Welcome!

From the Associate Editor of Ulitzer New-Media Platform

Liz McMillan

Subscribe to Liz McMillan: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts
Get Liz McMillan via: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories by Liz McMillan

High Tempo, High Consequences We live in a time when seconds - even milliseconds - can have a dramatic economic impact on your company's future. With technology being the primary conduit for consumer interaction, the user experience is at center stage. User experience will be a deciding factor in separating the future winners from the losers. By building more speed and agility into the application delivery process, DevOps promises great rewards. However, with this promise, also come significant ramifications for failure. In his session at DevOps Summit, Tom Lounibos, SOASTA CEO, will explore both the benefits and the sometimes unintended consequences of implementing a high tempo DevOps environment. Speaker Bio: Tom Lounibos, CEO for SOASTA, oversees the company's operations, sales and marketing arms and is responsible for the company's go-to-market strategy. He bri... (more)

DevOps vs the Enterprise By @ScriptRock | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

For better or worse, DevOps has gone mainstream. All doubt was removed when IBM and HP threw up their respective DevOps microsites. Where are we on the hype cycle? It's hard to say for sure but there's a feeling we're heading for the "Peak of Inflated Expectations". What does this mean for the Enterprise? Should they avoid DevOps? Definitely not. Should they be cautious though? Absolutely. The truth is that DevOps and the Enterprise are at best strange bedfellows. The movement has its roots in the tech community's elite. Open source projects and methodologies driven by the alumni... (more)

Without Self-Service #Cloud Becomes Expensive Hosting 2.0 | @DevOpsSummit

We are all here because we are sold on the transformative promise of The Cloud. But what good is all of this ephemeral, on-demand infrastructure if your usage doesn't actually improve the agility and speed of your business? How must Operations adapt in order to avoid stifling your Cloud initiative? In his session at DevOps Summit, Damon Edwards, co-founder and managing partner of the DTO Solutions, will highlight the successful organizational, process, and tooling patterns of high-performing companies that have reshaped their Operations to enable the business to get full value fro... (more)

Bluemix Developer Playground at @DevOpsSummit [#Bluemix #DevOps]

SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM is holding a Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm at 15th Cloud Expo. 15th Cloud Expo, with expanded conference content of @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit is taking place Nov. 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The labs, for developers of all levels, will highlight the ease of use of Bluemix, its services and functionality and provide short-term introductory projects that developers can complete between sessions. Developers will be able spend as much time as they want ... (more)

Internet of Things Success By @GreenwaveSys | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Internet of Things - Key Elements to Success Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, will examine three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective storage designed to handle the massi... (more)