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"We're a user experience agency. We focus on researching, designing, and developing applications and digital products," stated Ken Guiberson, CTO at EffectiveUI, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th International Cloud Expo, held June ...
Symform on Thursday announced it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). The CSA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and to provide education on the uses of cloud computing t...
TwinStrata earned top marks in Info-Tech Research Group’s new report “Vendor Landscape: Cloud Backup Gateways.” TwinStrata was given Best Overall Value award for “coupling its impressive product with an appealing price,” said the Info-Tech Research Group Research Document. TwinStrata...
I distinctly remember marveling that a bankrupt Chinese company dragging around at least $400 million in debt owed to Chinese banks was able to afford lawyers to sue Apple when it lodged a short-lived suit against Apple in America. Well, according to a Google translation of a Chinese...
Facebook spent a record amount on lobbying expenses — dropping close to $1 million — during the second quarter of 2012 in yet another sign of the social network’s growing focus on Beltway politics. Meanwhile, Google maintained its lobbying march in Washington, having spent $9 million i...
New and flexible ways to make changes of a Windows Server 2012 installation after the fact are available. And IT pros can now convert a server from and to Server Core, and change the availability of server components that are previously committed at an installation time. This introduce...
Scott Thompson, the Yahoo CEO who left in May after four months in the job because it was discovered that he gave himself an undergraduate degree in computer science, has gotten another job. He’s now CEO of ShopRunner, a start-up that gives members two-day shipping from some retail si...
Microsoft has never reported a loss in its 26 years as a public company until Thursday when a gargantuan $6.19 billion write-down on aQuantative, the online ad agency it acquired in 2007 for $6.3 billion to compete against Google, plus $540 million in deferred revenue on Windows 8 nomi...
"Our customers are very varied - we have customers in over 150 countries - and for the software companies we provide the Infrastructure as a Service. I like to work with the customers one-on-one to tailor solutions for them," stated Mike Carpenter, VP of Business Development at CARI.ne...
Emerging economies are ripe markets for cloud computing services - including paid services - the Business Software Alliance reported today. BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman noted that "we're seeing a leapfrog effect. A lot of recent adopters of computers and information technol...
Cisco’s biz dev chief Hilton Romanski said in a blog posting Monday that Cisco has acquired a pre-launch stealth start-up called Virtuata that got started in 2010 and is supposed to be good at virtual machine security. Thus armed, customer deployments of multi-tenant multi-hypervisor...
Oh, geez, not again. The European Commission is investigating Microsoft for not complying with an antitrust settlement and threatening “severe” sanctions. Microsoft is the only company ever to be fined for defying the EC and the regulator now thinks that the company didn’t follow t...
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s newly hired CEO, is pregnant with her first child and due to have the baby, a boy, in three months. The due date is October 7. Ms Mayer credits the Yahoo board with “evolved thinking” for not eliminating her when it was told of her condition. We would just po...
As digital marketing technologies and cloud-based marketing automation push IT systems from the back office to the front office, CIOs and IT Directors must start educating themselves about sophisticated new marketing tools, techniques and analytics, according to to Marketo, the fastest...
Google is reportedly close to paying a $22.5 million fine to settle charges that it secretly bypassed the privacy settings of millions of Apple users. According to the Wall Street Journal, “the charges involve Google’s use of a special computer code to trick Apple’s Safari web-browsi...
Yahoo and Facebook agreed to drop their mutual patents suits and cut a new advertising exchange and content distribution deal. They will cross-license parts of each other’s patent portfolios (Facebook bought patents off of IBM and Microsoft after Yahoo filed suit). Facebook users w...
Yahoo’s going with another plainspoken blonde. After the market closed Monday Yahoo’s board named Marissa Mayer, one of Google’s first employees and long-time protector of the stripped-down look of Google’s homepage, CEO replacing interim CEO Ross Levinsohn. The Yahoo board is taki...
Elazon™, the world’s only Electronic Message Response and Remediation System, mitigates all forms of unwanted electronic messages and behavioral advertising and facilitates good computing for both consumers and businesses. Elazon™ reduces the profitability of sending unwanted electroni...
Google is evidently planning on competing with Amazon and simply annoying Apple with the $199 Google-brand Nexus 7 tablet that it announced at its annual I/O developers conference in California Wednesday. Asus is making and co-branding the seven-inch Android dingus. Google will sell ...
Apparently the world is standing by waiting for Google to copy Amazon and wheel out an EC2 imitator this week at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. Google already has the platform-as-a-service App Engine and the S3-like Google Cloud Storage but the money is in IaaS...
Apple has been fined $2.25 million in Australian money or $2.28 million in American greenbacks by an Australian court for running advertising about its new iPad that implied the widget with Wi-Fi and 4G was compatible with Telstra’s local 4G LTE mobile data network when it’s not. The...
WikiLeaker Julian Assange turned drama queen Tuesday and jumped bail turning up at the Ecuadorian embassy in the chi-chi London neighborhood of Knightsbridge near Harrods seeking political asylum. He claims he is being prosecuted. London police are at the embassy armed with an arre...
My supermarket is often out of the products I need, so when they are stocked, I need to buy in larger quantities. You’d think this would be easy to address: the stock-outs, but it seems it isn’t. So I thought I would pound out some ideas on inventory management exercises that I wish my...
IT departments are experiencing storage capacity needs doubling every 12-18 months, 50x the amount of information and 75x the number of files. IT managers are dealing with growing constraints on space, power and costs to manage their data center infrastructure. Intel is helping busines...
RPost, the Los Angeles inventor of Registered Email services, has gotten a patent on the little invisible web bugs – also called web beacons or pixel tags – that companies – in this case service companies – use to see if their e-mails are opened to measure the success of their marketin...
How can organizations use enterprise/private cloud capabilities and Big Data analytics to improve information-sharing? In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Ira A. (Gus) Hunt, Chief Technology Officer for the Chief Information Officer in the CIA, will discuss how the I...
The combined effect of trends in the consumerization of IT services, BYOD policies and mobile work forces are having transforming effects on both Enterprise storage administrators and service providers alike. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Brian Olson, Cloud Bus...
In his Day 4 Morning Keynote on June 14 at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Marvin Wheeler, Open Data Center Alliance Chairman, will discuss the success the organization has had in charting the requirements for broad-scale enterprise adoption of the cloud and how 2012 is forecast to ...
Ruing the day it ever heard of Facebook, much less courted it, the Nasdaq is moving toward compensating investors burned by the technical glitches they encountered when the social media giant went public on May 18. The Wall Street Journal said late Tuesday that the exchange may have ...
OutSystems, provider of the industry-leading Agile Platform application development tool, announced on Tuesday the participation of two company executives at the Cloud Expo New York. OutSystems’ vice president and general manager, North America, Jeff Newlin, will join a CEO Power Panel...
Hybrid is an end state for most customers as it balances choice and the needs of the business against cost, flexibility and risk. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Mark Clifton, Director Cloud Solutions at Dell Commercial Business Unit, will discuss Hybrid cloud ad...
Axway on Wednesday detailed the steps IT departments must take to ensure seamless cloud adoption. Cloud computing continues to gain acceptance within the enterprise segment and in turn, software vendors are working in order to meet the need. Specifically enterprise IT has addressed the...
Right before the long weekend Dell was supposed to be negotiating to buy Quest Software. Quest is looking for an offer better than the $2 billion Insight Venture Partners, the private equity house, bid in early March and Quest accepted barring a superior offer. Bloomberg says it kn...
As an exhibitor at Cloud Expo New York, EMC Corporation is offering special passes to SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and serv...
Want to understand in just hours what experts have spent many hundreds of days deciphering? The new, "super-sized" four-day Cloud Computing Bootcamp is a brief introduction to cloud computing carefully created and devised to help you keep up with evolving trends like Big Data, PaaS, A...
SYS-CON Events announced today that enStratus Networks, provider of the enStratus cloud infrastructure management solution, has been named “Day 2 and Day 3 Morning Coffee Break Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits...
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks mastermind, lost his appeal to Britain’s Supreme Court against extradition to Sweden to answer questions related to allegations of rape and sexual harassment made by two WiliLeaks volunteers in 2010. In a five-to-two decision the court held that “the Swe...
SYS-CON Events announced today that PubNub, a provider of real-time data push services for web and mobile apps, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. PubNub is a blazingly fa...
GoGrid on Tuesday announced the availability of its Private Cloud service in the company’s newest data center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “We’re excited to bring our Private Cloud to Amsterdam,” stated John Keagy, CEO, GoGrid. “The new solutions make it easy for companies to create ...
Facebook was hitting new lows on its seventh trading day Tuesday after Reuters reported that it was in discussions to buy Oslo-based Opera Software ASA for what could turn out to be over a billion dollars because of competition from Google and others. The numbers heard could put the pr...


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