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Collegefeed Beta Launches to Help Students Kick Start Careers

Collegefeed Beta Launches to Help Students Kick Start Careers

San Jose-based Collegefeed is announcing its beta launch today. The new social platform for college students, new graduates and job-hunters is the brainchild of Google's longtime Head of Products, Sanjeev Agrawal. Created as an early career marketplace, Collegefeed has been designed to solve two problems: 50 percent of college grads can't get hired  Yet every sized company still struggles to attract the right candidates “With over half of recent college grads stuck unemployed, we saw an opportunity for social and real-time technologies to play a part in solving this very serious problem,” said Sanjeev Agrawal, founder and CEO of Collegefeed. “That’s how we... more »
IHS Jane's Says Stolen CBRN Information was Public Domain

IHS Jane's Says Stolen CBRN Information was Public Domain

IHS Jane’s has responded to the series of articles regarding the data leak executed by an Iranian hacker group known as Parastoo, we present this update. The hacker group leaked information belonging to the security intelligence and analysis group and made a number of significant threats and claims.  An email that was received from Ed Mattix, Vice President of Corporate Communications gives a description of the stolen information: Based on our investigation to date, the stolen information on CBRN is content from books, magazines and websites previously published in the public domain as part of normal IHS publishing activities. Since it is... more »
iHT2 Report Identifies Big Data Strategies For Healthcare

iHT2 Report Identifies Big Data Strategies For Healthcare

There are plenty of advocates touting the potential that Big Data has in healthcare, whether its helping us to fight flu epidemics, manage asthma and diabetes, or prevent disease epidemics at mass gatherings. Few doubt that Big Data will eventually be able to prolong our lives, but there are quite a few hurdles to overcome before we reach that point - with one of the biggest being the age-old problem of how to harness all of that data in the first place. Healthcare leaders appreciate that Big Data can make a big difference, but it's no secret that many are struggling... more »
Abusing the Cloud: When Solo Games Get Connected

Abusing the Cloud: When Solo Games Get Connected

Recently, EA came out with the most recent installment of SimCity--a game that didn’t classically contain multiplayer and spoke to more or less a core solo-player audience. However, in EA Maxis’s infinite wisdom SimCitty 5 was launched to be always-online and multiplayer only. Hence the name of this sort of game “always-connected” referring to the need for an Internet connection to the game publisher’s servers in order to allow people to play a game that is ostensibly solo. We’ve seen this before when the most recent offering of Blizzard’s popular singleplayer Diablo series saw the release of always-connected Diablo III. Unfortunately, gaming... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for March 20, 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for March 20, 2013

EMC Announces “Heritage Trust” Grant Recipients EMC has announced grants to three local organizations -- the Centro de Documentacion de las Artes Escenicas (Chile), Help Georgie Go Digital (Canada), and Caffe Lena History Project (New York) -- from the EMC Heritage Trust Project. The grants will support projects that practice and encourage the stewardship of cultural information in local communities. To date, the EMC Heritage Trust Project has awarded grants to 35 projects, and through the larger EMC Information Heritage Initiative program the company has donated more than $35 million to advance the conservation of heritage information globally. More   Circulo K Chooses... more »
Bouncing Back After a Security Breach

Bouncing Back After a Security Breach

Knowing your sensitive data is in the hands of an unknown source can be a terrifying experience for anyone. IT security professionals do their best to defend and protect their organizations’ intellectual property from a myriad of threats, including hackers, insiders, and even simple misconfigurations that can leave sensitive, or regulated data inadvertently exposed. Today, the dangers surround us from both an internal and external perspective, so the need for proper security is becoming more important than ever. Ideally, we would like to prevent breaches from happening – they are costly, time consuming to clean up, embarrassing and detrimental to our... more »
Jeff Bezos Recovers Apollo 11 Remains

Jeff Bezos Recovers Apollo 11 Remains

We live in incredible times. Jeff Bezos' crew has found the Apollo 11 booster at the bottom of the sea and now they have recovered two of the enormous F-1 engines which hit the ocean in 1969 going 5000 MPH. This is the thrust chamber section on its way back to Cape Canaveral today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwlkFAZYKVg&feature=youtu.be Jeff writes: "We on the team were often struck by poetic echoes of the lunar missions. The buoyancy of the ROVs looks every bit like microgravity. The blackness of the horizon. The gray and colorless ocean floor. Only the occasional deep sea fish broke the illusion." "Each piece... more »
Telerik Announces New Tools for PHP and JSP Developers, Kendo UI Support for Windows Phone 8

Telerik Announces New Tools for PHP and JSP Developers, Kendo UI Support for Windows Phone 8

Telerik has just announced the availability of new tools for PHP and JSP developers, along with latest release of Kendo UI, a comprehensive framework for building JavaScript and HTML5 websites and mobile apps. With this latest release, Kendo UI adds server wrappers for PHP and JSP, Windows Phone 8 support, and support for modern web Single Page Applications (SPAs) architecture, all inclusive really helpful for the developer community. In addition, this makes Kendo UI the only front-end framework to offer server-side wrappers for multiple coding languages. The original Kendo UI released in November 2011, and since then Kendo UI has become a... more »
Breaking Analysis:  HP Shareholder Fireworks - Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch Sends Another Open Letter

Breaking Analysis: HP Shareholder Fireworks - Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch Sends Another Open Letter

Last fall, Hewlett-Packard surprised the world when it told Wall Street that it was posting a $8 .8 billion write off charge from the overpriced Autonomy deal.  SiliconANGLE was the first to report the accounting issue, which quickly became a huge firestorm.  Now Autonomy drama is back, with former CEO Mike Lynch sending another open letter to HP, and the world. HP was very aggressive in it's positioning: the deal was overpriced and that Mike Lynch and team was in the center of what was called "accounting irregularities" at Autonomy. Now, on the day of HP's annual shareholders meeting in Silicon Valley, the PC... more »
Amazon Launches "Share to Kindle" Button For Easy Offline Reading

Amazon Launches "Share to Kindle" Button For Easy Offline Reading

Gone are the days when all online content had to be consumed on the very site on which it was published. What with the rise of popular news readers and bookmarking services like Pulse News, Pocket and Instapaper to combat web-page information overload, thousands of people have taken to saving articles they come across to read them later on in the day, usually with nicer formatting. Seizing on what it sees as a golden opportunity, Amazon has now decided to enter the fray with its own take on offline reading, launching a new "Send to Kindle" that allows web users to... more »

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- Stuart Miniman

The use of open source software continues to accelerate and expand in the marketplace, especially in areas where technology is significantly disrupting established business models. IT organizations should be actively seeking to understand how open communities operate, how different licensing models work, and how they can be more actively engaged with both the vendors and communities that are shaping open source software.

- Stuart Miniman

The full stack of software around containers (including Docker) is diverse and changing at a fast pace. This research walks the software stack and examines the

- David Floyer

CIOs understand that a clear cloud strategy is critical for IT today. Wikibon believes the biggest mistake organizations can make is converting major applications into the public cloud (including SaaS) without thinking about the implications to their existing business process workflows. Wikibon recommends that IT develop and implement a hybrid cloud strategy using the existing management workflows and compliance processes for both the public and private cloud components in the hybrid cloud.

- David Floyer

In 2014, Wikibon defined a new category "Server SAN" that sits at the intersection of software-defined storage, hyperscale methodologies and converged infrastructure. This article is the executive summary of primary research that gives the status of the market, examines the vendor ecosystem, lays forth the revenue and 10 year forecast and gives direction for expansion beyond simple "hyperconverged infrastructure". This information is available for public consumption, the full research is available to Wikibon clients.

- David Floyer

In this research paper, Wikibon looks back at the introductory Server SAN research, adjusts the Server SAN definition to include System Drag, and increases the speed of adoption of Server SAN based on very fast adoption from 2012 to 2014. The overall growth of Server SAN is projected to be about a 23% CAGR from 2014 to 2026, with a faster growth from 2014 to 2020 of 38%. The total Server SAN market is projected to grow to over $48 billion by 2026. The traditional enterprise storage market is projected to decline by -16% CAGR, leading to an overall growth in storage spend of 3% CAGR through 2026. Traditional enterprise storage is being squeezed in a vice between a superior, lower cost and more flexible storage model with Enterprise Server SAN, and the migration of IT towards cloud computing and Hyperscale Server SAN deployments. Wikibon strongly recommends that CTOs & CIOs initiate Server SAN pilot projects in 2015, particularly for applications where either low cost or high performance is required.

- Stuart Miniman

If containers are at the center of a shift in how applications are developers and delivered, and their pace of growth and change is unprecedented in IT history, this could have a massive ripple effect on both suppliers and consumers of the ecosystem of IT technologies.

- 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.

- George Gilbert

Premise 16 years ago proprietary flavors of Unix domina […]

- 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.