SDN? How about $$$DN? IDC predicts $8bn sales by 2018

Mike Wheatley | August 22nd

The future of software-defined networking (SDN) is looking very rosy indeed, with the market segment set to rake in a healthy $8 billion by 2018, well up from the current pittance ($960 million) it's set...»

LibraTax liberates Bitcoin users from the hassles of taxation

Mellisa Tolentino | August 22nd

Back in March, the Internal Revenue Service announced that Bitcoin and other altcoins would not be considered as currency for tax purposes, but treated as "property" instead.

The announcement


Appirio bets $500,000 in prizes on Apple’s Swift with developer challenges

Saroj Kar | August 21st

Extending the reach of developers further, Appirio Inc., a cloud solution provider, announced a challenge program focused on Apple’s new Swift programming language to create enterprise iOS and OS X applications. Appirio...»

Software is eating data science | #HPBigData2014

Maria Deutscher | August 21st

Automation is sending the data scientist the same way as the switchboard operator, according to Brian Weiss, the man who Hewlett-Packard Co. appointed to help along the transition. As the head of subject matter experts for the company’s...»

IoT tinkerers get new Linux hub & open platforms

Mellisa Tolentino | August 21st

This week’s Smart DevOps roundup features a Linux hub for connected appliances, an  upcoming developer website for the Internet of Things products, and a partnership to launch first Internet protocol (IP) camera platform.

Cloud Media launches


Enterprise pros say cloud, Big Data prompting radical IT shifts

Bert Latamore | August 21st

The convergence of cloud computing and Big Data analytics are generating some radical rethinking about the way IT infrastructure is deployed, judging from the comments of early adopters who were interviewed at Hewlett-Packard Co.’s HP Vertica...»

Toppling the operational obstacles behind McGladrey’s Backup-as-a-Service  | #CubeConversations

Maria Deutscher | August 21st

Keeping an entire enterprise's worth of information protected is no simple task, let alone if that company happens to employ a geographically distributed organizational structure and competes in an industry where the storage and management of data is...»

Prediction: First billion dollar Big Data company will be a practitioner | #HPBigData2014

Rose Meadows | August 21st

With increasing attention on the business side of tech innovation, the world seems to be awaiting the rise of the first billion-dollar Big Data company. A recent $50 million dollar investment from Hewlett-Packard (HP) put Hortonworks a step...»

Steve Ballmer officially departs Microsoft leadership with board resignation

Maria Deutscher | August 21st

Six months after passing over the torch to Satya Nadella, former Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer has announced his resignation from the board of directors with a heartfelt letter urging his successor to...»

Tech industry struggles to court women, but progress is slow

Rachel Schramm | August 21st

Many people were disappointed when Google, Inc. released its demographics data in May, showing that only 30 percent of its employees are women and just 21 percent of its  people in leadership roles are...»