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What's Driving Subscription Services? From personal care products to groceries and movies on demand, cloud-based subscriptions are fulfilling the needs of consumers across an array of market sectors. Nowhere is this shift to subscription services more evident than in the technology sector. By adopting an Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) delivery model, companies are able to tailor their computing environments to shape the experiences they want for customers as well as their workforce. While the need to customize computing and technology services is a major driver, there are a number of other factors fueling the growing global corporate demand for XaaS. By securing utility-based offerings on a per-seat, per-month model based on usage, companies have more control over costs and can free up capital and resources to pursue new product and services initiatives. XaaS elim... (more)

Data Platforms as a Service | @CloudExpo @Pythian #SQL #Azure #AWS #AI

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here A Tour of Data Platforms as a Service With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right provider and with the proper expectations. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 18th Cloud Expo,Christo Kutrovsky , Principal Consultant at Pythian, compared the NoSQL and SQL offerings from AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, their similarities, differences and use ca... (more)

Is SaaS Dead? | @CloudExpo #BigData #IoT #IaaS #SaaS #AI #DevOps #FinTech

Is SaaS Dead? Are We Headed to a World of ASP 2.0 or Dedicated SaaS? The emergence of hyper-scale Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) is challenging the traditional Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) value proposition. SaaS CEOs, investors and SaaS buyers must carefully evaluate the implications of "all-in" migration to hyperscale IaaS platforms that offer value-added platform services that go beyond simple infrastructure services. This article provides a point of view and insights into changes in the SaaS market, which has three principal drivers 1) technical, 2) business, and 3) security and compliance. History of SaaS SaaS solutions were born in 2000 with the promise of web-based delivery of hosted software delivered over the internet. SaaS solutions helped reduce the pain and cost associated with upgrades and maintenance headac... (more)

Using Predictive Analytics to Avoid Hospital Layoffs | @BigDataExpo #ML #BigData #Analytics

Using Predictive Analytics to Avoid Hospital Layoffs By Sanjeev Agrawal, President and Chief Marketing Officer, LeanTaaS iQueue It seems as if news about another hospital laying off workers - or worse, closing - hits the news every day; at last count, 21 hospitals stopped treating patients in 2016. Hospitals and healthcare systems across the country, including some of the largest, laid off thousands of employees. In November 2016 alone, 13 providers eliminated more than 1,000 jobs. In September, HCCA's Vice President of Marketing Kathleen Johnson said, "The actions taken recently are in accordance with our planned and ongoing strategic realignment of the hospital's operations. We continue to streamline operations, improve efficiencies and healthcare delivery to our community." In October, UC Irvine Health spokesman John Murray said, "The layoffs are part of a multipro... (more)

[video] @Commvault's #DataCenter | @CloudExpo @RDeMeno #SDN #SDS

View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here Cloud Centric Data Management with Commvault As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. Commvault can ensure protection, access and E-Discovery of your data - whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment - across the heterogeneous enterprise. View General Session ▸ Here Download Slide Deck ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships at Commvault, discussed how to cut costs, scale easily, and unleash insight with CommVault software, the only singular data and information management solutio... (more)

Hospitals and #DataScience | @CloudExpo @LeanTaaS #IoT #API #ITaaS #AI

Operating Room Block Scheduling Needs an Overhaul By Sanjeev Agrawal, President and Chief Marketing Officer, LeanTaaS iQueue One minute of utilized operating room (OR) time can be worth more than $70 in revenue and one minute of staffed OR time can cost $50 or more, making underutilized OR time a huge problem. Each year, roughly 51 million surgeries are performed in the 5,000+ hospitals and 5,000+ surgery centers in the U.S. MGMA estimates that the corresponding utilization of operating rooms across these centers is, at best, 55-60 percent. Given that, for each percentage point of increased utilization, the benefits of an overhaul are considerable. A single OR can deliver more than $100,000 in revenue to a hospital or surgery center. Even for a small hospital or ASC with 8-10 ORs, the value of increasing utilization by 5 percent can easily be in excess of $5 million a... (more)

Cloud Orchestration Made Easy | @CloudExpo @CAinc #AI #DX #Automation

Cloud Automation and Orchestration Made Easy By Neville Kroeger Step into any boardroom and the talk is all about speed and quality: How to accelerate the delivery of innovative new products and services, while improving the quality of existing ones. When this question is asked, all eyes turn to the CIO: How can IT bring business velocity to both the software lifecycle and the digital business, end-to-end from digital touchpoint to system of record? This is especially the case for cloud-based services. Today's modern enterprise environments are no longer strictly on-premises, as most companies are now leveraging the cloud as well-whether it's a public healthcare provider remotely monitoring patient health, a bank delivering financial transactions in the cloud or an everyday retailer marketing its services in the cloud. The challenge is leveling the playing field acr... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

[slides] #LowCode and #NoCode | @CloudExpo @ProgressSW #SaaS #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Scaling Up, Up and Away with Low-Code Application Platforms You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of the Progress Corticon and Rollbase businesses, discussed and provided a deep understanding of the low-code application platforms that address these concerns. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Mark Allen is the General Manager... (more)

Cloud CEOs, CTOs & SVPs to Speak at 4th International Cloud Computing Expo

What do the following industry executives have in common: the CTOs of Citrix, EMC and Sybase, the Founders of ParaScale and CloudSwitch, the CEOs of Zetta and Kaavo, the Chief Security Architect at Sun, the President of Hubspan and the Chairman of NComputing? The answer is that, along with another 100 or so experienced and industry-savvy speakers, they are all members of the distinguished Speaker Faculty at the upcoming 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which is co-located with the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center, November 2-4, 2009. The lineup includes plenty of other CEOs too, such as the CEO of Bycast, and of Grid Dynamics, newScale, JRapid, Adaptivity, and RocketLawyer.com. As for CTOs, the Santa Clara Convention Center will be playing host to breakout sessions from not just those already ... (more)

The Cloud, SaaS, and IT PPM

In the same vein as the article on BPMS, have you considered a SaaS based IT PPMS (Project and Portfolio Management Systems) tool for your next project? If you are in that process now, you’re in luck as Gartner has recently released their review of those tools. The report can be found here. Is there a gap between your customer mission / needs, and IT mission / service delivery capabilities? How can the SaaS IT PPMS tools help you close that gap? Well, for starters, we may consider some advantages of SaaS based PPMS tools such as Daptiv and AtTask. Drawingvia mediaproducts.gartner.com Deployment speed Low support requirements Cost effectiveness for small-medium deployments Now, couple this with SaaS based BPMS modeling, simulation and testing in the Cloud for forecasting and needs discovery to improve a product or service process, and we have a quick on ramp for SaaS ... (more)