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Mount Washington Observatory (MWO) is a research facility located at the heart of what many consider the “home of the world’s worst weather.” Think thick ice, dense fog, drifting snow, powerful winds, sub-arctic temperatures, rapidly changing conditions and more fog. The New Hampshire-based facility provides critical research data on the Earth’s climate and doubles to protect the lives of the MWO crew, US Forest Service Snow Rangers and New Hampshire Fish and Game employees by providing real-time weather updates. Collecting data is critically important for MWO operations and the safety of those it helps protect. In this vicious and unforgiving environment, FreeWave’s rugged IIoT solutions are responsible for delivering the data that is invaluable to research and safety efforts. Powering through Fog and Ice The extreme conditions at the MWO facility range from fog with... (more)

SMEStorag Adds Support for 2 More Clouds to Its Hybrid Cloud Federation and Governance Platform

London, United Kingdom, February 02, 2012 --(PR.com)-- SMEStorage has announced that it has added support for SugarSync, and the Ubuntu One Cloud into it's SaaS and Appliance hybrid Cloud File Server platform. The Cloud File Server now unifies data from over 35 different file stores and SaaS services. It enables these federated data services to be accessed and managed from a single "Cloud file system" and is an enabler for cross Cloud Governance whilst enabling consolidation and management of "Cloud Sprawl." Access to the newly added clouds is available not only to business Cloud File Server users but is also available to existing, users of the SMEStorage service, as well as those who sign up for the free service. Once a business adds Clouds into the Cloud DashBoard, IT can assign viewing privileges to folders and files across Clouds and control these using access contr... (more)

Industrialized IIoT | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M #API #InternetOfThings

As machines are increasingly connected to the internet, it's becoming easier to discover the numerous ways Industrial IoT (IIoT) is helping to shape the business world. This is exactly why we have decided to take a closer look at this pervasive movement and to examine the desire to connect more things! Now if you need a refresher on IIoT and how it is changing the world, take a moment and listen to Greg Gorbach with ARC Advisory Group. Gorbach believes, "IIoT will significantly change the world. You won't participate with conventional thinking and an incremental approach." So, you understand some of the ways IIoT will vastly improve how businesses function. But did you realize IIoT is more than just connected devices and smart machines? George Deeb with Forbes reminds us that IIoT impacts manufacturing, energy, oil and gas, healthcare, IT and much more. Deeb re... (more)

Security – Still in the Driver’s Seat

Security Track at Cloud Computing Expo A couple of recent surveys reveal that for 2010, Security is back at the top of IT’s focus.  It seemed for a while there that Cloud Computing was starring in most questionnaires that asked about future IT spending plans.  If you remember, Security was still riding shot-gun slamming on the imaginary brakes in the passenger seat.  ‘Hey Cloud, You still can’t turn down that alley without my presence,’ Security would constantly nag from the navigator position.  Don’t get me wrong, Cloud Computing is still a powerful IT resource but according to a recent Infonetics survey, ‘Security upgrades, both for IT security and physical security, was the #1 change named by respondent organizations when asked what major changes they planned for their data centers over the next two years……For those who are expecting ‘the cloud’ to be a savior of... (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)

DataServices World: Data Access and Data Services Workshop

The workshop is a hands-on session focusing on data access and data services issues, problems and solutions. It's an opportunity for audience members to view and discuss problems with a panel of experts. The goal of the session is to engage the audience using walk throughs, examples, and a question and answer (Q&A) session. The operative principles are interactivity and dialogue. Speaker Bios: Michael J. Carey is a Senior Engineering Director on the AquaLogic side of BEA Systems. Dr. Carey is currently the chief architect for BEA's AquaLogic Data Services Platform product. Prior to joining BEA in 2001, Dr. Carey spent a dozen years on the University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science faculty, five years as an IBM Almaden database researcher and research manager and a year and a half leading the data team at an e-commerce infrastructure software startup, Propel ... (more)

3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo in NYC to Present a World Class Faculty

What does the former CTO of XenSource - now CTO of the virtualization and management division at Citrix - have in common with the founder and CEO of PlateSpin, now VP of Business Development at Novell? And what do both have in common with the CTO of VMware? The answer is that all three are speaking in June at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City, along with the CTO of Egenera, the Technical Director and Chief Technologist at Sun, the VP& CTO of Hitachi Data Systems, the CTO of BMC Software, the VP & CTO of EMC, the co-founder & CTO of Neocleus, the CTO of Xsigo Systems, the CTO of Brocade, the Chairman and CEO of SIMtone, the Founder & CEO of ScaleMP, the founder and CTO of VirtualLogix, the Chief Strategist of Appistry, the CTO of Marathon Technologies, the CTO & Co-Founder of Reflex Security, the VP of Research and Development at... (more)

Novalys 2009 PowerBuilder Worldwide Survey

As every year, Novalys is carrying out a worldwide survey on the use of PowerBuilder. The thousands of responses received each year allow us to follow the evolution of PowerBuilder projects since 2001. Now help us to monitor the new trends in the PowerBuilder community by completing the 2009 edition of the survey below. Afterwards, you’ll be able to see the 2008 results and discover, in particular: - How large PowerBuilder projects differ from small ones in terms of architecture - How the test of strength is going between Java and DotNET - How many PB projects used .NET in 2008 Participate here. ... (more)

F5 Study Shows Cloud Computing Gaining Critical Mass Among Enterprises

F5 Networks has announced the results of a survey that shows how large enterprises are implementing cloud computing. The study reveals that among large enterprises, cloud computing is gaining critical mass, with more than 80 percent of respondents at least in trial stages for public and private cloud computing deployments. Additionally, despite the maturing rate of adoption of cloud computing among enterprises, the study shows that there is considerable confusion and concern around the definition of cloud computing. “It’s no surprise that large enterprises are attracted to cloud computing because of the promise of an agile, scalable IT infrastructure and reduced costs,” said Jason Needham, Sr. Director of Product Management at F5. “However, this survey shows that despite interest in the cloud, widespread enterprise adoption of cloud computing is contingent upon solvi... (more)

Intelligent Storage Management

Click Here for Instant Virtualization! XenServer. Enterprise-class. Cloud-proven. Free. Join the rapidly growing community of IT professionals who choose Citrix XenServer for their virtualization platform. Siegen, Germany. The storage specialist PoINT Software & Systems GmbH has released the new version 2.0 of PoINT Storage Manager. This software solution allows users to get increasing investments in storage systems under control as well as to save time and cost for the backup process. The tiered storage concept of PoINT Storage Manager is available for Windows NTFS based hard disk systems and - with release of version 2.0 - also for NetApp FAS systems. This approach migrates not permanently used data policy based and transparent for users and applications from performance optimized first level to cost optimized second level storage. The innovative "Pass Through" impl... (more)

Progress Scoops Up Savvion in BPM Race

Is it more than coincidence that IT acquisitions tend to come in waves? Just weeks after IBM's announcement to snap up Lombardi, Progress Software today responds with an agreement to put Savvion out of its misery? In such a small space that is undergoing active consolidation, it is hard not to know who's in play. Nonetheless, Progress's acquisition confirms that Business Process Management (BPM)'s pure play days are numbered, if you expect executable BPM. The traditional appeal of BPM was that it was a business stakeholder-friendly approach to developing solutions that didn't rely on IT programmatic logic. The mythology around BPM pure-plays was that these were business user-, not IT-, driven software buys. [Disclosure: Progress Software is a sponsor of BriefingsDirect podcasts.] In actuality, they simply used a different language or notation: process models with org... (more)