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Reducing IT Operation Costs with Windows 10 Hello for Business The newer Windows 10 devices with the Hello extensions are definitely going to have a cost implication, but in today's context in our own consumer world where every individual has access to Smartphones with advanced biometric features, why should the enterprise user continue to use the old PCs that are managed by traditional passwords? I think the cost of transformation to these devices will be worth the efficiencies in the ITIL operations as well as improved security to enterprise data. It would be useful to collect data about OEMs who have Windows 10 PCs with Biometric Hello features and the same list can be utilized by enterprises. I will write a separate article on Windows 10 devices for enterprises. Incident Management and Passwords Incident management, which is one of the process area of ITIL, is key... (more)

Aspose.Total for .NET | @CloudExpo @Aspose #API #IoT #dotNET

Download Free Trial ▸ Here Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription period - it will be included in .NET package and you are fully e... (more)

Embedded Microsoft | @DevOpsSummit @Azure #BigData #DevOps #Docker

Embedded Microsoft In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yoseph Reuveni, Director of Software Engineering at, will discuss's journey into containerizing Microsoft-based technologies like C# and F# into Docker. He will talk about lessons learned and challenges faced, the Mono framework tryout and how they deployed everything into Azure cloud. Speaker Bio Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extremely low latency  (under 10ms). He is working at (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in e... (more)

Cloud Computing Is Simplifying Things

"You need two groups when dealing with cloud compliance," explained Rob LaMear IV, CEO and Founder of, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "First," LaMear continued, "you need a provider that is willing to operate transparently and work with you and your auditors. Most seasoned providers are well aware of this symbiotic relationship and are open to getting it out in the open early." Cloud Computing Journal: The move to cloud isn't about saving money, it is about saving time. - Agree or disagree? Rob LaMear: Agree. Time is money. Focusin... (more)

Scale Up or Scale Out?

Lots of little virtual Web applications scale out better than scaling up. Surprised? I was, but I shouldn’t have been. While working on other topics I ran across an interesting slide in a presentation given by Microsoft at TechEd Europe 2009 on virtualization and Exchange. Specifically the presenter called out the average 12% overhead incurred from the hypervisor on systems in internal testing. Intuitively it seems obvious that a hypervisor will incur overhead; it is, after all, an application that is executing and thus requires CPU, I/O, and RAM to perform its tasks. That led t... (more)