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Be Among the First 100 to Attend & Receive a Smart Beacon. The Physical Web is an open web project within the Chrome team at Google. Scott Jenson leads a team that is working to leverage the scalability and openness of the web to talk to smart devices. The Physical Web uses bluetooth l...
The Physical Web is an open standard so any device can broadcast a URL wirelessly, so any phone/tablet/watch nearby can see and rank those devices. When the user taps on one, they just go to that web page. It's really that simple. It's about thinking small, enabling micro-information (...
It’s no secret that doing nothing is often considered a safe bet. The psychology behind inaction is well understood, particularly in the case of IT — the path of least disruption is usually maintaining the status quo rather than trying something new, But once in a while, a decision ...
Dion Hinchliffe posted a modernizing round up of Enterprise 2.0 tools, and I thought it would be useful to highlight: How you can use the Google suite for the same functions and benefits What else you can do with Google, and what this broad scope means for CIOs
AppScale Systems, a newly surfaced start-up that has its own AppScale Cloud Platform, an open source runtime system for web applications and mobile application back-ends, just introduced its first commercial product, ScaleSafe, which automates failover and migration of cloud apps and d...
Twilio (http://www.twilio.com), the cloud communications company, has announced the completion of a $70 million Series D round of funding. New investors include Redpoint Ventures, who led the round with existing investor Bessemer Venture Partners, and Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). The...
Google Apps Script is a cloud based JavaScript environment which allows you to write powerful applications and workflows around Google Apps such as Gmail, Docs, Drive, Sheets and more. The development is entirely within a browser and it's free and easy to get started. At this session, ...
With over 3 million applications and over 300,000 unique developers now using Cloud Platform in a given month, according to Google Sr. VP Urs Hölzle, it is time to open that infrastructure "and make it available to any business or developer anywhere." Blogging in the Google Clou...
Google’s impressive Chromebook Pixel is just the latest in a series of devices which are trying to entice users to compute in a different way. With (almost) ubiquitous connectivity, and an increasing reliance upon web-based services for mail, calendars, document creation and more...
Talend, the global integration software leader, on Tuesday announced that 2012 marked a year of sustained growth and expansion in a market increasingly driven by the need to maximize the value of enterprise information assets. Providing Integration at Any Scale, Talend’s integration so...
Google couldn’t have picked a prettier time to release the upgraded version of Google Maps for iOS it’s been working on since Apple kicked it off the iPhone and iPad in September in favor of its own dodgy Apple Maps that couldn’t find the Eiffel Tower, utterly embarrassed the company, ...
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) represents a complete preintegrated platform offering for the development and operation of general purpose business applications. A fully preintegrated and standardized platform - offered in a multitenant mode as a managed service - means much less manual e...
After buying Motorola Mobility and its 17,000 patents for $12.5 billion in May, Google is going to try to make the place profitable, something that has eluded it for 14 of the last 16 quarters.
One of the key tenets of the Cloud is self-service. Anyone from an individual entrepreneur to an enterprise CIO with a valid credit card can subscribe to the Cloud. This has been the biggest driver of Cloud adoption especially among the startups and SMEs. While this is definitely an ad...
If you are unfamiliar with the term “Consumerization of IT” or CoIT then you may think that it means “IT has become a consumer product”. But that is not interpretation which is generally accepted. Traditionally, adoption of Information Technology used to start with defense & governme...
The US Department of the Interior has moved its e-mail business to Google, which sued when the agency gave Microsoft a five-year $59.3 million cloud-based e-mail contract in 2010 claiming the department’s research was “stale” and Microsoft’s security wasn’t certified for government use...
I can barely control my indignation when I read articles about Google Plus as a tool for “social collaboration”. These articles sometimes come from writers I respect. I guess we have a difference of opinion on this. Here are my reasons why I think Google Plus is not a tool for social c...
On Saturday, April 28, the FCC released the full un-redacted report on Google’s Street View project. The report is only 25 pages long and can be found at the bottom of this post.  I find the following tidbits particularly interesting: “ …Engineer Doe developed Wi-Fi d...
PaaS is nothing but uploading your small kernel of code with business logic and the PaaS service provider will run that code on allocated computing and storage instances. The aim of PaaS is to let the developers concentrate on developing their code rather than creating and maintaining ...
You could think of Google Drive as Google’s answer to Dropbox or Microsoft’s SkyDrive or any one of a dozen cloud storage systems, but it’s not.  Google Drive is so integrated with Google Apps for Business, Google Docs and Google that it is destined to become the semi...
I got a call a few weeks ago from a NYC-based foreign language school that was looking for a software makeover. They were using Google Spreadsheets to manage their student, class, and payment information, and for the previous year were happy as can be. After all, Google Spreadsheets of...
Gladinet supports many cloud storage services in its Starter and Professional Edition (Gladinet Cloud Desktop). It supports the same list of cloud storage services in its Cloud Server product. These products support direct client side connection to the many cloud storage services.
A keystone to Cloud 2.0 is Cloud Identity – Common identity systems for single sign-on across Cloud as well as internal applications. Implementing Cloud Identity best practices is achieved through ‘IDaaS’ – Identity as a Service, one of the services on our Roadm...
While many would say it’s not a matter of “if” but “when,” this week has sparked some storage industry experts to ponder whether the high-margin data storage market is beginning to feel the impact of cloud adoption. To elaborate, let me direct your attention to two of this week’s annou...
CumuLogic is a cloud computing company founded by Sun Microsystems’ alumni. The company has developed a Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software that makes it easier and faster to develop and deploy Java applications (apps) in the cloud. By automating the management of the runtime en...
In an application deployed directly on IaaS, you know and control everything about the database; in a SaaS application you know little and control nothing. But how does it work in PaaS? Since a PaaS is essentially a container that runs application code, and virtually every applicat...
With its eye on Amazon Web Services and Amazon’s attractions for business, Google has set up App Engine Premier Accounts, an enterprise service for its restrictions-beset PaaS that abandons per-user, per-app pricing. For $500 a month, it’s promising premier support, a 99.95% uptime S...
Any new technology adoption happens because of one of the three reasons: Capability: It allows us to do something which was not feasible earlier Convenience: It simplifies Cost: It significantly reduces cost of doing something What is our expectation from cloud computin...
Google is dumping Gears, the widgetry used to let Google Apps work offline. The functionality has been moved to HTML 5. The company said in a blog that there will be no new Gears releases, newer browsers such as Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 won’t be supported with plug-ins, an...
Outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt is only going to stick around as executive chairman for a year after he turns the company over to co-founder Larry Page, 37, on April 4, according to the New Yorker's Ken Auletta, who wrote the book "Googled." Eric reportedly started getting antsy af...
Google is supposed to unveil a beta Chrome OS on a generic Atom-based netbook Tuesday and put the Google-branded thing into limited circulation in the run-up to a commercial product next year. Reportedly no more than 65,000 of this first-stab widget will be made as an appeal to develop...
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on Thursday awarded a contract to Unisys to create a secure cloud-based email and collaboration platform, based on Google Apps for Government, to allow GSA employees to collaborate and work remotely from any location at any time. Accordin...
Adobe on Monday announced the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, providing publishers a set of turnkey hosted services and viewer technology to create, publish, optimize and sell digital content direct to consumers, through content retailers or leading mobile marketplaces. Built on the fo...
Google’s got a special new version of its standard Premier Edition Google Apps that’s supposed to meet basic toe-in-the-door government security requirements. Well, at least the data generated by the government’s use of Gmail and calendaring will be segregated from everybody else’s c...
ReachPeople has announced it has launched its ReachPeople app in the Google Apps Marketplace, Google's online storefront for Google Apps products and services. The ReachPeople app brings alert notifications to the Google Apps Marketplace. Now, schools can notify parents or students reg...
Google's quixotic and poorly executed attempt to do business in China on its terms rather than the Chinese government's has suffered another serious setback. Google's Internet Content Providers (ICP) license to run google.cn expired on Wednesday and the Communist regime told the compa...
Google has lost the guy who started and led its Chrome OS project to Facebook. Matthew Papakipos, who joined Google in 2007 when it acquired PeakStream which he founded, tweeted the news Monday morning, saying “Now that Chrome OS & WebGL are in good shape, it’s time for something n...
At the core of Mavenlink's platform is the project collaboration app, providing a comprehensive and secure workspace for managing communications, tracking tasks and deliverables, and sharing project files and attachments. From the initial negotiation to payments and every step in betwe...
Google fired a shot across Apple’s bow Wednesday and considering the way things have been going Apple will probably seek to return fire in the not-too-distant future with an armor-piercing lawsuit. The latest fray started when Google got up at the Google I/O developers conference – li...