|By Bob Gourley||
|January 15, 2013 12:01 AM EST||
The CTOvision.com Disruptive IT List is our assessment of the technology firms with the greatest potential for virtuous disruption of enterprise IT.
Our goal is to provide enterprise CTOs with advanced notice of firms they should be evaluating now for use in transforming their technology base. We believe the firms here meet a threshold of significance that warrants special attention.
The CTOvision.com Disruptive IT List includes:
10gen’s comprehensive range of services enable you to get the most out of commercial-grade deployments of MongoDB. 10gen develops MongoDB, and offers production support, … [Read More...]
Actifio solutions are deployed in physical, virtual or hybrid IT environments in enterprise IT organizationsacross all vertical markets and in managed or cloud service … [Read More...]
ActivIdentity Corporation operates as a global company in authentication and credential management, providing solutions to confidently establish a person’s identity … [Read More...]
ENTERPRISE Appthority’s primary customers are enterprises and businesses concerned with the risk of mobile apps. Appthority provides best-in-class App Reputation, by … [Read More...]
Apptio’s On-Demand Technology Business Management Software Apptio’s on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) software is a comprehensive solution that enables …[Read More...]
Comprehensive knowledge is critical to the success of your enterprise, but the information that decisions and processes depend on is created and stored in many formats … [Read More...]
The virtualization and cloud security company has closed a $9.2 million series A round of funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners and Lightspeed Venture … [Read More...]
Carbon Black is the first ‘security camera’ for your computer. By logging binary execution, file system modifications, Registry modifications and new network connections … [Read More...]
What motivates your employees? What concerns them? How does this differ from person to person, or group to group? How does this change with time? How do your people … [Read More...]
While virtualization offers many benefits to enterprise such as lower costs and greater flexibility, it also creates new challenges. One of the greatest concerns with … [Read More...]
Centripetal is bringing to market advanced network hardware and software products to implement trusted networks. We believe current cyber security methods and techniques …[Read More...]
CipherCloud eliminates data privacy, data sovereignty, security, and regulatory compliance concerns, and accelerates cloud adoption. Our solution is well appreciated … [Read More...]
ClearStory Data is focused on enabling self-driven big data exploration. ClearStory Data is making it easy for business users to gather and explore big, diverse, … [Read More...]
Cleversafe is a company making dramatic improvements to how enterprises leverage their data. Their software solutions enable dispersed storage networks that provide … [Read More...]
Cloudera offers enterprises a powerful new data platform built on the popular Apache Hadoop open-source software package. We enhance the storage and processing … [Read More...]
Couchbase is the NoSQL database market share leader, with production deployments at AOL,Deutsche Post, NTT Docomo, Salesforce.com, Starbucks, Turner Broadcasting Systems, …[Read More...]
CumuLogic is redefining Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to include a complete platform for running applications in the cloud – not just developing applications, but … [Read More...]
Datameer is the first and only end-user focused analytics application for Hadoop. It provides four key elements: Wizard-based data integration of structured and … [Read More...]
DataStax Enterprise is tailor made to manage Big Data. DataStax Enterprise’s built-for-scale architecture – based on Apache Cassandra – enables it to handle huge … [Read More...]
Synthesys is the flagship product from Digital Reasoning that delivers Automated Understanding for Big Data. Enterprise and Government customers are awash with too much … [Read More...]
Discovix, Inc. provides peta-byte scale Curiosity Engines which accelerate human intuition to computer speed. Human Intuition is a vital part of pattern recognition. In … [Read More...]
Spire combines the reliability and scale of HBase with the flexibility of a conventional SQL database. Every aspect of Spire is built to be distributed, so that neither … [Read More...]
Fixmo Inc. is the Mobile Risk Management (MRM) company that enables government agencies and enterprises to identify, mitigate and manage the risks associated with the … [Read More...]
ForgeRock is the global open source vendor behind the I3 Open Platform. ForgeRock identity-oriented middleware powers solutions for thousands of the world’s largest … [Read More...]
GitHub helps people build better software, together. Powerful collaboration, review, and code management for open source and private development projects. GitHub is … [Read More...]
Invincea™ Browser Protection shields your network from the largest attack surface for breach by seamlessly moving desktop web browsers into a controlled virtual … [Read More...]
Founded in 2000, Ixreveal, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida that provides next generation text analytics. The company holds … [Read More...]
Enterprise grade mashups for real-time insight and decision-making. Rapidly and securely combine previously unconnected information in new ways without complexities, … [Read More...]
Your company’s success depends on scaling your business with automation, rather than simply spending more. Kapow Software’s innovative Application Integration … [Read More...]
MarkLogic is a 21st century technology for 21st century challenges. Traditional relational databases were built for another era and organizations are seeking alternatives … [Read More...]
Mocana secures the “Internet of Things” – the 20 billion non-PC devices that are increasingly connecting to networks across every sector of our economy including … [Read More...]
NerVve massively accelerates the review of huge stores of video and FMV (including aerial, street-level, UGS, CCTV styles and more), working with the analyst to find … [Read More...]
Virtualization and cloud are the most significant transformations in IT in over 30 years, since client-server superseded the mainframe as the primary computing platform … [Read More...]
Okta is an on-demand identity and access management service that enables enterprises to accelerate the secure adoption of their web applications, both in the cloud and … [Read More...]
Pindrop Security has developed a breakthrough caller-ID product that helps detect, report and mitigate phone fraud. We have developed a patent-pending solution that can … [Read More...]
THE CURRENT GENERATION OF TECHNOLOGIES BREAKS AT THIS SCALE.Today’s business intelligence products are designed for the datasets of the 1990s, and IT organizations are …[Read More...]
Crowd-sourced annotation of all texts. Rap Genius is your guide to the meaning of rap lyrics You can listen to songs, read their lyrics, and click the lines that … [Read More...]
Government and defense organizations are under increasing pressure to forecast future events, and while no one has a magic crystal ball, Recorded Future provides … [Read More...]
SafeNet persistently protects your organization – from idea to action – by engineering solutions that adapt as your business evolves, giving you the confidence and … [Read More...]
Saratoga Data Systems focuses on solving the problems associated with extreme data volumes. The Saratoga Optimization Platform provides businesses with the ability to … [Read More...]
Today’s businesses are facing the growing pains of overwhelming information that is scattered across various disparate systems and business units. Knowledge workers and … [Read More...]
We live in an era where the defensive capabilities of traditional security tools have been eclipsed by the capabilities of modern attackers. Major breaches are … [Read More...]
Your data contains a definitive record of your user transactions, customer behavior, machine behavior and fraudulent activity, information that is essential for managing, … [Read More...]
Terracotta is a silicon valley firm with incredible capabilities centered around enhancing computer system performance. Terracotta is the company behind some of the most … [Read More...]
The Savanna solution takes the geo-cultural and spatio-temporal analysis workspace to the next level with a powerful set of analysis tools and innovative interfaces that … [Read More...]
Tidemark thinks that it’s time to rethink analytic applications. It’s time for self-reliant applications for every user, not more meaningless reports that no one … [Read More...]
Tom Sawyer Software products are used to build and deploy sophisticated data visualization and social network analysis applications. Backed by twenty years of pioneering … [Read More...]
Treeminer offers state of the art vertical data mining classification solutions with significant scalability and accuracy benefits over existing classification … [Read More...]
Triumfant provides a revolutionary alternative to traditional endpoint security products through one-of-a-kind software that detects and remediates malwarewithout … [Read More...]
Wayin is a new mobile engagement service developed by Scott McNealy, founder of Sun Microsystems. Utilizing the free Wayin app on their mobile devices, users post images … [Read More...]
For additional information about this list including our methodology see: About the Disruptive IT List.
We’re entering a new era of computing technology that many are calling the Internet of Things (IoT). Machine to machine, machine to infrastructure, machine to environment, the Internet of Everything, the Internet of Intelligent Things, intelligent systems – call it what you want, but it’s happening, and its potential is huge. IoT is comprised of smart machines interacting and communicating with other machines, objects, environments and infrastructures. As a result, huge volumes of data are being generated, and that data is being processed into useful actions that can “command and control” thi...
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Building low-cost wearable devices can enhance the quality of our lives. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Sai Yamanoor, Embedded Software Engineer at Altschool, provided an example of putting together a small keychain within a $50 budget that educates the user about the air quality in their surroundings. He also provided examples such as building a wearable device that provides transit or recreational information. He then reviewed the resources available to build wearable devices at home including open source hardware, the raw materials required and the options available to power s...
May. 30, 2015 05:30 AM EDT Reads: 4,544
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial Cloud.
May. 30, 2015 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 5,858
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. BMC delivers software solutions that help IT transform digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive business advantage. BMC has worked with thousands of leading companies to create and deliver powerful IT management services. From mainframe to cloud to mobile, BMC pairs high-speed digital innovation with robust IT industrialization – allowing customers to provide amazing user experiences with optimized IT per...
May. 30, 2015 04:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,819
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core of our infrastructures. At the same time, we have old approaches made new again like micro-services...
May. 30, 2015 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 5,820
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it's a mix of architectural styles ...
May. 30, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,187
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective storage designed to handle the massive surge in back-end data in a world where timely analytics is e...
May. 30, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,561
Collecting data in the field and configuring multitudes of unique devices is a time-consuming, labor-intensive process that can stretch IT resources. Horan & Bird [H&B], Australia’s fifth-largest Solar Panel Installer, wanted to automate sensor data collection and monitoring from its solar panels and integrate the data with its business and marketing systems. After data was collected and structured, two major areas needed to be addressed: improving developer workflows and extending access to a business application to multiple users (multi-tenancy). Docker, a container technology, was used to ...
May. 30, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,830
The true value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies not just in the data, but through the services that protect the data, perform the analysis and present findings in a usable way. With many IoT elements rooted in traditional IT components, Big Data and IoT isn’t just a play for enterprise. In fact, the IoT presents SMBs with the prospect of launching entirely new activities and exploring innovative areas. CompTIA research identifies several areas where IoT is expected to have the greatest impact.
May. 29, 2015 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,560
2015 predictions circa 1970: houses anticipate our needs and adapt, city infrastructure is citizen and situation aware, office buildings identify and preprocess you. Today smart buildings have no such collective conscience, no shared set of fundamental services to identify, predict and synchronize around us. LiveSpace and M2Mi are changing that. LiveSpace Smart Environment devices deliver over the M2Mi IoT Platform real time presence, awareness and intent analytics as a service to local connected devices. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Sarah Cooper, VP Business of Development at M2Mi, will d...
May. 29, 2015 04:27 PM EDT Reads: 985
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, data security and privacy.
May. 29, 2015 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 5,135
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In this session, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems, will describe how to revolutionize your architecture and...
May. 29, 2015 02:33 PM EDT Reads: 930
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example t...
May. 29, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,914
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be
May. 29, 2015 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 3,127
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
May. 29, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 7,556
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) i...
May. 29, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,811
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
May. 29, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,512
Thanks to widespread Internet adoption and more than 10 billion connected devices around the world, companies became more excited than ever about the Internet of Things in 2014. Add in the hype around Google Glass and the Nest Thermostat, and nearly every business, including those from traditionally low-tech industries, wanted in. But despite the buzz, some very real business questions emerged – mainly, not if a device can be connected, or even when, but why? Why does connecting to the cloud create greater value for the user? Why do connected features improve the overall experience? And why do...
May. 29, 2015 12:42 PM EDT Reads: 1,108
SYS-CON Events announced today that O'Reilly Media has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participa...
May. 29, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,423
Imagine a world where targeting, attribution, and analytics are just as intrinsic to the physical world as they currently are to display advertising. Advances in technologies and changes in consumer behavior have opened the door to a whole new category of personalized marketing experience based on direct interactions with products. The products themselves now have a voice. What will they say? Who will control it? And what does it take for brands to win in this new world? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Zack Bennett, Vice President of Customer Success at EVRYTHNG, will answer these questions a...
May. 29, 2015 12:13 PM EDT Reads: 941