Mobile messaging has been a popular communication channel for more than 20
years. Finnish engineer Matti Makkonen invented the idea for SMS (Short
Message Service) in 1984, making his vision a reality on December 3, 1992 by
sending the first message ("Happy Christmas") from a PC to a cell phone.
Since then, the technology has evolved immensely, from both a technology
standpoint, and in our everyday uses for it.
Originally used for person-to-person (P2P) communication, i.e., Sally sends a
text message to Betty - mobile messaging now offers tremendous value to
businesses for customer and employee-facing communication. This is most
notably done through application-to-person (A2P) messaging platforms that
send things like appointment reminders, shipping alerts, IT status updates,
to name a few.
Now a new form of mobile messaging is revolutionizing how businesses are
Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-time
communication over IP.
It defines a new approach for interoperable Instant Messaging and VoIP based
on pragmatic HTTP APIs and WebRTC, and provides open source reference
implementations to showcase and bootstrap the new standard.
Matrix.org's focus is on simplicity, security, and supporting the fullest
For more information, visit http://matrix.org/.
Matrix: The Missing Signaling Layer for WebRTC?
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between
WebRTC silos. SIP and... (more)
"In the past year we've seen a lot of stabilization of WebRTC. You can now
use it in production with a far greater degree of certainty. A lot of the
real developments in the past year have been in things like the data channel,
which will enable a whole new type of application," explained Peter Dunkley,
Technical Director at Acision, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo,
held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
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We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using
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Can call centers hang up the phones for good?
Intuitive Solutions did.
WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony
and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing
them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model.
It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY!
Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with
232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but
the potential is limitless w... (more)
The Analytics Value Chain - The Key to Delivering Value in IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) is about the digitization of physical assets
including sensors, devices, machines, gateways, and the network. It creates
possibilities for significant value creation and new revenue generating
business models via data democratization and ubiquitous analytics across IoT
networks. The explosion of data in all forms in IoT requires a more robust
and broader lens in order to enable smarter timely actions and better
outcomes. Business operations become the key driver of IoT applications and
SYS-CON Events announced today that Harbinger Systems will exhibit at
SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November
3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Harbinger Systems is a global company providing software technology services.
Since 1990, Harbinger has developed a strong customer base worldwide. Its
customers include software product companies ranging from hi-tech start-ups
in Silicon Valley to leading product companies in the US and large in-house
For more information, please visit http://www.harb... (more)
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult - let alone tracking network connections or malicious activity.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Gianluca Borello, Sr. Software Engineer at Sysdig, will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including pros / cons and li...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM Cloud Data Services has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
IBM Cloud Data Services offers a portfolio of integrated, best-of-breed cloud data services for developers focused on mobile computing and analytics use cases.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products.
With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
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The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
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As the world moves towards more DevOps and microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS.
In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas, an Architect/Developer Evangeli...
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There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. Migration to cloud shifts computing resources from your data center, which can yield significant advantages provided that the cloud vendor an offer enterprise-grade quality for your application.
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As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ability. Many are unable to effectively engage and inspire, creating forward momentum in the direction of desired change. Renowned for its approach to leadership and emphasis on their people, organizations increasingly look to our military for insight into these challenges.
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Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability.
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi's VP Business Development and Engineering, will explore the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driv...
Oct. 9, 2015 11:15 AM EDT
SYS-CON Events announced today that Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, will keynote at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Oct. 9, 2015 11:15 AM EDT
As-a-service models offer huge opportunities, but also complicate security. It may seem that the easiest way to migrate to a new architectural model is to let others, experts in their field, do the work. This has given rise to many as-a-service models throughout the industry and across the entire technology stack, from software to infrastructure. While this has unlocked huge opportunities to accelerate the deployment of new capabilities or increase economic efficiencies within an organization, i...
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The web app is agile. The REST API is agile. The testing and planning are agile. But alas, data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes that force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures.
Come learn about a new solution to the problems faced by software organ...
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Achim Weiss is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ProfitBricks. In 1995, he broke off his studies to co-found the web hosting company "Schlund+Partner." The company "Schlund+Partner" later became the 1&1 web hosting product line. From 1995 to 2008, he was the technical director for several important projects: the largest web hosting platform in the world, the second largest DSL platform, a video on-demand delivery network, the largest eMail backend in Europe, and a universal billing syste...
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Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively.
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The last decade was about virtual machines, but the next one is about containers. Containers enable a service to run on any host at any time. Traditional tools are starting to show cracks because they were not designed for this level of application portability. Now is the time to look at new ways to deploy and manage applications at scale.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Brian “Redbeard” Harrington, a principal architect at CoreOS, will examine how CoreOS helps teams run in production. Attende...
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Redis is not only the fastest database, but it has become the most popular among the new wave of applications running in containers. Redis speeds up just about every data interaction between your users or operational systems.
In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Dave Nielsen, Developer Relations at Redis Labs, will share the functions and data structures used to solve everyday use cases that are driving Redis' popularity
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Harbinger Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Harbinger Systems is a global company providing software technology services. Since 1990, Harbinger has developed a strong customer base worldwide. Its customers include software product companies ranging from hi-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley to leading product companies in the US a...
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Overgrown applications have given way to modular applications, driven by the need to break larger problems into smaller problems. Similarly large monolithic development processes have been forced to be broken into smaller agile development cycles. Looking at trends in software development, microservices architectures meet the same demands.
Additional benefits of microservices architectures are compartmentalization and a limited impact of service failure versus a complete software malfunction....
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Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges. Security, privacy, and unified standards are a few key issues. In addition, each IoT product is comprised of at least three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the backend big-data service, and the mobile application for the end user's controls. Each component is developed by a different team, using different technologies and practices, and deployed to a different stack/...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that DataClear Inc. will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The DataClear ‘BlackBox’ is the only solution that moves your PC, browsing and data out of the United States and away from prying (and spying) eyes. Its solution automatically builds you a clean, on-demand, virus free, new virtual cloud based PC outside of the United States, and wipes it clean...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Machkey International Company will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Machkey provides advanced connectivity solutions for just about everyone. Businesses or individuals, Machkey is dedicated to provide high-quality and cost-effective products to meet all your needs.
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