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Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo "We believe that cloud is an important trend that we will support. We have two objectives. The first is to ensure that cloud computing is fully enterprise grade, meaning high performance, scalability, reliability, availability, security and standards-based for portability and interoperability. Second, we will support both public and private cloud computing in order to give customers choice," says Richard Sarwal, SVP Product Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager - and upcoming Keynote Speaker at SYS-CON's 5th International Cloud Computing Expo - in this Exclusive Q&A with Cloud Computing Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Cloud Computing Journal: Oracle played a pioneering role in making Grid Computing relevant to enterprises - I'm thinking of Oracle Real Applications ... (more)

Oracle Named Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo SYS-CON Events announced today that Oracle was named exclusive "Diamond Sponsor" of Cloud Expo 2010. Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. Next April, Cloud Expo is returning to New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors. An Exclusive Interview with Oracle's Richard Sarwal "Cloud" has become synonymous with "computing" and "software" in two short years. Cloud Expo is the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will participate in Cloud Expo worldwide. Oracle Maps Its Cloud Computing Strategy The cloud is certainly a compelling alternative to running all applications within a traditional corporate data... (more)

Top Security Predictions for 2010

Security Sessions at Cloud Expo Botnets, malicious applications and social networking malware are all threats to look out for in 2010, according to BitDefender. BitDefender, an award-winning provider of innovative anti-malware security solutions, also predicts that in 2010 cybercriminals will target operating systems, mobile devices and enterprise technologies such as cloud computing. "2009 saw a wide range of security threats aiming at both end-users and at corporate networks," said Catalin Cosoi, BitDefender's senior anti-spam researcher. "The Conficker worm took a dramatic surge and managed to stay one of the top three global threats during 2009. Although not entirely dangerous, its spreading mechanisms and its resistance to detection may be regarded as the cornerstone of the upcoming breeds of highly destructive malware." BitDefender's 2010 security predictions ... (more)

As Times Square Ball Drops, EarthCam's There Live

New Year 2010 on Ulitzer On December 31, EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), the world's favorite webcam network and industry leader in webcam technology, webcast its 14th annual New Year's Eve Times Square interactive celebration live from New York City and locations around the world. EarthCam brought the world's largest party in Times Square directly to visitors live in real time via its interactive New Year's website and without commercial interruption. The evening's events were also accessible through mobile devices, including the iPhone. In this year'sNew Year 2010 event (http://newyears.earthcam.com/), there were 25 live camera views from Times Square. Viewers were able to choose from among the New York cameras throughout the day and enjoy events from viewpoints they chose. Cameras available for selection in additional locations throughout the world included Moscow,... (more)

New Year’s Resolutions from a Cloud Platform CEO

Gizmox Demo at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - As we head into 2010, technological companies and experts are making their predictions as to what the New Year can expect to bring while reviewing the best of 2009. Navot Peled, CEO of Gizmox, has three personal resolutions to share with developers and the IT community, focusing on commitments that he is making. Ensure that developers have more tools that they really need Desktop power on the web, with its enormous economic impact, is a long set goal. Yet as technologies get closer, they get much more complicated. Although Ajax, Silverlight and Flash all introduce complexities that challenge developers, there many tools that try to reduce complexities. My first New Year's resolution is to reintroduce simplicity to the ever growing complex technological world. Sometimes it seems that on a daily basis there are new tech... (more)

A Safe, Prosperous, and Happy New Year to All Our Readers!

A safe, prosperous, and Happy New Year to all SYS-CON.com readers and Ulitzer.com users! One handy way to catch up with all our articles with a 2010 theme, from forward-looking predictions to retrospectives on '09, is to visit http://newyear2010.ulitzer.com, where we have gathered literally dozens and dozens of items for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! ... (more)

Six Enterprise Megatrends to Watch in 2010

CTO Vision on Ulitzer Most enterprise technologists should see a continued payoff of the hard work in planning, architecture, documentation, development and configuration work that has been occurring over the last several years.  Enterprise technologists were building Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) long before SOA was over-hyped.  And most enterprise technologists I know were investigating constructs of scalable, elastic Cloud Computing capabilities long before that became the dominate theme in trade journals, conferences and tech blogging.  With all the hard work and progress seen in enterprises to date we could be in store for some very positive improvements in 2010. There are other mitigating factors to watch, however.  Some that come immediately to mind are the steady pressures to reduce budgets and the constantly increasing security challenges.  Mission re... (more)

MBA Students To Test Valley's Employment Waters

Career Opportunities at Cloud Expo New York As they embark on their annual job-hunting, network-building “Tech Treks” next week, more than 150 MIT Sloan School of Management MBA students will be testing the employment waters in the wake of the Great Recession. In separate Treks to Silicon Valley, Seattle, and the Boston area, the MIT Sloan MBAs will visit dozens of companies, from startups to industry icons including Apple, Starbucks, Facebook and Cisco. They will explore the job outlook in sectors ranging from social networking to life sciences and technology. “We have lined up an interesting mix of companies,” says Jaclyn Loo, a Honolulu native who is participating in the West Coast Treks. “Some are just starting out, while others are global players. Given that the MBA may have taken a hit in the past couple of years, it is up to us to prove to these companies tha... (more)

‘Save MySQL from Oracle’ Petition Collects 13,600+ Signatures So Far

MySQL Journal on Ulitzer MySQL creator Monty Widenius’ petition to stop Oracle from getting the MySQL open source database along with Sun Microsystems had collected more than 13,600 signatures on Sunday, the day before Widenius has promised to start circulating the results to “regulators, governmental bodies, parliaments and journalists.” Widenius is also hoping to get regulators besides the European Commission investigating the proposed merger. He has refused to identify which regulators he means. According to its self-imposed deadline the EC has until January 27 to decide whether to wave the deal through or not although Oracle has broadly hinted that it has the EC’s approval in its pocket. Widenius claims Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL would be a conflict of interest and that the undertakings Oracle gave to the EC about MySQL a few weeks ago to nudge it into appr... (more)

Five Trends to Watch for 2010 and Beyond

Congratulations! You made it to 2010. Welcome to the next decade in technology innovation that will change the world! I resisted putting together a list of predictions for the coming year, mainly because like many people I tend to predict too much change in the near term, and not enough over a decade. That being said, there are certain areas of technology that will undergo significant changes making them interesting to watch. In my opinion, we are quickly approaching a technological inflection point that will result in innovations that we could not have even imagined just 10 to 20 years ago.  So here are my observations of 5 key trends to watch for the coming decade. The technological platform evolution from mainframe, to client/server, to the Internet, cloud computing and web2.0 should continue shifting towards ubiquitous platform convergence with a variety of devi... (more)

Glide's Cloud Computing OS at CES 2010

Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Glide is launching a powerful operating system for the Google Chrome browser. It is available for install today at http://www.GlideLife.com. Glide effectively transforms Google Chrome from a standard browser into an OS with a rich application suite and 20GBs of free storage. Glide equips Google Chrome with file synchronization and automated file format translation to speak with multiple remote Windows, Mac and Linux desktops and all mobile platforms, web content capture, a rights based file management system to manage data across desktops and mobile devices, a word processor, presentation app, spreadsheet, photo editor, email client, online meeting app, drawing tool, web publishing app, contact manager, calendar and much more.   “Glide inserts an operating system and an unusually rich suite of productivity and collabor... (more)