Yep, I play Pokémon Go. I take joy walking around the neighborhood and in
strange towns catching a Pinsir, Ponyta, or Growlithe or two (though I have
to put up with those pesky Ekans, Paras and Spearows). You see, I play
Pokémon Go for …er, um,… research purposes. I can’t help but to
imagine how organizations can leverage “augmented reality,” the secret
sauce behind Pokémon Go, to deliver analytic insights and recommendations to
key business constituents in a way that is more direct and actionable (not to
In previous blogs (see “Analytics, Meet the User Experience” and “Store
Manager Actionable Dashboard”), I discussed how critical it was to the
success of your big data initiatives that you identify and understand upfront
how to deliver the analytic insights and recommendations in a manner that is
actionable (and measurable). Virtual an... (more)
Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in e... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppZero, pioneer in server-side
application virtualization, was named "Silver Sponsor" of the 4th
International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will be taking place
November 2-4, 2009 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.
AppZero software virtualizes Windows and Unix server applications for nearly
instant provisioning as services across a network, on any server (physical or
virtual), in the datacenter or in the cloud.
First to market with a toolset for virtualizing server-side applications,
AppZero has pioneered the Vir... (more)
Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer
In this excerpt, we begin our exploration of several popular virtualization
strategies and explain how each works. The aim is to bring you the
operational information you need to make informed choices for your strategy.
Each vendor's software has its own interface (console); its own methods of
building, importing, and altering virtual machines (VM); and its own
idiosyncrasies, tweaks, and tools.
This excerpt gives you a vendor-neutral but technical overview of the types
of virtualization available. We approach the various types of virtualization... (more)
AppZero Session at Cloud Expo
Did you ever have the invisible dream? I don't like it. It's the one
where I have "the answer" to a big problem (usually involving giant,
malevolent aliens) but everyone walks right past me because I'm invisible. I
had that feeling yesterday reading James Urquhart's blog titled, "Application
packaging for cloud computing: A proposal".
He'd written a series of posts considering deployment and operations in
infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS)
environments. Looking at the impact of cloud computing on the use of virtual ... (more)
“Security” concerns continue to top every cloud computing related survey.
This could be because, well, CIOs and organizations in general are concerned
about security. It could be because the broader question of control over the
infrastructure – including security – is never proffered as a reason for
reluctance to jump into the fray known as cloud computing.
Forty-nine percent of survey respondents from enterprises and 51 percent from
small and medium-size businesses cited security and privacy concerns as their
top reason for not using cloud computing. – Survey: Security Concerns ... (more)