IT analytics, managers can identify blind
spots and hidden gaps in their ITSM process as well as make accurate
decisions by monitoring key metrics.
Here is how advanced IT analytics can make the best of your IT service desk.
1. Minimize the impact of business downtime
Anticipate servi... (more)
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How to Transform Your Cloud Validation Strategy from Cloudy to Clear
Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical
factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house
client hosted environments to a cloud platform.
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In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at
Cognizant, provided an orientation to the five stages required to implement a
cloud hosted solution validation strategy. The five learning objectives
Step-by-step process for qualifying a cloud provider Developing a validation
strategy to ensure quality and compliance of a cloud solution Developing and
implementing an end-to-end risk based testing approach Ensuring governance
through change management and user access control How to p... (more)
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
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WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus o...
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"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jan. 20, 2017 06:30 PM EST Reads: 5,455
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, discussed the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports.
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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
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A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, will highlight the current challenges of these transformative technologies and share strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” will outline the latest trends and developm...
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Things are changing so quickly in IoT that it would take a wizard to predict which ecosystem will gain the most traction. In order for IoT to reach its potential, smart devices must be able to work together. Today, there are a slew of interoperability standards being promoted by big names to make this happen: HomeKit, Brillo and Alljoyn. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Adam Justice, vice president and general manager of Grid Connect, will review what happens when smart devices don’t work togethe...
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The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location.
With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
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"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
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20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, 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.
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Discover top technologies and tools all under one roof at April 24–28, 2017, at the Westin San Diego in San Diego, CA. Explore the Mobile Dev + Test and IoT Dev + Test Expo and enjoy all of these unique opportunities: The latest solutions, technologies, and tools in mobile or IoT software development and testing. Meet one-on-one with representatives from some of today's most innovative organizations
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and E...
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Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Jan. 20, 2017 10:45 AM EST Reads: 3,709
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain.
In this power panel at @...
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"This week we're really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it," stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed ...
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"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
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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).
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive ad...
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