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HP Security 2014 predictions wrap-up

HP Security 2014 predictions wrap-up

Wrapping up our conversation with HP Security’s Andrzej Kawalec, the topic again is cybersecurity in 2014.  Andrzej is the CTO of HP Security. SiliconANGLE:  Let’s talk about HP’s enterprise-level security approach.  How are things different at HP when it comes to security? Kawalec:  We can point to few things here.  There’s this massive global scale we have deep experience with.  There’s also this massive growth as well that gives us this level of insight from our biggest clients and partnerships.  We have this this powerful extended security research team, with hundreds of researchers from HP Labs, 3000 researchers externally.  That gives us... more »
Weekly security review: NSA spying, RATs and a 40M Black Friday sting

Weekly security review: NSA spying, RATs and a 40M Black Friday sting

It's been another action-packed week in the world of cybersecurity, with the NSA stoking more controversy over its global intelligence gathering practices. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon found that the spy agency’s telephone data surveillance program is illegal, and likely unconstitutional. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by one Larry Klayman, who charged that the NSA collected metadata on Verizon accounts belonging to him and one of his clients. The judge granted an injunction barring further gathering of information pertaining to phone records, and ordered the deletion of any records already obtained. “I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and... more »
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2014 Technology Predictions Series: MapR Technologies on Big Data

As 2013 winds down, it's only natural for people to make personal New Year's resolutions for 2014. It's also a perfect time for technology industry predictions.  This is the fourth installation in our multi-part "Technology Predictions for 2014" series in which industry providers—from Big Data to cloud to mobile—share their predictions about the hot tech trends that will take center stage in 2014. We'll be sharing all the predictions we've heard with you over the next several days. Big Data in 2014 . Big Data is a topic that we at siliconANGLE have been one step ahead of in 2013. From our written coverage... more »
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2014 Technology Predictions Series: Alpine Data Labs on Big Data

As 2013 winds down, it's only natural for people to make personal New Year's resolutions for 2014. It's also a perfect time for technology industry predictions.  This is the third installation in our multi-part "Technology Predictions for 2014" series in which industry providers—from Big Data to cloud to mobile—share their predictions about the hot tech trends that will take center stage in 2014. We'll be sharing all the predictions we've heard with you over the next several days. Big Data in 2014 . Big Data is a topic that we at siliconANGLE have been one step ahead of in 2013. From our written coverage... more »
Holiday gadget gift idea : Nike Fuelband SE

Holiday gadget gift idea : Nike Fuelband SE

Finding the perfect gift this holiday can be tricky, especially in this age of technological advancement.  A gadget can be a great gift for that special someone, but the tricky part is finding just the right one. SiliconANGLE suggests the Nike Fuelband SE.  Yep, the fitness tracker.  Why a fitness tracker you ask?  First off, it’s a cool gadget.  Second, it’s a great way of showing you care about the recipient’s well being.  The Nike Fuelband SE tracks your activities, and also helps motivate a person to achieve their fitness goals. The FuelBand SE monitors the intensity of your workouts with Nike+... more »
Google hit with $1.2M fine in Spain for breaking data laws

Google hit with $1.2M fine in Spain for breaking data laws

Google has just been slapped with a $1.2 million fine by Spain's privacy watchdog, after it was judged to have broken data protection laws in that country by merging its privacy policy for its assortment of online services, whilst not explaining clearly how it would use people's personal data. The case dates back to March 2012, when Google rolled out a new, combined privacy policy and terms of service for its various cloud services, which include Google Search, Gmail and YouTube. The revamped policy meant that users had virtually no control over what Google could do with personal information they provided... more »
Move over Google Glass, the MetaPro is out to get you

Move over Google Glass, the MetaPro is out to get you

Most people will agree that Google Glass is a pretty awesome looking device that's capable of doing some amazing things, even more so when its new wink function goes live. But those same people will always want something better. So how about a smartglass that doesn't need to be paired with a smartphone to get the best out of it? Or a smartglass that will allow you to interact with 3D images you see on the screen? How about both? Meet the MetaPro   Google Glass might just have a serious competitor on its hands. The MetaPro is a pair of sleek smartglasses... more »
Internet of Things review: software giants battle for connected dominance

Internet of Things review: software giants battle for connected dominance

The race towards the Internet of Things is heating up, with Google upping the ante on wearable tech by rolling out a set of new features for its buzzed-about smart eyewear product. The latest update to Google Glass introduces the ability to snap a photo with a wink even when the display is off. The search giant said that the feature is more convenient the camera button, and hinted that it may explore other applications for the technology like mobile payments and augmented reality. For now, however, users will have to settle for direct YouTube uploading, Hangouts integration, and a lock... more »
IBM acquires Aspera to move ahead in Big Data and the Cloud

IBM acquires Aspera to move ahead in Big Data and the Cloud

IBM has just bolstered its efforts in Big Data with the acquisition of Aspera, a company that specializes in large file transfer technology. The acquisition will help IBM to boost its efforts in Big Data and cloud computing, as Aspera makes it easier for people to more large files of data through the cloud. “With this acquisition, IBM addresses a key challenge for globally integrated enterprises by allowing them to move large data files much faster to the individuals who need them, wherever in the world they may be,” said John Mesberg, vice president of B2B and Commerce Solutions at IBM, in... more »
BlackBerry hires three SAP execs to lead transformation

BlackBerry hires three SAP execs to lead transformation

John Chen, the man who proved doubters wrong after turning Sybase around and selling it to SAP for $5.8 billion, is now facing the biggest challenge of his career: repeating history with BlackBerry. The newly appointed CEO of the struggling mobile maker is facing the daunting task of staging a comeback in a market dominated by two of the most disruptive tech firms in the industry. The first phase of Chen’s plan to catch up with Google and Apple is a management reshuffle, which started with the Tuesday appointment of John Sims as the president of BlackBerry’s Global Enterprise Services business.... more »

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- David Floyer

Industrial IoT, the largest segment of the Internet of things (IoT) with the highest potential value, will require a deep integration between modern IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operations Technology). Modern IT technologies, to be truly extensible to OT, will need a hybrid cloud approach, with by far the majority of data and processing residing at the so-called "Edge". Architectures and software written by industrialists for industrialists, such as GE Predix, are showing how that can work.

- George Gilbert

The big data arena is at a crossroads. Use cases and tools are proliferating faster than most big data teams are gaining experience. In establishing the big data business capabilities required to cut through the complexity, CIO’s must balance the accessibility of integration of traditional SQL DBMS’s versus speed of innovation in the mix and match open source big data ecosystem.

- Peter Burris

In the big data domain, businesses are trying to solve complex problems with complex and novel technology -- and often failing. Simplifying the packaging of big data technologies will streamline big data pilots and accelerate big data time-to-value. CIOs looking to establish differentiating big data capabilities need to consider Single Managed Entities to help solve the complexity problem.

- David Floyer

Oracle M7 technology is meeting or exceeding the announcement performance claims against previous generation. Even taking very conservative assumptions, the business case for migration from T5 to T7 servers is good. Wikibon concludes that for Oracle software and the servers they run on, the adoption of M7 technology (and T7 server technology) is best practice for these high value compute areas.

- David Floyer

The premise tested in this research is that high value applications and software should be run on more capable converged performance-optimized infrastructure, even when they constitute a small proportion of the total workload. In contrast, cost-optimized infrastructure will save on short-term hardware costs, but will incur much higher overall costs long-term. The conclusion strongly recommends IT executives adopt a default of performance-optimized converged infrastructure for all mixed workloads when even a small proportion includes high-cost software and/or high-value applications.

- George Gilbert

Big data pros need to identify which data feedback loops in their machine learning applications can deliver sustainable differentiation through network effects. Starting early is critical because getting to scale is likely to create the "winner takes most" competitive dynamics that have become so common in tech industries. The biggest sin is to wait for the tooling to become automated enough for all competitors to jump in.

- Ralph Finos

The public cloud competitive environment remains turbulent, but sectors show signs of crystallizing a longer-term market structure.. SaaS remains turbulent with SaaS vendors successfully gaining share vs. incumbent licensed software providers who must migrate their core products to cloud-friendly offerings and/or acquire native SaaS applications to shore up their applications leadership positions. Public cloud IaaS segment leadership is crystallizing to a handful of viable providers as a function of scale requirements. PaaS is just formulating and finding its way, but is likely to gravitate towards a wide variety of development models suited for different application types and public cloud platforms.

- David Floyer

For enterprise executives trying to achieve aggressive RPO and RTO SLAs , Wikibon believes that batch backup appliances (PBBAs) will give way to real-time, continuous data protection systems that aggressively support very large memory application memory. Practitioners requiring close to RPO zero and aggressive RTO SLAs should plan for an integrated data protection approach that effectively eliminates the concept of storage-led backup and shifts thinking to a application-led virtual point-in-time recovery model. The database and file system vendors will be the predominant suppliers of this technology, and understanding their roadmaps and commitment to support application-led recovery strategies is crucial to both database and data protection technology selection.

- George Gilbert

Mainstream enterprises are beginning to deploy machine learning applications that add differentiation to traditional products and services. But the complexity of their big data infrastructure is becoming a problem. Big data pros need to deploy a digital business platform (DBP) to support modern applications and then extend the DBP to machine learning applications.

- Peter Burris

IT shops that want to achieve modern IT status will have to address the "IT iron triangle" constraining transformation.