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Amazon is now offering two premium support levels for application developers using its cloud computing services, to wit its S3 storage service, its EC2 computing service and SQS application messaging service. It’s got Silver support, priced at $100 a month or 10 cent for every dollar of total Amazon Web Services (AWS) usage fees a month – whichever is greater – and Gold support, which runs $400 a month or 10 cents-20 cents et cetera et cetera. With Silver, developers can expect business hour tech support with two-four hour response times for severe issues and two-four days for less severe issues. Gold will give ‘em 24-hour phone support with one-hour response time for severe issues. Amazon’s also got a new AWS Service Health Dashboard that shows the operating status of the Web Services. ... (more)

The People's Republic of Cloud Computing

I just got back from an action-packed week of meetings in Shanghai, China. Shanghai is one of the more exciting cities I've visited recently as they prepare for the World Expo in May as well as the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities. As a city Shanghai is a bustling modern metropolis. A city that in a little over thirty years has gone from a small village to mega city of more then 30 million people. In talking with the people I met in Shanghai I quickly came to realize that like myself, most people in Shanghai were not originally from there, most had recently moved there from other areas of China for "economic opportunities" the city now offers. Looking around the city you'll notice a level of wealth on par or better than most western cities. In a nutshell the reason I found myself in Shanghai was for the very reason the Chinese are now pouring into the the city, ... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Search Friendly URLs for IBM WebSphere Commerce

Zobrist Consulting is pleased to announce a new service offering, “Search Friendly URLs” for companies that are running e-commerce websites on IBM WebSphere Commerce technology. Many sites use dynamic content to streamline their maintenance and data management processes. With dynamic content, data is retrieved from back-end databases, so URLs are built with a number of parameters, represented by special characters such as %, ?, #, etc. When search engine spiders see these special characters, they stop crawling the site and rank these dynamically driven sites very low in terms of content relevancy. This means that your unpaid, natural search results will appear lower (or not at all) in search engine results. This new service offering will take URLs that can be difficult for search engines to read, index and display in natural search results, and will then remove sp... (more)

Increased Reliability Demands Drive 18% Growth in Email Hosting Service from Perimeter E-Security

MILFORD, Conn., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Perimeter E-Security, the trusted market leader of information security and messaging services that deliver enterprise-class protection and compliance to companies of all sizes, today announced that its USA.NET Microsoft® Exchange Hosting solution has experienced an 18% growth over the past twelve months, adding 200,000 seats on the Company's base of 1.1 million. The company also announced today that industry leading analyst firm, The Radicati Group, Inc., ranked USA.NET as a "Top Player" in their Hosted Business Email-Market Quadrant 2009 report and the Hosted Microsoft Exchange-Market Quadrant 2009 report. USA.NET is recognized for leading the market in both market share and for its comprehensive suite of hosted business email services. Separately, Perimeter announced that an increasing number of customers are addi... (more)

Avistar Launches Two Industry-Leading Visual Communications Solutions, Delivering Business-Class, Desktop Videoconferencing to Microsoft OCS and Citrix Users

Avistar Communications Corporation (www.avistar.com), a leader in unified visual communications solutions, today announced additions to its family of Avistar C3™ software solutions. The Avistar C3 Unified™ - Microsoft OCS Edition and Avistar C3 Integrator™ - Citrix Edition solutions, engineered to deliver scalable, interoperable and business-class desktop videoconferencing to the Microsoft OCS and Citrix platforms. The Avistar C3 Unified™ - Microsoft OCS Edition delivers commercial-grade desktop videoconferencing while addressing critical video features not found within the Microsoft OCS solution. The Avistar C3 Unified™ - Microsoft OCS Edition solution is built on industry standards providing direct interoperability between the desktop video experience and both SIP- and H.323- enabled room solutions. The Avistar solution also delivers rich desktop videoconferencin... (more)

Nonin Medical's Fingertip Oximeter Demonstrated in the First End-to-End Connected Health Solution Based on Continua Standards

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of physiological monitoring solutions and the inventor of fingertip pulse oximetry, will demonstrate the World's first Continua(TM) Certified Bluetooth® fingertip pulse oximeter, the Onyx® II, Model 9560, as part of the historic first end-to-end Continua(TM) connected health solution. Based on Continua standards, the complete system will be showcased at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 7-10 at Booth #2817 in the CES Digital Health Zone. Together with Continua member companies IBM and Vignet Inc., Nonin Medical will demonstrate how data from consumer health devices can be securely transmitted to a variety of destinations, including hospitals, medical offices, social media and patient information systems for a complete healthcare management tool. The simple three-s... (more)

DEMO Conferences to Feature Top Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs for DEMO Spring Panel Sessions

PALM DESERT, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The DEMO conference, the world-renowned launch platform for some of the most notable emerging technologies introduced over the past two decades, has announced the agenda for DEMO Spring 2010, March 21-23, 2010, in Palm Desert, Calif. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090218/DEMOLOGO) In addition to exciting, category-defining demonstrator and AlphaPitch companies that will take the stage to launch the latest technology developments, DEMO is adding to the roster some of the single most influential entrepreneurs, organizations and venture capitalists in the industry to participate in panel sessions on the seven key themes for the show. Matt Marshall, Executive Producer of DEMO and Editor in Chief of VentureBeat will lead these panel discussions throughout the multi-day conference. Some highlighted panelis... (more)

A Hilton Worldwide e a IBM anunciam contrato de soluções e infraestrutura tecnológica global

A Hilton Worldwide e a IBM (NYSE:IBM) anunciaram hoje a assinatura de um contrato de colaboração global para melhorar a infraestrutura tecnológica da empresa de hotelaria e facilitar o desenvolvimento e a entrega de soluções tecnológicas de próxima geração. Especificamente, a IBM vai hospedar e administrar as plataformas tecnológicas que apoiam as dez marcas da Hilton Worldwide, inclusive gestão e monitoramento de centros de dados, serviços globais de email, hospedagem de internet e sistema central de reservas para hóspedes. O anúncio de hoje vai permitir que a Hilton Worldwide tenha um foco ainda maior sobre seus negócios centrais, oferecendo excelentes experiências de hospedagem e impulsionando a inovação, a especialização e as capacidades globais da IBM. “Estamos entusiasmados com a assinatura deste contrato com a IBM, a empresa líder mundial em serviços de tec... (more)

ON24, MedData Group Study Reveals Physician Digital Behavior

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/17/12 -- ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual events, and MedData Group, a leading provider of interactive content and database marketing services to the professional healthcare community, today announced the findings of their April 2012 Joint Survey of Physician Digital Behavior. In a survey of 971 physician participants across a variety of specialties, the study found that the overwhelming majority of doctors (84.1%) would prefer to attend continuing medical education (CME) training online, followed by: Pharmaceutical Education - 31.6% Dinner Meetings - 29.4% Medical Device Training - 27.1% However, only 6.4% say they actually participate in virtual training or any type of virtual event very often. But that's set to change. When asked what trends they see with respect to virtual events and webcasts, 75.5%... (more)

Help/Systems Receives Investment From Summit Partners

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN and BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/18/12 -- Help/Systems, LLC, a leading provider of data center automation, security and business intelligence solutions for IBM i, Unix, Linux and Windows operating systems, announced today that growth equity investor Summit Partners has completed a majority investment in the company. Help/Systems will use the funding to support its ongoing organic and acquisition-driven strategic growth. Founded in 1982, Help/Systems provides automated operations, security and business intelligence software solutions for its worldwide base of more than 5,100 customers. The company delivers products and services that help address powerful IT growth trends including an increased focus on automating IT management, virtualization, the rapid growth of data that requires processing and analyzing, and the increased need for security and ... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
Everyone wants the rainbow - reduced IT costs, scalability, continuity, flexibility, manageability, and innovation. But in order to get to that collaboration rainbow, you need the cloud! In this presentation, we'll cover three areas: First - the rainbow of benefits from cloud collaboration. There are many different reasons why more and more companies and institutions are moving to the cloud. Benefits include: cost savings (reducing on-prem infrastructure, reducing data center foot print, reducing IT support costs), enabling growth (ensuring a highly available, highly scalable infrastructure), increasing employee access & engagement (by having collaboration tools that are usable and available globally regardless of location there will be an increased connectedness amongst teams and individuals that will help increase both efficiency and productivity.)
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "IoT Now" was named media sponsor of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of computational needs for many industries. Their solutions provide benefits across many environments, such as datacenter deployment, HPC, workstations, storage networks and standalone server installations. ICC has been in business for over 23 years and their phenomenal range of clients include multinational corporations, universities, and small businesses.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a member of the Society of Information Management (SIM) Atlanta Chapter. She received a Business and Economics degree with a minor in Computer Science from St. Andrews Presbyterian University (Laurinburg, North Carolina). She resides in metro-Atlanta (Georgia).