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The Akamai Board of Directors announced Monday that Dr. Tom Leighton will succeed Paul Sagan as CEO of Akamai effective January 1, 2013. Sagan announced earlier this year that he intended to step down as chief executive by the end of 2013. Leighton and Sagan will remain Akamai director...
Government ruling paves the way for software vendors to sell to US government agencies, even if some of their code is written in non-designated countries. Open-source provider Talend has received a favorable advisory ruling from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency conc...
CipherCloud, the cloud data protection outfit, has gotten a sweet $30 million round from existing backer Andreessen Horowitz. It plans to use the money to accelerate its global go-to-market strategy with expanded sales and marketing and to develop its cloud information protection...
10gen, the open source document-oriented MongoDB creator, says Intel Capital and Red Hat have made strategic investments in it. It means to use the undisclosed amount of money for product development and support of its rapidly growing worldwide community and user base. It has visions...
US Attorney General Eric Holder has named Renata Hesse acting head of Justice Department’s Antitrust Division to replace departing chief Joseph Wayland. Hesse was the lead lawyer in the remedies phase of DOJ’s antitrust suit against Microsoft and she also involved in trying to stop Ora...
Companies are engaging customers and prospects on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and through blogs and posts on internal or external websites. But are they in compliance with legal requirements related to social media, not to mention privacy? Answering questions on every general counsel...
This election season marked a major shift from the traditional ground game of door-to-door get out the vote efforts to "Big Data politics" – in which algorithms are run in the cloud on databases of voter information to figure out who volunteers should target. As captured in Rackspace...
Information technology is undergoing a major shift due to new paradigms and a variety of delivery channels. The drivers for these technologies are social networks, proliferation of devices such as tablets and phones. Social business and collaboration are continuing to develop further t...
Both OpenStack.org and the OpenStack ecosystem intend to go into orbit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley today, November 5th. Jonathan Bryce, the Executive Director of the newly-formed OpenStack Foundation, and who has spent his entire career building the cloud, is to give the opening keyno...
What does Cisco's Cloud CTO have in common with the CTOs of Rackspace, Progress Software, Eucalyptus Systems, SOA Software, and the Cloud CTO of Symantec, as well as the CEOs of Nebula, Cordys, Adaptive Computing, and Virtustream, and the Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation...
With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open November 5th at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA - co-located with 2nd International BigDataExpo - let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the tec...
With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open in two weeks' time at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the West Coast conference...
Cisco's "Kickstart-to-Cloud" Workshop at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Nov 5-8, 2012, is a free half-day event on Monday, November 5, that will offer Cloud Expo attendees a perspective on all the new technologies out there and how to not be distracted by the bright shiny objects. Join Wa...
With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open in two weeks' time at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA - co-located with 2nd International BigDataExpo - let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for t...
The Federal Trade Commission has wrapped up its year-or-more long antitrust investigation into Google’s search practices and it may sue. Reuters said last Friday that four out of the five FTC commissioners believe Google illegally abused its power in search at the expense of competit...
The bankrupt United States Postal Service is going to try its hand at same-day delivery, something it’s hasn’t done since baby boomers were tykes. It’ll be trying out what it calls Metro Post starting in mid-November in San Francisco and deliver packages between four in the afternoon ...
Who is speaking about what next month at the largest cloud computing and big data event in the world? Here's a quick reference guide for those working out which sessions they most want to attend November 5-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA...once the doors open in...
With Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley (11th Cloud Expo) due to open in three weeks' time at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, let's introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical program at the conference... We h...
Amazon Web Services says it’s got more than 300 federal, state and local government agencies and 1,500 education institutions leveraging its cloud for Big Data analytics, HPC, web and collaboration applications, archiving and storage, and disaster relief. That being so, it’s got ...
Cloud Computing provides the technology foundation to capitalize on Big Data for corporate success. The flexible infrastructure offered through Cloud Computing--combined with increased storage and processing power of new technologies in the Cloud—provide the rich, agile compute platfo...
For all sports fans out there, the Cloud is becoming a reality for major sporting events. The recent US Open Tennis tournament had over seven hundred thousand estimated people attend the event. Traditionally all these folks would attend the event, enjoy the matches, check the web site,...
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a speech in New York City that America is facing a cyber Pearl Harbor that could result in the death of civilians and paralyze the country, scaring everybody out of their wits. He’s thinking about hacks on critical infrastructure, energy g...
APIs are no longer a technical nice-to-have. Now APIs are a necessary business tool for startups to scale, much as Twitter and Facebook used theirs to reach more users. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Adam DuVander is Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb, will show...
For many IT professionals, cloud computing is confusing. And this article points out some of the ambiguities embedded in the NIST definition of cloud computing. Amid the many benefits of having the NIST SP 800-145 as a tool to facilitate the understanding, the classification and some...
What's "Cloud 2.0"? Who's behind "SHadoop"? Why is the Cloud so important to the Big Data boom? Are you turning your data into dollars? Which cloud model is right for your company? Register to attend 11th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley and get your questions answered November 5...
The journey to the cloud has created demanding new challenges for IT departments who are tasked to support global users accessing applications from a multitude of devices. As the pace of application development and deployment increases, organizations need ways to provide global scale a...
"#CloudExpo looks super interesting (almost sexy)," tweeted Xochi Adamé ‏(@xochiadame) recently, referring to the Cloud Expo due to be held Nov 5-8 in Silicon Valley. "Who's going?" Adamé continued. She is just one of dozens of IT professionals who are using Twitter right now to connec...
With business application traffic over the Web expected to double in less than five years, the need for a solution that can meet and exceed this demand grows increasingly urgent. In his General Session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Gary Ballabio, a Product Line Director for A...
Technology companies need to target the enterprise to get big benefits for themselves as well as this customer segment. While there are a number of obstacles, proper messaging will help overcome these hurdles.
There has been a push for Shared services adoption across organizations for a while since such services reduce duplication and can result in cost savings. However there have been challenges to proposing and implementing shared services. Cloud is enhancing the pace to shared services mi...
There is great excitement about the cloud; however, it is important to conduct a full assessment as part of the Cloud Transition. It is very important to decide which applications will be moving to the cloud based on factors such as alignment with business requirements, cost savings, l...
NJVC, an information technology (IT) solutions provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, introduces Cloudcuity, a new framework for the company’s cloud service offerings to help customers transition their technology applications to a cloud environment while cutting spending, improvi...
With the government promising delivery of the long-awaited Digital Economy strategy by the year end, this prompts a review of what role the Cloud industry can play in this strategy. This then further encourages us to identify what particular segments of the Cloud Computing industry we ...
I worked extensively in the telecommunications area to lead large nationwide mobile application and portal rollouts that included mobile platforms, applications, services and integration mechanisms. With the proliferation of smart phone and tablets, mobile devices are accessing new an...
Change management is important for any Technology initiative and since many Cloud services focus on rapid deployments, this area is sometimes forgotten. The move to Cloud has not only technology implications but also business implications. Business processes and operations can be encap...