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I'm reading a McKinsey report from May 2013 that talks about 12 disruptive technologies, including cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). I'll focus on the IoT here. The report estimates the IoT Internet to be worth between $2.7 and $6.2 trillion by the year 2025.(The world's combined GDP is about $72 trillion today.) When it comes to the IoT, the report says there could be 50 billion new devices connected to the Internet by 2025, or maybe a trillion. Give or take. With all due respect, these numbers are nonsense, perhaps, and irrelvant, doubtlessly. It does no one any good to estimate things within a few trillion dollars or a factor of 20X. We also have no idea what the world will look like politically more than a decade from now. Will the year 2025 harken the beginning of Hillary Clinton's third term as President of the United States? Or perhaps the Cr... (more)

IBM, SAP Mix HANA and Cloud By @IoT2040 | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

IBM and SAP announced a major strategic agreement that integrates Big Blue's datacenter capabilities with Big Hasso's ongoing HANA cloud-based database initiative. IBM is investing $1.2 billion to build 15 new datacesnters as part of its SoftLayer acquisition and expansion, and will also use its existing IBM Cloud servers to support the new agreement with SAP. The announcement was made jointly in Armonk, NY and Walldorf, Germany. IBM is described by SAP as a "premier strategic provider" of cloud infrastructure services in the agreement, and the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud will now ... (more)

Mark Levy of @SerenaSoftware on #DevOps and CAMS | @DevOpsSummit

Reston, VA-based Serena focuses on working with enterprise IT to build and release applications. A DevOps pioneer and proponent, the company aims to solve applications release complexity. We had a few questions for Mark Levy (pictured below), Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Serena, and this is what he told us: DevOps Journal: What original problems were you working to solve with customers when you started the company? Mark Levy: Serena was founded in 1980 by Doug Troxel in Silicon Valley. Doug still takes a very active part in the company and serves on our board of directors. ... (more)

Cloud Computing, Big Data / Analytics, IoT, DevOps and More

Cloud Computing, Big Data / Analytics, IoT, DevOps and More! If you could attend a big technology event in Silicon Valley that features the best of Cloud Computing, Big Data & Analytics, and the Internet of Things, would you be interested? What if there were a DevOps Summit to go along with it? And maybe some WebRTC thrown in for good measure? That's what we're putting together for @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo November 4-6 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. I have the honor of serving as Conference Chair, with Chris Matthieu (pictured) serving as our Technical Cha... (more)

Exclusive Octoblu Interview @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley

With Octoblu emerging from stealth mode, it seemed like a good idea to talk to a couple of key people there. We were able to do just that with company co-founders Geir Ramleth and Chris Matthieu. Geir Ramleth serves as CEO. He was named to CIO Magazine's Hall of Fame in 2008, and served as SVP/CIO of the Bechtel Group for more than a decade during his career. Chris Matthieu serves as CTO and has a global reputation as an innovator in emerging technologies. Chris also serves as our Tech Chair at @ThingsExpo. Octoblu will utilize Meshblu (formerly code named SkyNetIM), an open sour... (more)