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Industry Insights: The Threat Behind Digital Transformation By Jonah Kowall The age of digital disruption is upon us, as the last decade alone has proven in terms of technology and disruption with the progression of organizations like Uber, Airbnb, and Netflix. We are also on the brink of new disruptions in industry, including banking or payments, insurance, healthcare, construction, packaging, and many more. These not only come from startups disrupting a sector, but companies being able to shift from their existing focus areas to build on new opportunities. They’re driven internally or by creating a new spinoff company into additional areas. The CxO organization is becoming more concerned with outsiders entering into their markets. In the past, the cost of entry into a new market was significantly higher than it is today. Digital businesses and software-driven busi... (more)

Beacon Technology | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Beacon

Beacon Technology: Everything You Need to Know to Start Coding By Peter Kacandes Unless you've been living under a rock the last couple of days, it's been almost impossible to miss the wildly popular release of Pokemon Go mobile application. Central to the application is geo-location, which is used in conjunction with augmented reality to place virtual characters in the real world where they can be sought and captured by game players. Clearly, users have found this to be fantastically entertaining, hence the incredible popularity of the launch. What this phenomenon really shows is ... (more)

Site Reliability Engineering: DevOps 2.0 | @DevOpsSummit #Cloud #DevOps #DataCenter #Monitoring

Site Reliability Engineering: DevOps 2.0 By Saba Anees Has there ever been a better time to be in DevOps? TV shows like “Person of Interest” and “Mr. Robot” are getting better at showing what developers actually do, using chunks of working code. Movies like Michael Mann’s “Blackhat” (2015) won praise from Google’s security team for its DevOps accuracy in a few scenes. Look around and you’ll discover elements of DevOps culture filtering out into wider society, such as people in all walks of life discussing their uptime or fast approaching code lock. On the other hand, perhaps the ... (more)

Pokémon Go: A Developer’s Perspective | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Pokémon Go: A Developer's Perspective By Anand Akela Every app developer dreams of the kind of success that Pokémon Go is enjoying right now. A month ago, it was just a rumor. Just 24 hours after it was released, it was the number one top grossing app, even though it was free to download and play. Within a single week, Pokémon Go servers were slammed with traffic from 21 million players while they tried to fix production errors. Today it has 3X more Android downloads than Tinder, nearly as many daily active users as Twitter and users spend twice as much time in the app as they ... (more)

Monitoring Containers | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #APM #Monitoring

The Importance of Monitoring Containers By Kevin Goldberg With the rise of Docker, Kubernetes, and other container technologies, the growth of microservices has skyrocketed among dev teams looking to innovate on a faster release cycle. This has enabled teams to finally realize their DevOps goals to ship and iterate quickly in a continuous delivery model. Why containers are growing in popularity is no surprise — they’re extremely easy to spin up or down, but come with an unforeseen issue. However, without the right foresight, DevOps and IT teams may lose a lot of visibility into t... (more)