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SYS-CON Events announced today that Adaptivity, the IT transformation company, has been named "Platinum Plus Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 5th International Cloud Expo (, which will take place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Adaptivity's CEO Tony Bishop ( will be offering major thought leadership on Day Two of the 3-day event in a Morning Keynote. Read Exclusive Cloud Computing Journal Q&A with Tony Bishop here. Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. Next April, Cloud Expo is returning to New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors. The three-day event will attract more than 5,000 delegates from 48 co... (more)

IT Must Invest in Architecture and Engineering: Adaptivity CEO

Blueprint4IT on Ulitzer In this exclusive Q&A for SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal with Cloud Expo Conference Chair, Jeremy Geelan, Tony Bishop - Founder & CEO of Adaptivity - discusses Adaptivity's "IT Transformation Factory" and their Cloud Computing strategy. Bishop gave a General Session at the 5th Cloud Expo in New York in April entitled "Understanding the Relationship Between Workloads and the Cloud." About Tony Bishop: As Chairman and CEO, he leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for Adaptivity's key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking ... (more)

The Enterprise IT Economic Model Blueprint for the Cloud

The Economic Model for Enterprise IT can be thought of as the Business & IT linkage of demand and supply. In particular, it is the interactive dynamics of consumption of IT resources by the business and the fulfillment behavior of processing by IT. An economic model blueprint for Enterprise IT must orientate service delivery (people, process and technology) as a digital supply chain. This supply chain must adhere and be managed against the IT economic model. The blueprint for an enterprise IT economic model - standardizes 5 key components of an organization’s operational model into a pipe and filter process that creates a continuous loop system that generates an objective and agile mechanism to drive change. The 5 key components are: Demand Management – the continuous identification, documentation, tracking and measuring of day in the life of the business, what they ... (more)

SOA + Cloud Computing: Next-Generation Enterprise Computing Blueprint

Today's IT organizations face a dual challenge of "keeping the lights on" while providing "new services" at unprecedented rates with reduced investment support from the business. At the same time, the very business model of IT is changing - how applications, content, information, and infrastructure are delivered. One of the biggest barriers to business execution and innovation today is managing complexity. This barrier forces the largest IT investment spend to be focused on keeping lights on while containing infrastructure sprawl. IT's inability to focus a majority of its time and investment dollars on innovating and differentiating business through IT leads to missed expectations and disappointment within the business user community. Not all is lost though. The convergence and intersection of enterprise computing technology combined with a new form of service deliv... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 New York Expands Technical Program

Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9, 2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track - to complement the already extensive selection of tracks, including "Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing," "Federal/Government Cloud Computing," "Real-World Virtualization,"Cloud Security & Performance," "The Cloud in Practice: Case Studies," and the always-popular "Hot Topics" track. Because the sheer quantity and quality of submitted sessions has outstripped the ability to assess each one fully and fairly - there have been a staggering 1,300 submissions thus far, for just 150 or so slots - the deadline for submitting speaking proposals to the conference is also being extended too, unt... (more)

Adaptivity Chairman and CEO Launches His Cloud Computing Blog on Ulitzer

Adaptivity Chairman and CEO Tony Bishop launched today his Cloud Computing Blog on Ulitzer, Tony is the Founder and CEO of Adaptivity. As Chairman and CEO, Tony leads the team and provides hands-on coaching, thought leadership and executive strategy support for our key clients and partners. He is an innovative IT executive, with an excellent track record in strategy, design, and the implementation of business-aligned enterprise technology platforms across large organizations. He most recently served as SVP and Chief Architect of Wachovia’s Corporate Investment Banking Technology Group, where his team designed, built, and implemented a leading-edge service-oriented architecture and utility computing infrastructure. Tony and our team have been recognized by the industry with awards from InfoWorld, ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, Waters, and Wall Street & Technology, amo... (more)

Adaptivity CEO Addresses Workloads and Cloud Computing

Adaptivity CEO Tony Bishop took his audience through a tour of what the self-described geek thinks is of critical importance when looking at workloads and cloud computing, in general session at the 4th International Cloud Computing Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. "Who are the users? What do they want? How much are they willing to pay for it?," he asked rhetorically. "These are questions you need to address early, this is information you must collect before you even start thinking about the compute. Are you capturing this information (early) in the process?" he asked during his presentation. Key areas to address are: low latency, complex transactions, information integration, ubiquitous users, and numerical processing, he noted. "Measuring, metering, and monitoring the work, and understand its physics so that you can understand where to m... (more)

Adaptivity CEO Tony Bishop's Cloud Expo Presentation on SYS-CON.TV

Adaptivity Keynote at Cloud Expo The applications in support of an enterprise exhibit a wide range of operational characteristics. That diversity is the key to business success, but it has consequences. Three different perspectives must be accommodated: Enterprise Application Architect - Recognition that a single standard platform configuration is insufficient to meet the behaviors exhibited across the portfolio of applications. Most critical applications have extreme operational requirements that require specialized adjustments to operating environments. Data Center Manager - Accommodating a proliferation of platforms makes it impossible to contain costs, manage complexity or maintain reliability, especially for those critical applications. Business Executive - Applications cost too much to develop, run, and maintain. They cannot correlate growth to investment in I... (more)

Cloud Computing Science--and Business

The big struggle over the past decade or so, as IT has become more dynamic and flexible, is to get the business side not only talking to the IT department, but for IT initiaives--even infrastructure--to reflect business goals. Get the dog to wag the tail, in other words. As we pass through the gates into the world of Cloud Computing, we are faced with entirely new challenges in aligning the business with the infrastructure. Cloud Computing offers a theoretically unlimited flexibility, and depending on its granularity, the ability for companies to pay for computing services in the way they'd use water or electricity. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! But you can't just snap your fingers and get your infrastructure-as-a-service delivered just the way you want it. Cloud Computing actually puts more pressure than ever on IT management to ... (more)

Cloud Expo "Power Panel" Live from Times Square in New York

View this fast-moving industry dicussion panel moderated by Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan and featuring Greg O'Connor, CEO of AppZero; Tony Bishop, CEO of Adaptivity; Scott Morrison, CTO of Layer 7 Technologies; Marty Gauvin, CEO of Virtual Ark. The topics discussed include a educative concept coined live during this discussion in order to help explain elastic IT: view now to hear all about "FaaS" (Father as a Service")! ... (more)

Realizing Cloud for the Enterprise

Most organizations today continue to view technology as merely a back-office cost center, a viewpoint that diminishes the breadth of Enterprise IT's impact on a firm's competitive profile. To contribute to strategic growth, IT's role has to be understood as far more than a repository of software and hardware applications. Instead, it should be seen from a meta-IT perspective, a perception that examines and understands the management of IT as a firm-wide service and infrastructure fabric in the cloud that collaborates with business units to respond rapidly, innovatively, and cost-effectively to changing market conditions. Traditional IT strategy and governance models fail because they do not take into account the changing needs of the markets in which businesses operate and the new cloud-enabling technologies that are now available to expedite and facilitate optimiz... (more)