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Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Offshore Development: How Not to Screw It Up In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, presented a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to maximize project results within possible constraints Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here You will see how it is possible to find your perfect software development partner and establish a long-term business partnership in the world of offshore development. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Alan Win... (more)

Data Reduction Improves the Cloud Business Case | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Analytics

Data reduction delivers compelling cost reduction that substantially improves the business case in every cloud deployment model. No matter which cloud approach you choose, the cost savings benefits from data reduction should not be ignored and must be a component of your cloud strategy. IT professionals are finding that the future of IT infrastructure lies in the cloud. Data reduction technologies enable clouds - public, private, and hybrid - to deliver business agility and elasticity at the lowest possible cost, making cloud the deployment model of choice for IT infrastructure going forward. You probably have already made a commitment to the cloud because it enables you to flexibly deliver IT resources more quickly and at a lower cost. IT buyers are steadily shifting towards cloud-first strategies where they can rapidly adapt to market dynamics as they are no longe... (more)

How Data Virtualization Improves Business Agility – Part 2

Business Agility Requires Multiple Approaches Agile businesses create business agility through a combination of business decision agility, time-to-solution agility and resource agility. This article addresses how data virtualization delivers time-to-solution agility. Part 1 addressed business decision agility and Part 3 will address resource agility. Time-To-Solution Agility = Business Value When responding to new information needs, rapid time-to-solution is critically important and often results in significant bottom-line benefits. Proven, time and again across multiple industries, substantial time-to-solution improvements can be seen in the ten case studies described in the recently published Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility. Consider This Example: If the business wants to enter a new market, it must first f... (more)

Working with Project Management Software – Who Is Managing Who?

Managing projects is not an easy job and in most cases the manager would greatly benefit from the use of a dedicated software. Starting from this necessity project management tools were created. But the main problem is if these tools are a real help for those that are using them or it is just a loss of time. It is a well-known fact that computers became a necessity in our lives by simplifying our work. Increased computational speed, huge memory and lack of fatigue are the main reasons why computers have so much success. Let’s admit it: in certain aspects robots are better that humans. So why not use them for such purposes? It is obtained an increased execution speed and accuracy. But all these come with one cost: time. Someone has to lose some time to teach computers how to do the job right. So a project manager and his team can ease their work using specialized ... (more)

Monetizing Machine-to-Machine #M2M | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #BigData #API]

There is a burst of creative ideas emerging in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) space or what has become more affectionately known as the Internet-of-things world. With so many opportunities around the globe to connect devices and assets, many companies are starting to stake out claims in the M2M space. However, while much of the attention has been focused on the machine part of the equation, people are the ultimate stakeholders. After all, it is the individual who will benefit and have the power to act on the information through smart apps. Some of the most promising opportunities are in the automobile, smart metering, eHealth, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and home security industries, but many more examples are emerging. In many of these cases actual deployment is still minimal, but the potential is there for creative and exciting large-scale implementation... (more)

Linux in the Mainstream: Growing Deployment of Business-Critical Workloads

Click Here to Download This Whitepaper Now! This IDC whitepaper takes a look at the growth of Linux as a server operating system and how deployment form factors have changed over time. Today, commercial Linux has become a key platform across many workloads. This paper considers both workload data and the ecosystem that has grown up to support the opportunity for Linux deployments, including application software, application development and deployment software, and infrastructure software. Click Here to Download This Whitepaper Now! ... (more)

Is On-Premise BPM Still Relevant? | @CloudExpo #BPM #Cloud #DataCenter

Is On-Premise BPM Still Relevant? By Manish Nepal Cloud-based BPM platforms are taking the application development market by storm. But does that mean on-premise software is becoming obsolete? Like the daily newspaper that many thought would be dead by now, on-premise business process management tools are probably here to stay for the foreseeable future because a lot of enterprise IT directors are not convinced that their enterprise data is ready to transition to the cloud. Many enterprises prefer on-premise BPM software because it is tangible, visible, and exists within the enterprise boundaries. IT leadership feels that they have to have datacenters within their ‘jurisdiction' in order to keep their corporate data safe. On-premise vs. Cloud-based Offerings A shipping company, with a team strength of 500 people, is looking for a BPM solution to manage their custome... (more)

Cordys' Jonathan Pyke to Present at Cloud Computing Conference in NYC

Jonathan Pyke, Chief Strategy Officer for Cordys and Chairman of The Workflow Management Coalition, will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Cloud computing enables extensive computing power while saving money - but NOT innovation. The cloud needs a process technology to orchestrate the interaction and integration of services in an easy, cost-effective and flexible way. Further, process technology will bring business users and developers together to create "Situational Applications" - ad-hoc applications for small groups of users with specific needs that are made from scratch or mashup services but that are also compliant, auditable, recorded and strategically governed. In this session, Pyke will discuss how this vision for orchestration services in the cloud could, if r... (more)

Dynamic SOA and BPM

SOA World Magazine After several years of companies industry-wide combining Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process Management (BPM), the results are mixed. Some companies have had substantial benefits moving to SOA, while others have had average results. All these companies used the appropriate technologies, such as Web Services and Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) for processes, so the outcome should, in theory, be more predictable. It is now a good time for companies to extract the best practices and learn from others' experiences. This article is an introduction to Dynamic SOA and BPM, a book which provides an exhaustive exploration of the best practices for delivering dynamic business processes and business services in order to quickly absorb market condition changes... ... (more)

Cordys Reports Strong Growth in Revenue and Customer Base

Cordys Session at Cloud Expo Cordys, the leading provider of software for business process innovation, has reported strong growth in 2009, achieving a 56 percent growth in license revenues, compared with 2008. According to independent analyst firms, Cordys is one of the hottest technology vendors in 2010(1), leading the field in areas such as Cloud Orchestration and SaaS BPM, providing excellent opportunities for process channel partners, such as telecommunication service providers. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! In FY 2009/2010, strategic partnerships with CSC and Google enabled Cordys to continue its focus on license sales, product development and customer and partner support. Through its radical product strategy and strong OEM and partner focus, Cordys has expanded its global portfolio of customers with several new signings, in... (more)

Product Review: FICO Blaze Advisor

This article reviews the features of Blaze Advisor, a business rules management system from FICO. Blaze Advisor helps technology teams maintain the business rules/policies separate from application code base and provides business users with ability to author & manage rules/policies in immediate response to business events. Blaze Advisor - Features FICO Blaze Advisor is a rules management solution that covers the entire process of developing, deploying and maintaining rule based applications. The features of Blaze Advisor 6.9 are detailed below: Rules Development Blaze Advisor provides an IDE for developers to model, build, test and deploy rules. Blaze can extract object definitions from legacy systems, databases or XML documents and extend them to define rules as using business terms. There is a performance monitor in the IDE that shows rule statistics like no of ti... (more)