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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:08:55 GMT One BEEELLION dollars: Apple sues Qualcomm, one of its chip designers

Snapdragon biz's bad week just got worse

Following the lead of the FTC, Apple has filed suit against Qualcomm alleging it was charging excessive patent royalty fees for cellphone technology.…

 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:58:04 GMT Chinese investors gobble up owner of PCWorld, Macworld etc

IDG into the hands of the Middle Kingdom – except its HPC bit

Two Chinese investors are buying the owner of PCWorld magazine and the IDC market research outfit – International Data Group (IDG) – but IDC’s high-performance computing research businesses are not included in the sale.…

 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:35:12 GMT 350,000 Twitter bot sleeper cell betrayed by love of Star Wars and Windows Phone

Computer researchers uncover yuuuge dormant army

Computer boffins Juan Echeverria and Shi Zhou at University College London have chanced across a dormant Twitter botnet made up of more than 350,000 accounts with a fondness for quoting Star Wars novels.…

 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:06:53 GMT Chevy Bolt electric car came alive, reversed into my workbench, says stunned bloke

Self-driving ride take on a whole new meaning

The future of self-driving cars is already with us – although maybe not in the way we had hoped.…

 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:42:33 GMT CIA boss: Make America (a) great (big database of surveillance on citizens, foreigners) again!

New spymaster Pompeo ponders massive metadata collection, death for Snowden

While Washington is busy with the inauguration of President Trump, not all political business has stopped. The incoming administration is hoping to get its new CIA boss appointed today, but the Senate is having none of it.…


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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:15:00 EST [session] @RingCentral to Present #AI June 6-8 at @CloudExpo | #IoT #ML #DL
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, will highlight the current challenges of these transformative technologies and share strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” will outline the latest trends and developments in AI and Cloud Computing technology innovation for enterprise communications to help you shape your future strategy.

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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:45:00 EST Join @Catchpoint at @DevOpsSummit NYC | @CloudExpo #IoT #AI #DevOps
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:15:00 EST DataLoop.IO @DevOpsSummit "Bronze Sponsor" | @DataLoopIO #DevOps
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Francisco, is developing the next generation of cloud monitoring required for microservices and DevOps.

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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:30:00 EST Catchpoint @DevOpsSummit “Silver Sponsor" | @Catchpoint #DevOps #WebPerf
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed for digital business, Catchpoint is the only end-user experience monitoring (EUM) platform that can simultaneously capture, index and analyze object level performance data inline across the most extensive monitor types and node coverage, enabling a smarter, faster way to preempt issues and optimize service delivery. More than 350 customers in over 30 countries trust Catchpoint to strengthen their brands and grow their businesses. Founded in September 2008 by former DoubleClick/Google veterans and backed by Battery Ventures, Catchpoint Systems is headquartered in New York City.

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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:15:00 EST Testing #WebRTC Services | @CloudExpo @Tsahil #Telecom #ML #RTC #UCaaS
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC, reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and monitoring and on ways to overcome them.

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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:00:00 EST Robots, Automation and the Next 40 Months | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation
In a world that operates on billions of digits every day, humans are too slow and inattentive. To adapt, we must automate the processing of millions of complex transactions on a daily basis, at speeds fast enough to satisfy impatient digital users. This adaption requires a massive level of digital transformation that can support operations, business processes and decision-making speeds faster than is humanly possible.

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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:00:00 EST IoT Agility | @ThingsExpo @Nfrastructure #IoT #M2M #IoE #AI #BigData
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions within your organization.

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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:00:00 EST Better Predictors | @CloudExpo @Schmarzo #BigData #IoT #AI #ML #Analytics
I love the simplicity of the data science concepts as taught by the book “Moneyball.” Everyone wants to jump right into the real meaty, highly technical data science books. But I recommend to my students to start with the book “Moneyball.” The book does a great job of making the power of data science come to life (and the movie doesn’t count, as my wife saw it and “Brad Pitt is so cute!” was her only takeaway…ugh).

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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:00:00 EST Time for the Tail to Stop Wagging the Dog | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Agile
Here’s a novel, but controversial statement, “it’s time for the CEO, COO, CIO to start to take joint responsibility for application platform decisions.” For too many years now technical meritocracy has led the decision-making for the business with regard to platform selection. This includes, but is not limited to, servers, operating systems, virtualization, cloud and application platforms. In many of these cases the decision has not worked in favor of the business with regard to agility and costs.

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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:30:00 EST MobiDev to Present at @CloudExpo New York | @MobiDev_ #API #IoT #AI #ML
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.

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 Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:30:00 EST Bouncy Castle and Encryption | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #SDN #AI #ML #DL
In September 2014, Apple made encryption default with the introduction of the iPhone 6. Then, in February 2016, a Los Angeles judge issued an order to Apple to help break into the encrypted iPhone belonging to a terrorist involved in a mass shooting. Apple had used some of the strongest encryption technologies and practices to protect its users and their data. The encryption technology did not discriminate between lawful and unlawful users. While there were many sides to this issue, it surfaced many important debates on security, privacy, and civil rights.

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 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:30:00 EST Sponsor #WebRTC at @CloudExpo | #IoT #AI #Java #RTC #Telecom #UCaaS
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.

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 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:30:00 EST Business Models of #WebRTC | @CloudExpo @Twilio #IoT #RTC #AI #ML
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, introduced the technologies required for implementing these ideas and some early experiments performed in the Kurento open source software community in areas such as entertainment, video surveillance, interactive media broadcasting, gaming or advertising. He concluded with a discussion of their potential business applications beyond plain call models.

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 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 EST [slides] #DevOps and @Docker | @DevOpsSummit @Siruslan #AI #Microservices
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of DevOps with containers and the benefits. In addition, he discussed known issues and solutions for enterprise applications in containers.

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 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:15:00 EST [slides] @Cognizant's Cloud Validation | @CloudExpo #SDLC #API #DataCenter
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.

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 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EST [session] @KontenaInc to Present #DevOps and @Docker Pipeline at @CloudExpo
Docker containers have brought great opportunities to shorten the deployment process through continuous integration and the delivery of applications and microservices. This applies equally to enterprise data centers as well as the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jari Kolehmainen, founder and CTO of Kontena, will discuss solutions and benefits of a deeply integrated deployment pipeline using technologies such as container management platforms, Docker containers, and the drone.io Cl tool. He also will demonstrate deployment of a CI/CD pipeline using container management, as well as show how to deploy a containerized application through a continuous delivery pipeline.

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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:45:00 EST [slides] #WebRTC Reborn | @CloudExpo @Dan_Jenkins #IoT #ML #RTC #USaaS
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.

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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:30:00 EST Tintri to Present #DevOps June 6-8 at @CloudExpo | @Tintri #VM #SDN
Updating DevOps to the latest production data slows down your development cycle. Probably it is due to slow, inefficient conventional storage and associated copy data management practices. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in Product and Solution at Tintri, will talk about DevOps and cloud-focused storage to update hundreds of child VMs (different flavors) with updates from a master VM in minutes, saving hours or even days in each development cycle. He will also discuss how the "Ops" side of DevOps is making their life easier and becoming invisible to developers for storage-related provisioning and application performance.

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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST Dev and Production | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #SDN #ContinuousDelivery
We’re all aware that dev/test != production environments. While the software stacks upon which applications are deployed may be (and hopefully are) the same, there still remains a whole lot of “infrastructure” (that’s everything else) that isn’t the same. Routers, switches, security devices, load balancers, caches, and other devices dedicated to ensuring the secure delivery of applications to hungry consumer and corporate users simply don’t exist in the dev/test environment. That’s particularly true as organizations continue to view “the cloud” as its ideal dev/test environment while continuing to insist that production remain firmly rooted on-premises.

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 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:15:00 EST ‘The Pain Curve’ By @StackIQ | @CloudExpo #BigData #DevOps #Hadoop
Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, described why clusters are so different from farms of single-purpose servers that reside in traditional data centers, and why without an automated solution that can address the cluster requirements, real pain is coming and failure is certain.

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 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:15:00 EST WebRTC, #IoT and #API Gateways | @ThingsExpo #UCaaS #RTC #WebRTC
The evolution of JavaScript and HTML 5 to support a genuine component based framework (Web Components) with the necessary tools to deliver something close to a native experience including genuine realtime networking (UDP using WebRTC). HTML5 is evolving to offer built in templating support, the ability to watch objects (which will speed up Angular) and Web Components (which offer Angular Directives). The native level support will offer a massive performance boost to frameworks having to fake all these features like Polymer and Angular. It will also encourage people who are not familiar with these next generational frameworks to get in on the action. As I am from a gaming background then I always complain that TCP (Web Sockets) is not genuinely real-time, so I look forward to seeing UDP (WebRTC) solutions being delivered like Desktop Sharing in Chrome 34.

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 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:30:00 EST [slides] Cost-Effective #IoT Devices | @ThingsExpo @Cognizant #M2M #API
The best-practices for building IoT applications with Go Code that attendees can use to build their own IoT applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Indraneel Mitra, Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant, provided valuable information and resources for both novice and experienced developers on how to get started with IoT and Golang in a day. He also provided information on how to use Intel Arduino Kit, Go Robotics API and AWS IoT stack to build an application that gathers, analyzes, and acts on data generated by connected devices.

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 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:30:00 EST 2017 #DevOps Predictions | @DevOpsSummit #CD #ML #APM #Monitoring
As 2016 approaches its end, the time to prepare for the year ahead is now! Following our own advice, we sat down with three XebiaLabs thought leaders–Andrew Phillips, Tim Buntel, and TJ Randall–and asked what they think the future has in store for the DevOps world. In 2017, we’ll see a new wave of “next gen platform” projects focused on container orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes, and re-tooled PaaS platforms such as OpenShift or Cloud Foundry. Acceptance of the need for a cross-machine resource management and scheduling framework is growing, and the vendor ecosystem is rapidly throwing weight behind this movement. There will also be an increased shift away from defining containers directly, and more towards having containers generated automatically where necessary.

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 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:00:00 EST [slides] Network-Aware #Orchestration | @CloudExpo #SDN #AI #DataCenter
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing performance and reducing operational risk through standardization and best-practice architectures.

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 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:00:00 EST IoT ID Management and #WebRTC | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #RTC #UCaaS
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, looked at how this identity problem can be solved and discussed ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.

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 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:45:00 EST [slides] #MachineLearning All About the Data | @CloudExpo #BigData #AI #ML
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.

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 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:00:00 EST [slides] #IoT Time Series Data | @ThingsExpo @Trendalyze #M2M #ML #AI
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dave Watson, CTO and Co-Founder of Trendalyze, discussed real world IoT projects from UK environmental monitoring using Mosquitto, Node-RED, Kafka, Spark, MLlib and R.

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 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 13:00:00 EST The History and Future of the Java Programming Language | @DevOpsSummit #Java #DevOps
As the internet’s renowned programming language, Java has had a profound impact on how people navigate the digital world. Much of what users expect in terms of performance from their devices that access the internet has been set by Java functionality. You don’t have to be a developer, however, to recognize its influence. The story of Java goes back more than two decades and has evolved along with the digital transformation of the world. As consumer and business demands on scalability increases, Java is forced to grow and adapt in order to stay relevant. Stakeholders are approaching their work armed with a primer on Java’s history, current use, and future direction.

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 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 21:00:00 EST How to Restore App Data | @CloudExpo @eFolder #IoT #SDN #DataCenter
In recent years, at least 40% of companies using cloud applications have experienced data loss. One of the best prevention against cloud data loss is backing up your cloud data. In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sam McIntyre, Partner Enablement Specialist at eFolder, presented how organizations can use eFolder Cloudfinder to automate backups of cloud application data. He also demonstrated how easy it is to search and restore cloud application data using Cloudfinder.

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 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:30:00 EST The IoT for the Rest of Us: It's Alive | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M
Welcome back to our series on building out our own IoT projects and discovering the underlying tech and principals that make up the industrial internet and IoT. I wanted to add a couple of things I learned after recording, that didn't make it into this video but should have. After you get your Raspberry Pi running, the first thing you should do is open the terminal window, and execute the following commands:

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 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:18:21 EDT Five Tips for Developing a Mobile App with ReactJS | @CloudExpo #Java #Cloud #Mobile
ReactJS is a well-known open-source JavaScript library which has shown considerable growth and immense popularity in the recent years. Find out how to build a mobile app with React and some tips from Erminesoft tech team.

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 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:42:00 EDT Java Deserialization: Running Faster Than a Bear | @CloudExpo #API #Java #Cloud
Software components that were once good can sour instantly when new vulnerabilities are discovered within them. When that happens, the bears are coming, and you have to respond quickly. Two men are walking through a forest. Suddenly, they see a bear off in the distance, running toward them. Adrenaline pumping, they start running away. But then one of them stops, takes some running shoes from his bag and starts putting them on. “Frank, what are you doing?” says the other man. “Do you think you will run faster than the bear with those?” “I don’t need to run faster than the bear,” Frank replies. “I just have to run faster than you.” This scenario repeats itself every time a new security vulnerability is discovered in a widely used open source component. Imagine the bear as your adversary. Rushing to attack when easy prey is present. Your response time is critical.

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 Tue, 31 May 2016 22:00:00 EDT IIoT Consortium @ThingsExpo Media Sponsor | #IoT #IIoT #InternetOfThings
SYS-CON Events announced today Object Management Group® has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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 Tue, 03 May 2016 09:35:00 EDT Audit Certificate Inventory in Java/JDK | @CloudExpo #API #Java #Cloud
The purpose of this document describes how to generate a report for all the certificates using in the Java environment by using a simple shell script. The script checks all certificates that are stored in Keystores. The script generates a report in the form of CSV file and the report contains the hostname, Keystore Name, Certificate Alias, Issues to (common name), Issued by, Expire in number of Days and Expiration Date.

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 Tue, 03 May 2016 08:04:00 EDT BMC Introduces MainView for Java Environments Enabling a Transaction Engine for Digital Business
BMC has announced MainView for Java Environments. This integrated systems management solution provides complete insight into how Java is consuming resources and affecting application performance on the modern mainframe. In the race to thrive as a digital business and to gain a competitive advantage, organizations are increasingly looking to Java for z/OS® to quickly develop applications. With the demand for instant service, always-available, high-performing applications, it is not surprising that 93 percent of mainframe organizations in a BMC survey said Java usage is growing or steady, and Java is the language of choice for writing new or rewriting existing mainframe applications. However, Java workloads can affect performance and availability on the mainframe, as they consume system resources without regard for the needs of other applications or services. An integrated management approach allows IT Operations a holistic view of the environment to quickly and easily discover Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) and to manage the effect of their resource consumption on application performance.

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 Mon, 02 May 2016 12:01:00 EDT SAP Hybris: Achieving Omni-channel with Application Performance
The retail industry is transforming in today’s digital age. Consumer behavior keeps evolving and online spending is skyrocketing. In addition, retail customers are looking for a blended online and in-store experience and expecting brick-and-mortar stores and online channels to be integrated through an omni-channel strategy. This requires retailers to become customer obsessed and strive to deliver personalized, convenient and seamless shopping experiences online and in the stores.

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 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:00:00 EDT Implementing the Mediator Design Pattern in Angular 2 By @YFain | @CloudExpo #Cloud
In any component-based framework you’ll need to implement component communications. The main principle is that components should be loosely coupled hence reusable hence testable. The mediator design pattern allows you to arrange component communications via “the man in the middle” so a component A never communicates with the component B directly. If a component needs data, someone will provide the data via bindings to the component’s input properties. Who’s this someone?Ain’t no business of the component. If a component needs to provide some data to the external world, it’ll emit events (with the data payload). Emits to whom? Ain’t no business of the component. Let whoever needs the data listen to the events from this component.

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 Fri, 19 Feb 2016 12:30:00 EST Frustrated by JavaScript? By @YFain | @CloudExpo #Cloud
I decide to write this blog after reading this post of a frustrated developer (he goes by the nick pistacchio) who couldn’t create a simple single-page application (SPA) in JavaScript in several days. Typically frustration is a result of unmet expectations and this is the case here as well. If pistachio would decide to create a simple app using the JavaScript framework he already knew, he could achieve his goal in 2-3 days allocated for this job. The problem is that he decided to achieve two goals:

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 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:00:00 EST Angular 2: Passing Data to Routes By @YFain | @ThingsExpo #IoT
In the previous blog I did a high-level overview of Angular 2 router and wrote a basic routing application that demonstrated displaying different components in a predefined area of the window. We often need not only display a component, but also pass some data to it. For example, if we navigate from the Home to the Product Detail route we need to pass the product ID to the destination route. Angular offers a directive RouteParams so a route can receive data from the parent component. There is also a RouteData directive that can be used to pass additional data to a route from the @RouteConfig section. I’ll illustrate the use of both directives by modifying the app from the previous blog.

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 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:20:00 EST Azul Systems Extends Support for In-Memory Computing Architectures
Azul Systems has announced the general availability of Zing runtime for Java release 16.01. This new release of Zing® is a highly scalable Java Virtual Machine (JVM) designed for enterprise applications and systems that require any combination of consistent low latency, high transaction rates, high scalability or large in-memory data structures.

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 Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:30:00 EST [download] Software Developer Shortage | @CloudExpo #Linux #IoT #BigData
U.S. companies are desperately trying to recruit and hire skilled software engineers and developers, but there is simply not enough quality talent to go around. Tiempo Development is a nearshore software development company. Our headquarters are in AZ, but we are a pioneer and leader in outsourcing to Mexico, based on our three software development centers there. We have a proven process and we are experts at providing our customers with powerful solutions. We transform ideas into reality.

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 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:00:00 EST [download] The Most Intelligent Ruby and Rails IDE | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps
Boost your productivity for all types of Ruby projects and cutting-edge technologies with RubyMine, a powerful IDE with smart coding assistance and advanced testing and debugging features. JetBrains RubyMine IDE includes a comprehensive Ruby code editor aware of dynamic language specifics. It provides smart coding assistance, intelligent code refactoring, and deep code analysis capabilities. With easy project configuration, automatic Ruby Gems management, Rake support, and built-in consoles, it has everything a Ruby developer needs in a development environment.

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 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:00:00 EST NetBeans 6.0 Beta 2 Available Now
NetBeans 6.0 Beta 2 is now available for download. Beta 2 comes bundled with MySQL and PostgreSQL drivers, and improvements to Ruby code completion and Woodstock 4.1 Build 14. The focus of NetBeans 6.0 is superior developer productivity with a smarter, faster editor, and the integration of all NetBeans products into one IDE.

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 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:00:00 EST NetBeans 6.0 Beta 2 Available Now
NetBeans 6.0 Beta 2 is now available for download. Beta 2 comes bundled with MySQL and PostgreSQL drivers, and improvements to Ruby code completion and Woodstock 4.1 Build 14. The focus of NetBeans 6.0 is superior developer productivity with a smarter, faster editor, and the integration of all NetBeans products into one IDE.

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 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 06:00:00 EDT New #IoT Ad Campaign By @Splunk at @ThingsExpo | #M2M #API #DevOps
SYS-CON Media announced that Splunk, a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has launched an ad campaign on Big Data Journal. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. The ads focus on delivering ROI - how improved uptime delivered $6M in annual ROI, improving customer operations by mining large volumes of unstructured data, and how data tracking delivers uptime when it matters most.

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 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:00:00 EDT Migration to @Citrix XenApp By @ChrisFleck | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #IoT
For VMware customers shops under pressure from users to improve their app and desktop experience, gain greater infrastructure flexibility and simplify end user computing management, Citrix has announced a free service to migrate VMware Horizon View virtual app and desktop deployments to XenApp and XenDesktop. Powered by the new Citrix Lifecycle Management Service - now available from Citrix Workspace Cloud - the new service enables administrators to do an in-place migration in less than 15 minutes by easily exporting application and desktop settings from Horizon View into the Citrix app and desktop delivery solution. The creation of the migration service addresses numerous requests Citrix has received to salvage failed, stalled and small VMware VDI deployments.

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 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:00:00 EDT Java HashSet Becomes a Little Faster By @YFain | @CloudExpo #Cloud
I was experimenting with Java HashSet, which is a pretty expensive collection to create, but it has a benefit of the O(1) performance on the retrieval of elements from this collection. Based on my experiments performance of HashSet is improved over the last year. I’ve written a small benchmark comparing the performance of the one year old JRE 1.8.0_05 with the latest 1.8.0_51. In my tests I’m creating a HashSet containing 100000 objects.

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 Sat, 15 Aug 2015 16:30:00 EDT Playing with Java 8’s Completable Futures By @MarkLacomber | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps
Of the many additions to Java 8 such as the Stream API and lambdas, I noticed one of the lesser talked about ones was CompletableFutures. So I decided to have a play around with them on the last Java component I wrote. My use case in a nutshell was piping large volumes of data from a distributed file system, compressing it and uploading to individual destinations on Amazon S3.

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 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:00:00 EDT The Case for Cloud Foundry
Cloud computing is emerging to solve numerous enterprise IT problems at organizations of all sizes, and Cloud Foundry has emerged as a leading Platform-­as-­a-­Service (PaaS) to develop and launch applications in their private enterprise clouds. Cloud Foundry is open­-source software, and available in “plain vanilla” code from the Cloud Foundry Foundation. It is also available in proprietary versions from a few vendors. However, it's important to understand that Cloud Foundry is not owned by a single, proprietary provider, and its availability is not limited to the small number of proprietary vendors. [section label="Common themes"] Common themes A few common themes have emerged from organizations who are working with Cloud Foundry as part of their overall cloud computing strategy: Governance, risk and compliance management Information privacy and security Flexibility, speed, and the ability to scale quickly Short deployment time Balancing agility, cost and control With those goals in mind, Cloud Foundry is being used across many industries. Brief summaries are provided below, and a series of use cases across industries can be found in this section of CF Live. Do you have a compelling use case to add to the mix? If so, please let us know! [section label="Logistics and supply chains"] Logistics & supply chains Logistics and supply chains represent an intense competitive space today. One Cloud Foundry user describes it as “a race” to develop supply chains in the cloud. This pace makes it impractical to deploy and manage new and updated applications in local data centers. There is a need for an enterprise-ready platform such as Cloud Foundry that allows for a quick expansion to meet new customer demand. A fully integrated cloud platform and infrastructure also allows Cloud Foundry clients to address major tasks such as database management and performance tuning, monitoring, security testing, patching and updating, reconfiguring servers, and testing updated environments. [section label="Real estate reality"] Real estate reality The highly competitive real estate sector is another that has benefited from the use of Cloud Foundry in an overall cloud environment. Virtual tours, work progress photos and community websites for home builders are examples of solutions that have been created. One image database, for example, has more than 10 million files, accessed by millions of visitors. Real­ estate firms have found that it's better for them to focus on their core competencies rather than maintaining and deploying the software and hardware requirements of their customer­-facing portals. One application in this sector encompasses 25 separate servers that serve more than 50,000 agents, with increasing annual visitor traffic and new features being rolled out continuously. The development and deployment team manages source code, addresses the various hardware compatibility issues, with the ability to spin up environments as needed. The company can thus conduct constant development in an agile, flexible environment. [section label="Big manufacturing"] Big manufacturing Sometimes it's the technology manufacturers themselves who face the most daunting problems. One of them employing Cloud Foundry in it cloud strategy faces what it describes as a “sprawling collection of (almost 200) ad hoc, independently managed systems.” In this case, the company's IT department was required to offer a secure solution to internal clients, building in control, bringing about cost reductions, but without curbing agility and innovation. Before Cloud Foundry and the cloud, provisioning requests sent to IT could take two to three weeks to complete. Department managers started to circumvent the IT department, building in significant shadow IT and complicating the situation enormously. The resultant lack of visibility and control gave IT management little idea of what was really going on, often with limited knowledge of what data was being hosted offsite and where certain business assets were specifically located. Security risks therefore abounded, with no guarantees that security patches were being implemented, and significant financial waste was occurring. The development of a new IaaS initiative that integrated Cloud Foundry at the PaaS level got everything back into the corral, and now enables the company's IT department to offer internal clients a self­-service environment for new resource provisioning in the cloud. This on-­demand, automated suite of services supports the company's app lifecycle and also makes fabric services universally available. APIs enable access and deployment across the company’s range of services. [section label="MSBs benefit, too"] MSBs benefit, too Mid­size businesses (MSBs) have been benefited from affordable, multi-­tenant cloud, letting them be free of single-­tenant legacy solutions. Through the use of Cloud Foundry in overall cloud environments, they are able to spin resources up quickly, scale easily, and avoid the previous approach of simply buying more servers or renting more hosted services. Particular examples include companies in the legal services business as well as logistics firms that need Warehouse Management Systems (WMSs) deployed to the cloud. [section label="Financial services' golden challenge"] Financial services' golden challenge Nothing moves and evolves more quickly than the global financial services industry. Within that context, there is a focus on mitigating operational risks and the costs associated with increasingly complex corporate actions processing. Developing a proven, automated solution continues to be a top priority and a much sought-­after goal among financial institutions worldwide. One firm that was hosting its entire IT infrastructure in­-house required a renewed commitment to availability, flexibility and scale. The company must be able to adjust to changes in its markets and client demands in a rapid and agile fashion, and be able to do so through mobile devices as well. The ability to provision and deploy in minutes in a virtual environment is golden.

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 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:00:00 EDT Benefits of Knowledge Management By @TaylorsJim | @CloudExpo #Cloud
Knowledge management, in business terms, refers to saving, developing, sharing, and effectively using knowledge for the benefit of organization. It refers to a multi-disciplined approach of achieving organizational objectives by making the best use of knowledge. Scientia potentia est (Latin proverb meaning "knowledge is power") attributed to 16th century philosopher Sir Francis Bacon is nowadays more valid than ever. Knowledge is power and knowledge management is the key to success. Knowledge management, in business terms, refers to saving, developing, sharing, and effectively using knowledge for the benefit of organization. It refers to a multi-disciplined approach of achieving organizational objectives by making the best use of knowledge.

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