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Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength. The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is fast approaching. Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested examples below). Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (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)

Spread Your Wings with Cocoon

Apache Cocoon is one of the most interesting, innovative, and powerful platforms for dynamic content generation, though not as well known as the others. A subproject of the Apache XML project, Cocoon is one of the lesser-known offerings from the folks at the all-open-source Apache Software Foundation, having garnered less attention than some of its more popular cousins like Struts. But Cocoon is worth a look. It's not just Cocoon's use of XML in content generation that makes it so interesting; it's how it uses XML. Cocoon's authors clearly have a deep experience with and an understanding of XML - what it is and isn't good for - and Cocoon's simple but powerful architecture reflects that experience. XML isn't used here just "because everyone's using it." Rather, Cocoon exploits XML's strength for separating content from presentation. (As we know now, the lack of tha... (more)

Success, Arrogance, Rise and Fall

New Media on Ulitzer Last week we were accidentally copied in on an internal e-mail from a software company with a market cap in excess of five billion dollars. As I read through this long e-mail thread, which included references to our company, I couldn't help but reflect on the past. I forwarded this e-mail to their CEO and he acknowledged its receipt. History is repeating itself, I realized, and I wanted to share my thoughts with our readers and with the CEO of this software company. In 1985-86 I worked at IBM as a market research analyst in White Plains, NY, at the company's Information Systems and Communications Group headquarters. Our big boss then was Mike Armstrong. He often held staff meetings in our building at 44 South Broadway. On the day we found out from the Wall Street Journal that he had been appointed the head of IBM Europe, he held his last staff... (more)

Top Reasons Why People Think Java Un-Cool - Debunked

Paul Graham's Great Hackers essay has really touched a lot of people's nerves. The wires are choked with people giving their point of view. Yet again, though, I have had to stop and think - what is it about Java that makes people brand it as the most un-cool language on earth? I have had friends look at me like I was a poor sod for "having to" develop in Java. So, let me list all the reasons I can think why people consider Java un-cool. Java has considerably fewer surprises and prefers not to add complexity to the language for rarely used features thereby resulting in a language where you cannot really make your friends go ga-ga at amazingly brief programming constructs. You need to write something substantial [like Gosling's Huckster] for them be to impressed with your programming abilities and not your language knowledge. This is probably the biggest reason Java is un... (more)

Borland Appoints Tod Nielsen as New President and CEO

Borland announced that it has appointed Tod Nielsen to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 9, 2005. Mr. Nielsen will also join Borland's Board of Directors. Mr. Nielsen, a seasoned executive with deep experience in solutions for software development, has held executive level positions at Microsoft Corporation, BEA Systems Inc., and Oracle Corporation. Tod Nielsen (on the right) during his visit to SYS-CON Media headquarters to launch SYS-CON's BEA WebLogic Developer's Journal in 2001 Mr. Nielsen will be delivering the opening address today at Borland's 16th annual Developer Conference, being held in San Francisco, CA. His opening remarks are scheduled for 9:00 am PST. Borland stock was up today 2.2% at the time of Nielsen announcement "Joining Borland at this time is a tremendous opportunity. As businesses become more d... (more)

Sun white paper about migrating from Java 1.3 to 1.5/5.0

Sun has released a white paper which discusses what you need to know when migrating a Java 1.3 application to run on Java 1.5/5.0. It includes not only changes in 1.5/5.0, but also changes in 1.4.x which will affect a Java 1.3 application (e.g. URLCo ... (more)

.NET outpacing Java?

Investment in .NET is on the up-tick, according to an independent survey conducted by Evans Data Corp. The group found that enterprise .NET investment growth is currently outpacing Java investment growth. ... (more)

ZK 3.6 Supports Java Applets

ZK is a open source Ajax Java Web framework that enables rich UI for Web applications with little programming. ZK's Direct RIA tecnology minimizes the development cost by transparent and automatic synchronization between client and server. ... (more)

How OpenKM's Technical Debt Decreased by 49% Through Code Refactoring

Technical Debt is worth nothing if no pragmatic action is taken into code, in order to control and tackle it. To ilustrate the Scertify's capability to automatically correct code defects that increase this unintended debt, we performed code refactoring on OpenKM, an Free/Libre document management system. The initial Technical Debt of the project has been reduced by 49.2% from 84 days to 42 days. Here, at Tocea, we call it the Debt Write-Off. For this first Debt Write-Off, we have decided to perform the refactoring of OpenKM (6.2.1-DEV). According to Wikipedia, OpenKM is a Free/Libre document management system that provides a web interface for managing arbitrary files. OpenKM is a great tool but an audit of the code revealed some technical debt problems. That was a good opportunity to use Scertify and to be useful to an open-source community. The application consist... (more)

Evolving the Cloud

Although often misunderstood, cloud computing ultimately relies on the same technological underpinnings as traditional server and storage options. While software, platforms and even infrastructure are farmed out to third-party providers, their ability to operate efficiently is constrained by the same physical laws as those which govern local server stacks. IT professionals and service providers, therefore, both have a vested interest in making the best use of the physical hardware available – and that means thinking outside the power box. Keeping Costs Down One of the most-touted benefits of cloud computing is reduced cost. By offloading server management to a public or hybrid providers, admins can save themselves the price of hardware upgrades, and bypass the costs of local energy. This can result in a significant savings over time, but represents only a transfer ... (more)

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There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
ScaleMP is presenting at CloudEXPO 2019, held June 24-26 in Santa Clara, and we’d love to see you there. At the conference, we’ll demonstrate how ScaleMP is solving one of the most vexing challenges for cloud — memory cost and limit of scale — and how our innovative vSMP MemoryONE solution provides affordable larger server memory for the private and public cloud. Please visit us at Booth No. 519 to connect with our experts and learn more about vSMP MemoryONE and how it is already serving some of the world’s largest data centers. Click here to schedule a meeting with our experts and executives.
Darktrace is the world's leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal' for all devices and users, updating its understanding as the environment changes.