Thursday, July 30, 2015

NFV a hit for OpenDaylight; HP scoops up app-dev platform Stackato

  HP scoops up cloudy app-dev platform Stackato | Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

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NFV a hit for OpenDaylight
Almost three quarters of OpenDaylight users plan to use the open source SDN technology for Network Functions Virtualization, while over half are looking at it for cloud orchestration. Read More


Enterprise Platform as a Service for App Architectures
Apprenda is the only Enterprise PaaS on the market that supports both new and existing application architectures. In this whitepaper you'll learn how Apprenda supports your existing applications, how the applications are cloud enabled, and how they are on-boarded with Apprenda, using production customer examples. Learn More


B2B 360-Degrees: A Revolution in EDI and API Integration
Using B2B integration technology, digital networks allow companies to manage, secure and optimize data transactions across all industries and in every corner of the globe. Read this whitepaper to learn more. Learn More

HP scoops up cloudy app-dev platform Stackato
Consolidation in the cloud computing market continued this week with Hewlett Packard scooping up PaaS product Stackato. Read More

Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use
Offshore outsourcing firms that do most of their work in India remain the largest users of the H-1B visa for computer-related jobs, seemingly unaffected by the odds of the visa lottery, according to new data. Read More

How ITIL can help cloud services
Cloud-based services, in comparison to traditionally delivered IT services (i.e., implemented in-house), changed the way people consume content. That's particularly true for small businesses, which gained significant value because the cloud enabled them to use services that would never be affordable if implemented from scratch inside their companies. Read More


The Cloud As A Catalyst For Business Transformation
Cloud computing has rapidly evolved from a disruptive innovation to a pervasive reality. Organizations of all kinds now use the cloud for everything from data backup to core systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM). And use of the cloud keeps growing. View Now

IBM aims new IoT community site at developers
Hoping to rally the worldwide development community around the Internet of Things and drive business to its cloud services as well, IBM has launched a community space for programmers to write software to connect remote devices to back-end cloud systems. Read More

Google: Lock up your Compute Engine data with your own encryption keys
Google will now let enterprise customers of one of its Cloud Platform services lock up their data with their own encryption keys, in case they're concerned about the company snooping on their corporate information. Read More

IBM launches platform to enhance collaboration, mobility
IBM has unveiled a new platform for developers based on open source technologies, announcing plans to release 50 projects designed to spur a new class of cloud innovations around mobile, analytics and other high-growth areas. Read More


First Cloud project? Consider using AppDev/Test
As businesses become more digital, IT professionals face the challenge of delivering applications and new business services faster. Implementing an application development/testing cloud not only offers developers a practical starting point for a cloud implementation, but also is the key to staying ahead of the competition. Learn more >>

Alibaba eyes cloud computing expansion with $1 billion investment
Enterprise customers can expect to hear more from e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. The Chinese company is accelerating the global expansion of its cloud computing business, with a US$1 billion investment. Read More

Armed with Watson smarts, Pepper aspires to be a robot salesman
Japanese robot Pepper is getting an intelligence upgrade via IBM's Watson, but that doesn't make interacting with the real world any less challenging. Read More

Amazon proposes drone superhighways in sky
Amazon has unveiled a bold vision for integrating drones into the skies above our cities, proposing drone superhighways that would crisscross the sky and enable thousands of unmanned vehicles to fly at high speeds under completely automated control. Read More


It pays to be CIO: Median pay for 25 Fortune 500 CIOs tops $2.4M
Today's CIOs can make millions as they ascend the corporate ladder. While climbing, many tech chiefs take on additional titles and broader administrative roles. (Insider Story) Read More




14 fascinating facts about Apple's iPhone

Eight years since its debut, Apple's iPhone has changed and conquered the smartphone market. Here are some interesting facts you might not know about the iPhone.


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