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IBM’s James Kobielus on analytics and the Internet of Things | #IBMIoD

James Kobielus, a former analyst turned IBM Big Data evangelist, dropped by theCUBE at Information on Demand 2013 to share his unique insight into how analytics and the Internet of Things are reshaping user experience. Over the past decade, the digital tide wave has disrupted entire industries while making social media a fixture of modern life, Kobielus observes. Somewhere along the way, Big Data became fundamental to driving business value and engagement. Now, next generation analytics technologies are gaining steam as more end-users demand self-service functionality, real time access to information, and a seamless experience across multiple platforms, he continues. This shift... more »
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Kim Dotcom’s Mega goes after Apple users with iOS client

Mega, the self-proclaimed “Privacy Company,” is moving deeper into the mobile universe with a new iOS application. Released five months after Kim Dotcom’s online storage service hit Google Play, the client enables users to manage their cloud folders, share links to specific files, view photos and read messages from their MEGA contacts. The free downloadable app also allows users to upgrade their free account with more storage space if 50GB is not enough, and store as much as 1GB on their device’s local memory. Founded almost a year to the day Megaupload was taken down by the FBI, Mega “encrypts and decrypts... more »
Internet Kill Switch - Fact or Fiction

Internet Kill Switch - Fact or Fiction

The topic has been around for a while. Is it fact or fiction? It seems that these days anything is possible, and something like that is way more probable than ever in light of the NSA surveillance news in the headlines each and every week.  After all who would have thought just a year ago that the NSA would have the kind of systems and operations that they have come forward?  All towards gathering information from social networks, email addresses, financial records of private citizens, tracking of calls and everything else that has been attributed to them through the slow... more »
Oops - Anonymous DDoS attack accidentally takes Microsoft services down

Oops - Anonymous DDoS attack accidentally takes Microsoft services down

This week Anonymous, the notorious hacktivist group stepped up to take credit for an attack that took some Microsoft services offline for some time.  Found in a post on Pastebin, the group released how a DDoS attack had been launched at some Japanese Microsoft (Domain) Websites and Servers.  This probably translates to some sort of DNS target.  Nonetheless there was an unintentional affect as the operation “did not go down as planned”.  The attack caused a number of Microsoft’s online services at least in Japan to go down for some time.  Though the outage affected such a wide number of... more »
Cybersecurity 2014 - What's ahead for Alert Logic

Cybersecurity 2014 - What's ahead for Alert Logic

In this second part of our discussion with Alert Logic's Misha Govshteyn, we discuss the road ahead next year for Alert Logic. Misha Govshteyn is the VP of Emerging Products.  Govshteyn is responsible for security strategy, security research and software development.  Alert Logic is a Security-as-a-Service provider which has unique capabilities as a security platform based on its truly native cloud nature. Please share some thoughts about Alert Logic’s role in a better cybersecurity profile in 2014 Given our perspective – our approach is not secret we believe data security is under-invested.  Within the market, there is too much invested still on... more »
Healthcare site under continued attacks

Healthcare site under continued attacks

Reports have been publicly trickling in that show some of the fears people have had thus far about the state of security for the healthcare.gov website. Critics have been pointing out how the site’s issues with stability, speed and reliability indicate a development process that could not possibly be considered secure. The obvious has been clear from the beginning, the site just doesn’t work well, and it has been easy to point out many bugs within the hundreds of millions of lines of code. In addition to that, there have been multiple reports of serious security issues that have emerged... more »
SmartWorld Weekly: 'Wantified' revolution, Sony's SmartWig + more

SmartWorld Weekly: 'Wantified' revolution, Sony's SmartWig + more

This week’s SmartWorld Series features report findings that show a rise in interest for smart home solutions, the move for the 'Wantified' revolution, new ideas for electric car charging station infrastructure, and a SmartWig. If you missed this week’s SmartWorld Series, here’s your chance to catch up on the exciting developments happening in the connected world. Each week, we round up the best of apps and services for health and fitness, smart homes, smart cars and anything related to the Internet of Things. . More Americans interested in home automation, despite security risks According to a survey conducted by Sunrun, more Americans are now... more »
3 Apple TV alternatives

3 Apple TV alternatives

Apple recently released its Apple TV update. But instead of wowing fanboys with new features, the update left plenty to be desired. If you are an Apple TV owner and want to upgrade to a different set-top box provider, here are some suggestions: Roku   Roku offers four different kinds of set-top boxes that cater to your needs. Though the Roku 3 remains as its flagship product, its old set-top boxes have been given a breath of new life with new features and functionality. All the Rokus now sport a similar look as the Roku 3, but the major changes happened in the... more »
Hadoop vendor ecosystem gaining critical mass

Hadoop vendor ecosystem gaining critical mass

Nature abhors a vacuum, and enterprises abhor platforms lacking tooling. Few enterprises have the developer resources or technology savvy of early adopters. For Hadoop, early adopters invented the technology; mainstream enterprises want to consume it. On a just-concluded tour of Ovum enterprise clients across Australia/Pacific Rim, analysts found that the few who have progressed beyond discussion stage with Hadoop are doing so with technology staff accustomed to being on their own, building their own R programs and experimenting with embryonic frameworks like Mesos and YARN. Others are either awaiting more commercial tooling or still sorting out perennial data silos. But Hadoop is steadily turning into a more “normal” software... more »
The changing job market for data scientists : Advice from top bosses

The changing job market for data scientists : Advice from top bosses

Data scientists are now a crucial part of the tech industry. As more people use technology ranging from home and office PCs to laptops, mobile devices and the internet, more and more data is being generated. It would seem that data scientists are needed more than ever to make sense of all this amassing information. theCube, SiliconANGLE’s premiere video production, has been conference-hopping all year, speaking with top executives and industry leaders on the changing landscape of data-related professions. We’ve gathered quotes from theCUBE's recent interviews with experts who discussed a variety of related topics--from finding the right people to work as... more »

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