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Click-count goes to college: Data governance at George Washington University | #infa16

Click-count goes to college: Data governance at George Washington University | #infa16

Today's colleges and universities have to work harder than ever to engage the current generation of students. At The George Washington University (GW), administrators have funneled their efforts through multiple data silos. These massive collections of data are managed by Informatica, Corp. Jelena Roljevic, assistant VP of Business Intelligence at The George Washington University, spoke to John Furrier and Peter Burris, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during Informatica World 2016. She said GW's data governance has progressed to a “tactical level.” In order to promote student engagement with on-campus events, the university has been measuring interest based on clicks and... more »
HPE shares jump on services spinoff, better-than-expected earnings

HPE shares jump on services spinoff, better-than-expected earnings

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. distanced itself from fellow enterprise technology companies by posting better-than-expected second-quarter results today. The company also announced that it’s spinning off and merging its enterprise services business with Computer Sciences Corp. to create a company with a potential $26 billion in annual revenues. The earnings and especially the deal news pushed shares up by more than 10 percent in early after-hours trading. For the quarter ended April 30, HPE earned a profit before certain costs of 42 cents a share, hitting analysts’ expectations and coming in near the high end of HPE’s own forecast range of 39 to 43 cents. Revenues were... more »
Atlassian adds workflow features, launches first mobile app

Atlassian adds workflow features, launches first mobile app

In conjunction with its sold-out developer conference in Barcelona, Atlassian Corp. PLC added significant new functionality to its Bitbucket shared development platform and released its first mobile apps. The Australian software company, which specializes in tools to manage software development projects, introduced Bitbucket Pipelines beta, a continuous delivery service built within Bitbucket Cloud that provides “end-to-end visibility from coding to deployment,” the company said. Pipelines enables developers to manage an entire project workflow from within Bitbucket without additional setup. Pipelines includes built-in support support for third party platforms like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, which can be provisioned by adding... more »
Neustar and Limelight partner up to fight DDoS on the open Internet

Neustar and Limelight partner up to fight DDoS on the open Internet

Neustar, Inc., real-time content neutral provider of information analysis services, and Limelight Networks Inc., global leader in digital content delivery, have joined forces to enable business customers to weather Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The partnership combines Neustar’s DDoS mitigation solution SiteProtect with Limelight’s content delivery network (CDN) to provide what the companies are calling the world’s largest, most distributed DDoS mitigation network. The Neustar-Limelight relationship will allow SiteProtect to operate as an entirely unique, integrated and distributed DDoS mitigation network with 27 in-region DDoS migitation centers across the globe. With these mitigation centers placed strategically between content providers and... more »
Real-time streaming opens new Big Data possibilities | #infa16

Real-time streaming opens new Big Data possibilities | #infa16

The business landscape has been reshaped by technology. One of the most striking examples of this trend is Big Data and Big Data analytics. Collecting, processing and using data isn’t just a thing business does, it’s the new core of business success. Unfortunately, traditional systems for working with data have been cumbersome affairs that demanded a great deal of attention and focus. This is changing, with real-time streaming becoming the term for new Big Data success. To gain some insight into this new world of real-time data, John Furrier and Peter Burris, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team,... more »
Gathering the tools to democratize data | #infa16

Gathering the tools to democratize data | #infa16

Data has been buzzed about for a long time, but this year, we are seeing it advance to centerstage faster than ever before. Conference after conference, we hear experts talk about proving the business value of data and taking it from an arcane, back-office science to the fingertips of small and medium business owners. Debbie O'Brien, VP of Global Communications at Informatica Corp., said we are beyond 1.0 and even 2.0 into data 3.0 -- which is all about "data democratization." She told John Furrier and Peter Burris, cohosts of the theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during Informatica World 2016, "Data is no longer... more »
Report: Nokia to lay off 10,000-15,000 workers

Report: Nokia to lay off 10,000-15,000 workers

Two years after selling its mobile business to Microsoft Corp., telecom equipment maker Nokia Corp. is reportedly bracing for another major organizational shake-up. Risto Lehtilahti, a union official from the company’s home country of Finland, revealed to Reuters today that between 10,000 and 15,000 employees could go out of work in the foreseeable future. The figure represents a significant increase over the 2,400 planned job cuts that Nokia has officially announced so far as part of the $7 billion restructuring effort it launched at the start of the year. Last month, it revealed the goal of the push is to achieve a billion-dollar... more »
Digital transformation requires a roadmap, tour guide when it comes to ERP | #SAPPHIRENOW

Digital transformation requires a roadmap, tour guide when it comes to ERP | #SAPPHIRENOW

When your business is on the journey of digital transformation, you need a roadmap and a tour guide to get you from point A to point B. Panaya, Ltd. recently became an Infosys company, and its role is to be the guide that navigates the path for customers to perform all their changes in their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environment by providing ERP quality assurance. Gaby Koren, EVP of the Americas at Panaya, sat down with John Furrier and Peter Burris, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during the SAP Sapphire event in Orlando, FL, to explain the process and the company’s role... more »
Business digitized: How technology can help finance move faster | #SAPPHIRENOW

Business digitized: How technology can help finance move faster | #SAPPHIRENOW

Technology is a powerful ingredient to add to any recipe. As more and more industries adopt new technology into their business models, we sometimes see dramatic transformations take place. Finance is an area where speed is highly valued, so technology for automating is naturally interesting to financial services. "What we see companies doing is trying to figure out how to accelerate the adoption of SAP and technology and process change in their organizations," according to Michael Yadgar, principal at EY. Yadgar told John Furrier and Peter Burris, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during SAP Sapphire 2016, "What that means is that they can't... more »
Pattern gets $2.5M to help salespeople become more organized

Pattern gets $2.5M to help salespeople become more organized

By itself, a chore like writing down client requests or sending a thank-you note after signing a contract doesn’t require too much effort from salespeople. But over the course of a workday, such menial tasks end up consuming a lot of time that could otherwise be used to generate new business. The problem returned to the fore this morning after a Redwood City-based startup called Pattern Inc. exited stealth mode with $2.5 million in funding and a cloud application for speeding up deal-making efforts. The service consists of several integrated tools that span most of the administrative drudgery involved in the average salesperson’s day-to-day... more »
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- 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.

- David Vellante

On May 12, 2016 at 12 Noon EDT, several CxOs will gather to discuss how to best communicate to Boards of Directors on the topic of cyber security. Has a failure = fire mentality led organizations to "sandbag" the threat? Is security a shared responsibility across the business or does it fall on the shoulders of a few security gurus? How should CxOs be changing the way they communicate about cyber in the digital age?

- Brian Gracely

In this Trip Report from OpenStack Summit 2016, the Wikibon team looks at five critical areas for OpenStack - Community, Consumption Models, Revenues, New Use-Cases and the OpenStack technology ecosystem,

- Brian Gracely

While automation is often looked at as a way to reduce IT costs, it has far-reaching impacts for Digital Business Platforms. Wikibon looks at how automation improves the ability to experiment with new ideas, improve market responsiveness, improve overall application security and better align development and operations requirements.

- Brian Gracely

With the release of the Native Hybrid Cloud solution, EMC is offering customers the ability to rapidly build new applications. But will the lack of embedded operations slow the adoption of the product and slow customer deployments?

- David Floyer

The x86 microprocessor has reached a limit in how much an application can be speeded up. Intel can no longer rely on economies of scale to drive market share in processors. Future advances will come from designing the microprocessor and software-in-silicon together. There are multiple large niches that have opened up to new processor/software approaches, including mobile, IoT servers, specialized servers for the cloud, telecommunications servers and large system servers for large database and big data applications. New winners in this space are likely to come from companies like Apple, Amazon, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

- Peter Burris

Wikibon was the Analyst Partner at the recent GDS CIO Summit, US in Denver, Colorado. This is the trip report from that session.

- Brian Gracely

Understanding how to accelerate “Idea to Execution Time” (I2ET) may become the most important measurement of any Digital Business Platform. Wikibon explore the core attributes needed to be successful in rapidly developing and deploying new business applications.