Open Source Journal on Ultizer
ActiveState, the dynamic languages experts, today launched ActiveState
Business Edition, commercial-grade language distributions for Perl, Python
and Tcl, providing organizations open source compliance, commercial support,
and cross-platform access.
"ActiveState has been a leading contributor in the open source community for
years," said Bart Copeland, President and CEO, ActiveState. "With the launch
of Business Edition, we can help companies deploying Perl, Python and Tcl in
their business-critical applications, ensure open source policy compliance,
minimize downtime and accelerate productivity cost-effectively. ActiveState's
deep technical expertise is focused on keeping client systems, powered by
dynamic languages, running smoothly, and making sure clients are in
compliance with their open source policies."
ActiveState Business Edi... (more)
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)
ZapThink recently conducted our Licensed ZapThink Architect Bootcamp course
for a branch of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). As it happens,
an increasing proportion of our US-based business is for the DoD, which is
perfectly logical, given the strategic nature Service-Oriented Architecture
(SOA) plays for the DoD. SOA is so strategic, in fact, that SOA underlies how
the DoD expects to achieve its mission in the 21st century -- namely,
defending US interests by presenting the most powerful military presence on
the globe. Furthermore, the story of how SOA became so strategic for the DoD
provides insight into the power of SOA for all organizations, both in the
public and private sector.
This story begins with the issue of complexity. The DoD, as you might
imagine, is an organization of astounding complexity, perhaps the most
complex organization in the w... (more)
I'm happy to announce my appointment by SYS-CON to be the Technical Chair of
the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo. This event is a 1-day deep
dive into how cloud computing is changing the way that Federal agencies
leverage, procure and utilize IT. GovITExpo, which is being held October 6,
2009 in Washington, DC, builds on the success of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing
Expo. Data storage, security and software services are among the major themes
of the technical program.
During one of the event sessions, I will also do a presentation on recent
developments in Tactical Cloud Computing. This technology branch refers to
the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of
localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements. Use
cases could include:
“Cloudbursting” to support cyclic data processing requirements;
Establishing a... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fig Leaf Software, a full service Web
design, development and training company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 1st
Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), which will take place on
October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Fig Leaf Software is a premier, full service Value Added Reseller, Web
design, development and training company. For over 17 years, Fig Leaf has
helped organizations overcome business challenges through the expert
implementation of technology and award-winning design.
Fig Leaf Software’s federal government customers include the US Senate,
National Park Service (480 content managed web sites), the Voice of America
(45 content managed foreign language web sites), the National Institute of
Standards and Technology, Department of State, Environmental Protection
Agency, Army Corps... (more)
"The goal of Eucalyptus is to allow sites with existing clusters and server
infrastructure to host an elastic computing service that is
interface-compatible with Amazon's AWS, but can also support multiple
interfaces such as Google's AppEngine and the Sun Cloud open API," says Dr
Rich Wolski, Co-Founder & CTO of Eucalyptus Systems, who will be giving a
breakout session on the Eucalyptus open source software infrastructure at
SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), which will
take place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in
Wolski's session will focus on specific features of the system that are
designed to enable rapid development, prototyping, and deployment of local
computing clouds, particularly for debugging and/or application development
purposes. He will discuss our experiences in building and supp... (more)
Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer
"With cloud computing, price to deploy applications goes through the floor
while flexibility to scale those applications goes through the ceiling!" says
WaveMaker CEO Chris Keene, in this lively round-up of CEO and CTO opinions to
get a sense of The State of Cloud Computing compiled and published by
Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. 4th International Cloud Computing Conference
& Expo is taking place this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center
(November 2-4, 2009).
Keene's take on what's driving Cloud Computing enterprise-wise is just one of
several high-profile contributions. Those contributing to Geelan's impromptu
survey include: RightScale CEO Michael Crandell; the Chairman & CEO of
WaveMaker, Chris Keene; the CTO of GigaSpaces, Nati Shalom; Lew Cirne,
Founder & CEO of New Relic; Mitchell Kertzman of Hummer Winblad Venture
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)
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month,
studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking
before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview.
Here is the link to the Fox News on-camera interview.
This morning, on Monday, she also published a detailed article on Sofia:
▸ Fox News Story on Sofia's Abduction to Syria
When Sofia returns safely home, she will pay her first visit to Diane at Fox
News headquarters in New York City.
▸ US Leaves Its Youngest Citizen Behind Syria
I already wrote two blog posts on Sofia's status in Syria. Both posts were
read by Washington, by our Embassy in Damascus, Syria, as well as the Syrian
government both here in DC and in Damascus.
▸ Open Letter to the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
▸ Open Letter to the First Lady of Syria Asma al-Assad
Following the Syrian p... (more)
Not only does the U.S. government implement top security standards for many
U.S. corporations, it is also held to the highest degree of security and
expected to be virtually indestructible. Thus, government agencies must
ensure they have a solid security foundation of backend IT controls, and
auditing is critical to an institution's overall security infrastructure.
"With recent high-profile data breaches, firewalls and end-point security
controls aren't enough anymore," notes Philip Liebermam, Founder & President
of Lieberman Software, who will be giving a breakout session entitled
“Protect Your Government Agency with Backend IT Controls” at SYS-CON's
1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), which will take place
on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
His session will discuss how government IT departments can establis... (more)
Sam Gross is Vice President of Global IT Outsourcing Solutions at Unisys
Corporation, where he leads the vision, strategy, technology development and
implementation for Unisys innovative global IT outsourcing solutions. He is a
recognized industry expert and thought leader in business and IT alignment,
application management, service level management and enterprise systems
management. Here's his latest Tweet:
Sam_Gross: RT @unisyscorp : NW highlights Unisys Stealth Solution and work
with the U.S. Joint Forces Command: http://bit.ly/oBDoX