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Three Invaluable Lessons from Cloud Expo Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year's Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points. When trade shows are not a waste of time I am not very aggressive by nature but my feeling of being a little pushy is directly related to the situation I am put into. Although I am all in favor of having a presence at events, conferences and tradeshows and working like a magnet to attract the people who are looking for you, I am also avid about getting out of my co... (more)

IoT and #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #InternetOfThings

Let us face it, there are many technological innovations taking place right now and we're not short of buzzwords. Some years ago it was the cloud, last year was Big Data and this year it seems to be the Internet of Things. Beneath all the noise, what matters is whether these things are truly game changers or just noise. Let's take a look at the reality. Back in the days of our ancestors, the Neanderthals, there was probably a lot of hype around as well. New spear design, new flint stones (not the cartoons), or arrowheads must have made waves. This passed down the ages and possi... (more)

What Low Oil Prices Mean for #Cloud Industry By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo

We all are well aware that oil prices have dropped to almost $45 per barrel as of mid-January 2015. Global economies are feeling the pressure from a sudden drop in crude prices, with a chance of a looming recession in some economies. What does this mean for global business and the cloud industry? What Is Happening? Maybe we had forgotten that a few select nations, the so-called OPEC members that include Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, control a majority of the oil that is produced in the world t... (more)

Technology Growing at an Unprecedented Rate By @IanKhanLive [#Cloud]

Technology Growing at an Unprecedented Rate Overall the global technology arena is set for tremendous growth. We're not specifically talking about consumer or enterprise growth but overall. Today, innovation is taking place in every small city and in the large metropolis. Companies like whatsapp, dropbox and many others that started in dorm rooms and garages are becoming mainstream applications purely because of the massive disruptions they create. Do expect a number of smaller companies to grow rapidly and provide very focused and niche applications. Being narrow and catering t... (more)

Seven Jaw-Dropping Applications of Cloud By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud #BigData

Seven Jaw-Dropping Applications of Cloud Computing Here are seven completely real, jaw-dropping applications of cloud computing that can transform humanity. Made possible with cloud technology, don't be surprised if you have never heard about such applications. 1. Shoes Sold by the Step Imagine buying the world's best shoes or for that matter any pair of shoes and paying zero dollars for them upfront. That would be crazy right? Well the Internet of Things can make this possible. With new technologies that can power everything we do and create new ways of doing them, vendors of co... (more)