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At the beginning of the book the authors say they created this book to be used in a classroom setting. I agree that it is a great book for the classroom, but I would also recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about the current Agile methodologies. It does what the title of the book...
With over 2,000 stores, and $79.38 billion in revenue from the last twelve months, Home Depot has the potential to be a giant force in home automation. It now has more than 600 “smart” devices in stock and is pushing the Wink home hub platform as its play in the smart home. According t...
Samsung has bought SmartThings, the startup that makes smart-home controllers. While the companies did not disclose the price, sources said the South Korean consumer electronics giant paid about $200 million. SmartThings will continue to be run by CEO and founder Alex Hawkinson and ope...
In the world of cloud, there are several forms of automation that make your life easier when deploying virtual infrastructure. Most of you are probably familiar with configuration management platforms like Puppet or Chef. Those are great for customizing virtual machines or instances th...
Object Linking and Embedding is a Microsoft developed technology for the Windows OS. Most of you must have used it one time or another. OLE Client and OLE Server based technology that was present in most of Microsoft products.The OPC Foundation started by industrial automation vendors ...
Philadelphia, PA, August 12, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Lehigh University, one of the top private research universities in the country, has decided to replace its existing electronic procurement platform with Unimarket’s cloud-based solution to improve the performance of their procuremen...
By Shannon Perry Scientists, programmers, and engineers work ceaselessly to develop improvements in robotics and artificial intelligence, which constitute some of the most impressive technological feats ever accomplished. Impressive personal assistants like Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s...
In networking, workflows are awfully complicated. There are many workflows, and the exact nature of each depends on a number of variables. What task comes next is often dependent on the outcome of the previous task, and there is a large amount of data to navigate sometimes to complet...
In a previous article, we talked about “Short T’s.” We talked about how, in network engineering, the “T” is very long: Configuring a network to achieve business goals requires considerable skill and knowledge. While we set up a conceptual model in that post to talk about what “T” me...
So that is why the Toa Technology team canceled my Google+ Hangout interview with them last week.  They were getting purchased!  Toa Technologies is a very successful cloud based provider of field service management solutions that is heavily involved in mobile technologies. &...
Marc Andreessen famously stated in 2011 that “software is eating the world”. The world runs on software defined businesses. These businesses realize that in order to be efficient and stay ahead of the competition they must innovate or they will die. Technology is no longer secondary to...
​At our recent Q3 Sales Kickoff, we were treated with a surprise session from Theresa Lanowitz, founder of technology industry analyst firm, voke. Regular visitors to our blog may recall an interview we did with Theresa back in February, where we discussed how the “next generation ente...
Bautzen, Germany, July 31, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Skeleton Technologies, the leading European manufacturer of ultracapacitor technology for energy efficiency in transportation, industrial and defence and space applications, has completed Round A financing of €3.9 million (US$5.4 mill...
​I recently heard from a customer who was curious if Skytap Cloud environments compete with a leading Service Virtualization solution I used to evangelize in a past life. Not at all – in fact the invention of Service Virtualization resolved some of the primary constraints to serious en...
​I recently heard from a customer who was curious if Skytap Cloud environments compete with a leading Service Virtualization solution I used to evangelize in a past life. Not at all – in fact the invention of Service Virtualization resolved some of the primary constraints to serious en...
By Bob Gourley The video at this link and embedded below provides an overview of conclusions from CTOvision research into ways to automate the removal of cyber threats (including malware) from your enterprise. It highlights ten requirements CTOs, CIOs, CISOs and CFOs should articulate ...
By Bob Gourley Editor’s note: This interview was first posted on the Hexis Cyber website. – bg Three Questions on Automated Malware Removal with Bob Gourley, Cognitio Corp and CTOVision Another day, another data breach. While there’s still an emphasis – and related spending...
I'm sure you've heard that if you want to keep SAP non-production systems available, all you have to do is run an SAP system cop...
Strategic Application Readiness solution adds new compatibility and risk assessment capabilities to help ensure smooth, dependable and safe mobile app deploymentsMaidenhead, U.K. - July 29, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance ...
Recently, there’s been a lot of talk in the software development community about how deployment is evolving to become more...
Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of hype about the Internet of Things (IoT) and its massive potential to change how we live, work and conduct business. From wearable devices to smart appliances that share information via sensors, it seems like/that every company is embarking...
The benefits of automation are well understood: more agile service provisioning, faster time to insight when there are issues, and a reduction in human error as manual interaction is reduced. Much of the premise behind long-term SDN architectural advantages is steeped in the hope that ...
As SDN gains traction within the private sector we are also seeing federal agencies adopt it as they identify the need for network infrastructure changes. While it may be instinctual to say ‘yes’  to upgrading the network to include every new additional feature offered, especially when...
Balancing Automation and Human Knowledge Curation There are many metadata management tools on the market today, including Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Repositories, […]
By Bob Gourley Threat actors are increasingly automating their attacks, making defense harder and overwhelming incident response teams. Defenders have long looked to automated discovery as a means to mitigate this threat, but until recently, mass automation and response/threat removal ...
Contributed by Katie Burke, Government Program Specialist at Laserfiche.    “Going digital” has been a topic of conversation in government for many years, yet very few organizations have actually mastered the concept. Digitization brings benefits such as reduced costs, increased effici...
Contributed by Katie Burke, Government Program Specialist at Laserfiche.    “Going digital” has been a topic of conversation in government for many years, yet very few organizations have actually mastered the concept. Digitization brings benefits such as reduced costs, increased effici...
Paper simply didn’t cut it for Orbitz, a leading travel booking website that exists to make travel easier and more efficient for customers around the world.   Even though Orbitz’s Global Vice President Peggy Bianco brought on Salesforce to bring organization into their substantial pool...
Paper simply didn’t cut it for Orbitz, a leading travel booking website that exists to make travel easier and more efficient for customers around the world.   Even though Orbitz’s Global Vice President Peggy Bianco brought on Salesforce to bring organization into their substantial pool...
UPnP+ demonstration for Cloud and IoT to take place at IBC 2014Amsterdam - 23 July 2014: Global home networking standards group, UPnP Forum, is driving UPnP+ forward, using the Cloud to connect the Internet of Things (IoT) to the things you will have in your home and make those things...
Deep integration with Parallels alongside extended networking support for VMware further expand the Flexiant ecosystemLondon, UK - 23 July 2014 - Flexiant today announced the release of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator V4.2. With V4.2, Flexiant tightens its integration with Parallels Automa...
By Chip Childers Today’s application development teams are moving fast, but is your team being held back by slow database management practices and tools? For many organizations, this is a significant problem that deserves as much attention as getting application code changes flowing sm...
Some of the major challenges today when building infrastructure are predictability, scalability and automated recovery. A predictable system will promote the exact same artifact that you tested into your production system so no intermittent failure can cause any trouble. A … Cont...
New Enhancements Increase Deployment Speeds by more than 20x and Reduce Provisioning Steps by 94% UNITED KINGDOM - July 22, 2014 - LANDESK, a global leader in delivering user-oriented IT solutions that solve systems, security, mobility, asset, and IT service management challenges, toda...
Welcome to Connected Globe News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  ...
Surely you’ve heard it by now. It’s all over the networking world. “Goodbye status quo, Hello Brocade!” For too long, networks have been built and based on old paradigms that meet outdated needs and run on obsolete architecture. Sure, the advent of networking transformed the world. But...
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, well some 20 years actually, some clever folk figured out a way of structuring work that was quite revolutionary. So revolutionary in fact that most people didn’t understand it. Now a few folk in a parallel world
The buyer’s route to a purchase starts before they consider a solution. The sales model handles steps 10-13. Marketing, marketing automation, and social marketing may be involved in steps 3 and 8, although it’s not clear then if the decision to choose an external solution has been made...
We hope you were able to tune in to our latest installation of DemoFriday with SDNCentral. In the webinar, our own Marten Terpstra and Andre Viera with Ramen Sud and Sam Gopal of Iron Mountain discussed how SDN provides the flexibility and balance essential for managing transport betwe...
Written By Wayne Cullen, Senior Manager, Service Provider Architectures Agility. Scalability. Automation. Orchestration. Programmability. Service providers are exploring such an [...]