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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)

Data Is Up, Data Is Down, Data Is on the Move

Data is going up and data is going down. Its endless upward spiral to the cloud is being lauded as the platform and paradigm that we must now adhere to for future IT efficiency. At the same time, data is going down. It is being processed and (crucially here) it is being ‘analyzed' at an in-memory level, where new speed efficiencies outstrip the power of disk-based alternative options. Data is on the move too of course. Mobile data (and most important of all, enterprise mobile data) is tracing a fast-paced location-aware fluid and functional vortex around us as the devices now ke... (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)

Digital Blurring… and How to Survive It By @ABridgwater | @CloudExpo #Cloud

There's no point in Googling the term ‘digital blurring' because it doesn't really exist. Except that it does... and we all have a pretty good idea of what it means. The bad news is that there are several kinds of digital blurring going on. The good news is that they are all digital and so they are all characteristically of the same genus and species. Chief Digital Officer fragmentation-blur We see digital blurring currently distorting the boundaries between IT and the business function. As a result we find that firms are staring to create new ‘Chief Digital Officer' roles in an ... (more)

PowerBuilder Developer's Journal Interview: Driving Innovation

Sybase Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Irfan Khan has been with the company for over 15 years. He oversees technology evangelism efforts and is chartered with ensuring the voice of Sybase's customers and the needs of the market are reflected within the company's innovation and product development. At a time when Sybase's revenues are stronger than at any time in the past and the company's technologies compete alongside the cream of the industry's database solutions, PowerBuilder Developer's Journal speaks directly to Sybase CTO Irfan Khan to get his wider perspective... (more)