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There are more mobile phones in the Philippines than people. And there are a lot of people. This is one of the amazing statistics of our current era, in which the compulsion for humans to communicate is leading us into the realm of massive data flows in an increasingly interconnected world. The Philippine phenomenon is due in part to the presence of two dominant mobile carriers-and a third that nips strongly at their heels-who charge extra fees for texts and calls outside of their networks. About 96% of this traffic is from prepaid traffic, in which users "load" up their phones from ubiquitous small stores in increments of less than one US dollar. Similar noteworthy statistics are found elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Indonesia, for example, was sending out 385 tweets per second in 2013, grabbing 7.5% of global Twitter traffic. Other strong social-media numbers have le... (more)

Cloud & Manufacturing: M2M to the Rescue?

Manufacturing comprises 17 to 18% of the global economy, and is set to rack up about $13.5 trillion in revenues this year. China assumed leadership in the sector a few years ago and will account for about $2.5 trillion this year; manufacturing revenues in the US will approach $2 trillion. The developed world and China continue to dominate the sector. Things are less good among developing nations. As an example, the Philippines (where I have family and an office) produces about 1% of US revenue in manufacturing, with about 33% of the US population. There are slightly more than 1 mi... (more)

Cloud is Stacking Up Nicely

The stack is the hack, Jack. That's my takeaway from several events I attended over the past few weeks in Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia. I listened to and participated in discussions about everything from large datacenter management (think Facebook Open Compute) to enterprise-level cyberfraud (at a seminar in Manila attended by the US State Dept. and Philippine National Police) to the world of entrepreneurial startups, app deployment, and mobility (in a series of meetups and talks in both the US and Asia.) I also attended the announcement of a very high-level report from the ... (more)

Containers and Microservices On the Agenda at @CloudExpo By @IoT2040 [#DevOps]

The 16th Cloud Expo has added coverage containers and microservices to its program for New York, to be held June 9-11 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Cloud Expo has long been the single, independent show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud. This year will be no different. Containers are an old concept that saw renewed life with the emergence of Docker in 2013. Then late in 2014, CoreOS shook up the cloud-computing world by announcing its own container strategy called Rocket. Meanwhile, enterprise IT heav... (more)

Containers and Microservices at @CloudExpo New York By @IoT2040 [#Cloud]

Containers and Microservices at Cloud Expo New York Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 9-11, will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices. Cloud Expo New York Tracks Announced: Enterprise Cloud Adoption Cloud  & Mobility | Hot Topics PaaS | Containers & Microservices Cloud APIs & Enterprise Security Big Data | Analytics Consumer Internet of Things Enterpri... (more)