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Harry Trott

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The developments in Google's Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud Machine Learning service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its fastest growing product areas. Google has been ramping up their Cloud Platform quite aggressively in recent months. Just a few weeks ago, the Google Cloud Platform opened its newest zone in Tokyo, increasing the total number of regions they are present in to six - three in the US and one each in Belgium and Taiwan and Tokyo. Not long ago, the company announced its acquisition of Orbitera, a cloud commerce company. for more than a hundred million dollars. The developments in Google’s Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud Machine Learning service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its fastest growing product areas. This presents a unique problem to customers. On the one hand, businesses may be tem... (more)

Load Balancing | @CloudExpo #BigData #Cloud #CyberSecurity #AI #ML #IoT

Pokeman Go has been a raging success. But its launch was marred by frequent downtimes and dropped connections. In a recent chat at the Google Cloud Platform Next Conference, Niantic CTO Phil Keslin talked about the “hair on fire” experience where the team had to firefight and upgrade key components on the live production system in order to handle the unexpected surge in new users joining in. Among the various upgrades made to the system, Niantic had to replace the network load balancer with a much more sophisticated HTTP/S load balancing system that could handle a larger overal... (more)

Fixing the Privacy Concern with the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API

The growing popularity of IoT has spawned the debate on privacy once again. Last year, Samsung stoked controversy by warning customers that their Smart TV Voice Recognition system was capable of “listening” to personal and sensitive information spoken by customers. Not only this, all of this intercepted information is transmitted over a non-encrypted connection to be stored in a third party server. Although the company was quick to change its policy wordings and issue clarification, Samsung is hardly the only one. ‘Hello Barbie’, a WiFi connected doll from Mattel intercepts chil... (more)

Getting Automation Right with Big Data | @BigDataExpo #BigData

Big data automation can mean writing dozens of scripts to process different input sources and aligning them in order to consolidate all this data and produce the required output. Why exactly do you need big data for your enterprise projects? Many industry observers have been noting that although a lot of enterprises like to claim that their big data projects are aimed at "deriving insights" that replace human intuition with data-driven alternatives, in reality though, the objective appears to be automation. They point out that the role of data scientists at a lot of organization... (more)

Traits of a Successful Startup Businesses | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud

Startup businesses are popping up at every opportunity. It seems that there are endless ideas that could become potential businesses. However, not all businesses will be successful. Here are some of the top traits of successful startup businesses. The Business Meets a Need One of the most important factors of determining the success of a business is the necessity for that business. Although it's unfortunate, great ideas will sometimes end up as a failed business. There must be a need for the product or service provided. Before you seek out investors, spend time analyzing the nee... (more)