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NetApp + Microsoft Partnership Accelerates Enterprise Cloud Adoption

NetApp + Microsoft Partnership Accelerates Enterprise Cloud Adoption

Earlier this week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, NetApp announced that it is investing up to $15 million in a partnership with Microsoft to further accelerate the adoption of the cloud in the enterprise. The new ecosystem will be a sales + technology collaboration. This partnership will signal a beefed up "win" for both NetApp's and Microsoft's cloud strategies. The NetApp Partner Program is an "add-on" if you will, complementing the existing Microsoft Cloud OS Accelerate program, helping customers offset the service costs of deploying Microsoft cloud solutions. The NetApp Partner Program will include sales enablement, training, and incentives for... more »
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Data Scientist Salaries Increasingly Lucrative, Especially for Foreign-born Analysts

The Internet of Things is driving up the demand for data scientists, but professionals who possess the skills to turn data into tangible business value are few and far between. The latest report from Burtch Works shows that salaries in the field of analytics are skyrocketing as a result. The Evanston, Illinois-based executive recruiting agency interviewed 2,845 data scientists from over 700 organizations in an effort to quantify the impact of rising data volumes on the job market. The firm’s findings are worth a look. Burtch discovered that Big Data professionals with temporary work visas average $68,500 at the junior level, noticeably... more »
Next iPhone Rumors: Slow-mo Camera, Offline Dictation, Retina Display + More

Next iPhone Rumors: Slow-mo Camera, Offline Dictation, Retina Display + More

New leaks haves surfaced regarding what “cool” features might be appearing on the next iPhone, either as a unique feature to the device, or by way of iOS 7. Earlier reports stated that Apple is planning to add an offline dictation tool to its flagship smartphone.  The feature was discovered by Hamza Sood, who revealed that the evidence lies deep in the coding of iOS 7 beta.  The offline dictation tool is currently inactive in public-facing builds, but sources claim that devices internal to Apple have the feature up and running already. Another leaked feature from Sood is the possibility of having... more »
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NSA’s Definition of “Relevant” Could Have Major Implications for Consumers

We’ve recently learned that a secret court changed the legal definition of the word “relevant” to further National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance efforts. Wikibon Principal Research Contributor Jeff Kelly discussed the ruling and its implications in a recent interview on SiliconAngle NewsDesk with Kristin Feledy. Jeff says that the government started snooping on American citizens after the USA Patriot Act of 2001 passed into law. The legislation was deemed too ambiguous by lawmakers, and was eventually amended to limit data gathering based on context: data could only be collected and analyzed if deemed relevant to a specific investigation. A few years down... more »
Is Iran Really Planning To Shut Off Access To The Web?

Is Iran Really Planning To Shut Off Access To The Web?

Iran's plans to create a domestic email service and assign each citizen a government email address have led to renewed speculation that the Islamic Republic wants to shut down the World Wide Web and replace it with its own domestic intranet. Recently, Iran's president-elect Hassan Rowhani has spoken publicly in support of greater internet freedoms, but the idea of an imposed, state-run email system is seen by many as a backwards step. Reuters reports that the new, state-run email system will be managed by Iran's postal service, and would result in an increase in the number of data centers in the... more »
LIVE: How Technology Will Quantify Everything, Including Users

LIVE: How Technology Will Quantify Everything, Including Users

Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Wednesday, July 10, 2013. The term “quantified self” is still a new term, but may soon become second nature to the mainstream. Here to discuss the topic is Silicon Angle Senior Managing Editor Kristen Nicole. It’s certainly easy to see how factors like movement can be tracked in increasingly useful ways as products like Moves and the Nike FuelBand develop further, but how about further down the line? What else about your ‘self’ can be ‘quantified’, and how? See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. On today's NewsDesk, Winston Edmondson will be filling in for Kristin Feledy,... more »
Dropbox Caters to Developers with Datastore API

Dropbox Caters to Developers with Datastore API

At the first annual DBX Developer Conference, Dropbox announced some new additions to its cloud storage service. First up is something for developers. The Datastore application programming interface (API) would allow developers to save information, not just files, regarding what a user is doing inside an application.  It can be used to keep track of high scores, allow players of multi-player games to set new goals or targets based on how well their competitors are doing. Since everything is in the cloud, when a device goes offline, data will not be lost, but will instead be synced as soon as the device... more »
Dell Privatization Endorsed by Advisory Firms

Dell Privatization Endorsed by Advisory Firms

Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) told shareholders to support Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management’s $13.65-per-share buyout proposal in a note sent out this morning. Glass Lewis and Egan-Jones Proxy Services, two other prominent advisory firms, also endorsed the bid in separate statements issued a few hours later. “After evaluating the risk of accepting the offer…ISS recommends clients vote FOR this transaction, which offers a 25.5% premium to the unaffected share price, provides certainty of value, and transfers the risk of the deteriorating PC business and the company’s on-going business transformation to the buyout group.” ISS’s decision came as a surprise for the... more »
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4 Ways Local Shops Can put Mobile Trends to Good Use Now

Are men more inclined to shop using their mobile device?  Or just like in the real world, do women dominate the virtual shopping sphere? According to Nielsen’s “Who is the Mobile Shopper?” report, as of Q1 2013, 84 percent of mobile consumers have used their devices to shop within the past month, which is up by 5 percent compared to the same quarter from last year.  Some of these mobile shoppers even stated that they do their online shopping mostly on their mobile devices than on their PCs. The report also stated that consumers below the age of 45 are more active... more »
Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other New Beginning's End

Every New Beginning Comes From Some Other New Beginning's End

EMC Buys ID Manager Aveksa Big news in the world of cloud security came out of Massachusetts yesterday when EMC and Aveksa issued a joint press release lauding the acquisition of Aveksa, a company founded with an aim at providing identity verification, by EMC. Aveksa will be brought in under the EMC umbrella, working in their RSA security division. According to The Times of India, credited with first reporting the story, the acquisition has cost EMC in the neighborhood of $225 million in cash. And Aveksa was purportedly anxious to ink the deal as the writing was on the wall that EMC... more »

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