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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)

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)

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)

Project Management Is Not Business Management

One of the most prominent characteristic of a project as a concept is its sharp delimitation in time. It has clear start and end dates and is designed to achieve a unique scope, unlike the ongoing operations specific for business management. Sometimes, the end date of a project is the most important characteristic of the project. It is the starting point when designing the project deployment, any other characteristic being subordinated to this. In fact using a project management software allows a project manager to add a higher level of transparency regarding the interaction between various factors that interact when developing a project. Keeping some of this variables constant (like the end date of a project), allows to the project managers to determine and control the others (like cost or scope of the project). Because of it’s very limited nature, a project durat... (more)

Great Solutions for Big Problems…

Managed Services Providers face a variety of challenges. They struggle trying to sell an intangible and invisible service. Quoting Harry Beckwith, author of the book “Selling the Invisible”: ‘You can’t see them – so how do you sell them? That’s the problem with services.’  However some services can be transformed into something tangible, PR services can be touched and sensed in the publications for instance, telephone services are sensed when making a call; but the IT managed services are never sensed, these services just are there. The computer works, the antivirus is updated, the printer prints, they are supposed to do so, isn’t it? It is their purpose. But behind all this normally expected performance are the IT Managed Services, intangible and invisible to users, but a key activity for the devices’ deploy and performance. IT Managed Services are turning into an... (more)

Smartest-Person-in-the-Room Complex

A few weeks ago, I came across one of those LinkedIn stories that pop up in everyone’s feed. Basically, it was an advice column dedicated to answering a question from someone who asked if he should leave a company that made stupid decisions despite him telling everyone what the right answer was. The comments section of the article was particularly one-sided as everyone sided with this individual, suggesting that if the company’s leadership team had such big egos that they never listened, he ought to find somewhere else to work. I find this type of response maddening. There is a prevailing belief, particularly in the tech industries, that coming up with the right answer is the hard part. While I certainly think that it is challenging at times to know the right answer, I would argue that knowing what to do is at best only half the solution. And people who believe t... (more)

An API Strategy Is a Business Strategy

It used to be that only application developers knew what APIs were, but things have changed to the point where there are entire conferences dedicated to APIs, websites track them, and people can make a living from doing API reviews. CEOs tout their own APIs in keynote speeches, and CMOs allocate budget to API development. The fact is, however, that what an API is and does hasn't changed. Functionally, APIs were created to expose data to, and across, applications. Originally based on SOAP/XML endpoints, they evolved into Web-based services that enabled ecommerce, data and communication transactions. Before long, it became clear that there isn't much one can do online unless it involved an API. The Marketplace Is Fueled by APIs So now here we are - the API Economy is not only upon us, but it's powering the global marketplace. It all makes sense - smart businesspeople ... (more)

Radical Business Transformation | @CloudExpo #Cloud #IoT #BigData

Putting Six Sigma to Work Delivers on Radical Business Transformation Radical business transformation is an essential part of business growth, but that transformation is dependent more on process than it is technology - and on creating a culture of change within the business that has buy-in at every level. Technology vendors often tout the transformative potential of products, but when those initiatives fail to deliver? A company must take a deeper look at the reasons because it may not be the vendor or flaw in the technology, so much as the problem lies within the corporate culture. Most change management challenges include new technological tools, and most of them have familiar IT acronyms - TMS and TBM and CRM and ERP - all of which need to perform in alignment with the reasonable expectations of the corporate decision-makers who chose them for their data advantage... (more)

Cordys Named "Gold Sponsor" of 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, November 19-21, San Jose, CA

SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global Cloud Computing and SOA technology provider Cordys named "Gold Sponsor" of the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. Cordys is a global provider of software for business process innovation. The industry-leading Cordys Business Operations Platform (BOP) consists of a complete Suite for next generation Business Process Management (BPMS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) and an open, integrated set of Tools & Technologies including Composite Application framework (CAF), Master Data Management (MDM) and a SOA grid that enables Cloud Computing. The Cordys platform empowers customers to dramatically improve the speed of change, fundamentally altering the way... (more)

Cloud Computing as a Competitive Advantage: Change at the Speed of Business

SYS-CON Events announced today that more than 40 Cloud technology providers, as well as Virtualization and SOA companies will exhibit at the upcoming 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), November 19-21, in San Jose, California. The conference will be colocated with SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.VirtualizationConference.com) 1st International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo will take place on November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel, downtown San Jose, CA The pace of change in modern business is breathtaking. Successful companies are embracing change by innovating aggressively, mastering operational efficiency, and leveraging new regional and global business opportunities. This session addresses key ways that Cloud Computing, in the form of the Business Operations Platform (unifying... (more)

Cordys to Present at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo

Jon Pyke, Chief Strategy Officer of cloud platform provider Cordys will be presenting at SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City this coming March 30-April 1, 2009. Pyke, a globally recognized Business Process Management (BPM) pioneer and luminary, will be speaking about what Process Technology can offer and discussing the Enterprise Cloud Orchestration Services. According to Pyke, the cloud needs a process technology to orchestrate the interaction and integration of services in an easy, cost-effective and flexible way. "Cloud Computing enables extensive computing power while saving money - but NOT innovation," remarks Pyke. Process technology, in Pyke's view, 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 fr... (more)