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Acer on Thursday was supposed to announce a smartphone for China that runs on an operating system called Aliyun developed by Alibaba, the big Chinese e-commerce outfit. The press were reportedly milling outside the door waiting for the Shanghai press conference hosted by both compani...
It is no secret that HP has been struggling to compete in the mobile scene as evidenced by the heavily discounted Touchpads in the market. Now it is seeking a facelift in the consumer mobile market via Windows 8 and open source WebOS! The company is launching a comeback with two ultra...
Amazon Web Services has set up an online marketplace where customers can sell their excess EC2 Reserved Instances to other AWS customers. Reserved Instances cost less because buyers make a one-time payment to reserve compute capacity for a specified term and get a discount on the hou...
Cloud computing is increasingly changing the education landscape. Thanks to could computing, students from different locations around the world can collaborate on assignments, rendering them interactive among their peers in education. The ability to bring together students and teache...
According to Dan Vesset, program vice president for IDC's Business Analytics Solutions, the business analytics software market "has crossed the chasm into the mainstream mass market." In 2011, Vesset explains, the business analytics market extended its post-2009 recovery with anothe...
Compuware has announced that Netmagic Solutions has expanded its application performance management (APM) partnership with Compuware. Netmagic will offer Compuware APM® products—Gomez—to its customers in a pay-as-you-use service model as part of the company’s existing Managed Services ...
In a highly anticipated event in Los Angeles Thursday that pushed its stock to a record high while it was happening, Amazon unveiled three next-generation Kindle Fire tablets and priced the mid-range 8.9-inch model with a 1,920 x 1,200 HD screen at $299, undercutting the 9.75-inch Appl...
The Korean Fair Trade Commission (FTC) Thursday said it was investigating a complaint made by Apple that Samsung is abusing its dominance in third-generation wireless technology. The investigation mirrors a similar one opened in January by the European Commission, which is also inves...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Coraid Inc., a leading developer of Ethernet-based storage solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. C...
In New York Wednesday at the Nokia press conference kicking off the introduction of the Windows 8-based phones that it’s depending on to save the company, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer predicted that there would be 400 million Windows 8 devices out in the field a year from now. Aside f...
Analyst research shows that the change, cost, and complexity associated with cloud migrations continue to be key challenges for cloud computing adoption. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Adiascar Cisneros is Director of Operations at Racemi, will help attendees un...
Linoma Software has announced it will launch a new version of its application, GoAnywhere Services, which works with Microsoft Server 2012 to offer customers enhanced security, as well as innovative user interface features and reliability improvements. The secure file server in GoAnywh...
A critical component of a Private Cloud 2.0 architecture is what Techcello call a ‘CMAP’ – A Cloud-ready Multi-tenant Application Platform. In the same fashion that Private Cloud internalizes the IaaS model, so this can also be repeated for both the PaaS and SaaS layers too. Indeed w...
In the Enterprise 2.0 white paper I wrote a few years ago, I built on the core concepts of what Andrew McAfee had introduced, primarily the integrated role of Cloud Computing and also the overlap with BPM (Business Process Management). I have started bringing this up to date for 2012 t...
BI Research, Teradata Aster, and Hortonworks are teaming up to provide clear guidance on Big Data architecture and product integration to bring more value to businesses. Attend this discussion to learn more about: MapReduce for the data scientist: the Hadoop/Hive and RDBMS approaches ...
Nutanix, the start-up that came out of stealth mode last year claiming to be the first company to offer software-defined storage wrapped in off-the-shelf x86 servers, has raised $33 million in Series C funding. It got the reportedly “massively oversubscribed” round from current inves...
NYSE Euronext's innovative cloud and groundbreaking business model targets the needs of Wall Street IT leaders. We'll learn about how this innovative cloud and groundbreaking business model targets the needs of Wall Street IT leaders, how the business of the financial services industr...
HyTrust has sent to market an appliance that enforces the “two-person rule” to prevent risk to virtual machines, critical applications, data, and ultimately business operations – whether unintended or malicious. It’s called the HyTrust Appliance 3.0, which is supposed to make more vi...
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have been talking by phone about a “range of intellectual property matters,” according to Reuters, including the Android-spawned dispute that has seen Apple take Google’s biggest Android peddlers to court here there and everywhere as a proxy...
I’m one of those people who take my work home with me. I know, I know… there’s that whole work-life balance thing that I’m always “struggling” to overcome. But, I haven’t yet. I am kind of sorry about it, but at the same time… not deeply sorry. Anyway … I’ve wanted to put this concept...
Best Buy and its largest single shareholder, Richard Schulze, its founder and ousted chairman who wants to buy the struggling consumer electronics chain for around $9 billion – $24 to $26 a share – have smoked the peace pipe. Best Buy is going to let Schulze form an investment group ...
Google decided it should say something about the largest seller of Android widgets getting its head handed to it by an American jury Friday. It said: “The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims. Most of these don’t relate to the core Andro...
Apple has filed the one-page list of Samsung products it wants enjoined after a California jury found the Korean company guilty of infringement last Friday. Trial Judge Lucy Koh ordered it so she would know what she’s in for. Here’s Apple’s list and why they’re there. It’s being di...
Piston Cloud is about to release Airframe, a cut-down version of its Piston Enterprise OpenStack platform built so business users have a free way to evaluate and get comfortable with OpenStack in a pre-production environment. It’s supposed to be ideal in pilot deployments, proof of c...
Welcome to a series on three concepts decision makers must understand for their own mobile application development. Many companies are creating mobile applications for internal and external use. Some of these mobile apps are systems that exist in some other form, such as a traditiona...
Authored by Hortonworker Shaun Connolly, this white paper outlines a strategy for a Big Data refinery and how it might apply in your organization. It is targeted at technical executives and practitioners new to Big Data. This white paper expands upon the data refinery analogy to explor...
Not only are more businesses adopting some form of cloud technology, they are feeling better doing it. A recent survey of 500 IT decision-makers found that 85 percent felt more positive about the benefits of using cloud computing, up from 72 percent in 2011, according to The Wall Stree...
Talend, a global open source software leader, on Friday announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the newly-published "Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools"[1] annual report. According to the report, "Visionaries in the market demonstrate a ...
EPractize Labs is the first company that offered software study book and practice mock questions for Oracle’s Java SE 7 Programmer II(1Z1-804, OCPJP 7) Exam to achieve Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer. The software guide has been released in the early stage of OCPJP ...
Embarcadero Technologies has announced the availability of a new version of the AppWave business platform and PC app store designed to help ISVs improve their customer experience. AppWave for ISVs expands on the Embarcadero experience with AppWave for enterprise customers and their e...
The jury will hear closing arguments Tuesday after the CEOs of Apple and Samsung failed to resolve their patent dispute in talks Monday. Presiding judge Lucy Koh warned the companies that either or both of them could be at risk if the jury gets the complicated case. She advised the CE...
Best Buy, the flailing consumer electronics retailer that’s ignoring a $9 billion takeover attempt by its founder, reported its latest quarter Tuesday morning and turned in profits 91% below last year on revenues off 3.2%. The company has suspended profit forecasts for its second hal...
Brocade CEO Michael Klayko, seven years in the job, says he’s going to leave as soon as the company finds a successor and the transition is complete. The board has formed a search committee and hired a headhunter. Bloomberg said Brocade has been unable to find a buyer despite the s...
Best Buy, the world’s largest consumer electronics chain crippled by the impact of Internet sales, has brought in Hubert Joly, a Frenchman and reputed turnaround artist in media, technology and services, to run the place starting early next month after he gets a visa. He will replace...
GreenBytes on Tuesday announced the IO Offload Engine, a high-performance network infrastructure device purpose-built to absorb the transient IO (input/output) required for VM booting, rapid provisioning and swap. By offloading this IO from the storage system, the IO Offload Engine fre...
From the outside looking in on the so-called “trial of the century” – and bearing in mind that it’s only maybe halfway through – but Samsung looks royally screwed. It should have paid more attention when Google told it in 2010 that its tablets looked too much like iPads and should be...
Recently, IDG's Joab Jackson of IDG wrote a piece titled, Five Things CIO’s Should Know About Big Data. Amid the slew of articles offering advice on Big Data, this particular one stood out because of how absolutely spot on it was. Of course we couldn't stop at just five. You will need...
Somebody must have forgotten to send Nvidia the memo about this being the apocalyptical post-PC era ‘cause when its results came in Thursday its GPU business – which is all PC – was up 15.3% to $668 million or roughly two-thirds of its total revenue of $1.04 billion. Earnings were a ...
Google Ventures has put $8.2 million into electronic signatures vendor DocuSign, bringing the reportedly unprofitable start-up’s juicy $47.5 million D round, announced last month, up to an even juicier $55.7 million and its total funding up over a handsome $112 million. Google is rep...
The London Olympics are not using the Cloud. Cloud seems a good match for the Olympics for provisioning a scalable and on demand architecture quickly, and then taking it down after the event. That is precisely what the technology supports. The integration and deployment of the infrastr...