AIS Introduces Cloud Ready Industrial Panel PCs With Open Standard Architecture Enabling Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 Apps

Grazed from MarketWired. Author: PR Announcement.

American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), an innovator, designer and manufacturer of Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), HMI Touch Panels, Industrial Touch Screens, Displays, Operator Interface Terminals (OITs), Box PCs, Industrial PCs, and Thin Clients, announce their Smart family PC-based HMI Touch Screen Panels and Industrial Panel PCs (IPCs) are designed and engineered to accommodate and support key requirements of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things applications for control, monitoring and automation.

AIS's Premium, Standard and Compact series of advanced, intelligent HMIs support Open Platform Communications (OPC), Message Quieting Telemetry Transport (MQTT) and Representational State Transfer (REST), Internet of Things (IoT) Protocols and Web-based software necessary for IIoT applications...

Cloud Computing: Windows OS could one day become open source, says Microsoft's top engineer

Grazed from IBNLinve.  Author: Editorial Staff.

As Microsoft is celebrating its 40th anniversary today, we can't help but admire at the way the software giant has been able to establish its empire on Windows operating system that runs on many of the world's desktops, laptops, phones, and servers.

Having enjoyed such a position in the consumer and business market, will it ever open its palms and let others leverage its potential of being the most-used OS for free? One of the company's top engineer says yes.  Mark Russinovich, one of Microsoft's top engineers said during the ChefConf conference that the company could open source the code that underpins the OS...

Microsoft to open-source cloud framework behind Halo 4 services

Grazed from PCWorld.  Author: Mary Branscombe.

Microsoft plans to open-source the framework that helps developers of cloud services like those behind the popular Halo 4 game.  Building cloud services for millions of users means connecting and coordinating thousands of servers, and handling tasks and information across all of them. Project Orleans is a framework built by the eXtreme Computing Group at Microsoft Research using .NET, designed so developers who aren’t distributed systems experts can build cloud services that scale to cope with high demand and still keep high performance.

The Orleans framework was used to build several services on Azure, including services that are part of Halo 4, and Microsoft had an enthusiastic response when it released a public preview of the technology in April this year. Now Sergey Bykov of the eXtreme Computing Group says ( they will open-source the project...

Cloud Computing: Open source has won -- let the infighting begin!

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: Matt Asay.

For years, the open source world has taken comfort in a bit of Gandhi wisdom: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Red Hat went so far as to emblazon the phrase on the walls of its lobby, a reminder to open sourcers everywhere to take courage against the proprietary software machine.

Open source has different problems today. In a world that has gone from accepting open source to expecting it, to paraphrase MongoDB’s Dwight Merriman, what machine should the open source world be raging against? Given the absence of an outside enemy, it’s likely that open source will turn on itself...

Making a stress-free migration to the cloud

Grazed from ZDNet. Author: Dirk-Peter Van Leeuwen.

If there was any lingering doubt, it appears the cloud is truly here. Many organizations around the world have adopted or are taking steps to adopt cloud computing, with Gartner predicting that nearly half of all large companies will be using hybrid cloud within the next three years.

With benefits such as efficiency, cost-effectiveness and scalability well advertised, this rise in uptake is hardly surprising. As with any other major organization-wide implementation projects, however, adopting the cloud is no walk in the park - and enterprises need to take steps to enjoy a smooth and seamless migration...