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Yesterday, we’ve had a meeting at Princeton JUG – Reza Rahman has been giving a sneak preview of JEE 6 . The meeting started with a little surprise – the projector in the place we meet has not been working. Man, I have my own projector at home…which is 25 minutes away. No biggies. People were determined to find out what’s going on with JEE 6, especially when we have such a presenter – Reza is the author of the book “EJB 3 in Action” and a member of the Java EE 6 and EJB 3.1 expert groups. Actually, who needs the projector? A 15 inch monitor was adequate. Everyone has really enjoyed the presentation. The thing is that during the last several years JEE became a stable and mature but not too exciting environment. People routinely were bashing JEE for not being cool and a number of Java developers defected to Spring trying to get high. But JEE6 looks really interesting to... (more)

Kevin L. Jackson Launches "Government Cloud Computing Journal" on Ulitzer

Kevin L Jackson launched the "Government Cloud Computing Journal" on Ulitzer. The online magazine offers stories and articles on the effective use of cloud computing technologies within the government domain. Kevin L. Jackson is a senior information technologist specializing in information technology solutions that meet critical Federal government operational requirements. Currently, he serves as Director, Business Development for Dataline, Inc., and editor of Government Cloud Computing e-zine. Kevin L. Jackson (right) with Cloud Computing Expo conference chair Jeremy Geelan before his presentation on Government Cloud Computing. About Ulitzer.com Initiating content coverage on any topic or launching a magazine at Ulitzer.com  is designed to be as easy as boiling an egg and doesn't take much longer. To become a Ulitzer author, anyone can fill out a simple author prof... (more)

Dell Supposedly Building Android MID

Gossip around the industry's virtual water cooler says Dell may bring out a pocket-sized Android-based touch-screen MID this half if it doesn't kill or delay the thing first. The widget is supposed to play music and video and may or may not have a cell phone. Dell's reportedly developing dedicated Android-based cell phones too that could see the light of day this year. The Wall Street Journal found a couple of people who claimed to have seen the MID and said it's a little bigger than an Apple iPod Touch. The paper also said the widget could take an ARM chip. Dell's never used ARM before. Given the competition and the chilly market it'd probably have to be a lollapalooza to score and Dell has no history of lollapaloozas. Three or four months ago the company admitted it was "exploring smaller-screen devices" and put Ain McKendrick in charge of mobile Internet device... (more)

Doyenz ShadowCloud Promises SMBs Business Continuity

Doyenz has started calling its patent-pending managed service platform, now on rev 3, ShadowCloud, a name that makes a lot of sense when you think about it since its first mover skills are active disaster recovery, failover and migrations in the cloud. It replicates a virtual copy of the user’s production infrastructure in the cloud and is supposed to let service providers leverage virtualization and automation to deliver enterprise-grade IT capabilities to their SMB clients at predictable SaaS prices they can afford since redundant data centers are out of the question and traditional DR takes days to restore. Doyenz provides an agent-based production-ready image that can be run on-demand in the cloud in case of – eek! – a failure. Service providers can also use the latest copy of the production image at any time to test, patch and upgrade servers in the Doyenz Produ... (more)

Google Widens AppEngine Offerings, Announces Cloud Portability

This morning Google announced AppEngine for business and integration with VMWare tools for Cloud portability at its annual developer conference Google I/O. Until now AppEngine is available for developers with many restrictions and no support. With the new offerings Google is trying to tap into the enterprise market. Google AppEngine for business With this announcement Google opened the doors to the IT departments to build and maintain their applications in Google cloud, with added management and premium support features tailored specifically for the enterprise.These are the features that will be available on AppEngine between Q3 2010 and EOY 2010: Enterprise Administration Console Company-focused console which allows you to manage access control lists to determine who has access to the application data, and who can deploy new code. You can manage, and set security p... (more)

Google, Social and Enterprise Mobility

I would invite anyone in an IT department buried in demand for mobile apps to first take a look at Google Enterprise before trying to develop everything yourself.  There are many mobile capabilities already available in the Google world which are free to individuals and available free or on a subscription basis for companies.  Here are a few of them: Google Drive - Keep all your files, documents, spreadsheets, videos, photos, everything digital in a free secure cloud.  Access from any mobile or desktop device.http://youtu.be/wKJ9KzGQq0w Google+ - Strives to make sharing online, like sharing in person.  We at Cognizant have been using Google+ for many of our strategy groups and discussions.  I love it.  I use it for both work and personal.  I have specific "Circles" and "Communities" for work and personal. Google Hangouts - This is a very powerful solution that let'... (more)

Enterprise and Consumer Mobility and Travel Strategies

I teach a lot of SMAC strategies workshops (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) around the world.  Conducting these involves a lot of travel.  I have been pondering these last few days just how much my travel experience has changed over the past decade.  Today, mobile smartphones can provide the following: Push to buy the Heathrow Express train ticket from an app on my iPhone Translate foreign languages live on screen Get real-time transportation advice Locate myself anywhere in the world on a map Use my iPhone compass app to know where North is located Use my smartphone screen as a boarding pass Find a Thai restaurant and read the social reviews  Book my dinner reservation Help find a last-minute hotel room or book a Marriott property Book, change or review my airline reservation (change my seats to be as comfortable as possible) Help me understand how long it wil... (more)

You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a new Office 365 Reseller

Forceworks You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a new Office 365 Reseller I was doing a local search for Office 365 recently as I occasionally like to see who has jumped into the reseller market, you know, “ear to the ground”. I was caught off guard a little bit to see a firm I know called “Thirteen Guys Named Ed”, had joined the ranks of my competitors. But that’s not the story. I met the Jasons a while ago. We were running a series of events called “Cloud for Law Firms” and I was looking for complimentary topics that I could add to the agenda. The Jasons had a cloud based timekeeping product targeting law firms so I asked them to participate. We talked briefly beforehand and they made it clear that they were Google Apps guys and resellers, but would be happy to present their timekeeping product to the audience that I created. I think we did two events toge... (more)

Québec’s Booming Tech Haven Produces Seven SXSW® Award Finalists

Montreal, Canada, February 25, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Québec Government, and its annual SXSW festival experience, Planet Québec, is proud to announce expanded interactive representation at the conference this year, reflecting Québec’s rapid growth in the industry. Thirteen of Québec’s best interactive organizations will attend, seven of which are SXSW award finalists. “In the interactive sector alone, we’ve seen 700 percent growth in less than 12 years,” says Annie Bréard, International Business Developer, Invest-Québec. “In fact, Québec hosts the world’s third-largest pool of employees in the gaming industry, after California and Tokyo. This, along with 275 college and university programs designed hand-in-hand with local employers, significant tax incentives and highly-competitive costs, has convinced such big-name West Coast companies as Electronic Arts and Warner ... (more)

Notes From the Field – DocuSign Participates in Google Partner Summit

Last week, I represented DocuSign at Google’s second annual Global Partner Summit as part of its expanded Google Apps Technology Partner program. With more than 10,000 Google Apps resellers and over 750 partner apps, the marketplace for Google Apps has expanded greatly over the last couple of years. The most fun about last week’s Summit was getting the opportunity to talk to other companies and partners about DocuSign. There was a lot of excitement about DocuSign’s recent funding, updates to the DocuSign apps for Google, new partnerships, and exciting news like DocuSign’s acquisition of Comprova in Brazil. It was great to validate with participants that consumer familiarity with DocuSign across important ecosystems is driving adoption by businesses of all sizes. I described how DocuSign is making our digital transaction management service more broadly available to... (more)

Everything Channel's CRN Announces the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Everything Channel's CRN, a UBM company, today announced the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry. The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry listing recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business today and in the future. This year's list salutes the 25 Most Influential Executives, the 25 Channel Sales Leaders, the 25 Most Innovative Executives and the 25 Mavericks. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091130/NY18003LOGO) "With so many innovative channel executives in the industry today we've expanded our list to include 100 executives. We've highlighted the most influential, the sales leaders, the most innovative as well as those who have changed the rules of the channel. We salute these leaders for their hard work and devotion to the technol... (more)

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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...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of ...
DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO "Early Bird Registration" is now open. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here)
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 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 Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and sh...
@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. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
Contextual Analytics of various threat data provides a deeper understanding of a given threat and enables identification of unknown threat vectors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David Dufour, Head of Security Architecture, IoT, Webroot, Inc., discussed how through the use of Big Data analytics and deep data correlation across different threat types, it is possible to gain a better understanding of where, how and to what level of danger a malicious actor poses to an organization, and to determin...