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Telerik Reboots .NET Mobile Development with DevCraft Q2 Release

Telerik Reboots .NET Mobile Development with DevCraft Q2 Release

Mobile application development  is gaining huge popularity among mobile application developers, particularly for Windows Phone. And Microsoft .NET provides a powerful programming model and an extensive set of APIs spanning all Microsoft platforms. According to recent research by analyst firm Canalys, Windows Mobile market share is expected to reach to 12.7 percent in 2017 from 2.4 percent in 2012. The price of smart phones has fallen dramatically over the last few years and this has helped increase penetration. Seeing popularity of this paradigm, Telerik, provider of software application lifecycle, agile project management, software testing and content management solutions, announced the latest evolution... more »
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AccessData Says HP is Serious About Security

Chad Gailey and Alan B. Taylor of AccessData join John Furrier in theCube to discuss Cyber Security. Furrier introduces his guests by explaining that security is one of the hottest areas in technology. Gailey, is VP of Worldwide Channel Sales and Taylor is Global Director, MSP/DEM. Gailey and Taylor also share that Access Data has been named HP’s partner of the year and explain what that means for the company. Furrier asks what does it mean for AccessData to named HP’s "Partner of the Year" for security for 2013. Gailey and Taylor say that the distinction was earned for its innovation... more »
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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- David Floyer

The premise for this research is that high value computing has unique compute, network and storage infrastructure requirements. The key systems requirements are low or very low latency, high bandwidth and high availability designed to lower software costs, improve time-to-value and help maintain high levels of data integrity and system availability. Wikibon researched the differences between performance optimized and cost optimized systems for a sample high-value compute environments, and concluded that the total 3-year cost of a sample cost-optimized configuration and software were 63% high than a performance optimized configuration. The key differences are higher costs for performance optimized hardware, but lower costs for the software required in high value compute application, as well as lower operational costs.

- Brian Gracely

As the market for Hybrid Cloud services and solutions evolve, every vendor and cloud provider is attempting to align their offerings to market demands. Wikibon looks at the current offerings and provides guidance to vendors on how to succeed in this market.

- George Gilbert

In this report we look at ad-tech as an example of Systems of Intelligence. Using ad-tech applications, combinations of advertisers, ad agencies, consumers, and publishers -- the advertiser’s marketing ecosystem -- collaborate in real time to personalize an optimal customer interactions with the brand. One software company pioneering video ad-tech, Altitude Digital, pulls all these different pieces together, and highlights the types of function big data ecosystem apps must support.

- David Vellante

On May 12, 2016 at 12 Noon EDT, several CxOs will gather to discuss how to best communicate to Boards of Directors on the topic of cyber security. Has a failure = fire mentality led organizations to "sandbag" the threat? Is security a shared responsibility across the business or does it fall on the shoulders of a few security gurus? How should CxOs be changing the way they communicate about cyber in the digital age?

- Brian Gracely

In this Trip Report from OpenStack Summit 2016, the Wikibon team looks at five critical areas for OpenStack - Community, Consumption Models, Revenues, New Use-Cases and the OpenStack technology ecosystem,

- Brian Gracely

While automation is often looked at as a way to reduce IT costs, it has far-reaching impacts for Digital Business Platforms. Wikibon looks at how automation improves the ability to experiment with new ideas, improve market responsiveness, improve overall application security and better align development and operations requirements.

- Brian Gracely

With the release of the Native Hybrid Cloud solution, EMC is offering customers the ability to rapidly build new applications. But will the lack of embedded operations slow the adoption of the product and slow customer deployments?

- David Floyer

The x86 microprocessor has reached a limit in how much an application can be speeded up. Intel can no longer rely on economies of scale to drive market share in processors. Future advances will come from designing the microprocessor and software-in-silicon together. There are multiple large niches that have opened up to new processor/software approaches, including mobile, IoT servers, specialized servers for the cloud, telecommunications servers and large system servers for large database and big data applications. New winners in this space are likely to come from companies like Apple, Amazon, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

- Peter Burris

Wikibon was the Analyst Partner at the recent GDS CIO Summit, US in Denver, Colorado. This is the trip report from that session.

- Brian Gracely

Understanding how to accelerate “Idea to Execution Time” (I2ET) may become the most important measurement of any Digital Business Platform. Wikibon explore the core attributes needed to be successful in rapidly developing and deploying new business applications.