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In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any 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 of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

XBRL Blog Magazine: XBRL US to Testify to Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee on March 11

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XBRL US will report to the Domestic Policy Subcommittee of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a hearing on “Assessing Treasury’s Efforts at Preventing Waste and Abuse of TARP Funds”. The hearing will assess Treasury’s oversight of the use of funds by financial institutions under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), including data collection procedures to monitor the use of funds and the ability of Treasury to detect and prevent waste and misuse of funds. Prepared remarks given by Mark Bolgiano, President and CEO, XBRL US will describe how the use of XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) a free, open-source technology standard can be used to provide government and investors consistent, comparable reporting on the existing pool of securitized assets, help regulators track the disbursement and use of TARP funds and... (more)

BusinessWeek: CEOs Rate Obama's Performance

" I don't think anyone who has gotten an American education is really antibusiness,"  Melih Abdulhayoglu told BusinessWeek for their cover story this week, surveying business leaders' opinions of President Obama's performance in office. Entire BusinessWeek story: CEOs Rate Obama's Performance Melih Abdulhayoglu's comments ... (more)

PerspecSys Named “Gold Sponsor” of Government IT Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that PerspecSys Inc., provider of Cloud Data Governance solutions that address the critical issues of Data Privacy, Residency, and Security in the Cloud, was named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo.com) which will take place on October 6, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The PerspecSys Cloud Data Governance (PRS) Solutions allow organizations to adopt Cloud-based applications, while maintaining total control of their private and sensitive data helping ensure that they will be compliant with the legislative, regulatory and policy requirements in their given geography or company. "As more public and private sector organizations look to cloud computing, they face adoption challenges from regulatory and standards compliance requirements such as data privacy legis... (more)

The Fight over Who’s Top Chip Begins

Intel Session at Cloud Expo This has been chip week. AMD pushed out its well-anticipated Magny-Cours eight- and 12-core doohickeys, the first of their kind, giving AMD more cores than Intel and ostensibly the world's fastest x86 chips. Then on Tuesday Intel pushed out the equally anticipated Nehalem-EX, its own personal best, crowning its Xeon line for the first time with eight cores that's bound for systems that run anywhere from two to 256 chips (think 16TB of memory). Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! The 45nm EX, now the Xeon 7500, is reputed to give the wildly popular Xeon line its biggest performance boost ever, something like 3x, along with 16-thread hyper-threading and a 4x increase in memory, which works out to up to a terabyte on a four-processor configuration. The dingus is also fitted out with a slew of mission-critical r... (more)

Browsers pose the greatest threat to enterprise, Microsoft reports, Fed Budget Makes Room for Cloud, Cybersecurity Upgrades and more

By Ryan Kamauff Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Browsers pose the greatest threat to enterprise, Microsoft reports – “Microsoft’s latest security report has found that Web-based attacks pose the greatest threat to companies, giving credence to efforts to develop browser alternatives to accessing the Internet.” The most recent “Security Intelligence Report” is the summation of data from 1B computers over the last six months of 2012. Via Computerworld, more here. Naval Reactors Program lacks ‘fully effective’ cybersecurity program – An April 12 report states that ‘the National Nuclear Security Administration continues to lack a “fully effective cybersecurity program.”‘ They found 335 high-risk and medium-risk vulnerabilities, which is down from 9,000 in 2011. Via FierceGovernmentIT, more here. Hackers are targeting mobile devices more than ever –... (more)

Research and Markets: The 2008 Chip Market Was the Fourth Successive Year of Single Digit Growth. Find out More at the Annual Semiconductor Industry Forecast Seminar - 22nd July 2009

Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6116e0/annual_semiconduct) has announced the addition of the "Annual Semiconductor Industry Forecast Seminar - 22nd July 2009" conference to their offering. Wednesday 22nd July 2009 - Kensington Close Hotel, London Launched in 1997, the twice-yearly Industry Forecast Seminars are a vital link in our charter to provide the industry with high-quality, cost-effective, market research, built on our 148-man years of experience in the industry. The semiconductor industry is a volatile business where insights, experience and professionalism are key, making this seminar invaluable to executives from the semiconductor, electronics and related industries. Strategically timed at the beginning and middle of the year, the forecast seminars analyse the industry fundamentals and report what we believe, not what the ... (more)

Vordel placed by Leading Industry Analyst Firm in Visionaries Quadrant for SOA Governance

Vordel announced today that the company has been positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the March 2009 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets1. This report follows Vordel’s recent announcement of its groundbreaking Vordel 5 Cloud Edition to connect local applications to the cloud, easily and securely. The emerging consensus is for a "hybrid" model which mixes local applications with Cloud Computing resources from providers such as Amazon, Google and Salesforce. Vordel's cloud gateway enables this hybrid model. Available as an intelligent "onramp" appliance for onsite use or as a virtualized software appliance which itself runs in the cloud, the Vordel cloud gateway mediates links to the Cloud and governs the enterprise’ use of Cloud services. Gartner notes2 the enablement and management of trust has been provided mostly by various go... (more)

Yuhe International Inc. Reports Strong First Quarter 2009 Results

WEIFANG, Shandong, China, May 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yuhe International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: YUII) ("Yuhe" or "the Company"), a leading supplier of day-old chickens raised for meat production, or broilers, in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced strong financial results for the first quarter of its 2009 fiscal year. Yuhe's reported financial statements represent the consolidated results of Weifang Yuhe Poultry Co. Ltd. ("PRC Yuhe") and Weifang Taihong Feed Co. Ltd. ("Taihong"), the Company's two operating subsidiaries, from January 1, 2009 to March 31, 2009. For comparison purposes, the Company has provided a pro forma consolidated statement of operations for PRC Yuhe and Taihong for the three months ended March 31, 2008. These pro forma results are presented (in Table 4 below) and discussed because the Company considers them usefu... (more)

LICENSING International Expo 2009 Exhibitor Profiles

LICENSING International Expo 2009 takes place June 2 - 4, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Business Wire is the official news wire for LICENSING International Expo 2009. Breaking news releases, advisories, photos, and multimedia are available at Tradeshownews.com, Business Wire's trade show, conference, and event news resource. Listed below are LICENSING International Expo 2009 exhibitor profiles. Company: Boy Scouts of America Booth: 2252 Media Contact: Licensing Programs Phone: 800 323-0732 E-mail: [email protected] Web: www.bsalicensing.org The Boy Scouts of America Celebrates 100th Anniversary   To reach today’s estimated 50 million Scouting alumni as well as their extended families, BSA is reconnecting with consumers in almost every age group who may have been touched by the program at one time or another. BSA is exploring licensing ... (more)

Sharp Develops Five-Primary-Color LCD That Faithfully Reproduces Real Surface Colors

Osaka, May 29, 2009 - (JCN Newswire) - Sharp Corporation has developed a five-primary-color display that faithfully reproduces the real surface colors that humans are capable of perceiving. A prototype of this display will be exhibited at the international symposium of the Society for Information Display (SID) to be held in San Antonio, Texas, US from May 31 through June 5, 2009. Demand for displays that can render colors in a manner faithful to the appearances of naturally occurring surface colors or designed colors is growing stronger in fields such as industrial design, digital archiving, network-based remote medical care, and electronic commerce. Thus various efforts to satisfy these requests are intensifying, prompting, for example, the development of natural vision technology(1). This five-primary-color display comprises "Multi-Primary-Color Technology" that f... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The many IoT deployments around the world are busy integrating smart devices and sensors into their enterprise IT infrastructures. Yet all of this technology – and there are an amazing number of choices – is of no use without the software to gather, communicate, and analyze the new data flows. Without software, there is no IT. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation; Alan Williamson, Principal ...
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...
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
Disruption, Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Leadership and Management hear these words all day every day... lofty goals but how do we make it real? Add to that, that simply put, people don't like change. But what if we could implement and utilize these enterprise tools in a fast and "Non-Disruptive" way, enabling us to glean insights about our business, identify and reduce exposure, risk and liability, and secure business continuity?
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,...
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 ...
"The Striim platform is a full end-to-end streaming integration and analytics platform that is middleware that covers a lot of different use cases," explained Steve Wilkes, Founder and CTO at Striim, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"MobiDev is a Ukraine-based software development company. We do mobile development, and we're specialists in that. But we do full stack software development for entrepreneurs, for emerging companies, and for enterprise ventures," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
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...
As IoT continues to increase momentum, so does the associated risk. Secure Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) is ranked as one of the most important technology areas of IoT. Driving this trend is the realization that secure support for IoT devices provides companies the ability to deliver high-quality, reliable, secure offerings faster, create new revenue streams, and reduce support costs, all while building a competitive advantage in their markets. In this session, we will use customer use cases...