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So far five platforms - Amazon AWS, Google GCE, Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer, and Rackspace - have been named as part of the live competition. The "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" will feature teams representing each platform. Team members may or may not be employees of the companies that r...
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, will show you how to...
“The Internet of Things is a wave that has arrived and it’s growing really fast. The concern at Aria Systems is making sure that people understand the ramifications of their attempts to monetize whatever it is they build on the Internet of Things," explained C Brendan O’Brien, Co-found...
Cisco and the Barcelona City Council have announced plans to open a Cisco Global IoE Innovation Center in Barcelona. The Innovation Center will provide a platform for research, technological development and new market opportunities related to the Internet of Everything for smart cities...
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variet...
The Internet of Things is a natural complement to the cloud and related technologies such as Big Data, analytics, and mobility. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Joe Weinman will lay out four generic strategies – digital disciplines – to exploit emerging digital technologies...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the NetofEverything Blog has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetofEverything brings you the latest on the Internet of Things. ...
A new SoftLayer facility in London with a capacity for more than 15,000 physical servers is the most recent of IBM's ongoing campaign to invest $1.2 million in 15 new datacenters worldwide. The new facility will complement an existing SoftLayer datacenter in Amsterdam and London networ...
I recently led a panel discussion for SYS-CON.TV on the topic of “Cloud Computing 2.0,” a term I decided to employ just a few minutes before we started recording. A few years ago, any right-minded person would wince at the use of “2.0” to describe anything, as it had long become a m...
The rather stunning deal between Apple and IBM—described as “exclusive” by both parties—has been hailed as a victory for Apple, a victory for IBM, and a “victory for design.” Actually, it's a victory for Big Data. Apple has cultivated an image as the coolest of companies from the t...
Have you taken this year's The State of Enterprise Mobility Report survey yet? If not, please do as your insights are very important to us. All participants will receive the final report free. Here are some early results: 73% of survey participants report their mobile strategies an...
What Internet of Things (IoT) technology is of most interest to you? Do you currently use any IoT applications or IoT-based products? What challenges do you predict IoT will face? Is your business considering any IoT offerings? You’re invited to MetraTech’s monthly Twitter chat to dis...
"Basic6 is an infrastructure management tool that in it's original form was focused on data center management. We have evolved and much of that evolution is on the server side and also on the device side," explained Ed Samson, Founder & CEO of Basic6, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at th...
As Conference Chair of @ThingsExpo, I have the good fortune to get exposed to a lot of forward thinking and research about the IoT. I just read an interesting report on the IoT from the UK's Vodafone. This telco giant—the world's second largest, its 400+ million subscribers sandwich...
MapR Technologies, Inc., completed a $110 million financing. Google Capital led the $80 million equity financing. Also participating was Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture investment group, Qualcomm Ventures, and existing investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfiel...
Oracle on Monday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MICROS Systems, Inc., a provider of integrated software and hardware solutions to the Hospitality and Retail industries, for $68.00 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $5.3 b...
The 2nd International Internet of Things Expo, colocated with the 15th International Cloud Expo, 6th International Big Data Expo, 4th International SDDC Expo, 3rd DevOps Summit, and 3rd WebRTC Summit – to be held Nov. 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA –...
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley. The 2nd Global Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Rog...
Distrix (formerly Spark Integration Technologies) on Friday announced it will demonstrate the latest version of its flagship software platform at the Internet of @ThingsExpo in New York, June 10-12, 2014 at the Javits Center in New York City. Version 4.1 of the Distrix Gateway Router e...
The Internet of Things is a natural complement to the cloud and related technologies such as Big Data, analytics, and mobility. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Joe Weinman will discuss four generic strategies – digital disciplines – to exploit emerging digital technologies for str...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Connect2.me, the IoT marketplace showcasing the latest and most advanced connected/smart devices and APIs, will exhibit at SYS-CON's Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that KOTRA has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and SYS-CON's 2nd International @ThingsExpo,which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the...
Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management, today announced the launch of the first article in a nine-part series on the "Monetization of Things," a strategic and financial primer for businesses that are looking to achieve maximum financial benefit from the "In...
Distrix (formerly Spark Integration Technologies) has announced the latest version of its flagship network-virtualization software. Distrix 4.1, available now, extends the manageability of remote networks while also improving the programmability of software-defined networking (SDN) env...
While the interest and buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) has grown steadily in recent years, the seemingly endless market promise continues to become reality. According to new research from International Data Corporation (IDC), a transformation is underway that will see the worl...
The Internet of Things is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. Why? Because the "things" are not just desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. The "things" come from the world of sensor-driven Big Data that is even now expanding the siz...
A lot of buzz around the word WebRTC has made its meaning difficult to grasp. In his session at 2nd WebRTC Summit, Alex Gouaillard, Founder and CTO of Temasys Communications, will address the problem of defining what WebRTC is and maybe more importantly what it is not. From there the...
Visionary startup Verdeva sees the Internet of Things (IoT) as a means of disruption and opportunity and is creating the first-of-its-kind Internet-connected gas pump with help from LogMeIn. Chad Jones, from LogMeIn, will be speaking at the upcoming IoT Expo in New York City on "Making...
IBM on Monday announced that the cities of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Montpellier, France, are working with IBM to make data-driven decisions to rapidly transform the way they provide water, transportation and emergency management. These and other cities around the world are increasi...
A lot of people are heralding IoT as the future, but what can your business do today? Quite a lot, it turns out, if you know what to look for and how to talk about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Reid Carlberg, Senior Director at Salesforce.com, will discuss business processes rip...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Distrix, a leading developer of software-defined WAN products enabling simple, secure and resilient networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New Yor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, using a commu...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jason Mondanaro, Director of Product Management at MetraTech Corp, will discuss how for this to be effective you not only n...
Reduce networking costs! Increase cyber security! Deploy applications faster! Add connectivity to our new office now! We’re under attack now – drop everything and jump on it now! How does IT management keep up with these demands? On top of that challenge, the promises of the Internet o...
In his session at 5th Big Data Expo, Dan Rosanova, Sr. Architect at West Monroe Partners, will examine how Big Data and cloud computing technologies will shape the emerging Internet of Things that promises to connect a trillion devices in the next decade. The sheer numbers and volume o...
Intelligent systems may share common architectures, but they can solve a variety of challenges – from increasing accuracy with a rail signaling system to improving safety with an air traffic control system. In the transportation industry, addressing these challenges is particularly cri...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CloudPOST has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo® and Internet of Things Expo, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. CloudPOST aims to provide useful content to...
The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DN...
There will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020. Every smart device vendor has an app. If you're lucky, the vendor also offers an API. This is good for developers but what about for consumers? Consumers want their devices to communicate with each other and control ev...
Red Hat, Inc., has announced the availability of Red Hat JBoss Fuse 6.1 and Red Hat JBoss A-MQ 6.1, its standards-based integration and messaging products. The technologies extend and simplify integration to all facets of the enterprise, including on-premise, hybrid and cloud-based env...