Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo
Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional
software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets
delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive
technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's
industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength.
The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob
Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers
is fast approaching.
Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or
using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet
technologies (see suggested examples below).
Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The
Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that PerspecSys Inc., provider of Cloud Data
Governance solutions that address the critical issues of Data Privacy,
Residency, and Security in the Cloud, was named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's
1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo.com) which will take
place on October 6, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington,
The PerspecSys Cloud Data Governance (PRS) Solutions allow organizations to
adopt Cloud-based applications, while maintaining total control of
their private and sensitive data helping ensure that they will be compliant
with the legislative, regulatory and policy requirements in their given
geography or company.
"As more public and private sector organizations look to cloud computing,
they face adoption challenges from regulatory and standards compliance
requirements such as data privacy legis... (more)
The Whitehouse Office of Management and Budget has announced that, from now
on, cloud computing would be the "default approach to IT" for US government
agencies. The move comes as an element of a sweeping set of government IT
reforms begun last summer intended to "close the IT gap" between the public
and private sectors. The cloud-first policy is expected to reduce a 2000+
data center infrastructure by as much as 40%, lowering costs, improving
security and performance, and speeding up the deployment of new applications.
Closing the "IT Gap"
Last June, writing on the OMB web site, then-Director Peter Orszag made this
"When many of my colleagues went from the cutting-edge, social media-focused
Obama presidential campaign into the federal government, they remarked that
it was like going from an X-box to an Atari.
"Indeed, a significant IT gap has develope... (more)
Recently, Geospatial Intelligence Forum Magazine asked me for my thoughts on
the role of cloud computing in the future of geospatial intelligence.My
response was recently published in their December 2010 print issue and
"In my opinion, Cloud computing is the future of geospatial intelligence.
Through the processing, exploitation and dissemination process, GEOINT links
data about a specific place to a specific time. The goal of this linkage is
to create actionable information, and success is often a matter of having
sufficient information technology resources. While cloud computing is not a
revolution in technology, it does represent a step change in how IT resources
are provisioned, accessed, manipulated and consumed. If leveraged properly,
this new approach will greatly enhance our ability to create actionable
Cloud computing also represents an ine... (more)
With Cloud Expo New York | 12th Cloud Expo [June 10-13, 2013] starting next
Monday, here's a look at one the distinguished individuals in our incredible
Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference
coming up June 10-13 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
We have technical and strategy sessions for you all four days dealing with
every nook and cranny of Cloud Computing and Big Data, but what of those who
are presenting? Who are they, where do they work, what else have they written
and/or said about the Cloud that is transforming the world of Enterprise IT,
side by side with the exploding use of enterprise Big Data – processed in
the Cloud – to drive value for businesses...?
12TH CLOUD EXPO SPEAKER NAME: Jill Tummler Singer
ORGANIZATION: Tummler Singer Associates
12TH CLOUD EXPO SESSION TITLE: Time to Mission @ the... (more)
Kevin Jackson Joins SYS-CON's GovITExpo as Tech Chair
I am humbled and more than pleased to serve as the Technical Chair of
SYS-CON’s 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com.
To highlight the importance of this conference, I only need to repeat the
guiding principles driving President Obama’s technology agenda:
Innovation in the Economy: Drive Economic Growth and Solve National Problems
By Deploying a 21st Century Information Infrastructure
- The President believes that modernized infrastructure is a necessary part
of the foundation for long term economic stability and prosperity. That
includes everything from a comprehensive national broadband plan, to new
health care information technology, to a modernized electrical grid.
Innovation in Science: Invest in Science and Science Education
- The President has named Dr. John Holdren, a nationally recognize... (more)
Enterprise Cloud Computing is a key strategy for CIOs, stated Jill Tummler
Singer, Deputy CIO at the CIA, in her keynote session at the 1st Annual GovIT
Expo in Washington, D.C. As the pressure mounts to meet more stringent
budgets, CIOs need to find the proper balance between transforming IT and
Enterprise cloud computing can be defined in many different ways.
"Enterprise Cloud Computing makes IT faster, better, cheaper, and safer,"
stated Tummler Singer, "and it gives your business the agility and
sustainability to survive." Can the Enterprise Cloud make infrastructure
operations faster, easier, cheaper, and safer while also unleashing the
transformative creativity of the workforce?
There are many pressures facing CIOs today, and technology can be used to
drive innovation. As the pressure mounts to meet more stringent budgets, CIOs
need to find t... (more)
Study from Mimecast Finds that Security and Integration Concerns are not
Preventing Enterprises' Cloud Computing Adoption
London - February 4, 2010 - Mimecast®, a holistic email management company
offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity, security and policy control,
today announced the results of its Cloud Computing Adoption Survey, which
examined the perception and adoption of cloud computing solutions among 565
respondents responsible for managing their organization's IT operations and
budget across the U.S. and Canada in the Fall of 2009.
Data from the recently completed online survey highlights the complex, often
contrasting, thought process of IT decision makers regarding cloud computing.
While security and integration issues are clearly users' biggest fears about
cloud computing, these concerns have not dissuaded companies from
implementing cloud-based... (more)
In October of 2009 I was interviewed by GovIT Journal and in that article I
presented my view that The actual quote given was, “Which just goes to
show, the telco providers still hold all this stuff by the balls!” More
than ever, based on my work over the past four months as Merlin
International’s Chief Architect, I still believe this is a critical and
pertinent factor regardless of your Cloud Computing architecture.
Indeed, I have relished these past few months because they have presented me
with the opportunity to delve deep into the muscle tissue of Cloud
Computing. One of Merlin’s key areas of success has been in providing
networking and data center hardware and software. While many architects
can talk a good game about Cloud Computing, few have actually walked the
stack top to bottom and actually touched the underbelly of the beast.
Shoot, I even became... (more)
Crosscheck Networks, Inc. on Tuesday introduced the next generation of its
flagship product, Forum Sentry v8.0, helping organizations seamlessly migrate
their enterprise SOA deployments to the cloud while capitalizing on the cloud
computing model for business and competitive advantage. The company unveiled
the latest version of Forum Sentry at the International SOA & Cloud Symposium
(http://soasymposium.com), the world's largest international SOA and cloud
Notably, at the show today, Crosscheck Networks (Booth # 13) CEO Mamoon Yunus
will explore enterprise-to-cloud migration in the session, "Requirements for
Extending Enterprise SOA to Public Clouds
(http://soasymposium.com/agenda2010.php)." Additionally, company CTO Jason
Macy will share best practices in SOA threat defense in "SOA Threat
Modelling: Attacking and Defending REST, XML and SOAP ... (more)
WikiLeaks is finding it increasingly difficult to spit in the eye of an
outraged establishment with impunity.
MasterCard has reportedly refused to handle anymore donations to WikiLeaks
and its boss Julian Assange, depriving the renegades of another source of
funding after PayPal dropped them Friday and the Swiss Post closed their new
bank account Monday.
Cnet's web site quotes a spokesman for MasterCard Worldwide as saying
"MasterCard is taking action to ensure that WikiLeaks can no longer accept
MasterCard-branded products" because "MasterCard rules prohibit customers
from directly or indirectly engaging in or facilitating any action that is
That seems to leave only Visa through a web page hosted by an Iceland-based
outfit called DataCell.com, banks accounts in Germany and Iceland and a post
box in Australia where sympathizers can offer financial support... (more)