Technology of the Year for 2016 - The Web Platform
We’re starting to see predictions about what’s going to be hot in
enterprise technology in 2017. Cloud (yet again), Blockchain, Big Data /
Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) are all among the top of the list.
However, it was Krish Subrumanian’s humorous tweet that started me thinking
about what will be the single most important contribution from the enterprise
technology community in 2016. While all the aforementioned technologies will
certainly see a lot of interest and growth, they’re all enabled by a Web
A platform is an architectural pattern and design that underlies all these
capabilities. Its attributes are the ability to deliver a focused service and
facilitate interaction through programmatic interfaces. The cloud platform
delivers metered software and infrastructure services. The Blockchain
Operating Room Block Scheduling Needs an Overhaul
By Sanjeev Agrawal, President and Chief Marketing Officer, LeanTaaS iQueue
One minute of utilized operating room (OR) time can be worth more than $70 in
revenue and one minute of staffed OR time can cost $50 or more, making
underutilized OR time a huge problem. Each year, roughly 51 million surgeries
are performed in the 5,000+ hospitals and 5,000+ surgery centers in the U.S.
MGMA estimates that the corresponding utilization of operating rooms across
these centers is, at best, 55-60 percent.
Given that, for each percentage point of increased utilization, the benefits
of an overhaul are considerable. A single OR can deliver more than $100,000
in revenue to a hospital or surgery center. Even for a small hospital or ASC
with 8-10 ORs, the value of increasing utilization by 5 percent can easily be
in excess of $5 million a... (more)
Systems of Innovation for Ongoing Digital Transformation
Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in
business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo.
It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new
opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before.
So, how are savvy chief information officers (CIOs) leading this transition?
Back in 2015, the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a market study
that included the findings from over 1,800 CIO interviews from around the
globe. The resulting insights are worthy of revisiting today, as we consider
the digital business transformation outlook in 2017.
Introduction to the Torchbearer CIO
CIOs realize the barriers between formerly distinct industries are
collapsing, as organizations in one sector apply their expertise to others
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DevOps with Containers in Virtual Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to
work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically.
Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud
platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and
containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and
In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of
Jelastic, will review the current landscape of DevOps with containers and the
benefits. In addition, he will discuss known issues and solutions for
enterprise applications in containers.
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Ruslan Synytsky is CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, Inc., the first company
that introduced a new degr... (more)
How to Become the "Most Popular" @CloudExpo, @ThingsExpo and @DevOpsSummit
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout
classes, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo are two of the most important technology
events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, Cloud Expo and
@ThingsExpo have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds
of sponsors and exhibitors!
In this blog post, I provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class
faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But
before reading these essential tips, please take a moment and watch this
brief video from Sandy Carter.
"Cloud Expo was really the event to connect with thought leaders, innovators,
business folks who are interested in what the cloud can bring to their
business. You know really how it allows them to bring the... (more)
Four Signs Your Network Needs Saving
The network is at the core of every business, yet the majority of today's
networks were not designed to handle the next generation of business
requirements. More than two decades ago the world standardized on the
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) / Internet Protocol (IP) stack and little
innovation has taken place in routing since. Modern networks are built upon
the same fundamental protocols established before anyone could envision
current demands. This has given rise to an entire industry surrounding
routers aimed at delivering bolt-on functionality such as firewalls and load
balancers. This approach has resulted in outages and data breaches for
businesses as these jerry-rigged networks continue to grow too complex, too
fragile and too expensive to deliver the security, control and agility needed
for cloud, mobile and IoT ap... (more)
Cloud usage continues to gain momentum across all industries. In a recent
FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions report, IDC predicted that
between 60 percent and 70 percent of all software, services and technology
spending will be on the cloud by 2020.
With this increase in cloud usage comes a corresponding need for employees
with cloud skills. Supply has not kept pace with demand, however. The State
of Cloud Readiness Study 2016 found that 53 percent of IT leaders are
struggling to acquire the necessary skills to support cloud initiatives
within their organizations, while almost half indicate staff training is not
This is a serious problem, but one that hold tremendous upside potential for
career advancement and success for network and data center professionals with
the right training and certifications. For those weighing a career in IT,
SYS-CON Events announced today that WineSOFT will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th
International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the
Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Based in Seoul and Irvine, WineSOFT is an innovative software house focusing
on internet infrastructure solutions. The venture started as a bootstrap
start-up in 2010 by focusing on making the internet faster and more powerful.
WineSOFT's knowledge is based on the expertise of TCP/IP, VPN, SSL,
peer-to-peer, mobile browser, and live streaming solutions.
For more information, please visit http://www.winesoft.us/.
The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley
(Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)
Full Conference Registration Gold ... (more)
Part 2: What You Need to Know About Hybrid Cloud Security
In the first article of this three-part series on hybrid cloud security, we
discussed the Shared Responsibility Model and examined how the most common
attack strategies persist, are amplified, or are mitigated as assets move
from data centers to the cloud. Today, we'll look at some of the unique
security challenges that are introduced by public cloud environments.
While cloud computing delivers many operational, cost-saving and security
benefits, it takes place in a public, shared and on-demand environment, which
creates a new set of security challenges for organizations. Because cloud
computing infrastructure is also dynamic and scalable, it changes more
frequently and further complicates the security monitoring process.
Because of these factors, many legacy security monitoring tools that were
built for the ... (more)
Everything You Need to Know About ITSM Analytics
By Sridhar Iyengar, Vice President, Product Management, ManageEngine
ManageEngine conducted a survey to understand what IT pros need from an
advanced analytics tool. The survey looked at the critical areas of analytics
and reporting for service desk management around incident management, asset
management and change management.
Here's what they had to say:
Who needs reporting the most?
76.6 percent indicated CIOs and service desk managers.
Service desk managers and CIOs are key decision makers who need insight from
their data to formulate better strategies. For instance, by tracking
including technician performance, service desk responsiveness, IT user
preferences, customer satisfaction, SLA violation rate, and other critical
metrics, they can better analyze costs, trends, manage resources, and improve
overall service q... (more)
Keeping Users and Your Bottom Line Happy: Setting up a Multi-Million Dollar
SaaS Service with Kubernetes
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer
at Supergiant.io, will discuss how to use Kubernetes to setup a SaaS
infrastructure for your business.
Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12
years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and
workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and
mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web
Services, and Rackspace. His expertise is in automating deployment,
management, and problem resolution in these environments, allowing his teams
to run large transactional applications with high availability and the speed
the consumer demands.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking pla... (more)