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Report: The Cost of Cybercrime Exploding

Report: The Cost of Cybercrime Exploding

A research report from HP and the Ponemon Institute was released that focused on cybercrime and the costs it incurs. In our briefing with Varun Kohli, Director of Product Marketing in the Enterprise Security Products division at HP and Dr. Larry Ponemon, founder of the Ponemon Institute, the epidemic and creeping financial impact of cybercrime was the center of conversation. HP sponsored the study by the Ponemon Institute and the findings in the report  "2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study" indicate that the frequency of cybercrime and costs have risen for a third straight year, with a nearly 40 percent increase... more »
AMD Makes Play For Windows 8 With Z-60 'Hondo' Processor

AMD Makes Play For Windows 8 With Z-60 'Hondo' Processor

Advanced Micro Devices has taken its time, but finally it’s thrown down the gauntlet in its bid to carve out a piece of the tablet space with its new Hondo processor chip. AMD says that its new chips are more than a match for Intel, and will present consumers with a tough choice when it comes to buying Windows 8 devices. AMD’s release of the new Z-60 accelerated processing unit (APU) is somewhat opportunistic, given that it’s seen as the perfect matchmaker for energy-efficient Windows 8 tablets. The APU’s, which incorporate both microprocessor and graphics components into a single chip, are... more »
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Early Investment Preps Intel to Monetize the New Datacenter

There's a definite shift in the datacenter, a trend that's forcing companies to rethink architecture and applications across the stack.  For Intel it's been quite a journey, but one the chip maker was prepared for.  During the Intel Developer Forum last month SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier interviewed David Tuhy, the general manager of Intel Storage Group, to learn more. Tuhy says that his unit and the surrounding ecosystem are witnessing three major trends today: the cloud, big data, and high-performance computing (HPC). He notes that Intel spends 13 percent of its revenue on R&D, which helped put his company is a... more »
Why is the Government In Your Big Data?

Why is the Government In Your Big Data?

Everyone contributes to Big Data in one form or another.  If you love posting on social media sites, then you contribute to Big Data in social media.  Almost everything we do on a daily basis has something to do with big data and now, the government is interested in figuring out how to best use big data. In SiliconANGLE.tv’s NewsDesk, Kirsten Feledy is joined by Wikibon Big Data Analyst Jeff Kelly in figuring out why the government is interested in big data and what’s their plan of action. According to Kelly, the government is pushing through a $200 billion research initiative around... more »
Windows 8 Phone Gets Ready For Take Off: Pre-Orders To Begin Oct. 21

Windows 8 Phone Gets Ready For Take Off: Pre-Orders To Begin Oct. 21

Today’s mobile news roundup: AT&T to start taking pre-orders for Windows 8 phones later this month; Google/Samsung planning co-branded, 10-inch Nexus tablet; Apple begins shipping 5th generation iPod Touch; and one lucky Japanese consumer accidently receives a Nexus 7 tablet with a 32GB storage space unit. AT&T To Start Accepting Windows 8 Phone Pre-orders Oct 21 For the more curious consumer, the much-vaunted release of Microsoft’s first batch of Windows 8 phones is perhaps even more exciting than that of the iPhone - finally a genuine alternative to iOS and Android is within our grasp, with The Verge reporting that AT&T will... more »
Alteryx Adds Cloud Uplink with New Analytics Platform

Alteryx Adds Cloud Uplink with New Analytics Platform

Big data firm Alteryx debuted Alteryx Strategic Analytics 8.0, the latest version of its flagship product. The new release introduces Alteryx 8.0, an internal app marketplace that gets the decision makers back in the loop. The new feature is addressing a few major trends in IT: the cloud, social enterprise and data virtualization. The social enterprise aspect is represented by collaboration features that enable users to curate business applications, share them and publish best practices for others to view. These capabilities are coupled by no less than five drag-and-drop predictive analytics tools that focus on fitting data into time series charts that... more »
Who Knew? Americans Prefer Privacy Over Data Tracking

Who Knew? Americans Prefer Privacy Over Data Tracking

The footsteps of a user on the Web are not erased with the digital wind, but are tracked by thousands of programs that draw many conclusions about their gender, age, habits or purchasing power.  These data flows from the websites you visit, providing a swelling spring of information that's used for market research, target advertising or improved service offerings. But how does the average consumer feel about leaving all those data crumbs lying around, so eagerly picked up by the business world? A new study by researchers at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, which is part of the law school... more »
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Thismoment Update Bakes In Dynamic Social Marketing for the Enterprise

Dynamic is the word of the day.  If I’d known how many times John Bara, CMO of Thismoment, was going to use the word “dynamic” during our phone conversation earlier this week, I would’ve counted.  Because according to Bara, “dynamic” is the most important characteristic of our new era in social media marketing. The consumer world is spread across digital and print media, signage in Times Square and billboards floating above football stadiums.  From Facebook to Twitter, smartphone to tablet, a brand looking to reach the youth of today better have a dynamic approach. That’s what Thismoment offers with its flagship Distributed... more »
How Will Rackspace Hosting OpenStack Cloud Computing Certification Affect DevOps?

How Will Rackspace Hosting OpenStack Cloud Computing Certification Affect DevOps?

Rackspace Hosting has initiated a new effort to help the cloud community grab some attractive certifications, in the form of OpenStack Fundamentals. This offering is based on teaching materials that hosting company developed internally for a course called OpenStack Fundamentals, which has been available for the past year. It is a four-day course with six hours of personal instruction that has been given to hundreds of students in 50 countries already. The course costs $2,500 per student, if you come to a Rackspace class, and a whopping $45,000 if but you want to get the course privately in your facility. That... more »
3D Printing Innovation May Be Hindered By Patent Trolls

3D Printing Innovation May Be Hindered By Patent Trolls

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just make your own products at home with your computer and then just print them?  I’m talking about the huge role 3D printers would play in making consumers lives easier. 3D printers can actually print almost anything from various materials.  There are already some companies who offer iPhone 5 cases made with the use of 3D printers like Sculpteo.  Aside from iPhone casings, 3D printers can be used to replicate items seen in retail stores, and this could be bad for companies who make, ship and sell the end-products. At SiliconANGLE.tv’s NewsDesk, SiliconANGLE Senior News... more »

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- David Floyer

Cataloging and automated policy management are the key enablers of a virtual flash world, where storage snapshots are both King and Knave. Combining cataloging and automated policy management is the only solution to enabling storage copy reduction in harmony is risk management and compliance. This enables and justifies an all-flash data center, enables data to be available quicker to the business and other IT functions, and drives greater business and IT productivity and responsiveness. CIOs and senior management should create a small team of the best and brightest, create an optimized all-flash virtual environment with a programmatically integrated catalog in a subset of the datacenter, and demonstrate the practicality and benefits of this environment to the business and IT.

- Stuart Miniman

VMworld has grown to be one of the largest and most important technology industry events. Wikibon has attended this event for many years and will have its largest presence this year as part of a double-set of theCUBE. Coverage will examine the broad and diverse ecosystem including storage, cloud, networking and much more.

- David Floyer

Wikibon believes latency storage vs. capacity storage is a key storage dimension, with different functional requirements and different cost profiles. Latency storage is found within the datacenter supporting more active applications, and in general has a high read bias. Latencies can vary from 1 millisecond down to a few microseconds; the lower (better) the latency the closer to the processor resources it is likely to be. It is also found for the metadata layer for capacity data. The boundary for latency storage will reduce down to 500 microseconds over the next three years. Capacity storage is found in archive, log, time-series databases for the Internet of things and many other similar applications. In general it is write-heavy. Latencies are generally above 1 millisecond, do not have to so close to the processor, and are suitable for remote private, public and hybrid cloud storage. Some parts of the capacity market place will have latencies as low as 500 microseconds over the next three years. Wikibon has added this dimension to the other storage dimensions projected, which include HDD vs. Flash, Hyperscale Server SAN vs. Enterprise Server SAN vs. Traditional SAN/NAS storage, Physical Capacity vs. Logical Capacity and SaaS Cloud vs. IaaS Cloud vs. PaaS Cloud. All these dimensions are projected for both Revenue and Terabytes. There is a strong correlation and interaction between the latency/capacity dimension and HDD/Flash dimension. Wikibon provides detailed breakdown of the storage projections for Premium clients.

- Brian Gracely

With the EMC Federation in transition, VMware needs to take a greater leadership role in delivering cloud services. VMware's ability to lead their customers transitions to Hybrid Cloud requires them to deliver a more robust, more agile vCloud Air platform.

- Brian Gracely

While the majority of Enterprise CIOs continue to have Hybrid Cloud near the top of their priorities, the solutions in the marketplace often fall short of expectations. Wikibon analysts look at the state of Hybrid Cloud from a C-Suite perspective.

- Ralph Finos

Maturity by industry is a function of customer and prospect skills, competitive drivers within the industry, the nature of the data in question as well as the complexity of the analytics required, and most importantly the problem that the prospect or customer is trying to solve. Identifying where customers are in their journey and helping them to reach the next level is key to vendor success.

- Ralph Finos

Both customers and vendors need to prioritize how they address adoption barriers. As with all emerging technologies, a full solution will often require extensive 3rd party participation, such as “data wrangling” and SQL data access tools. SQL data analysis offerings are maturing rapidly in the areas of application performance under greater user and data volume loads both from the Hadoop distribution vendors as well as 3rd parties. Other barriers, such as a skills gap across many roles, are more intractable. Smaller customers with fewer specialized practitioners in each role should include in their evaluations cloud-based solutions that are fully managed services.

- George Gilbert

Across all the primary roles involved in adopting Big Data applications, there are basic gaps in product maturity. However, IT leaders and practitioners should keep in mind that Big Data databases are part of a relatively immature ecosystems that requires advanced skills and integration technology in order to operate successfully. The ecosystem is evolving and maturing rapidly and there is a tremendous proliferation of technologies to augment early products.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon Research has forecasted Public Cloud revenues from 2015 through 2026; with the expectations that 33% of all IT spending ($500B) will move to Public Cloud services within the next decade. The impact this will have on IT vendors and IT strategy will be significant as more applications focus on mobile and real-time data analytics.

- David Floyer

The premise of this research is that NAND flash storage will replace the majority of traditional magnetic drives as the primary storage media in enterprise data centers and hyperscale cloud services over the next 10 years. Flash Capacity shipped is projected to grow from 1,000 times less than HDD in 2012, be about equal in 2018, and grow to be about 1,000 more than HDD in 2026. CIO and senior storage executives should be planning to move from HDDs to NAND flash storage over the next few years, and plan completely different organizational and operational environments. The ability to provide multiple logical views of the same physical data will be a key capability that will significantly simplify data movement and significantly reduce costs. Most magnetic storage for enterprises will be found in distributed cloud services for mainly archive-type applications.