Cybersecurity Software Development Best Practices
Cybersecurity is a critical component of software development in many
industries including medical devices. However, code is not always written to
be robust or secure from the unknown or the unexpected. This gap can make
medical devices susceptible to cybersecurity attacks ranging from compromised
personal health information to life-sustaining treatment.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Fortney, Software Engineer at Battelle,
will discuss how programming oversight using key methods can increase the
cybersecurity of medical device code to prevent weaknesses and
vulnerabilities from being introduced into a device. These include automatic
code scanners, runtime analysis, following coding standards, and binary
analysis tools to monitor for unexpected behavior.
Clark Fortney, Software Engineer at Battelle... (more)
Cloud usage continues to gain momentum across all industries. In a recent
FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions report, IDC predicted that
between 60 percent and 70 percent of all software, services and technology
spending will be on the cloud by 2020.
With this increase in cloud usage comes a corresponding need for employees
with cloud skills. Supply has not kept pace with demand, however. The State
of Cloud Readiness Study 2016 found that 53 percent of IT leaders are
struggling to acquire the necessary skills to support cloud initiatives
within their organizations, while almost half indicate staff training is not
This is a serious problem, but one that hold tremendous upside potential for
career advancement and success for network and data center professionals with
the right training and certifications. For those weighing a career in IT,
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named "Media
Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 120h International Cloud Expo, which will take place
on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and November
1-3, 2017 in Silicon Valley, CA.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing
company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's
most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity
DatacenterDynamics' portfolio of live events, online and print publishing,
business intelligence and professional development brands are centered on the
complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries,
DatacenterDynamics has developed a unique global knowledge and networking
platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology ... (more)
"Peak 10 is a national cloud data center solutions managed services provider,
and part of that is disaster recovery. We see a growing trend in the industry
where companies are coming to us looking for assistance in their DR
strategy," stated Andrew Cole, Director of Solutions Engineering at Peak 10,
in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the
Javits Center in New York City, NY.
20th International Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits
Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star
conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all
sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the
reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a
hybrid cloud str... (more)
Performance Is Directly Tied to Third-Party Tags
By Dawn Parzych, Catchpoint and Samrah Khan, Instart Logic
Today’s digital world has placed a premium on the user experience. Users
have become incredibly demanding, willing and able to head to a
competitor’s site if just three seconds of latency occur during their time
on your site. Such high demand puts web performance at the forefront of your
Web performance consists of three main pillars: speed, reliability, and
availability. Each is as important as the other; these factors are all
vulnerable to the growing complexity of modern websites. Third parties are
more prevalent on websites than ever, and each third party represents its own
layer of complexity. In order for your website to be running at optimal
performance, each third party you’re including must be operating at its
maximum efficiency to ... (more)
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New
York City, is co-located with 20th International @CloudExpo and will feature
technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading
industry players in the world.
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley
(October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and
enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices -
computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by
2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several
With major ... (more)
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Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 - enough
data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be
known as the ‘Big Data' phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches
to handling, storing and analyzing data aren't adequate at this scale:
they're too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately,
in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and
more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they break many of the
traditional security approaches on which enterprises depended. In these
massive data volumes, how are organizations going to ensure that their
customer information is safe from people looking to exploit it? Is it
possible to adopt Big Data technologies while demonstrating compliance with
industry regulations? Will security get i... (more)
Evolution from Big Data to Smart Data
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As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key
insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes
However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from
millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly
integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems
will act as "smart systems" provide in-place analytics that speed discovery
and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningful and actionable insights.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Paul Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at
Cloudian, addressed how and where we'll see smart data first make an impact.
Paul Turner is Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Cloudian. He is
responsible for product strategy, planning, branding... (more)
Beyond Bitcoin: How Enterprises Can Integrate Blockchain into Business
By Kristy Blackmon
In 2016, blockchain technology came close to hitting its peak on Gartner's
annual Hype Cycle, signaling an imminent shift from an emerging, theoretical
technology to widespread adoption. Like cloud, big data, and the Internet of
Things (IoT) before it, blockchain is the tech industry's latest Next Big
Thing. Analysts and industry experts say it holds immense potential for
organizations, but many business leaders don't yet see a practical
application for their operations. While a lot of people know blockchain is
the technology behind Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies, what
about enterprise applications in other industries?
What exactly is blockchain?
The code that makes up blockchain is incredibly complex, and only a few
thousand people understand it. On a high level... (more)
@WebRTCSummit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in
New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open.
Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste
through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC
Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo.
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to
make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications
Topics include all aspects of enabling real-time communication over
peer-to-peer connections (see suggested topics below).
Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is
WebRTC: submit your speaking proposal today!
Integrating WebRTC into Legacy Systems Monetization of WebRTC Network
Capability Peer-to-Peer Use of W... (more)
NATO ACT 'Art of the Possible' Interoperability Demonstration
GovCloud Network is proud to have served as the Program Manager for the NATO
Allied Command Transformation, "Art of the Possible" Interoperability
Demonstration on December 16, 2016. supporting the The Network Centric
Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), this effort featured an important
demonstration for military, government and business leaders by its
member-companies to underscore the benefits of collaborating via an
interoperable network environment. The demonstration used a secure,
federated-cloud infrastructure to highlight the consortium's work over the
past few years in how to develop a trusted environment, including governance
processes and federation management as well as interoperability verification.
This demonstration itself is an outgrowth of the NCOIC Interoperability
Verification (IV)... (more)
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTred processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools. In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
Apr. 23, 2017 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,348
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Apr. 23, 2017 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 523
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Apr. 23, 2017 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,777
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
Apr. 23, 2017 09:15 AM EDT Reads: 4,635
As pervasive as cloud technology is -- and as persuasive as the arguments are for using it -- the cloud has its limits. Some companies will always have security concerns about storing data in the cloud and certain high-transaction applications will always be better suited for on-premises storage. Those statements were among the bottom-line takeaways delivered at Cloud Expo this week, a three day, bi-annual event focused on cloud technologies, adoption and associated challenges.
Apr. 23, 2017 08:15 AM EDT Reads: 3,638
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deli...
Apr. 23, 2017 07:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,786
Quickly find the root cause of complex database problems slowing down your applications. Up to 88% of all application performance issues are related to the database. DPA’s unique response time analysis shows you exactly what needs fixing - in four clicks or less. Optimize performance anywhere. Database Performance Analyzer monitors on-premises, on VMware®, and in the Cloud, including Amazon® AWS and Azure™ virtual machines.
Apr. 23, 2017 07:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,440
SYS-CON Events announced today that Grape Up will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company specializing in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the U.S. and Europe, Grape Up works with a variety of customers from emergi...
Apr. 23, 2017 07:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,483
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Apr. 23, 2017 04:45 AM EDT Reads: 2,744
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/...
Apr. 23, 2017 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,681
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office.
Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
Apr. 23, 2017 03:45 AM EDT Reads: 4,550
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Apr. 23, 2017 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 386
Judith Hurwitz is president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, a Needham, Mass., research and consulting firm focused on emerging technology, including big data, cognitive computing and governance. She is co-author of the book Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics, published in 2015. Her Cloud Expo session, "What Is the Business Imperative for Cognitive Computing?" is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, at 8:40 a.m. In it, she puts cognitive computing into perspective with its value to the busin...
Apr. 23, 2017 03:15 AM EDT Reads: 3,426
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across supply chain networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost and time for product recall as well as advance trade. Are you curious about Blockchain and how it can provide you with new opportunities for innovation and growth?
In her session at 20th Cloud Exp...
Apr. 23, 2017 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,265
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
Apr. 23, 2017 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,663
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates.
In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
Apr. 23, 2017 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 8,634
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.
Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
Apr. 22, 2017 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,064
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
Apr. 22, 2017 11:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,478
In recent years, containers have taken the world by storm. Companies of all sizes and industries have realized the massive benefits of containers, such as unprecedented mobility, higher hardware utilization, and increased flexibility and agility; however, many containers today are non-persistent. Containers without persistence miss out on many benefits, and in many cases simply pass the responsibility of persistence onto other infrastructure, adding additional complexity.
Apr. 22, 2017 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,889
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
Apr. 22, 2017 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,837