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by Seema Jethani and Lori MacVittie Very few organizations have the insight that comes from longevity and are able to bring that experience to bear in new and emerging markets. IBM is one of them. That means when IBM makes a statement with respect to the (near and far) future of computing, it’s almost always more than prognostication, it’s pragmatism based on real experience. In that regard, IBM has consistently moved forward with cloud computing using measured strides across its portfolio of products and services, recognizing that the technology evolution often outpaces readies for adoption, if not interest. Its long history with organizations large and small ensures that IBM understands the challenges of adopting new technology, not just from a technical perspective but from a business perspective as well. In a recent interview with CloudNOW, Lauren States, Vic... (more)

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley Keynote Speaker Profile: Jonathan Bryce – OpenStack

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 the technical program at the West Coast conference... We have technical and strategy sessions for you dealing with every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing & Big Data, but what of those who are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written and/or said about the Cloud and/or Big Data solutions that are transforming the world of Enterprise IT? CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Jonathan Bryce TWITTER: @jbryce ORGANIZATION: OpenStack Foundation 11TH CLOUD EXPO OPENING KEYNOTE TITLE: Open Cloud – Place Your Bets! SESSION DESCRIPTION: http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/23909... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

Novell Reorgs

Novell Session at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - Novell is collapsing its four business units down to two. Starting next month, the company's identity and security management, systems and resource management, and its open platform solutions groups will be a single unit called Security, Management and Operating Platforms (SMOP). The move seems to be about selling more identity and security management into Linux accounts. Novell last week trotted out an Intelligent Workload Management strategy that unifies the security and management of IT infrastructure across physical, virtual and cloud environments. The company means to integrate ID and systems management directly in an application workload in a Linux-based framework to enhance the security of a specific workload and improve portability across computing environments. Its remaining unit, legacy workgroups, will... (more)

NATO ACT 'Art of the Possible' Interoperability Demonstration

NATO ACT 'Art of the Possible' Interoperability Demonstration GovCloud Network is proud to have served as the Program Manager for the NATO Allied Command Transformation, "Art of the Possible" Interoperability Demonstration on December 16, 2016. supporting the The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), this effort featured an important demonstration for military, government and business leaders by its member-companies to underscore the benefits of collaborating via an interoperable network environment. The demonstration used a secure, federated-cloud infrastructure to highlight the consortium's work over the past few years in how to develop a trusted environment, including governance processes and federation management as well as interoperability verification. This demonstration itself is an outgrowth of  the NCOIC Interoperability Verification (IV)... (more)

Government Information Security Leaders to Reconvene at Security Solutions 2009 in Tampa, Fla., May 12-15, 2009

Top information security professionals from government and industry will share best practices and valuable insights at Security Solutions 2009, the premier annual event hosted by Telos Corporation. Security Solutions 2009 provides leaders with a forum where they can discuss cutting-edge solutions for information assurance, secure networks, secure messaging and identity management. Scheduled to take place May 12-15, 2009 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in Tampa, Fla., the event will feature new and returning presenters from military branches, the intelligence community and civilian agencies. Sessions will be led by subject matter experts from Telos and other industry leaders, who will offer new ideas for maximizing return on investment in information security. There will also be ample opportunity for conference attendees to interact one-on-one with ... (more)

Commercial Metals Company Reports Loss of $0.32 EPS for Second Quarter

IRVING, Texas, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) today reported a net loss of $35.3 million or $0.32 per share on net sales of $1.6 billion for the quarter ended February 28, 2009. This compares with net earnings of $39.8 million or $0.34 per diluted share on net sales of $2.3 billion for the second quarter last year. This year's second quarter included after-tax LIFO income of $80.7 million or $0.72 per share compared with expense of $38.3 million or $0.32 per diluted share in last year's second quarter. LIFO is an inventory costing method that assumes the most recent inventory purchases or goods manufactured are sold first which in periods of declining prices results in income that eliminates the effect of deflation from operating results. Changes in LIFO are not write downs or write offs or market adjustments. They are chang... (more)

CellTrust’s SecureSMS™ a Winner of the Info Security Products Guide 2009 Tomorrow’s Technology Today Award

CellTrust (www.celltrust.com) announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies, has recognized SecureSMS with the 2009 Tomorrow’s Technology Today Award. This prestigious award recognizes security vendors with advanced technologies in all areas of information security. CellTrust’s SecureSMS adds significant value to basic text messaging (SMS) with: Control to manage confidential information exchange via the mobile Accountability with recipient confirmation when SMS is received and opened Compliance without costly development or server infrastructure investment Security with end-to-end encryption across the mobile ecosystem, i.e. carriers, tower operators, infrastructure providers or aggregators With CellTrust’s SecureSMS, organizations in healthcare, financial services/banking, govern... (more)

Telkonet Announces 2009 First Quarter Results

Telkonet, Inc. (NYSE Amex: TKO), a Clean Technology company that develops and manufactures proprietary energy management and SmartGrid networking technology, announced today first quarter results for the period ended March 31, 2009. The results of operations include the operations of the Company’s subsidiary MSTI Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:MSHIE) or “MST”. For the 2009 first quarter, Telkonet, Inc. had revenue of $3.9 million, a decrease of 21% compared to $5.0 million in the 2008 first quarter. The Company’s first quarter results for 2009 were impacted by the challenges of the current economic environment, which significantly impacted Telkonet’s largest target market, the Hospitality segment. Excluding revenue from its MST subsidiary, Telkonet’s revenues decreased by 29% to $2.9 million compared to $4.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2008. Telkonet, Inc. report... (more)

IBM Builds Public Safety System for South Korea's Incheon Free Economic Zone

SEOUL, South Korea, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced that it has been selected to implement a city infrastructure project as part of the U-safety City project for Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ), which was set up by the government in an effort to turn South Korea into a major economic hub in Northeast Asia. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The city infrastructure project, which will lay the foundation of the U-safety system in the old and new Incheon downtown, is an integral part of the government's efforts of building IFEZ as an interconnected, environment-friendly, digitalized and modern city. It is partly aimed to improve Incheon's public safety to support the organization of The Global Fair & Festival Incheon 2009 and The Asian Games 2014. The Global Fair & Festival Incheon, held from August 7 to Octobe... (more)

CACI International to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year FY09 Earnings After Market Close on August 12, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) will announce its fourth quarter and full year FY09 results at 4:05 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 12, 2009. Following the release of this information, we have scheduled a conference call for Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time, during which members of our senior management team will be making a brief presentation focusing on fourth quarter and year-end results and operating trends. A question-and-answer session will follow to further discuss our results and our future performance expectations. You can listen to the conference call and view accompanying exhibits over the Internet by logging on to CACI's Internet site at www.caci.com at the scheduled time. You may also dial in to 1-800-967-7134, confirmation code 9640622. Slides of the presentation will b... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
The Founder of NostaLab and a member of the Google Health Advisory Board, John is a unique combination of strategic thinker, marketer and entrepreneur. His career was built on the "science of advertising" combining strategy, creativity and marketing for industry-leading results. Combined with his ability to communicate complicated scientific concepts in a way that consumers and scientists alike can appreciate, John is a sought-after speaker for conferences on the forefront of healthcare science,...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Ed Featherston has been named the "Tech Chair" of "FinTechEXPO - New York Blockchain Event" of CloudEXPO's 10-Year Anniversary Event which will take place on November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York will present keynotes, general sessions, and more than 20 blockchain sessions by leading FinTech experts.
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Ben Perlmutter, a Sales Engineer with IBM Cloudant, demonstrated techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user e...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...