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DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the conference tracks for CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. 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 throughout enterprises of all sizes. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here) Sponsorship Opportunities ▸ Here Speaking Opportunities... (more)

Word Choice is Important; Cloud Computing No Exception

To me, as a writer, words are important. I don't always use them elegantly or precisely, but it is always my aim to do so. So I was struck today by a particularly egregious use of "tolerated," in a statement by the mayors of San Francisco and Los Angeles regarding a thuggish incident at Dodger Stadium. According to all reports, a fan was attacked, from behind, and put into the hospital in an induced coma, for no other reason than wearing the "wrong" team's hat and jersey to the game. The mayors pronounced this behavior as something that wouldn't be "tolerated." This may be the ... (more)

OpenShift Commons Latest in Battle with Cloud Foundry By @IoT2040 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

OpenShift Commons Latest in Battle with Cloud Foundry Red Hat made the interesting times in which we live a little more interesting recently by announcing OpenShift Commons, "a place for companies using OpenShift to accelerate its success and adoption. To do this we'll act as resources for each other, share best practices and provide a forum for peer-to-peer communication," according to an official statement. A total of 38 companies have committed to being part of the OpenShift Commons, including Cisco, Dell, and Docker. Others include Cloudera, Hortonworks,, New Relic, a... (more)

Exclusive Interview with Robert A. Clyde, CTO Symantec

The recent RSA Conference in San Francisco was well-attended by IT pros and the industry's leading security experts and executives. Among the crowd was Rob Clyde, the CTO at Cupertino, CA-based Symantec, one of the world's leading security software companies. Q: Where is IT security going in a general sense? Rob Clyde: Threats continue to increase in frequency, complexity, and speed. In 2003, we saw 900 million malicious code attempts and 140,000 network intrusion attempts. There were also seven new vulnerabilities discovered per day. We've reached an inflection point where today’... (more)

Assange, WikiLeaks, Cloud, and Fascism Renewed

Cloud Computing has been flexing its muscles over the past week, much to the discomfiture of the American government and numerous other diplomats worldwide. The ability for Julian Assange and his acolytes to keep the information flowing on the one hand, and to paralyze websites of those that they oppose on the other, demonstrates the original brilliance of the Internet's decentralized structure and protocol. These cyber-gymnastics will, unfortunately, most likely provoke a reaction opposite of that intended by WikiLeaks and its supporters.  Rather than bullying governments into ... (more)