Nutanix Enterprise Cloud for DevOps
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without
both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated
technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections
between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix
Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true
In his general session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing
Manager at Nutanix, will explore the ways that Nutanix technologies empower
teams to react faster than ever before and connect teams in ways that were
either too complex or simply impossible with traditional infrastructures.
Chris Brown is a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix. He has 6 years of IT
experience, with the majority of that time being spent in ... (more)
How Disruptive IoT Will Be for the Enterprise
Businesses are struggling to manage the information flow and interactions
between all of these new devices and things jumping on their network, and the
apps and IT systems they control. The data businesses gather is only helpful
if they can do something with it.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Witeck, Principal Technology Strategist
at Citrix, will discuss how different the impact of IoT will be for large
businesses, expanding how IoT will allow large organizations to make their
legacy applications and systems more useful by leveraging an increasingly
disparate ecosystem of technologies, users and devices to create actionable
Chris Witeck is a Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, where he works
as a member of the Citrix Labs team to research and cultivate new
technologies t... (more)
I recently hosted a webinar on Enterprise Software Development in Pursuit
of Excellence that covers best practices for developing enterprise software
that is both flexible and reliable.
As software development becomes an integral part of today's enterprise, and
teams are often dispersed globally, it's important as a developer to have
some tried and true best practices to stand by. Scaling these principles and
duplicating successes across the distributed enterprise can be a challenge
however, particularly if other organizational stakeholders are turning on the
heat when it comes to security, costs, and concerns about shadow IT.
Often IT leaders and software development leaders have different priorities;
they may be competing for the ear of C-level executives when it comes to
resources and urgency. It's important to remember that they have the same
agenda-to ensure th... (more)
I have attended IBM's Lotusphere conference many times, but this year was a
different experience. The long-familiar yellow Lotus branded signs were
missing as the conference was renamed "IBM Connect." The move away from Lotus
branding was expected after IBM's recent repositioning of Lotus products,
along with some new acquisitions under the umbrella of IBM Collaboration
The change also reflects IBM's overall direction away from selling products
to customers to focusing on business outcomes. The three main themes of the
Connect 2013 conference were Social Business, Smarter Commerce and Smarter
Workforce. These new focus areas are designed to enable IBM to expand into
new markets while enrolling new clients.
Social interactions and mobile access bring along a large amount of data
snippets, so analytics is an essential piece required to harvest maximum
Tactics without strategy are dangerous. ~ Robert Leonhard
If you believe as the authors of the new book Code Halos do, that data is the
new competitive arena for businesses, then you will want to develop a
strategy in order to compete. What might that strategy look like? It may be
as simple as, "We believe the better we understand the needs and preferences
of our individual prospects and customers, the more convenient and
personalized we can make their experiences which leads to happier and more
loyal customers that promote our business and help us grow."
Streaming music stations provide us with a useful example of this kind of
strategy. They enable me to personalize my music stations so I conveniently
hear what I want, and as a result I listen to it more often. Amazon Prime
knows my family intimately. They use this knowledge to enhance our shopping
experience daily... (more)
Andi Mann from CA Technologies recently pointed out that, at every turn,
customers are interacting more and more with businesses through applications.
"Think of real estate businesses like Trulia, Zillow and Realtor.com," he
wrote in Wired's Innovation Insights. "Or think about restaurants. It used to
be that we'd call a restaurant to make a reservation, or even drop in and
make a reservation. Now it's all on-line, through OpenTable, or Foursquare."
This is the emergence of the Application Economy, where the application
becomes the primary point of contact between the business and the customer.
Much of this is being made possible through the use of Application
Programming Interfaces (APIs) to link front-end applications to back-end
information systems. This approach is exploding in popularity because it
builds on well-understood techniques from the web and leverages ... (more)
You wouldn't typically combine the words 'Government' and 'Innovation' in the
same sentence, but actually it's the ideal way to highlight some of the most
essential and exciting points about Cloud computing.
Although the technology can lower operational costs by moving processes
'into the Cloud', up to 90% in some cases of government adoption, it's not
the full extent of the benefits. It can also go hand in hand with 'Open
Transformation' of the processes themselves, utilizing "Crowdsourcing"
approaches to fully leverage all aspects of what modern technology offers.
Cloud Bursting Efficiency
The key ROI dynamics of Cloud are elasticity and new technology adoption.
IT organizations can improve their cash flow by avoiding lots of unnecessary
hardware capital costs, and they can break 'Innovation Gridlock' by opening
up Web 2.0 type environments to users and developers t... (more)
Welcome to Enterprise2.us, our new channel on Ulitzer focused on Enterprise
2.0, how businesses can use social media internally.
Where this overlaps with Cloud computing is a very hot area for new
ventures, as it helps to bring together a number of disparate and also quite
technical strands and packages them into business and user-centric solutions.
Enterprise social media
The term 'Enterprise 2.0' was coined by Andrew McAfee, who became widely
known for the topic following his MIT white paper 'Dawn of Emergent
This described how organizations could greatly improve their knowledge
management capabilities through adopting the social software that powers Web
2.0 sites, like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter et al. He described a number of
points about improving communications, like 'signaling' through RSS feeds.
As well as the technology he also talks about ... (more)
If you listen to Gartner then you will get confused. In 2009, Gartner in
their Hype Cycle declared that Web 2.0 is the technology which will have
transformational impact on enterprise. However, on 2010, Web 2.0 does not
even find a place in the Hype Cycle. Since Gartner is sending confusing
signals, let us look at other signals to evaluate what we can conclude about
Transformational impact of Web 2.0 Level of adoption of Web 2.0
Web 2.0 has three distinct subdivisions. Each of them can be independently
evaluated for the impact and adoption to see if Gartner was right in 2009 or
are they giving the correct message in 2010.
Web 2.0 Fabric: There are innovators who have established infrastructure on
the internet which acts as a medium of interaction between and among
individuals and organizations. Every such successful innovation adds a
technology to the list of ... (more)
It's not every little start-up that can say that Intel built it its own
personal processor but that's what SeaMicro says happened when it needed a
64-bit Atom chip for its newfangled Atom-based servers.
SeaMicro CEO Andrew Feldman claims the 75-man company saw pretty enthusiastic
adoption - it was "flooded with orders," as he described it, for its
first-generation 32-bit machine - enough for supply to have run short because
the outfit hadn't ordered enough of its proprietary ASICs, which had an
18-week lead time.
But there were potential customers that told the start-up to come back when
it had a 64-bit machine. They couldn't fit their data in 2GB of OS
addressable memory and didn't want to screw around recompiling their software
So SeaMicro importuned Intel for the dingus and Intel built the low-power
N570 dual-core processor for SeaMicro's dense new ... (more)
Cloud computing is changing the rules of the game for many industries. Every
day we hear compelling stories about how banks use cloud-based solutions to
help customers pay bills online, health care institutions tap cloud networks
to collaborate on medical care, and colleges leverage technology to create
Cloud computing hasn't had a huge effect on business commerce. Despite
billions spent on technologies to streamline the process, business commerce
has been remarkably resilient to technological progress. Commerce
collaboration between companies is still weighed down by paper-based
processes and outmoded operating infrastructures. In fact, more than 80
percent of business-to-business commerce transactions are completed manually,
and companies still send 85 percent of invoices and payments on paper.
Things are changing. With increasing frequency, co... (more)