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The Three Reasons Enterprises are Not as “Mobile Ready”  As They Think

The Three Reasons Enterprises are Not as “Mobile Ready” As They Think

Mobility is everywhere. Whether you need to hail a cab, do some shopping, or make plans with a friend - there is an app that can help. According to a recent report from Cisco, there will be more than 10 billion mobile devices by 2017 that people will use for their personal and work lives. The rapid growth of BYOD in the workplace has created increasingly difficult challenges for today’s enterprise. People want to do work on their mobile devices; however the apps they need are not fully available on mobile form factors. These lite versions of apps often do not... more »
The One Thing NetApp Does, Knocks It Out the Ballpark: Evolution of Storage #OOW13

The One Thing NetApp Does, Knocks It Out the Ballpark: Evolution of Storage #OOW13

In their ongoing coverage of Oracle Open World 2013, John Furrier and Dave Vellante spoke with Patrick Rogers, NetApp VP of Product Marketing and Alliances, in theCUBE. The three discuss the role of storage in driving innovation, cloud solutions and the importance of open source to enterprises. As Vellante notes, NetApp focuses exclusively on storage. Rogers' insights reveal why this focused approach continues to be productive. Rogers explains that the most important feature in the industry is software, quipping: “Our products are nothing more than software wrapped in sheet metal – it’s all about the software.” Going forward, he believes IT... more »
5 Tools to Encrypt Files for Dropbox, Salesforce, Office365 + More

5 Tools to Encrypt Files for Dropbox, Salesforce, Office365 + More

In light of recent events regarding the NSA tapping into personal data mines without warrant, interest in securing the cloud has significantly risen these past few months. Most cloud providers offer secure services, but that doesn’t really assure users that hackers can't get into their cloud accounts.  And cloud users should keep in mind that they are still responsible for the security of their files, so the best way to go about this is to encrypt them.  Before you panic, encrypting your files in the cloud isn’t that hard.  You don’t have to learn code or hire a person to encrypt... more »
"Hack? - Impossible" - John McAfee Claims He Is Building An "Unhackable Internet"

"Hack? - Impossible" - John McAfee Claims He Is Building An "Unhackable Internet"

Reports say that John McAfee is building a new company that will make the Internet a place that's impossible to hack.  He is launching a cyber security company that aims to make the internet a safer place.  He has returned to Silicon Valley after, or rather in the midst still of an incredible saga that started many years ago when he launched an anti-virus company named after himself. "My new technology is going to provide a new type of Internet, a decentralized, floating and moving Internet that is impossible to hack, impossible to penetrate and vastly superior in terms of its... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 September 25: Lucky Gambler Makes 11k BTC, Coinsetter to Launch Soon, Coinkite Brings POS Solution

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 September 25: Lucky Gambler Makes 11k BTC, Coinsetter to Launch Soon, Coinkite Brings POS Solution

The biggest gambling win of bitcoins has happened over the weekend with a mysterious "deep pockets" gambler named Nakowa winning over 11k BTC from the gambling site Just-Dice.com. This huge win has triggered a wave of speculation about how it was done--from luck to cheating the system--as well as some discussions with Nakowa him/herself on forums and even Reddit. Back in the news, Coinsetter is gearing up for launch "in the next few weeks" after securing regulations, partnerships in the USA, and preparations for international trading. The addition of Coinsetter will cram into an already extremely full exchange market. Finally, Coinkite is... more »
Number 1 Service Provider for a Reason: Why EMC Has the Speed to Lead #OOW13

Number 1 Service Provider for a Reason: Why EMC Has the Speed to Lead #OOW13

In their ongoing coverage of Oracle Open World 2013, John  Furrier and Stu Miniman spoke with Eric Herzog SVP of Product Management and Product Marketing at EMC. The three discuss new trends in data storage, EMC’s continued success with Flash and what makes for successful acquisitions. Given that EMC is the leading service provider in the world, Herzog says the company ensures its storage solutions are in tune with the right applications. EMC plug-ins work well with the Oracle enterprise manager so that DBAs can easily manage a Vmax or VNX solution. Herzog also says that EMC performance is exceptional and... more »
The Dead Weight of Disks Has Finally Fallen | #oow13

The Dead Weight of Disks Has Finally Fallen | #oow13

Brian Bulkowski, Founder and CTO of Aerospike, stopped by theCUBE at Oracle OpenWorld 2013, to be interviewed by John Furrier and David Floyer. Asked by Furrier for his take on in-memory, Bulkowski jumped at the occasion to boast his company's support, right from the moment Aerospike was founded. Five years ago they were sure that rotation disk would soon have a niche, and that niche would be decreasing. Bulkowski stated that the revelations at Flash Memory Summit a month ago were simply staggering. "Rotational disks have a smaller and smaller role to play, and well-crafted software can really take advantage of... more »
ManageEngine Touts IT Visibility at Oracle OpenWorld | #oow13

ManageEngine Touts IT Visibility at Oracle OpenWorld | #oow13

ManageEngine is on a quest to make Oracle environments more transparent and easier to maintain. The Pleasanton, California-based provider of IT management solutions set up shop at this week’s OpenWorld conference 2013 to showcase new software that lets DBAs keep track of their Oracle deployments from a single pane of glass. The latest version of ManageEngine’s Applications Management console offers visibility into more than half a dozen system health and performance indicators, including processes, scheduled jobs and data corruption. The solution supports all versions of Oracle’s database software, as well as rivaling NoSQL platforms such as MongoDB and Apache Cassandra. The... more »
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New Amazon Kindle HDX 7 : Top 4 Features vs. iPad, Galaxy Note + Surface

Amazon announced the third generation Kindle Fire this week, with two new HDX models in 7-inch and 8.9-inch sizes. The Kindle Fire HDX models come packed with brand-new, high-resolution screens (339 pi), running an updated Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor at 2.2GHz, and Fire OS 3.0, aka "Mojito," Amazon's latest operating system. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was quick to remind that the Kindle Fire HDX's comes equipped with exclusive features like the Mayday button, X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, and Prime Instant Video downloads. But how exactly does it compare against other tablets? Lets take a look at the top four features... more »
Data Security Is No Longer An Afterthought for EMC + Oracle | #oow13

Data Security Is No Longer An Afterthought for EMC + Oracle | #oow13

theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante are broadcasting live from Oracle OpenWorld 2013 this week,  streaming from the floor of the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Caitlin Gordon, Sr. Product Marketing Manager with EMC Backup was invited to theCUBE to discuss the state of data protection at Oracle. "Oracle Backup is probably the biggest challenge that we ran into with our customers; it's probably second to VMware... Because of the size of their databases, their fast rate of growing and their importance to the business, that has bubbled to the top as the biggest challenge from the data protection standpoint. The... more »

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