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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)

Cloud Expo, Inc. Names Carmen Gonzalez CEO

SYS-CON announced today that "Cloud Expo, Inc." has spun out of SYS-CON Events, Inc. as a startup events management company which produces and presents Cloud Expo (TM) events worldwide. Cloud Expo, Inc. launched Cloud Expo (TM) events in 2007, and currently producing Cloud Expo East, Cloud Expo West, Cloud Expo Europe, Cloud Expo Tokyo, Cloud Expo Prague, Cloud Expo Hong Kong, and Cloud Expo Sao Paolo. All Cloud Expo marks and trademarks are registered trademarks of Cloud Expo, Inc. worldwide. Carmen Gonzalez was named CEO of Cloud Expo, Inc. Carmen served as the co-founder, president, and chief operating officer of SYS-CON Media since 1994. In this capacity, Carmen was in charge of SYS-CON's sales and marketing functions. Under her leadership, the company was named by Inc 500 among the fastest-growing 500 privately held companies in North America three years in a... (more)

Cloud Expo Takeaways: Cloud Policy and Governance is the Missing Link

With 9th Cloud Expo at Silicon Valley's Santa Clara Convention Center now finished, Cloud Computing Journal asked a variety of industry stakeholders what their Top Three takeaways were from the event, now that the many thousands of delegates are back at their desks and their companies, leveraging the knowledge and the insights that they gained through the extensive technical/strategic program and the huge number of booths on the Expo floor. View the Photo Album from 9th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo 2011 Silicon Valley SUBMIT TODAY your proposal for a technical or strategy session to 10th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo 2012 New York (June 11-14, 2012) Here are the Top Three according to Dave Roberts - Vice President of Strategy and Marketing at ServiceMesh. Takeaway #1: Private PaaS is the NEXT HOT THING While IaaS provides a great, generic substrate on which to create applicati... (more)

[session] @Zerto on @IBMcloud | @CloudExpo #Azure #VMware #AI #DRaaS

How to Master Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Applications Cloud-based disaster recovery is critical to any production environment and is a high priority for many enterprise organizations today. Nearly 40% of organizations have had to execute their BCDR plan due to a service disruption in the past two years. Zerto on IBM Cloud offer VMware and Microsoft customers simple, automated recovery of on-premise VMware and Microsoft workloads to IBM Cloud data centers. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Zeb Ahmed, a Senior Offering Manager at IBM, will discuss how to meet RTO in minutes and RPO in seconds using Zerto on IBM Cloud. He will specifically focus on a Cloud Provider and IBM/Zerto Partner use case that can utilize IBM Cloud to build out their own multi-tenant DRaaS offering by converting their capital expense into operating expense. He'll dive into the benefits ... (more)

VeriSign Launches Security Intelligence and Control Services

(October 14, 2003) - VeriSign, Inc. has announced Security Intelligence and Control Services, a strategic framework and family of services for information security. The new framework sets the agenda for how enterprises can use real-time intelligence to gain better control of their environments, turning security into a strategic asset that furthers business objectives. VeriSign's Security and Intelligence Control Services for network, application, and commerce security are all delivered on the foundation of a universal Strong Authentication utility that controls access by users, devices, and applications. In addition, VeriSign's globally distributed and highly scalable infrastructure provides unique visibility of patterns and trends between enterprises and across the Internet, as well as event and threat correlation. VeriSign's family of Security Intelligence and Cont... (more)

Security vulnerabilities found in open source Java projects

Security software vendor Fortify found that known vulnerabilities in such popular projects as the Struts application framework, the Hibernate object-relational mapper, and the Geronimo application server. ... (more)

Regional Director of Customs and Homeland Security Charged with Hiring Illegal Aliens to Clean her home

Regional Director of Customs and Homeland Security Charged with Hiring Illegal Aliens to Clean her home ... (more)

Navigating the Cloud: Security Solutions

As you navigate the cloud, you may be asking about: Securing your data outside your firewall Unauthorized visibility to your data in a shared computing environment Unintentional cloud administration errors Potential cloud providers' security expertise If you are, Unisys can provide you with the level of security and the experience you need to protect your business in the cloud. To learn about our unique patent-pending security solution, register here to view a high-level demonstration of how Unisys secures the cloud. Click Here to View This Demo Now! ... (more)

Are You Comfortable with Where Your Data Sleeps at Night?

How can you manage the cloud so you – and your data – sleep safe and secure? In an Live Webcast and Interview from Times Square today October 8, at 2:00PM EDT, Sam Gross, vice president, Global Information Technology Outsourcing Solutions, Unisys Corporation, will answer these questions and more. SYS-CON.TV viewers will have the opportunity to interact directly with Gross, who will be in the SYS-CON.TV studio with Cloud Computing Expo conference chair Jeremy Geelan. SYS-CON.TV viewers are invited to join Unisys's Gross, ask questions, and learn about the market and business forces that are creating the opportunity for a new cloud computing approach. WHAT: SYS-CON.TV Interview with Interactive Online Q&A WHEN: October 8, 2009 - 2:00 PM Eastern; 1:00 PM Central; 11:00 AM Pacific WHERE: Times Sq. 4th Floor Studio, @SYS-CON.TV You Can Still Register This Morning for this Inte... (more)

Visualizing the Boundaries of Control in the Cloud

Cloud Security Journal on Ulitzer Two weeks ago, I delivered a webinar about new security models in the cloud with Anne Thomas Manes from Burton Group. Anne had one slide in particular, borrowed from her colleague Dan Blum, which I liked so much I actually re-structured my own material around it. Let me share it with you: This graphic does the finest job I have seen of clearly articulating where the boundaries of control lie under the different models of cloud computing. Cloud, after all, is really about surrendering control: we delegate management of infrastructure, applications, and data to realize the benefits of commoditization. But successful transfer of control implies trust–and trust isn’t something we bestow easily onto external providers. We will only build this trust if we change our approach to managing cloud security. Cloud’s biggest problem isn’t securi... (more)

Cloud Computing: You're Virtualized; Now What Do You Do?

You have a virtualized environment, now what do you do? Well, hey, that's a good question! It's probably a question that's being asked of IT managers and CIOs from uncomprehending top execs all over this world. It's also the title of a session at Cloud Expo, to be presented by Daniel Weis, Director of IT Management Advisory Support. I liked the title, so I read what Daniel has to say on the topic so far: "Do you want a top down, business-driven, automated data center where efficiencies deliver agility and the ability to innovate? If yes, come to this session to listen to Dan Weiss - Director of IT Management Advisory Services for Unisys Corporation discuss how to mindfully move from virtualization into this agile environment." "Learn how to deal with challenges such as virtual machine sprawl, additional storage requirements, increased systems management requirements... (more)

CloudEXPO Stories
Transformation Abstract Encryption and privacy in the cloud is a daunting yet essential task for both security practitioners and application developers, especially as applications continue moving to the cloud at an exponential rate. What are some best practices and processes for enterprises to follow that balance both security and ease of use requirements? What technologies are available to empower enterprises with code, data and key protection from cloud providers, system administrators, insiders, government compulsion, and network hackers? Join Ambuj Kumar (CEO, Fortanix) to discuss best practices and technologies for enterprises to securely transition to a multi-cloud hybrid world.
The vast majority of businesses now use cloud services, yet many still struggle with realizing the full potential of their IT investments. In particular, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) lack the internal IT staff and expertise to fully move to and manage workloads in public cloud environments. Speaker Todd Schwartz will help session attendees better navigate the complex cloud market and maximize their technical investments. The SkyKick co-founder and co-CEO will share the biggest challenges uncovered by the company's [2017 survey](https://offers.skykick.com/top-cloud-challenges) of North American business, sales and IT leaders.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on organizations of all sizes and in every line of business. Fintech is a constant battleground for this technology expanding trend and the lessons learned here can be applied anywhere. Digital transformation isn't going to go away and the need for greater understanding and skills around managing, guiding, and understanding the greater landscape of change is required for effective transformations.
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science" is responsible for guiding the technology strategy within Hitachi Vantara for IoT and Analytics. Bill brings a balanced business-technology approach that focuses on business outcomes to drive data, analytics and technology decisions that underpin an organization's digital transformation strategy.
Blockchain has numerous revolutionary ambitions, but technology hasn’t evolved enough to make them practical. What is the best use of blockchain technology today? How are asset owners and managers looking at blockchain to transform ownership structures? How will blockchain technology allow global investors to access new markets? What kinds of companies will take advantage of blockchain technology as a more efficient way to raise capital?