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When developing a new product and finding that product market fit every team needs to move fast. Especially startups, as the whole future of the company is dependent on quickly finding the people who pay for your product. Amazon Web … Continue reading →
As SDN moves closer to large-scale deployments, the issue of controller scaling is becoming a hotter topic. The consensus seems to favor some form of distributed cluster environment, likely in the form of federated clusters. But how should these federations be formed? The first thin...
Probably the most impactful way to describe the potential and impact of Cloud Identity technologies and the IRM concept (Identity Relationship Management) is through starting to look at how these trends will modernize the SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). A while back I proposed an ...
Although Cloud hosting has been a massive boom it’s not necessarily a disruptive technology model. Although Amazon is certainly doing it to a much larger scale than ever before, it more represents an ongoing maturity of the simple web hosting we began in the early 90′s. It ...
Business Service Management (BSM) projects have always had a reputation for over promising and under delivering. Most people know BSM as the alleged “manager of managers,” or “single source of truth.” According to the latest ITIL definition, BSM is described as:  ”The management ...
Scroll to the bottom of the page to download Real Time is Agile by David Linthicum. Leading technology publications frequently name David S. Linthicum among the top 10 enterprise technologists in the world. He is a true thought leader in the industry, and an expert in complex distribut...
The SOA Summit is an online event which covers not only SOA, but API Management also. I'm speaking at the event
By ChrisScottPlugfest is a new phenomenon in the national security technology community, where participants compete in judged evaluations showing how well (and fast) they can create trusted situational awareness in a chaotic/realistic scenario using off the shelf software and existing ...
Event will feature experts from HBO Asia, MediaCorp, Samsung, StarHub, Tvinci, Telekom Malaysia and YouTube to provide essential knowledge and present case studies on OTT SINGAPORE, 20 February 2014 - With the ever increasing demand for mobile broadband anytime, anywhere, the explosive...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- LogicBoxes, the Vertical Integration solutions provider for New gTLD Registries today announced that it has been selected by Dot Desi Reseller, LLC (an affiliate of Desi Networks, LLC Registry for .desi gTLD) to manage their ...
A recent feature article in The Atlantic describes the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how researchers "conduct sophisticated data analyses using cloud resources such as Amazon Web Services and R, an open source application for statistics". (Via JP.) David...
An API Portal is one of the key architectural components of an effective API Management strategy, along with an API Gateway. They work together hand-in-hand. The API Portal allows developers to self
Jason Bloomberg Chief Evangelist EnterpriseWeb Whether you’re a Cloud Computing aficionado, an enterprise integration specialist, or an IT executive, it’s hard to have a conversation today without mention of REST. Representational State Transfer, or REST to the cognoscenti, is an archi...
When Axway purchased Vordel back in 2012, it kicked off an exciting
Next week I'm pleased to be taking part in our ongoing API Workshop series, which is returning again to Australia and New Zealand. In designing our API Workshops, we've kept certain key points in mind:
Leading Vendors, Solution and Service Providers to meet in London in September 2014[London, 13 February 2014] IT Europa and Angel Business Communications announced today that they will jointly be staging the fourth annual UK Managed Services & Hosting Summit on 25 September 2014. T...
The biggest difference between cloud-based applications and the applications running in your data center is scalability. The cloud offers scalability on demand, allowing you to expand and contract your application as load fluctuates. This scalability is what makes the cloud appealing, ...
by Oliver Vagner, Cloud Solutions Lead Architect at Revolution Analytics Today, I am pleased to announce our new offering in the Amazon Web Services Big Data Marketplace – Revolution R Enterprise 7 for AWS. Of course, if you follow this blog, then you are quite familiar with Revolution...
A federal court may have given the pipe guys clearance to start slowing down Web services like Netflix. But so far, that’s not happening, Netflix says. That update comes to us via a note from J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth, who says he’s been talking to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and C...
The rise of cloud computing is a perfect opportunity to rethink your IT governance model in a fundamental way. Read the first part of this column for a discussion of how to reshape IT governance to add value, rather than hold a business back. Many enterprises place prohibitions on the ...
Having grown up in Ireland, I learned early on that it's not a good idea to get into religious arguments. But, it also means that I know a religious argument when I see one. Surely the world of APIs is
by Joseph Rickert Revolution Analytics is announcing three new programs today that we hope will be modest but positive contributions to data science education and public service analytics. The first new program, the Academic Institution Program (AIP) enables colleges, universities and ...
Globally renowned Enterprise Architect and Cloud Computing Expert to serve as Chief Evangelist GLENS FALLS, NY, January 27, 2014 – EnterpriseWeb, provider of the first Enterprise-Class, Web-scale application platform for the Cloud (www.enterpriseweb.com), announced the addition of Jaso...
I'm pleased to say that our Webinar this week on Mainframe Integration was a great success, with many interesting questions posed by the attendees. You can catch the
Enterprises gain greater security and control with virtual private clouds supported by EDB's cloud database architecture EnterpriseDB expands the reach of its Postgres Plus Cloud Database with new availability in AustraliaLondon, UK - January 29, 2014 - EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading ...
  The 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors Of The 2014 Cloud 100 The growing use of Web-based services and the frequent deployment of cloud-hosted server deployments have forced traditional security vendors to offer SaaS security offerings and prompted the emergence of a new breed of...
Converge, Connect was the theme of the Oracle Innovation Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii. With an attendance of over 100 there were lots of interesting discussions. The event took place in the ball rooms of Westin Moana Surfrider on the beach side of Waikiki.The event started off with t...
When there is an understandable focus on the "new new thing" of REST APIs, it is useful sometimes to take a step back and see that heavy-duty XML-based Web Services are still widely used in business,
Scottsdale, AZ, January 29, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Today Eos Group, Inc. announces the latest release of Eos P6 Integrator, version 3.0. This release of Eos P6 Integrator introduces compatibility with version 8.3 of Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (P6 EPPM) or Primaver...
Dans la première partie de cette série de billets, j’ai présenté les 10 « ex bonnes pratiques » à abandonner en 2014. Dans la deuxième partie, j’ai proposé trois NBP, « Nouvelles Bonnes Pratiques » concernant les postes de travail....
Third in Series on the Alignment of Managed File Transfer and Application Integration
Only 53 per cent of global top level domains 'secure'Loudwater, UK, 23rd January 2014: Over three years after the world's first top level domains (TLDs) (such as .org, .com and .net) were signed with domain name system security extensions (DNSSEC), nearly half (47 per cent)[1] remain o...
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[This article was originally written as a guest post for Puppet Labs and published at their blog on January 9th, 2014.] If you haven’t yet noticed that prioritization of non-functional requirements (NFRs) is changing amongst your user base, you will … Continue reading →
I must admit that after a dozen years at ZapThink, the first six helping vendors tell the SOA story and the rest helping architects get SOA right, that a deep sense of frustration was never far away. The vendors talked a good game, of course, but for them architecture was never more th...
Monday 20 January, 2014 The countdown for the prestigious Guild Awards of Excellence has started. Created to recognise top beauty wholesalers in the UK, the deadline for nominations is Wednesday 22nd January 2014. If you are a beauty professional, don't forget to submit your no...
Welcome to the future where light bulbs suck power for WiFi even when they are switched off (as reported by Redmonk's Tom Raftery), where a smart thermostat company is bought for $3.2 billion, and where electric vehicles can take commands from your wristwatch. What does this all hav...
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