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"I liked it better in Portland," said one OSCON attendee to another during Thursday's lunch. This comment summed up the feeling of OSCON 2009 at the San Jose Convention Center. Nice people, wrong venue. Portland's progressive reputation and its status as the North American home of open-source deity Linus Torvalds made it the perfect place for this modest event. The cavernous, sterile confines of the largest convention center in sterile Silicon Valley brought the excitement surrounding OSCON down several notches. But in the spirit of hating the sin and not the sinner, it can be reported that there is still a lot of personality and dynamism in the world of open-source software. Open Source is experiencing stimulating times during this global recession, the most exciting period since the great tech meltdown of 2000-2004. As IT budgets once again go under siege, the co... (more)

Richard Marcello, Unisys: Cloud Computing is Going to Change Everything

Open Cloud on Ulitzer "Cloud computing is going to change everything, and you had better get your act together." With these words, Richard Marcello, President of Technology, Consulting and Integration Solutions at Unisys,  launched  the opening keynote to a full house at the 4th International Cloud Computing Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, CA on the afternoon of Monday, November 2. The theme of his keynote was,  "The Time is Right for Enterprise Cloud Computing." and it was delivered on the day that Unisys announced a new private cloud initiatiive.... (more)

New GITEC Report Says Feds Lacking Cloud Computing Vision

GovIT Session at Cloud Expo Another story about how the federal government remains wedded to primitive technology has crossed the wires, this one from Market Connections, Inc., which performed some custom research for the Government Information Technology Council (GITEC). Likening much of the feds' use of technology as being of "Model T vintage," the report compiled responses from 223 people involved in management, operations, and IT, with about 60 percent from civilian agencies and 40 percent from defense and military agencies. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship... (more)

Cloud Expo Expands To Internet of Things At @ThingsExpo

The 15th International Cloud Expo has just expanded its conference program, to bring together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC at one location. The show now has three tracks devoted exclusively to the IoT (with WebRTC present in one of the tracks), a full single track focusing on Big Data, and a two-track DevOps Summit, in addition to four tracks devoted exclusively to Cloud Computing in the enterprise. Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of th... (more)

Google To Debut IoT Beacon at @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley

First 100 Attendees at @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley "Breakout Session & BoF" Will Receive a Prototype (November 4-6, Santa Clara Convention Center, California) The Physical Web is an open web project within the Chrome team at Google. Scott Jenson (pictured below) leads a team that is working to leverage the scalability and openness of the web to talk to smart devices. The Physical Web Scott will report on the state of this research in a sessioin and BOF called "The Physical Web" on November 4 at Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. "The... (more)