It must be nice to be a startup, with no legacy infrastructure weighing you down. Write a great app, provision yourself some space in the cloud, and your business is global, just like that. For the rest of the world, however, life is not so straightforward. Any business of consequence, or older than 10 years, […]
Once considered a radical upstart, open source has moved from disruption to default. Its methods and culture commoditized the technologies that drove the Internet revolution and transformed the practice of software development. Collaborative and transparent, open source has become modus operandi, powering the next wave of innovation in cloud, data, and mobile technologies. OSCON is […]
Cloud Computing – Big Data – Internet of Things SDDC – WebRTC – DevOps Cloud Expo New York June 9-11 Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday’s debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of […]
Easy steps for embracing, and benefiting from, rogue IT Shadow or rogue IT has long been a worry to IT departments. The prevalence of the cloud takes that shadow activity, and the accompanying anxiety, to a whole new level. Even so, savvy IT executives can leverage the shadow cloud as an important window into users’ […]
From the Atlantic to the Pacific, state and local governments are embracing the cloud. In all, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) finds that 20 percent of states are now investing heavily in cloud computing, according to their 2014 survey. And these early adopters are saving significant taxpayer dollars. In Iowa, for […]
Apple’s medical checkup: ResearchKit adds momentum around securely storing medical data in the cloud
Could an Apple a day actually keep the doctor away? Apple’s ResearchKit, announced in March, is designed to help medical researchers develop applications that gather and analyze medical data, by feeding personal health data from (potentially) more than 700 million iPhones to vast data warehouses. And, at least with the initial round of apps, the […]
The OpenStack Summit is a five-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software. It’s a great place to get started with OpenStack. Over the week of May 18 to May 22, two events happen together: The OpenStack Conference (Monday – Thursday) This is a great place for attendees of all levels to […]
My region (Middle East and Africa) is one of the most diverse in the world. Economically, it features some of the poorest countries—and some of the richest. It spans two hemispheres, from the tip of South Africa to the northernmost borders of Turkey, and it boasts a linguistic diversity that, by some estimates, covers over 3,000 languages.
Recently, technologies like Docker have popularized software containers as basic computational units for application deployment. In addition to easing the process of application development, testing, deployment and maintenance, these technologies also promise to be lighter-weight alternatives to full-fledged virtualization.
Nothing stays the same for long today—particularly in technology. If even six years ago I had predicted that you’d have a device in your hand that could look up basically any fact in the world instantly, host video conversations and help boost your work productivity—and that you’d be able to do all this from the bus on the way to work—you wouldn’t have believed me.