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Platform Power: ServiceNow at Cloud Field Day #2 Cloud computing and services platform company ServiceNow took part in the second annual San Francisco located Cloud Field Day #2 event this July 2017. Designed to be an open discussion forum for speakers and audience members to deconstruct and demystify the core mechanics of cloud, ServiceNow speakers were open and frank about the opportunities and challenges facing businesses who want to harness the power of cloud platform technologies in the context of new connected business models. Structured workflow and automation ServiceNow's Jonathan Sparks kicked off proceedings in his capacity as senior director of product management. Sparks introduced vice president of finance and corporate development Dominic Philips who underlined the fact that ServiceNow essentially offers structured workflow and automation between servi... (more)

Sun’s JavaOne 2009: Business As Usual

In the wake of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems, many of us questioned whether we would actually see the company's annual JavaOne developer conference and exhibition take place. Industry commentators and analysts have been postulating over possible the emergence of a new and more commercially driven iteration of the Java programming language and platform. Initial signs of this becoming a reality have come with the announcement of a new Java Store to showcase applications in front the 800 million desktop Java technology users worldwide. So it seemed that overall, it's busi... (more)

The Commercial Case for Open Source Software

This post is written in association with Pentaho, a commercial open-source (COSS) provider of reporting, analysis, dashboard, data mining and data integration software. The history of open source has already been written and rewritten a couple of times, so there's no need to go back to Genesis chapter one and revisit Linus Torvalds' "just a hobby, won't be big" comments too often. But open source became more than the sum of its parts and the hobbyists grew successful in domains that traditionally belonged to their proprietary relatives. Historical Note: If you do still want the... (more)

Dark Truths from Deep Inside the Data Universe By @ABridgwater | @BigDataExpo #BigData

The technology industry is fond of rounding out the year with predictions for the twelve months ahead. It's almost as if our arbitrary notion of calendar-driven time should be guaranteed to herald the arrival of the next paradigm shift or platform change. Of course we know that in reality, change and development happens continuously and this is especially so in IT. Rather than a ‘what to expect in the year ahead' discussion, let's instead look at some of the darker truths that currently stem from the data universe we are all currently trying to circumnavigate. Arguably one of o... (more)

Application Transformation: CIO Lessons from YouTube

Application transformation is happening all around us and we are now compelled to reshape much of what we do in the enterprise IT space to meet the new challenges being thrown up, some of which stem from a change in user behavior outside of the workplace. Information technology phenomena including virtualized desktops, use of new cloud-based applications and the so-called consumerization of IT are being amplified by Bring Your Own Device trends, which see users making direct choices over which type of device form factors they want to use in the enterprise. Are we near breaking ... (more)