Light Reading’s, NFV & Carrier SDN Event () has joined forces with KNect365 to deliver two days packed with keynotes and panels featuring the most up-to-date information on network deployments, service successes, operations challenges and standards/open source dilemmas. The event takes place September 26-28 in Denver, Colorado at the Westin Westminster. The event will feature speakers from AT&T, Level 3, Orange, and more. The event will also feature a pre-event workshop sponsored by Intel and a free Women in Comms breakfast on September 28.
SMi Group Reports (2017.08.01, London, UK): Registration Now Open for Maritime Information Warfare 2017
SMi is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the highly anticipated Maritime Information Warfare conference, taking place in London on the 6th and 7th December 2017. This exclusive military event will focus on the growing need for navies to develop their information exploitation capabilities. As navies must now achieve strategic superiority in both conventional and asymmetrical conflict environments, knowledge is the new ‘king of the battlefield’. The utilization of real-time data is key to ensuring mission success.
2017 will look at the platforms used for acquiring data; ranging from open source intelligence to more traditional ISR systems, the ways in which information is examined through big data analytics and ground-breaking machine learning before ultimately to considering how this effects decision making in the field. It also captures the current movement within the maritime domain – running off the back of the Royal Navy’s ‘Information Warrior’, which is looking to expand the Royal Navies information exploitation capabilities to achieve operational superiority at sea.
Covering the latest advances from Navies, Coast Guards and Maritime Agencies relating to: Information Exploitation, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, Cyber Security, ISR, C4I, Big data, Open Source Intelligence Gathering and more.
With presentations from an unrivalled military and industry speaker line-up, including keynote presentations from: Vice Admiral Michael Gilday, Commander, US Fleet Cyber Command, US Navy, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, Former Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy and Commander Neil Hall, SO1 Cyber Security, Royal Navy.
The full event agenda is also available on the event website.
There is a £300 early bird booking discount available until 31st August. To register or for more information, visit:
Maritime Information Warfare 2017
6th and 7th December
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It’s not by chance two of the largest and most significant cloud events, Google’s Next and AWS Summit took place in Tel Aviv just few weeks apart. Google and Amazon are fighting for minds and hearts of developers in the arena of thriving Israeli tech hub. If Next was all about innovation and serverless, the AWS Summit was all about breadth of cloud approach and serverless.
A few notes on exhibiting companies:
Cloudinary – provider of media management solutions for CDN;
Redis – private cloud and in-memory NoSQL;
John Bryce – IT training courses and services;
Zadara Storage, custom storage center, either in cloud or on premise;
Spotinst, cloud spending optimizer;
Cloud monitoring and analytics: Weka.io, Panoply.io
Rivery, data integration management, in the same line of business as Mulesoft without being even aware of Mulesoft’s existence.
An independent study Modernization of the U.S. Federal Government IT, Market Scenario 2018-2021 conducted by Market Research Media finds that radical modernization of US Federal IT systems could save about $20 Billion annually. Increasingly unmanageable and obsolete US Federal IT systems bleed taxpayers’ money on a scale comparable with GDP of a small country. Hard earned taxpayers dollars are inefficiently spent on endless patching of badly broken legacy systems hold captive by traditional IT vendors with their complex service agreements and prohibitively expensive pricing models.
The report depicts a market scenario of radical overhaul of Federal IT by shifting funding from operations and maintenance to modernization. Referring to private sector case studies and patterns, analysts conclude that technologically and organizationally-wise cutting federal IT spending by 20% is feasible within a few years of deep transformation. However, the question whether the current White House administration has political leverage, will and competency to do overhaul, remains beyond the report’s scope.
The same could be said to some degree about enterprise IT market but change is already there, unlike federal IT. Big Three of the Cloud (Amazon, Google and Microsoft) as well as smaller technology vendors of cloud generation are disrupting traditional IT market, the best evidence of disruption is fall of IBM revenues for 5 consecutive years. Now disruption is coming to the federal IT organization.
The report names Function as a Service model, also known as a serverless model, an icebreaker technology, for cracking monolith IT systems into smaller manageable pieces with lesser legacy foothold. The report also stresses importance of human factor – the federal IT workforce is ageing and not on par with private sector.
Intel unveils its teraflop i9 processor at Computex 2017, one of the largest IT trade shows in Asia, to level the field against the recently released AMD Ryzen.
About Computex 2017
COMPUTEX 2017, co-organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), officially opened in Taipei on May 30 and will run till June 3.