Welcome!


Top Stories

“Don’t care how…I want it now!” -Veruca Salt (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) We live and work in a world of immediate gratification. In the name of greater productivity if you need to check inventory from a supplier’s warehouse…click there it is. Share a file on Dropbox, no problem. Add detail about a meeting in the sales database… click! Update your Facebook or LinkedIn status. Email a white paper to a potential client...click, click. Want to see that flying pig meme…well, you get the picture. Now that’s not necessarily a bad thing…unless you’re an IT professional and the those accessing and storing your network assets use unsecured/unauthorized devices while potentially bypassing security protocols. But unlike Veruca Salt quoted above, it isn’t the user who falls into the garbage chute—the risk is to the security of the network. And it's happening more oft... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Apple iPhone Was Most Talked About Brand in 2008

According to new research from the social media services provider Virtue, the Apple iPhone was the most talked about brand across social media sites in 2008. Apple itself and its iPod also made the list of the top ten most talked about brands. The BlackBerry came only 20th. The first twenty on the list were as follows: 1.    iPhone 2.    CNN 3.    Apple 4.    Disney 5.    Xbox 6.    Starbucks 7.    iPod 8.    MTV 9.    Sony 10.   Dell 11.   Microsoft 12.   Ford 13.   Nintendo 14.   Target 15.   PlayStation 16.   Mac 17.   Turner 18.   Hewlett-Packard 19.   Fox News 20.   BlackBerry iPhone Developer Summit (www.iphonedevsummit.com) has announced Ian Thain as the Tech Chair of the Conference. In a Letter from the Tech Chair at the conference Website, Thain writes: "With the iPhone more than earning its place in the consumer market, it is now being adopted by enterprises. In ... (more)

Ulitzer Live! New Media Conference & Expo

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali I live 11 minutes away from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. Friday evening I took a Cessna Caravan for a short 45-minute flight to Martha's Vineyard. This was my first trip to the island. I didn't do any research and had false expectations based on my long-time love affair with the island of Cat Cay in the Bahamas. I found out that Martha's Vineyard was huge. Upon landing on the island, my pilot called a cab for me to take me to my hotel. According to the cab driver the island's population was around 30,000 off-season and well over 100,000 during its peak summer season. These numbers change drastically from driver to driver or whomever you ask, of course. As compared to a maximum three to six neighbors any time I go home to Cat Cay, this was an instant shock to me. I had a relaxing two-day weekend in Martha's Vineyard. As long as I ... (more)

Which One Is Better, iPhone or the Windows Smartphone?

Which one is "better" - the iPhone or the Windows Smartphone? That's the question that many gadget-loving road warriors and cell-phone geeks are asking these days... Here is my personal take: I've been a big proponent of smartphone technology for a long time, and have been chasing the "perfect smartphone" for a while. Specifically, I've been hooked on using Windows Smartphone devices, because of the seamless integration with Outlook and the resulting automatic synchronization of all my contacts, calendar entries, tasks, notes, and e-mail over the air. And my favorite Smartphone so far was the Cingular/AT&T 8525. To meet a new business partner on the road, enter their contact details into the smartphone, and find the same person automatically in Outlook when you get back to the office is simply great - same goes for calendar entries. So when my wife wanted a new iPhone... (more)

Counting to One Billion iPhone App Store Downloads

Apple’s App Store is getting ever closer to hitting the 1 Billion download milestone, check out http://www.apple.com/itunes/billion-app-countdown/ (in fact it is counting up). By my calculation it should reach its goal in the next few days or so and to be sure we will hear about it in the press! Seriously though, think about it, this feat is outstanding when you realize that the iTunes store took about 3 years to get to 1 Billion downloads and towards the end of 2008 the App Store was only just over 0.5 Billion. So where was the turning point? As far as I can tell, after the iPhone 3G appeared and the native SDK became available to the ever growing throng of developers, application submissions increased and downloads along with the amount of apps available. This increase in developers and applications, has in turn fed the interest and uptake even more in a self perpe... (more)

Recursion To Announce the First Real Cross-Platform C++ Toolkit

Wirelesss Technology on Ulitzer Recursion Software is about to say that it’s ported its high-performance C++ Toolkit to five of the most popular mobile operating systems so programmers can finally write a single app that can run on any phone using those systems with virtually no modifications. The Symbian release is available now, with iPhone, Android, Windows and Linux support planned for release this winter. The package includes all the source code and carries no runtime fees. Recursion’s Symbian kit is available until November 13 for a promotional price of $1,999, including a year of maintenance and support, a 25% discount off the regular price. Versions of the company’s C++ Toolkit have been used for application development by enterprises and government agencies for years on a wide range of hardware platforms including numerous embedded systems, Windows PCs and ... (more)

The Economy and Enterprise Mobility?

This is the first in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this article I've decided to tackle the Economy, which is effecting us all in various degrees, according to your geographic location. Firstly I believe that Mobility as a strategy is bucking the trend of any downturn or slowdown in the economies around the world. Look at any analyst report and you will be able to see that Smartphone/Converged Mobile Device (CMD) handset sales are still on the rise, though not as sharply as over a year ago. What is being effected by any fluctuation in the economy, is that companies are looking at their investments that they have already made in Mobility, extremely carefully. This is from the basic level of investments, such as the handsets purchased and used for business, upwards. Any i... (more)

Mezeo Partners with Tier 3 to Deliver Enterprise Cloud Storage Services

Cloud Computing Journal Mezeo Software announced a partnership with Tier 3. As a Mezeo Premier Hosting Partner, Tier 3 will offer the Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform to enable customers to quickly and easily deploy their own complete, service-enabled cloud storage offering. Tier 3 selected Mezeo to power their MetaFiler cloud storage solution, providing a new level of uptime and scalability for an organization’s infrastructure without the need to wait for hardware upgrades. The Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform is a software-only, deployable solution with RESTful Web Services APIs for programmatic access to storage. It provides service providers such as Tier 3 with the opportunity to provide their own hosted and branded cloud storage offerings to their customers. Files stored in a Mezeo-based cloud can be securely accessed via pre-built, brandable access clients including ... (more)

From Inday: Happy New Year from the Philippines!

It is many weeks since the time I posted at my blog, kasi I was very lazy to write :-) I looked at my blogstats and I see that the number of visitors is reduced because I have not been writing. Yay, so it is time for more stories! Thanks to everyone who enjoys my blog and thanks to everyone who makes comments here. I did not have confidence to write one year ago, when I started this blog. But now I know I have the capacity to write stories that people enjoy. Maraming salamat! I have many stories to tell you. So my plan is to post these stories more often now that we are in the year 2010. I had a very nice Undas holiday (editor's note: November 1, similar to the Days of the Dead celebrations in Mexico).  I could not be back in province to visit my grandmother in the semetario for Undas. But I did make a nice meal for her and for my other relatives.  You can see in ... (more)

Customer Expectation Levels for iPhone Applications?

Following on from my last article, which looked at some of the reasons/motivations for iPhone Developers to develop apps (see here), I thought I would look at the customer expectations levels. That decision was brought on by a great comment that I have seen from a user called bowkomor... "The passionate developer cares about the software he creates. It's his baby! They rarely care about how much money you make with it, neither do they care to how many clients you sell it. They make it a personal honor to deliver the highest quality (bug free, easily maintainable, well tested, well documented...) software they can. That's what their care about: making the most beautiful software they can!" Thanks for that comment, as a Professional Software Developer myself, I always have those thoughts close to my heart and I'm sure most of the iPhone Application Developers do also... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, he has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.
Daniel Jones is CTO of EngineerBetter, helping enterprises deliver value faster. Previously he was an IT consultant, indie video games developer, head of web development in the finance sector, and an award-winning martial artist. Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams.
With the mainstreaming of IoT, connected devices, and sensors, data is being generated at a phenomenal rate, particularly at the edge of the network. IDC's FutureScape for IoT report found that by 2019, 40% of IoT data will be stored, processed, analyzed and acted upon at the edge of the network where it is created. Why at the edge? Turns out that sensor data, in most cases, is perishable. Its value is realized within a narrow window after its creation. Further, analytics at the edge provides other benefits.
Most modern computer languages embed a lot of metadata in their application. We show how this goldmine of data from a runtime environment like production or staging can be used to increase profits. Adi conceptualized the Crosscode platform after spending over 25 years working for large enterprise companies like HP, Cisco, IBM, UHG and personally experiencing the challenges that prevent companies from quickly making changes to their technology, due to the complexity of their enterprise. An accomplished expert in Enterprise Architecture, Adi has also served as CxO advisor to numerous Fortune executives.
In addition to 22 Keynotes and General Sessions, attend all FinTechEXPO Blockchain "education sessions" plus 40 in two tracks: (1) Enterprise Cloud (2) Digital Transformation. PRICE EXPIRES AUGUST 31, 2018. Ticket prices: ($295-Aug 31) ($395-Oct 31) ($495-Nov 12) ($995-Walk-in) Does NOT include lunch.