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EMC taking first steps on long road ahead, analysts say | #emcworld

EMC taking first steps on long road ahead, analysts say | #emcworld

There can be no denying the EMC World 2016 conference was overshadowed by the in-progress merger with industry giant Dell, Inc. However, between the giant headlines, EMC made clear its own plans for the future and its place in the digital revolution. The key was transformation, turning themselves to supply the infrastructure to support new technologies. Shortly after the day-three keynote presentation, John Furrier, Dave Vellante and David Floyer, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, came together to discuss the strengths and challenges of EMC’s new approach.   Everything’s coming together The conversation started with a look at this future-oriented transformation. Vellante... more »
Customer relations in the age of Big Data | #emcworld

Customer relations in the age of Big Data | #emcworld

At EMC World 2016, several of the big names in the tech industry are providing informative contrasts of their approaches to various marketing strategies, but finding the commonalities across these fronts may be the key to pushing the market as a whole forward. Bev Crair, VP and GM of the Storage Group at Intel; Karen Quintos, senior VP and CMO at Dell, Inc.; and Carolyn Muise, VP of total customer experience at EMC, joined John Furrier, cohost of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, to share their respective views on customer engagement in a Big Data world. Realizing changes The conversation acknowledged early... more »
Eve Valkyrie devs: "The first five years of VR are going to be madness"

Eve Valkyrie devs: "The first five years of VR are going to be madness"

Icelandic game studio CCP Games, which is probably best known as the creator of Eve Online, is on the ground floor of the new virtual reality boom with its space dogfighting sim Eve: Valkyrie, but the studio is still cautious about the near future of VR and gaming. "[We have] a 10-year plan," Hilmar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games, told Polygon in an interview during the studio's Eve Fanfest event in Iceland. "We have taken the view that the first five years are going to be very slow and they're going to be very chaotic, and a lot of things are going to change and... more »
VMware's market outlook, deployment plans | #emcworld

VMware's market outlook, deployment plans | #emcworld

One of the companies drawing significant amounts of attention at this year's EMC World event is VMware, Inc., which will be under Dell, Inc.'s control once the EMC merger is complete. However, VMware is currently going full steam with its own developments. John Gilmartin, VP and GM of the Integrated Systems Business Unit at VMware, Inc., sat down with John Walls and Stu Miniman, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, to talk about some of the ways the company is looking to address customer needs, how it's keeping its software products accessible and what it anticipates from the market. Solidifying the platform Gilmartin noted early on... more »
Steam user review tweak is good news for game devs

Steam user review tweak is good news for game devs

Since Valve Corp introduced a user review system to Steam, a "Mixed" or lower review score has essentially become a death sentence for many games sold on the platform, but now game developers may get a second chance if they improve their games, as Steam will now focus on more recent reviews to reflect the current status of a game. The issue with the way Steam has handled user reviews in the past is that it often punished developers for early mistakes, making it extremely difficult for their games to be successful later on even after all of their issues have... more »
200 million emails compromised: Is yours on the list?

200 million emails compromised: Is yours on the list?

A massive hack has resulted in the theft of usernames and passwords for email accounts and other websites, which are now on sale in Russia. This includes users of Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft emails, as well as Russia’s Mail.ru service, and stands as one of the largest credential thefts since cyber attacks could even exist. According to Reuters, a Russian hacker nicknamed “The Collector” posted in an online forum about stealing the credentials, and is selling them all for a mere 50 roubles – which comes out to less than one American dollar. Apparently the hacker’s goal was not to make... more »
The innovation engine: A look inside EMC's Emerging Technologies Division | #emcworld

The innovation engine: A look inside EMC's Emerging Technologies Division | #emcworld

Within every company lives the driving edge of its future product line. For EMC, this division is called the Emerging Technologies Division (ETD). Sam Grocott, SVP of marketing and product management at EMC's ETD, explained that his division is mostly comprised of 1.0 or 2.0 products, with the exception of the Isilon Business Unit, which is on its 8th generation. Grocott explained that ETD exists within EMC to orchestrate the opportunity for two things: innovation and growth. “That's what we are judged on; it's what we are measured against,” he said. Grocott sat down with John Furrier (@furrier) and Dave Vellante (@dvellante),... more »
What IBM’s new quantum processor means for the future of computing

What IBM’s new quantum processor means for the future of computing

Tucked away at IBM Corp.’s T.J. Watson Research Center in a high-tech fridge cooled to almost absolute zero is an experimental chip that could help advance scientific inquiry further than any conventional supercomputer. It’s the culmination of a more than three-decade research effort that the technology giant launched shortly after Richard Feynman first proposed the idea of quantum computing in a 1982 paper. From theory to practice In his thesis, Feynman theorized that the special laws governing subatomic particles could be exploited to surpass the capabilities of regular computers restricted by classical physics. The core premise of the technology has since been repeated... more »
Moving on up: The benefits of working higher up the stack | #emcworld

Moving on up: The benefits of working higher up the stack | #emcworld

Businesses of all sizes are in a race with competitors to digitize, use data to improve marketing and build advanced applications that satisfy customer demands. Companies could lose customers to another business simply because they're running a better mobile application. This is why it's crucial for businesses to focus on up-the-stack software and application problems and outsource the plumbing to someone else, according to Drew Dimmick, product management lead of native hybrid cloud at EMC. Enterprises need to differentiate from competition, and, "You're not going to do that by building a better server or hyperconverged environment with a network underneath it," Dimmick told Brian... more »
Killing an American icon: Fuel delivery start-ups could downsize U.S. gas stations

Killing an American icon: Fuel delivery start-ups could downsize U.S. gas stations

If driving to the gas station seems like a chore too far for you, then you might welcome the fact that fuel fill-up services are becoming more widely available in the U.S. Not surprisingly San Francisco was one of the first places to see such services, but over a short period of time the number of apps that offer to come and fill up your car  has grown, beckoning the question if we will see a demise in the number of gas stations in the near future. On-demand fuel delivery app WeFuel (WeFuel, Inc.)was one of the pioneers of this kind of service, now presently... more »
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