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DIABETIZER takes diabetic monitoring and tracking to the cloud

DIABETIZER founder and chief executive officer Robin Hrassnigg understands the challenges of managing diabetes on a personal level. “I’m a Type 1 diabetic,” he says, “and it’s not easy to handle in daily life.” Hrassnigg is one of an estimated 387 million people worldwide suffering from diabetes mellitus, a group of chronic diseases affecting the […]

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The Next Digital City: Porto Alegre, Brazil

I have amazing news from Brazil to share! This week, the city of Porto Alegre and Mayor José Fortunati unveiled the Porto Alegre Digital City, #POAdigital, designed for Brazil’s rapidly growing tech community. Powered by IBM Cloud, and built on Bluemix and Cloud Foundry, #POAdigital is a testament to how advanced technologies, especially cloud, can help drive […]

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Tech leaders unite to form Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Innovation in open cloud technology is accelerating at a pace like the IT industry has not seen before. Growth of cross cutting open technology initiatives is welcome news for today’s enterprise developer, but at the same time presents integration and interoperability challenges, especially as they weave in the latest container and microservices technologies. Just in […]

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Cloud computing changes IT job roles

IT job roles and responsibilities have changed as a cloud-based delivery model has become the norm for IT infrastructure. For the majority of IT jobs, cloud proficiency has become standard, a pre-requisite key word for every resume. A quick search for “cloud” skills on job sites like Monster.com or Dice.com reveal more than 800 jobs […]

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OSCON: The open source conference, Portland, OR, July 20th-24th

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 […]

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Local Motors: Building a community, and cars, in the cloud

A new kind of car manufacturer relies on the cloud to keep its virtual community of designers in sync If you’ve heard of Local Motors, it may be because of an audacious stunt the company pulled at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in January, using a giant 3-D printer to print a car called […]

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10 key cloud considerations for small businesses

It’s a well-known fact that cloud offers small businesses the means to start and scale quickly. But while many small businesses have already taken full advantage of cloud services, a new report from cloud services provider RightScale says that a full 30 percent of small businesses still have no plans or remain on the sidelines […]

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The World of Cloud Computing All in One Place! New York June 9-11

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 […]

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Marketing Clouds: Beyond the buzz

For tech-savvy marketers, the cloud is awash in promise, possibility, and some confusion If the phrase “marketing cloud” strikes confusion into your heart, you’re not alone. “It’s sort of like the blind man and the elephant,” says Rebecca Wettemann, vice president at Boston-based Nucleus Research. “The marketing cloud seems a lot different depending upon which […]

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Guy Kawasaki: The Art of Innovation

Few people have stared tech innovation in the face quite like Guy Kawasaki. He was there in Apple’s early days, he’s penned 13 books on topics ranging from his days as a Macintosh evangelist to entrepreneurship, social media and more. He’s spoken to thousands of conference crowds and he’s advised and invested more startups than […]

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Sramana Mitra: Cloud has driven “fantastic” productivity growth

Sramana Mitra is a Silicon Valley strategy consultant who has written and been interviewed widely on the topic of cloud computing. She is the founder of One Million by One Million, a virtual global incubator that aims to help one million businesses reach one million in revenues. Her most recent book, Carnival in the Cloud, […]

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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 […]

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