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Regulatory Compliance in the Cloud Regulatory requirements exist to promote the controlled sharing of information, while protecting the privacy and/or security of the information. Regulations for each type of information have their own set of rules, policies, and guidelines. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are faced with increasing demand for services at decreasing prices. Demonstrating and maintaining compliance with regulations is a nontrivial task and doing so against numerous sets of regulatory requirements can be daunting task. CSPs need a foundation that provides a uniform, non-repetitive view across all the requirements. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Jenkins, an Executive Architect at IBM working in the Office of the US Federal CTO, will discuss an approach that can greatly simplify the process of demonstrating and maintaining compliance across num... (more)

Keynote: Hybrid Cloud & #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo @IBMcloud #IoT

Hybrid Cloud Transformation: New Platforms, Technologies and Solutions In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and GM, will discus... (more)

Watson Crowdsources Cloud Computing | @CloudExpo #Cloud #CognitiveComputing #DigitalTransformation

Recently I've been doing quite a bit of analysis work using the IBM Watson cognitive business platform. The really exciting thing about this opportunity is the way data can seem to have a conversation with you.  This got me wondering if social media data could carry on a conversation as well.  Given my almost unhealthy interest in cloud computing, we ran a one week experiment to "crowdsource the internet" in order to see if it held any interesting cloud computing insights. To narrow the volume of documents down to a reasonable number, I limited providers to those on the most rece... (more)

SoftLayer "Platinum Sponsor" of @CloudExpo | #DataCenter #IoT #SDS #ML

SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 19th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer's customers range from Web startups to global enterprises. Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey Big Data solutions, private cloud solu... (more)

Will Software AG Survive until 2019? - Revisited

I am not happy to Revisit a Vendor Survival post saying that my prediction that a vendor will not survive was correct (for example, SUN). If a vendor is not a monopoly, I am not happy to find that the probability that it will survive is lower than it was (Apple, HP etc.). Even if it is a monopoly in specific markets and not a monopoly in others, I am not happy to find that its Survival probability is lower than it was (Microsoft).  The reason that I am not happy is that competition is good for my customers: They can buy better products and pay less. This post is out of the ordinary. ... (more)

Convergence of #BigData, Cloud & #IoT | @CloudExpo #DigitalTransformation

The Perfect Storm Intensifies - Convergence of Big Data, Cloud & the Internet of Things Is Now at Full Strength Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. In his Keynote at Internet of @T... (more)