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Appcelerator Snaps Up API Startup Singly Pushing the DevOps Platform Normalization Curve

Appcelerator Snaps Up API Startup Singly Pushing the DevOps Platform Normalization Curve

Getting a web app to run natively on mobile requires a good bit of graphical optimization and code editing that most developers would rather not do. An emerging San Francisco-based startup called Singly promises to simplify this chore with an abstraction layer that normalizes third party functionality across a wide range of platforms. Singly’s DataFabric solution functions as a high-level interface for third party services, including user authentication, data management, and social sharing . The platform wraps itself around the underlying APIs to deliver data portability and automated integration that enable users to shave months off their app development cycles. Mobile development... more »
FBI: We've Dismantled Anonymous

FBI: We've Dismantled Anonymous

An official with Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) says they’ve effectively dismantled Anonymous by arresting its most active members at the core of the group.  That’s the message from a report in the Huffington Post.  The FBI’s claims are based on the 2012 arrests of LulzSec members – a splinter group of Anonymous that was very active and very vocal.  Indeed, it is fair to say that the amount of high-profile devastating attacks has not been on the same scale as it once was in the recent past.  That is exactly what the FBI is counting as vindication of their... more »
There'll Be No Ubuntu Edge, But What's Next For Ubuntu Phones?

There'll Be No Ubuntu Edge, But What's Next For Ubuntu Phones?

The Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding project has failed.  Canonical failed to raise the $32 million funding goal it had set for itself in just one month.  But did it fail miserably?  No, not at all.  On the contrary, Canonical managed to set a new world crowdfunding record, as it was able to raise $12,812,776 - the highest funding any crowdfunding project has ever been able to raise. The project was launched back in July 22, 2013 and Canonical set itself one month to raise its $32M funding goal.  Though the goal seemed impossible to reach, the signs were looking good at first.... more »
Yahoo! Back on Top at the Expense of its Execs

Yahoo! Back on Top at the Expense of its Execs

The days of Google reigning supreme as the internet's top dog may be coming to an end, as Yahoo! is once again the hottest property on the web. According to ComScore’s  Top 50 US Web properties list, Yahoo sites have the highest number of unique visitors to date, clocking in at 196,564 million unique visitors.  It managed to secure top spot from Google, which had 192,251 million unique visitors during the same period.  Moreover, Yahoo even outranked Google when it came to ad focused entities, with  an 87.2 percent reach compared to the latter's 80.6 percent reach. You might be thinking that... more »
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 »

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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.