European Identity and Cloud Awards 2014 Vendors and end-user companies have nominated numerous projects during the past 12 months. Winners have been chosen by KuppingerCole analysts among the most outstanding examples of applications and ideas in the areas of IAM, GRC, and Cloud security. Additionally, one Special Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award have been given.
Kaliya Hamlin: Rosie the [New Language] Developer - Where are you? This past week we [me, Phil, Heidi + Doc] put on the Internet Identity Workshop. It was amazing. There is a new project/company forming and they are very keen to have women programmers/developers in the first wave of hires. They are also committed to cultural diversity. Since they are developing in a new language - you don't need to have experience in "it" - you just need to have talent and the ability to learn new things.
Adam Balkin: Developers Say eNose Device Knows Good from Bad An eNose called the Peres works kinda like your nose does. It takes in and interprets smells. At the moment, it uses those smells to determine whether that pork, beef, poultry or fish you just bought is still fresh or dangerous to eat. The results are sent wirelessly to an app on your smartphone. Developers say it has an accuracy rate between 80 to 95 percent.
Alex Williams: Time For A Counter Move In Oracle's API Chess Game Over the past week, the news about a federal appeal court's decision that Oracle's APIs can be protected has suddenly forced us to think quite a bit about what we can and can't do to make things work. But more so, Oracle's actions should be viewed as chess moves that need to be countered so the powerful can't trample on what developers worked hard to accomplish.
Why Making APIs Copyrightable Is Bad News For Innovation Properly recognizing that APIs shouldn't be covered by copyright benefits everyone, as it makes people programming on your platform more valuable since they have more options and more flexibility. The big companies who don't like this are being shortsighted.
David Berlind: Oracle vs. Google Judgment Will Send API Lawyers Scrambling This ruling certainly looks to be both dangerous and stifling. For decades, the efficient interoperation of pretty much everything digital (and some things analog) has involved APIs. In concluding that APIs are copyrightable, the Appellate Court sent pretty much every technology lawyer on the planet scrambling to figure out next steps. It's almost a footrace at this point.
Paul Madsen: Ensuring Privacy in the Internet of Things There are many issues that must be addressed should the Internet of Things (IoT) ever reach its full potential: security, interoperability, governance, skin rashes from wearables, and so on. Privacy is often presented as one of the key issues, and is the topic of much discussion. But we may already have the answer to most of them. IoT privacy concerns seem to fall into four categories about worries about the risk of personal data. As I see them, the different concerns tease out different interpretations of privacy.
Chris Murphy: Internet Of Things: What's Holding Us Back That's the state of the game when it comes to the Internet of Things -- progress, but also frustrating barriers. Companies in a variety of industries -- transportation, energy, heavy equipment, consumer goods, healthcare, hospitality, insurance -- are getting measurable results by analyzing data collected from all manner of machines, equipment, devices, appliances, and other networked "things."
Brian Proffitt: How Big The Internet Of Things Could Become Seventy-five billion. That's the holy-@$#! number of devices that Morgan Stanley has extrapolated from a Cisco report that details how many devices will be connected to the Internet of Things by 2020. That's 9.4 devices for every one of the eight billion people that's expected to be around in seven years.
Glue Conference 2014 May 21-22; Broomfield, Colo. Cloud, DevOps, Mobile, APIs, Big Data -- all of the converging, important trends in technology today share one thing in common: developers.
Gartner Catalyst - UK June 17-18; London A focus on mobile, cloud, and big data with separate tracks on identity-specific IT content as it relates to the three core conference themes.
Cloud Identity Summit 2014 July 19-22; Monterey, Calif. The modern identity revolution is upon us. CIS converges the brightest minds across the identity and security industry on redefining identity management in an era of cloud, virtualization and mobile devices.
Gartner Catalyst - USA Aug. 11-14; San Diego, CA A focus on mobile, cloud, and big data with separate tracks on identity-specific IT content as it relates to the three core conference themes.
Application Security Forum Nov. 4-6; Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland The conference is a well-established annual event dedicated to information, application and software security that features a full-day of training sessions and two days of conference sessions.