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CA Technologies Eliminates DevOps Challenges with LISA 7.1 Release

CA Technologies Eliminates DevOps Challenges with LISA 7.1 Release

CA Technologies is developing the strategy of LISA, an innovative platform that creates virtual environments for automated testing and development of applications even in the cloud. The platform takes care of the necessary services to virtualize applications by simulating their dynamic behavior, their data and their performance. LISA is an end-to-end solution that provides automation for all types of testing: unit testing, functional, integration, regression, load and performance. It also allows you to identify anomalies and defects of applications without requiring manual intervention. Extending the LISA capabilities to the next level, CA Technologies announced the latest version of its suite--CA LISA... more »
Internet of Things Review: Fitness Bands and Phablets

Internet of Things Review: Fitness Bands and Phablets

The Internet of Things keeps getting bigger. Jumping into the fray, sportswear giant Nike is launching a new iteration of its popular fitness band to make it easier for users to check their progress throughout the day. Unveiled during a sold-out company event on Tuesday, the Nike+ FuelBand SE is available in three new colors: yellow, pink and red. More notably, the band introduces support for Bluetooth 4.0 to let you track sessions and see Fuel points earned in real time. The Nike+ platform has also been updated to more accurately track different types of activities, a major improvement that... more »
Weekly Big Data Review: Visualization Highlight

Weekly Big Data Review: Visualization Highlight

Data visualization took center stage this week with the launch of Sonar Solo, a new tool for analyzing Twitter trends. Developed by Bottlenose, the app provides near real time visibility into social activity via a graphical interface that displays a wide range of sentiment indicators, from citation volumes to the tweet velocity of a given term or topic. Unlike traditional social discovery apps, which are for the most part static, Sonar Solo dynamically scans social data to let users drill down into specific data points and watch them evolve. The software delivers this functionality using technology borrowed Nerve Center, a streaming... more »
3 Biggest Security Mistakes You’re Making – Without Even Knowing

3 Biggest Security Mistakes You’re Making – Without Even Knowing

You know where your most valuable data is stored. Your data is locked safely in a fortress of layered defenses. You’ve protected those treasures with well-configured edge devices, a lean fully-patched DMZ, a tightly woven net of firewall ACLs and an intentional architecture that separates your servers’ functions. Your logs are continually examined and anomalous behavior is analyzed. Your privileged identities are well defined by role and rigorously managed. Overall, you’re able to sleep well at night knowing that you have a well-oiled machine protecting your company’s — and your customers’ — most valuable data. Right? There’s Not an App for That Alas,... more »
7 Stories You Don't Want to Miss : TALOS, Bitcoin + More

7 Stories You Don't Want to Miss : TALOS, Bitcoin + More

In the immortal words of Iron Man, "Lets do this." This past week was packed with noteworthy developments in the tech sector. Along with a stream of third quarter news from the big boys of tech, we covered a lot of interesting developments spanning the wire from the US military building its own Iron Man, to analytics for all in the realm of Big Data.  Here is a recap of the seven must reads from SiliconANGLE this week. Is “Analytics for All” Finally at Hand? . Business intelligence vendors have kind of been like that one "guy" in your friends circle. You know... more »
BitTorrent Megasite IsoHunt to Shut Down, Pay $110 M Settlement

BitTorrent Megasite IsoHunt to Shut Down, Pay $110 M Settlement

isoHunt – a massively popular bit torrent sharing site will be shut down as part of a settlement following a piracy suit launched by a number of major Hollywood studios.  The settlement also includes an agreement to pay $110 million pursuant to claims that the site encouraged pirating of television shows and movies.  It was an interesting case that played out over several years.  The case launched heavily against site founder Gary Fung, isoHunt, and three related sites, which are also part of the shut down that are to be completed by October 23, 2014.  The settlement came just before... more »
SmartWorld Weekly: Nike FuelBand SE, Chatty Kitchens + More

SmartWorld Weekly: Nike FuelBand SE, Chatty Kitchens + More

This week’s SmartWorld Series features the talking kitchen, improved tracking bands, the future of connected cars, and smart devices that you can help fund. 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. The Talking Kitchen : Dieting Fridges + Sensory Milk Jugs   SmartHome Monday featured some of the smartest new concepts in kitchen design at this year’s Electrolux Lab Design event.  Of... more »
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Weekly Cloud Review: Service Market Heats Up

It’s been an interesting week for the platform-as-a-service market. Following in Google’s lead, Russian search giant Yandex announced that it’s jumping headfirst into the cloud fray with a new tool for creating web hosting apps. Dubbed Cocaine, the open source platform utilizes the increasingly popular Docker container engine to address the complexity and performance issues associated with VM-based PaaS offerings. The software can only run applications written in C++, Python and JavaScript, but a forthcoming update is set to add support for Java and Lisp offshot Racket. Unlike Google App Engine, which limits customers to deploying their software on the... more »
VDI Poised for Growth: Wikibon

VDI Poised for Growth: Wikibon

VMware is acquiring VDI-as-a-service provider Desktone as part of a push to dent Citrix’s dominance in the desktop virtualization space. Announced this week at the VMworld 2013 Europe conference in Barcelona, the deal underscores what Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman perceives as the “steady growth” of the virtual desktop infrastructure market. In a fresh piece entitled VDI Marketplace Maturing and Poised for Growth, Miniman observes that the technology is starting to edge toward widespread adoption in segments where it has not gained significant traction in the past. VMware’s robust ecosystem of technology vendors and channel partners positions it to capitalize on... more »
Lenovo Rekindles Interest In BlackBerry - Part Of It, Anyway

Lenovo Rekindles Interest In BlackBerry - Part Of It, Anyway

China's Lenovo is believed to have rekindled its interest in buying the struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry, which despite the earlier Fairfax Financial deal, is still actively looking for buyers. However it's not clear just what the Chinese firm might want out of BlackBerry, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that its bidding to take over the entire company, while Reuters said that it only wants a part of it owing to regulatory concerns that would prevent a complete takeover. BlackBerry is something of a laughing stock in the smartphone world these days, having failed to transition from its legacy mobile platform... more »

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- David Floyer

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