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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)

Should RIM BlackBerries Be Rented?

So I was sitting under the hot lights at SYS-CON Media’s headquarters in Montvale, NJ recently, trying to mind my own business but expecting to get hit with some sort of surprise question by my SYS-CON.TV colleague Jeremy Geelan. Jeremy, who serves as Publishing Director of SYS-CON, brings a wealth of journalistic and technological experience to the game, backed by the sort of elocution one would expect from a former BBC producer. And as a European, he often speaks from a viewpoint that, simply, can seemingly be designed to rub a solid U.S. citizen the wrong way. He also likes to... (more)

Private Cloud Computing Madness Darkens My Soul

"Ever any madness in your family?," asked the Belgian doctor of the Englishman Marlow in the native Pole Josef Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Marlow was on an ostensible search for a missing Col. Kurtz, who had himself reportedly descended into madness in the heart of the African jungle. Updated, Marlon Brando's character descended into same in the Apocalypse Now Vietnam of the 70s (as did filmmaker Francis Coppola in real life while making the film in the Philippines). Marlow was put off by the question, but it plays a critical role in the novel. For his search was not really for ... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: Silicon Valley Recovering Slowly

There are a few key things to remember. First, San Francisco likes to compare itself with Paris, or say, Florence. It ignores San Jose and Santa Clara County. Its blueblood natives pride themselves on tolerance and philanthropy, and they don't know the difference between a memory chip and a guy named Chip out at the club. Second, Santa Clara County, home of the original Silicon Valley, is often slammed as being a culturally deficient workaholics' paradise that cares less about philanthropy than it does about how the latest chips will "enable" their business models and provide their... (more)

My Predictions For 2006

It is time for all of punditry to clear its collective throat and pronounce precisely what will happen in the upcoming year. As I child I, somewhere back in the 20th century, learned to make fun of astrologist Jean Dixon's puerile prognostications, even as they dominated the newspaper headlines for a day or so at the end of every year. Yet in our too-modern age, pontifical prognostication is a ubiquitous aspect of the torrent of bits that come flying into our PCs, digital TV signals, and digitally designed newspapers and magazines. It seems as if one is not being serious enough i... (more)