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IBM Launches Intelligent Appliance to Stop Threats Before They Happen

IBM Launches Intelligent Appliance to Stop Threats Before They Happen

One click and an entire organization’s data may find itself at risk. Employees’ social media and online access is already an apparent security loophole within most companies nowadays. This is why preventive measures, full control and visibility on where they go on web and eliminate risky browsing behavior are becoming essential for IT departments. These are what global tech leader IBM wanted to tackle with IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5000, a newly released advanced threat detection appliance. Proactively protecting corporate proprietary from hazards such as malwares and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), the new class of network security application will deliver... more »
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From Yawn to Dawn of New Scientific Frontiers in Tech: Q&A with TED Lecturer Ainissa Ramirez

As a tech writer, I investigate iPhone 5 rumors, but I couldn’t name any of the 64 elements from the periodic table of elements that the phone contains. So, what does it matter? Well, 2012 TED lecturer and self-proclaimed Science Evangelist, Ainissa Ramirez explains how the science all around us, and in the technological gadgets we cover on SiliconANGLE, are implicated in larger discussions of economics, sustainability, politics and humanity. A former Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale, Ramirez explains these phenomena without confusing jargon because she believes science should be relevant, entertaining and accessible. In our... more »
What Features Could Google's Nexus Q be Delayed For?

What Features Could Google's Nexus Q be Delayed For?

Google announced that their little black media ball, Nexus Q, will be delayed in getting to consumers’ hands.  The reason?  They want to add more features to it. “The industrial design and hardware were met with great enthusiasm. We also heard initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it does today,” Google wrote in an e-mail to pre-order customers. “In response, we have decided to postpone the consumer launch of Nexus Q while we work on making it even better.” As we’ve discussed here at SiliconANGLE, the Nexus Q is missing some features that would... more »
How To Keep Your Dropbox, Box and SugarSync Clouds Secure

How To Keep Your Dropbox, Box and SugarSync Clouds Secure

As more people and businesses are moving into the cloud, the issue of cloud security is raised in tandem.  Dropbox has recently admitted to a breach in their security, which led to their users receiving spam e-mails.  So they’ve beefed up their security efforts and will continue adding more security features to deflect future attacks. But as a cloud user, how can I keep my files, username, and passwords safe from hackers?  Not that I’m harboring top secret government files, but still, I don’t think it would be good if people saw racy images of me - just kidding! Just wanted... more »
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NYC Media Mash 2012 Awards Developers for Innovating with Leading APIs

NYC Media Lab has awarded winners in it's first Media Mash 2012 challenge, which encourages developers to create innovative apps using data from the New York’s leading digital media companies. Providing developers with open feeds and APIs, Media Mash 2012 highlighted more than 50 APIs including those from The New York Times, CBS Sports Fantasy, tumblr and NewsCred. A panel of judges from New York City's tech, startup and academic communities determined winners of the $10,000 prize pool based on the distinctiveness of the idea and the apps contribution to the media space. Roger Neal, Executive Director of NYC Media Lab stated:... more »
Android Users Can Now Use Tethering Apps On Verizon

Android Users Can Now Use Tethering Apps On Verizon

Android users may now rejoice, tethering is now legal and free for Verizon Wireless subscribers! The Federal Communications Commission started its investigation on Verizon after receiving reports that the network pressured Google into pulling and banning apps on Google Play that allows tethering, or a feature that allows one device to share their connection without getting billed.  Verizon offers tethering of course, but it would cost you $20 a month in addition to your monthly plan.  But people are more interested tethering for free. In a statement made by the FCC, the commission said that Verizon have no right to block third-party... more »
Dropbox Addresses Security Breach, Adds New ID Requirements

Dropbox Addresses Security Breach, Adds New ID Requirements

A few weeks back, Dropbox, the file storage site, started receiving complaints from their users that they’ve been receiving spam on e-mail addresses only used for Dropbox.  The company looked into the matter and found out that usernames and passwords hacked from other sites were used to gain access to Dropbox accounts but they’ve already informed the affected users and helped them in securing their accounts. The Dropbox team also stated that a stolen password was used to access an employee Dropbox account which contains a project document with user email addresses.  The team stated that they’re doing everything they can... more »
Apple and Samsung Lawyers Claim Their Companies As Innovators

Apple and Samsung Lawyers Claim Their Companies As Innovators

Today’s mobile news roundup features: the continuation of the Apple-Samsung trial; Samsung launching Music Hub in the US; Nokia’s sales surge; and an app to make Android photos picture-perfect. Apple-Samsung lawyers delivered opening statements The Apple Inc. vs. Samsung Electronics Co. trial started Monday with jury selection.  On Tuesday, the two parties were finally able to deliver their opening statements wherein both of the companies claim to be the innovator and accused the other of patent infringement. In 2011, Apple sued Samsung for infringing their patents with the release of their Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets that run on the Android platform.... more »
Over Half of WiFi Users are on Instagram, Geo-Tagging Photos

Over Half of WiFi Users are on Instagram, Geo-Tagging Photos

The connected device is beng pursued by, location-based and social sharing trends, and there's booming, effective Wi-Fi usage behind it all, according to latest Jiwire mobile audience insights report Q2 2012. The quarterly report from JiWire, the location-based mobile media provider, examines the connected devices usage trends, location-based and social tagging trends and connected device adoption. Wi-Fi Sees Mass Adoption Of the approximate 315,000 public Wi-Fi locations in North America and records data from every ad request surveyed, Wi-Fi usage has increased by 240 percent over the past year, mostly led by the growth of smartphones. The study shows that 35 percent of smartphone... more »
HP: webOS won’t Run on Existing Devices

HP: webOS won’t Run on Existing Devices

Hewlett-Packard bought out the struggling Palm, and its webOS operating system, in 2010 with the goal of entering the highly-competitive mobile market. The hardware giant put a lot of weight behind webOS under the leadership of former CEO Leo Apotheker, but once the keynotes were over and the devices hit the market it turned out that customers weren’t nearly as excited about webOS as HP itself. The lack of demand from the market led to a few fairly predictable results. The engineers were laid off, followed by webOS head Sam Greenblatt, and as a last-ditch effort to realize some sort of... more »

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- George Gilbert

Mainstream IT, LoB execs and application development professionals each provide different yet critical perspectives to Systems of Intelligence. IT exes must be in a position to deliver the right infrastructure (e.g. cloud, on-prem, etc.) with the proper performance and SLA profile to support LoB requirements. Line-of-Business execs must have enough knowledge to specify the real-time needs of applications while application development pros must ensure the right skills are in place to deliver and maintain services to Systems of Intelligence over a full life cycle.

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- Stuart Miniman

Hyperconvergence is the current state – next generation of converged – better, faster, more distributed than original converged, but still just the beginning. Wikibon’s Server SAN research agenda is to show where we are today and give guidance for the future of this space.

- David Floyer

Wikibon recommends that CIOs put in place a four-point plan for implementing an all-flash datacenter strategy: 1/ Migrate to an All-flash Datacenter by 2016 2/ Proof of concept for Developer Data Sharing - Expect 2 x Productivity & 3 x Code Quality 3/ Reorganize Data Center Operations around Principle of Application Data Sharing 4/ Use IT Budget Savings to Fund Systems of Intelligence This research provides a technology understanding, the business case, and the strategic first steps on the road to an all-flash datacenter.

- David Floyer

IT will sound like yesterday’s news if it continues to advocate tiering, advocate putting the most important data on high performance storage, and declaring that less expensive lower performing storage is key and necessary. Today’s flash reality is that a single compressed/de-duplicated physical version of data must be shared between as many different applications as possible, because the incremental cost of creating and sharing another copy is close to zero.

- George Gilbert

Systems of Intelligence will power the next generation of enterprise applications built on big data. Line of business executives charged with digital transformation must understand the dynamics of Systems of Intelligence well-enough to be effective sponsors of new systems. IT executives must be effective partners and understand how to build Systems of Intelligence on top of Systems of Record. They will also need to understand how to build a radically new infrastructure to support these systems.

- Stuart Miniman

OpenStack is now positioned as an Integration Engine - not the entire stack, but like Linux, could grow into a critical component of IT over the next decade. This article examines the real state of OpenStack after the Kilo release and 2015 OpenStack Summit in Vancouver.

- David Floyer

Wikibon believes CIOs should put the highest priority in developing an all-flash datacenter strategy, and implement it so that all storage acquired and deployed is 100% all-flash by 2016. The key short-term focus for CIOs is to ensure that data sharing is optimized, and that IT organization and objectives support and drive increases in data sharing. The key long-term focus is to release the potential of the best and brightest in the organization to imagine an organization supported by applications without data limits.

- Stuart Miniman

The emerging PaaS platforms (Cloud Foundry, Heroku, OpenShift, Docker) are all evolving to capture the mindshare of developers. While the PaaS battles are still in early days, Cloud Foundry is emerging as a leading open source platform and ecosystem to build and deploy the new Cloud Native applications that are driving these economic changes via software. But this Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model requires changes to technology, skills (people) and internal IT processes. This means enterprises need to become familiar with this development and operational model to best understand how they can accelerate using Cloud Native applications to give themselves a business differentiation.

- David Floyer

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a full application lifecycle cloud service including initial development, testing, deployment, operations and maintenance. Wikibon defines three different PaaS cloud services, 1/ PaaS integrated with IaaS, an integrated platform (e.g., IBM Bluemix, EMC Pivotal Cloud Foundry), 2/ PaaS on top of IaaS, combining development services onto a specific platform (e.g., AWS, Microsoft Azure) and 3/ PaaS on top of SaaS, a development front-end to a SaaS platform with its underlying infrastructure (e.g., ServiceNow, SalesForce). Wikibon will be using this topology to define its PaaS analysis and forecasts.