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Hybrid apps vs. native apps: the verdict is in, go native and give users something they’ll love

Hybrid apps vs. native apps: the verdict is in, go native and give users something they’ll love

The Facebook app went native. The LinkedIn app went native. Should your app go 100% native also? Yes. We know developing a native app can seem like a daunting task. Many teams ask themselves, wouldn’t an HTML5 hybrid app do just as well? A hybrid app is certainly better than no app at all. But when the comparison is made, the perceived benefits of developing an HTML5 hybrid app are vastly outweighed by the real benefits of the native app experience. The most important factors, monetization, performance, user experience, security, are all skewed heavily in favor of native apps, and... more »
Google finally boosts Chrome security with password manager protection

Google finally boosts Chrome security with password manager protection

Those who use Google Chrome as their preferred web browser are probably familiar with its basic password manager, which allows users to store authentication data and log into various websites hassle-free. It's all very convenient of course, allowing you to access your favorite websites without needing to login every single time you visit them, but Google has recently come under fire for the lack of security its password manager provides – i.e., there simply isn't any. What this means in practice is that, supposing someone borrows your computer and uses Google Chrome, they can easily view all of the saved logins... more »
The real power of data lies in different sources | #IBMIoD

The real power of data lies in different sources | #IBMIoD

For the first day of IBM's Information on Demand 2013 event in Las Vegas, theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante continued the series of interviews with Tom Doub, CEO of Centerstone Research Institute, "a mission-driven, non-profit organization, focusing on bridging the gap between research and practice," as Doub described it. "Everyday we learn mountains of new information that come out of research that affect both healthcare and also behavioral healthcare (mental health and substance abuse) and we're trying to bring that research closer to practice. Big Data is one way that we've been doing that," explained Doub. Data is obtained from... more »
NSA hacks Google and Yahoo, Schmidt responds

NSA hacks Google and Yahoo, Schmidt responds

Google's Eric Schmidt shared some of his thoughts on the latest disclosure from the NSA. Of particular interest were his comments surrounding the reports that the US government supposedly spied on global Google and Yahoo data centers. Schmidt called the suggestion “outrageous” and stated that if true, they would be potentially illegal acts. More controversy it seems from the Snowden documents.   And as reported in the Washington Post, the documents reveal that the National Security Agency had secretly broken into the main communications links that connect data center to data center of companies like Yahoo and Google. This pipeline... more »
Big Data + Analytics : A $200 billion market | #IBMIoD

Big Data + Analytics : A $200 billion market | #IBMIoD

Dave Laverty, Vice President, Big Data & Analytics at IBM, explored the company's Big Data go to market strategy with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the IBM Information on Demand 2013 event in Las Vegas. IBM's strategy, Laverty explained, "connects back to what we're trying to do as an organization." The company has major initiatives around cloud, mobile, social, Big Data & analytics. The Big Data and Analytics market has been estimated at $200 billion market and IBM aims to reach $2o billion by 2015. Laverty said he had seen double digit growth over the last couple of years in the market. Customers are now... more »
How to create a data-driven culture : Visualization + democracy | #IBMIoD

How to create a data-driven culture : Visualization + democracy | #IBMIoD

Les Rechan, General Manager and Business Analytics with IBM, joined #theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante at the IBM Information on Demand 2013 event in Las Vegas, to discuss - among other things - the six Big Data imperatives and how to create a data-driven culture. How can you make it easier for people to consume data? asked Furrier. "You want to have more rapid insight action," replied Rechan. Analytics for all   "What we're trying to do here is make it a lot easier for users to not only visualize and explore, but to see the patterns in the data. We want to... more »
Analytics, the exercise to flex Big Data muscle | #IBMIoD

Analytics, the exercise to flex Big Data muscle | #IBMIoD

Harriet Fryman, Director of Big Data & Analytics at IBM, discussed the company's Big Data Analytics strategy and approach with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the IBM Information on Demand 2013 event in Las Vegas.   Explaining IBM's Big Data & Analytics, Fryman explained, "we've really looked at the four technology disruptors," the social move, the mobile - everybody's mobile, we use analytics to better serve them in their location, cloud -  which helps deliver analytics and Big Data wherever the organizations are, and Big Data and Analytics which is the fourth layer  that "helps people get the insights they need... more »
The Thing System aims to make your home super smart

The Thing System aims to make your home super smart

Smart home automation is one of the latest and greatest examples of future technology. The homes of today are getting smarter. Hence the concept of “smart homes” is becoming more widely known. In a smart home, latest technologies are bundled so you benefit from greater convenience, safety and less power consumption. The major disadvantage of today’s smart home technology is that they require a human interaction or a carefully laid set of scripts and customization. For example, to play a song built in the refrigerator while you are working in the kitchen, you need to either use a remote control or... more »
Healthcare data useless without future predictions, family involvement | #IBMIoD

Healthcare data useless without future predictions, family involvement | #IBMIoD

John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, kicked off our coverage of IBM Information on Demand 2013 in Las Vegas by interviewing Dr. Tim G. Buchman, Professor of Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine. It's a new era of business, admitted Buchman, because there's the pressure to take care of more patients at lower costs. That can only be achieved by learning to use data to make decisions concerning patients in real time. "Technology is an enabler: the goal is to use high tech to enable high touch," said Buchman. Drawing a connection to GPS technology, Dr. Tim G. Buchman... more »
WANdisco and Pivotal drive Hadoop adoption in the enterprise | #BigDataNYC

WANdisco and Pivotal drive Hadoop adoption in the enterprise | #BigDataNYC

Technology alliances are becoming increasingly important for WANdisco as it pursues a distribution-agnostic strategy to carve out a slice of the fiercely competitive Big Data market, CTO Jagane Sundar noted in a recent discussion on SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE. Appearing alongside Saravana Krishnamurthy of Pivotal, the executive gave us with an in-depth view of his company’s relationship with the newest member of the EMC federation. Sundar tells theCUBE host John Furrier that the partnership is mutually beneficial, with WANdisco’s Non-Stop disaster recovery and high-availability technology supporting Pivotal’s proprietary Hadoop platform. The software is also included in HAWQ, the EMC and VMware spinoff’s complementary... more »

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- David Floyer

Industrial IoT, the largest segment of the Internet of things (IoT) with the highest potential value, will require a deep integration between modern IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operations Technology). Modern IT technologies, to be truly extensible to OT, will need a hybrid cloud approach, with by far the majority of data and processing residing at the so-called "Edge". Architectures and software written by industrialists for industrialists, such as GE Predix, are showing how that can work.

- George Gilbert

The big data arena is at a crossroads. Use cases and tools are proliferating faster than most big data teams are gaining experience. In establishing the big data business capabilities required to cut through the complexity, CIO’s must balance the accessibility of integration of traditional SQL DBMS’s versus speed of innovation in the mix and match open source big data ecosystem.

- Peter Burris

In the big data domain, businesses are trying to solve complex problems with complex and novel technology -- and often failing. Simplifying the packaging of big data technologies will streamline big data pilots and accelerate big data time-to-value. CIOs looking to establish differentiating big data capabilities need to consider Single Managed Entities to help solve the complexity problem.

- David Floyer

Oracle M7 technology is meeting or exceeding the announcement performance claims against previous generation. Even taking very conservative assumptions, the business case for migration from T5 to T7 servers is good. Wikibon concludes that for Oracle software and the servers they run on, the adoption of M7 technology (and T7 server technology) is best practice for these high value compute areas.

- David Floyer

The premise tested in this research is that high value applications and software should be run on more capable converged performance-optimized infrastructure, even when they constitute a small proportion of the total workload. In contrast, cost-optimized infrastructure will save on short-term hardware costs, but will incur much higher overall costs long-term. The conclusion strongly recommends IT executives adopt a default of performance-optimized converged infrastructure for all mixed workloads when even a small proportion includes high-cost software and/or high-value applications.

- George Gilbert

Big data pros need to identify which data feedback loops in their machine learning applications can deliver sustainable differentiation through network effects. Starting early is critical because getting to scale is likely to create the "winner takes most" competitive dynamics that have become so common in tech industries. The biggest sin is to wait for the tooling to become automated enough for all competitors to jump in.

- Ralph Finos

The public cloud competitive environment remains turbulent, but sectors show signs of crystallizing a longer-term market structure.. SaaS remains turbulent with SaaS vendors successfully gaining share vs. incumbent licensed software providers who must migrate their core products to cloud-friendly offerings and/or acquire native SaaS applications to shore up their applications leadership positions. Public cloud IaaS segment leadership is crystallizing to a handful of viable providers as a function of scale requirements. PaaS is just formulating and finding its way, but is likely to gravitate towards a wide variety of development models suited for different application types and public cloud platforms.

- David Floyer

For enterprise executives trying to achieve aggressive RPO and RTO SLAs , Wikibon believes that batch backup appliances (PBBAs) will give way to real-time, continuous data protection systems that aggressively support very large memory application memory. Practitioners requiring close to RPO zero and aggressive RTO SLAs should plan for an integrated data protection approach that effectively eliminates the concept of storage-led backup and shifts thinking to a application-led virtual point-in-time recovery model. The database and file system vendors will be the predominant suppliers of this technology, and understanding their roadmaps and commitment to support application-led recovery strategies is crucial to both database and data protection technology selection.

- George Gilbert

Mainstream enterprises are beginning to deploy machine learning applications that add differentiation to traditional products and services. But the complexity of their big data infrastructure is becoming a problem. Big data pros need to deploy a digital business platform (DBP) to support modern applications and then extend the DBP to machine learning applications.

- Peter Burris

IT shops that want to achieve modern IT status will have to address the "IT iron triangle" constraining transformation.