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Microsoft Looking to Leverage Nokia Mapping Products to Compete Google

Microsoft Looking to Leverage Nokia Mapping Products to Compete Google

Taking benefit from its recent Nokia’s mobile business acquisition, Microsoft has decided to take advantage of Nokia’s Here mapping and location services  to better compete against Google Maps. In a presentation on the strategic rationale for the Nokia deal, Microsoft mentioned Nokia’s Here products as below: “Need an effective alternative to Google; more than one digital map of the world” “Microsoft gets flexibility to integrate HERE with other experiences” Recently Microsoft announced that it will get hold of several new mapping and location services as part of its acquisition of Nokia's Devices & Services business, out of which main products are Nokia's HERE Drive,... more »
PSN Breach Amid the Largest of Past Years [Infographic]

PSN Breach Amid the Largest of Past Years [Infographic]

Enterprises have made great progress in deploying technological solutions to protect themselves from direct and indirect external threats, however the rise and increased sophistication of attacks which target customers and internal attacks indicate that there is a new threat that has to be addressed. Phishing and pharming (luring people to disclose sensitive information by using bogus emails and websites) were two major additions to the top security threats. The trend is now shifting from internal to external attacks and tactics which exploit technological loopholes. According to a report from 7Safe, 86% percent of all implemented attacks were followed by theft of... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 September 11: Avalon Refunds ASIC Customers, Bitcoin Could Replace Wall Street Says Investor, California Amends MTA

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 September 11: Avalon Refunds ASIC Customers, Bitcoin Could Replace Wall Street Says Investor, California Amends MTA

As the legitimacy of Bitcoin continues to spark debates—including the odd regulatory foray and questions as to Bitcoin as money—there have been other movements in the community catching our attention lately. Firstly, Avalon has set out to refund all customers of ASIC Miners who have been waiting on existing orders due to unexpected delays. Next, at TechCrunch Disrupt conference Bitcoin investors are evangelizing the mutative capability of BTC to work as better money than money itself and perhaps even replace institutions such as Wall Street. And, on the regulation front, California's changes to the Money Transmission Act might work to benefit... more »
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Intel Launches Fourth Generation Mobile Chip

Intel is looking to loosen ARM’s grip on the mobile market with Haswell, the recently unveiled successor to its hugely popular Ivy Bridge architecture. The company says that Haswell chips are smaller, faster and consume less energy - three major selling points that management hopes will catch the attention of mobile device manufacturers. This week, Intel revealed that it has started shipping the Haswell Core i3-4012Y, a 1.5GHz dual core processor with a power draw of 4.5 watts. This figure translates into as much as 50 percent more battery life than previous Core chips, a massive increase that can potentially add... more »
Cars that Wirelessly Charge Smartphones + More

Cars that Wirelessly Charge Smartphones + More

This week’s SmartCar roundup features: a smartwatch that connects the car and the driver, a way for people to wirelessly charge phones while driving, and a gadget that lets you avoid speed traps. Nissan’s smartwatch   On the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show, Nissan unveiled a concept smartwatch that would connect drivers to Nismo, the company’s line of high performance vehicles. The Nismo Concept watch aims to not only  connect a person to his mobile device, but directly to the car as well.  This will allow the driver to monitor the efficiency of the vehicle, such as average speed and fuel consumption... more »
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Nate Silver Says Big Data is Not a Free Ticket to Success | #tcc13

Nate Silver, a statistician who earned celebrity status after accurately predicting the results of the 2012 presidential election, stopped by theCUBE at this week’s Tableau Customer Conference to share his unique insights into Big Data analytics. Silver says that individuals often misinterpret data in an effort to validate their personal views or apply it to an issue that they are trying to solve. He admits that he himself has been accused of bias, but notes that the accuracy of his predictions proved skeptics of his objectivity wrong. Asked to share his perspective on prediction markets, speculative markets that revolve around probabilities such as... more »
Big Data Has Evolved, says Alteryx | #tcc13

Big Data Has Evolved, says Alteryx | #tcc13

When SiliconANGLE first brought big data to the attention of its viewers, it was still unclear just how far people would take it. It has since evolved and gained a foothold in many organizations. Alteryx is one such organization, and its President and COO, George Mathew sat down with The CUBE hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly to talk about how Tableau has helped Alteryx capitalize on its treasure trove of data to benefit customers. Mathew described the evolution of big data as being in the third inning of a ball game. In the beginning they were trying to find ways... more »
Jerry Rice:  Big Data Is Changing the NFL Fan Experience & Players - Rise of Fantasy Football

Jerry Rice: Big Data Is Changing the NFL Fan Experience & Players - Rise of Fantasy Football

By James Foug and Alec Furrier As the NFL season kicks off, millions of football fans are preparing for the start of the 2013 season. Every year, more and more people are signing up for fantasy sports and as fantasy is growing, so is data collection. This data collection has become complex on the backend to provide a simpler, changed sports experience for the consumer.  It's also changing the game for the players and overall fan experience.  This is the future of sports.  “If I had all the data and all of that stuff back when I played football, the 1500 catches... more »
The iPhone 5s vs Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Xperia Z vs BlackBerry Z10 vs Lumia 1020 vs Optimus G Pro

The iPhone 5s vs Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs Xperia Z vs BlackBerry Z10 vs Lumia 1020 vs Optimus G Pro

Aside from entering the budget market for the first time with its iPhone 5c, Apple also revealed its' latest flagship high-end device, the iPhone 5s. This is the device that everyone's been talking about, mostly because of its new Touch ID feature. But apart from that, is there anything else that the iPhone 5s has that some of the other top smartphones released don't have? Or does Apple's latest offering fail to live up to the capabilities of the top Android and Windows Phone devices currently on the market? Let's take a closer look in our latest head to head of... more »
You Don't Know What You Don't Know About Big Data | #tcc13

You Don't Know What You Don't Know About Big Data | #tcc13

Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcasted live from the 2013 Tableau Customer Conference this week in Washington DC, interviewing Rich Ghiossi, VP of Marketing with Treasure Data. Previously employed as VP of Marketing at ParAccel, Ghiossi is responsible for developing and executing Treasure Data's marketing and communications strategy. In their own words, Treasure Data strives to "become the cloud analytics hub for businesses to transform big data into immediate value." "We not only provide the kind of database infrastructure, but we also provide some of the integration capabilities. So, if you're using Big Data, web data or log data we... more »

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- Ralph Finos

Based on market conditions that we have observed over the past year and the recent public cloud revenue results of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM, we expect that public cloud spending will continue to accelerate rapidly, growing from $75B in 2015 to $522B by 2026 (19% CAGR). Each public cloud segment will have rapid growth rates: SaaS (19% CAGR), PaaS (33% CAGR), and IaaS (18% CAGR) during this period. How big will public cloud be? By 2026, cloud will account for nearly 50% of spending related to enterprise hardware, software, and outsourcing services.

- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.

- David Vellante

This document describes the methodology used to develop "The Digital CIO: Communicating to the Board on Cyber Security." It includes data sources and process used to gather data from senior business technology leaders.

- Peter Burris

Leading digital companies are using simple top-level frameworks for setting digitization priorities. At the center of the approaches we've seen are three questions: What do we want to do better; who are we going to engage; and how are we going to institute the digital capabilities.

- Ralph Finos

This document covers Wikibon’s definition of public cloud and is a companion piece to Wikibon’s 2016 Public Cloud update http://wikibon.com/wikibon-2016-public-cloud-forecast-update/. Our definitional framework aligns as much as possible with the NIST definition, but we acknowledge that "public cloud" means different things from vendor to vendor. However, in our view, this just indicates that public cloud is being leveraged from many different angles and is building significant momentum as it encompasses both product and service delivery mechanisms, pretty much penetrating into all aspects of information technology.

- George Gilbert

Enterprises must navigate the universe of big data applications by recognizing that application platforms will alternately empower and constrain enterprises along a path of ever more sophisticated applications. Data lakes, intelligent systems of engagement, and self-tuning systems of intelligence all build on each other in terms of capabilities. But the underlying platforms will evolve in a cycle of simplicity, complexity from adaptive stretch, and simplicity again via a platform refresh.

- George Gilbert

Big data products and workloads remain too immature for standard benchmarks capable of providing truly comparable results. Users that need benchmarks for contracting or comparison purposes should run their own stylized workloads based on their intended usage scenarios.

- Ralph Finos

Users considering public cloud for business and IT workloads should evaluate the types of use cases and workloads that have wide successful deployment in the public cloud today. In order to help users to better understand the customers and workloads being served in the public cloud today, Wikibon examined the brief descriptions of approximately 650 customer solution stories on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) website and classified each according on a number of characteristics. This research reveals some interesting insights about the public cloud leader’s business, and therefore about public cloud utilization generally.

- David Floyer

The Wikibon premise in this research is that this converged environment is a win-win environment for both vendors, ISVs and enterprise IT. Testing of the converged system solution is more robust, and the reduction in the number of solution types significantly lowers testing and installation costs for the vendor. ISVs can lower the cost of deployment, deliver application value faster, and drive additional upgrade value much faster. Converged enterprise IT systems (private clouds) are more agile, more reliable, more secure and have the similar costs to public clouds.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the emerging Cloud-native application architectures. This research focused on the scope of microservices, the domains of interaction between services, and how data services and sources are changing with these new applications.