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Mary Meeker Unveils Internet Trends Report 2013

Mary Meeker Unveils Internet Trends Report 2013

Internet analyst Mary Meeker has achieved an almost legendary status in the tech world for her annual Internet Trends report. Now a partner with venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufiled Byers, Ms. Meeker has just unveiled a whole new set of slides at the D11 Conference, showing among other things, huge growth in the number of mobile and broadband internet users. Here's a few select highlights of Meeker's report: No Stopping Mobile Growth   Meeker's data shows there are now 2.4 billion internet users in the world, up by 8% from one year ago, with the biggest growth coming from emerging markets like Indonesia... more »
Software-Defined Storage (#SDS) What it Means for the Enterprise Space #NetAppChat [Part 1]

Software-Defined Storage (#SDS) What it Means for the Enterprise Space #NetAppChat [Part 1]

Today we teamed up with storage firm NetApp and The Wikibon Project to host the #NetAppChat on the growing market of software-defined storage (SDS), and the value it brings to the enterprise space. NetApp is betting big on SDS. Architecture is evolving and the data center is moving and changing quickly too. How does software-defined storage help and what level of value does it bring to the enterprise space? NetApp is known for latching onto the right trends and “[proving] naysayers wrong,” according to Wikibon co-founder and chief analyst Dave Vellante. SDS is the bet NetApp has placed, and in many... more »
China-US Summit Means Determining the Rules of Cyber-Warfare Engagement

China-US Summit Means Determining the Rules of Cyber-Warfare Engagement

On today's NewsDesk segment we discussed this situation with Chinese cyber-espionage and their sustained campaign again U.S. defense contractors, government agencies, and private industry.  It's a perilous state of affairs to say the least.  I also made the point that we are in a new arms race only that this time around we are not talking about nuclear weapons or missiles, today's arms race is based in cybersecurity, cyberweaponry, and cyberintelligence.  This upcoming week President Obama is scheduled to summit in Palm Springs with Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, the President of the People's... more »
JavaScript Developers Are "Eclectic" People : Must Be Web Platform Savvy   #FluentConf Highlights

JavaScript Developers Are "Eclectic" People : Must Be Web Platform Savvy #FluentConf Highlights

Peter Cooper, Founder of Cooper Press, discussed the highlights of this year's O'Reilly Fluent Conference, major trends and next year's plans with theCube co-hosts John Furrier and Jeff Frick. "We've gone to being more about the web platforms and less about pure JavaScript," Cooper said, commenting on the evolution of the Fluent conference. There is more focus on things that are tied together with JavaScript, making room for talks about gaming and other directions where JavaScript wasn't usually involved. This year, and more so next year, the conference focuses more on web platforms, not just JavaScript.   Discussing the trends of Fluent's first day,... more »
Could Google Glass Secure Better Services in the Future? #fluentconf

Could Google Glass Secure Better Services in the Future? #fluentconf

A very excited Jake Spurlock joined theCube hosts John Furrier and Jeff Frick on the second day of Fluent Conference 2013, proudly wearing the Google Glass. He was happily embracing the goofiness of the situation, pointing out that, while it already does some cool things, Google Glass is certainly the future. Frick agreed, predicting that the phone will be the base station of one's life and the reality will definitely be augmented. Google Glass represents the future of what is possible. User expectations are evolving, with Glass, real-time and server-side technology, along with agile and mobile capabilities all hitting the... more »
Big Data Can Never Be Visualized, but Its Baby Brother Can

Big Data Can Never Be Visualized, but Its Baby Brother Can

Irene Ros, Data Visualization & Open Source Senior Developer at Bocoup, discussed data visualization trends and best practices with theCUBE host Jeff Frick, live at the 2013 O'Reilly Fluent Conference. Bocoup does consulting, training, and community development to turn open source into a viable alternative to closed source software, giving it a sustainable future. Ros commented on her conference keynote, initially titled "The ABCs of Data Visualization," which she ultimately changed to "Architecting Better Charts."   Reducing & recycling data, tools "In terms of working with clients, what we found is that we follow a certain pipeline," Ros said.  A lot of time goes into... more »
Fear the Cloud? Helpful Tips for Stifling DevOps Progress in Your Enterprise [Humor]

Fear the Cloud? Helpful Tips for Stifling DevOps Progress in Your Enterprise [Humor]

There’s a lot of talk going around right now about “DevOps,” a so-called marriage of Development and Operations functions. DevOps will change the world, say some, and will supposedly enable enterprises to be more nimble, efficient, and creative. But to get there, those organizations will have to shift mindset, workflow, and in some extreme cases, resources. Is DevOps right for your organization? That depends. Can you handle the change? Does the thought of facilitating rapid development make you break out in hives? When you think streamlining, does a paved riverbed come to mind? Is your job security contingent on preserving operational bottlenecks? If you... more »
HP Announces Comprehensive App Development Solution & Service Set for Enterprises

HP Announces Comprehensive App Development Solution & Service Set for Enterprises

Under the rubric of "Modern Apps for the New Style of IT", HP today announced a comprehensive set of platforms, products, and services designed to facilitate the creation of compelling end-user apps, what HP calls "systems of engagement" as opposed to background "systems of record", terms it attributes to Consultant & Author Geoffrey Moore, founder of Geoffrey Moore Consulting. Dr. Moore was one of several presenters in the live webcast of the announcement. Today apps are one face, in some cases the face, of many companies for their customers and employees. These apps need to be compelling, fun to use, and... more »
App Development Drives Big Growth in Big Data : Infographic

App Development Drives Big Growth in Big Data : Infographic

Big Data is NOW.  It is not something that will benefit the enterprise in the future it’s already benefiting it today.  From the energy to healthcare industries, airline and finance, Big Data is helping people figure out what to do with huge amounts of information in order to benefit their respective sectors. And all this has been possible via emerging technologies such as Hadoop that has enabled big companies to get a piece of the Big Data action. Wikibon, the first analyst firm to publish  a comprehensive Big Data market report, has been a strong believer in Big Data from the very... more »
Why DevOps Trump Traditional Ops: A Rebel Labs' Report Lets Us Know

Why DevOps Trump Traditional Ops: A Rebel Labs' Report Lets Us Know

Is DevOps more effective and efficient compared to traditional operations?  Rebel Labs seem to think so and it has a compelling report that backs up its claims. According to Rebel Labs’  IT Ops & DevOps Productivity Report 2013 – Tools, Methodologies and People report, DevOps is the key initiative that delivers much benefits to engineers, managers, and businesses. Rebel Labs conducted a survey that involves over 600 IT professionals and asked them about which activities consume their work weeks, why failures happen and how teams recover, which tools & technologies they use and ask whether teams are truly in control of their... more »

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