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Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer 9th International Cloud Expo, held on November 7 - 10, 2011, in Santa Clara, CA, attracted more than 120 sponsors and exhibitors with over 7,500 registered delegates and four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. We invite you to enjoy here our photo album of the show...we'll be adding new images all week.   \ ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 16, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Information and communications technology solutions provider Huawei and telecommunications firm Telstra are planning to launch the first LTE Category 6-compatible mobile broadband device in Australia in the next few months.  The Telstra Wi-Fi 4G Advanced Pro X is a mobile hotspot able to operate continuously for up to t... (more)

NetSuite Goes After "ALot" of Cloud Computing Business

Do you like sports? Well, I do. And I like to see momentum start to build behind teams as they steadily improve over a few years, then seemingly come out of nowhere to win championships. Such was the case with the 1980 San Francisco 49ers, who captured their first Super Bowl the following year, and the 1998 Wisconsin Badgers, who began a new tradition of Rose Bowl victories after lying dormant for decades. Next year, watch the Nebraska Cornhuskers, a team that should came within one bad official's decision of disrupting the entire college-bowl championship mechanism last fall. Cloud Computing is doing the same thing within enterprise IT. This is not SOA or AJAX, ie, architectural or design approaches that at one time threatened to remake the world but were, in the end, proven just to be useful techniques. Cloud Computing has a momentum behind it now that will not ab... (more)

True Isolation Makes the Public Cloud Work Like a Private Cloud

Security is always mentioned as a key factor limiting cloud adoption, but what does “security” really mean in the cloud? To understand the potential risks of cloud computing—and how to address them—we need to be more specific. Once we’ve accurately defined the problems, we can address them with the right technology and processes. When you get into specifics with CSOs and risk managers, security concerns in the cloud can essentially be boiled down to two main issues: It’s a shared environment: In a multi-tenant public cloud, you’re sharing resources—servers, cloud networks, and storage—with other companies (possibly even a competitor). Obviously you don’t want them to get access to your data and applications. In this shared environment, data needs to be encrypted, which means you have to develop and deploy an encryption solution that can span the data center and cloud... (more)

New Data Visualization Options in Report Builder 3.0

Microsoft Developer on Ulitzer In my book 'Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' I dealt mostly with reports that can be authored using Report Builder 2.0. A complete chapter from the book on Report Builder 2.0 is freely available at the two following links: Learning SQL server Reporting Services 20089 - Part 1 Together with SQL Server 2008 R2 Nov-CTP there is a new Report Builder, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP Report Builder 3.0 which is available as a standalone download from this location. It can be installed using either wizards or from the commandline. You could also choose to configure it to work with a report server in native mode, or with a report server running in integrated Sharepoint mode. I took a first look at it installing in native mode to my SQL Server 2008 R2 NoV-CTP Hodentek3\Kumori. When I open the Report Builder 3's UI, I see a ... (more)

SqlXtract - PowerBuilder Version 9 Through 11.5.1

PBDJ Blog Post Software Tool & Die Inc. is pleased to announce that it has uploaded newer versions of its SQLExtract Utility to STD's SourceForge open source server. The new versions are for PowerBuilder 11.2, and 11.5.1. STD has also uploaded versions of SQLXtract for PB 9.0.3 and 10.2.1 to SourceForge as well that were previously housed on Sybase's CodeXchange system. The SQLXtract utility can be downloaded from STD's development area on SourceForge (click here).   This utility was developed with the anticipation that many PowerBuilder sites use Sybase’s DataWindow technology to gain access to various DataBase Management Systems. The DataWindow however, stores its SQL in a non-DBMS vendor specific format (known as a PBSelect to developers). This does not allow various SQL database analysis products access to the various DW SQL statements for processing. It is the... (more)

Ulitzer - iPad for Business?

iPad For Business In case you did not hear, Apple announced the iTouch on steroids aka iPad last week. Apple iPad via www.apple.com Is it a phone? No, its not an iPhone Is it a PC? Well, not in the context of the traditional PC or Mac book What is the iPad or more importantly, what is the possible business angle? First as to what is it, it might be easier to describe what it is not. As mentioned above, it is not an iPhone, granted you can get an iPad with 3G or WiFi for data access (similar to how iTouch has WiFi). Likewise, the iPad is not a PC in the context of running applications traditionally found on Windows PCs or Mac devices. What is it? As far as what is the iPad, here is a link to its specifications, some of which have resulted in confusion. For example, I have seen many comments about how the iPad does not have a camera. Well, not built in however there i... (more)

Silverlight 4 + RIA: Exposing WCF (SOAP\WSDL) Services

Continuing in our series, I wanted to touch on how a RIA Services can be exposed as a Soap\WSDL service. This is very useful if you want to enable the exact same business logic\data access logic for clients other than Silverlight. For example to a WinForms application or WPF or even a console application.  SOAP is a particularly good model for interop with the Java\JEE world as well. First you need to add a reference to Microsoft.ServiceModel.DomainSerivves.Hosting.EndPoints assembly from the RIA Services toolkit. Then you need to edit the endpoints section of the domainserivces config in web.config  file.  Below I am showing the SOAP and OData endpoints enabled. more)

Writing 'Hello World' Program for Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is a cool new mobile platform from Microsoft. Developers can use Silverlight, XNA Framework and of course .NET compact framework for developing applications for WP7. What Do You Need To get started, download and install the following tools on your Windows 7 or Vista PC. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2338b5d1-79d8-46af-b828-380b0f854203&displaylang=en Installation includes Visual Studio 2010, Expression Blend, Windows Phone Emulator, XNA Game studio along with all the documentation required for writing your next great app. Note that if Visual Studio 2010 Professional or above is already installed on the PC then only an Add-in for Windows Phone development is installed rather than complete installation of Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition. To familiarize with the development environment its better to first develop a sim... (more)

DocuSign’s Cloud API to Accelerate Integration with Force.com, Ruby, PHP

DocuSign Web Services Offers Developers Powerful New Tools to Easily Integrate DocuSign Electronic Signature Services with Leading Cloud Applications We’re excited about the release of the DocuSign Connect Application Programming Interface (API) for the DocuSign electronic signature platform. The new Connect API is designed to increased interoperability with key cloud platforms like Force.com, Ruby and PHP, allowing developers to easily create and integrate native applications with the DocuSign electronic signature platform. Get information about this new API, available now from the DocuSign Developer Center. The new DocuSign Connect API will enable developers to quickly build powerful new apps on the Force.com enterprise cloud computing platform that incorporate DocuSign electronic signatures. – Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer, salesforce.com. DocuSign ... (more)

Cloud Expo New York Preview: CIO of the NRO to Present June 6

Cloud Expo 2011 New York $500 Savings here! In the Fall of 2009, while she was Deputy CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency, Jill Tummler Singer shared with attending conference delegates her view that Enterprise Cloud Computing was "The Infrastructure's Ultimate Revenge" - noting it was a faster, better, cheaper, and safer computing environment for the enterprise. Then she wrote about Enterprise Cloud Computing for Cloud Computing Journal, defining it as "a behind-the-firewalls use of commercial, Internet-based cloud technologies specifically focused on one company’s or one business environment’s computing needs." Jill Tummler Singer speaking at 4th Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA - November, 2009. Now, one year into her promotion to CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office, Singer is coming back to speak for the second time in the International Cloud Expo series. Sh... (more)