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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)

Kevin Benedict's What's New in HTML5 - Week of October 28, 2012

Quantas Freight has launched its new HTML5-based mobile app and mobile site for smartphones.  Read Original Content Phineas Barnes, in the article “HTML5 Is the Real Loser In The iPhone Maps Fiasco” in Business Insider, believes that the native app experience is much better than web apps and HTML5 comes out the loser.  Read Original Content QNX Software Systems has announced the HTML SDK, an extension of the open source BlackBerry WebWorks framework, specially optimized for automotive environments.  Read Original Content Apple has purchased Particle, an HTML5 web and web app design firm that has done HTML5 work for Google, Motorola, Amazon, Yahoo, Sony, and Apple.  Read Original Content Christian Heilmann of Mozilla believes developers shouldn’t abandon HTML5 - even with bumps along the road, as the benefits of HTML5 will ultimately prove worthwhile.  Read Original Co... (more)

Speaking Opportunities for #WebRTC | @CloudExpo #IoT #AI #RTC #UCaaS

@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 improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. Topics include all aspects of enabling real-time communication over peer-to-peer connections (see suggested topics below). Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is WebRTC: submit your speaking proposal today! Suggested topics: Integrating WebRTC into Legacy Systems Monetization of WebRTC Network Capability Peer-to-Peer Use of W... (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)

Unified Communications: Changing the Way You Communicate

Unified communications, UC, "bridging the gap," communications and collaboration, integrated communications ... it's being talked about everywhere - magazine articles, news snippets, tradeshows, software manufacturers and hardware manufacturers, among others. If you are in the phone, e-mail, chat, mobile or any other communications-related business, you're being barraged by the term "unified communications." There is a wide disparity in perceptions in the marketplace as to what unified communications (UC) really is. The big picture is that UC is bringing in voice, video, workflow applications, social networking, etc. - all different forms of communications - to mediate one solution or interface. This is not an easy task, as it takes a lot of time, and companies need to chip away at each of these, working to get each one under their wings. As the hosted IP communicat... (more)

Cloud Gaming and the Future of Console Gaming

With the fall/winter 2013 release of Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the console world is starting to buzz about the possibilities of Cloud gaming. Now, we have to admit, we normally use this space to blog about more VPS Cloud centric topics however, we, like you, are nerds, geeks and gamers. Due to this, we are going to break from our normal indulgence in Cloud tech to talk about the future of console gaming and how it relates to the Cloud. Cloud Gaming: A Short History Before we can chat about the real subject of this post (the Cloud capabilities of PS4 vs. Xbox One), we have to take some time to cover the history of Cloud gaming. From the founding of Cloud gaming at the turn of the millennium to last year’s acquisition of Gaikai (the world’s largest Cloud gaming community) by Sony to Microsoft’s announcement that legacy games will only be playable by way of optical di... (more)

The Hadoop Business Case By @JGlesner | @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

By Jeremy Glesner Since the birth of Hadoop in 2005-06, the way we think about storing and processing information has evolved considerably. The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, and “What is its business value?”. The Internet is overloaded with definitions, characteristics, and benefits; however, few discussions synthesize all three of these topics in one place. This paper answers these questions, and proposes a total cost calculation framework for CTOs and CIOs that are evaluating solutions for their organization’s use case(s). In the text below, I examine an on-premise Hadoop ecosystem as a general purpose Big Data solution in relation to alternative commercial purpose-built storage technologies (-e.g. Oracle, Teradata, IBM, SAP, Microsoft, E... (more)

Sponsor #WebRTC at @CloudExpo | #IoT #AI #Java #RTC #Telecom #UCaaS

WebRTC Summit 2017 New York, co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center in New York City, New York, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @WebRTCSummit / Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 7-9, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @WebRTCSummit / Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. WebRTC Summit 2017 New York continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use ... (more)

Bridging the Computing Clouds with SSMA2008

Well, for various reasons you may be willing (wanting) to place a part of your stuff on Microsoft Azure and part on the Amazon Cloud. In fact it is a repetition of the same story of the bygone era, some data on Microsoft platform, some on Oracle etc. Sooner or later you want to move data from one to the other. Of course there are the integration tools that can handle this. But there are others who specialize in migration of data. Microsoft went relational with its flagship SQL Server 2008 ported out to the clouds with SQL Azure. Soon Amazon followed with its relational offering based on MySQL. Now Microsoft has released SQL Server Migration Assistant 2008 for MySQL v1.0 in CTP1. This is a toolkit that you may use to migrate your MySQL data to SQL Server 2008 and SQL Azure. This is a nice one way bridge to SQL Azure from Amazon's MySQL. Every database vendor has his own... (more)

The Future of Telecoms and Cloud Computing

Telecom Innovation on Ulitzer 2010 so far has been un-momentous in the telecoms industry, but this is about to change if we are to believe the latest news from the NGT NA summit hosted by GDS International. The senior executives gathered to develop a vision on the key steps needed to capture new markets and revenues. The meeting was moderated by Melanie Posey – Research Director Telecom Markets, IDC. Key points discussed focused on the future of cloud computing; hype, opportunity, or disintermediation? Customer experience and the role of portals: delivering customer satisfaction, reducing costs, and managing customer expectations and telecoms regulation. As expected Cloud Computing was a talking point among the majority of attendees. Cloud is set to transform the way we do business; the opportunity it offers to business provides endless possibilities, surmised the e... (more)

GEOINT's Future is in the Cloud

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 online. "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 GEOINT. Cloud computing also represents an ine... (more)