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Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, Matt Hester, and Moi) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning; otherwise known as “IT Camps”  Here is the complete event description: Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros You CAN have the best of both worlds! With Windows Azure, IT Pros can easily extend an on-premises network to embrace the power and scale of the cloud – securely and seamlessly. These Hybrid Cloud scenarios present real solutions that you can implement today to solve pressing IT issues such as: Right-sizing Storage Investments Protecting Data with Off-site Backups Business Continuance and Disaster Recovery Cost-effective, On-demand Dev/Test Environments Internet-scale Web Sites… And MORE! Join us at this FREE full-day hands-on event to experience the power of Hybrid Cloud.... (more)

Space-Based Cloud Storage | @CloudExpo #DataCenter #Storage #Telecom

The Need for Speed - Making the Leap to Space Based Cloud Storage Enterprises and governments rely upon the timely transfer of mission-critical information to keep their projects and operations flowing smoothly. To do so requires a complex chain of communications hubs working efficiently, and even when they are working optimally, there can still be seconds of lag time between communications. That may not seem like much, but being able to get information a second faster than the competition (or the enemy) can make a huge difference. Current technology, which can require multiple hops and interchanges through terrestrial networks, slows information down while at the same time exposing it to monitoring and manipulation along the way. Even the most efficient cloud network requires third-party data centers to replicate globally to provision worldwide offices effectively... (more)

Alternative Search Engines for the Contemporary User

Alternative Search Engines for the Contemporary User by Michael Yanovich When on the Internet, how do you find things? Many use a search engine. Currently the most popular search engines that people flock to are Google, Yahoo, Baidu, and Bing. As of January 2011 approximately 98% of all web searches are done on these sites. However, there are quite a lot of other search engines that make up the smaller 2%. Some with many features that aren’t available from the big four. Here are a few that tend to come up often in Internet discussions for being unique with features and results. blekko https://blekko.com/ blekko is unique search engine that focuses more on quality of results than on quantity of information. Unlike Google, they specifically do no want to collect all the of the world’s information or make it searchable. They remove low quality and spam sites (who focus ... (more)

Emulex and Compuware Team Up to Drastically Improve Data Centre Problem Identification and Resolution

New Integration Empowers Operations and Network Teams to Resolve Issues Using Both Real-time and Retrospective Performance Analysis, With Packet-level Detail CISCO LIVE, SAN FRANCISCO, DETROIT and COSTA MESA, Calif, 20 May 2014 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, and Compuware (Nasdaq: CPWR), a leader in application performance management (APM), today announced the availability of the Endace Fusion™ Connector for Compuware APM's Data Centre Real-User Monitoring (DC RUM) solution. The Endace Fusion Connector for Compuware APM's DC RUM represents a commitment by both companies to deliver the best-of-breed application-aware network performance management (AA-NPM) solutions that customers and resellers need to meet the challenges of today's networks. "The lines separating the traditional APM and NPM markets have ... (more)

Announcing @TelecomReseller “Media Sponsor” of @CloudExpo | #RTC #DX #WebRTC

SYS-CON Events announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named "Media Sponsor" of 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. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms. For more information, visit https://telecomreseller.com/. 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 Pass and Exhibit Hall ▸ Here Register For @CloudExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Register For @ThingsExpo ▸ Here via EventBr... (more)

iPad on Ulitzer - Steve Jobs' Misunderstood iPad

iPad on Ulitzer For all the controversy around the recently introduced Apple iPad, one thing is certain. This is but one in a long series of devices which will continue to be introduced to the market as part of a computing revolution. The advent of these technologies combined with demographic shifts and global ism will fundamentally change everything about our world. Love it or hate it, the IPad is just one example of many more highly functional internet connected devices with more features delivered at lower and lower prices to come. These devices are highly mobile and will get smaller, becoming more imbeded into our daily lives. The impact of products like iPad, combined with an increasingly available high speed Internet grid will eventually revolutionize each and every business model and organization existing today - and sooner than one might think. When one rea... (more)

Vidyo Receives Top Ranking

Vidyo, Inc. has been cited as having the “the best overall video quality and performance” by Forrester Research, Inc. Ofer Shapiro, CEO and co-founder, Vidyo (photo copyright Vidyo) The company also received top ranking for its technology partners among all vendors in addition to being ranked as a “Strong Performer,” overall. Forrester invited 10 vendors to participate in its September 2013 report, The Forrester Wave™: Desktop Videoconferencing, Q3 2013. A complimentary copy of the report is available here. According to the report, “Vidyo’s routing architecture shifts the heavy media-processing power from bridges to the endpoints, significantly reducing the cost per port to deploy video conferencing.” Additionally, “In our demo, Vidyo clearly delivered the best overall video quality, even with a large number of participants. Vidyo is foremost a provider of desktop vi... (more)

[session] Trends in #WebRTC Development | @ThingsExpo #IoT #RTC #UCaaS

Trends in WebRTC Development What sort of WebRTC based applications can we expect to see over the next year and beyond? One way to predict development trends is to see what sorts of applications startups are building. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arin Sime, founder of WebRTC.ventures, will discuss the current and likely future trends in WebRTC application development based on real requests for custom applications from real customers, as well as other public sources of information, Speaker Bio Arin Sime is the founder of WebRTC.ventures, a custom design and development firm building voice and video communication applications for telehealth, social media, broadcasting, education, and more. @WebRTCSummit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improv... (more)

What Makes a Good Citizen Journalist?

Curiosity is the lifeblood of a citizen journalist Lots of folks ask us, “What makes a good citizen journalist?” The short answer is passion. But a good citizen journalist needs more than just passion. Six proficiencies that a good citizen journalist needs to develop are: Curiosity. Curiosity is the lifeblood of a good citizen journalist. It’s what keeps the mind alert and the stories coming. The mother of a childhood friend of mine once said, “All you boys do is go around turning over rocks to see what’s beneath them.” She was talking about our insatiable curiosity. A good citizen journalist always turns over rocks, opens closed doors, peeks behind the curtains and wonders, “What is all the commotion about?” Situational awareness. If you have this quality, it means that at all times you are aware of what is happening around you. Lots of people don’t pay any attent... (more)

Verizon/Terremark – A New Phase in Cloud Computing Begins…

Back in September, I blogged about a strange situation I had noticed in the cloud market: Where Are the Telcos? At that time, Verizon had made their initial announcement about their new CaaS offering for the SMB market, which only seemed to highlight the relative lack of leadership and progress by telcos in the cloud market. With yesterday’s big news about Verizon acquiring Terremark, it appears that the telcos are starting to show up. Several people commented on the earlier blog that my arguments were mainly true for North American telcos, and as I’ve learned since, outside of North America, the telcos have been far more active in building clouds and embracing this new business model.  But as a global leader, Verizon’s recent activities are a major step in the evolution of the cloud industry, likely to have significant impact on the market overall. While it’s too ... (more)

Trick or Treat: 2011 IT Zombie Technology Poll

Warning: Do not be scared, however be ready for some trick and treat fun, it is after all the Halloween season. I like new emerging technologies and trends along with Zomboe technologies, you know, those technologies that have been declared dead yet are still being enhanced, sold and used. Zombie technologies as a name may be new for some, while others will have a realization of experiencing something from the past, technologies being declared deceased yet still alive and being used. Zombie technologies are those that have been declared dead, yet still alive enabling productivity for customers that use them and often profits for the vendors who sell them. Some people consider a technology or trend dead once it hits the peak of hype as that can signal a time to jump to the next bandwagon or shiny new technology (or toy). Others will see a technology as being dead wh... (more)