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Substantiating the Internet of Things (IoT) Vision

– Pethuru Raj, cloud infrastructure architect in the IBM Global Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE), says: With recent advancements in technology, there is now a distinct and decisive trend of information technology (IT) transitioning from being a business-enabler to a people-enabler. IT is becoming more concerned with people, context, events, service and policies, while focusing on more cloud-hosted and cognitive solutions. With the help of cutting-edge technologies, ordinary objects can become smart artifacts that significantly enhance our personal care, convenience, choice and comfort. All kinds of items in our everyday lives can become a network of interconnected objects that simulate...

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First Big Data Software to Enable Enterprises to Create a Self-service Cloud Experience on Premise

– Kumar Sreekanti, CEO of BlueData, says: BlueData, the pioneer in private clouds, today launched EPICTM Enterprise, the industry’s first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise. The EPIC platform is powered by BlueData’s patent-pending technology, including DataTapTM and IOBoostTM, which eliminates time-consuming data movement and unnecessary data duplication without compromising performance. With the release of EPIC, BlueData is democratizing big data by streamlining and simplifying big data infrastructure and eliminating complexity as a barrier to adoption. Enterprises of all sizes can now build agile, secure and cost-effective Big Data deployments that...

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Does Your Organization Have a Bring Your Own Cloud Problem?

  Bring Your Own Cloud – Chris Grossman, Senior VP of Enterprise Applications, Rand Worldwide, says: Do you have a Bring Your Own Cloud problem? Even if you don’t know it, your employees may be using their own cloud to store your business data. While in most cases the intentions of employees are good – they may simply be trying to protect business data in case of deletion or access data to conduct business remotely – they may be creating a larger security and privacy issue for your organization. If your organization doesn’t have or enforce a strict data governance...

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CloudStack, losing to OpenStack, takes its ball and goes home

– David S. Linthicum, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, says: A major reorg at Citrix tells us the cloud platform will be rethought and perhaps rerouted in a new direction Remember the playground when you where a kid? Picture a spirited round of basketball, and you’re getting the better of a friend. You’re 10 points ahead when, in frustration, your friends leaves in a huff. Or in the words of Cartman from “South Park”: “Screw you guys, I’m going home.” The tech sector behaves very much like that as cloud computing begins to settle on its winners and losers. For...

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What Every CEO Needs to Know About the Cloud

    – Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management. says: In 2010 an IBM survey of more than 1,500 CEOs worldwide revealed a troubling gap: Close to 80% of them believed their environment would grow much more complex in the coming years, but fewer than half thought their companies were well equipped to deal with this shift. The survey team called it “the largest leadership challenge identified in eight years of research.” Unfortunately, the information technology infrastructure at many large companies only makes this challenge more difficult. Their technology...

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ActiveBatch Extension Supports Technologies Inside and Outside of Microsoft Ecosystem

– Jim Manias, Vice President at Advanced Systems Concepts, says: Enterprises worldwide are increasingly using Microsoft’s System Center 2012 R2 as part of their data center to manage on-premises, service provider, and Microsoft Azure environments. Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. (ASCI),maker of ActiveBatch® IT Automation Without BoundariesSM, makes life easier for IT administrators with itsarchitectural approach to IT Automation that minimizes time and cost requirements, whilemaximizing efficiency. ASCI makes it possible to connect critical IT management and cloud technologies with the ActiveBatch Extension for System Center Configuration Manager as well as other unique capabilities – all without the need for custom scripting....

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Key Differentiators in Multifactor Authentication

– David Hald, co-founder and chief relation officer, SMS PASSCODE, says: The term “designer” once meant that you were purchasing a product of high quality that had been thoughtfully created by a professional artisan. People coveted these products for that reason, and they had a reputation of luxury and durability. These days, the term is used almost indiscriminately as retailers try to capitalize on the trend, resulting in lower-quality products that tarnish the word “designer” and render it almost meaningless. Yet the term is still attractive: the global designer handbag market garnered over $1 billion last year. Likewise, the...

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SIOS DataKeeper Clustering Software Enables Gulliver International to Move Internal IT Systems to Amazon Web Services Safely

– Jerry Melnick, COO, SIOS Technology Corp, says: Gulliver International is a leading pre-owned car company based in Tokyo with 420 locations throughout Japan. Over the next four years, the company plans to expand into a global business with 1600 stores worldwide. To ensure its IT infrastructure can accommodate this rapid growth, the company is migrating all of its internal systems to (Amazon Web Services) AWS and promoting a company-wide “cloud-first” policy for all new applications. “Moving our systems to the cloud will give us flexibility and scalability we need to grow quickly and cost-efficiently, while continuously providing excellent...

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Delivering the Next-Generation Content Delivery Network

– Joanna Styczen, Technical Writing Director, iMiller Public Relations, says: In today’s content-driven world, a high-performance Content Delivery Network (CDN) is critical to business success. According to the Aberdeen Group, a one-second delay in webpage load time results in a 7% loss in conversions, 11% fewer page views and a 16% decrease in customer satisfaction.  End-users and content providers around the globe have come to expect fast and reliable delivery of digital media – wherever they are watching video, playing games, shopping online or sharing content.  The key to delivering this level of user experience is having a CDN...

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UDP Multicast is Disabled in the Public Cloud

UDP Multicast – Sam Mitchell, Senior Cloud Solutions Architect at CohesiveFT While not on the top of the list for sexy new lingo, UDP multicast is a vital part of data center networking that is being left out of the cloud conversation. Multicast helps to create and connect High Performance Computing (HPC) grids, for example.  Essentially, multicast is the bullhorn that lets you send information out to hundreds of thousands of receivers worldwide. This technological slight is having a huge effect on how companies use (or choose not to use) public cloud. What is multicast? Multicast is a technique...

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