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Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt on Security and Mobility in 2014

Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt on Security and Mobility in 2014

The world of mobility has many elements and there are no shortage of solutions built to deal with the issues that organizations deal with.  What is scarce however are solutions that actually answer all of these problems well, and there are few if any companies that are doing mobility as well as Good Technology.  They are constantly adding features and functionality at a pace like no other.  Whether we’re talking about deeper integration, better granularity, a development in the API, or a fresh set of new features, they can always be counted for some news as they’re always pushing the... more »
HP Integrity Servers : The old is new again | #HPDiscover

HP Integrity Servers : The old is new again | #HPDiscover

Dave Vellante and John Furrier brought theCUBE to Europe, covering the 2013 edition of HP Discover Conference in Barcelona. Broadcasting live from Fira Barcelona GranVia, theCUBE co-hosts put the spotlight on the top tech athletes attending the event, covering several current trends in the tech business. One of the key guests, Randy Meyer, VP & GM of HP Integrity Servers, discussed the new features in HP's portfolio, the challenges and the future vision of the company. "Server market share is looking good right now," assessed Furrier, and Meyer agreed: "We're actually seeing significant improvements and that's a testament to great products, great... more »
HP Security Talks about Cybersecurity 2014

HP Security Talks about Cybersecurity 2014

SiliconANGLE has been covering a number different perspectives from across the industry on cybersecurity predictions for 2014. With HP’s flagship annual event, HP Discover wrapping up this week from Barcelona, it only makes sense to bring in the point of view of one of the leading security services voices in the industry. HP’s Enterprise Security division boasts a unique worldwide business-level portfolio of experience, leadership and customers in the security field that is backed by HP’s rapidly evolving, cutting-edge technology lineup. Andrzej Kawalec is the CTO of HP Enterprise Security, he’s a veteran at SiliconANGLE and theCUBE, was a speaker... more »
SmartWorld Weekly: Colorful + fashionable tech solutions for homes + clothes

SmartWorld Weekly: Colorful + fashionable tech solutions for homes + clothes

This week’s SmartWorld Series features a colorful solution for your WiFi needs, a mood tracker, a California ordinance that favors EV infrastructure, and a jacket that points you to the right direction. If you missed this week’s SmartWorld Series, here’s your chance to catch up on the exciting developments happening in the connected world. Each week, we round up the best of apps and services for health and fitness, smart homes, smart cars and anything related to the Internet of Things. . A colorful solution for Smart Home WiFi networks Home and office routers can be a bit bland, but if you want to... more »
Akamai on CyberSecurity 2014 - Predictions with CSO Andy Ellis

Akamai on CyberSecurity 2014 - Predictions with CSO Andy Ellis

Our CyberSecurity prediction series continues with the CSO of Akamai, Andy Ellis.  Akamai delivers up to 30% of the world’s internet traffic and as one of the world’s largest distributed computing platforms, it sees a whole lot of security, a whole lot of infrastructure and a whole lot of scale.  Its content delivery network is in the business of making customer’s web perform faster, more securely and do it globally.  Security has always been an integral element to the Akamai proposition, and just about a week ago Akamai picked up Prolexic automatically boosting its denial-of-service capabilities in a $370 Million dollar... more »
BloomReach inaugurates partners : Readying experts for e-commerce + search

BloomReach inaugurates partners : Readying experts for e-commerce + search

BloomReach, an emerging, data-driven marketing specialist with $41 million in the bank, has garnered significant industry support for its plans to disrupt Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The startup today took the lid off an expansive ecosystem that spans both practitioners and major enterprise vendors, including heavy hitters such as IBM and SAP. This morning’s announcement introduces two groups of partners labeled either as “BloomReach Ready” or “BloomReach Certified Expert.” The first group of partners include e-commerce platforms Demandware, eBay Enterprise, hybris Software (an SAP Company) and IBM WebSphere Commerce; mobile transaction systems Branding Brand, Mad Mobile, Moovweb and Skava; and tag management systems... more »
HP + Broadcom : Staying ahead of the market, preventing customer lock-in | #HPDiscover

HP + Broadcom : Staying ahead of the market, preventing customer lock-in | #HPDiscover

For the HP Discover event in Barcelona, John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcast wall-to-wall coverage of today's hot topics, getting the angles on infrastructure, software, services, HP's overall strategy, server and connectivity, storage and networking. For this segment, Vellante sat down with Greg Scherer, VP of Server and Storage Strategy with Broadcom, and Jerome Riboulon, HP Server Business Development Manager, asking for input on what's happening in the European and EMEA Region with HP services. "We've recently made big announcements across the networking and the I/O side, leveraging some of the unique Broadcom capabilities. Broadcom became the standard adaptor for... more »
Bullish on Bitcoin: theCUBE discusses Bitcoin's prospects for the future

Bullish on Bitcoin: theCUBE discusses Bitcoin's prospects for the future

Taking a break from all the chaotic goings-on at HP Discover in Barcelona this week, theCUBE hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante of Wikibon sat down with SiliconANGLE's founding editor Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins yesterday to discuss one of the most disruptive trends in tech – Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that's threatening to take the world of ecommerce by storm. The discussion began with the most fundamental question – just how relevant is Bitcoin today, and what kind of future does it have in store? Furrier stated he believes that Bitcoin is extremely relevant, noting that online behavior is shifting with a new generation... more »
ClickFox says consumers prefer to shop online

ClickFox says consumers prefer to shop online

Thanks to a tidal wave of disruption led by the proliferation of mobile devices, crowded malls and packed aisles are making way for seamless - and indeed more pleasant - online shopping experiences. In its second annual Holiday Customer Service Audit, ClickFox provides fresh insight into the state of e-commerce and the steps brick-and-mortar businesses must take to stay relevant in the digital era. After surveying 500 individuals, the analytics firm found that 55 percent of consumers will do most of their shopping online this holiday season. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, with poor customer support, pesky sales... more »
Twitter changes blocking policy but quickly reverts back to old one

Twitter changes blocking policy but quickly reverts back to old one

Social networking sites give users the option to block some people. This is a useful feature in cases when people are harassing you, a friend has fallen out with you, someone irritates you with their nonsense posts, or just don't want a particular person to see you. But what if these blocking options don’t really block people at all?  What if you couldn't see them, but they could still follow your every move? Wouldn’t that defeat the object of blocking them in the first place, not too mention, piss you off a little? As ridiculous and pointless as it sounds, that's what... 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.