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Adrian Bridgwater

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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)

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)

Dual Source "Grown Up" Virtualization Comes of Age

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 launches today with what is labelled as "significantly expanded" management tools and enhancements to its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. Technology analysts at IDC have argued that this is an "increasingly competitive" time in the virtualisation marketplace, so Red Hat has clearly played to up its game and offered more capabilities than the product it initially launched in November 2009. For its part, Red Hat asserts that its virtualisation software is being used in increasingly "mission-critical production deployments" and th... (more)

How Should CIOs Engineer the New Social Enterprise?

As we know, Chief Information Officers are generally ‘change and upheaval averse' because it is, after all, mostly prudent to resist change. With change comes risk, new user training, new integration challenges and a bottom line with increased cost. But new social enterprise trends cannot be brought to bear without taking the necessary steps that form Business Process re-Engineering (BPE) and its associated evils. If process re-engineering within the commercial space has indeed developed a bad name, this may be down to the fluffier of the fluffy management consultants who operat... (more)

Planet @Hadoop By @ABridgwater | @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

What Kinds of People Live on Planet Hadoop? Labor market analytics firm Wanted Analytics recently assessed the market for technology professionals and found that demand for people with proficient levels of Hadoop expertise had skyrocketed by around 33% since last year - it is true, Hadoop is hard technology to master and the labor market is not exactly flooded with an over-abundance of skilled practitioners. Hadoop has been called a foundational technology, rather than ‘just' a database by some commentators - this almost pushes it towards being an ‘environment' rather than it bei... (more)