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CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorld Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes. Cloud Expo | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York  (June 5-7, 2018, Javits Center, Manhattan) Cloud Expo | DXWorldEXPO 2018 Silicon Valley... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: SUNset?

Related Links: Sun and Microsoft's Interoperability Efforts Delayed Once More IBM Exec Slams Sun's JavaOne/SunNetwork Merger Plans Sun Microsystems famously grew from start-up mode to $1 billion in annual sales without spending one cent on advertising its products. It established early on a reputation for good performance, good pricing, and the latest in a software environment that appealed to technically oriented users who were writing software, designing bridges, and taking over Wall Street with what was then a new category of "technical workstations."more)

View Slide Deck to Oracle's Keynote at 4th Cloud Expo

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer Rex Wang, VP of Product Marketing at Oracle took the audience through a tour of the company's offerings during his keynote presentation at the 4th International CloudComputing Expo in Santa Clara Wednesday morning, November 4. He also made the key point that Oracle wants "to offer customers a choice." This basic, seemingly simple strategy is exactly how Oracle differentiated itself from a pack of competitors in the early days of the relational database wars--offering versions that ran on every available platform at the time, even though many of t... (more)

Chrome OS: Google In Sync with Robert Bork

"I think that marketers like 'cloud computing' because it is devoid of substantive meaning...perhaps the term 'careless computing' would suit it better." -- Richard Stallman Chrome OS seems like a very bad, and maybe evil, idea. Although I like the Chrome browser--it doesn't seem to be a malware-sieve like IE and it's definitely not a memory hog like FF--I agree with the sentiment that Google's twin motivations for OS are a.) more control over me b.) tweaking Microsoft's nose. As to a.) I can say I lost faith in Google the day I saw my own car parked in my own driveway on Google... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: Silicon Valley Recovering Slowly

There are a few key things to remember. First, San Francisco likes to compare itself with Paris, or say, Florence. It ignores San Jose and Santa Clara County. Its blueblood natives pride themselves on tolerance and philanthropy, and they don't know the difference between a memory chip and a guy named Chip out at the club. Second, Santa Clara County, home of the original Silicon Valley, is often slammed as being a culturally deficient workaholics' paradise that cares less about philanthropy than it does about how the latest chips will "enable" their business models and provide their... (more)