The Factory of the Future, Today: Case Study and Lessons Learned from
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
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)
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.
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"Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies,
Industry Verticals & Forecasts"
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 at Cloud Expo
Elastra Corporation, the provider of application infrastructure automation
software, today released its top predictions for the cloud computing industry
“In 2009 we saw a lot of large enterprises get their feet wet with cloud
"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)
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
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)
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)
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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
SAP has announced it is will strongly focus on m-government, cloud, in-memory
computing and ... (more)
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)
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)
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
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)
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.
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)
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)