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VMware’s Iron Grip on the Market is Starting to Slip

More than 60 percent of all applications run in virtualized environments, and yet the hypervisor is no longer at the center of attention. Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman explained why in a recent interview with SiliconAngle NewsDesk host Kristin Feledy. In Miniman’s view, server virtualization has gone stale. Enterprise users are shifting their focus to OpenStack, cloud computing and other solutions that are shaping the data center of tomorrow. These technologies represent a major threat to VMware, which is diversifying into new segments as part of an effort to cling onto its dominant position in the marketplace. The virtualization behemoth shelled out... more »
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Weekly Big Data Review: Privacy and China

This week NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden leaked new details about the agency’s surveillance efforts, Motorola unveiled a sensor-packed phone, and The Economist released a study that shows Chinese companies are adopting Big Data faster than cloud computing, mobile and even information security. The latest batch of documents Snowden handed over to The Guardian and Washington Post sheds light on the NSA’s use of electronic implants and concealed antennas to eavesdrop on the EU delegation to the U.S.. It also contains multiple references to on-premise “FBI interception units” that collect user data from Facebook, Yahoo, Google and other major tech firms. Consumers who... more »
It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!  It’s Su... Big Data?

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Su... Big Data?

Before you jump to conclusions that this article is about The Man of Steel and Big Data, it’s not, though that would be awesome, wouldn’t it?  Anyway, this is about Big Data and aviation. Not many of us have put much thought in the things happening around us, let alone the data we produce over time.  Yes, each and everyone of us produce data.  We produce it by simply uploading media to our social networking accounts, updating our status, posting anything on the web, sending SMS, MMS, e-mails - everything we do online produces data someway or the other and the... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for 5 July 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for 5 July 2013

IBM Announces Morocco Global Delivery Center, 400 New Tech Jobs IBM has announced a new Global Delivery Center in Casablanca that will involve creating up to 400 new IT roles in Morocco over the next three years. The center will enable IBM to deliver innovative technology services in Morocco and across French-speaking Africa. It will provide IBM clients in the region with high value application development and maintenance and systems integration services. More   Vectra SA deploys Nationwide Fiber-Optic Broadband Network in Poland with Cisco Internet Technology Polish cable operator Vectra S.A. has deployed a nationwide fiber-optic broadband network based on Cisco optical... more »
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Backup is Broken, Here’s Why : IBM Edge 2013

At IBM Edge 2013, theCUBE hosted a director from one of IBM’s partners, Jeff Guenthner of CMI. Jeff thinks IBM needs more conferences like Edge, specifically around storage, because Big Blue is a huge player in storage but it’s only an afterthought compared to EMC and NetApp. CMI has been selling IBM storage for 36 years, which is pretty much since they started business. As Jeff said, “IBM is embedded in our DNA.” CMI is located in San Francisco Bay Area. They specialize in midmarket, IBM’s defined space, targeting companies with less than a hundred employees up to 10,000 employees. They... more »
IBM on Deploying Optimized Flash Array for End-Users: IBM Edge 2013

IBM on Deploying Optimized Flash Array for End-Users: IBM Edge 2013

Here to offer some rather direct and valuable insight about flash at IBM Edge 2013 is Mike Kuhn, Vice President and Business Line Executive at IBM; and Jan Janick, CTO of Flash Systems at IBM. Back in April, IBM made a bold move of announced that they are investing $1 billion in Flash technology. Mike said that since then, a lot of traction is building around the Flash marketplace, and IBM has done several huge client deployments. Many of these said clients were at Edge to talk about their use cases, deployments, and the benefits they see with Flash. Dave moved on... more »
Qwiki Buyout Takes a Bit Longer & Virtual 3D Thunderstorms - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Qwiki Buyout Takes a Bit Longer & Virtual 3D Thunderstorms - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

They Want Some of That Buyout Money   Days after the announcement that it was set to be Yahoo’s latest acquisition, a lawsuit against the video slideshow app Qwiki has come light. The New York based startup’s pending lawsuit could complicate the deal. At issue is the alleged non-payment for design work on their iOS app. Qwiki is said to owe the plaintiff, Austin, Texas based Chaotic Moon Studios, close to $170,000 in fees for the Qwiki app, which launched in February this year. The case is currently being tried by New York City’s Supreme Court. Chaotic Moon says they will not try to change... more »
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Best Windows 8 Apps of 2013 (So Far)

Microsoft is catching up to Apple and Google in the mobile scene, as Windows just surpassed the 100,000 app milestone in time for the BUILD conference.  Aside from that, Windows 8 is gaining traction as users anticipate the release of Windows 8.1. Though the Windows Store has more than 100,000 apps to offer to its users, it’s still missing some key apps to make its Surface tablets more appealing to consumers.  Nevertheless, there are some good apps already available for Windows 8 users.  Check them out: Games   Angry Birds Star Wars Who doesn’t like flinging birds at goofy looking pigs?  This is why Rovio’s... more »
Smart Body: iPhone Add Ons to Monitor + Diagnose Your Health

Smart Body: iPhone Add Ons to Monitor + Diagnose Your Health

Some people seem to have their smartphones surgically attached to their hands.  It’s the first thing they reach for when they wake up, and the last thing they put down when they go to bed.  If you ask these people why they're so fixated on their phones, many will cite a popular fitness app that's monitoring their heart rate, or how many calories they’ve burned, or steps taken. But did you know that your smartphone can serve a higher purpose?  It can analyze if you’ve had enough alcohol for the evening, check for an ear infection, monitor your blood sugar, get... more »
AT&T Wants To Sell Everything It Knows About You

AT&T Wants To Sell Everything It Knows About You

In a glorious example of spectacular bad timing (or should we say, arrogance), AT&T has just gone and updated its privacy policy, noting that it plans to start selling its customer's data to marketers and (we presume) anyone else who's prepared to pay for it. AT&T assures us that all data will be anonymized and so the marketers will never be able to pin down exactly who you are, for what that's worth. According to them, the idea is that its partners will be able to “deliver more relevant advertising”, nothing new in itself, but in light of all the privacy-related... more »

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