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In the last two years, the Apache Hadoop software library has emerged as a veritable Swiss Army knife of data management and analytical infrastructure. The Hadoop toolset has been positioned as a universal platform for all types of commercial and organizational analytical needs. Hadoo...
While the US has always been at the forefront when it comes to offshore outsourcing, its neighbor, Canada, has kept a fairly low profile in this arena. However, all that looks set to change now if recent studies are anything to go by. More and more Canadian companies are embracing offs...
Performance is one of the key non-functional needs for any application and performance requirements needs to to be captured as part of requirements & analysis phase in a way that is understandable by all application stakeholders. In this article, we will see the key aspects of performa...
It is 11 October, 2014. I am writing this in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal at the foot of the majestic Himalayas. The date is only marginally significant - it is now 2 years and seven months since I was successfully operated on for pancreatic cancer - but the location perhaps is more rev...
Through the use of Synthetic APIs inventive companies are able to get the best information delivered to those who can act on it with speed and at massive scale. The next BriefingsDirect innovator interview examines the improved data use benefits at Thomson Reuters in London. Part of ...
No individual can really track and understand the impact of change in all the emerging technologies like Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Media, Agile Methodology and Big Data … You can realistically aim to have an in depth understanding of only a small subset. By in depth un...
Mobility is the way of the future. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Jason Prater, VP of Development at Plex Systems, outlined the hybrid approach behind the development of a groundbreaking application that combines mobility and cloud technology for manufacturers. H...
It's time to start thinking about the minimum lovable product instead of the minimum viable product. A can of cat food is a minimum viable product (MVP) when you are starving, but it’s highly unsatisfying and unlikely to generate a loyal following (of humans). And there you have on...
As PR professionals we’ve all been there—a client or colleague enthusiastically asks, “Can you get us on Ellen?” or “How can we make this go viral?” With this in mind, I wanted to document some of the craziest, most absurd requests or assignments PR and social media professionals have ...
Sentiment analytics is an emerging technology enabler for enterprises to extract the sentiments, opinions and emotions from their Big Data sources, so that enterprises can predict the potential acceptance of their products and offerings. This goes a long way in defining the success of ...
Victor Cruz has actually touched on a few interesting points in his article “Safe Driving in the Cloud: A Black Box for Cars”. The fact is that car companies have lately shifted their focus towards increasing security for passengers and drivers altogether and that is why they came up ...
Prolexic Technologies, the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation company, has gotten a $30 million Series C round led by new investors Trident Capital and Intel Capital. That makes $51.9 million altogether. Its existing shareholders include Kennet Partners, Camden Partners ...
Cloudwatt and UShareSoft have announced a partnership to deliver a suite of services dedicated to helping enterprise customers, value-added integrators and ISVs to migrate, build, deploy and manage workloads on Cloudwatt's public cloud or hybrid environments requested by clients. "Tod...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
Do you value and treat your enterprise information like it is a strategic asset? Do you view your information logistics system (including your enterprise mobility system) as a competitive differentiator? Enterprise mobility is more than just a convenience for people on the move. It ...
In a previous article, I summarized that Gartner was seeing increased inquiries and spending on IT analytics platforms from buyers that traditionally purchased application performance monitoring tools. This suggested that one of Gartner's "five pillars of APM" - namely analytics, was t...
After circulating Google’s concessions among its rivals, the head of the European Commission’s antitrust unit Joaquin Almunia says that its proposal won’t cut the mustard and that it’ll have to do better to quiet complaints that it’s unfairly blocking competitors’ search results. If ...
Microsoft’s little adventure into tablet land has cost it a $900 million charge to cover its slashing prices on its hard-to-move ARM-based Surface RT widgets earlier this week by as much as 30%. But that was only part of its fiscal Q4 story of missed revenue and profit expectations T...
After three shareholder advisors backed Dell’s privatization plan, Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist shareholder who’s trying to squeeze more money out of his recently acquired ~9% position in the company, now second only to Michael Dell’s 16% holding, posted an open letter to Dell ...
In an era where reliable and scalable computer resources are like air and water to data-centric businesses and the time and cost of building in-house data centers are prohibitive for most businesses, Salt Lake City-based Voonami has developed a strong market position for outsourced dat...
Predixion Software, a developer of collaborative predictive analytics solutions, has raised $20 million in Series C financing. The money is coming from two new strategic investors, Accenture and GE Ventures, as well as current investors DFJ Frontier, EMC, Miramar Venture Partners and...
“Cloud Technology Partners focuses on three key service areas: building cloud for our customers, delivering cloud native applications, and we’re migrating applications to the cloud,” explained John Treadway, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo...
Google rivals are pressing the European Commission to reject Google’s proposed antitrust settlement as “totally inadequate” because the search firm would still have “too much scope” to favor its own products in its search results. The EC said it’s gotten “very negative” feedback from...
This book is not what I was expecting it to be. I was expecting a book with a ton of screenshots explaining what was wrong with each one, and then providing a solution to the problem. I also expected screenshots of all the different controls you can use and for them to be shown in diff...
In an article I published earlier this week, Digital Transformation, Code Halos, Analytics and Mobility, I provided an overview of the concept of Code Halo™. The idea is that nearly all organizations, brands, products and people are surrounded by a halo of data. Companies that recogn...
EMC has reportedly paid $200 million to snap up two-year-old Israeli start-up and would-be competitor ScaleIO and its Elastic Converged Storage (ECS) software, which is supposed to let data centers cut storage costs by maybe 80% or more by converging storage into compute. The softwar...
Google made its much anticipated move Tuesday and pocketed Waze, the Israeli real-time traffic map maker. It didn’t disclose how much it’s paid to close the deal, but the Israeli paper Globes put the price at $1.3 billion. Bloomberg put it at $1.1 billion. Either way it’s reportedly ...
Google is reportedly hot to mate with Waze, an Israeli map merchant that’s got a mobile satellite navigation application that renders real-time traffic. The two are in talks that could flounder at any point according to Reuters. But the first talks to hit the rocky shoals were report...
Google is getting pushback from the European Commission, which wants it to come up with a better set of remedies to settle its antitrust case against Google’s search practices, the EC’s competition chief Joaquin Almunia said Tuesday. He also said the EC has gotten complaints about Go...
In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Dave Eichorn, Global Data Center Practice Head at Zensar, will share a case study describing how a utility services company handled the migration of its Microsoft platform to the cloud. Challenged with the time-consuming task of open...
There’s an inherent sense of almost forced innovation that appears to pervade the information technology industry. As we constantly push forward into perpetual cycles of reinvention, continual enhancement and augmentation after augmentation, one almost has to stop and ask what’s wrong ...
Twitter has bought a little four-man Palo Alto start-up called Ubalo that was started in early 2011 “to make large-scale computing easier and more accessible to a technical audience” according to its web site. The object was to scale coding on multiple machines using the same widgetr...
Google’s stock topped $900 a share Wednesday ahead of the opening of its annual I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco, raising its market value to over $304 billion, something no high-tech firm has ever done before. There’s the inevitable talk of it hitting $1,000. Apparently ...
Every young software business is different. Yet regardless of niche, competitive pressures or economic conditions, all startups face the same key issues. It’s possible to survive those hectic, early years as a bootstrapped business – even thrive during them. All you need is… 1) An ide...
AWS has launched a new certification program like Microsoft’s, Novell’s and VMware’s. There will be courses available through AWS Training and certification will involve an independently verified test on AWS best practices and the applicant’s proficiency in designing, building, deplo...
Apple shipped 19.5 million iPads (classic and mini), up 65.3%, and it now has roughly 40% of the tablet business. Its numbers have been trending down and are expected to continue to decline. Samsung was second up nearly 18% after shipping 8.8 million units. Asus was third with 2.7 ...
Back in the misty eons of time, it used to be easy to measure the performance of your application. You’d grab a stopwatch, load up your web application, and see what happend. If it was slow, you’d look at the mess of PHP, HTML and CSS you crammed into index.php and make sure that you w...
“Just as consumers tap into personal networks like Facebook, Twitter and Amazon.com to connect with friends and family, share and shop, companies are leveraging digital networks to more efficiently engage with their trading partners and collaborate across the entire commerce process,” ...
In this version of the book the author still starts off by answering the question, "Why do we need another C# book?". I was asking myself that very question when I turned to the introduction of C# 4.0 Unleased which was the first version of this book I read. He says "In short, what set...
Apple has started borrowing money to underwrite the three-year $60 billion share buy-back program it promised stockholders last week. The company is also going to pay out $55 billion in dividends through 2015. It’s issued floating-rate notes maturing in 2016 and 2018 and fixed-rate ...