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The premiere issue of the Internet of @ThingsExpo Newsletter contains highlights of the hottest sessions and speakers from Internet of @ThingsExpo, Call for Papers information, and sponsorship opportunities. ▸ Click Here to Download Newsletter Chris Matthieu Named Internet of @ThingsExpo Tech Chair Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley. The 2nd Global Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Chris Matthieu has two decades of telecom and web experience. He launched his Teleku cloud communications-as-a-service platform at eComm in 2010, which was acquired by Voxeo. Next he built an open source Node.JS PaaS called Nodester, which was acquired by AppFog. His new startup is Twelephone (http://twele... (more)

Is the "Internet of Things" Hype for Real?

It is only fitting that the 20th anniversary of the Gartner Hype Cycle has the Internet of Things right at the top of the coaster. IoT is currently at the peak of Inflated Expectations. The Gartner Hype Cycle give organizations an assessment of the maturity, business benefit and future direction of more than 2,000 technologies. The theme for this year’s Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle is Digital Business. As you can see, being at the top really means that there is a ton of media coverage about the technology, so much so that it starts to get a little silly. Everyone is talking about it, including this author. What you can also so is the downward trend to follow. This is the trough of disillusionment. Gamification, Mobile Health Monitoring and Big Data all fall into this area. It means that they already hit their big hype point but doesn’t necessarily mean that it’... (more)

Zebra Technologies Expands its Internet of Things Platform, Zatar, to Support iBeacon-based Location Services

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in products and solutions that provide real-time visibility into organizations' assets, people and transactions, today announced the expansion of Zatar, Zebra's cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to support location services based on iBeacon technology. At the National Retail Federation's (NRF) 103rd Annual Convention beginning on January 13, 2014, Zebra will exhibit how Zatar and iBeacon technology can enable personalized advertising in retail stores and other venues. Featured at booth #1419, the latest additions to Zatar will demonstrate Zebra's commitment to providing the building blocks for the Internet of Things. iBeacon is a new technology from Apple® that extends location services by recognizing the presence of iOS and other devices. A... (more)

CORRECTING and REPLACING Software AG Publishes “The Digital Enterprise” – how 22 enterprises are profiting from the digital revolution

Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. The corrected release reads: SOFTWARE AG PUBLISHES “THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE” – HOW 22 ENTERPRISES ARE PROFITING FROM THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION The Digital Enterprise is a thought provoking book which takes the reader through real life examples of the digital transformation facing every organization today Software AG announced the publication of “The Digital Enterprise: The Moves and Motives of the Digital Leaders,” a tour-de-force introduction to CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich's vision of the impact digital transformation is having across all industries, supported by over twenty examples from companies around the globe. All of the case studies from the book demonstrate how yesterday’s IT-driven environment has shifted to a new way of working, living and playing*. The foreword is writt... (more)

Skyworks Powers Leading Gaming Platforms

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that its front-end modules, low noise amplifiers, switches and power detectors are being utilized across the world’s foremost gaming platforms such as the Sony PlayStation®, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox. Skyworks has been delivering RF solutions across nearly all gaming platforms for several generations. (Photo: Business Wire) “Skyworks is proud to be at the heart of all leading gaming platforms,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive vice president and corporate general manager at Skyworks. “Our analog and connectivity solutions are helping to create a truly unique user experience with social capabilities. This is yet another example of Skyworks’ ability to capitalize on the unprecedented demand for wireless ubiquity acros... (more)

IDTechEx: What End Users Want From Printed Electronics - The Secrets

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IDTechEx Research continuously interviews end users in a rolling research program that obtains insights into the drivers, needs and specifications for emerging technologies. Common trends regarding printed electronics, which were identified from interviews with end user companies with annual sales revenues totalling more than $400 billion, include: There are more end users than ever before actively pursuing printed electronics programs who have staff dedicated to the topic. This is being conducted at an innovation/research level rather than a marketing level. Many users see printed electronics adding value by enabling differentiated products and interactivity. Work is secretive as companies seek to create applicational intellectual property to provide a competitive edge. End users do not want to become integrators t... (more)

Frost & Sullivan's IC the Future! - A Virtual Thought Leadership Panel

-- Frost & Sullivan hosts the next in a series of complimentary and exciting webinars on the Internet of Everything MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHEN:             Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EDT LOCATION:    Online, with free registration SPEAKERS:    Aravind Seshagiri, Frost & Sullivan's Measurement & Instrumentation Program Manager, along with expert panelists from: Millennial Net, Inc., ViaLogy, National Instruments and Time Domain The Internet of Everything (IoE) is technology's promise to mankind of a better quality of life through a connected environment and the connectivity of every aspect of human life through a common entity, the Internet. Through endeavors like "IC the Future," Frost & Sullivan aims to bring together industry experts and create new business ideas, which will drive the convergence of different tech... (more)

Wireless Communication Specialists Westbase Appointed as Distributor of Vodafone's MachineLink 3G M2M Router

CARDIFF, Wales, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Westbase Technology has been appointed by Vodafone as distributor for the MachineLink 3G, Vodafone's all-purpose machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless mobile router, built to address the rapid multi-sector growth in M2M deployments globally. The MachineLink 3G is feature packed for M2M connectivity providing network access anywhere there's 2G or 3G cellular coverage with Penta-band 3G and Quad-band 2G support. An out-of-the-box, pre-configured, and managed 3G HSPA+ solution, the service can be mass deployed to instantly connect remote assets, premises, equipment, and vehicles using any Vodafone or Vodafone M2M partner mobile network anywhere in the world. Part of the Vodafone M2M Product Portfolio the MachineLink 3G is delivered with Vodafone Managed Connectivity. The service significantly reduces M2M complexity and cos... (more)

ORBCOMM Announces Launch Date for First OG2 Mission

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq:ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, today announced that it will launch six next generation OG2 satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida aboard a dedicated SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket scheduled for the morning of May 10, 2014. ORBCOMM’s OG2 satellites are far more advanced than its current OG1 satellites and will provide existing customers with significant enhancements, such as faster message delivery, larger message sizes and better coverage at higher latitudes, while drastically increasing network capacity. In addition, the OG2 satellites are equipped with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) payload to receive and report transmissions from AIS-equipped vessels for ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts, increasing asset visibility and the probability of detection for ORBCOMM’... (more)

Why Are APIs So Popular? | @CloudEXPO @AndyThurai #AI #API #IoT #IIoT #SmartCities #ArtificialIntelligence #DigitalTransformation

Kin Lane recently wrote a couple of blogs about why copyrighting an API is not common. I couldn’t agree more that copyrighting APIs is uncommon. First of all, the API definition is just an interface (It is the implementation detail that is important, and needs to be guarded), so it doesn’t make any sense to copyright an interface. (It is almost like copyrighting a pretty face ). Secondly, the whole idea of exposing an API is you are looking for others to finish the work you started by just providing the plumbing work. Why would anyone want to get involved with a copyrighted API and finish your work for you? Kin Lane says, “API copyright would prevent the reuse and remix of common or successful API patterns within a space. We are at a point where aggregating common, popular APIs into single, standardized interfaces is emerging as the next evolution in web and mobil... (more)

ARM Server to Transform #BigData to #IoT | @CloudExpo #IIoT #AI #ML #DX

A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. What Is a Microserver...and What Isn't Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some years to come - growing to over 20% of the server market by 2016 according to Oppenheimer ("Cloudy With A Chance of ARM" Oppenheimer Equity Research Industry Report). According to Chris Piedmonte, CEO of Suvola Corporation - a software and services company focused on creating preconfigured and scalable Microserver appliances for deployin... (more)

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The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
We all love the many benefits of natural plant oils, used as a deap treatment before shampooing, at home or at the beach, but is there an all-in-one solution for everyday intensive nutrition and modern styling?I am passionate about the benefits of natural extracts with tried-and-tested results, which I have used to develop my own brand (lemon for its acid ph, wheat germ for its fortifying action…). I wanted a product which combined caring and styling effects, and which could be used after shampo...
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.