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SYS-CON Events announced today that Auditwerx will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Auditwerx specializes in SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 attestation services throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a division of Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI), one of the top 20 largest CPA firms nationally, you can expect the resources, skills, and experience of a much larger firm combined with the accessibility and attention of a boutique firm. For more information, visit http://www.auditwerx.com. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Full Conference Registration Gold Pass and Exhibit Hall ▸ ... (more)

Massive Content Stores | @CloudExpo @Alfresco #ECM #BPM #IoT #BigData

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Scaling Massive Enterprise Content Stores in the Cloud Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here He addressed the challenges of scaling document repositories to this level; architectural approaches for coordinating data; search and storage technologies, Solr, and Amazon storage and database technologies; the breadth of use cases that modern co... (more)

Value of Unlocking Legacy Applications | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Analytics

The Value of Unlocking Legacy Applications By Craig Marble, Sr. Director, Legacy Modernization Services, Astadia There's an impulse to roll one's eyes and think of legacy applications as problematic, almost by definition. They're old, and they may run on hardware that's slower or more difficult to maintain. But in many instances, that's too simplistic an assessment. Would you respond the same way to an older bottle of a Grand Cru Bordeaux? For many state and federal agencies, the data and the processes associated with legacy applications take on a similar rarified value. There may be years of insights bound up in that older database, processes that have been tried, tested and streamlined over years of use. That data and those processes may be an essential part of what enables an agency to meet its stakeholder needs. Rather than viewing it as a creaky old system that ... (more)

Cloud Computing Tips to Put Time (and Money) on Your Side | @CloudExpo #Cloud #APM #Monitoring

Five Cloud Computing Tips to Put Time (and Money) on Your Side By Kristen Ramos As your business grows, your technology requirements - and likely your physical footprint - will grow along with it. Improving infrastructure often means increased expenses due to additional physical data centers, expanded network capacity and improved server efficiency. Many organizations turn to the cloud as a less costly way to get better technology. Whether you've already made the leap to the cloud or you're still considering your options, you're probably wondering how to control cloud-related costs and save money over the long haul. When it comes to doing business in the cloud, everything from data migration to resource sprawl can strain a business's budget. Take control of your technology expenses with these cloud computing tips: 1.  Optimize Your Migration Plan with Mapping Unexpect... (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)

Don't Blame Batch Processing for Your Business Process Failures

The recent train wreck that was the CA batch process failure at RBS should probably be ringing alarm bells for some folks running batch processes into their systems; however, more importantly it should remind us of a couple of different things: Batch processing is real and present in many facets of IT data processing and systems at large Never take short cuts on adequate testing of changes and test planning A call I participated on a couple of months back with some students from an esteemed college in North America resulted in a conclusion that what I was talking about and showing these students wasn't very interesting because a lot of what I was focusing on, was batch processing of data. For some naïve and deluded reason they were of the opinion that real time OLTP was a more interesting story and so wanted to focus on that aspect of the Winshuttle technology stack... (more)

The Call for the Developer Hero By @Bonitasoft | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Business Bat Signal: The Call for the Developer Hero What is a hero? Well, to me, it's someone who takes the right action when it's needed and steps up to save the day. Are there heroes in the workplace? People whose actions save the day? People who commit great acts of organizational excellence? I would say that there are. And more, I believe that workplace heroes often suddenly appear when the right signal goes out. Software developers can be heroes. They alone have the power to create vital business solutions that the rest of the organization needs to succeed. Business leaders can dictate policy and call for changes to be made, but it's the developers who have the skills to create the applications that can really make a difference. I see that the rise of the "developer hero" is related to big forces affecting today's companies. Lines of business are facing pr... (more)

Cordys MashApps Now Available Through the Google Apps Marketplace

Cordys Process Factory offers a simple, effective mechanism for anyone in the world to create and deploy situational applications and MashApps, delivering Business Process Management (BPM) and workflow capabilities to the Google Apps. ... (more)

Steps for Improving Capacity Management in the Age of Cloud Computing

When you wake up in the morning and flip on a light switch, you don't think about whether the local power company has enough electricity available to power the light. Likewise, when you switch on the coffee pot or turn on your stove to make breakfast, you don't wonder about the available capacity of your local power grid. Similarly, cloud computing is rapidly making the delivery of business services second nature to business users. They are able to access the services they need, when they need them, because the dynamic nature of the cloud offers unprecedented, highly elastic computing capacity. Is your business able to fully exploit this flexibility? Cloud computing certainly brings with it new challenges for IT infrastructure management, particularly for capacity management. To get the most value from the cloud, you must continually balance capacity utilization, co... (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)

Understanding Business Intelligence and Your Bottom Line

The term "Business Intelligence" and its acronym "BI" are so pervasive in today's data-intensive lexicon that it's a challenge to know just what to make of it. If you add in all the new trendy terminology such as business process management (BPM), data mining, data warehousing, business process automation, decision support systems, query and reporting systems, enterprise performance management, executive information systems (EIS), business activity monitoring (BAM), modeling and visualization, and so forth, your head can start spinning. Here is a workable definition of BI that was provided in a Technology Evaluation report from a January 10, 2005, Technology Evaluation Centers article by Mukhles Zaman entitled, "Business Intelligence: Its Ins and Outs": "BI is neither a product nor a system. It is an umbrella term that combines architectures, applications, and databa... (more)