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iPhone 5 Rumors to Blame for Apple's Slow Sales

iPhone 5 Rumors to Blame for Apple's Slow Sales

Today’s mobile news roundup features: Apple’s low iPhone sales; Samsung Galaxy SIII receiving an OTA update; and AT&T reporting increased profits. iPhone sales down as iPhone 5 rumors skyrocket Apple delivered their quarterly financial report and as expected, iPhone sales are down.  The culprit behind this is the skyrocketing rumors regarding the unveiling of the next iPhone, which everyone expects to happen sometime in late September or early October. "Our weekly iPhone sales continue to be impacted by rumors and speculation regarding new products," said Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer. Apple stated that they sold 26 million iPhones in the quarter that ended... more »
Broadcom Beats Expectations for the Third Consecutive Quarter

Broadcom Beats Expectations for the Third Consecutive Quarter

Broadcom is up 5 percent. now that it managed to outdo what the market expected of it for the third consecutive quarter. The chip maker reported a net income of $435 million, or $0.73 per share, compared to last year’s income of $0.72 per share. Analysts expected Broadcom to report 67 cents a share. Revenue didn’t disappoint either. Sales rose to $1.97 billion from $1.8 billion in the same period a year ago, and on the high end of the company’s own range guidance of $1.9 billion to $2.0 billion. Wall Street proved to be slightly pessimistic again with a consensus estimate... more »
RIM No Longer Dominates BYOD Trend, Apple Makes Serious Gains

RIM No Longer Dominates BYOD Trend, Apple Makes Serious Gains

  According to DLA Piper’s CIO Don Jaycox, there’s a huge chance that more lawyers will be shifting to Android or Apple devices for office and personal use by the end of this year.  DLA Piper is among the largest law firms in the world with 77 offices across 31 countries and more than 4200 lawyers.  Jaycox is responsible for approximately 3,500 smartphone users with 80 percent of those using BlackBerry devices, and only 20 percent using Apple or Android touchscreen devices.  But Jaycox sees the number shifting to 50/50 by the end of the year.  Though Jaycox noted that business... more »
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Google Cloud Platform Ecosystem Expands With Partner Program

Google Cloud Platform - the currently-favored name for the division that includes Google BigQuery, Google App Engine, Google Cloud Storage, and the just-launched Google Compute Engine - is expanding its ecosystem with a new partner program that's bringing service providers, systems integrators, and technology vendors into the search giant's cloud fold as it tries to build its ecosystem. For the channel, Google is providing "tools, training and resources" to get integrators and resellers up to speed with the portfolio and offer consulting and implementation services. In practical terms, that means providing these so-called Service Partners with tools for service provider partners to develop... more »
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SpringCM Debuts Enterprise-Ready File Sharing Feature

Enterprise content management system provider SpringCM has added a new file sync feature to its platform. SpringCM Business Sync is dubbed as a much more viable alternative to consumer-focused alternatives because it doesn’t focus on just working. It also adds a very comprehensive layer of control on top of the core file synchronization functionality that's likely important for enterprise. One of the main highlights of Business Sync is how it enhances file sharing options for file and folders beyond. The software adds a number of sharing options like  limiting sharing  to specific documents or a category of content like marketing material, this assures... more »
Romney And Iran Find Common Ground: They Can't Stop Internet Porn

Romney And Iran Find Common Ground: They Can't Stop Internet Porn

Mitt Romney probably doesn’t see himself as the kind of man who’s willing to make too many concessions to Iran any more than the rest of us do, but could it be that the two ‘entities’ have more in common than they like to admit? For one thing, Romney and the Iranian mullahs both share a great amount of fervor when it comes to their religion, and then there’s the violent tendencies – both seem to itching for a fight, with Romney promising to do ‘whatever it takes’ to stop the mad mullahs getting their hands on nuclear weapons, while the... more »
MapR, Talend Join Google Cloud Platform Partner Program

MapR, Talend Join Google Cloud Platform Partner Program

MapR Technologies announced today that it has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a Technology Partner. MapR, which provides enterprise-level distribution for the open source database system Apache Hadoop, had already revealed plans to make that distribution available via the Google Compute Engine. The move to Google Cloud Platform Partner will give MapR greater ability to integrate the platform with Google's Compute Engine. MapR has recently made several over moves in the Big Data arena, including Drawn To Scale's announcement that MapR will partner with it to distribute MapR's M3 Edition with Drawn to Scale's Spire. MapR also named... more »
Y Combinator Backed Chute Gets $2.7M In Funding, Brings More Social for Developers

Y Combinator Backed Chute Gets $2.7M In Funding, Brings More Social for Developers

Chute, a Y Combinator backed company that helps apps and sites capture, manage and display media files, just closed a $2.7 million round of funding led by Freestyle Capital with the participation of  Battery Ventures, USVP and Salesforce.com, as well as individual investors Joe Fernandez, Binh Tran and Joshua Reeves. “The best brands and publishers in the industry are bringing user generated media alive and displaying it on their site, on their Facebook pages, in their mobile apps, or at live events; anywhere their content lives,” said Ranvir Gujral, Co-Founder of Chute. “Chute lets them do this. With Chute, publishers, brands,... more »
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Cisco Cuts Over 1000 Jobs Amidst Market Changes

Networking kingpin Cisco is sending out about 1,200 pink slips in what its referring to as a simplification of the company. The full statement from Karen Tillman, vice president of corporate communication, explains the almost two percent of Cisco's global workforce saying, “These actions, subject to local legal requirements, including consultation where required, are part of a continuous process of simplifying the company, as well as assessing the economic environment in certain parts of the world.” China is a particularly sensitive regions for Cisco right now. Huawei is gobbling up bigger and bigger chunks of the markets, while other firms such as Arista Networks are... more »
Dell Debuts New Data Retention Solution for the Enterprise

Dell Debuts New Data Retention Solution for the Enterprise

Hardware maker Dell has been eyeing the storage market for quite some time now. The company confirmed a huge commitment to this market at this year’s Dell Storage Forum, and is now gradually becoming more aggressive with its efforts. This week the manufacturer debuted a new big data retention offering that lists high-scalability as a main selling point.  That is coupled with an attempt to cater to several different audiences: the core product can be used as nothing more than just a repository, but can also be the foundation of a more comprehensive analytics solution: customers can choose to run the... more »

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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.

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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.

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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.

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