SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will
take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City.
The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's
leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York,
Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry
professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception,
more than all other Cloud-related events put together.
Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East
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The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional
speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more
than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well
over 48 different countries.
Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)
Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web
sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT
operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and
see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for
(Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)
Cast Iron Systems, a provider of SaaS and Cloud Integration company, has
announced that Cast Iron is leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer
customers a faster way to move enterprise applications to the Amazon Elastic
Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). The Cast Iron Cloud, now also on Amazon EC2,
enables customers to take advantage of the speed, reliability, and cost
efficiency of Amazon EC2 within days. Cast Iron's preconfigured data
migration and integration templates for hundreds of enterprise applications
expedite customer on-boarding to AWS. The combination of Cast Iron and AWS
give customers the ability to benefit from cloud services as quickly as
"As enterprises increasingly look to Amazon Web Services for highly scalable,
reliable and cost effective computing resources, services like Cast Iron
migration and integration solutions provide an onramp t... (more)
Dr. Guy Bunker, Distinguished Engineer for Symantec UK, will be presenting at
SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo Europe 2009 (www.cloudexpo-europe.com) in
Prague, The Czech Republic, this coming May 18-19, 2009.
Cloud computing offers a fantastic opportunity to businesses of all sizes.
However, there are pitfalls that no-one wants to talk about. In this session,
Bunker will talk to some of the darker sides to cloud computing - those
around security and availability. Understanding where the issues lie will
help service providers to create better services and enable customers to ask
the right questions of their providers.
Dr. Guy Bunker is a Distinguished Engineer at Symantec Corporation. He works
in the office of the CTO, responsible for various pieces of technical
strategy across the company. He is currently an active member of the
Enterprise Privacy Group a... (more)
CRM Developer's Journal
Layered Technologies, Inc. announced that it ranked number 60 on Technology
Fast 500, Deloitte LLP’s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology,
media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in
North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth
during the five year period from 2004–2008. Layered Tech grew 3,182 percent
during this period.
Layered Tech’s CEO, Jack Finlayson, credits innovation and customized
solutions with the company’s 3,182 percent revenue growth over the past
five years. He said, “Layered Tech is honored to be included among so many
other forward-thinking companies on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. We are
committed to helping customers find the best infrastructure strategy for
their unique business needs and are constantly evolving our offerings to
further suppor... (more)
Salesforce Session at Cloud Expo
Callidus Software announced on Thursday that its participation as a platinum
sponsor of Dreamforce '09, salesforce.com's seventh annual user and developer
conference, was a significant success.
Callidus Software showcased its new applications available on the Force.com
platform, including Monaco Suite, Commissions Manager and Plan Communicator
to the more than 15,000 participants who attended the event.
"We attended Dreamforce to showcase our native SMB products on the Force.com
platform," said Leslie Stretch, president and CEO at Callidus Software. "We
have received strong interest in our Force.com products such as our
claims-based solution, Commissions Manager, and our document distribution and
approval solution, Plan Communicator. These SMB products provide an easy
on-ramp to sales performance management by strengthening communicat... (more)
Virtualization Track at Cloud Expo
Salesforce.com and VMware are gonna be shacking up together.
CEOs Marc Benioff and Paul Maritz are scheduled to make a joint product
announcement on "the future of cloud computing" on April 27 in a webcast at
the suggestively named vmforce.com, a combination of two of their
Computerworld and other press think it might have something to do with what
they call virtualization as a service whatever that's supposed to be.
There's also speculation they could conjure up an Amazon-like EC2
I want to share a recent real-world use case where Batch Apex was used to
achieve our goal. If you’re not familiar with Batch Apex you can find
more here in the Salesforce Development Docs.
Business Use Case
An organization’s sales team is using Salesforce CRM primarily to manage
their Leads, Contacts, and opportunities. This is akin to a retail setting
whereby there are multiple physical locations and each location has its own
sales team and sales manager (think car dealership). In this setting, Leads
(and/or Contacts) enter through multiple channels such as internet marketing,
phone calls, walking through the front door, etc and are assigned to a sales
rep based on a round-robin format. That sales rep becomes the owner of the
Lead, but only has protection for a certain period of time before the Lead is
redistributed. The protected period of time is based on the... (more)
There is an old saying: Respect and Suspect.
When someone declare, write or say something, do not decry or ignore him -
respect him. It may turn out that the information he provides is valuable
On the other hand, Suspect and check whether what was manifested is true,
half true or false.
This attitude is the corn stone of Scientific Research.
I am not a Scientist, but during few decades in IT, I found Respect and
Suspect as very useful approach as well as in my hobby playing Bridge
(respect and suspect your opponents bids and play).
The old saying came to my mind, while reading good news: Oracle Fusion
Applications was released for use by Early Adopters after five years of
The article was published by Mark Fontecchio in PeopleSoft Planet site.
The following bullets summarize the article:
1. Oracle Fusion Applications is ready but are the c... (more)
The overall conference theme of Cloud Expo Europe [3rd International Cloud
Expo] which will take place, May 18-19, 2009, in Prague, Czech Republic is
"Deploying Cloud Computing in the Enterprise." Here we present a round-up of
Themes & Topics that will be covered in the rich array of breakout sessions,
General Sessions, and Power Panel dicussions at the 2-day event.
Our organizing principle for the Prague event is that through our intensive
schedule of keynotes, general and breakout sessions, attending delegates will
be assured of leaving with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can
apply immediately to leveraging the Cloud, helping them to maximize
performance, minimize cost and improve the scalability of their Enterprise IT
The event is co-located with SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference Europe 2009.
Register Today for a Golden Pass and Attend Both... (more)
Innovation Journal on Ulitzer
The time has come to declare the beginning of the end for the traditional
approach to Information Technology. The party is over.
The End of IT 1.0 As We Know It – has begun. To borrow a phrase from my
previous IBM colleagues who wrote, “The End of TV As We Know It” with
which I became familiar while working on IP Television (IPTV).
You may wonder whether it’s too early to make the call given the lack of
interoperability standards, security concerns, and common definition of cloud
computing. Well, the IPTV space shares many of the same similarities –
emerging technology, emerging standards, emerging adoption, varying
definitions, and yet the call was made in that space.
Cloud computing is a shot across the bow for the giants of the IT industry.
They are on notice. Certainly, some will make the transition, slowly, at
the speed which... (more)