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DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that the upcoming DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO New York event will feature 10 companies from Poland to participate at the "Poland Digital Transformation Pavilion" on November 12-13, 2018. Jumpstart Your Digital Transformation "We are still a relatively small software house and we are focusing on certain industries like FinTech, med tech, energy and utilities. We help our customers with their digital transformation," noted Piotr Stawinski, Founder and CEO of EARP Integration, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8  at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Big Data and Digital Transformation "We do one of the best file systems in the world. We learned how to deal with Big Data many years ago and we implemented this knowledge into our software," explained Jakub Ratajczak, Business Development Manager at MooseFS, in this... (more)

Our Digital World | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Manufacturing is in the midst reinventing itself on the heels of the latest IoT innovations. The industrial automation paradigm, which some say also gave rise to the lean manufacturing management philosophy, continues to influence organizations that wish to find new ways to capitalize on business opportunities in the digital age. Through that lens we gathered the top articles from the week and found some interesting perspectives. Some reports started suggesting manufacturing is in a time of trouble, both in the U.S. and around the globe, namely in places like China. But upon further investigation, we also find exciting trends that are shaping the evolution of manufacturing. We hope you enjoy this week's roundup, and be sure to comment on your top articles of the week below! Chinese manufacturing fall adds to evidence of sharp global downturn (The Guardian) As the ... (more)

IoT and ML | @ThingsExpo #BigData #MachineLearning #CognitiveComputing

Machine-to-machine (M2M) learning is an integral apart of the expanding world of Industrial IoT. Over the past few months we have given attention to manufacturing and its current digital disruption, but have failed to show the direct impact smart M2M and IoT technology is having on the industry. So, this week we are diving deeper into the term machine learning and how it connects to manufacturing both today and in the future. Before we get to our news round up let's start by re-defining M2M, to ensure we are all on the same page with its purpose and meaning. Gartner has defined machine-2-machine communications as "something used for automated data transmission and measurement between mechanical or electronic devices." Now, that we have defined M2M, its time to check out our top news round up for the week on how M2M applies to both manufacturing and IoT. 10 ways machi... (more)

Data Integration Keynote at DataServices World To Be Given by John Goodson

"As SOA rapidly becomes the standard for enterprise architectures, the need for robust technologies for data access and data integration has become more critical then ever before," says John Goodson, executive leader of DataDirect Technologies. Goodson will be keynoting the inaugural DataServices World 2008 East one-day event being held in June 24 in New York City, co-located with the 13th International SOA World Conference & Expo at The Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan. His keynote address is titled "Frontiers in Data Integration: Exploiting Heterogeneous Data." "Due to the vital role that data plays both in business and systems operations," Goodson notes, "database architectures, information specialists, data integration experts, and anyone responsible for data persistence in an organization are increasingly being called upon to contribute to their organizatio... (more)

Ceedo Named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo

Ceedo Technologies has developed patent-pending virtualization technology that takes a suite of standard off-the-shelf Windows applications, and virtualizes them in real-time, creating a portable virtual desktop, which launches on any Windows host PC with no need to pre-install any software, drivers or agents. Ceedo’s portable virtual desktop runs on top of and leverages the exiting Windows OS on the host PC, thus eliminating the licensing costs, footprint and performance penalty of a full virtualized OS, and works fully in user mode, enabling operation on locked-down PCs. Ceedo’s technology enables the most cost-effective solutions for many enterprise scenarios such as remote access, disaster recovery, and creating a managed enterprise “island” on employee-owned and subcontractor-owned PCs. Ceedo provides the Enterprise IT with tools to fully... (more)

DataServices World 2008 West: Yahoo! Director of Software Architecture on Data Processing in the Cloud

Hadoop, an open source implementation of map/reduce, has garnered tremendous momentum in large scale data processing, marting, and on occasion warehousing. In an upcoming breakout session at DataServices World 2008 West, being held in November conjunction with the 14th International SOA World Conference & Expo in San Jose, California, Parand Darugar - Director of Software Architecture, Yahoo! - will be describing the programming model, capabilities, common patterns, and best-practices for Hadoop deployment and usage. Darugar's session will also examine the current state and industry adoption of Hadoop and cloud-based data processing, the ecology of value-add technologies and services in the grid computing and data processing world, and models for using grid-based data processing alongside traditional technologies and techniques. At Yahoo! as Director of Software Arc... (more)

SQL Data Services: Your Database in the Cloud

One thing in the Microsoft cloud I find really interesting is SQL Data Services and Huron/Data Hub - SQL cloud sync service, one of the “cloud” offerings I believe has lots of potential and will really make sharing of data in the cloud so much easier. I had the pleasure to sit down and talk about this subject with Liam Cavanagh, Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft, with the SDS/Huron team, and get some insights about the current state and the future of this remarkable new technology. In this article I’ll talk about SQL Data Services, and I’ll follow up with one about Data Hub/Huron. SQL Data Services is at the core, nothing more than a (Microsoft SQL) database-as-a-service offering from Microsoft, part of the Azure Services Platform. First thing you’ll find about SQL Data Services is that “is just SQL” (at least that’s how Microsoft is advertising it). And it is. You... (more)

Current Trends in the Data Management Market

In an interactive general session that forms part of its Data in Action virtual conference, IBM has really hit the jackpot. It has managed to snag Donald Feinberg, VP Distinguished Analyst at Gartner, to talk about current trends in the Data Management market. There is a live Q&A session too, and all of it - both the general session and the Q&A - are well worth viewing. Click Here to View "Data in Action" Virtual Conference! Feinberg is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Intelligence in the Information Infrastructure group, where he's responsible for Gartner's research on database management systems and data warehousing infrastructure. He has 19 years at Gartner under his belt, and 44 years in the IT industry as a whole. The topics that Feinberg examines include the problem of exploding data volumes, new computing paradigms for handling this explosio... (more)

The Threat Behind the Firewall

I had a different name for this blog entry but just ‘Jump Drive’ is an awful blog title.  They go by many names; jump drive, USB drive, flash drive, memory stick and a few others, but removable media is a serious threat to IT organizations.  Graduating from floppy disks, as early as 2003 articles were warning against the possible threats introduced with these devices – 256Mb for $160 back then – and yet we still see some sort of incident reported almost once a week!  From consultants, to government employees, to Mortgage lenders, to the International Space Station, what used to be a giveaway staple at trade shows, these tiny less-than-two-inch drives can hit and hurt you in a multitude of ways. They can infect your Network. Just last week, the London Council’s systems were infested with Conficker-D due to an employee sticking an infected USB drive into a work compu... (more)

AT&T and Vlingo to Bring Innovative Speech Recognition to Mobile Devices

In an effort to provide mobile device users an easier and more natural way to control their applications, AT&T* and Vlingo today announced a licensing agreement and strategic alliance to incorporate AT&T's Watson technology into Vlingo's speech-enabled applications. The alliance will drive innovation in user interfaces by allowing people to use the power of their voice to create and send a text message or email, search the Web, access social networking tools and more, making data services more accessible and convenient to use. As part of the alliance, AT&T will take a minority equity stake in Vlingo. "AT&T's Watson technology provides a world-class speech recognition engine in both performance and features," said Charles Kalmanek, vice president of networking and services research, AT&T Labs. "By allowing users to speak naturally, Watson opens the door to a wide rang... (more)

Amazon’s Answer to SQL Azure - Amazon Relational Database Service

Amazon Cloud Journal Today Amazon released its answer to SQL Azure, the hosted cloud database offered by Microsoft. The newest service form Amazon, the Amazon Relational Database Service, or Amazon RDS for short, now in beta, makes it easier for you to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. You get direct database access without worrying about infrastructure provisioning, software maintenance, or common database management tasks. Using the RDS APIs or the command-line tools, you can access the full capabilities of a complete, self-contained MySQL 5.1 database instance in a matter of minutes. You can scale the processing power and storage space as needed with a single API call and you can initiate fully consistent database snapshots at any time. Much of what you already know about building applications with MySQL will still apply. Your code a... (more)