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Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT com...
As an individual I can decide which platform I would like to target with my shiny new application, but when working for a company we have to target both industry leaders at the same time. Although I like a good challenge, I am really glad the mobile world now only consists of iOS and A...
The 3rd WebRTC Summit, to be held Nov. 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technol...
We've been tracking the progress of WebRTC (real-time communication) since the API standard was first announced by Google two years ago, and in that time we've seen lots of predictions and promises about how this standard is going to disrupt the UC world. To make sense of these myriad ...
What if you could re-invent the telephone company and/or OTT (over-the-top) services using WebRTC? Do you remember all of their service upgrades on top of basic phone services? Inbound/outbound calls, vanity and toll-free numbers, 900 numbers, voice messaging, routing menus, yellow pag...
Some people really want Google to be a wireless carrier. The most recent speculative episode was early in April when The Information published an exclusive suggesting that Google might be thinking about an MVNO deal with Verizon or AT&T, based on comments by people who were unnamed (bu...
While affordable and convenient, Skype is not an acceptable platform for business communications. While it may suffice for personal use and even SMBs, enterprise organizations need more substantial services with the quality, security and interoperability to handle video conferencing sm...
In the last blog, we started the discussion about where the Internet is headed and why this is relevant to the topic of net neutrality. The best way to map the future of the Internet may be to look at the kinds of things that interest a company like Google these days as part of its mis...
Learn how the Norwegian Red Cross used WebRTC to build a service that allows high school student to meet volunteer tutors and get help with their school assignments just by visiting a web page in their browser. In his session at 2nd WebRTC Summit, Svein Willassen, founder and CTO of ...
This article is based on the experience of Jan Swaelens, Software Architect at Sofico. He is responsible for automatic performance testing of the company’s new web platform based on GWT and SmartGWT. Sofico is specialized in software solutions for automotive finance, leasing, fleet and...
PCI DSS is the industry standard for the safe and secure processing of payment card transactions. In order for a business to effectively process card payments, PCI DSS needs to be used and maintained. As more firms head online, the internet offering a great many business opportunities ...
Telehealth legislation opened the floodgates for investment in modern communications services and APIs since 2010. WebRTC promises a second revolution. In his session at 2nd WebRTC Summit, Ivelin Ivanov, co-founder of TeleStax, will discuss a real-world example where telephony APIs ma...
Employees using mobile devices to access popular and often times essential cloud applications continue to increase in the workplace, both via private devices and those owned by the enterprise. This increase in use brings with it important data security issues for the enterprise. Some e...
The 3D modeling manufacturing process has brought about major changes in the manufacturing world and is having a growing impact among established companies and entrepreneurs. These new manufacturing innovations are allowing people to have greater ability to bring their ideas to life an...
I have been blessed with the opportunity to conduct digital and mobile strategy workshops and speak in many places around the world. Because of the frequency of these trips, I often don't have time to research in advance the locations I will be visiting. That can be both good and bad...
Surely you know the parable. One guy builds his house on rock. It's tough, it's expensive, but the house is secure and it lasts. The other guy constructs his home on sand. Easy, cheap ... but then it slides into the ocean. Everything's lost. A story to encourage children to work hard?...
I write and speak a great deal about digital transformation, however I don't think I have yet clearly defined it and its relevance to businesses. Let me step back and start by saying my working definition of digital transformation is the application of digital technologies in a manner ...
If you agree with the statement above (it's not mandatory), then what does it take to actually deliver on it? I believe this is where digital transformation and artificial intelligence comes into play. First, let's discuss digital transformation. Wikipedia's (one of my most favorite...
Wowza® Media Systems has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program and will offer Wowza Media Server® on the now generally available Google Compute Engine. The integration will enable fast installation, flexible billing and high quality audio and video streaming for Wowza Media ...
In this whitepaper see how 14 virtual backup products scored in this free evaluation report from Info-Tech Research Group. Learn more and read on.
If a massive herd of elephants were charging at you from 20 meters away, would taking a small step forwards or backwards improve your safety? NO! In many situations it seems that is how companies are approaching mobile strategies. They are staring massive marketplace transformation i...
Google’s reluctance to commit to the Cloud Platform long term isn’t an indication that Google doesn’t understand the enterprise Cloud buyer, or that Google isn’t committed to serving their enterprise customers long term. Rather, it’s more of a cultural difference between Google and typ...
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. This ...
The Google Cloud Platform lets you build applications and websites, store data, and analyze data on Google’s infrastructure. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, William Vambenepe, Sr. Product Manager for Big Data on Google Cloud Platform, will discuss Big Data Analyti...
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Thursday announced the release of the CSA Cloud Control Matrix (CCM) Version 3.0, the most comprehensive update to the industry's gold standard for assessing cloud centric information security risks. The CCM Version 3.0 expands its control domains to a...
With WebRTC, customer interactions that start on the Web will be able to stay on the Web, giving users a simple path to fulfilling any number of service needs when connecting with a company. Contact centers that implement WebRTC solutions are going to find value in simplifying their ne...
We are now working on the next chapter for our white paper Enterprise Cloud Computing, which is entitled OpenStack for the Enterprise. As the name suggests the goal is to provide a succinct but comprehensive overview of one of the technology platforms available to CIOs to implement the...
OpenWorld attendees will have the opportunity to see CounterPath's Bria softphone solutions leveraged in live demonstrations of Oracle's Tunneled Service Control Function (TSCF), which delivers an infrastructure-based alternative for real-time, over-the-top (OTT) communications that en...
Net Optics on Monday announced that its Director Pro™, advanced Network Packet Broker (NPB) and Monitoring Access Switch was chosen by Brightlink Communications, to help manage soaring bandwidth demands and maintain consistently high Quality of Service (QoS) – a key determinant of cust...
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software, the global leader in enterprise cloud management, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 4–7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than 30 years, BM...
"WebRTC is no longer part of the 'imagine-if-you-will' contact center of the future, it's now part of today's strategic cloud contact center offerings," said Marty Beard, president and CEO of LiveOps. "Today's news about our first joint customer is just the beginning. The ease of WebRT...
GENBAND, a leading developer of multimedia and cloud communications solutions, demonstrated advanced WebRTC, cloud and SMART OFFICE solutions at the 8th Annual LTE Asia 2013 Conference & Exhibition in Suntec, Singapore Sept. 17-19. GENBAND also showcased its newly acquired fring mobile...
AVer Information, Inc., a leading provider of innovative video conferencing solutions for SMBs and large corporations, and Vidtel, a pioneer in cloud-based any-to-any® video conferencing, today announced a strategic partnership and a joint solution to bring powerful, affordable cloud-b...
Call for Papers for the WebRTC Fundamentals Summit will be open through October 11, 2013. If you are an WevRTC speaker and would like to join WebRTC Fundamentals Summit faculty, please contact us via "contact organizer" by email "events (at) sys-con.com" with your session proposal and ...
TokBox, a Telefónica Digital company, released the results of global survey of 1,161 participants regarding developer community attitudes towards WebRTC. The report, which found rapidly emerging interest from larger organizations (1,000+ employees), also found rapid WebRTC adoption amo...
AppDirect, the leading cloud service marketplace company, announced today that it has acquired Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud management services, such as automated software packaging and orchestration that enable fast, seamless application deployment and management. Toget...
For cloud providers, offering predictable storage performance backed by firm SLAs will become a competitive differentiator that drives greater customer affinity and a better application experience. Many providers feel that a Software Defined Storage (SDS) frameworks hold the key to del...
Is your IT organization being pushed to increase the tempo of your software release cycles? Do you currently automate application builds and the creation of staging environments? Do you always test thoroughly before pushing code out to production? Does your hair catch on fire every tim...
In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Nelson Nahum, CEO & CTO of Zadara Storage, will compare the requirements of enterprise applications with cloud offerings, from Amazon Web Services to OpenStack, and analyze the gaps that exist. He will then show how to make the clou...
Ceph is an open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system designed for reliability, performance, and scalability. With an advanced placement algorithm, active storage nodes, and peer-to-peer gossip protocols, Ceph scales from terabytes to exabytes with no s...