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Establishing a Business Outcomes Framework Register for this session ▸ Here Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science" is responsible for guiding the technology strategy within Hitachi Vantara for IoT and Analytics. Bill brings a balanced business-technology approach that focuses on business outcomes to drive data, analytics and technology decisions that underpin an organization's digital transformation strategy. Bill has a very impressive background which includes CTO at Dell EMC, Vice President of Advertiser Analytics at Yahoo! and Vice President of Analytic Applications at Business Objects. Bill has written several white papers covering data monetization and digital transformation, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data sci... (more)

Accelerating #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo @FormationDS #DataCenter

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Accelerating Transformation Projects with Dynamic, Software-Defined Storage Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Mark Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Formation Data Systems, detailed how to deploy dynamic, software-defined storage infrastructure to transform storage from monolithic silos to an elastic pool of petabyte-scale storage resource... (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)

Ulitzer Responds to Adobe's User Community

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers, authors, and the newly born Ulitzer community for making our March 29, 2009 beta launch an astonishing success! Ulitzer, the first "new media" platform in history, is on its way to becoming one of the fastest growing professional viral sites on the Internet. Since Ulitzer's beta launch a few weeks ago, a number of inaccurate and untrue blog posts have also appeared that were picked up from blog sites from wihin Adobe's user community. Some of these stories even accused Ulitzer of "posting stolen articles." Two weeks after our beta launch, out of roughly 1 million original articles published on the site, not a single story was removed for copyright violation.  This is because either Ulitzer.com owns the articles, including all content that appears at www.sys-con.com, or has the copyrights to each and every ... (more)

Andreessen Turns VC

Netscape wunderkind Marc Andreessen, now about to turn a demographically middle-aged 38, has officially turned venture capitalist, a counter-culture move since the dot.com bust trashed the sport. Andreessen and fellow Netscape veteran Ben Horowitz have raised a relatively modest $300 million – which seems to be considered a goodly sum in these dire times – and have set up Andreessen Horowitz as they’ve been publicly threatening to do since February. Andreessen told the Financial Times they could have raised $500 million or $600 million but felt a twosome couldn’t handle that kind of money. They reportedly only intended to raise $250 million. Andreessen and Horowitz have been playing angel investors for about five years now and have spread their personal wealth around some 40-odd start-up including Twitter, Digg, Ning, Rightscale and Linkin, some of them famous nam... (more)

Ryan Greives Launches The Social Media Guide on Ulitzer

Ryan Greives, Media Relations Specialist for Indianapolis-based BLASTmedia, has launched The Social Media Guide on Ulitzer, the "new media" social journalism platform which revolutionizes how we create, deliver, and consume content on the Web. His industry knowledge and experience covers everything from consumer Internet companies and gadgets to highly complex enterprise software and hardware technologies. Greives believes a “revolutionary” new product or service can be launched, but unless the right people know, it may become the world’s best kept secret - hence his interest in social media. Having forged solid editorial relationships over the years and perfecting the art of positioning a company to generate the press coverage it deserves, Greives has emerged as an expert in the enterprise media relations space. Ulitzer authors can get started with their first articl... (more)

Internet Marketing Guru Matt Cutts Talks Sock Puppet Marketing

Last week Google’s Internet marketing Guru matt Cutts posted a new video in their Webmaster Central Channel on YouTube.  I love these videos because they are short and to the post and without any pitch or longwinded verbiage cluttering the real message.   The video that caught my eye was Matt Cutts’ discussion on Sock Puppet Marketing.   Yes you read that correctly.  Mr. Cutts is talking openly about puppets. Puppets aside, the discussion was in relation to an individual or company creating fake Internet personas for marketing purposes.  While Matt did not go into how Google would react to such tactics, he did provide a very funny puppet commentary to illustrate the process.  While the entertainment value alone was good, Matt briefly described a real-world scenario where one company was fined over $300,000 for creating fake testimonials on the Internet.  He furthe... (more)

Learn to Lie like a Pro for April Fools Day with the Host of the Art of Storytelling Show

Yellow Springs Ohio, OH, March 31, 2010 --(PR.com)-- In his interview he will discuss the advantages of lying and how liars have solid, political, social and psychological reasons for doing so. He will defend an America tradition that dates back to the founding of America back to Mark Twain, why, even back to the Pilgrims. He will also demonstrate the art of tall tales and flat lies for the viewing audience. A successful tale tall or lie uses five storytelling techniques. 1) The lie needs a basis in truth. 2) The story needs to have a spectacular departure from reality. 3) The teller must have a personal body language that supports the lie. 4) The story should contain at least one small, reasonable detail that rings true to the listener. 5) The teller must have a willingness to defend the lie as truth. The Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf Show The Art of Storytelling Sho... (more)

Leading Telemarketing Firm Sales Surgery Appoint Impact Media to Manage SEO

Southampton, United Kingdom, March 31, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Sales Surgery has developed a reputation for delivering fantastic results for the clients through their B2B telemarketing services. However, in order to gain more exposure online they have turned to local SEO Company Impact Media. Managing their Search Engine Optimisation efforts, Impact Media will look to increase The Sales Surgery's targeted website traffic through improved rankings. Based in Winchester, Hampshire, the Sales Surgery provides a full range of telemarketing services for a wide selection of clients. These include lead generation, sponsor generation and event support amongst many others. Specialising in telemarketing lead generation, the Sales Surgery have established themselves as an effective and much sought after Business Development Company. As with most modern companies, The Sales Surgery ... (more)

Stark Logic Uses BareTrax SEO Ranking Software to Triple Leads for Play N Trade

Oceanside, CA, March 31, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Stark Logic is proud to tout its design and development of the Play N Trade franchise development web site. Over the first 3 weeks, the launch has been an absolute success. The web site is already tripling the industry standard for form completions at a conversion rate of 3.6% and when the number of unique phone calls is combined with the form completions, the web site is converting visitors to leads at over 7%. Stark Logic is using its proprietary website promotion software, BareTrax to track the traffic coming to the web site, the goals converted, and phone calls from the web site. The next phase of the project is to focus on search engine marketing tactics that will help the web site to attain first page placement on the results pages of Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Stark Logic has partnered with companies like eMaximation to ... (more)

Proven method reduces data center energy consumption by 70%

US Industry consumes 32 quadrillion Btu per year, which is almsot 1/3 of all energy used in the nation. Data centers are consuming solid percentages of this energy, with the U.S. Department of Energy estimating in 2010 that 1.5% of all energy consumed in the US is through datacenters.  This number was expected to grow at 12% per year, doubling in 5 years. In Jan 2010 The Department of Energy announced a program investing $47 Million to “Improve Efficiency in Information Technology and Communications Sectors” (See: http://www.energy.gov/news/print/8491.htm ).  The Recovery Act Projects in this effort are being focused on activities that will lower energy use by data centers and telecommunications systems. Results of this fast moving program are already showing progress in some surprising ways. Each project funded promises significant reductions in energy consumed by ... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "IoT Now" was named media sponsor of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
The technologies behind big data and cloud computing are converging quickly, offering businesses new capabilities for fast, easy, wide-ranging access to data. However, to capitalize on the cost-efficiencies and time-to-value opportunities of analytics in the cloud, big data and cloud technologies must be integrated and managed properly. Pythian's Director of Big Data and Data Science, Danil Zburivsky will explore: The main technology components and best practices being deployed to take advantage of data and analytics in the cloud, Architecture, integration, governance and security scenarios and Key challenges and success factors of moving data and analytics to the cloud
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.
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also received the prestigious Outstanding Technical Achievement Award three times - an accomplishment befitting only the most innovative thinkers. Shankar Kalyana is among the most respected strategists in the global technology industry. As CTO, with over 32 years of IT experience, Mr. Kalyana has architected, designed, developed, and implemented custom and packaged software solutions across a vast spectrum o...
Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage, for instance, is more capable than where we read and write data. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Atwell, a Developer Advocate for NetApp, will discuss the role and value extensible storage infrastructure has in accelerating software development activities, improve code quality, reveal multiple deployment options through automated testing, and support continuous integration efforts. All this will be described using tools common in DevOps organizations.