Top Stories

Google Takes On All Rivals at I/O: Nexus 7 Tablet, Nexus Q and Siri Clone

Google Takes On All Rivals at I/O: Nexus 7 Tablet, Nexus Q and Siri Clone

Google kicked off their annual I/O developer conference today and really rose to the occasion, touching on just about every speculation and expectation we had for the event.  Running the gamut from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to a new tablet, a connected home device and even a live demo of Google Glass by Sergey Brin himself, there’s little to complain about for Google I/O 2012.  They set out to at least address the looming questions circling Android and Google+, and showed just enough leg regarding long-term plans to synthesize their many projects. Indeed, Google had a lot riding on today’s keynote,... more »
Google Glasses at Google I/O 2012: Capture and Share Your World

Google Glasses at Google I/O 2012: Capture and Share Your World

Google has been riding a wave of hype related to their Google Glasses (called “Project Glass”) and they’re not shy about this product—in fact, they interrupted their own G+ product keynote portion to demo the glasses and provide the astonished audience with a multitude of uses for the new social- and Internet-enabled glasses. The first part of the demonstration showed off how small and how light this wearable device is. Certainly, they’re substantial enough to get noticed (who can miss a bit of white and metal up there near a person’s eyebrow?) but that they don’t get in the way while... more »
Scientists Open Up RSA SecurID 800 and Steal Cryptographic Keys in Under 13 Minutes

Scientists Open Up RSA SecurID 800 and Steal Cryptographic Keys in Under 13 Minutes

An exploit revealed in a paper [PDF] at the CRYPTO 2012 conference shows a flaw in some of RSA’s products that can allow the rapid extraction of secret symmetric secret keys. According to researchers, it could be done as quickly as 13 minutes against a device such as RSA’s SecurID 800—a widely used product that enables companies to secure physical-access and remote access using mathematically powerful cryptographic keys to sign e-mails and validate authentication. The SecurID 800 device is designed to protect the keys from prying eyes by keeping them within a secured dongle (a USB key in this case) so... more »
Google Glass Gets Gutsy Demo by Sergey at I/O 2012

Google Glass Gets Gutsy Demo by Sergey at I/O 2012

During Google I/O's keynote this morning  Google co-founder Sergey Brin interrupted the Google+ product demo to run a demo of his own: Google Glass.  The connected spectacles first made their appearance when Brin wore them to an event party several weeks ago, and they've raised all sorts of questions about Google's plans for connected devices ever since.  In a surpsingly bold move on day 1 of the I/O event, Brin had a team of sky jumpers, equipped with Google Glasses, literally fly into Moscone Center for a live demonstration of how these glasses work. The keynote is now going into detail... more »
No thumbnail available

DailyCandy CEO Puts Analytics to Work for Publishers with LinkSmart

LinkSmart is existing stealth today with a new product and $4.7 million in venture capital to finance its near term growth.  It’s backed by the Foundry Group, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Costanoa Venture Capital, and deservingly so.  LinkSmart is the brainchild of former DailyCandy CEO Pete Sheinbaum, who sought out to address a very specific pain point in the web publishing industry. LinkSmart does for links what vendors are doing for online ads: its platform makes them smarter, and boosts advertising indirectly rather than the other way around. Once a publisher embeds the app in their sites it tells them the number of... more »
No thumbnail available

VMWare Makes Its Move in the Big Data Market

VMware is making progress on its goal to become a player in the big data market. Back in February, Richard McDougall, Application Infrastructure CTO and Principal Engineer in the Office of the CTO, blogged about the company’s plans for expansion into the big data market. Big data is definitely a growth area, but is it a smart investment for VMWare? VMWare is striving to create a leading platform for “big, fast and flexible data in the cloud.” VMWare released Spring Hadoop to help developers create applications with Apache Hadoop and the Spring framework to. Then in April, VMware purchased of online... more »
Five Years of iPhone Love - A Birthday Celebration for Apple

Five Years of iPhone Love - A Birthday Celebration for Apple

June 29th may just be an ordinary day for some - perhaps a typical Friday.  But that date is significant for others as it very well could be someone’s birthday, anniversary, or the day that changed the entire world of tech. For me, June 29th marks my first anniversary here at SiliconANGLE and that's awesome in itself.  But I’ll be sharing this special day with a huge company’s product launch: the Apple’s iPhone.  This date marks the fifth year anniversary of the first widespread, touchscreen smartphone. It was the 29th of June, 2007 when fanbois lined up to get their hands on... more »
75 Million Dollar Cyber Bank Robbery

75 Million Dollar Cyber Bank Robbery

Breaking this morning from Sky News is a report that a massive cyber fraud scheme has been uncovered on over 60 banking institutions around the world.  The scheme has pilfered an estimated 75 million dollars from a number of high balance accounts from the various institutions.  Automated software has infiltrated server systems and utilized a system of mule accounts in staged events.   Apparently the system was enabled by “an insider level of understanding” and was able to avert detection methods built in place for suspicious actions.  The attack is suspected to be infiltrating North and South American banking institutions. The study by McAfee... more »
New Partnership Harnesses Big Data for Citizen Engagement

New Partnership Harnesses Big Data for Citizen Engagement

Initiatives to harness Big Data to serve the public good are gaining momentum with increased partnerships and financial support. In the spirit of “Data for the Greater Good,” Civic Impulse is joining with LegiNation to exchange data that will provide individuals, advocacy groups, businesses and legislative professionals access to information to better engage with government. GovTrack.us, a 2006 Webby Award nominee, is a tool by Civic Impulse, which helps the public monitor activities in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, promoting and innovating government transparency and civic education through novel uses of technology. LegiNation developed BillTrack50 a tool that tracks... more »
Pinterest Fans Will be Disappointed if No Android App Appears at Google I/O

Pinterest Fans Will be Disappointed if No Android App Appears at Google I/O

Pinterest, the popular social interest website, has been notably absent from Android phones up until now, but fans were hopeful that that was about to change following reports the online giant is set to make an appearance at Google’s I/O developer conference in San Francisco this week. The rumor was first sparked by Ausdroid, an Australian blog which reported on Sunday that Pinterest had been listed as an Android-related exhibitor during the two-day exhibition. Ausdroid even managed to produce a screenshot, which clearly states that Pinterest is “now available for Android”, although so far, that simply isn’t the case. Speculation has since... more »

Premium Research

- David Floyer

Wikibon argues strongly against Revolution towards a 3rd platform. The conclusion from this analysis is that applications will evolve; conversion should be avoided like the plague. The greatest opportunity is to continuously adapt today's operational applications by the addition of real-time or near real-time analytics applied directly to the current organizational processes and applications that support these processes. This is likely to translate to the greatest value to most organizations, and where possible avoid the risks of converting systems. The study of organizations that have applied real-time analytics to their current operational systems have shown incredible improvements in lower costs and greater adaptability. Business and IT executives should understand the enormous potential for adding decision automation through real-time analytics to current operational applications in their organizations. New technologies should be judged by their ability to support real-time analytics applied to operational systems, and supporting incremental improvement over time.

- Luke Turchetta

In a recent web-based survey conducted by Wikibon, 300 North American enterprises whom had either been utilizing, or considering the adoption of public cloud, answered questions regarding IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) perceptions and usages. These questions varied in topic but were centered around an examination of which workloads were best suited for usage in the public cloud. This research examines a few additional key insights that shed some light on the growing IaaS world.

- David Vellante

Today's Technology infrastructure management is largely non-differentiated and wasteful. Technology executives must re-think the strategic role of human capital and begin to implement new ways to consume IT as a service. This post draws on the learnings of senior executive Alan Nance from Royal Philips who is dogmatic in its approach to transforming its infrastructure to a service model.

- David Floyer

There have only been two successful volume introductions into the marketplace in the last 50 years - DRAM and NAND flash. There has to be a clear volume case with good economics for 3D XP to be able to gain a foothold in consumer products. Without volume in the consumer space, there is unlikely to be much volume traction in the enterprise space. CIOs, CTOs and enterprise professionals should take a wait and see stance, and monitor the adoption of 3D XP in the consumer and military spaces. If and when there is volume production for 3D XP, enterprise adoption should start about two years later.

- Stuart Miniman

The use of open source software continues to accelerate and expand in the marketplace, especially in areas where technology is significantly disrupting established business models. IT organizations should be actively seeking to understand how open communities operate, how different licensing models work, and how they can be more actively engaged with both the vendors and communities that are shaping open source software.

- Stuart Miniman

The full stack of software around containers (including Docker) is diverse and changing at a fast pace. This research walks the software stack and examines the

- David Floyer

CIOs understand that a clear cloud strategy is critical for IT today. Wikibon believes the biggest mistake organizations can make is converting major applications into the public cloud (including SaaS) without thinking about the implications to their existing business process workflows. Wikibon recommends that IT develop and implement a hybrid cloud strategy using the existing management workflows and compliance processes for both the public and private cloud components in the hybrid cloud.

- David Floyer

In 2014, Wikibon defined a new category "Server SAN" that sits at the intersection of software-defined storage, hyperscale methodologies and converged infrastructure. This article is the executive summary of primary research that gives the status of the market, examines the vendor ecosystem, lays forth the revenue and 10 year forecast and gives direction for expansion beyond simple "hyperconverged infrastructure". This information is available for public consumption, the full research is available to Wikibon clients.

- David Floyer

In this research paper, Wikibon looks back at the introductory Server SAN research, adjusts the Server SAN definition to include System Drag, and increases the speed of adoption of Server SAN based on very fast adoption from 2012 to 2014. The overall growth of Server SAN is projected to be about a 23% CAGR from 2014 to 2026, with a faster growth from 2014 to 2020 of 38%. The total Server SAN market is projected to grow to over $48 billion by 2026. The traditional enterprise storage market is projected to decline by -16% CAGR, leading to an overall growth in storage spend of 3% CAGR through 2026. Traditional enterprise storage is being squeezed in a vice between a superior, lower cost and more flexible storage model with Enterprise Server SAN, and the migration of IT towards cloud computing and Hyperscale Server SAN deployments. Wikibon strongly recommends that CTOs & CIOs initiate Server SAN pilot projects in 2015, particularly for applications where either low cost or high performance is required.

- Stuart Miniman

If containers are at the center of a shift in how applications are developers and delivered, and their pace of growth and change is unprecedented in IT history, this could have a massive ripple effect on both suppliers and consumers of the ecosystem of IT technologies.