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Security Solutions Discussed by Industry Leaders in Interviews With HP, ImageWare Systems, March Networks, StrikeForce, Xcluesiv Cloud Technology, and PSA Security Network

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

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ImageWare Systems

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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March Networks

New IP Video Surveillance Products Unveiled At March Networks!

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.

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"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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StrikeForce Technologies

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 " 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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Xcluesiv Cloud Technology Pte Ltd

Mr. Danish Thanvi, CEO & President, Xcluesiv Cloud Technology Pte Ltd, said, "Xcluesiv is the Alliance partner of 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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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:

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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.

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Cloud Expo
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,
London, UK

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 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 -- Readers save 10% on conference prices! Use code: PMG02 @


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!


Infosecurity Europe
th 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

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ISC West
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


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:

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:

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:

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 (, 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!

Register today at

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.

Register today for the SIA Government Summit!
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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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As a company adopts a DevOps approach to software development, what are key things that both the Dev and Ops side of the business must keep in mind to ensure effective continuous delivery? In his session at DevOps Summit, Mark Hydar, Head of DevOps, Ericsson TV Platforms, will share best practices and provide helpful tips for Ops teams to adopt an open line of communication with the development side of the house to ensure success between the two sides.
SYS-CON Events announced today that ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the cloud and the best price/performance value available. ProfitBricks was named one of the coolest Clo...

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If you’re running Big Data applications, you’re going to want to look at some kind of distributed processing system. Hadoop is one of the best-known clustering systems, but how are you going to process all your data in a reasonable time frame? MapReduce has become a standard, perhaps the standard, for distributed file systems. While it’s a great system already, it’s really geared toward batch use, with jobs needing to queue for later output. This can severely hamper your flexibility. What if you want to explore some of your data? If it’s going to take all night, forget about it.
SCOPE is an acronym for Structured Computations Optimized for Parallel Execution, a declarative language for working with large-scale data. It is still under development at Microsoft. If you know SQL then working with SCOPE will be quite easy as SCOPE builds on SQL. The execution environment is different from that RDBMS oriented data. Data is still modeled as rows. Every row has typed columns and eveyr rowset has a well-defined schema. There is a SCOPe compiler that comes up with optimized execution plan and a runtime execution plan.
Disaster recovery (DR) has traditionally been a major challenge for IT departments. Even with the advent of server virtualization and other technologies that have simplified DR implementation and some aspects of on-going management, it is still a complex and (often extremely) costly undertaking. For those applications that do not require high availability, but are still mission- and business-critical, the decision as to which [applications] to spend money on for true disaster recovery can be a struggle.
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi's VP Business Development and Engineering, will explore the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driving this change including privacy controls, data transparency and integration of real time context w...
Today’s modern day industrial revolution is being shaped by ubiquitous connectivity, machine to machine (M2M) communications, the Internet of Things (IoT), open APIs leading to a surge in new applications and services, partnerships and eventual marketplaces. IoT has the potential to transform industry and society much like advances in steam technology, transportation, mass production and communications ushered in the industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Today’s connected world is moving from devices towards things, what this means is that by using increasingly low cost sensors embedded in devices we can create many new use cases. These span across use cases in cities, vehicles, home, offices, factories, retail environments, worksites, health, logistics, and health. These use cases rely on ubiquitous connectivity and generate massive amounts of data at scale. These technologies enable new business opportunities, ways to optimize and automate, along with new ways to engage with users.
I was recently watching one of my favorite science fiction TV shows (I’ll confess, ‘Dr. Who’). In classic dystopian fashion, there was a scene in which a young boy is running for his life across some barren ground in a war-ravaged world. One of his compatriots calls out to him to freeze, not to move another inch. The compatriot warns the young boy that he’s in a field of hand mines (no, that is not a typo, he did say hand mines). Slowly, dull gray hands with eyes in the palm start emerging from the ground around the boy and the compatriot. Suddenly, one of the hands grabs the compatriot and pu...
Recently announced Azure Data Lake addresses the big data 3V challenges; volume, velocity and variety. It is one more storage feature in addition to blobs and SQL Azure database. Azure Data Lake (should have been Azure Data Ocean IMHO) is really omnipotent. Just look at the key capabilities of Azure Data Lake:
DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo 2014 Silicon Valley was a terrific event for us. The Qubell booth was crowded on all three days. We ran demos every 30 minutes with folks lining up to get a seat and usually standing around. It was great to meet and talk to over 500 people! My keynote was well received and so was Stan's joint presentation with RingCentral on Devops for BigData. I also participated in two Power Panels – ‘Women in Technology’ and ‘Why DevOps Is Even More Important than You Think,’ both featuring brilliant colleagues and moderators and it was a blast to be a part of.
It’s not hard to find technology trade press commentary on the subject of Big Data. Variously defined (in non-technical terms) as the cluttered old shoebox of all data – and again (in more technical terms) as that amount of data that does not comfortably fit into a standard relational database for storage, processing and analytics within the normal constraints of processing, memory and data transport technologies – we can say that Big Data is an oft mentioned and sometimes misunderstood subject.
“Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management.” While this definition is broadly accepted and has, in fact, been my adopted standard for years, it only describes technical aspects of cloud computing. The amalgamation of technologies used to deliver cloud services is not even half the story. Above all else, the successful employment requires a tight linkage to the econ...
Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges. Security, privacy, and unified standards are a few key issues. In addition, each IoT product is comprised of at least three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the backend big-data service, and the mobile application for the end user's controls. Each component is developed by a different team, using different technologies and practices, and deployed to a different stack/target - this makes the integration of these separate pipelines and the coordination of software upd...
All we need to do is have our teams self-organize, and behold! Emergent design and/or architecture springs up out of the nothingness! If only it were that easy, right? I follow in the footsteps of so many people who have long wondered at the meanings of such simple words, as though they were dogma from on high. Emerge? Self-organizing? Profound, to be sure. But what do we really make of this sentence?
Too many multinational corporations delete little, if any, data even though at its creation, more than 70 percent of this data is useless for business, regulatory or legal reasons.[1] The problem is hoarding, and what businesses need is their own “Hoarders” reality show about people whose lives are driven by their stuff[2] (corporations are legally people, after all). The goal of such an intervention (and this article)? Turning hoarders into collectors.
Organizations already struggle with the simple collection of data resulting from the proliferation of IoT, lacking the right infrastructure to manage it. They can't only rely on the cloud to collect and utilize this data because many applications still require dedicated infrastructure for security, redundancy, performance, etc. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Emil Sayegh, CEO of Codero Hosting, will discuss how in order to resolve the inherent issues, companies need to combine dedicated and cloud solutions through hybrid hosting – a sustainable solution for the data required to manage I...

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