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iOS 10 tips & tricks: How to set up your Bedtime Clock and get a good night's sleep

iOS 10 tips & tricks: How to set up your Bedtime Clock and get a good night's sleep

Apple announced the new features of its latest operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch earlier this month. In addition to new features for Messages, Photos, and Maps, there is also a range of ‘hidden’ features that are slowly being discovered as the developers spend more time exploring iOS 10.   One new feature coming to iOS 10 is the new Bedtime Clock, which will hopefully ensure you get a good night’s sleep. Note: iOS 10 is currently only available in beta 1 for developers. Even if you are not a developer, you can download the beta 1 or you... more »
HTC spins off its Vive VR business into a separate company, announces new $10b VC VR fund

HTC spins off its Vive VR business into a separate company, announces new $10b VC VR fund

Troubled mobile phone manufacturer HTC Corporation has made one of their best calls in years and has spun off their virtual reality (VR) division into a separate company. HTC Vive Tech Corporation, a fully owned division of HTC, will now be home to the HTC Vive VR headset and according to a statement from the company reported by The Verge will be used "as a vehicle for developing strategic alliances to help build the global VR ecosystem." The news comes at the same time HTC has announced a new $10 billion VR venture capital alliance which includes a consortium of 28 venture capital... more »
Amazon now offering discounted Android phones with their own ads and apps

Amazon now offering discounted Android phones with their own ads and apps

Do you like Amazon.com, Inc.? Do you want a cheap phone? If the answer to those two questions is in the affirmative Amazon does have a deal for you with the e-commerce giant now offering Prime members discounted Android phones with one small catch: the lock screen will include Amazon advertising on it in the same way the Amazon Fire tablet does, and the phone itself will include Amazon apps. The new offering sees Amazon return to the phone business in a way after its failure with the Fire Phone, and to begin with offers a choice of two smartphones: the Blu... more »
Google's Project Zero exposes massive security issues in Symantec software

Google's Project Zero exposes massive security issues in Symantec software

In a withering takedown of one of the most popular enterprise security applications firms, a researcher from Google, Inc.'s Project Zero security team has exposed critical flaws across a range of products from Symantec, Inc., including Norton Anti-Virus. The exposure of the flaws came from Project Zero's Tavis Ormandy who described the flaws as being "are as bad as it gets." "They don't require any user interaction, they affect the default configuration, and the software runs at the highest privilege levels possible," Ormandy wrote. "In certain cases on Windows, vulnerable code is even loaded into the kernel, resulting in remote kernel memory... more »
Box launches Shuttle to help with heavy data lifting

Box launches Shuttle to help with heavy data lifting

Sync ‘n’ share provider Box Inc. wants its customers to migrate even more of their data to the cloud with Box Shuttle, a new hybrid software and consulting service that’s just gone into beta. Box Shuttle is designed to help companies that are struggling to efficiently move large masses of data into Box. Up until now, companies have had to struggle by themselves to shift large amounts of data from network file share or legacy content management systems into Box. Obviously, this was never an easy undertaking, particular for companies that had to contend with usage permissions, metadate, retention policies and... more »
Community engagement key to open-source projects | #RHSummit

Community engagement key to open-source projects | #RHSummit

As Microsoft partners with Red Hat, Inc. to improve the toolsets available for open-source development, it's becoming clear that fully proprietary solutions are no longer as dominant in the market as they once were. Today, many companies on both sides of the proprietary/open-source divide are looking to bridge the gap, with a variety of solutions being devised. Sven Loberg, global open source lead at Accenture, LLP, joined Stu Miniman (@stu) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely), cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, at this year's Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, to discuss the drive toward open-source from Accenture and its partners and the... more »
iOS 10 tips & tricks: How to add and remove widgets from your Lock, Home screen

iOS 10 tips & tricks: How to add and remove widgets from your Lock, Home screen

Previously iOS users could add widgets to the Notification Center, now with the launch of iOS 10 iPhone and iPad users will be able to add widgets to the Search screen, which is accessed by swiping right on either the Lock screen or the Home screen. Widgets that are available are the News widget that will show you top news headlines, or you can see what events are scheduled for today, or what appointment you have up next with the two Calendar widgets. The Notes widget will show you recent notes that you have created while you can also create new... more »
451 Research says 65% of enterprises now invested in IoT

451 Research says 65% of enterprises now invested in IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has landed, with more than 65 percent of enterprises worldwide saying they’re already using smart devices and sensors to gather data to assist with their business operations and deliver new insights. 451 Research Inc.’s new Voice of the Enterprise survey found that 71.5 percent of the 1,015 respondents said they accumulate the majority of their IoT data from machine sensing. This compares to just 20 percent who collect the majority of their data from environmental sensing, and 8.5 percent that gather data mostly from biological sources, such as people and animals. When asked how that data is collected, 51... more »
Solving business issues with a Big Data approach | #HS16SJ

Solving business issues with a Big Data approach | #HS16SJ

Big Data is a journey. Not every company is equipped to make that journey, even though the future belongs to those who do. This issue is one of experience; only those who have made the transition to a Big Data business know the needs and pitfalls of crossing over. There is a business opportunity in bridging this divide, and a number of companies have offered their services as partners in the Big Data journey. To understand a little more about this side of Big Data, George Gilbert (@ggilbert41), cohost of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, visited the Hadoop Summit US... more »
Compliance and security number one topic at C-level | #RHSummit

Compliance and security number one topic at C-level | #RHSummit

When you say open source, security it the first thing that comes to the minds of many CIOs. As we have been reminded many times, the issue is not if you’ve been hacked, but where and how long you have been breached. At the Red Hat Summit taking place at Moscone N & W in San Francisco, Josh Bressers, security strategist at Red Hat, Inc. sat down for an interview on theCUBE, from SiliconANGLE Media team, with cohosts Stu Miniman (@stu) and Brian Gracely (@bgracely) to discuss security and how open-source technology is using automation to help. Security: A mainstream topic Security at Red... more »
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- Ralph Finos

Users considering public cloud for business and IT workloads should evaluate the types of use cases and workloads that have wide successful deployment in the public cloud today. In order to help users to better understand the customers and workloads being served in the public cloud today, Wikibon examined the brief descriptions of approximately 650 customer solution stories on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) website and classified each according on a number of characteristics. This research reveals some interesting insights about the public cloud leader’s business, and therefore about public cloud utilization generally.

- David Floyer

The Wikibon premise in this research is that this converged environment is a win-win environment for both vendors, ISVs and enterprise IT. Testing of the converged system solution is more robust, and the reduction in the number of solution types significantly lowers testing and installation costs for the vendor. ISVs can lower the cost of deployment, deliver application value faster, and drive additional upgrade value much faster. Converged enterprise IT systems (private clouds) are more agile, more reliable, more secure and have the similar costs to public clouds.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the emerging Cloud-native application architectures. This research focused on the scope of microservices, the domains of interaction between services, and how data services and sources are changing with these new applications.

- Brian Gracely

Faced with the choices of modernizing existing applications or starting new projects, IT organizations have many options. Wikibon looks at the vast number of options today, with a methodology to evaluate choice vs. risk.

- David Floyer

There are no enterprise organizations that have married the business, digital creativity and IT as seamlessly as Weta Digital.

- Stuart Miniman

Oracle is using it's licensing might to enter the converged infrastructure (CI) market by making database pricing extremely attractive for its own Private Cloud Appliance (PCA), relative to alternative solutions (including non-Oracle public cloud options). To gain this pricing advantage, Oracle is applying certain restrictions to non-Oracle solutions and allowing more licensing flexibility for virtualized environments on PCA. Discussions with PCA customers indicate three main benefits, including: 1) reduced Oracle database license costs (of 50% or more); 2) greater flexibility to allocate processor cores to optimize workloads and 3) very high bandwidth and performance (via an Infiniband point-to-point architecture).

- Ralph Finos

Big data and public cloud share a natural affinity, but are not a perfect match. Wikibon estimates that worldwide big data revenue in the public cloud was $1.1B in 2015 and will grow to $21.8B by 2026 - or from 5% of all big data revenue in 2015 to 24% of all big data spending by 2026. Doers should explore public cloud options for their big data workloads because public cloud offers a simple way to scale up and down workloads running mostly using open source software.

- David Floyer

The premise for this research is that high value computing has unique compute, network and storage infrastructure requirements. The key systems requirements are low or very low latency, high bandwidth and high availability designed to lower software costs, improve time-to-value and help maintain high levels of data integrity and system availability. Wikibon researched the differences between performance optimized and cost optimized systems for a sample high-value compute environments, and concluded that the total 3-year cost of a sample cost-optimized configuration and software were 63% high than a performance optimized configuration. The key differences are higher costs for performance optimized hardware, but lower costs for the software required in high value compute application, as well as lower operational costs.

- Brian Gracely

As the market for Hybrid Cloud services and solutions evolve, every vendor and cloud provider is attempting to align their offerings to market demands. Wikibon looks at the current offerings and provides guidance to vendors on how to succeed in this market.

- George Gilbert

In this report we look at ad-tech as an example of Systems of Intelligence. Using ad-tech applications, combinations of advertisers, ad agencies, consumers, and publishers -- the advertiser’s marketing ecosystem -- collaborate in real time to personalize an optimal customer interactions with the brand. One software company pioneering video ad-tech, Altitude Digital, pulls all these different pieces together, and highlights the types of function big data ecosystem apps must support.