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IBM puts together a package of predictive analytics for IT administrators

IBM puts together a package of predictive analytics for IT administrators

Today, organizations are increasingly faced with managing complex server systems, networks and applications. Combined with the proliferation of cloud computing and mobile environments, these systems generate more than 1.3 terabytes of data per day, including log files, software failure alerts, IT service tickets and network configuration updates. This can result in more than a million ‘events’ or system alerts per day, some of which are critical to performance and others that are irrelevant, which can clog the system administrators. To manage such large amount of structured and unstructured data, it takes a mix of IT, corporate strategy, skills and a data... more »
Wearable tech for fashion-forward women + paranoid peeps

Wearable tech for fashion-forward women + paranoid peeps

This week’s Wearable Tech roundup features a glove fit for the techie woman, a jacket to help you get away from all the buzz, and a wearable lock to protect your Mac. Mujjo touchscreen leather gloves for women   Mujjo, a company that specializes in smartphone accessories and touchscreen gloves, finally unveiled the first ever touchscreen leather gloves for women.  This is in response to requests made by women when the version for male touchscreen leather gloves was released. These leather crochet gloves are equipped with a revolutionary nanotechnology that allows them to work on almost every touchscreen device.  You can now pre-order these... more »
SA Week in Review : #IBMIoD, BlackBerry Switch Off + Anonymous

SA Week in Review : #IBMIoD, BlackBerry Switch Off + Anonymous

This week IBM's Information on Demand 2013 event took center stage, bringing Big Data to the front and center of the tech community. Mixed into all of the #IBMIoD coverage was news that Blackberry called off the selling of its assets, instead raising money to refocus its strategy on enterprise services. But those are only two of the top stories featured on SiliconANGLE this week.  Here are the six stories you can't miss.   Big Data + Analytics : A $200 billion market | #IBMIoD .  Dave Laverty, Vice President, Big Data & Analytics at IBM, explored the company’s Big Data go to market... more »
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RightScale complements management platform with multi-Cloud cost analytics

RightScale is tackling cloud sprawl in multi-provider environments with a new service that integrates with its flagship management platform to let IT organizations take action before the charges start piling up. Dubbed Cloud Analytics, the offering can track and visualize usage trends across a wide range of public and private clouds, including AWS, Azure and on-premise OpenStack implementations. The solution helps users keep track of individual instances and “slice and dice” costs by cloud, application, department, and team, according to the company. Besides providing visibility, Cloud Analytics also boasts “sophisticated forecasting” capabilities that enable  decision makers to predict cloud expenditure based on... more »
Canonical jumps into open cloud ecosystem with OpenStack + Cloud Foundry

Canonical jumps into open cloud ecosystem with OpenStack + Cloud Foundry

Seeking a bigger slice of the public cloud pie, Canonical has joined forces with Pivotal to reposition Ubuntu at the center of the open PaaS ecosystem. Under the partnership, the Linux distributor will integrate an OpenStack-based version of Cloud Foundry into the next major release of its operating system to let customers consolidate their infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service implementations into a single environment. Pivotal’s PaaS solution will be made compatible with the Juju service orchestration tool to simplify the deployment of these unified clouds. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth announced the news during his keynote speech at this week’s OpenStack Summit in Hong... more »
Twitter IPO: Ringing the bell and soaring stocks

Twitter IPO: Ringing the bell and soaring stocks

Microblogging site Twitter debuted on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday under the ticker TWTR. There were a few questions that came with its debut at NYSE, such as its initial public offering price, how many stocks are for sale, and who rang the bell? IPO   Before its debut, Twitter announced that it would be selling 70,000,000 of its shares at $26 per share.  That’s the minimum price, but still, if it sold all of the 70M shares at that price, net profit will amount to more than $2 billion.  The official stock price brings Twitter’s value at roughly $14 billion. Initially, Twitter priced... more »
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How Huddle stayed ahead of the BYOD curve : Q&A with Andy McLoughlin

Some of the most fascinating stories in BYOD are from those companies that embarked on a cloud-ready journey before the mobile era truly took hold.  One of those early visionaries is Huddle, a company that's thrived in today's consumer-driven workplace. In today's CEO Series we hear from Andy McLoughlin, the co-founder and EVP of Strategy at Huddle.  He shares his company's mission that's enabled Huddle to stay focused in a rapidly changing world, as well as thoughts on how the cloud can empower organizations to work more efficiently. Finally, Andy shares some great tips on investing in the tech market, the personal... more »
China's military hacks ongoing, driven deeper underground

China's military hacks ongoing, driven deeper underground

And now, thanks to the NSA, we can't even take the moral high ground...   The public exposure of Chinese military hacking group PLA Unit 61398, also known as APT1 or Comment Crew, has done nothing to stop its activities, merely driving its members further underground, warns a new US congressional report. It was almost a year ago that China's military was first outed by the New York Times, working alongside cybersecurity firm Mandiant, for being behind a series of hacks against targets in the United States. In the wake of the revelations, articles were written, high-level talks between officials took place, and... more »
On the misconceptions of open source vs. proprietary debate in Big Data

On the misconceptions of open source vs. proprietary debate in Big Data

Editor’s Note: the following is an excerpt from an interview conducted with Jim Vogt, CEO of Zettaset. As part of our Big Data series, we've asked industry thought leaders about scaling Big Data applications, the open source vs. open core debate, and where the true spots of innovation are moving forward. The original interview was conducted by SiliconANGLE Senior Managing Editor, Kristen Nicole. Big Data applications at the enterprise level   If you are looking for the best method to scale then you must build a data store that fulfills all the prerequisites. Each element, from how you run applications to performance and scalability... more »
Parallels integrates Mac, PC and iPad into your IT infrastructure

Parallels integrates Mac, PC and iPad into your IT infrastructure

Apple products for work are used globally by business and, as per a Forrester report, about half of all companies have at least provided some of their staff with Macs or iPad. According to a Parallels study, it was still common in large companies that Macs are operated without much business tools (mostly related to Microsoft business suites) or security management and 42 percent of large companies would not have a solution for the Mac. Bridging the gap between PC, Mac and iPad, Parallels announced Parallels Business Solutions, a mixed Windows and Mac business tools. Parallels Business Solutions include updates to... more »

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