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In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio: Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flows, processes and sensor data, and analyze/react to real-time events and messages as well as big data trends and anomalies. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was the founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and the founder of Teleku,... (more)

Revisiting Java SE 7 Features | @CloudExpo #Java #Cloud #OpenSource

Preparing for an interview? Want to just revisit Java SE 7 features? Trying to recollect or revise a Java SE programming construct? Let me take you back in time to what was introduced first in Java SE 7? Join me for this tutorial series on Java as we all eagerly await the official release of Java SE 9. Java SE 7 Release Date: 28-07-2011 Java SE 7 Code Name: Dolphin Java SE 7 Highlights Strings in switch statements. Automatic resource management in try statements. Improved type inference for generic instance creation, AKA the diamond operator <>. Simplified varargs method declaration. Binary integer literals. Allowing underscores in numeric literals. Catching multiple exception types and rethrowing exceptions with improved type checking. I have provided some of the most important core language enhancements for JDK 7.0, along with code samples. The examples provided bel... (more)

[Update 2] WikiLeaks & Web 3.0 - A Commentary

[Further updated to include advance word of Jay Rosen/Dave Winer "Rebooting the Media" podcast - #75 coming Monday Dec 6] [Updated to include PayPal announcement of the closure of WikiLeaks' PayPal account.] Is Web 3.0 maybe going to be less the utopia we've been envisaging and more like the real, physical world, with all the real-world limitations that follow along with it...? The latest WikiLeaks ("Cablegate") affair, coming as it does at the very end of the first decade of the 21st Century, comes at an appropriate moment. An undoubted political and diplomatic hornet's nest, the swirling discussions surrounding the organization's drip-drip release of (so far) 612 of the quarter of a million or so diplomatic cables in its possession are all grist to the mill of an "awakening" that in my view is likely going to mark the difference between the Web of 2000-1010 and that... (more)

Unwrapping the #IoT, Literally | @ThingsExpo @CHarrold303 #M2M #API #AI

Part 3 of my IoT series is finally here, and it's like Christmas in more ways than one! I have decided to move to video for my updates for the series, and the first video entry is ready. We will be looking at the kit I purchased to build my IoT rig at home, and show you the parts you need to get started on yours if you are interested. Enjoy the video! As always, your comments and questions are welcome below or on twitter. Chris Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with 20th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York  (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, C... (more)

Addressing the Unintended Consequences of Cloud

Operationally unified architectures able to leverage cloud computing without compromising on control and security are key to mitigating unintended consequences of cloud The adoption of cloud computing introduces operational challenges that would once required a single-vendor architecture solution. Today, thanks to service-focused APIs and control planes, it is possible to overcome operational challenges posed by the need for diverse infrastructure components and systems to collaborate. By enabling F5 solutions with a flexible, service-focused control plane architecture, F5 infrastructure can collaborate with components, systems and APIs to enable the automation and flexibility required to realize a dynamic data center. F5 solutions are deployed in strategic points in the network, forming the foundation for a diversified, dynamic data center powered by a flexible c... (more)

Protech Announces Four-Part eBook Series: “4 Steps to Creating Exceptional Member Experiences”

Protech Associates, Inc. (Protech), the world’s first and leading provider of cloud-based association management software (AMS) powered by Microsoft Dynamics® CRM, today announced a four-part eBook series titled, “4 Steps to Creating Exceptional Member Experiences.” The first book, “Mapping your Members’ Journey,” which is available now, walks association leaders through a strategic approach to understanding the entire member lifecycle through mapping techniques. Four-Part Series: Map members’ journey through the entire lifecycle with the association (Download Now). Identify and create seamless, multi-channel experiences for members. Empower frontline staff with tools to deliver exceptional member products and services. Enable leadership with the data needed to make better decisions every day. Brian Bruffey, CEO, Protech, said, “Positive member experiences can resul... (more)

Cloud Security Alliance Releases Cloud Controls Matrix, Version 3.0

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Thursday announced the release of the CSA Cloud Control Matrix (CCM) Version 3.0, the most comprehensive update to the industry's gold standard for assessing cloud centric information security risks. The CCM Version 3.0 expands its control domains to address changes in cloud security risks since the release of the CSA's seminal guidance domain, "Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing version 3.0" while making strides towards closer harmonization of the two. Having drawn from industry-accepted security standards, regulations, and control frameworks such as ISO 27001/2, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) Information Assurance Framework, ISACA's Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology, the American Institute of CPAs Trust Service and Principals Payment Card... (more)

HP’s Software Moves

HP, the giant technology company with revenues of $130B, is moving aggressively into software based on its recent actions. First it acquired Vertica, a column-based database company. Then the new CEO announced the wider adoption of WebOS in all its PCs, Tablets, and mobile devices. He also outlined a cloud strategy for HP. Let us look at a bit of history. HP has not really focused on a comprehensive software strategy. It’s product OpenView is a good one in the systems management arena, competing with IBM’s Tivoli and CA’s Unicenter products. Then it acquired OpsWare and Mercury Interactive, both in data center infrastructure management space. It has no products in the DBMS, or middleware space nor in the EDW (Enterprise Data Warehouse) or BI space. It’s brave attempt to create a Teradata-killer called Neoview (based on the ancient Tandem Non-stop SQL technology) di... (more)

Tiggr Is Built with JSF, RichFaces, Seam and Flex

(Cross-posted on the Tiggr blog) Sasha Piskun is Tiggr’s Chief Architect. Sasha recently moved to Exadel’s Concord office from Exadel’s Donetsk office in Ukraine. He has many years of experience designing and building large enterprise applications. We are very happy to have him in Concord where he leads Tiggr development and prepares Tiggr Mobile App Builder release in late summer. Learn more about Tiggr Mobile Apps Builder and sign up for private beta here. Please describe the application. Tiggr (http://gotiggr.com) is web-based application for building and sharing interactive HTML prototypes. Here are some main Tiggr features: Web-based, nothing to install or download Use large number of web components and layout containers Use jQuery Mobile components to design mobile prototypes Create highly interactive prototypes by defining events such as opening a pop-up and ... (more)

Cloud Migration Without Integration is a Dead End

Today there is a war being fought between Amazon AWS and the enterprise over the future direction of the IT industry.  Amazon promotes the public cloud as a destination, a primary and permanent facility for a company’s IT infrastructure; while enterprises today are mostly interested in cloud as a secondary facility used as needed, for everything from cloud devtest to cloud continuity and ultimately emerging “cloud on demand” operating models. This war is completely unnecessary.  A cloud (zone) is not optimum as a fixed, permanent enterprise app and service delivery destination. The cloud is infinitely more compelling as an on demand resource for resilience, devtest and/or agility, while a traditional data center or colocation facility is optimum for predictable workloads, even with the added flexibility and efficiency of virtualization. Agility will likely become th... (more)

Google Cloud Platform – An Introduction

Google cloud platform has come up with great innovations in the field of web development and storage. It allows you to develop your websites, applications,  data storage on the Google’s infrastructure. With Google cloud platform you can build your websites or applications faster without worrying about the scaling and servers. Google Cloud platform is like a big umbrella that composes of innumerable resources which make the computing, database management, storage and application development processes quite easier. Also Google assures reliability and robustness. The computing workloads are increasing day by day by leaps and bounds and therefore Google has introduced various cloud based services that run on its own infrastructure. The major features that Google cloud platform offers are: Google App Engine Google app engine is a web and app development stack which uses ... (more)