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Sequoia Capital Leads Series D Round, Okta Appoints Philip Turner As New GM For European Operations London, UK - September 16, 2013 — Okta announced today that it closed a $27 million Series D funding round led by returning investor Sequoia Capital. Existing investors Andreessen ...
Shadow IT is growing and growing. In this post I explain what Shadow IT is and how it is related to the Business-IT Gap. 
Thursday, September 19th, is the date to reserve in your calendar. This is the date of the first visit ever for Amazon Web Services Summit in Stockholm and Sweden. Perhaps the most important event within AWS Cloud Computing in Scandinavia in 2013. AWS Summit Nordic is a free one day ev...
At AppDynamics we get the opportunity to see the inner workings of a lot of applications. While these applications all seem pretty different to their end users, what’s under the hood usually doesn’t vary that much (sorry, your app isn’t a unique snowflake after all). They all hav...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Programmer exploits Windows vulnerability in cloud-based services - “Windows data volumes (meaning virtual machine hard-drives) in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services can be copied and have their access cred...
Next Wednesday, September 18th, at 4.45pm I’m speaking at the
Kitchener, Canada, September 12, 2013 --(PR.com)-- LoyaltyMatch Inc., a global leader in loyalty, gamification and social loyalty technologies, today announced the release of the LoyaltyMatch OnDemand loyalty program API specifications and community at www.loyaltyapis.com. The site pr...
Soave Automotive employees register for the 2013 Sunflowers to Roses bike ride event held in Kansas City, KS.  Soave Automotive Group and Aristocrat Motors are grateful for the customers and the Kansas City community who continually support their business, enabling them to be where the...
Do not miss the unique opportunity in Sydney to meet, greet and listen to a global thought leader!
Soave Automotive focuses on exceptional customer service to help customers select the perfect luxury vehicle for them. Anthony Soave and Soave Automotive are committed to offering the finest automobiles to the most discerning customers in Kansas City, all while providing exceptional cu...
Soave Automotive eagerly anticipates the 2013 GLK250 BlueTEC® and invites drivers to learn more about this remarkable clean diesel vehicle. Soave Automotive is excited to introduce one of the latest additions to the Mercedes-Benz line-up this year – the 2013 GLK250 BlueTEC®.  This rema...
On Tuesday September 24 at 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern, along with integration experts Middleware NZ, I am presenting
This unfortunate dependence on EBS is a single point of failure.
OK, so maybe TOGAF education (currently, TOGAF 9.1 is the latest version) is not exactly what Lao Tzu had in mind when describing the importance of taking initiative toward completing a monumental task, but it certainly is an apt metaphor. … Continue reading →
- Former hacker and security expert Kevin Mitnick joins stellar line-up at the UK's leading enterprise IT event -London, 6 September 2013: Kevin Mitnick, the internationally renowned former hacker and internet security expert will kick-off day one of this year's IP EXPO on 16 October 2...
SAP HANA is SAP’s implementation of memory-resident database technology, which is fundamentally different from the traditional databases, that we are all aware of, which implements disk storage mechanism. Due to its memory-resident nature, this can be deployed as an appliance or in the...
Mike Vizard has an excellent piece in ProgrammableWeb this week about the convergence of API
Can we learn the lessons of the 2000s?
No student has walked away from a cloud computing course knowing less about the role, impact, and potential of implementing cloud in nearly any organization. Normally, when we think of technical-related training, images of rooms loaded with switches, routers, and servers might come to ...
Today Network World has posted the latest product review of mine and is the third in a series of reviews over the past year that I have written about the general topic. We all have too many passwords to deal … Continue reading →
Can the large telcos ever compete with AWS
TechViews: AWS outage, Mobile enterprise features for iOS 7, Big data consequences, DevOps best for bigger companies and more! Featured Article Notes from ...
We recently had the pleasure to sit down for an extended conversation with Robert Scoble, an all around tech guru and currently of Rackspace. Our conversation covered a range of topics, from his focus in technology, to how cloud computing has changed IT, to the way new innovation is o...
According to Gartner, API Management + SOA Governance = Application Services Governance.  This year’s Magic Quadrant reflects that change, updating the title as well as some of the participants.  It has been nearly two years since Gartner’s final “SOA Governance”...
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By Kevin T. SmithOver the last few years, we have witnessed a substantial amount of buzz about Big Data, and we have seen the large-scale adoption of Big Data analytics solutions. Organizations are collecting and analyzing massive amounts of data in a way that most were unable to do te...
API Management solutions must combine an API Portal (for signing up developers) with an API Gateway (to link back to the enterprise). But where do these come from, and what is the relationship with SOA
Tech News & Views A new report from Digital Power Group CEO Mark Mills titled “The Cloud Begins with Coal”, reports the digital economy uses 10% of the world’s electricity. According to this Time article, the forecasted growth rate could cause potential environmental an...
Less than a year ago I wrote a post titled: BPMS Next Generation: 
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Study: EHR adoption fueling health information exchange – “Health information exchange between hospitals and other providers increased 41 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to recently published resear...
Early Access Programme allows Biomni to test 'pop-up' hybrid cloud and drive innovation London, UK 23rd August 2013 - Computacenter, Europe's preferred IT partner and Biomni, innovators in end-user-centric enterprise service catalogue fulfilment, today announce that Biomni is the firs...
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Wipro, a leading provider of IT services to Global 1000 companies, has always emphasized the high quality of its code. The Bangalore-based company maintains software standards that often are far more rigorous than those that its clients have previously experienced or presently demand. ...
TechViews: Digital economy uses 10% of the world’s electricity, AWS remains the top cloud provider, 1.3 billion mobile workers by 2015 and more! Welcome to TechViews We’d like to welcome our This ...
Fog a mirror? Check.  Study and pass the TOGAF certification? Check.  Congratulations, you are now an architect.  Wait, what? If you have ever wondered what the TOGAF certification gets you (or any cert for that matter), you may be disappointed to … Continue reading →
Cloud computing is enabling better approach to patient portals. The ideal patient portal places very complex data into an understandable context which provides the patient with a complete view of their health.  This includes recent diagnostics, treatments, medications, and, most imp...
Do you want to learn what “API surfacing” is? Do you know how to create low-touch, completely automated APIs that can convert you from existing enterprise orientedness (or being a SOA-saurus) to a more agile, API enabled architecture? Learn how … Read more >The post...
In fact after having been acquired by SAP, I have not looked at this Sybase product. Here are the links to my previous SQL Anywhere articles. Looks like SQL Anywhere 10 was the last version I looked at. Here is a list of articles I wrote on the older versions. It is possible some link...
In fact after having been acquired by SAP, I have not looked at this Sybase product. Here are the links to my previous SQL Anywhere articles. Looks like SQL Anywhere 10 was the last version I looked at
- First time cloud giant sponsors a UK event-London, 14 August 2013: Underscoring its reputation as the fastest growing and most popular end-to-end enterprise IT event, IP EXPO, has announced Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a sponsor for this year's show in October 2013. This is the first...