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The Factory of the Future, Today: Case Study and Lessons Learned from Deploying IoT IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations & drive high performance work teams.  By using IoT technologies as a foundation, manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially increased per-unit margins. However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner points out, "IoT project implementers often underestimate the complexity of IoT integration and overestimate the built-in integration capabilities of their IoT platforms." In his session at @ThingsExpo, RJ Mahadev, leader of the Global Manufacturing Services business at Cisco, will highlight how companies are partnering with vendors t... (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)

Elastra's Cloud Computing 2010 Predictions

Elastra at Cloud Expo Elastra Corporation, the provider of application infrastructure automation software, today released its top predictions for the cloud computing industry in 2010. “In 2009 we saw a lot of large enterprises get their feet wet with cloud computing. "They were testing the waters and trying to figure out a model that fits for the way they operate. In 2010 we will see a lot more projects kick off and the growth of private clouds in major companies. "Thankfully the hype cycle of cloud computing has faded. Now the real adoption of this exciting technology in the enterprise can finally begin,” said Stuart Charlton, CTO at Elastra. Microsoft Enters PaaS Market: With the introduction of Azure and SQL Server Modeling (formerly known as Oslo) Microsoft will enter the platform-as-a-service market as a strong competitor to Google’s App Engine. As Micros... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Top 10 Drivers of the Storage Industry in 2011 - Part 1

Most predictions about the storage industry seem to be either in the weeds (”will FCOE take off - and what flavor?”) or driven by the most sensational news possible (”Cisco will buy EMC and Oracle will buy NetApp!”).   This list strives to take a balanced view that takes positions on the key drivers transforming our industry. With that in mind, here are the first 5 of the ten most important trends in storage with predictions about what will change in 2011: 1.  Capacity demands will continue to grow exponentially. It is amazing how little this one is mentioned.  Think about what happened to the bandwidth market when it was realized that internet usage was doubling every year.  OK - that might be a painful reminder for those of us that experienced first hand the telecom bubble.  The point is that one of the world’s largest industrieswas rad... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 6, 2013

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly The cost savings that Apple's new licensing model for apps is poised to deliver are large enough the impact is almost certainly going to be noticed well beyond the confines of the IT department. They're certainly noticeable by the finance or accounting department but finance isn't alone. The entire senior management may see this savings as a truly strategic advantage.  Read Original Content SAP has announced it is will strongly focus on m-government, cloud, in-memory computing and ... (more)

Logicalis Announces Cooperative Enterprise Cloud Service

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Following the recent formation of its dedicated cloud consulting group, international solutions provider, Logicalis, today launches its Cooperative Enterprise Cloud Service. Architected on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) and NetApp storage solutions, the service is the first to offer a single reference blueprint for on-site and hosted cloud services, enabling enterprises and public sector organisations to flex and scale their cloud computing strategies while ensuring seamless interoperability. On-site services will be delivered with Logicalis' Bespoke On-Site Cloud Service (BOCS), a right-sized computing and storage infrastructure utilising Cisco's UCS stateless computing platform to enable virtualised and non-virtualised applications to coexist on the same platform. Logicalis' hosted Cooperative Enterprise Cloud will offer a range o... (more)

Wi-Fi or Mobile? That Is the Question

By Stuart Taylor - The Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) recently conducted a survey of U.S. mobile users to learn more about what consumers are doing with their mobile devices, and how and where they are using them.  The key results of the survey were covered well in a recent article by Matt Hamblen in Computerworld entitled Mobile Users Prefer Wi-Fi Over Cellular for Lower Cost, Speed, Reliability. There were many interesting findings from the study, which I will cover in more depth in subsequent blogs.  One of the most surprising findings, however, was just how much people are using Wi-Fi to connect their mobile devices to the Internet.  As the following figure shows, most mobile users are connecting their devices via Wi-Fi at some point, including 70 percent of smartphone owners. Approximately 50 percent of tablets, laptops, and eReaders are connect... (more)

Why the "Internet of Things" Is the Next Big Thing | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

If you’ve been paying close attention lately you’ll know that the “Internet of Things” has become one of the technology industry’s biggest buzz phrases. It’s not hard to figure why. The internet has been around for the last twenty years and it has truly revolutionized our lives, the way we work, and how we interact. Consider the transformations in business, commerce, culture, education, politics, and more. But experts are saying we haven’t seen anything yet. If you haven’t read the recent Digital Life in 2025 report it’s well worth your time. One of the major outcomes of this research predicts that within 10 years the internet will become “an ambient information environment where accessing the Internet will be effortless and most people will tap into it so easily it will flow through their lives ‘like electricity.’ The essence of Internet of Things is the linking ... (more)

Symantec to Present at Cloud Computing Expo Europe 2009

Dr. Guy Bunker, Distinguished Engineer for Symantec UK, will be presenting at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo Europe 2009 (www.cloudexpo-europe.com) in Prague, The Czech Republic, this coming May 18-19, 2009. Cloud computing offers a fantastic opportunity to businesses of all sizes. However, there are pitfalls that no-one wants to talk about. In this session, Bunker will talk to some of the darker sides to cloud computing - those around security and availability. Understanding where the issues lie will help service providers to create better services and enable customers to ask the right questions of their providers. Speaker Bio Dr. Guy Bunker is a Distinguished Engineer at Symantec Corporation. He works in the office of the CTO, responsible for various pieces of technical strategy across the company.  He is currently an active member of the Enterprise Privacy Group a... (more)

Butterfly Effect in Virtualized Environments

In 1969 Edward Lorenz, the famed meteorologist and Chaos Theory proponent, introduced the concept now known as the "Butterfly Effect" when he posed the famous question: "Does the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?" The Butterfly Effect theory describes the phenomenon of how small variations in a dynamic system can subsequently cause larger and more complex variations over the long term. Today's modern virtualized data center represents a new kind of dynamic system. Just as the Brazilian butterfly may set off a tornado a world away, any change to the virtualized objects that are the components of the virtual infrastructure can have severe and unintended consequences to virtualized systems, networks, and data centers. As virtualization technologies are deployed in live production environments, the potential for small changes at the virt... (more)