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Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing it became clear that an expansion would be needed before too long. Thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account (http://twitter.com/jg21) here goes - just three months before Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (November 7-10) - with an expanded roster, listed as before in alphabetical order since I am making no attempt at this stage to rank the various blogs, merely to map - and celebrate - their existence. Dustin Amrhein | "A View from the Clouds" Dave Asprey | "Cloudy Words" Ian Bergin | "Clouded Issues" Randy Bias | "Cloudscaling" Rick Blaisdell | "Rickscloud" Steve Bobrowski | "The Cloud View" Rene Buest | www.CloudUser.de Larry Carvalho | "Robust Cloud" Andrew M. Chapman | "MemorableURL.com" Sam Charrington | "Cloud Pulse" Colin Clark | "Cloud Event Processing" Peter Coffee | cloudb... (more)

IT Must Invest in Architecture and Engineering: Adaptivity CEO

Blueprint4IT on Ulitzer In this exclusive Q&A for SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal with Cloud Expo Conference Chair, Jeremy Geelan, Tony Bishop - Founder & CEO of Adaptivity - discusses Adaptivity's "IT Transformation Factory" and their Cloud Computing strategy. Bishop gave a General Session at the 5th Cloud Expo in New York in April entitled "Understanding the Relationship Between Workloads and the Cloud." About Tony Bishop: As Chairman and CEO, he leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for Adaptivity's key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking ... (more)

Industry Experts Discuss the State of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer "With cloud computing, price to deploy applications goes through the floor while flexibility to scale those applications goes through the ceiling!" says WaveMaker CEO Chris Keene, in this lively round-up of CEO and CTO opinions to get a sense of The State of Cloud Computing compiled and published by Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo is taking place this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center (November 2-4, 2009). Keene's take on what's driving Cloud Computing enterprise-wise is just one of several high-profile contributions. Those contributing to Geelan's impromptu survey include: RightScale CEO Michael Crandell; the Chairman & CEO of WaveMaker, Chris Keene; the CTO of GigaSpaces, Nati Shalom; Lew Cirne, Founder & CEO of New Relic; Mitchell Kertzman of Hummer Winblad Venture Partne... (more)

VMware Coming Back Along with the Economy

VMware, the acknowledged leader in virtualization, came in with third-quarter revenues of $490 million, up 4% year-over-year, beating estimates of around $474 million. The recession has really crimped VMware’s style. This time last year its revenues were up 32% year-over-year to $472 million and that wasn’t even its personal best. VMware CTO Steve Herrod keynoting SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo (2008) However, showing a bit of its old flair it figures it’s good for between $540 and $560 million this quarter, with the first quarter down again sequentially. It’s supposed to release VMware View 4 for the desktop this quarter. The pundits figured it could see $523 million in Q4. The company earned $38 million, or nine cents a share (GAAP) in Q3 off 54%. On a non-GAAP basis that comes to $95 million, or 24 cents a share against Street estimates of 20 cents.... (more)

Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East Will Take Place April 19-21 at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/30/09 -- SYS-CON Events announced today that the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo  will take place April 19-20-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 200 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. The three-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 80 sponsors and exhibitors on the 70,000 sq. ft. show floor and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different cou... (more)

Cloud Expo Europe: How Cloud Computing Improves Security

Cloud Expo Europe €550 Savings here! Cloud Expo West $800 Savings here! We are constantly bombarded with articles and presentations about the security risks in cloud computing and why organizations need to be concerned about them as they consider a move. The truth is that organizations do need to be concerned about security - but they needn't be paralyzed by fear. In fact, the heightened concern we're seeing has actually become a spur to action and has begun to drive cloud security to a whole new level. In his session at the 6th International Cloud Expo, Roberto Tavano, VP of Sales, Global Security, Technology, Consulting at Unisys, will focus on the key areas where a successful migration to cloud computing can actually improve security and reduce risk, and address some of the major issues to account for before and during that migration. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorshi... (more)

Dot VN Begins Registration for Exclusive Industry Domains Service

SAN DIEGO, March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dot VN, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Dot VN" or the "Company") (www.dotVN.com), (OTC Bulletin Board: DTVI), an Internet and Telecommunications Company and the exclusive online global domain name registrar for the Country of Vietnam, announced today that it has begun the sunrise period for registering its new "Industry Domains" exclusively managed by Dot VN. The Vietnam Internet Network Information Center ("VNNIC") has granted to Dot VN the exclusive rights to register twenty-four industry specific sub-domain names ("Industry Domains") to be managed directly by Dot VN. The goal of Dot VN's Industry Domain service is to create the leading resource for Vietnamese businesses and customers, both domestically and worldwide, to find each other. This new service allows a ".VN" domain registrant to register sub domains under the... (more)

Save the Date: OMG’s Workshop on Distributed Object Computing for Real-time and Embedded Systems

OMG™ today announced its Tenth Annual Workshop on Distributed Object Computing for Real-time and Embedded Systems, to be held July 13-15, 2009 in Washington, D.C., USA. This workshop will be co-located with other OMG workshops and special interest sessions including Government DTF Workshop; High Assurance Security; Green Computing and Cloud Computing. For more information on the Real-time & Embedded workshop, please visit http://www.omg.org/rte. The OMG Data Distribution Service (DDS) Standard is a strong theme in this year’s OMG Real-time & Embedded Systems workshop, with many presentations that touch on different aspects of this increasingly influential real-time middleware specification. The growing need to integrate embedded systems with enterprise-scale computing is covered, with talks on the mechanics of linking real-time & embedded technology to the Java Mes... (more)

TSA's Secure Flight Enters First Public Phase

Passengers encouraged to book travel using name on government ID WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that beginning May 15 the Secure Flight passenger vetting program will begin asking passengers to enter their full name -- as it appears on the government issued identification they will be traveling with -- when making airline reservations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) This is the first publicly-noticeable step in implementing the multi-phase Secure Flight program which shifts pre-departure watch list matching responsibilities from individual aircraft operators to TSA. The Secure Flight program satisfies a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, and congressional requirements from the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 and the 9/11 Co... (more)

CCID Consulting: China’s Information Industrial Development’s Opportunities and Challenges in the Context of Global Financial Crisis

CCID Consulting, China’s leading research, consulting and IT outsourcing service provider, and the first Chinese consulting firm listed in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Stock Exchange: HK08235), recently released its article on China’s information industrial development’s opportunities and challenges in the context of global financial crisis. The opportunities and challenges in China’s information industry is a question the industry always thinking, different people in different time point will have different answers. In the specific context of global financial crisis has large impact on China’s information industrial development, there is special value of thinking this question. 1. Challenges Challenge I: industrial cyclical adjustment has large pressure, financial crisis leads to sharp decline in external demands, which has great impact on industrial downlink. Judging fo... (more)

APWG and IEEE Send Out Call For Papers for the Fourth Annual 2009 eCrime Researchers Summit

The APWG and IEEE are inviting papers and research from electronic crime researchers for the fourth annual eCrime Researchers Summit (eCRS), the world’s only peer-reviewed research conference dedicated to electronic crime research, scheduled to be held in Tacoma, WA on October 20 and 21 this year, in collaboration with the University of Washington, Tacoma. The first submissions deadline has been extended. The full paper abstract registration deadline is to June 10, followed by the full paper submission deadline on June 15, 2009. Papers that are accepted for presentation will appear in the IEEE Digital Library. Cash awards will be given for the best paper overall and the best student co-authored paper. A limited number of cash travel awards will also be made to student authors of papers and posters through the APWG eCrime-Fighter Scholarship Program, funded each year ... (more)

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The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
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At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
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BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
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With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
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At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...