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Red Hat shores up mobile strategy with FeedHenry acquisition

Red Hat shores up mobile strategy with FeedHenry acquisition

Red Hat Inc. has put hybrid computing at the center of its long-term growth strategy, but while the company's on-premise software portfolio may be second to none in the open-source world, its public cloud lineup lags behind the competition in both adoption and functionality. The Linux giant hopes to narrow the gap with the acquisition of FeedHenry Ltd., a provider of mobile development services based in Waterford, Ireland. A spinout of the Telecommunications Software and Systems Group at the Waterford Institute of Technology, the firm offers a managed environment for building and testing cross-platform applications. The environment is built in the... more »
Slow iOS 8 update? Why you should wait, and how to upgrade without deleting photos

Slow iOS 8 update? Why you should wait, and how to upgrade without deleting photos

With the newest iPhone 6 already on sale and the iOS 8 software update available for owners of older iPhone models, many of you may be antsy to upgrade. For good reason, too. iOS 8 features a new keyboard, camera app enhancements and improved search. But you might want to hold off on hitting that "download and install button" for the iOS 8 update a bit longer.  . Why you should wait   For starters, the mere act of checking for an update on your device could take 10 to 15 minutes. Some iPhone users have reported problems connecting to Apple's server to check for an update. Even when... more »
What's next for Infor after the cloud? You guessed it - Big Data | #Inforum2014

What's next for Infor after the cloud? You guessed it - Big Data | #Inforum2014

Infor Inc. has achieved something that the likes of Oracle Corp. and SAP could only dream of. That is, it's successfully transformed itself into a fully-fledged cloud-based software solutions company that, according to Constellation Research analyst Ray Wang, “has delivered” on its promises. Eager to shed some light on the transformation within the company, Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor, dropped by theCUBE alongside Wikibon analysts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly to discuss the company's switch to the cloud and its ambitions to become a Big Data analytics service provider to its customers. Phillips explained that one of his motivations for the cloud... more »
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If Infor has its way, tomorrow's enterprise systems will run entirely in the cloud

Infor Inc., the privately-held enterprise juggernaut with a knack for flying under the industry's radar, is following in the footsteps of its better-known competitors to the public cloud. But while SAP SE and Oracle Corp. are adjusting for the new way of delivering applications one product and strategic acquisition at a time, the stealthy software powerhouse is diving in headfirst – and rebuilding everything from scratch. At Inforum 2014 in New Orleans this week (see SiliconANGLE's coverage here), the company unveiled an entire lineup of cloud-based solutions more reminiscent of an Amazon Web Services (AWS) summit than a suit-and-tie user conference... more »
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The State of Hadoop 2014: Who's using it and why

Now more than eight years old, the Apache Hadoop platform for processing and storing Big Data is on the verge of hitting the big time. Or at least that's what the industry keeps on telling us anyway. But how big is Hadoop really? Are many organizations actually using it? If so, what are they using it for? Hard data on the actual size of the Hadoop market is extremely hard to come by, although the companies leading the Hadoop charge are adamant that they're beating customers away with a stick. Cloudera alone claims to be adding between 50 and 60 new... more »
Sony eyes developers with sensor-filled Google Glass alternative

Sony eyes developers with sensor-filled Google Glass alternative

Sony has a message for mobile app developers: Wearable technology isn't exclusively for wrists. It can also work pretty well when worn on the face. The Japanese electronics giant is releasing the software development kit (SDK) for its SmartEyeglass concept today. Hardware kits will be available for developers to purchase, early next year. Unlike the crowded smartwatch market, Sony's only major smart glasses competition, at the moment, is Google Glass. The transparent binocular SmartWear prototype, as Sony refers to it, will come loaded with sensors. It has an accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, ambient light sensor, and a digital camera. A thin... more »
How one partner helps Infor's aggressive approach to market verticals | #Inforum14

How one partner helps Infor's aggressive approach to market verticals | #Inforum14

 . Ciber, Inc. is helping to lead Infor Global System's charge to encourage enterprise customers to upgrade their software. Ciber's VP of sales Tom Heldt said their partnership is focused on helping clients avoid costly data center modifications by offering industry-specific cloud products. Infor's focus on verticals is key to the company's cloud efforts, as the software provider has been late to the table and seeks a service-oriented point of differentiation from rivals like SAP SE and Oracle Corp. Heldt explained that Ciber and Infor craft software products for specific verticals because it means less downtime for the client. When products optimize business... more »
Bitcoin hackers wanted dead or alive

Bitcoin hackers wanted dead or alive

Roger Ver, also known as Bitcoin Jesus due to his early work and support of the cryptocurrency, says he's fed up with hackers. Seriously fed up. So fed up in fact, that he's putting a bounty on their heads. Ver has been victimized by hackers twice: first was when Bitcoinica was hacked in 2012, losing him thousands of Bitcoins he had stored in the exchange; then in May 2014 a hacker got hold of his Hotmail account and stole sensitive information. The hacker involved in the Hotmail attack is believed to be the same person who threatened to reveal the identity... more »
No change at Oracle: Ellison still holds an iron grip over HIS company

No change at Oracle: Ellison still holds an iron grip over HIS company

Larry Ellison may have stepped down as CEO of Oracle Corp., but he's still running things from behind the scenes. Ellison, officially the third-richest man in the US after Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, had just $2,000 when he co-founded Oracle in 1977. In just 27 years he's presided over its transformation into a $182 billion database juggernaut thanks to his smart and often ruthless business acumen. Now he's heading 'upstairs', taking on the roles of Executive Chariman and Chief Technology Officer responsible for software and hardware engineering. In other words, Ellison’s still going to be very much involved with the company... more »
SAP suddenly becomes a 'cloud giant' with $8bn Concur acquisition

SAP suddenly becomes a 'cloud giant' with $8bn Concur acquisition

Enterprise software giant SAP SE has just grown new legs following the acquisition of enterprise travel and business expense management software maker Concur Technologies in a massive $8.3 billion deal. The Germany-based firm announced it'll pay $129 a share to buy out Concur, which is a 20 percent premium on the Seattle firm's listed stock price. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year or early 2015, at which time SAP plans to integrate Concur's offerings with its own. Because the two companies have little overlap, the deal will see SAP gain a fistfull of new clients. Concur... more »

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