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CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorld Expo 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. Cloud Expo | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York  (June 5-7, 2018, Javits Center, Manhattan) Cloud Expo | DXWorldEXPO 2018 Silicon Valley... (more)

Six Big Topics at @CloudExpo | #BigData #IoT #DevOps #DigitalTransformation

As we enter the final week before the 19th International Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo in Santa Clara, CA, it's time for me to reflect on six big topics that will be important during the show. Hybrid Cloud This general-purpose term seems to provide a comfort zone for many enterprise IT managers. It sounds reassuring to be able to work with one of the major public-cloud providers like AWS or Microsoft Azure while still maintaining an on-site presence. But this is a complicated topic, not a simple one. The larger issue is to avoid creating new, discrete silos of information as an enter... (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)

Oracle-Sun Great for Cloud Computing...or Not

It's an obvious point, already commented upon elsewhere, that the respective cultures of Sun Microsystems and Oracle Corp. couldn't be more different. Sun, although brash and aggressive in the mode of its co-founder and chairman Scott McNealy, has produced numerous "characters of the game" other than McNealy over the years. Folks such as co-founders Bill Joy and Andy Bechtolsheim, Ed Zander, James Gosling, John Gage, Radia Perlman, Whitfield Diffie, Bill Raduchal, Greg Papadopoulos, and Bernie Lacroute to name just a precious few. The company was also a famous breeding ground for CE... (more)

What Cloud Computing "Stuff" Will You Sell to China?

President Obama told Chinese President Hu Jintao, perhaps a little too casually, that the US wanted to sell him "stuff." "We want to sell you airplanes. We want to sell you cars. We want to sell you software," the president opined. Check and check on the first two items: China will buy about $20 billion in aircraft annually for the forseeable future, and Boeing's share of that depends more on China's dislike of the US-Taiwan relationship than any other single factor; meanwhile, everybody knows that the Chinese love Buick almost as much as they do Mercedes and BMW. But what about... (more)