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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)

A Safe, Prosperous, and Happy New Year to All Our Readers!

A safe, prosperous, and Happy New Year to all SYS-CON.com readers and Ulitzer.com users! One handy way to catch up with all our articles with a 2010 theme, from forward-looking predictions to retrospectives on '09, is to visit http://newyear2010.ulitzer.com, where we have gathered literally dozens and dozens of items for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! ... (more)

Apple iPad Reminds Us How Brands Succeed by Transforming Experiences

iPad on Ulitzer To borrow a line from Scrooge, "I'm as giddy as a drunken man." With today's Apple iPad intro, it feels like Christmas. I was glued to Engadget's live blogfeed of the announcement. Apple is leveraging its iPhone technology in a new tablet format, adding bells and whistles like unlocked, no contract, and cheap 3G data plans, a keyboard dock and the iBookstore. But once again, as we've seen in the past with Apple, the whole is larger than the sum of the parts. In the tech industry we pay homage to "innovation" as the ultimate springboard for leadership positioning ... (more)

Google Moves Its Chinese Search to Hong Kong

Having failed to persuade Red China to let it operate in the country unfettered by self-censorship--as if the smart money figured would happen--Google has made good on its January 12 threat, and stopped censoring its Chinese site. Instead, it's redirecting the traffic to servers in Hong Kong, a former British protectorate where the Communists' grip, for the moment, isn't quite as strong under a sort of  "don't ask, don't tell" partition. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Although Google claims it's legal, neither it nor anybody else is sure how ... (more)

Pentaho Harnesses Apache Hadoop to Deliver Big Data Analytics

Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) leader, on Wednesday announced plans to deliver the industry's first complete end-to-end data integration and business intelligence platform to support Apache Hadoop. The Pentaho BI Suite features a single visual development environment that dramatically simplifies the creation of applications for analyzing the massive volumes of information currently being collected by enterprises. This will widen the appeal of Apache Hadoop by enabling developers and business analysts to more quickly and easily access and analyze d... (more)

Cloud Expo Europe Is Coming Back To Prague June 21-22

Where cloud computing is concerned, the Enterprise IT industry has gone from asking 'What?' and 'Why?' to asking 'How?' and 'When?' - making 2010 the year that company after company, organization after organization, and government agency after government agency is moving, or beginning its move, to the Cloud. One clear indicator of the groundswell of adoption is the increasing frequency and size of the events in the international Cloud Expo series, which recently staged a huge event in the Jacob Javits Center in New York, and which in June (June 21-22 2010, to be exact) is bring... (more)