Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung
i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?"
Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing
completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving
the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical
Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not
(yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do
to vote is to go to the Further Details page of any nominee you'd like to see
end up in the top half of the poll when we close voting on Christmas Eve,
December 24, and cast your vote or votes. To access the Further Details of
each nominee just click on their name. Happy voting!
In alphabetical order the nominees are:
Tim Berner... (more)
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing.
But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and
external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the
leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing
professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud?
This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when
13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa
Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here
are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with...
RANDY BIAS | @randybias
"Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.]
That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)
Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo
Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional
software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets
delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive
technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's
industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength.
The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob
Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers
is fast approaching.
Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or
using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet
technologies (see suggested examples below).
Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The
Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)
Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top 50 Bloggers on
Cloud Computing it became clear that an expansion would be needed before too
long. Thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account
(http://twitter.com/jg21) here goes - just three months before Cloud
Expo Silicon Valley (November 7-10) - with an expanded roster, listed as
before in alphabetical order since I am making no attempt at this stage to
rank the various blogs, merely to map - and celebrate - their existence.
Dustin Amrhein | "A View from the Clouds"
Dave Asprey | "Cloudy Words"
Ian Bergin | "Clouded Issues"
Randy Bias | "Cloudscaling"
Rick Blaisdell | "Rickscloud"
Steve Bobrowski | "The Cloud View"
Rene Buest | www.CloudUser.de
Larry Carvalho | "Robust Cloud"
Andrew M. Chapman | "MemorableURL.com"
Sam Charrington | "Cloud Pulse"
Colin Clark | "Cloud Event Processing"
Peter Coffee | cloudb... (more)
'While the last decade was focused on the Web, the next phase in the
evolution of our industry will be on the convergence of Web, mobile and
desktop applications and the ability to extend existing applications with
these new technologies for a consistent user experience regardless of how and
where the information is viewed,' says Nexaweb CTO Jeremy Chone in this
Exclusive Q&A with with SYS-CON's Web 2.0 Journal in the run-up to his
session on October 20 at AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo in San Jose,
California (October 20-22, 2008)
Web 2.0 Journal: Starting at 35,000 ft…where does Nexaweb’s software
offerings fit in the ever-changing Enterprise IT universe?
Jeremy Chone: Nexaweb actually fits in very nicely in the ever changing
enterprise IT universe. When you consider the convergence of Web 2.0, mobile
and desktop applications, you quickly realize that the IT mana... (more)
Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web
sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT
operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and
see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for
(Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)
View Joshua Corman, principal security strategist in IBM's Internet Security
Systems division, in discussion with Cloud Computing Expo chairman Jeremy
Geelan, on SYS-CON.TV - recorded live at the 2nd International Cloud
Computing Conference & Expo held in New York City, March 2009.
Click here to see Joshua Corman on SYS-CON.TV
Cloud computing is an approach to computing that enables organizations to
leverage scalable, elastic and secure computing resources as services with
the expected results of simplified operations, significant savings in cost
and resources and an increase in operational flexibility.
With its deep experience and rich technological innovation and capabilities
in the enterprise server marketplace, as well as its involvement in
transaction-intensive, mission-critical environments, Unisys is in a unique
position to provide cloud computing that is secure enough and scalable enough
for enterprise-class computing.
As a pioneer in large-scale computing, Unisys has tackled some of the
toughest security challenges in the world for both public and private sector
clients. The company brings a holistic approach to security that spans
digital and physical environments, securing a cl... (more)
Yahoo! is investing significantly in Cloud Computing to support the company's
global applications and audience of more than 500 million users.
Yahoo!'s cloud confronts technical challenges at an almost unprecedented
scale - requiring tens of petabytes of storage, tens of thousands of
machines, and synchronization across multiple data centers around the globe.
Shelton Shugar will describe how Yahoo! leverages Cloud Computing to improve
agility and drive innovation in his keynote at SYS-CON's upcoming 4th
International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo being held November 2-4 at
the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Yahoo! is developing and utilizing Internet-scale cloud computing services to
improve Yahoo! consumer experience for half a million people around the
world, speed the innovation of its developers, simplify operating
environments and reduce c... (more)
Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing --
pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of
hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and
high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about security, quality
of service, integration, compliance, lock-in, and the long-term costs of
Private clouds for the exclusive use of one enterprise can however mitigate
these concerns by giving the enterprise greater control. In a keynote address
to be given at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo,
Richard Sarwal (pictured), SVP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager,
will explore how enterprises are likely to adopt public and private cloud
computing, building on a foundation of virtualization infrastructure and
The keynote w... (more)
Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the
organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo
remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully
chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending
delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples
they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to
maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and
flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors.
The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference &
Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is
currently still open.
The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30,
Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: