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Playstation 4's Debut Excites, Raises Questions - Breaking Analysis

Playstation 4's Debut Excites, Raises Questions - Breaking Analysis

  For those of us whom are avid PC gamers, the latest spec release of the PS4 may not seem like something of major significance, but there is far more to Sony's unveiling of last night's news than may first meet the eye. While most people who showed up to last night's "teaser event" to see the PS4's design were disappointed, those of us interested in what's inside the box were very pleased by what we saw. The biggest spec change, by far, is the transition back to an x86 processing unit - a departure from the (surprisingly flexible and powerful) cell processor... more »
Red Hat Delivers Big Data Manifesto

Red Hat Delivers Big Data Manifesto

Red Hat, the open-source software and infrastructure provider, has officially jumped on the Hadoop bandwagon this week. The company has just announced its Big Data Manifesto, with a series of principles it believes will help its enterprise customers get to grips with the problems of managing rapidly growing data volumes. In line with this move, the company said it intends to donate its Red Hat Storage plug-in to Apache Hadoop’s open community as part of a strategy focused on offering enterprise customers infrastructures and platforms for open hybrid-cloud environments. Red Hat Storage is an alternative to the Hadoop Distributed File System built on technology the company... more »
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Strata Conf 2013: What to Expect

Next week is the Strata Conference, one of our favorite events showcasing the latest trends in data science.  Kicking off next Tuesday, Strata runs through Feb 26 - 28 in Santa Clara, CA.  We'll be there, broadcasting live from the event with our mobile news desk, theCube. Last year was particularly interesting, offering a great deal of insight to the Big Data tools that were making their way into the enterprise.  This year, the world seems all the more ready for Big Data deployments, so we'll be on the lookout for more specifics around Hadoop implementation, cloud operations and emerging security trends. So what... more »
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Rustle League Hacks Anonymous for the Second Time

Anonymous, the hacktivist collective, is notorious for launching DDoS attacks on government websites as a form of activism.  Funny thing though, one of Anonymous’ own Twitter accounts got hacked. Anonymous Central @Anon_CentralNF was hacked by Rustle League @RustleLeague, the superhero trolls of the Internet. It’s not clear as to why Anonymous Central was hacked, but it’s now back in business.  Browsing Twitter feeds, Anonymous and Rustle League have an ongoing dispute regarding the Westboro Baptist Church, which is notorious for religious, racial and gender discrimination. In December 2012, Twitter suspended @YourAnonNews because of a movement against the WBC.  Anonymous allegedly tweeted the suspected... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 21, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 21, 2013

Daegu Health College uses IBM MobileFirst to Support Students Daegu Health College, a health training college in Daegu, South Korea, is using IBM MobileFirst tools to design and deploy mobile apps to meet the mobile lifestyles of its students. It is using the MobileFirst platform to provide students with quick, reliable, and secure access to academic resources to improve the campus community experience. More   IBM Announces New Security for iOS Enterprise Apps As part of its MobileFirst initiative, IBM has announced specific security software to help organizations reduce the security risk to iOS enterprise apps. Users will be able to build security testing into the... more »
Is Google Just Paying Lip Service To The Anti-Piracy Crusade?

Is Google Just Paying Lip Service To The Anti-Piracy Crusade?

Just days after it was revealed that Google is talking to major online payment processors like PayPal and MasterCard with a view to cutting off payments to “illegal” websites that host copyrighted material, a music industry body has slammed the internet company for failing to deliver on its promise to start downgrading said websites’ search engine rankings. Six months ago, Google made a grand announcement that it would be taking steps to demote certain website that had been accused of hosting illegally pirated material. In a blog post last August, Google’s Amit Singhal wrote that the search engine company was planning... more »
VMware Says You Don't Need Dropbox, Updates Enterprise Mobility Suite

VMware Says You Don't Need Dropbox, Updates Enterprise Mobility Suite

This week VMware unveiled a reworked version of its Horizon Suite, the all-in-one end point management offering that was first announced at VMworld 2012. This latest release includes a new solution that will allow admins to manage users, rather than devices.  VMware is one of several top vendors this week to revamp BYOD and virtualized management tools, emphasizing the growing need to better accomodate the consumerization of IT. The platform is named VMware Horizon Workplace, and it’s designed to transform PCs into “centralized managed IT services.”  The solution aggregates devices, apps, data and user privileges in easily manageable profiles that can... more »
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Your Complete Guide to Strata 2013: Live Streams, iPhone Apps + More

The Strata Conference 2013 will kick off on February 26- 28, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.  Given our love for Big Data, Strata is a very fun time for us at SiliconANGLE.  We'll be covering next week's event with live broadcasts, analysis and interviews.  Here's what you need to know: Strata, Santa Clara [2013] . O'Reilly's Strata Conference brings together the leading minds in Big Data, learning from the decision makers currently using the power of Big Data to drive business strategy, as well as the practitioners who collect, analyze, and manipulate the data. What to expect . This year we'll be... more »
U.S. House Plans Mobile App Competition

U.S. House Plans Mobile App Competition

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives plans to pass a resolution to institute a nationwide technology contest that would encourage students to develop apps for tablets and smartphones. The idea is the brainchild of Republican congresswoman Candice Miller of Michigan, and the contest would be run internally, and it will involve students from every congressional district to compete in science, technology, engineering and math. (STEM) According to the resolution, the STEM disciplines are "necessary to ensure a qualified national workforce and growing American economy", and that "a recent study found that only one-third of the bachelor's degrees earned in the United... more »
Hipster Fashion for Google Glass, No Mouse for Chrome OS Laptop

Hipster Fashion for Google Glass, No Mouse for Chrome OS Laptop

In today’s mobile news roundup: Google enlists Warby Parker for Google Glass frame design; Google to launch touchscreen Chrome OS laptop; Yota Devices taps MegaFon in dual-screen smartphone debut; IBM launched a new mobile solutions platform; the FCC adopts new rules for signal boosters; and Qualcomm reveals new low-end chips. Google enlists Warby Parker for Google Glass frame design Google recently invited Google Glass enthusiasts to apply for a chance to be a Google Glass Explorer by submitting an application on Google+ or Twitter telling the team how you’d use the connected spectacles. The Google Glass prototype looks something from a sci-fi flick,... more »

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- George Gilbert

Mainstream IT, LoB execs and application development professionals each provide different yet critical perspectives to Systems of Intelligence. IT exes must be in a position to deliver the right infrastructure (e.g. cloud, on-prem, etc.) with the proper performance and SLA profile to support LoB requirements. Line-of-Business execs must have enough knowledge to specify the real-time needs of applications while application development pros must ensure the right skills are in place to deliver and maintain services to Systems of Intelligence over a full life cycle.

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- Stuart Miniman

Hyperconvergence is the current state – next generation of converged – better, faster, more distributed than original converged, but still just the beginning. Wikibon’s Server SAN research agenda is to show where we are today and give guidance for the future of this space.

- David Floyer

Wikibon recommends that CIOs put in place a four-point plan for implementing an all-flash datacenter strategy: 1/ Migrate to an All-flash Datacenter by 2016 2/ Proof of concept for Developer Data Sharing - Expect 2 x Productivity & 3 x Code Quality 3/ Reorganize Data Center Operations around Principle of Application Data Sharing 4/ Use IT Budget Savings to Fund Systems of Intelligence This research provides a technology understanding, the business case, and the strategic first steps on the road to an all-flash datacenter.

- David Floyer

IT will sound like yesterday’s news if it continues to advocate tiering, advocate putting the most important data on high performance storage, and declaring that less expensive lower performing storage is key and necessary. Today’s flash reality is that a single compressed/de-duplicated physical version of data must be shared between as many different applications as possible, because the incremental cost of creating and sharing another copy is close to zero.

- George Gilbert

Systems of Intelligence will power the next generation of enterprise applications built on big data. Line of business executives charged with digital transformation must understand the dynamics of Systems of Intelligence well-enough to be effective sponsors of new systems. IT executives must be effective partners and understand how to build Systems of Intelligence on top of Systems of Record. They will also need to understand how to build a radically new infrastructure to support these systems.

- Stuart Miniman

OpenStack is now positioned as an Integration Engine - not the entire stack, but like Linux, could grow into a critical component of IT over the next decade. This article examines the real state of OpenStack after the Kilo release and 2015 OpenStack Summit in Vancouver.

- David Floyer

Wikibon believes CIOs should put the highest priority in developing an all-flash datacenter strategy, and implement it so that all storage acquired and deployed is 100% all-flash by 2016. The key short-term focus for CIOs is to ensure that data sharing is optimized, and that IT organization and objectives support and drive increases in data sharing. The key long-term focus is to release the potential of the best and brightest in the organization to imagine an organization supported by applications without data limits.

- Stuart Miniman

The emerging PaaS platforms (Cloud Foundry, Heroku, OpenShift, Docker) are all evolving to capture the mindshare of developers. While the PaaS battles are still in early days, Cloud Foundry is emerging as a leading open source platform and ecosystem to build and deploy the new Cloud Native applications that are driving these economic changes via software. But this Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model requires changes to technology, skills (people) and internal IT processes. This means enterprises need to become familiar with this development and operational model to best understand how they can accelerate using Cloud Native applications to give themselves a business differentiation.

- David Floyer

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a full application lifecycle cloud service including initial development, testing, deployment, operations and maintenance. Wikibon defines three different PaaS cloud services, 1/ PaaS integrated with IaaS, an integrated platform (e.g., IBM Bluemix, EMC Pivotal Cloud Foundry), 2/ PaaS on top of IaaS, combining development services onto a specific platform (e.g., AWS, Microsoft Azure) and 3/ PaaS on top of SaaS, a development front-end to a SaaS platform with its underlying infrastructure (e.g., ServiceNow, SalesForce). Wikibon will be using this topology to define its PaaS analysis and forecasts.