|By Marketwired .||
|February 18, 2014 12:01 AM EST||
RYE BROOK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 02/18/14 -- ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) and StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SFOR)
HP Enterprise Services
Mr. Rob Wigley, Director, Cybersecurity Consulting Services, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, told us, "Without question, adversaries have become smarter, better organized, and more persistent as they seek to cause disruptions and access intellectual property and other sensitive information. The number of cyber threats is proliferating faster than many organizations can defend. Many companies and global governments have been subjected to some very sophisticated and targeted attacks, which have had a significant impact on their mission. This includes some recent extremely high-profile breaches conducted by insiders. In order to address these threats, first and foremost an organization needs to have an effective risk management program supported by senior management, with a strong governance structure, and integrated across all business processes. As businesses look for new growth opportunities and consequently adopt new technologies, the tradeoff becomes uncertainty and risk that could affect their mission and goals. A continuous process of risk management activities should be applied to identify new risks, reassess previously identified risks, and monitor and track the effectiveness of risk mitigation plans... More
For the complete interview with Mr. Rob Wigley, please click here (http://www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_HP_RobWigley.html)
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Risk Management and Compliance for US Public Sector
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Recently announced that...
"Fujitsu and ImageWare Continue to Deliver Market Leading Cloud-Based Biometric Identity Management Solutions and Services
As the biometric market landscape evolves, Fujitsu and ImageWare Systems (OTCQB: IWSY) continue to deliver leading cloud-based biometric identity management solutions and services that address the needs of companies in the financial services, retail, healthcare and manufacturing sectors. This cloud based biometric platform is designed to provide these industries with an agnostic approach relative to various modalities such as voice, facial, iris, and fingerprinting applications.
In the past, biometric-enabled solutions entailed complex development processes, where projects typically took one year or longer to implement, and companies were required to make major upfront investments in hardware and software. Today, Fujitsu is collaborating with ImageWare Systems, a developer of identity-based, credential management solutions driven by biometric technology, to enable support for more than 50 biometric devices while instantaneously responding to different types of modalities.
Along with ImageWare, Fujitsu is transforming the market with its cloud-based identity platform, or "biometrics as a service," through quick deployment that lowers costs and permits customers to choose and blend modalities to develop the best use case for their particular organization and requirements, permitting rapid integration with existing business intelligence and systems.
"We continue to collaborate with ImageWare because we see a growing need among our customers to securely identify and authenticate data that is important for enterprise businesses, while also addressing IT demands leveraging easily-deployed, scalable, cloud-based solutions," said David Berry, executive vice president, Infrastructure Services at Fujitsu. "We are in a unique position to work with established and emerging markets to define and diversify how biometric solutions and services are utilized -- whether it's preventing fraud at financial institutions or using voice recognition via mobile devices to investigate criminal activity."
ImageWare Systems supports a dozen different biometric models via its patented biometric engine. The company delivers its biometric technology through the Fujitsu interactive cloud-based service and provides authentication using the latest range of smart mobile devices, a key area of growth for the technology market.
"ImageWare Systems was founded more than a decade ago focusing on developing innovative, patented-protected technology to allow private and public organizations to deploy configurable and modular multi-modal biometric based identity and authentication management solutions," said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems. "By partnering with Fujitsu, we are focused on helping global enterprises and service providers succeed in providing value to their business and customers with the next generation of cloud-based Identification management, poised to save businesses multi billions of dollars on a yearly basis, especially as we see transactions shift to mobile devices which are expected to exceed the world population in 2014."
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For the complete interview with Jim Miller, ImageWare Systems, Chairman and CEO, please click here (http://www.securitystockwatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_ImageWare.html)
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In other recent news....
March Networks®, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, has received factory certification from Lenel Systems International for OnGuard® 2013 and 2012 on the latest release of its Command video management system (VMS) software and new 8000 Series Hybrid Network Video Recorders (NVRs). This certification provides organizations with a cohesive IP video surveillance and access control solution that enables faster incident response times, better risk mitigation and more efficient system management. Lenel, a market leader in access control security, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
"By combining our open video management portfolio with leading access control systems such as those manufactured by Lenel, we are addressing demand from customers for stronger, more secure solutions," said Net Payne, Chief Marketing Officer, March Networks. "We are pleased to confirm these latest certifications with OnGuard and continue our membership in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program."
March Networks Command Release 1.6 and the new 8000 Series Hybrid NVR systems running Visual Intelligence 5.7 software deliver advanced live monitoring, investigation and video surveillance management features across IP and hybrid IP/analog environments. Working together or as separate video surveillance solutions, they support a complete portfolio of IP cameras, encoders and video analytics. The software solutions also allow organizations to transition from traditional closed-circuit television systems to IP video networking cost-effectively and at their own pace.
Customers accessing the Command VMS in their OnGuard interface will enjoy key capabilities including live and recorded video display, dual video display on alarm, and complete video playback and pan-tilt-zoom control. The 8000 Series interface with OnGuard supports live and recorded video playback on demand or alarm, video motion detection (VMD) alarms in the OnGuard Alarm Monitoring application, indication of sync loss on any analog input in the OnGuard System Status Tree, and Enterprise Service Manager integration.
"March Networks has completed required factory testing at Lenel to validate the functionality of its IP video management interface to OnGuard. We look forward to their continued involvement in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program," said Gidon Lissai, Director of Strategic Alliances, Lenel.
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Recently announced that...
"...they will be launching two mobile products at this year's annual RSA Security Conference, February 24th - 28th in San Francisco, CA."
"We are very excited about launching GuardedID Mobile and MobileTrust® at this year's conference," says Mark L. Kay, CEO of StrikeForce, "both products deliver an unprecedented level of mobile security that until today, just hasn't been available and timing couldn't be any more perfect." GuardedID Mobile is a Software Developers Kit (SDK) and it's the industry's "only" patented (#8,566,608) Keystroke Encryption Technology available for Apple and Android mobile applications. GuardedID Mobile enables mobile application developers to embed keystroke encryption directly into mobile applications, preventing cyber theft and data breaches due to the latest and growing mobile malware. GuardedID Mobile was designed to minimally protect the following applications from data loss: eCommerce, Banking, Healthcare, BillPay, Loan, Government, Corporate and Consumer applications.
MobileTrust® is the industry's most advanced security suite for Apple & Android mobile devices, protecting user credentials, passwords, online transactions and access to corporate networks. The MobileTrust bundle includes four of the most powerful must-have security features that every enterprise mobile user needs to be secure, which are, AES 256 Bit Encrypted Password Vault, a Strong User Definable Password Generator, an OATH compliant Two-Factor Authenticator and an Encrypted Keyboard & Browser.
Mark Kay, StrikeForce's CEO, will also be presenting at the 10th Annual America's Growth Capital West Coast Conference at 8:30am on February 24th in the Westin. Also please visit us at the RSA Security Show at our Booth #821 in the South Exhibit Hall in Mascone Conference Center.
Mark Kay also said recently...
"We believe opportunities for StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. ("Company") are progressively promising, as we see that demand and sales of our products are growing, even though not as fast as we projected in 2013. Cyber Theft and data breaches are increasing at a faster pace and in the news almost every day with reports on Data Breaches (e.g. Target, Living Social, Federal Reserve, State of Maryland), Viruses stealing keystrokes (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Gmail) and phishing attacks (fake websites - IRS, banks). Financial institutions are being sued and losing, and cybercrime statistics in our opinion, are projected to be into the trillions of dollars globally. In conjunction with this news, regulations focusing on protecting information are gathering strength with emphasis in the financial (FFIEC), healthcare (HIPPA), consumer (PCI) and now legal markets. If you then include various articles that state "...it is only a matter of time before your mobile device is hacked, if it isn't already," StrikeForce management contends that demand is increasing specifically for the types of features and capabilities that StrikeForce Technologies' patented and patent pending products deliver. All of this translates, in our estimation, into the potential for substantial sales and revenue growth in 2014 as the Company begins to exploit the mobile market and reaches its Vision of "Making the World a Safer Place." A detailed 2013 Year in Review and A Look Forward into 2014 is available on the StrikeForce website by clicking HERE."
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www.strikeforcetech.com; (OTCBB: SFOR)
Xcluesiv Cloud Technology Pte Ltd
Mr. Danish Thanvi, CEO & President, Xcluesiv Cloud Technology Pte Ltd, said, "Xcluesiv is the Alliance partner of Zoho.com and Google Apps in Singapore. Both of them are world leaders in Cloud-Based Solutions, so Xcluesiv provides a perfect combination of 360 degree solution for small and midsize businesses to quickly adopt integrated cloud based ERP tools (CRM, HRM, recruitment, accounting, collaboration etc) and thus save a lot of money and time. These solutions are secure and redundant, accessible from anywhere and from any device; this enhances the business potential tremendously. Interestingly, the Singapore government is aggressively pushing for the adoption and deployment of cloud services in the country."
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Xcluesiv Industry Solutions
- Retail & E-commerce (http://xcluesiv.com/retail-e-commerce/)
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- HR Management (http://xcluesiv.com/hr-management/)
PSA Security Network
Mr. Bill Bozeman, CPP, CHS, President/CEO, told us, "... the TEC event will be May 5-9 in Colorado. TEC stands for Training, Exhibits and Conference. For this yearly event, which is open to the entire security industry, we took all the best parts of your typical security event and brought them together under one roof, and for one low price. At TEC you will get the training and education you need for your entire company with hundreds of hours of courses to choose from. We also offer physical security certifications, where you will get the opportunity to learn from the leading minds in the industry, and explore new and innovative ideas with your peers.
The full day exhibit hall is where attendees can see the latest products and service offerings from over 100 of the security industry's top manufacturers. Explore state-of-the-art technologies and cutting-edge business solutions that will prepare your company for success. And finally, the Conference portion of TEC. This is where you will become a part of the industry's best networking opportunities by engaging with your peers and technology leaders in a fast-paced, lively environment. For the complete interview with Bill Bozeman: www.securitysolutionswatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_PSA.html.
For more information: www.buyPSA.com
Border Security Expo
March 18 - 19, 2014
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ
Border security leadership from federal, state, and local law enforcement, military, international officials, and industry professionals will converge in Phoenix, at Border Security Expo, the world's largest show and conference focused on issues confronting borders. The 2014 event will feature:
- A world renowned conference focused on: Disrupting and Dismantling Transnational Criminal Organizations
- Awards presentations & memorial ceremonies
- Exhibition featuring over 150+ of the latest products and innovations
- Networking opportunities during and after the expo
From education to implementation, Border Security Expo 2014 is the most effective and productive way to gain knowledge of important trends, network and learn from your peers, and evaluate products and services.
To learn more and register go to http://www.BorderSecurityExpo.com
SYS-CON Events Announces Cloud Expo 2014 New York
14th International Cloud Expo to take place June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City
SYS-CON Events announced today that 14th Cloud Expo®, co-located with 5th Big Data Expo, 3rd SDDC Expo, 2nd DevOps Summit, 2nd WebRTC Summit, and 1st Things Expo, will take place June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City.
The three-day event will offer a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, and "Power Panels" from a rock star conference faculty chosen from among the leading industry players in the cloud computing and Big Data worlds. The bustling Expo Floor will include two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation.
All the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications. The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists from CEOs on down -- including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.
Cloud World Forum
17-18 JUNE 2014
Olympia National Hall,
Cloud World Forum is EMEA's leading Cloud event with the industry's most comprehensive agenda of all things Cloud.
Our 8000+ delegates come from 70+ countries to meet 190+ of the leading solution providers at our global expo at Olympia National Hall in Central London.
With 42% C-level attendance among our VIPs in 2013 and a dedicated Executive Summit, the show gathers the pivotal players of the Cloud revolution. The industry-leading VIP Networking Service further guarantees face to face VIP meetings in a time-efficient context.
Our 6th annual show features 12 theatres led by Cloud end-users: more than 300 speakers from multinationals, SMEs, public sector organisations, online players, regulators, telcos and analysts take the floor in engaging, thought-provoking keynotes, hands-on labs, brainstorming sessions and live demos over two days.
The transformation of IT by Cloud Computing happens right here, year on year - join us in June 2014 for shaping a future powered by the Cloud!
Connect:ID - An Exploration of Physical & Digital Identity in the 21st Century
Ronald Reagan Conference Center, Washington, DC, USA
Conference: March 17-19, 2014 - Exhibition: March 18-19, 2014
Connect:ID Conference and Exhibition, March 17-19, 2014 - Washington, DC
The connect:ID conference and exhibition is delighted to announce that its high-level conference program is now available online at www.connectidexpo.com. Organised by the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) and Science Media Partners, our expert speakers are now preparing to bring to life the issues and opportunities surrounding the use of "advanced identity" technology in systems combining biometrics, secure credentials and more...
Join your peers at this premier event, which promises to bring together an exciting combination of industry players and end users, all who recognise the importance that secure identity plays in 21 century government, enterprise and consumer solutions. This is especially the case in an increasingly mobile and transactional world, where both security and convenience is not just desirable, but essential.
All bookings include full conference and exhibition access, all refreshments, networking breakfasts, and an invite to the evening reception.
To see the conference program go to www.connectidexpo/progra mme
For our special rates, go to www.connectidexpo/delegate-booking
GovSec 2014 Conference & Free Expo
Experience the Largest, Most Dynamic Government Security Expo in Washington, DC, May 13-14, FREE. Discover the newest trends, cutting-edge technology, tools, equipment and the exciting companies who provide them in the exhibit hall.
Plus, get valuable training to enhance your career without straining your budget at the full conference -- with conference prices starting at $99, you won't want to miss out!
GovSec resource trusted by thousands of security professionals and is the nation's premier event for government, homeland security, and law enforcement!
Get more information and register for the full conference or free expo today -- SecuritySolutionsWatch.com Readers save 10% on conference prices! Use code: PMG02 @ www.GovSecInfo.com.
InfoSec World Conference & Expo 2014
April 7-9, 2014
Disney's Contemporary Resort
The event features 70+ sessions, dozens of case studies, 8 tracks (including a Hands-On Track), 11 in-depth workshops, 3 co-located summits and an exhibit hall showcasing the industry's leading vendors. With the primary objective of providing top-notch education to all levels of information security and IT auditing professionals, InfoSec World delivers practical sessions that give you the tools to strengthen your security without restricting your business!
29th April - 01st May 2014
Network, engage and do business with +15,000 other information security professionals at 19th Infosecurity Europe 29th April - 01st May 2014
Infosecurity Europe is the largest and most attended information security event in Europe. Held in London, it is a free exhibition featuring over 325 exhibitors featuring the most diverse range of new products and services and an unrivalled free education programme attracting visitors from every segment of the industry.
Collect CPD/CPE Credits
The Education Programme is shaped by the industry for the industry. Addressing the latest challenges and industry needs it will provide you with business critical insight, best practice and practical case studies. Speakers include information security thought-leaders from public and private sector end-users, policy-makers and government, analysts, industry experts, service providers and vendors.
Featuring five conference and seminar theatres and a comprehensive programme of workshops and training courses, attending the Infosecurity Europe Education Programme helps you to further develop your career and learning.
Meet with the key industry players
From the New Exhibitor zone to the Country Pavilions, discover the latest products and solutions of the local and international scene. This is your best opportunity to receiving expert advice and to discuss your needs with key information security players.
Infosecurity Europe is the most important date in the calendar for information security professionals across Europe. The attendees reflect every segment of the information security industry coming from key sectors including:
- IT distribution companies
- IT hardware, software, manufacturers and suppliers
- End-user information security professionals
- Government professionals
For more information and to register please visit http://www.infosec.co.uk/visiting/
Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas
April 2-4, 2014
As the first global security event of the year, ISC West is the industry's premier launching pad for new products, services and technologies. Taking place April 2 - 4, 2014 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, ISC West is the largest physical security tradeshow in North America.
Each year, ISC West hosts over 1,000 international and domestic security product manufacturer companies and over 26,000 security professionals from around the globe. In addition to the 10,000+ products featured on its show floor, ISC West is home to the Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase. This prestigious program allows industry brands, both large and small, to debut their new products, which are all available for sale on day #1 of the event. Judged by thought leaders in the industry, the SIA New Product Showcase is the best place to find "the next big thing in security."
SIA also hosts a full education program at the show -- SIA Education@ISC. Programmed by the industry, for the industry, SIA Education@ISC offers business critical education sessions on the newest technologies in security, with more than 65 sessions designed for all segments of the security channel. Sessions cover next generation security, business development, access & ID management, the latest trends in video and audio surveillance, strategic management, school safety and much more.
In addition to products and education, the industry converges at ISC West with countless industry networking events including the AIREF Golf Tournament, The SAMMY Awards, the Security Sales & Integration Fast 50, the annual State of the Industry Address, The Mission 500 5K Run/2K Walk, the SIA Ride for Education, and many more.
ISC is supported by the Security Industry Association, the California Alarm Association, the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS), the International Association for Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), PSA Security Network, the Las Vegas Security Chiefs, the International Tourism Safety Association and more.
Join us at ISC West, April 2 - 4, 2014. Register today at www.iscwest.com/SecuritySolutionsWatch.
RFID Journal LIVE! 2014
Apr. 8-10, 2014 -- Orlando, Fla.
Learn how to track and manage everything at the world's largest RFID event, RFID Journal LIVE! 2014. RFID technologies are advancing rapidly and adoption is accelerating. Learn how your company can benefit at the only RFID event featuring more than 75 hours of education, more than 50 end-user case studies and more than 200 technology companies. Hear how industry leaders are benefitting from RFID in the defense, aerospace, health-care, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail and apparel industries. See live demonstrations of the latest solutions and learn how to deploy the technology successfully.
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SDW 2014 -- Exhibition sold out and exceeding all expectations
With still more than 4 months to go to SDW 2014, the SDW Exhibition has completely sold out, beating all previous records for the event. Some 103 companies have signed up to participate at the world's leading event for next-generation human identity and secure credential solutions, and a waiting list is in operation.
A full list of exhibiting companies can be viewed at: http://www.sdw2014.com/exhibitors/
Entry to the exhibition is free to registered visitors, and all visitors pre-registering before 9th May 2014 will be upgraded to Visitor Plus+ status and be entered into the SDW Conference Delegate draw with the chance of winning a free delegate pass to SDW 2014. In addition, they will receive a complimentary £ 5.00 catering voucher to use at the show.
Pre-registration can be completed at: http://www.sdw2014.com/visitor-registration
Delegates from government departments in Asia, Africa and Latin America can access the entire three day event, including the conference and exhibition for just £ 399 +VAT. Government attendees from other world regions can register for £ 499 +VAT (Rate expires 28th February 2014.) Plus, for multiple registrations for every government delegate registered, the second is at half price.
In addition, for 2014, all conference sessions will have simultaneous translation into French and Spanish.
Industry delegates are also able to attend the SDW 2014 conference at a discounted rate. The show operates a limited-availability, stepped pricing policy, meaning that delegates who book early access the lowest rates. Delegates can register online at: http://www.sdw2014.com/delegate-booking
Diary Date - SDW 2014, 16-18 June 2014, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK
Security Industry Association (SIA)
Join SIA for ISC West in Las Vegas
Registration is now open for ISC West (www.iscwest.com), April 1-4, 2014, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. More than 1,000 exhibitors already have signed up, and the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ISC Events are expecting even more people to attend than last year's successful show.
Visit SIA at Booth #3065!
SIA Education@ISC West soon will unveil an ambitious education program for April 1-3, with learning and professional development opportunities for everyone.
SIA Members save on exhibition space, and they get perks such as access to the SIA Member Lounge and access to meeting space to confer with clients. Join SIA today by contacting Alain Taylor at [email protected] or 301-804-4711 or Marc Benson at [email protected] or 301-804-4710.
Unveiling a new product? Enter it in the SIA New Product Showcase to make a splash! http://www.iscwest.com/SIANPS/.
Register today at http://www.iscwest.com.
Register for the 2014 SIA Government Summit
Registration is now open for the 2014 SIA Government Summit, hosted by the Security Association (SIA) June 3-4, 2014, at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.
SIA Members can register for $375; non-members for $575.Registration includes breakfast and lunch both days as well as the semi-formal SIA Public Policy Dinner, where SIA recognizes leading legislators and outstanding SIA volunteers.
The Summit provides attendees with unparalleled policy insights that help create new market opportunities. The exclusive nature of the setting allows one-on-one conversations with government decision makers about legislation and regulations important to the security industry.
Questions about the SIA Government Summit? Contact Elizabeth Hunger at 301-804-4714 or [email protected].
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Most of the IoT Gateway scenarios involve collecting data from machines/processing and pushing data upstream to cloud for further analytics. The gateway hardware varies from Raspberry Pi to Industrial PCs. The document states the process of allowing deploying polyglot data pipelining software with the clear notion of supporting immutability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Shashank Jain, a development architect for SAP Labs, discussed the objective, which is to automate the IoT deployment process from development to production scenarios using Docker containers.
Nov. 30, 2015 03:30 PM EST
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
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Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
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DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Summit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, demonstrated examples of com...
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As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningful and actionable insights. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Paul Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at...
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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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In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
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Countless business models have spawned from the IaaS industry – resell Web hosting, blogs, public cloud, and on and on. With the overwhelming amount of tools available to us, it's sometimes easy to overlook that many of them are just new skins of resources we've had for a long time. In his general session at 17th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, an IBM Company, broke down what we have to work with, discussed the benefits and pitfalls and how we can best use them to design hosted applications.
Nov. 30, 2015 11:45 AM EST
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, exploreed the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends and technology requirements that will drive the Internet of Things from hype to reality.
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Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessions, I wanted to share some of my observations on emerging trends. As cyber security serves as a fou...
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The cloud. Like a comic book superhero, there seems to be no problem it can’t fix or cost it can’t slash. Yet making the transition is not always easy and production environments are still largely on premise. Taking some practical and sensible steps to reduce risk can also help provide a basis for a successful cloud transition. A plethora of surveys from the likes of IDG and Gartner show that more than 70 percent of enterprises have deployed at least one or more cloud application or workload. Yet a closer inspection at the data reveals less than half of these cloud projects involve production...
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Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true change and transformation possible.
Nov. 30, 2015 08:00 AM EST Reads: 565
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem" in this scenario: microservice A (releases daily) depends on a couple of additions to backend B (re...
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Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
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Container technology is shaping the future of DevOps and it’s also changing the way organizations think about application development. With the rise of mobile applications in the enterprise, businesses are abandoning year-long development cycles and embracing technologies that enable rapid development and continuous deployment of apps. In his session at DevOps Summit, Kurt Collins, Developer Evangelist at Built.io, examined how Docker has evolved into a highly effective tool for application delivery by allowing increasingly popular Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS) platforms to quickly crea...
Nov. 30, 2015 06:00 AM EST Reads: 388
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
Nov. 30, 2015 05:30 AM EST Reads: 495
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Day 2 Keynote at 17th Cloud Expo, Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, wil...
Nov. 30, 2015 04:00 AM EST Reads: 608
PubNub has announced the release of BLOCKS, a set of customizable microservices that give developers a simple way to add code and deploy features for realtime apps.PubNub BLOCKS executes business logic directly on the data streaming through PubNub’s network without splitting it off to an intermediary server controlled by the customer. This revolutionary approach streamlines app development, reduces endpoint-to-endpoint latency, and allows apps to better leverage the enormous scalability of PubNub’s Data Stream Network.
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