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Data has always had a place in politics. Politicians have relied on polls, voter interests and demographics for years. In 2008, the Obama campaign was recognized for its data-driven campaign, but it wasn’t until the 2012 election, when the tools became available, that big data was used to target voters and win a presidential election using methods that had never been used before. Much like businesses, political parties have collected a lot of data over the years, but that data has been siloed into various categories: donations, website visits, social media comments. While each of these categories are useful, the ability to combine and analyze all of this data together creates new opportunities to target each individual voter, but until recently it was much too costly to do so. Now with the creation of Hadoop and Hadoop as a Service vendors, big data is being used b... (more)

Cisco Classic, Cisco ACI, Arista, and Dual Vendor Strategies

That networking gear is expensive is not really a new phenomenon. SDN and bare metal switching have kicked the industry dialogue about cost up a notch, but this has obviously been a focal point for networking buyers for years. And even though things like merchant silicon and software can help drive networking costs down, the biggest driver of lower networking costs by far is competition. This is why most large IT buyers have employed dual vendor strategies over the past several years. The general theory is that the introduction of a second supplier will promote competition between vendors. This competition places downward pressure on pricing, allowing the buyer to negotiate better discounts. More simply, if Cisco knows that Arista is knocking on the same door, they will be more likely to offer steeper discounts. There are some nuances in how this plays out. First, ... (more)

Algo-Logic Systems CEO Dr. John Lockwood to Introduce Gateware Defined Networking® (GDN) including 100 Gbps Search Engine Cores at the Ethernet Summit 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Algo-Logic Systems, a recognized leader in providing hardware-accelerated, deterministic, real-time, ultra-low-latency packet processing, accelerated finance, and embedded systems, announces that Dr. John Lockwood, CEO of Algo-Logic Systems, will be introducing Gateware Defined Networking® (GDN) as a Panelist on the subject titled: "FPGA-Based Search Acceleration for Big Data Networks," at the upcoming Ethernet Summit 2013 at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, CA., on Wednesday, April 03, 2013 at 3:10 PM (PDT). Presentation Abstract: FPGA-Based Search Acceleration for Big Data Networks using GDN: In this session, attendees will learn about Gateware Defined Networking® search technologies for Software Defined Networking and accelerating Big Data via High Speed Ethernet.  GDN combines the benefits of progr... (more)

Biofuels - A Global Market Overview

NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Biofuels - A Global Market Overview http://www.reportlinker.com/p0180014/Biofuels---A-Global-Market-Overview.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Renewable_energy The concept of biofuels has existed since the invention of the motor vehicle. For instance, at the beginning of the 20th century, Henry Ford intended to power his Model Ts with ethanol, and initial diesel engines used peanut oil for running. With the discovery of enormous deposits of petroleum, gasoline and diesel was available cheaply, thereby relegating biofuels to the background. However, the recent spurt in oil prices, coupled with mounting concern related to global warming associated with carbon dioxide (CO2), emissions have resulted in the reemergence of bi... (more)

Net Optics Named to Inc. Magazine's 500 | 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for Fourth Consecutive Year

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/09/13 -- Net Optics, Inc., the leading provider of Total Application and Network Visibility solutions, today announced its selection for the fourth consecutive year to Inc. Magazine's 2013 500 | 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America. The prestigious list recognizes companies at the forefront of innovation and economic growth. "The Inc. Magazine list is an undisputed measure of excellence," said Bob Shaw, Net Optics president and CEO. "This recognition underscores our success in meeting customer needs for visibility, security, availability and performance in today's dynamic networking landscape." Companies making the list represent the smartest and most competitive in their respective fields, with the most effective growth and product strategies. For example, Net Optics' recent introduction of a Security-Centric SDN ... (more)

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. and AirHop Communications Announce a Partnership for Small Cell Gateway with Advanced Interference Mitigation

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA) and AirHop Communications today announced they have partnered to deliver AirHop’s advanced eSON™ solution to manage interference and optimize system capacity on Hitachi’s ER5000 Small Cell Gateway. Mobile operators face many challenges with the mass deployment of small cells to address ever-increasing data demands. Major challenges include managing the growth of both signaling and capacity. The innovative architecture of Hitachi’s ER5000 Small Cell Gateway enables operators to independently grow signaling and data capacity as the network and data demand evolve. AirHop’s eSON provides real-time multi-cell radio coordination to optimize coverage, capacity and quality of service and load balancing, which are essential in HetNet deployments. A cloud-based client-server architecture also enables SON virtualiz... (more)

GreenBytes Named a Certified Dell Technology Partner

PROVIDENCE, RI -- (Marketwired) -- 01/14/14 -- GreenBytes®, Inc., a developer of full-featured desktop virtualization storage optimization software, today announced that it has become a certified technology partner in Dell's Technology Partner Program. As part of the program, GreenBytes has certified its award-winning IO Offload Engine, a software-defined storage appliance, to run on Dell PowerEdge servers. GreenBytes has also certified its award-winning vIO virtual storage appliance (VSA) with the Dell PowerEdge VRTX to give customers access to an all-in-one VDI solution that scales easily and cost effectively from tens to hundreds of users in a single appliance. Aimed at enterprise customers and service providers, GreenBytes' IO Offload Engine has been certified with Dell PowerEdge servers to compliment a new or existing virtual desktop solution set by delivering... (more)

ARM Server to Transform #BigData to #IoT | @CloudExpo #IIoT #AI #ML #DX

A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. What Is a Microserver...and What Isn't Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some years to come - growing to over 20% of the server market by 2016 according to Oppenheimer ("Cloudy With A Chance of ARM" Oppenheimer Equity Research Industry Report). According to Chris Piedmonte, CEO of Suvola Corporation - a software and services company focused on creating preconfigured and scalable Microserver appliances for deployin... (more)

WebRTC Summit at Cloud Expo Agenda Announced

Click here to follow ▸@WebRTCSummit Registration for  the First International WebRTC Summit (@WebRTCSummit) is now open. WebRTC Summit will take place Nov 6-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that aims to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins. Its mission is "To enable rich, high quality, RTC applications to be developed in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5." Register FREE for WebRTC Summit here ▸ http://bit.ly/1exOL9h WebRTC Journal ▸Home A survey by TokBox found that the WebRTC adoption rate among small organizations is growing quickly where over 25% of developers say it is important for their work. WebRTC Summit will feature two full days of technical... (more)

Six Daily Tips for DevOps | @DevOpsSUMMIT #DevOps #CloudNative #Serverless #Docker #Kubernetes

At its core DevOps is all about collaboration. The lines of communication must be opened and it takes some effort to ensure that they stay that way. It's easy to pay lip service to trends and talk about implementing new methodologies, but without action, real benefits cannot be realized. Success requires planning, advocates empowered to effect change, and, of course, the right tooling. To bring about a cultural shift it's important to share challenges. In simple terms, ensuring that everyone knows what everyone else is doing can create a real team spirit and social cohesion that will drive DevOps forward. Here are six tips that can be implemented to help you get there. 1. Stand-ups A daily team meeting where people get an opportunity to review their progress by addressing three simple questions: What did I do yesterday? What will I do today? What might block me fro... (more)

Microsoft-Nokia: An Open Letter from Ballmer and Elop

In an Open Letter published yesterday, September 2, 2013, on The Official Microsoft Blog at Microsoft's TechWeb site, Steve Ballmer and Stephen Elop wrote to Microsoft stakeholders the following: "Nokia and Microsoft have always dreamed big – we dreamed of putting a computer on every desk, and a mobile phone in every pocket, and we’ve come a long way toward realizing those dreams. Today marks a moment of reinvention. Nokia has an identity spanning 150 years of heritage, innovation, excellence, and change which began and will continue in Finland and around the world. From humble beginnings as a paper mill factory, to manufacturing rubber boots and car tires, and then to mobile phones, reinvention is in Nokia’s blood. Nokia will now write its next chapter, focused on enabling mobility through its leadership in networking, mapping & location, and advanced technologies. For... (more)

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The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
AI and machine learning disruption for Enterprises started happening in the areas such as IT operations management (ITOPs) and Cloud management and SaaS apps. In 2019 CIOs will see disruptive solutions for Cloud & Devops, AI/ML driven IT Ops and Cloud Ops. Customers want AI-driven multi-cloud operations for monitoring, detection, prevention of disruptions. Disruptions cause revenue loss, unhappy users, impacts brand reputation etc.
Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures. Offering private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions, Atmosera works closely with customers to engineer, deploy, and operate cloud architectures with advanced services that deliver strategic business outcomes. Atmosera's expertise simplifies the process of cloud transformation and our 20+ years of experience managing complex IT environments provides our customers with the confidence and trust tha...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
As you know, enterprise IT conversation over the past year have often centered upon the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In fact, Kubernetes has emerged as the key technology -- and even primary platform -- of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations. Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility. As they do so, IT professionals are also embr...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
As you know, enterprise IT conversation over the past year have often centered upon the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration system. In fact, Kubernetes has emerged as the key technology -- and even primary platform -- of cloud migrations for a wide variety of organizations. Kubernetes is critical to forward-looking enterprises that continue to push their IT infrastructures toward maximum functionality, scalability, and flexibility.
Today's workforce is trading their cubicles and corporate desktops in favor of an any-location, any-device work style. And as digital natives make up more and more of the modern workforce, the appetite for user-friendly, cloud-based services grows. The center of work is shifting to the user and to the cloud. But managing a proliferation of SaaS, web, and mobile apps running on any number of clouds and devices is unwieldy and increases security risks. Steve Wilson, Citrix Vice President of Cloud,...