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I keep coming across amazing use cases for IoT that radically change, enhance, or transforms industries. This week’s use case focuses on renewable energies like wind and solar power. I had the privilege of talking to Guido Jouret, president of the Digital Innovation Center at Envision ...
Log data provides the most granular view into what is happening across your systems, applications, and end users. Logs can show you where the issues are in real-time, and provide a historical trending view over time. Logs give you the whole picture. The Internet of Things (IoT) is re...
APIs and the "API Economy" are currently experiencing an outpouring of love from developers and industry experts alike, but it's just not trickling down to API Testing. If we want to to ensure that the business-critical APIs which are now so near and dear to our organizations are tr...
Yakov Fain is a co-founder of two software companies: Farata Systems and SuranceBay. He authored several technical books and lots of articles on software development. Yakov is Java Champion (https://java-champions.java.net). He leads leads Princeton Java Users Group. Two of Yakov's ...
DNS will become even more important as additional sensors, monitors, actuators and other ‘things’ connect to the internet. It helps those devices like refrigerators and automobiles get their updates and helps us people find those things in our digital world. Here is a short Whiteboard ...
The next decision to make is how to communicate with the Java backend. Forget about JSP, servlets, and JSFs. Preparing HTML in your Java code is out of fashion. A Java server exchanges the JSON-formatted data with a single-page HTML/JavaScript front end, which use either AJAX technique...
Our guest on the podcast this week is Erik Sebesta, Co-Founder and CATO of Cloud Technology Partners. We discuss recent Internet of Things projects, including those of two healthcare intelligence companies, and explore exactly what it takes to delivery real-time data, safely and effici...
How do you surge ahead of the competitors and completely shake up the game? What determines who becomes the next Netflix, Apple, or Salesforce of your industry? It all comes down to identifying the opportunity to grow revenue and gain the competitive advantage. You don’t need to reinve...
The dust has settled from CES 2015. The Internet of Things was front and center throughout the show, a reflection of its rapidly expanding presence in products and services for consumers and businesses alike. IoT played a vital role in hundreds of products on display, including dazzlin...
Today’s most successful brands have switched focus from managing sales transactions to managing customer experiences with the goal of maximizing the lifetime value of each relationship. In an environment where customers have increasing control over the relationships with companies they...
Whenever Jack visited me, he used to leave sticky notes on my desk with nuggets of wisdom. For example, “Keep people you trust close to you.”…or, “Key values for Teradata where: Pride, Enthusiasm, Importance of the Individual, Teamwork and Open Communications, Ethics, Dedication, Quali...
What happens when the gadgets you wear also control the things around you? No doubt you’ve heard of various internet-connected things like light bulbs, coffee makers and thermostats making their way into our homes. And no doubt, you’ve probably heard of such devices that you wear (or ...
How much time does it take between collecting data and taking meaningful action based upon the insight you are able to glean from those data? Depending on the technology, it might take a week to a month or more. Today, of course, we can do better than a week. As our technology impro...
Editor's note: We have tracked Pentaho for years and have observed first hand the power of their open approaches to an end to end framework for helping organizations make the most of their data holdings. Congrats to the entire team at Pentaho for this, you created something of tremendo...
Certainly it will include the megatrends of cloud, mobility, Big Data and the Internet of Things, which we previously explored in, The Future of Retail and What it Means for CIOs. These are hugely important topics that will disrupt all industries. The winners will be those companies th...
This is the first security book I have read on Android that was not primarily about hacking the Android platform. This book completely covers all the tools available to the Android software architects and developers. Instead of showing us how to root the device at the beginning of t...
Internet of Things (IoT) is booming. The “Software for the Internet of Things (IoT) Developer Survey” report, published by Embarcadero Technologies last month, shows that 77% of development teams will have IoT solutions in active development in 2015 with almost half (49%) of IoT develo...
Enterprise resource planning systems like SAP ran manufacturing-economy companies that made widgets. In the digital economy, systems like Aria are the new ERP. Seventeen of the Fortune 500 companies launched on the Aria Active Monetization platform in 2014. Event-oriented non-blocki...
Are you satisfied with your recurring revenue systems? Aria recently sponsored a first-of-its kind study that found: while 80 percent of companies are satisfied overall with their recurring revenue business, over 66 percent of organizations are looking for better performance from th...
Can’t get enough of SpongeBob SquarePants? You’re in luck! Soon you’ll be able to watch your favorite show on demand. Nickelodeon owner Viacom recently announced its plan to offer a stand-alone Internet offering that focuses on mobile viewers for the popular cable channel. Full deta...
Wireless M2M or IoT sensors and 3D modeling and visualization tools enable you to see and monitor conditions at distance - in real-time. Visualization tools like those from SVS Innovations make it possible to digitally model in 3D, with great accuracy, an object or a building and to se...
Exploiting weak identity credentials is one of the most common elements of most attacks. Even attacks that seem unrelated to users, such as recent point of sale (POS) attacks at well-known retailers like the ones you have mentioned, can be traced to insecure passwords. Often, the same ...
You are a hobbyist; curious student or a developer-entrepreneur then you must get this kit to jump start your IoT development. This is still in Beta but it has everything you need in terms of hardware, software, tools and forums to guide you through. IoT dev kit is a subset of In...
As we enter 2015, it is time to dust off the crystal ball once again for our annual predictions forecast. The parade of new technology innovations and breakthroughs is unfolding across many fronts. In some cases the convergence of technologies themselves provides the breakthrough. The ...
Jason Bloomberg, president of agile digital transformation analyst firm Intellyx, has surpassed one million page views on the SYS-CON family of online magazines, which includes Cloud Computing Journal, Internet of Things Journal, Big Data Journal, SOA World Magazine, and several others...
One of the neat things about microservices is the ability to segment functional actions into scalability domains. Login, browsing, and checkout are separate functional domains that can each be scaled according to demand. While one hopes that checkout is similarly in demand, it is unlik...
As we continue to work with global companies focused on everything mobile, one thing is clear – the mobile space is changing rapidly and with that comes opportunity for security attacks and identity theft. We are committed to delivering the best-of-breed mobile identity and mobile loca...
This week Apple disclosed its fourth quarter financial results and it was simply astounding sending wall street analysts scrambling with their way-off forecasts. In the last quarter of 2014, Apple made a stunning profit of $18B (38% growth from a year ago) on a revenue base of $74.6B. ...

Smart watches, which pioneered the wearable technology sector, earned collective revenue of US$700 million in 2013 with the sale of 3.1 million units. The sheer magnanimity of these watches can be inferred from quick sale they made and acceptance they received. Smart watches are not...

On January 21, 2015, Microsoft unveiled the next major beta of Windows 10, the Consumer Preview, with an event at the company's home in Redmond, Washington. As it is a major release for Microsoft we expected to see several new features toward Microsoft's vision on ‘Mobile First' & ‘Clo...
There are officially now more mobile devices in the world than people – the number crossed over in 2014 somewhere around 7.19 billion mark. Our craving to be connected 24/7 wherever we are means that mobile devices are multiplying around five times faster than we are. Our wired up live...
Last summer I wrote about the some of the cool technology that the NFL was going to use during the 2014/15 season. There were sensors in the player’s shoulder pads tracking all their on field movements. It measured player acceleration rates, top speed, length of runs, and even the dist...
This year I’m planning to run a one day workshop at a couple of software development conferences and privately for IT shops. The goal is to introduce JavaScript and related technologies to developers that are accustomed to developing in classical object-oriented languages like Java, C+...
I followed a meetup last night in Austin presented by Michael Cote of 451 Research and CloudCamp co-founder Dave Nielsen. John provided a review of the past five years of cloud computing and Dave talked about some current strategies in using PaaS. The overall program provided a nice an...
If your business had the choice between one million lifetime customers or two million one-time transaction customers, which would you choose? Selecting the former guarantees a recurring revenue stream for years while the latter only guarantees revenue for that individual transaction. S...
Our last post defined customer lifetime value (CLV) as the metric critical in measuring the success or failure of a recurring revenue program. In order for your company to routinely return significant revenue, maximizing CLV needs to be at the top of your priority list. A CLV-supported...
SYS-CON Media announced today that Mike Kavis’s blog has exceeded 40,000 reads. Launched in March 2014, his popular blog feed on DevOps Journal covers IT with a focus on cloud computing, DevOps and the Internet of Things. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic ...
Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Hadoop, Predictive Analytics — we hear these terms every day from companies such as Cloudera, Trifacta and Dato (formerly GraphLab) that are securing many millions in financing. I believe that 2015 will be the year when the conversation moves from Big Da...
Developing, say, the next generation computer chip is enormously expensive, both in terms of money as well as the time that researches must devote. If there were any question as to whether people would buy that faster chip, then the will to invest would drop, and with it the exponentia...
From Baby Boomers to Gen X, Y, & Z, there are certain characteristics that define, at least according to demographers and historians, each generation. Generation X, specifically, might also remember a Rush song called The Analog Kid. While not as frequently played as Tom Sawyer or Subd...


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