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Virtualization is quickly becoming an important technology across all parts of the IT environment. The technology is rapidly being deployed in server, storage, networking, as well as client environments. The theme of SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference Europe 2009, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 18-19, 2009, is 'Deploying Virtualization in the Enterprise' and the Call for Papers (Submissions Deadline March 15), welcomes submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases not only of how virtualization maximizes the use of resources and thus saves companies money, but also of how it is fundamentally altering the way that businesses run IT throughout Europe and indeed the world. Virtualization is becoming an increasingly important concept, not only to IT staffs, but to CIOs and line-of-business managers as well. Virtualization technologies ar... (more)

SOA World Magazine 6th Annual "Readers' Choice Awards" Nominations Open

SOA World Magazine announced today that nominations are now open for the SOA World Magazine Readers' Choice Awards, which recognize excellence in the software, solutions, or services provided by the industry's top vendors. SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards, also known as the "Oscars of the Software Industry," has been one of the most prestigious industry award programs for more than a decade. This year's SOA awards will be given in 19 categories and the award-winning products and services will be selected by SOA World Magazine readers. Winners will be announced at the SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 West, November 19-21 in San Jose, CA. Service-oriented architectures have evolved over the past few years out of the original vision of loosely coupled Web services replacing constrained, stovepiped applications throughout enterprise IT. Every major enterprise technolog... (more)

Cloud Expo Europe to Take Place May 18-19 2009 in Prague

Cloud Expo Europe 2009, the first event outside the USA in the industry-leading International "Cloud Expo" series produced by SYS-CON Events, is to be held May 18-19, 2009, in Prague in the Czech Republic. The conference theme is "Deploying Cloud Computing in the Enterprise" and it is the perfect event for anyone looking for a jump-start on delivering and/or using massively scalable Enterprise IT as a service using Internet technologies. The Cloud is changing not just the technology landscape but also the entire nature of the business models that underpin successful software and hardware companies. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Register Now and Save ! [Click Here] Our organizing principle is that through our intensive 2-day schedule of keynotes, general and breakout sessions, attending delegates will be assured of leaving Cloud Expo Europe 2009 with abundant resources, ide... (more)

SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 East Call for Papers Deadline Feb 22, 2008

SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 East brings together the best minds in the business for a two-day conference that offers comprehensive coverage of SOA and what it means to enterprise IT today.     Service-oriented architectures have evolved over the past few years out of the original vision of loosely coupled Web services replacing constrained, stovepiped applications throughout enterprise IT. Every major enterprise technology vendor today has developed its own SOA strategy, supported by innumerable mid-size companies and start-ups offering specific SOA aspects or entire solutions. Sponsor SOA World Conference & Expo Submit Your Speaking Proposal Register Now and Save!     According to industry analyst firm Gartner Group, by 2008 more than 60 percent of enterprises will use SOA as the guiding principle when creating mission-critical applications and processes. "... (more)

Zuora Seeks Cloud's Silver Lining

Zuora, the Marc Benioff-backed on-demand billing and payments start-up, has announced what it calls the Z-Commerce Platform, a development platform dedicated to monetizing cloud computing services. Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo describes the widgetry as the start-up’s most important product announcement to date, “a big step towards our vision of being the de facto commerce engine for the cloud.” With Z-Billing, Z-Payments, and Z-Force, its existing products, the company’s supposed to have a suite of business cloud solutions focused on driving revenue from cloud computing. It figures there’s huge market potential for a provider of cloud-based commerce capabilities such as subscription billing and payments given predictions like Merrill Lynch’s that puts the addressable market for cloud computing at $160 billion, including $95 billion in business and productivity applications.... (more)

IBM Named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference

SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global virtualization technology provider IBM named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place on March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City. The event is expected to attract over 1,200 developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardware and software professionals of every stripe. The Expo Floor of the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York City was visited by more qualified delegates than any Garther event which took place during for the past two years Virtualization of distributed computing, of IT resources such as storage, bandwidth, and CPU cycles are all increasingly significantly in importance within enterprise IT; vrtualization can also apply to a range of system layers, including ha... (more)

AJAX Composite Apps - The Last Mile Between Your Users and Your SOA

In the telecommunications industry there's a special phrase for that bit of technology that carries data from the last pole or relay box into the customer's home. It's called "the last mile" and it's often seen as one of the biggest challenges because this last step in the technology chain can be a considerable physical undertaking. In the IT industry we also have our "last mile": putting the right application in the hands of the end user. Composite applications address this "last mile", combining a rich user interface with SOA-driven application integration technology. Composite applications are nothing new. Analysts have been talking about composite applications since the birth of the Internet and in more urgent tones during the Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) generation of integration technology. Today there are plenty of consumer-focused composite appl... (more)

VMware Virtualization News Live Coverage Initiated on Ulitzer

VMware Virtualization News live coverage initiated today on Ulitzer. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offerings and dynamic topic structure. "Facebook established itself as the new and improved tool for Myspace users and Ulitzer will establish itself as the new, much improved, dynamic, and  three dimensional version of Wikipedia with live content," said Fuat Kircaali, founder of Ulitzer, Inc. "Ulitzer is an original and unique tool for readers who seek quality con... (more)

CA Named “Gold Sponsor” of SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East

SYS-CON Events announced today that CA was named "Gold Sponsor" of the upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East. The 15th International SOA World Conference will take place June 22-23, 2009, in New York City. CA is the world's leading independent information technology (IT) management software company. We help companies manage IT to better perform, compete, innovate and grow their businesses. With our Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision and technology, customers can unify IT and simplify the management of complex computing environments. 15th International SOA World Conference & Expo Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is actively enabling component reuse today and helping companies leverage their existing IT investments. Click here to register today and save! Click here to submit papers! Click here to sponsor or exhibit at SOA World! In these recessionary times... (more)

Europe's Cloud Experts Head to Prague for Cloud Expo Europe 2009

From tomorrow Cloud Computing and Virtualization are going to be center stage, 18-19 May, at the Prague Hilton as the Czech Republic plays host to Cloud Computing Expo Europe 2009, co-located with Virtualization Conference Europe 2009 - the first conference outside the USA in SYS-CON's world-beating series of events devoted to the two hottest interlinked topics in Enterprise IT today. Speakers and attendees alike are converging on Prague from all over Europe, and indeed many are even flying in from the USA and other continents in order to familiarize themselves with where exactly Europe is located on the Cloud/Virtualization spectrum right now. Here is a round-up of speakers, arranged by country of origin. View the Full Schedule Here Register Today and Save €450 ! From the Czech Republic: Roman Stanek - Founder & CEO, Good Data Session Title [click for full details]: ... (more)

IBM Advances Research through Cloud Computing

IBM has announced it is working with six universities to leverage IBM Blue Cloud solutions to speed up projects and research initiatives that were once constrained by time, limited or unavailable resources, or overloaded IT systems. The Qatar Cloud Computing Initiative, driven by three universities, will open its cloud infrastructure to local businesses and industries to test applications and complete various projects, including seismic modeling and the exploration for oil and gas. The University of Pretoria, is using cloud computing to test the development of drugs to slow the progression of serious illnesses in Africa. In addition, IBM is also working with The Higher Education Alliance for Leadership Through Health in East Africa and Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan to use cloud computing. With 13 cloud computing centers around the world, IBM has worked with sm... (more)