Apps from the sky: whose problem is it, anyway?

Posted by PureWeb on Mon, May 6, 2013

The good news: sleek and innovative mobile devices are appearing faster than ever before. The bad news: they’re appearing faster than ever before – along with expectations that they can be used at work…now!

So IT departments try to accommodate who and what they can, but the problem isn’t the devices themselves, it’s what employees want to use on them. In order to get the functionality an employee is used to, on whatever mobile device they got last Christmas, today’s applications need to be provided in a whole new way.

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Healthcare: An Industry On the Verge of Cloud Computing

Posted by PureWeb on Mon, Mar 25, 2013

Written by Mike Colombo, Vice President of Marketing.

Cloud computing is taking the business world by storm, offering a cheaper and easier way to complete an increasing number of tasks.  Services are accessed remotely and only when necessary, so users need to only pay for the time they spend using them.  The cloud is infiltrating every industry, but the virtualization of some more conservative industries, like healthcare, is lagging behind.

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Journey to the Cloud: Some have arrived and others en route, but we can all get there

Posted by Dan Pigat on Tue, Feb 19, 2013

Written by Dan Pigat, Director of Product Management.

People used to keep money under their mattress, and some still do, but most of us see the benefits of banks. Our money is safely deposited, but not just in savings accounts. We pool it with others and put it in investments diversified across industries and countries.

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CyberSKA project brings Web Access to Space: the Big Data Frontier

Posted by Cameron Kiddle on Thu, Jan 31, 2013

Written by Cameron Kiddle, Senior Technical Product Manager.

Scientific research not only probes the boundaries of current knowledge, it also pushes the limits of current technology. New instruments and sensors are generating data at an ever-increasing rate, creating a growing challenge for managing, processing, visualizing and analyzing this data in a meaningful and timely manner. Such is the case in radio astronomy where a multi-billion dollar international initiative is underway to explore the universe with the world’s largest radio telescope – the Square Kilometre Array(SKA).

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Cloud Computing is Here to Stay: Insights from the Inaugural AWS

Posted by Cameron Kiddle on Wed, Dec 12, 2012

Written by Cameron Kiddle, Senior Technical Product Manager.

Last week I had the opportunity, along with some other members of the PureWeb team, to attend AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas – the first global customer and partner conference hosted by Amazon Web Services. The show was sold out with 6,000 people from 60 countries in attendance on-site and over 12,000 people watching via live video stream.

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Enterprise Applications: the Writing is in the Cloud

Posted by Dan Pigat on Fri, Nov 23, 2012

Written by Dan Pigat, Director of Product Management

Cloud computing is not just a new technology buzzword but a logical and inevitable software path, enabled by the power of the Internet. Migrating applications to the cloud gives companies a more flexible model for supporting and deploying corporate applications. Employees can access critical applications anytime, anywhere. IT departments can quickly dial server capacity up or down to handle more users or apps. And, centralized access and deployment gives IT managers more control, especially over BYOD devices. These days, every software firm is jumping on the bandwagon to prove how their solution fits in, bringing about a new trend in “cloud-washing.”

But before an enterprise makes the leap to the cloud, there is some complexity to navigate and decisions to make:

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Overcoming the “Wall of Disbelief” with Developers

Posted by Dan Pigat on Wed, Oct 31, 2012

Written by Dan Pigat, Director of Product Management.

Since we discovered the PureWeb approach (read: we solved a problem we faced with our own products, and realized it could be used by others), we’ve had some interesting conversations with companies across a variety of industries. They’ve been educational (to both sides), and sometimes even colorful, but they seem to fall into a pattern – usually by stereotypical job description.

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Report on INTEROP 2012 NY: Game Changing Trends in Mobile, Cloud, and Big Data

Posted by Dan Pigat on Tue, Oct 23, 2012

Written by Dan Pigat, Director of Product Management.

Last week, our PureWeb Developer Community Manager, Lino Ramirez, had the opportunity to attendInterop New York, a independently organized conference designed to help IT professionals make smart business decisions. The conference showcased a number of technology speakers and solutions in the areas of networking, cloud, virtualization, data centers, wireless and mobility, and information security.

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48K, Big Data, PureWeb® and The Castle of Tragod

Posted by PureWeb on Mon, Oct 1, 2012

Back in the early ‘80s, I programmed 6502 assembly language on an Atari 400 computer; it’s shown on the right in the accompanying picture. It had a “Chiclet” keyboard, 16K RAM memory and a tape recorder digital interface for storage on cassettes (bottom left of picture). It was a glorious day when I purchased my 32K memory board taking me to a grand total of 48K. Performance increased, graphic quality increased, storage increased — I squeezed every bit out of the 49,152 bytes that were available to me!

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Case Study: How NGRAIN transformed their Desktop Application for Web and Mobile

Posted by PureWeb on Fri, Sep 7, 2012

Written by Dan Pigat, Director of Product Management.

Extending legacy desktop software applications to mobile devices or the Web can seem like a massive challenge, particularly when software vendors are faced with limited resources, outdated code bases, and market pressure to innovate at the speed of light. Then, layer in the complexity of tackling a big-data, sensitive, enterprise application and the complexity increases tenfold. But, it doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming, especially with the growth of 3rd party developer tools that support extending apps to mobile devices, the Web, and the cloud.

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