I used to be a regular presenter at SYS-CON's tech.conferences. After a
hiatus of a few years, I thought of presenting at the Cloud Expo conference
in New York. I was wondering which track to participate in. You see,
although, Infosys Limited, the company I work for, has a very large Cloud
practice, I belong to a space which is more of a consumer of what Cloud
offers. To me Cloud and Big Data are the plumbing for the house that we build
for clients. I have helped incubate one of the strategic focus areas within
Infosys - digital transformation, which is powered by Cloud.
The answer to my dilemma was "all of them." Before going any further, perhaps
I should explain what I mean by digital transformation. In fact, today
during the opening keynote by Dr. Daniel Sabbah, the person sitting next to
me was asking me about my area of focus and asked what I meant by digita... (more)
I'm glad I stayed on after the breakout sessions to attend the CEO Power
Panel at 7 pm at the 12th International Cloud Expo, in New York. It was quite
informative and entertaining.
As with everything else, the best way to get a view of a new technology area
is by asking for independent opinions. The old adage of the six blind men and
the elephant comes to mind. Coincidentally, there were six "blind men" on the
panel, including our very engaging host, Jeremy Geelan (@jg21). And there
were views that converged in a common theme: "Cloud Connects".
Jeremy, as always, got the ball roll... (more)
Enterprise Search provides a concise summary of the whys of implementing
search in large organizations.The book is 168 pages and is really light, both
literally and figuratively. Yet, it covers some key aspects of structuring
search initiatives in enterprise organizations. I found Chapter 4
particularly insightful and it covers an area that is often missed, or buried
under mountains of technology. "Planning Search" addresses search planning
from the aspect of the stakeholders involved, starting with a stakeholder
analysis, and ending with what to consider in a search strategy.
There's no doubt about it. Borland makes great products for developers.
They're definitely expensive and usually complex but very powerful. I've
been using JBuilder 6 for several months, and when I had the opportunity to
review the latest version, I jumped at the chance. I won't take up much of
your time by comparing this version with earlier ones, although I will
definitely highlight the new features that I found most useful. This review
focuses on the Enterprise Edition of JBuilder, not the Standard or
To do serious Java development, especially in a project tea... (more)
Consider an Internet client that wants to connect to a site which allows
access only to trusted clients. Consider a trusted client that has access to
the site. Wouldn't it be great if the trusted client could relay the Internet
client's data to the restricted-access site? In other words, it could act as
a "channel", or a "router", for a restricted site.
This article describes JTRouter - a multi-threaded Java program that acts as
a tunnel for socket communication between an Internet client and a remote
server. JTRouter allows a machine to initiate as well as accept Internet