Guest Post: Why Model-Driven Configuration Management Rules

Luke Kanies | February 21st

Written by Luke Kanies, Founder and CEO, Puppet Labs Automating the deployment and configuration of systems is meaningless if the automation isn’t a force multiplier, streamlining the adoption of new technologies and practices while maintaining service levels. Many organizations...»

Breaking the Walled Garden Effect of Mobile OS Wars

Mellisa Tolentino | February 21st

One thing that greatly affects a consumer’s choice is the operating system used in a mobile device.  Right now, people can choose from Apple's iOS, Google's Android, RIM's BlackBerry OS, HP's webOS, Samsung's Bada or...»

Microsoft Wipes Privacy Sidestepping on Google, Why Not Facebook Too?

Kristina Farrah | February 21st

This one’s rather fishy. Microsoft goes on a heyday accusing Google of circumventing the privacy settings of Internet Explorer, perhaps in an effort to second the accusation of Apple's Safari web


Friend2Friend Powers Up the Big Data Behind Big Brands on Facebook

Saroj Kar | February 21st

The growing importance of social networks and their use in marketing is not a hidden agenda anymore. Companies are actively cooperating with social networks, using a wide range of advertising solutions in the framework of...»

Cloudera, eHarmony Cover the Fundamentals of Data Nerding

Maria Deutscher | February 21st

Hadoop distribution maker Cloudera has been fleshing out its big data education program for quite some time now – its own contribution to this rapidly growing ecosystem, which is being held back by a...»

Researchers and Marketers Don’t Agree on Future of Nand Flash SSD

Greg Schulz | February 21st

Marketers particular those involved with anything resembling Solid State Devices (SSD) will tell you SSD is the future as will some researchers along with their fans and pundits. Some will tell


February Has the Highest Divorce Rate: Strange Big Data Series

Kristina Farrah | February 21st

Massive sets of data are exploding right before our eyes, thanks to our ever-increasing internet usage and ability to process large data sets. If you present these data sets raw, they'll just look


Hortonworks Announces Partnership with Teradata

Klint Finley | February 21st

Today Apache Hadoop services/support vendor Hortonworks and data warehousing vendor Teradata announced a partnership. The companies will work together to help customers best determine how to use Apache Hadoop. It's not as large a deal as the one...»

‘Dear Instagram…’ – Here’s How to Apply for a Job at a Hot Startup

Tom Foremski | February 21st

Alice Lee just upped the ante by a factor of 100 in what you need to do to get noticed when applying for a job at a hot startup: Click on the image to see the entire job application. ...»

Broadcom Closes NetLogic Deal, Sees Opportunity in Wireless Tech

Maria Deutscher | February 21st

Networking chipmaker Broadcom announced a milestone last week, as it looks to wireless trends after a weak but not disappointing quarter. The company’s $3.4 billion acquisition of NetLogic, a former competitor, has finally been...»