Opinion: When not to use Big Data

Paul Gillin | August 20th

The news that Facebook tried to manipulate users’ emotions by fiddling with the content of their news feeds and that dating website OKCupid intentionally matched incompatible people to see...»

Analysts praise latest Cisco job cuts as needed stage in smart migration strategy

Maria Deutscher | August 20th

Cisco Systems Inc. is moving to eliminate another 6,000 jobs in what is at least the fourth major round of cuts since 2009 as part of an effort by CEO John Chambers to...»

Introducing Shift: A card that lets you spend Bitcoin & ‘real’ money

Mellisa Tolentino | August 20th

If you’re skeptical about Bitcoin because it’s not something you can physically hold, you might be interested in a new debit card that allows you to spend regular currency, loyalty points, and digital money

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Future of storage isn’t data containers, DataGravity says as it unveils data-aware storage platform

Suzanne Kattau | August 20th

DataGravity Inc. yesterday announced the DataGravity Discovery Series, which the startup claims is the industry’s first “data-aware storage platform” that tracks data access and analyzes data as it is stored....»

Enlighted gets $20M to intelligently light your office

Mellisa Tolentino | August 20th

This week’s Smart City roundup features fresh funding for a smart lighting system used in offices, a city that's looking become carbon neutral by 2025, and one company’s vision for the future of streetlights.

Enlighted raises

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Software-defined surprises expected at VMworld 2014 | #CubeConversations

Maria Deutscher | August 20th

Virtualization stalwart VMware Inc. has a lot in store for its annual customer event in San Francisco next week. The company is keeping a tight lid on the details, but Wikibon co-founder Dave Vellante and senior analyst Stu...»

Google’s cloud adds Mesos clusters + Docker containers

Mike Wheatley | August 20th

Mesosphere, Inc. has announced that its Mesos clusters are now available on the Google Compute Engine, allowing Google Inc.'s cloud users to abstract basic devops, which simplifies the data center to look more like a single...»

“Friendly” activist investor Blue Harbour bites into Rackspace

Mike Wheatley | August 20th

An apparently “friendly" activist investor has increased its stake in OpenStack leader Rackspace Inc., ahead of a possible sale. The Wall Street Journal reports that Blue Harbour Group LP., has slowly but...»

Dell brings global monitoring to VMware’s software-defined data center theme party

Maria Deutscher | August 19th

VMware Inc.'s annual customer conference next week is expected to see the virtualization stalwart extend its tentacles deeper into the storage layer and the network, a theme that the ecosystem has been predictability quick to pick up on....»

SAS moves analytics suite to AWS to stay relevant in the Big Data era

Bert Latamore | August 19th

In its latest effort to remain relevant in the age of Big Data, the SAS Institute of Cary, N.C., has moved several of its advanced analytics packages to Amazon Web Services (AWS), writes Wikibon Principal...»