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DELL computer, since 1997, has consistently ranked as one of the top three PC companies, in terms of market share. Unfortunately for the PC market, sales have steadily been declining in favor of more mobile platforms, such as smartphones and tablets. So what is a company whose bread and butter has been in the PC sales market to do? If you’ve been paying any attention to the computing world over the previous few months, you must be aware of the effort by Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake to take DELL off of the public market and return it... more »
The end of silos. Development and Operations together as one. Nonstop improvements throughout the application development cycle. DevOps brings a win-win-win proposition for application developers, IT operations and the business. All these things sound great – and they can become a reality – but nobody said it was easy. DevOps is just as much about people and process as it is about technology. It is about continual improvements throughout the lifecycle of application development. The key to success? Strong leadership. This is a cultural shift that demands buy-in from management and strong leadership to maintain progress along the way. IT organizations... more »
Eric Eyberg, the head of strategy and business development for IBM’s FlashSystems group, stopped by theCube at Edge 2013 to explain why the benefits of using SAN Volume Controller (SVC) in FlashSystem environments justify the added overhead. Flash solutions typically compromise on functionality in favor of performance, but that’s not the case with IBM’s offering. According to Eyberg, SVC provides users with enterprise IT capabilities - including snapshots, deduplication, compression and replication - for the relatively low ‘cost’ of a 100 millisecond delay. In his view, that’s a good trade. TheCube host Dave Vellante asks how FlashSystem matches up to other all-flash... more »
EMC posted record second quarter earnings Thursday morning, but analysts are not exactly pleased with the results. The storage juggernaut reported a net profit of $701 million or 32 cents a share, up 7.8 percent from the 29 cents a share it recorded in the same period last year but below the consensus estimate of 42 cents. EMC’s revenue rose 5.7 percent to $5.61 billion, slightly above the $5.6 billion Wall Street anticipated. The company’s core Information Infrastructure business grew 4 percent, as did the Information Storage group. RSA meanwhile saw sales increase three percent to $228 million, and Pivotal advanced... more »
Brute Force If you think "nobody's going to try all 10,000 combinations" to crack your smartphone's four-digit PIN code, then you’re wrong. A new 3D printed robot has been designed to punch codes into phones at a rate of one per second, making it possible to crack any Android device in under twenty hours. Security researchers Justin Engler and Paul Vines designed the Robotic Reconfigurable Button Basher, or R2B2, for less than two-hundred dollars, using three ten-dollar servo motors, a plastic stylus, a microcontroller, a five dollar webcam, and plastic parts from a Makerbot 3D printer. The device can be controlled via USB,... more »
Earlier this week we teamed up with IBM to host and participate in the #ibmblu tweetchat. The main topic of conversation was speed of thought analytics, and specifically how IBM’s BLU Acceleration empowers it. Speed of consumption is changing our ability to read analytics. Also discussed was the integration of Cognos Cubes with BLU Acceleration, and the resulting “fast on fast” queries. BLU Acceleration technology does three things: makes it simpler, more economical and faster to analyze massive amounts of data. BLU Acceleration on IBM's DB2 database software enables users to have much faster access to key information. But faster doesn't... more »
The success of Linux in driving down costs in the enterprise while providing the same or better features and quality than proprietary operating systems is a case study for change. The compelling results from this transformation have led to further adoption of open source components in the enterprise stack, such as JBoss middleware and Apache web server. Now enterprises are looking to extend these results to the most sensitive and arguably the most expensive component of their software infrastructure—the database. This momentum is contributing to a sea change among Global 1000 companies shifting to the open source database Postgres. Commercial database... more »
Updated with full video - see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Friday July 26, 2013. Five Eastern European men have been charged with operating a global hacking operation that infiltrated some of the world's biggest financial institutions. Joining us now to tell us more about this mega attack is SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. Five Eastern European men have been charged with operating a global hacking operation that infiltrated some of the world's biggest financial institutions, pilfered data for more than 160 million credit cards, and created hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. The... more »
Editor’s Note: the following is an excerpt from an interview with Zonoff CEO Mike Harris. Zonoff provides a comprehensive software platform for electronic devices that makes it possible to do things like turning on the coffee pot automatically when your alarm clock goes off, or a mobile notification to a parent when their child gets home from school. Harris discusses how the Internet of Things will open up significant new lines of business for big box retailers, and how consumers will benefit from embracing a “connected lifestyle”. A “Brain” for the Internet of Things As you know, there are a wide range... more »
Starting this Saturday, Black Hat USA 2013 will be convening at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Over the last week, SiliconANGLE has been previewing just a handful of the sessions meant to deal with issues pertaining to Big Data and data storage and management. Here we provide a recap of just some of the week’s offerings: Big Data And A Black Hat With the wide adoption of OLAP, a substantial portion of the presentation will be spent going into detail on each of the individual components associated with this technology, most especially the MDX request language. Endgame Gets Piggish With Malware Data Samples... more »