DX Digest: Mark Grannan on Core Services Architecture #DXS15

DX Digest: Mark Grannan on Core Services Architecture #DXS15

In a comment responding to Part 1 of my conversation with Forrester analyst Mark Grannan, Arjan van Rooijen, the chief evangelist with customer experience management platform provider SDL, said, “I strongly believe practitioners need to transform their practices to meet the demands of a digital era.” Technology

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Google Play Services 8.1 SDK ships with new app invites, permissions, Player Stats API

Google Play Games' built-in developer analytics tools grew more robust today.

Google has rolled out a series of updates for Google Play and Android 6.0 Marshmallow today aimed at giving better support for developers. The company announced that Marshmallow now has a new permissions model aimed at improving the way app installs and updates are handled. Additionally, Google Play services 8.1 offers support runtime permissions, a new Play Games Player Stats API, and more.

Within Google’s newest mobile operating system version, a new app permissions model promises to let developers offer more control to the users. Not only can the app declare the permissions it’s going to need, but permissions will be divided into groups based on their functionality, making the organization easier. Marshmallow also includes limits on how permissioning is handled at install time — users won’t be prompted to grant permission to some apps because of the nature of these services, such as alarm clock or Internet apps.

Developers interested in tapping into the updated permission model can view more information here. Google cautions that during the preview period, not all of its core apps will have fully implemented this new model.

Besides Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google Play services has received some updates. The completed rollout of version 8.1 now allows developers to customize the email invitation with a custom image and a call-to-action button. The idea is that by giving more control to developers, more engagement and conversions will happen.

Game developers will be interested in the new Play Games Player Stats API, which will let developers better tailor the user experience to specific segments of players. In an example, Google said that the most valuable players could be rewarded with a special welcome back message when returning to the game.

For those developers using Google Nearby, the company has added a feature that gives apps the ability to receive a callback when an active Nearby publish or subscribe expires. Google Nearby lets apps communicate with nearby devices, and traditionally it would hog up resources. But this update claims to improve accuracy and make it easy to enable apps across devices to talk to one another.

This is the first update to Google Play services since last month, when new APIs were made available that let developers utilize face detection, barcode recognition, and facilitated Nearby Messages.


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IBM SmartCloud Services Business Partners: CohesiveFT, Pitagora, Riverbed, SOASTA

IBM Business Partners discuss the value of partnering with IBM to win in the cloud. For more information about IBM cloud offerings for IBM Business Partners, visit www.ibm.com Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com and on our blog at www.thoughtsoncloud.com.
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Question by Kyle: Will the IT Department become obsolete by Cloud Computing and the theoretical “Autonomic Computing”?
After doing a bit of research from some google searches, it seems that Cloud Computing will be the next big thing in the world of technology. Where you no longer need a big hard drive to store your information, because it will be in servers, most probably half-way across the world from where you are. Cloud Computing seems very nice, and actually, I agree that it’d be a very good advance in technology, but only for the consumers. From also what I’ve learned from brief research on Cloud Computing, it will cut the needs for IT’s. Now, I plan on becoming an IT when I get older, but seeing employment of ITs being cut because of new technology which corrects itself if it finds errors, and less need for hardware and software installation since the server would do it for you… What would happen to all of the people taking training to become ITs like I plan to do? Also, the Autonomic Computing, which is a scary concept in itself for people seeking employment, it would manage itself! No need for ITs to manage and fix errors because it will do it itself. After seeing a few “Robot-dominates-mankind” based movies, I am also worried about an AI having complete control over majority of information in the world if Cloud Computing becomes very, very popular.

Best answer:

Answer by Screen Burn
Cloud Computing is just a buzz word. You think we haven’t been here before? Back in the day companies had a mainframe, and everyone connected to it from “dumb” terminals that were essentially just typewriters. All the computing was done on the mainframe, or “the cloud” as we would call it today.

Autonomic Computing is just a pipe dream. Computers are not autonomous and that is a very long way off.

Who do you think manages the servers that run the “cloud”? People do. All the computers are still there, just in data centres rather than in homes. Someone still has to manage them.

Personally I think Cloud Computing is a crock. You have no control over your data, you have to fully trust the company who is managing it on your behalf. And that’s fine, until they make a huge mistake and delete all your data or send it to criminals. Then what are you going to do?

What do you think? Answer below!

Question by : Cloud Computing Question?
I dont fully understand “Cloud Computing”… Using a Cloud, can I run a full program/software via the internet? So in-turn, I wouldnt be using any of my pc’s resources? For example, if i need to run a software that is blocked on my pc, will it run via a Cloud method?
If a program is blocked due to “admin restrictions” which i can not change, can that program run via Cloud Comp?

Best answer:

Answer by wesley g
cloud computing is basically when you run programs on someone esle computer from your computer via the internet and programs that are blocked due virus cant be run

Add your own answer in the comments!

IBM SmartCloud Services Business Partners: CohesiveFT, Pitagora, Riverbed, SOASTA

IBM Business Partners discuss the value of partnering with IBM to win in the cloud. For more information about IBM cloud offerings for IBM Business Partners, visit www.ibm.com Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com and on our blog at www.thoughtsoncloud.com.

Question by Kyle: Will the IT Department become obsolete by Cloud Computing and the theoretical “Autonomic Computing”?
After doing a bit of research from some google searches, it seems that Cloud Computing will be the next big thing in the world of technology. Where you no longer need a big hard drive to store your information, because it will be in servers, most probably half-way across the world from where you are. Cloud Computing seems very nice, and actually, I agree that it’d be a very good advance in technology, but only for the consumers. From also what I’ve learned from brief research on Cloud Computing, it will cut the needs for IT’s. Now, I plan on becoming an IT when I get older, but seeing employment of ITs being cut because of new technology which corrects itself if it finds errors, and less need for hardware and software installation since the server would do it for you… What would happen to all of the people taking training to become ITs like I plan to do? Also, the Autonomic Computing, which is a scary concept in itself for people seeking employment, it would manage itself! No need for ITs to manage and fix errors because it will do it itself. After seeing a few “Robot-dominates-mankind” based movies, I am also worried about an AI having complete control over majority of information in the world if Cloud Computing becomes very, very popular.

Best answer:

Answer by Screen Burn
Cloud Computing is just a buzz word. You think we haven’t been here before? Back in the day companies had a mainframe, and everyone connected to it from “dumb” terminals that were essentially just typewriters. All the computing was done on the mainframe, or “the cloud” as we would call it today.

Autonomic Computing is just a pipe dream. Computers are not autonomous and that is a very long way off.

Who do you think manages the servers that run the “cloud”? People do. All the computers are still there, just in data centres rather than in homes. Someone still has to manage them.

Personally I think Cloud Computing is a crock. You have no control over your data, you have to fully trust the company who is managing it on your behalf. And that’s fine, until they make a huge mistake and delete all your data or send it to criminals. Then what are you going to do?

Add your own answer in the comments!
Question by Newco: What’s cloud computing exactly?
I want to know what’s “cloud computing” exactly?
someone said it means you needn’t hard disk in the future,cause the “cloud” will provide the service of computing and storage,you just need a pipe link your machine to the “cloud”
but others say you computer not only enjoy the service,but also provide
computing and storage service to other computer?
what’s the “cloud computing”exactly?

Best answer:

Answer by billaryrclinton
SAN – storage area network

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Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Brian Gracely looks at the infrastructure (servers, network, storage, L4-7 services) that are used to build Cloud Computing services.

Question by : Cloud Computing Question?
I dont fully understand “Cloud Computing”… Using a Cloud, can I run a full program/software via the internet? So in-turn, I wouldnt be using any of my pc’s resources? For example, if i need to run a software that is blocked on my pc, will it run via a Cloud method?
If a program is blocked due to “admin restrictions” which i can not change, can that program run via Cloud Comp?

Best answer:

Answer by wesley g
cloud computing is basically when you run programs on someone esle computer from your computer via the internet and programs that are blocked due virus cant be run

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Managed Videoconferencing Services: Finally Cross Platform?

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Managed Videoconferencing Services: Finally Cross Platform?
BT's latest cloud-based videoconferencing platform, called Video Bridging 3.0 supports major standards (SIP, H.323 and H.320) and a mix of legacy and new devices. Small MSPs pushing into telepresence services should take note: BT's video initiative now …
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Indian Web Host ESDS Launches Cloud Platform eNlight
By Nicole Henderson, November 21, 2011 (WEB HOST INDUSTRY REVIEW) — Web hosting provider ESDS announced on Monday that it has launched its cloud platform eNlight. This news comes a couple of months after ESDS announced that it will open three new …
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CoroWare Announces CoroCall 3.0 Upgrade for Mobility Platforms
"CoroWare's cloud-based service, CoroCall, is an affordable service that brings the power and capabilities of Vidyo's innovative platforms to small and medium sized businesses," said Rob Hughes, Senior VP of Worldwide Sales at Vidyo. …
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WSO2 Will Demonstrate How to Build Seamlessly Integrated On-premise and Cloud
WSO2 experts also will demonstrate examples of seamlessly integrated on-premise and cloud applications of its award-winning, 100% open source platforms: the WSO2 Carbon enterprise middleware platform and WSO2 Stratos cloud middleware platform. …
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