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CSC CTO Talks Oracle | #oow13

Dan Hushon, the chief technology officer of services giant CSC, shared his insider’s perspective on the Oracle ecosystem and the changing IT landscape in a recent interview on SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE. Hushon believes that the database giant is well positioned to take advantage of Java’s popularity and the accelerating adoption of Big Data in the enterprise. Asked about how organizations utilize virtualization to address challenges such as disaster recovery and replication, the executive comments that “virtualization is kind of a saving grace, [and] virtualizing data is gonna be more and more important. I would even go one step forward and say fundamentally... more »
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Splunk .conf : 3 Things We're Watching at This Year's Event

Splunk .conf2013 is all-systems-go at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV. The data management platform unveiled two product updates this morning. The first is a refresh on its Enterprise suite, making version 6 of its platform available today. The second is the complete cloud availability of its Enterprise toolkit, delivering a fully virtualized offering to appease the SaaS crowd.  With this, Splunk democratizes data beyond the IT department, in hopes of broadening its reach and gaining new users. We, along with attendees, will see the first public demonstration of Splunk Enterprise 6 during Splunk Chairman and CEO Godfrey Sullivan's keynote session later... more »
US Military Develops 3D Printed Human-On-A-Chip For Chemical Weapons Research

US Military Develops 3D Printed Human-On-A-Chip For Chemical Weapons Research

The testing of medical procedures and medication is important as it determines its effectiveness and helps scientists to learn about their side effects.  But testing on animals is often considered to be morally wrong, and sometimes its illegal.  Testing on humans can be acceptable, though it’s quite hard to find subjects willing to go through various procedures simultaneously.  So what are scientists and researchers to do?  Why, they simply put a human-on-a-chip :) Gone are the days when replicating a human organ was something only found in sci-fi movies or books.  That is now a reality and many labs and research facilities... more »
Syncsort Picks Up UK Startup to Unlock Information Silos

Syncsort Picks Up UK Startup to Unlock Information Silos

Three weeks after partnering with Tableau to unlock isolated Big Data silos, Syncsort has acquired Circle Computer Group to simplify analytics for mainframe users. The London-based startup is best known for DL/2, an application migration tool that can move IBM IMS and VSAM workloads to the more modern DB2 database software and z/OS without requiring time-consuming code rewrites. Besides being cost-effective, Circle’s software also addresses the “skills challenges many organizations face due to dwindling IMS and VSAM expertise.” With over 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies using the 30-plus year old database for mission-critical processes, the buy positions Syncsort to expand... more »
Splunk Seeks Non-Geeks with Platform Upgrade, Gives Away Storm to Developers

Splunk Seeks Non-Geeks with Platform Upgrade, Gives Away Storm to Developers

In full swing this week, Splunk's fourth annual .conf gathering in Las Vegas kicked off this morning with two noteworthy announcements from the data management platform.  The first is a refresh on its Enterprise suite, making version 6 of its platform available today.  The second is a complete cloud version of its Enterprise suite, delivering a fully virtualized offering to appease the SaaS crowd.  Splunk Chairman and CEO Godfrey Sullivan will provide the first public demonstration of Splunk Enterprise 6 during his keynote session at .conf2013. Democratizing Data   It seems Splunk is seizing an opportunity to democratize data, approaching the Business Intelligence... more »
iPad 5 Launching on October 15: Here's What it Looks Like

iPad 5 Launching on October 15: Here's What it Looks Like

With Apple launching its new iPhones last week, the focus has already switched to what other new products the Cupertino-based firm will be rolling out next. And now it looks like we might soon see legions of fanbois camping outside Apple stores once again in the very near future, as leaks of a new iPad have just surfaced on the interwebs. Chinese parts supplier sw-box.com posted an almost 6-minute-long video comparing the device, dubbed as the iPad 5, to the iPad 4 and the iPad mini. The video shows a new iPad that’s looking thinner and smaller without the usual tapered edges,... more »
Symantec Sinkholes Part Of ZeroAccess, One Of The Largest Known Botnets

Symantec Sinkholes Part Of ZeroAccess, One Of The Largest Known Botnets

The security firm Symantec may have dealt a devastating blow to the cybercrimimal gang behind ZeroAccess, one of the largest known botnets in existence, removing their access to over a quarter of machines within its grasp following a special operation to liberate them, reports the IDG News Service. Symantec says that at its height the ZeroAccess botnet consisted of over 1.9 million infected computers, which are deployed by cybercriminals in Bitcoin mining and click fraud operations to generate cash. The botnet is said to be built on peer-to-peer architecture, meaning that each machine in the network is capable of communicating with... more »
BitTorrent Chat Promises "Private, Secure & Free" Instant Messages

BitTorrent Chat Promises "Private, Secure & Free" Instant Messages

What with the extent of the NSA's spying now public knowledge, both individuals and organizations are keen to find ways to keep their communications secure. That's led BitTorrent to launch a new experiment called BitTorrent Chat, a server-less chat system that follows its basic principles of decentralized data transfer. As of today, BitTorrent is inviting users to sign up for its private alpha available at labs.bittorrent.com. It's not clear how many applicants will be accepted, but most likely it'll be no more than a few hundred at the most. BitTorrent says that it isn't entirely sure what this experiment will lead too,... more »
Missing Worlds Media Announces Kickstarter Date for City of Heroes Spiritual Successor City of Titans

Missing Worlds Media Announces Kickstarter Date for City of Heroes Spiritual Successor City of Titans

The much-anticipated spiritual successor to Paragon Studios’ doomed superhero MMORPG City of Heroes has had its developer announce the official Kickstarter date after a little delay. Previously set for September 8th the project is now back on track for October 2nd. The City of Titans Kickstarter is now live. This should come as a comfort to the thousands of CoH fans who have been looking at the current crop of superpowered massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs) that just can’t hold a cape to the old MMO. Along with the Kicksarter date announcement, Missing Worlds Media has also announced the name... more »
Good Technology Expands the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform - More Dev Support and Ecosystem Integration

Good Technology Expands the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform - More Dev Support and Ecosystem Integration

News out of Good Technology just keeps rolling out.  The Sunnyvale-based company is a leader in mobile enterprise technology.  Their comprehensive line of secure mobility solutions and ongoing innovations designed for the enterprise have been joined by the announcement of support for the IBM MobileFirst Application platform- IBM Worklight 6.0. IBM Worklight provides app developers with support across multiple mobile operating environments and devices with the simplicity of a shared code base.  With Worklight, developers can efficiently build, run and manage HTML5, hybrid and native apps and and integrate them with the growing ecosystem of third-party tools, libraries, and frameworks, including... more »

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