Systems of Innovation for Ongoing Digital Transformation
Information technology (IT) advances are transforming the way we innovate in
business, thereby disrupting the old guard and their predictable status-quo.
It’s creating global market turbulence. Industries are converging, and new
opportunities and threats are emerging, like never before.
So, how are savvy chief information officers (CIOs) leading this transition?
Back in 2015, the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted a market study
that included the findings from over 1,800 CIO interviews from around the
globe. The resulting insights are worthy of revisiting today, as we consider
the digital business transformation outlook in 2017.
Introduction to the Torchbearer CIO
CIOs realize the barriers between formerly distinct industries are
collapsing, as organizations in one sector apply their expertise to others
When it comes to centralizing logs to Elasticsearch, the first log shipper
that comes to mind is Logstash. People hear about it even if it's not clear
what it does:
- Bob: I'm looking to aggregate logs
- Alice: you mean... like... Logstash?
When you get into it, you realize centralizing logs often implies a bunch of
things, and Logstash isn't the only log shipper that fits the bill:
fetching data from a source: a file, a UNIX socket, TCP, UDP... processing
it: appending a timestamp, parsing unstructured data, adding Geo information
based on IP shipping it to a destination. In this case, Elasticsearch. And
because Elasticsearch can be down or struggling, or the network can be down,
the shipper would ideally be able to buffer and retry
In this post, we'll describe Logstash and its alternatives - 5 "alternative"
log shippers (Filebeat, Fluentd, rsyslog, syslog-ng and Logag... (more)
The World's Many IoTs: Which Are the Most Important?
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics,
wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more.
Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a
diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in
all these areas.
In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger
Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will
have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see
over the next couple of years.
Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary
real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things,
systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to
910Telecom exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place
at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016.
Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St.,
910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver.
Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers
connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet
backbones and exchanges.
The 910Telecom Meet Me RoomTM facilities provide access to hundreds of
customers as well as national and local carriers without incurring local loop
fees. Passive and active panels support circuit connections from T1 to DS3,
OC3-OC192, and GigE Ethernet.
For more information, visit http://910telecom.com.
The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 20... (more)
China Unicom exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place
at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016.
China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was
officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China
Netcom and former China Unicom.
China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services
including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line
broadband, ICT, data communications, domestic and international
communications facilities, satellite service, network access service,
value-added and system integration services with a modern communication
network characterized by nationwide coverage and extensive global reach.
Committed to raising its overall competitiveness and sustainable development
capacity and becoming a world leading provider of... (more)
Ushering in the Internet of Insights: Moving from ‘Things' to ‘Decisions'
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT)
industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if
"my IoT is broken." What they wonder is if they are making the right
decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve
customer experience - effectively the same challenges they have always had in
growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now
these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now all corporate assets
- people, objects, and spaces - can share information about themselves and
their surroundings. And this data can help make better decisions through
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Anders Brown, Managing Director, Internet of
Things Group at Luxoft, shared a viewp... (more)
The Automated Docker Container Deployment Pipeline
Docker containers have brought great opportunities to shorten the deployment
process through continuous integration and the delivery of applications and
microservices. This applies equally to enterprise data centers as well as the
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jari Kolehmainen, founder and CTO of
Kontena, will discuss solutions and benefits of a deeply integrated
deployment pipeline using technologies such as container management
platforms, Docker containers, and the drone.io Cl tool. He also will
demonstrate deployment of a CI/CD pipeline using container management, as
well as show how to deploy a containerized application through a continuous
Jari Kolehmainen is founder and CTO of Kontena, Inc., the provider of the
developer-friendly, open source container and microser... (more)
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top Most Influential Internet of Things 'Media
Brand' by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape: Top 100
Individuals and Brands.'
Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the IoT debate to uncover the
most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation.
Intel and Cisco have been named the world's most influential IoT brands,
followed by SYS-CON Media's global IoT event, @ThingsExpo as the world's most
influential IoT media brand.
Onalytica captured data from 56,224 users. The PageRank based methodology
they use to extract influencers on a particular topic (tweets mentioning
#InternetofThings or #IoT in this case) takes into account the number and
quality of contextual references that a user receives.
According to Onalytica "The real benefits of the IoT and M2M have yet to be
fully realized but we are a... (more)
Leveraging WebRTC for the Internet of Things
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers
are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now
bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data
With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as
WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the
Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately
and securely in a decentralized way.
In his session at WebRTC Summit, Luis Montes, founder and CEO of Iced
Development, will discuss in some detail how we can build web apps like this
Luis Montes is the founder and CEO of Iced Development. He brings 18 years of
medical, manufacturing, and financial enterprise software experience. Iced
Development is a Phoenix b... (more)
Overcoming the Challenges in Testing WebRTC Services
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses
some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but
also for those who need to test and monitor these services.
In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC,
reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and
monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
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Tsahi Levent-Levi is co-founder of testRTC, a WebRTC testing and monitoring
company, as well as an independent analyst and consultant for WebRTC.
Tsahi Levent-Levi has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications,
VoIP and 3G industry as an engineer, manager, marketer and CTO. He is an
entrepreneur, independent analyst and consultant, assisting companies to form
a bri... (more)
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space.
It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a
node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained
Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at
DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New
York City, NY.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center,
New York City, and is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and
will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the
leading industry players in the world.
DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley
(October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)
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