Industry Titans Form IoT Consortium

Michael Vizard, March 27th, 2014

Looking to turn the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) into something that more closely resembles an actual platform of developing interoperable applications, IBM, GE, Intel, Cisco and AT&T announced today that they are coming together to form an Industrial Internet Consortium (ICC). Dr. Richard Soley, executive director of the ICC and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG) that is managing ICC, says the ICC will be an organization dedicated to identifying and resolving interoperability issues limiting the development of IoT applications.


Cisco Launches Intercloud Platform for IoT Applications

Michael Vizard, March 25th, 2014

The trouble with the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it is more a concept than an actual platform on which to a developer can build applications. Cisco is looking to change that. Cisco, in partnership with nine other companies, today announced a plan to build Intercloud, a global cloud computing platform that will present developers with a standard set of APIs for building IoT applications.


MachineShop Leverages RESTful APIs to Help Normalize the IoT

Michael Vizard, March 21st, 2014

MachineShop plans to deliver a service that normalizes all the data being collected across the Internet of Things (IoT). The MachineShop service, formally launched today with $3 million in funding, normalizes data formats across a wide range of APIs. It connects devices in a way that provides access to a common set of business logic, event management and communications services that MachineShop manages.


New Relic Exposes Analytics APIs

Michael Vizard, March 20th, 2014

Developers are forever being asked for data from Web applications to either resolve a DevOps issue or better inform a business decision. Gathering all that data in a way that makes sense to both the developer and the people that need to act on that information has always been problematic. Looking to take that issue head on, New Relic this week launched the public beta of New Relic Insights, a real-time analytics tool that developers can invoke within the context of the New Relic application performance management (APM) service.


Google Partners with Cisco to Integrate Services

Michael Vizard, March 19th, 2014

At the Enterprise Connect 2014 conference today Cisco announced it will be working more closely with Google to integrate conferencing services with various Google APIs. Rowan Trollope, Cisco senior vice president for collaboration, and Rajen Sheth, a product manager for Google Enterprise, took the stage to show a prototype of the Cisco Webex conferencing service running on a Chromebook. In the future, Cisco and Google will make it possible to launch WebEx directly from Google Calendar and start an instant meeting from the Google Contact Card and the Google People widget. Users will also be able to connect with others by clicking on phone numbers or extensions displayed in Gmail or Google Apps.


Wise.io Leverages RESTful APIs to Deliver Machine Learning Applications

Michael Vizard, March 18th, 2014

One of the more intriguing aspects of RESTful APIs is that they make all kinds of computing platforms more accessible to developers than previously thought possible. Case in point is the machine learning platform (based on a math engine) that is being developed by Wise.io.


HP Moves Application Testing Tools into the Cloud

Michael Vizard, March 18th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard is looking to make its application testing tools more accessible than ever via implementations that are hosted in the cloud. Developers can access these tools via RESTful APIs. Kelly Emo, director of product marketing for HP Software, says that by making HP LoadRunner 12 and HP Performance Center 12 available as a cloud service, HP is making a concerted effort to introduce a broader spectrum of organizations to its application testing tools.


Box’s OneCloud Surpasses 1,000 App Integrations

Eric Carter, March 17th, 2014

BoxProgrammableWeb last checked in on Box’s OneCloud platform last summer. Since then, Box has enjoyed nothing but success, and Box has announced that OneCloud has now surpassed the 1,000 mark for apps that integrate with the OneCloud ecosystem. With the announcement, Box reiterated the simple, straightforward goal it proclaimed with the OneCloud launch in 2012: “In March of 2012, we launched OneCloud with a simple, yet ambitious purpose: to redefine the way enterprises worked on mobile.”


Twilio Improves Audio Quality of VoIP Communications Service

Michael Vizard, March 17th, 2014

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) makes it possible to embed telephony services within an application. But the quality of many of those VoIP calls can be highly inconsistent. To address that issue, Twilio today announced a public beta of its Global Low Latency (GLL) capability.


Nexmo, Three Team Up to Push Cloud Comms Across UK

Eric Zeman, March 13th, 2014

Nexmo and Three have partnered to make Nexmo’s cloud-to-mobile services available across Three’s mobile network in the United Kingdom. The deal gives Nexmo access to more devices and lets Three tout compatibility with more mobile apps.


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