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Appcelerator Snaps Up API Startup Singly Pushing the DevOps Platform Normalization Curve

Appcelerator Snaps Up API Startup Singly Pushing the DevOps Platform Normalization Curve

Getting a web app to run natively on mobile requires a good bit of graphical optimization and code editing that most developers would rather not do. An emerging San Francisco-based startup called Singly promises to simplify this chore with an abstraction layer that normalizes third party functionality across a wide range of platforms. Singly’s DataFabric solution functions as a high-level interface for third party services, including user authentication, data management, and social sharing . The platform wraps itself around the underlying APIs to deliver data portability and automated integration that enable users to shave months off their app development cycles. Mobile development... more »
FBI: We've Dismantled Anonymous

FBI: We've Dismantled Anonymous

An official with Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) says they’ve effectively dismantled Anonymous by arresting its most active members at the core of the group.  That’s the message from a report in the Huffington Post.  The FBI’s claims are based on the 2012 arrests of LulzSec members – a splinter group of Anonymous that was very active and very vocal.  Indeed, it is fair to say that the amount of high-profile devastating attacks has not been on the same scale as it once was in the recent past.  That is exactly what the FBI is counting as vindication of their... more »
There'll Be No Ubuntu Edge, But What's Next For Ubuntu Phones?

There'll Be No Ubuntu Edge, But What's Next For Ubuntu Phones?

The Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding project has failed.  Canonical failed to raise the $32 million funding goal it had set for itself in just one month.  But did it fail miserably?  No, not at all.  On the contrary, Canonical managed to set a new world crowdfunding record, as it was able to raise $12,812,776 - the highest funding any crowdfunding project has ever been able to raise. The project was launched back in July 22, 2013 and Canonical set itself one month to raise its $32M funding goal.  Though the goal seemed impossible to reach, the signs were looking good at first.... more »
Yahoo! Back on Top at the Expense of its Execs

Yahoo! Back on Top at the Expense of its Execs

The days of Google reigning supreme as the internet's top dog may be coming to an end, as Yahoo! is once again the hottest property on the web. According to ComScore’s  Top 50 US Web properties list, Yahoo sites have the highest number of unique visitors to date, clocking in at 196,564 million unique visitors.  It managed to secure top spot from Google, which had 192,251 million unique visitors during the same period.  Moreover, Yahoo even outranked Google when it came to ad focused entities, with  an 87.2 percent reach compared to the latter's 80.6 percent reach. You might be thinking that... more »
Jump Starting the New Generation of Connected Devices : theQ + More

Jump Starting the New Generation of Connected Devices : theQ + More

In this week’s Smart Device roundup, we’ll be looking at a program dedicated to connected devices, a connected camera that is socially focused, and a way for parents to limit the Internet activity of their kids. Connected Devices Accelerator   R/GA, the award-winning digital agency, announced an agency-based accelerator program that will focus on startups that  are creating physical products and connected applications.  The R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator will be powered by Techstars, and will be housed on the R/GA campus in New York City. “R/GA has a long history of working on groundbreaking products, services, and communications for some of the most innovative... more »
VMware Dominant Going into #VMworld

VMware Dominant Going into #VMworld

As VMware heads into VMworld 2013, it is in a dominant position in the virtualization market, comparable to Microsoft on the desktop in 1990 or IBM in 1970, with continuing strong growth ahead of it. And while Microsoft's Hyper-V seems to be growing faster at present and may improve its market share over the next 18 months, it and the other competitors (KVM, OVM, and Citrix XEN) will in total still only have just over 30% total market share in 18 months, according to a just-published hypervisor market report by Wikibon CTO David Floyer based on a survey of 104... more »
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Your Guide to VMworld 2013 : Defy Convention

The Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA has set the stage for VMworld 2013 which will be held on August 25-29, 2013. We're covering this year's event live from theCUBE, our flagship broadcast production where we extract the signal from the noise.  You'll get exclusive content including interviews from key executives and industry leaders, as well as analysis from the sector's best and brightest.  Be sure to tune in right here at SiliconANGLE.com, or SiliconANGLE.tv for continuous coverage.  Archived shows will be published daily on our YouTube Channel (see here). In our three days of live video coverage from VMworld we'll have... more »
Data Quality : A Matter of Life or Death in Healthcare

Data Quality : A Matter of Life or Death in Healthcare

Many of the speakers at this year’s MIT Chief Development Officer Information Quality Symposium attended on behalf of companies in the healthcare industry, where data quality often makes the difference between life and death. Peter Anlyan, the co-chair of the event and owner of Anlyan Consulting, discussed how Big Data is disrupting this segment in an interview on theCube. Anlyan, a former baseball executive, said that team building is just as important in healthcare as it is in team sports. He added that healthcare providers must take a top-down approach to Big Data in order to reduce complexity and create a... more »
Gotcha! These 3 Cloud Services Lure You In with Free Storage

Gotcha! These 3 Cloud Services Lure You In with Free Storage

Dropbox, a cloud storage provider, has revealed another cool way users can grab 1GB of additional space for free. The only requirement for users to take advantage of this offer is to link your Mailbox account with Dropbox. To get the extra 1GB of additional free storage space, install Mailbox's iOS app, go to the Settings menu, tap on "Dropbox", add/or choose your account information, and boom. You now immediately have 1GB more free storage space to store photos, files, music, and movies. Mailbox is currently iOS only, but they are said to be working on an Android version of the... more »
Your Privacy Isn't Google's Concern, It's Yours Alone

Your Privacy Isn't Google's Concern, It's Yours Alone

Last week the Consumer Watchdog turned up some court filings from Google in which, the search giant apparently claimed that users of its Gmail service didn't have any legitimate right to expect their emails to be private. The apparent 'admission' set off alarm bells all over the web, with the Consumer Watchdog recommending that people who care about their email correspondents’ privacy should not use the Internet giant’s services any more. The admission was alarming for sure, but in reality it was blown all out of proportion by the Consumer Watchdog, which displayed a remarkable lack of understanding about how emails... more »

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- Ralph Finos

Based on market conditions that we have observed over the past year and the recent public cloud revenue results of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM, we expect that public cloud spending will continue to accelerate rapidly, growing from $75B in 2015 to $522B by 2026 (19% CAGR). Each public cloud segment will have rapid growth rates: SaaS (19% CAGR), PaaS (33% CAGR), and IaaS (18% CAGR) during this period. How big will public cloud be? By 2026, cloud will account for nearly 50% of spending related to enterprise hardware, software, and outsourcing services.

- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.

- David Vellante

This document describes the methodology used to develop "The Digital CIO: Communicating to the Board on Cyber Security." It includes data sources and process used to gather data from senior business technology leaders.

- Peter Burris

Leading digital companies are using simple top-level frameworks for setting digitization priorities. At the center of the approaches we've seen are three questions: What do we want to do better; who are we going to engage; and how are we going to institute the digital capabilities.

- Ralph Finos

This document covers Wikibon’s definition of public cloud and is a companion piece to Wikibon’s 2016 Public Cloud update http://wikibon.com/wikibon-2016-public-cloud-forecast-update/. Our definitional framework aligns as much as possible with the NIST definition, but we acknowledge that "public cloud" means different things from vendor to vendor. However, in our view, this just indicates that public cloud is being leveraged from many different angles and is building significant momentum as it encompasses both product and service delivery mechanisms, pretty much penetrating into all aspects of information technology.

- George Gilbert

Enterprises must navigate the universe of big data applications by recognizing that application platforms will alternately empower and constrain enterprises along a path of ever more sophisticated applications. Data lakes, intelligent systems of engagement, and self-tuning systems of intelligence all build on each other in terms of capabilities. But the underlying platforms will evolve in a cycle of simplicity, complexity from adaptive stretch, and simplicity again via a platform refresh.

- George Gilbert

Big data products and workloads remain too immature for standard benchmarks capable of providing truly comparable results. Users that need benchmarks for contracting or comparison purposes should run their own stylized workloads based on their intended usage scenarios.

- Ralph Finos

Users considering public cloud for business and IT workloads should evaluate the types of use cases and workloads that have wide successful deployment in the public cloud today. In order to help users to better understand the customers and workloads being served in the public cloud today, Wikibon examined the brief descriptions of approximately 650 customer solution stories on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) website and classified each according on a number of characteristics. This research reveals some interesting insights about the public cloud leader’s business, and therefore about public cloud utilization generally.

- David Floyer

The Wikibon premise in this research is that this converged environment is a win-win environment for both vendors, ISVs and enterprise IT. Testing of the converged system solution is more robust, and the reduction in the number of solution types significantly lowers testing and installation costs for the vendor. ISVs can lower the cost of deployment, deliver application value faster, and drive additional upgrade value much faster. Converged enterprise IT systems (private clouds) are more agile, more reliable, more secure and have the similar costs to public clouds.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the emerging Cloud-native application architectures. This research focused on the scope of microservices, the domains of interaction between services, and how data services and sources are changing with these new applications.