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
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)
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)
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)
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,
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)
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
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)
The Perfect Storm Intensifies - Convergence of Big Data, Cloud & the Internet
of Things Is Now at Full Strength
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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)