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Will Digital Performance Set the Competitive Landscape for 2018? By Saoirse Hinksmon In a world where the internet rules all, where 94% of business buyers conduct online research, and where e-commerce sales are poised to fall between $427 billion and $443 billion by the end of this year, we think it's safe to say that your website is a vital part of your business strategy. Whether you're a B2B company, a local business, or an e-commerce site, digital presence is key to maintain in your drive towards success. Digital Performance will take priority in 2018 for the following reasons: Competition is fierce - 79% of people who don't like what they find on one site will go back and search for another site. Consumers are king - 79 % of U.S. consumers shop on the web or their phones, and it's clear that consumers enjoy perusing online. Whether it's conducting research or shop... (more)

Harnessing Your Continuous Future in 2018 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Harnessing Your Continuous Future in 2018 By Akshita Puram The Toyota Production System, a world-renowned production system is based on the "complete elimination of all waste". The "Toyota Way", grounded on continuous improvement dates to the 1860s. The methodology is widely proven to be successful yet there are still industries within and tangential to manufacturing struggling to adopt its core principles: Jidoka: a process should stop when an issue is identified prevents releasing defective products Just-in-Time: each process produces only what is needed for the next process in... (more)

AI and Advanced Time Series Analysis for Monitored Applications | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #Cloud

AI and Advanced Time Series Analysis for Monitored Applications By Abraham Nevado While having a reliable monitoring solution for your application is important, being able to parametrize and configure thresholds and alerting is even more critical. No matter what kind of market your business is in, your web applications have seasonal patterns. For example, the load of a conventional airline ticketing system fluctuates heavily over the hours of the day, the day of the week, the month, and eventually a particular day of the year. Think about the travel difference between New Year's ... (more)

IoT Gateways and Security Vulnerabilities | @ThingsExpo #AI #IoT #Security #SmartCities

How to Protect IoT Gateways from Security Vulnerabilities By Atri Raychowdhury On October 2016, Dyn, a Domain Name Server (DNS) company was the target of a massive coordinated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack leaving the world not able to connect to popular websites such as Twitter, Amazon.com, BBC, Reddit, Spotify, and more. DDoS attacks occur when multiple resources flood the bandwidth and/or resources of a targeted system which in turn overloads it, preventing it from fulfilling legitimate requests. This attack was carried out by installing malware on Internet of Thi... (more)

Six Reasons Your API Is the Windows Vista of APIs By @JustinRohrman | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud

Six Reasons Your API Is the Windows Vista of APIs by Justin Rohrman Does your API suck? Okay, that one needs a little explanation. If you've developed an API, it exposes some functionality to users. It might suck to learn. The documentation might be unclear and the function signatures counter-intuitive. It might suck to use, doing a lot of things, but never particularly what you really need, right now. After a great deal of working with companies developing new API functionality, and also building out demo material from publicly available APIs (starting with the thought "this shou... (more)