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Get your mind right: Overcoming rigid regulation to drive Big Data in healthcare | #Splunkconf

Get your mind right: Overcoming rigid regulation to drive Big Data in healthcare | #Splunkconf

To protect patient's personal medical information, the Group Health Cooperative built a privacy monitoring application on top of Splunk Inc. Chris Grant, CISO of Enterprise Security, Enterprise Risk and Governance at the Group Health Cooperative, said that this application "offers a better way to see potential privacy issues and track access to records," so that the company can ensure all viewers of patient information have "value business reasons for access." Privacy is one of the most essential issues in the healthcare industry, a sector of the economy that has faced challenges when it comes to harnessing new technologies, Grant commented. Regulations like... more »
Samsung's second developer conference focuses on IoT and virtual reality

Samsung's second developer conference focuses on IoT and virtual reality

Samsung has announced the international Samsung Developer Conference, which will bring together the community of developers to focus on software and services in the areas of health, wearables, virtual reality, smart home and games. The conference will arrive on November 11-13, at Moscone West, San Francisco. The title of this year’s conference is “Connected Living. Connecting Developers” and interested parties may participate by finding more information on the web site. The conference includes more than 10 topics during a total of 90 action-packed sessions. Samsung recognizes the role of developers as more important than ever, because combining multiple personal devices is the key to... more »
DevOps is a cultural challenge, not a technological one | #Splunkconf

DevOps is a cultural challenge, not a technological one | #Splunkconf

DevOps requires organizations to have everyone “bought into the culture,” keeping them focused on the same goals, and being inclusive throughout the different departments, according to Dave Fiveash. The Global Market & Counterparty Risk Support Manager at Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) Paribas said that the DevOps challenge is more pressing in today's IT departments  as companies need the discipline of keeping deadlines and finding ways to “keep everyone together in the DevOps culture." Fiveash reiterates the earliness of DevOps as a field, and its implementation is more of a cultural challenge than a technological one. In his live interview at... more »
Post-grad plans for Quad: Massive group chat for gamers

Post-grad plans for Quad: Massive group chat for gamers

A small team with a big vision, Appsurdity Inc. looks to tackle some of the technology problems you may not have ever considered. The startup's newest project Quad is helping college students discover groups and connect on a large scale, supporting massive group chats up to 500 people. That's 10x more users than other group chat tools on the market, distinguishing Appsurdity as a company that looks at the bigger picture. In today's CEO Series we hear from Appsurdity co-founders Matthew Murphy and Mary Yang on the Quad app, its capabilities and use cases. The duo also shares plans for the... more »
The Internet of Things will function like an organism, says Cisco exec | #Splunkconf

The Internet of Things will function like an organism, says Cisco exec | #Splunkconf

Today's web is mostly the domain of people, but the Internet of Things is about to change all that, according to Cisco vice president of advanced services Sanjay Pol. Speaking on SiliconANGLE's theCUBE at the recently concluded Splunk Worldwide Users Conference, Pol predicted that tomorrow's Internet of Things will be as much about the devices as the individuals using them. “This new Internet will be a combination of people and all the devices that are going to connect” to the grid, Pol told hosts Jeff Frick and Jeff Kelly, defining a term he called pervasive” connectivity. To tap into the wealth of new information... more »
From 3 days to 3 hours: Splunk speeds security analytics| #Splunkconf

From 3 days to 3 hours: Splunk speeds security analytics| #Splunkconf

On a full Splunk Inc. network, the Corporation Service Company was able to diagnose and resolve a security incident in under three hours. On a network without Splunk, the same process took three days. When relaying this anecdote in a live interview with theCUBE at this year's Splunk conference, Scott Plichta, CISO of the Corporation Service Company, explained the process was expedited because "Splunk brings everything under a single pane of glass," which makes it faster and simpler to identify the cause of the problem. The ability to resolve security incidents quickly meant that the Corporation Service Company saw little disruption in its business transactions.... more »
Syncsort and Splunk cozy up to improve mainframe data analysis | #Splunkconf

Syncsort and Splunk cozy up to improve mainframe data analysis | #Splunkconf

Splunk Inc. provides a comprehensive platform for collecting and analyzing logs from a broad spectrum of devices ranging from the tiniest of sensors to the biggest and meanest enterprise servers. But the company's definition of “comprehensive “didn't extend to mainframes until late last month then Syncsort Inc., a mainstay of the big iron world, introduced a first-of-its-kind solution for streaming operational records from big iron to Splunk Enterprise as they come in. Syncsort co-founder Harvey Tessler dropped by SiliconANGLE's theCUBE at the recently concluded Splunk Worldwide Users' Conference to explain why his firm took the time and effort to bring a 50-year-old... more »
What you missed in the Smart World: People not that interested in health trackers

What you missed in the Smart World: People not that interested in health trackers

This week’s Smart World Series features a closer look at today’s smart homes, how health and fitness trackers are really perceived, how education impacts the growth of smart cities, and our two-part Smart DevOps roundup that features the ultimate Internet of Things (IoT) toolkit, and more. For those who missed this last week’s Smart World Series, here’s a chance to catch up on the exciting developments in the connected world.  Each week, SiliconANGLE rounds up the top news trends regarding smart homes and cars, smart data centers and IT, smart infrastructure and all things related to the Internet of Things. A closer... more »
Googling Ebola symptoms? Video chat with a doctor

Googling Ebola symptoms? Video chat with a doctor

Well that was fast! In our recent coverage of the Ebola virus outbreak in Dallas, Texas, we discussed the possibility of Google Inc. providing extra information to users who searched for a specific set of symptoms. Google has now confirmed that it's testing a feature that responds to users searching for specific symptoms with more than just extra information. Some users are being presented with opportunities to video chat with doctors in response to their health queries. During the trial, Google is picking up the tab for these instant consultations. This type of service could prove to be popular with individuals... more »
Apache Spark heats up with support from 0xdata's machine-learning platform

Apache Spark heats up with support from 0xdata's machine-learning platform

Hot on the heels of Hadoop distributor Hortonworks Inc. throwing its weight behind Apache Spark, the ultra-fast analytics engine has found another backer in 0xdata Inc., an emerging provider of machine learning software founded by industry veteran SriSatish Ambati. The Silicon Valley startup is launching a new addition to its flagship platform specifically optimized to tap into the vast processing capacity of Spark. In-memory is becoming a hot area to create more real-time value in the big data space,” said SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier. “Big Data is becoming about getting low latency data in the hands of apps and users for... more »

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