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Good Survey of Network Security Software @MacITConf – Part 1

I wish I could handle MAC, but I’ve been a PC guy since abandoning Unix (not Linux) in 1995. Because MAC OS X is based on Unix, I would like to move my computing platform there some day. That won’t be an easy task, never mind the additional investment on hardware. However, iPhone and iPad […]

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A Summary of the Difference between IoT and IoE according to ABI Research

Like many people, I hear a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE). Is IoT a different name for Machine to Machine (M2M)? When a new technology is introduced, its market is sometimes muddled with misinformation, some of it intentional. For example, products that were pushed with a certain […]

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How to Manage and Orchestrate Various Kinds of Clouds and Data Centers Easily and Effectively

How to Manage and Orchestrate Various Kinds of Clouds and Data Centers Easily and Effectively

An Interview with Alex Henthorn-Iwane of QualiSystems As we have more ways to manage our ICT infrastructures, from bare metal to virtual, doing so becomes more complex and labor intensive. Manual processes tend to be error prone and not scalable with rapidly multiplying and changing computing resources. We need automated systems to manage various kinds […]

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Current Wireless Technology Trends Reported at Teladata’s Technology Convergence Conference 2015

Current Wireless Technology Trends Reported at Teladata’s Technology Convergence Conference 2015

One of the sessions I attended at Teladata’s Technology Convergence Conference (TCC) was about wireless technology trends. Sponsored by W. Bradley Electric, Inc. (WBE) and presented by Paul Billings with no commercial statements, it was very informative about how current wireless technologies are applied to buildings. I summarize this session below. Paul Billings Connected Devices, […]

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No Stranger to Clouds, NASA Strives for SMACK

No Stranger to Clouds, NASA Strives for SMACK

At the recent Consumerization of IT Conference in San Francisco, I was in a session presented by Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology Officer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Many people were attracted to his catchily titled presentation, A Multi-Cloud Model and the Mars Landing. I was one of them. NASA is no stranger to cloud computing, […]

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Streaming Analytics Applied to the Power Industry

Streaming Analytics Applied to the Power Industry

I research the application of ICT to the power industry. ICT moves and progresses very rapidly, but it does not do so in isolation. Its benefits should be applied to other areas for assistance and further improvement. With the advent of sensor technologies, more equipment and devices in the smart grid are being tagged with […]

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What I Learned at NoSQL Now 2013

What I Learned at NoSQL Now 2013

This was the second time I’ve attended the NoSQL conference. I attended one of the tutorials and two keynotes and interviewed one company this year. My interest in the NoSQL marketplace is to follow and monitor Big Data produced by instrumented sensors in the smart grid, and to produce useful information for its operations. Tutorial […]

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Dr. John Hennessy Speaks at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum

Dr. John Hennessy Speaks at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum

Fujitsu’s annual conference is a good deal. It is free and presents prominent speakers on timely technology subjects with very little Fujitsu propaganda. I am fortunate enough to be on their invitation list. I will discuss the overview of the conference in a later blog but focus now on this special keynote by Dr. John […]

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Gearman, Great Q.  What Is IT?

Gearman, Great Q. What Is IT?

By now open source software is even in corporate enterprises. Open source is a great way to make software available. Some companies make a commercial version of it to provide special support and care. But because it is open source, people can kick the tires before they commit to using it. After MySQL’s acquisition, many […]

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How to Cope with Dynamically Scaling SNS Applications—by Thuzi

How to Cope with Dynamically Scaling SNS Applications—by Thuzi

Living in Silicon Valley is good. Within a 30-minute drive, I can go to many interesting meetings free or for a nominal charge. Speakers are topnotch, and many of them are movers and shakers in the technical fields that are shaping the market. Some regard social networking systems (SNS) as timewasters, but many others, like […]

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