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Transformation Infrastructure

By pwsadmin | September 26, 2020

Hybrid IT enables a composable infrastructure which describes a framework whose physical compute, storage, and network fabric resources are treated as services. Resources are logically pooled so that administrators need to physically configure hardware to support a specific software application, which describes the function of a composable architecture. This type of transformative infrastructure is foundational…

Essential Characteristics of Cloud Computing as Digital Transformation

By pwsadmin | September 25, 2020

A survey of 2,000 executives conducted by Cognizant in 2016 identified the top five ways digital transformations generate value:      Accelerating speed to market      Strengthening competitive positioning      Boosting revenue growth      Raising employee productivity      Expanding the ability to acquire, engage, and retain customers   Digital transformation is also a cultural change. Cloud Computing as Digital Transformation Since cloud…

Embrace Transformation

By pwsadmin | September 22, 2020

From a business perspective, differentiating business processes and quality customer service are central to overall success. Business leaders must therefore clearly identify and measure how information technology contributes to the value of every key business process. They must also know how to most cost effectively use IT when the task is merely the management of…

Computer Vision Advances Zero-Defect Manufacturing

By pwsadmin | July 25, 2020

by Kevin L. Jackson Electronics manufacturers operate in a challenging environment. It’s hard enough to keep up with the ever-accelerating rate of change in the industry. Now customers want increasingly specialized product variations in less time and of higher quality. Meeting this demand for increased product variation can seriously impact the bottom line. Such variability increases…

Real-Time Analytics Power the Roadway of the Future

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By Kevin L. Jackson The complexities of citywide traffic are pushing the limits of existing transportation management systems. Outdated infrastructure is based on proprietary, single-purpose subsystems, making it costly to acquire, operate, and maintain. And current roadways are simply not prepared for the future of autonomous vehicles. Enter the SPaT Challenge, an initiative encouraging cities and…

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By pwsadmin | March 6, 2020

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are facing significant business model challenges. Referred to generally as edge computing, the possibilities introduced by the blending of 5G networks and distributed cloud computing technologies are redefining how CSPs operate, partner, and drive revenue. A new Ericsson Digital whitepaper entitled, “Edge computing and deployment strategies for communication service providers,” addresses these challenges…

SourceConnecte! Marketplace With A Mission

By pwsadmin | March 6, 2020

Earlier this year, GC GlobalNet launched a new breed of B2B e-commerce sites. Curated by Kevin L. Jackson, SourceConnecte (with an “e”) went live with three strategic goals in mind: Efficiently leverage modern social media technologies to facilitate value-based interactions between enterprise buyers and vetted suppliers; Establish a protected interactive environment capable of supporting high-value B2B e-commerce negotiations…

Potential vs. Reality: Is Edge Computing Real?

By pwsadmin | January 19, 2020

Edge computing provides compute, storage, and networking resources close to devices generating traffic. Its benefits are based on an ability to provide new services capable of meeting stringent operational requirements by minimizing both data latency and the need for bandwidth. Based on Google trend data, searches for the term has also grown substantially over the…

Enabling Digital Transformation

By pwsadmin | December 22, 2019

Digital transformation integrates technology into all areas of an organization’s business or mission. Its fundamental purpose is to create and deliver innovative and industry-changing products and services to a global customer base. This outcome requires the seamless two-way flow of data and information between internal business processes and external processes that interact with customers, business…

The ThinkShield Story Part 1: The Challenge

By G C Network | October 24, 2019

The cybersecurity challenge seems to be growing daily. Threats are becoming more sophisticated, and attacks are becoming more destructive while the corporate world’s response seems to resemble a deer in headlights. Recent examples of this dangerous state of affairs include[1]: A data breach of a US Customs and Border Protection surveillance contractor that led to…


A hybrid cloud may become the solution as the debate between public vs private cloud becomes so 2013. The industry’s experts will debate on when the hybrid clouds are and are not the be all and end all and if the infrastructure supporting the hybrid clouds really matters. As stated by IBM, “Dynamic hybrid cloud environments are harmonizing computing demands and capabilities – public and private clouds, on and off-premise clouds, and traditional IT environments.”
The IBM Experts Debate starts at 11:00 am EST on March 11, 2014 at IBM’s Virtual Event Center. The virtual doors open at 10:45 am EST.  Participating in the debate is: Kevin Jackson, Steve Strutt and Laura DiDio. It is an event you do not want to miss.
https://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=556&seid=67090&code=SOCIAL

  • Laura DiDio is a highly visible information technology industry analyst, consultant, a professional writer and a former reporter. Laura has 20 years of experience in the high technology industry. She has consulted with all of the major industry vendors including: Apple, Accenture, Avaya, Citrix, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, SAP and VMware.

  • Steve Strutt is CTO for Cloud Computing, IBM UK and Ireland, working with clients to derive business value from the “as a service” delivery model of cloud computing. He assists clients to innovate in IT service delivery, and has pioneered the adoption of cloud technologies and business models to realize increased client IT productivity, agility and cost reduction. He is passionate about the sustainable use of IT and is an active member of the Intellect Data Centre Council, The Green Grid EMEA technical working group and the BCS.
  • Dr. Michael Salsburg is a Distinguished Engineer and the chief architect for Unisys Cloud Computing. He is a distinguished engineer, working in the Technology, Consulting and Integration Solutions (TCIS) group. His responsibilities include being the lead architect for Cloud Engineering within TCIS as well as chief architect for the overall architecture of the Unisys cloud

  •  Kevin Jackson – A senior information technologist specializing in information technology solutions that meet critical Federal government operational requirements. Recently, he was named a “Cyber Security Visionary” by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. He is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, “Cloud Musings on Forbes”, and the founder and editor of Government Cloud Computing on Ulitzer electronic magazine.

 

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