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Jump Starting the New Generation of Connected Devices : theQ + More

Jump Starting the New Generation of Connected Devices : theQ + More

In this week’s Smart Device roundup, we’ll be looking at a program dedicated to connected devices, a connected camera that is socially focused, and a way for parents to limit the Internet activity of their kids. Connected Devices Accelerator   R/GA, the award-winning digital agency, announced an agency-based accelerator program that will focus on startups that  are creating physical products and connected applications.  The R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator will be powered by Techstars, and will be housed on the R/GA campus in New York City. “R/GA has a long history of working on groundbreaking products, services, and communications for some of the most innovative... more »
VMware Dominant Going into #VMworld

VMware Dominant Going into #VMworld

As VMware heads into VMworld 2013, it is in a dominant position in the virtualization market, comparable to Microsoft on the desktop in 1990 or IBM in 1970, with continuing strong growth ahead of it. And while Microsoft's Hyper-V seems to be growing faster at present and may improve its market share over the next 18 months, it and the other competitors (KVM, OVM, and Citrix XEN) will in total still only have just over 30% total market share in 18 months, according to a just-published hypervisor market report by Wikibon CTO David Floyer based on a survey of 104... more »
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Your Guide to VMworld 2013 : Defy Convention

The Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA has set the stage for VMworld 2013 which will be held on August 25-29, 2013. We're covering this year's event live from theCUBE, our flagship broadcast production where we extract the signal from the noise.  You'll get exclusive content including interviews from key executives and industry leaders, as well as analysis from the sector's best and brightest.  Be sure to tune in right here at SiliconANGLE.com, or SiliconANGLE.tv for continuous coverage.  Archived shows will be published daily on our YouTube Channel (see here). In our three days of live video coverage from VMworld we'll have... more »
Data Quality : A Matter of Life or Death in Healthcare

Data Quality : A Matter of Life or Death in Healthcare

Many of the speakers at this year’s MIT Chief Development Officer Information Quality Symposium attended on behalf of companies in the healthcare industry, where data quality often makes the difference between life and death. Peter Anlyan, the co-chair of the event and owner of Anlyan Consulting, discussed how Big Data is disrupting this segment in an interview on theCube. Anlyan, a former baseball executive, said that team building is just as important in healthcare as it is in team sports. He added that healthcare providers must take a top-down approach to Big Data in order to reduce complexity and create a... more »
Gotcha! These 3 Cloud Services Lure You In with Free Storage

Gotcha! These 3 Cloud Services Lure You In with Free Storage

Dropbox, a cloud storage provider, has revealed another cool way users can grab 1GB of additional space for free. The only requirement for users to take advantage of this offer is to link your Mailbox account with Dropbox. To get the extra 1GB of additional free storage space, install Mailbox's iOS app, go to the Settings menu, tap on "Dropbox", add/or choose your account information, and boom. You now immediately have 1GB more free storage space to store photos, files, music, and movies. Mailbox is currently iOS only, but they are said to be working on an Android version of the... more »
Your Privacy Isn't Google's Concern, It's Yours Alone

Your Privacy Isn't Google's Concern, It's Yours Alone

Last week the Consumer Watchdog turned up some court filings from Google in which, the search giant apparently claimed that users of its Gmail service didn't have any legitimate right to expect their emails to be private. The apparent 'admission' set off alarm bells all over the web, with the Consumer Watchdog recommending that people who care about their email correspondents’ privacy should not use the Internet giant’s services any more. The admission was alarming for sure, but in reality it was blown all out of proportion by the Consumer Watchdog, which displayed a remarkable lack of understanding about how emails... more »
WANdisco Grabbing Headlines with High Availability Hadoop

WANdisco Grabbing Headlines with High Availability Hadoop

WANdisco is making big gains in the Hadoop ecosystem with its active-active replication technology. The company’s Non-Stop Name Node platform promises to eliminate the single point of failure inherent in the framework by synchronizing all NameNode servers deployed over a WAN. This approach has the added benefit of minimizing the chance of data corruption. The latest version of the solution features several major enhancements, including the ability to add and remove NameNodes on the fly without risking downtime. This addition is joined by new node configurations that deliver improved availability and higher CPU utilization, and a rapid recovery function for nodes... more »
Citrix Rolls Out Enterprise App Store

Citrix Rolls Out Enterprise App Store

The mobile explosion is empowering enterprises to boost employee productivity and drive down operational costs, but it is also introducing new security risks that IT departments are struggling to address. Citrix hopes to ease the burden on administrators with Worx App Gallery, an enterprise hardened app store that is now available with its XenMobile device management platform. The marketplace features over 100 production-ready applications from the company and its partners, including Adobe, Antenna, Appcelerator, Box, Catch, Concur, Expensify, HP, Good Reader and Xora. Worx was first announced at this year’s Synergy conference in Los Angeles. Gallery, the centerpiece of the platform,... more »
SmartThings - The Easy Way To Automate Your Home & Office

SmartThings - The Easy Way To Automate Your Home & Office

Lots has been written about what the Internet of Things will mean, with visions of smart office buildings equipped with sensors that track activity, responding by turning things on and off automatically, regulating the temperature and so on, but few of these offices actually exist. Problem is, smart offices require a significant investment in these connected systems, and most people aren't convinced of the value of investing in them. However, this could soon change with the launch of the new SmartThings online store, which is showcasing a variety of sensor-loaded products that could soon make the smart office a reality. SmartThings... more »
Analysis:  HP Reports 3rd Quarter Earnings and Makes Executive Management Changes

Analysis: HP Reports 3rd Quarter Earnings and Makes Executive Management Changes

HP reported their third quarter earnings and executive management changes today. Personal Systems and Printing revenue was down 11 percent and 4 percent year over year respectively.  Personal Systems and Financial Services revenue was down 11 percent and 6 percent year over year respectively. The main engine of their business is enterprise that was run by Dave Donatelli.  Overall Enterprise Group revenue declined 9 percent year over year. Networking revenue was flat, Industry Standard Servers revenue was down 11 percent, Business Critical Systems revenue was down 26 percent, Storage revenue was down 10 percent and Technology Services revenue was down 7 percent. The... more »

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- David Floyer

The premise for this research is that high value computing has unique compute, network and storage infrastructure requirements. The key systems requirements are low or very low latency, high bandwidth and high availability designed to lower software costs, improve time-to-value and help maintain high levels of data integrity and system availability. Wikibon researched the differences between performance optimized and cost optimized systems for a sample high-value compute environments, and concluded that the total 3-year cost of a sample cost-optimized configuration and software were 63% high than a performance optimized configuration. The key differences are higher costs for performance optimized hardware, but lower costs for the software required in high value compute application, as well as lower operational costs.

- Brian Gracely

As the market for Hybrid Cloud services and solutions evolve, every vendor and cloud provider is attempting to align their offerings to market demands. Wikibon looks at the current offerings and provides guidance to vendors on how to succeed in this market.

- George Gilbert

In this report we look at ad-tech as an example of Systems of Intelligence. Using ad-tech applications, combinations of advertisers, ad agencies, consumers, and publishers -- the advertiser’s marketing ecosystem -- collaborate in real time to personalize an optimal customer interactions with the brand. One software company pioneering video ad-tech, Altitude Digital, pulls all these different pieces together, and highlights the types of function big data ecosystem apps must support.

- David Vellante

On May 12, 2016 at 12 Noon EDT, several CxOs will gather to discuss how to best communicate to Boards of Directors on the topic of cyber security. Has a failure = fire mentality led organizations to "sandbag" the threat? Is security a shared responsibility across the business or does it fall on the shoulders of a few security gurus? How should CxOs be changing the way they communicate about cyber in the digital age?

- Brian Gracely

In this Trip Report from OpenStack Summit 2016, the Wikibon team looks at five critical areas for OpenStack - Community, Consumption Models, Revenues, New Use-Cases and the OpenStack technology ecosystem,

- Brian Gracely

While automation is often looked at as a way to reduce IT costs, it has far-reaching impacts for Digital Business Platforms. Wikibon looks at how automation improves the ability to experiment with new ideas, improve market responsiveness, improve overall application security and better align development and operations requirements.

- Brian Gracely

With the release of the Native Hybrid Cloud solution, EMC is offering customers the ability to rapidly build new applications. But will the lack of embedded operations slow the adoption of the product and slow customer deployments?

- David Floyer

The x86 microprocessor has reached a limit in how much an application can be speeded up. Intel can no longer rely on economies of scale to drive market share in processors. Future advances will come from designing the microprocessor and software-in-silicon together. There are multiple large niches that have opened up to new processor/software approaches, including mobile, IoT servers, specialized servers for the cloud, telecommunications servers and large system servers for large database and big data applications. New winners in this space are likely to come from companies like Apple, Amazon, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

- Peter Burris

Wikibon was the Analyst Partner at the recent GDS CIO Summit, US in Denver, Colorado. This is the trip report from that session.

- Brian Gracely

Understanding how to accelerate “Idea to Execution Time” (I2ET) may become the most important measurement of any Digital Business Platform. Wikibon explore the core attributes needed to be successful in rapidly developing and deploying new business applications.