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Customers "need tools to speed up business, reduce time to market," says Savvis' Brent Juelich  #HPDiscover

Customers "need tools to speed up business, reduce time to market," says Savvis' Brent Juelich #HPDiscover

Brent Juelich, VP Application Services at Savvis, talked about the company's partnership with HP, their uses of SAP's HANA and application development with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the 2013 edition of HP Discover. Savvis has been HP partner for quite some time, Juelich said, "we're always looking for innovative ways to bring that technology to our customer base." "We work with HP on our automation, as well as how we deal with the servers, how the architecture is put together." The partnership with HP is extremely helpful in how the company deals with the orchestration of the... more »
How To Get Out Of PRISM and Avoid NSA Spying

How To Get Out Of PRISM and Avoid NSA Spying

Admittedly, most people don't seem to give a toss about PRISM one way or the other. But you should, and not just because certain groups claim that the NSA's spying could be unconstitutional – there are lots of reasons why the alleged complicity of US tech firms could be bad for America, and no one wants to live in an Orwellian Dystopia, which is what could happen if we never take a stand. So with this in mind, is there any way to avoid the all-encompassing dragnet that the NSA has admitted to running? You bet there is, and today we're about... more »
Autonomy + HAVEn : Ad Smarts that Take Mad Men to Kindergarten | #HPDiscover

Autonomy + HAVEn : Ad Smarts that Take Mad Men to Kindergarten | #HPDiscover

HAVEn is one of the more curious launches at HP Discover this week, making a business of open frameworks, all in the name of boosting data analytics.  Broadcasting live from the event, theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly spoke with Rafiq Mohammadi, GM, Marketing Optimization at HP Autonomy, about the HAVEn release, Autonomy and how it factors into marketing strategies and campaigns.  We also learn how analyzing Big Data can influence customer behavior. Commenting on the HAVEn announcement, Mohammadi said it's "exactly what it should be," bringing together all the HP technologies that are available into one platform. "HP has all the... more »
E3 Major Console Versus: Xbox One vs PlayStation 4 vs Wii-U Pricing and Hardware

E3 Major Console Versus: Xbox One vs PlayStation 4 vs Wii-U Pricing and Hardware

With E3 2013 the wait for all the next-generation gaming consoles has come to an end. Each of the three major contenders--Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo--have unveiled their gaming consoles, aka weapons, to the gamer audience. While Microsoft gave more game-centric information about the Xbox One, Sony lifted the curtain from its much-awaited PlayStation 4 console. And yes, we had some updates from Nintendo's Wii U as well. Let’s take a quick look at the key features offered by these consoles: Price Microsoft announced that Xbox One will cost $499, whereas Sony had a better positioning with PS4 at $399. Nintendo Wii U is available in... more »
Zuckerberg "Poking in the dark" for Ad Strategy : Facebook Weakness Starting to Show

Zuckerberg "Poking in the dark" for Ad Strategy : Facebook Weakness Starting to Show

A month after Facebook celebrated its one-year IPO anniversary, the social network executives met up with an "angry" mob of investors at its first shareholders meeting. CEO Mark Zuckerberg knows that the primary concern is the company’s falling stocks.  Currently, Facebook’s shares are 40 percent below its IPO price, and investors are clearly unhappy. "We understand that a lot of people are disappointed in the performance of the stock, and we really are, too," Zuckerberg said in an anticipatory statement to shareholders before receiving questions. Zuckerberg assures investors that recent changes in its mobile and ad strategy are paying off, reporting 30 percent... more »
Bitcoin Weekly 2013 June 12: IRS Eyes Bitcoin Over Tax Evasion, PRISM’s Effect On BTC Prices, Israeli Banks Resisting Exchanges

Bitcoin Weekly 2013 June 12: IRS Eyes Bitcoin Over Tax Evasion, PRISM’s Effect On BTC Prices, Israeli Banks Resisting Exchanges

This past week saw a huge explosion of media surrounding domestic spying and the deep puncturing of trust and privacy by US Internet users (and people in general) with the revelations surrounding Verizon and the NSA and then immediately thereafter the leaks involving PRISM. This has driven a lot of thought about what BTC can do for people who want a digital currency—that depends on the Internet—and also may have affected current prices. The IRS has also joined into speaking about Bitcoin—through virtual currencies in general—in that they could be used for tax evasion. No doubt, financial regulation will become the... more »
Software is Where Innovation Meets Advancement  #IBMEdge

Software is Where Innovation Meets Advancement #IBMEdge

Steve Kenniston, Global Storage Evangelist at IBM, and Randy Arsenault, Platform Strategy Consultant at IBM, discussed the latest storage trends, software-defined everything, open vs. proprietary and the future of flash with theCUBE host Dave Vellante at the 2013 edition of IBM Edge. "I think it is a really exciting time," for storage, Kenniston said. "You have the Hadoop on one side, and the services and storage," along with computing and the new industry buzzword - software defined. Software will generate competitive advantage by enhancing all these components. "You've got much more software content," Arsenault added. "We went from proprietary to open," and it's easier... more »
IBM CIO Discusses Efficacy and Future of Flash

IBM CIO Discusses Efficacy and Future of Flash

In their ongoing coverage of IBM Edge Stu Miniman and Dave Vellante speak with Kevin Powell, Business Line FlashSystems Manager. The three discuss the many functions of Flash, IBM’s unique tech offerings and the importance of fully integrated solutions. Powell explains that the focus of IBM Edge was not just Flash Systems products, but offerings across the Flash portfolio, including connecting Flash capability of storage with Flash capacity in the server. As clients transition from disk storage to Flash storage they enjoy the benefit of not having to address de-staging backup. IBM’s own storage array is all flash. Miniman asks about the... more »
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HP GM of Emerging Technologies Says Big Data is "Absolutely Real"

Andrew Joiner, GM of Emerging Technologies for HP join John Furrier and Dave Vellante in theCube for Discover 2013. The three discuss important business trends in big data and what HP has to offer, especially concerning autonomy technology. Joiner and Furrier discuss important shift in business noting that an important trend is the breaking down of silos in which, companies have overlapping roles between CMOs, CTOs and CIOs. Joiner notes that he does not see Discover as just a technology conference, but concerned with making business relationships or, what he considers the “I” in “IT”. Furrier inquires about Joiner’s take on the... more »
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Sanbolic Sees Future for Software Defined World

In their ongoing coverage of IBM Edge, Dave Vellante and Stu Miniman speak with Eva Helena of Sanbolic. The three discuss Sanbolic’s data product suite,  software defined data centers and the evolution of storage stacks for the software defined world. Helena explains that Sanbolic’s data product suite creates one pool of the storage that can be accessed from various locations on premise in one location. She adds that Sanbolic uses its “file system technology to get high availability across sites, which creates a more flexible backend and agile infrastructure.” One of the most important things for Sanbolic is the ability to... more »

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