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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 SYS-CON.com readers and
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!
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)
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"
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Although Google claims it's legal, neither it nor anybody else is sure how
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)
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
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)