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Lockheed Martin Data Architect Discusses Big Data #MITIQ

Lockheed Martin Data Architect Discusses Big Data #MITIQ

In their ongoing coverage of the MIT Information Quality Conference, Dave Vellante and Paul Gillin speak with Willa Pickering, Senior Fellow and Information and Data Architect for Lockheed Martin. The three discuss important issues in data management, analysis, quality and risk. Pickering explains that new focus for those interested in data is how to handle massive amounts of data (such as zettabytes and beyond) at rapid speed. One of Pickering’s earlier positions involved managing data storage on hard disks. She notes the storage capacity has since changed tremendously to handle all of Lockheed Martin’s data. Pickering suggests managing unstructured data has become... more »
Ditch The Cloud With These 3 Cloud-Like Storage Alternatives

Ditch The Cloud With These 3 Cloud-Like Storage Alternatives

Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman recently stated that while cloud computing has been much talked about over the past five years, we’re still in the early stages.  Which means there’s still lots that can be improved upon with cloud storage and cloud storage security just some of the chief concerns. Google is said to be experimenting with new methods of encrypting files stored in its Google Drive product, but with Ed Snowden’s revelations that the government is in cahoots with leading US internet firms to snoop on people’s lives, the looming question is what can people do to keep their files... more »
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Driverless Cars Means $121 Billion in Cash Savings : Breakfast Bite

Can you think of any technological advances that will affect your life more than driverless cars?  One surprising way in which this level of transportation automation will impact the economy is through financial savings. Approximately 8 percent of the workforce has a commute to work every day that is an hour or longer, according to a Texas A&M study. Furthermore, the average American spends 38 hours a year stuck in traffic. Driverless cars would offer a boost in productivity from both a professional and personal standpoint. Oh, and the driverless car a lot closer than you think. Ford executive chairman Bill Ford Jr.... more »
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40% of End-Users Haven't Heard of Virtualization

Virtualization may have revolutionized IT, but it won’t be winning popularity contests anytime soon. A new study commissioned by a group of Cisco mConcierge partners found that 40 percent of workers aren’t even familiar with the term - and that’s including IT personnel. About 53 percent of non-IT workers have never heard about the technology, and a mere 34 percent believe that their organizations utilize virtualization solutions. Alarmingly, 80 percent of VP- and SVP-level executives (along with 60 percent of their colleagues) don’t know whether such products could benefit their companies. Unsurprisingly, the study found that lack of awareness is the... more »
Adobe’s Gone Social & The World's First Quadrillionaire - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Adobe’s Gone Social & The World's First Quadrillionaire - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Social Analytics Tools That Don't Suck   Adobe has made a major improvement to their Marketing Cloud analytics software with the addition of a new product. Called Adobe Social, the new program provides users with a socially predictive publishing toolkit and full integration with social networks like Foursquare and LinkedIn. Adobe Social enables marketers to key-in to conversations on their brand while giving them the option to directly engage customers through targeted campaigns. Social has seven core functions, including listening, publishing, advertising, moderating, social app building, analytics, and governance. To add to the feature list, brands who can successfully leverage Adobe’s Social will also receive... more »
Battle of the Minis: HTC One Mini vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Battle of the Minis: HTC One Mini vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Rumors regarding the HTC One mini surfaced back in June and a month of waiting has finally paid off. The device is HTC’s answer to the growing demand for something powerful, but which can easily slip into one’s pocket. Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation, made their intentions clear: "We are proud to be behind the market's leading smartphone and now, with the addition132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm of the HTC One mini, the best smartphone family in the world. The HTC One mini embodies everything that makes the HTC One a success on a smaller but equally eye-catching scale." True to SiliconANGLE tradition,... more »
LIVE: Delving Deep Into App Developer Decisions

LIVE: Delving Deep Into App Developer Decisions

Updated with full video: see below. Welcome to NewsDesk on SiliconANGLE TV for Thursday July 18, 2013. The results are in from the biggest mobile developer study in history and here to share with us what big data has revealed about the mobile developer mindshare is SiliconANGLE Senior Managing Editor Kristen Nicole. See live feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand. On today's episode, we'll be discussing the biggest mobile developer study in history with 6,000 respondents from 115 countries. The results said that while iOS developers make an average of $5,200 per month in app revenue and Android developers pull in $4,700, more developers plan... more »
Microsoft's TechNet Shutdown Hints to Inevitable Cloud Transition : CIOs Should Take Note

Microsoft's TechNet Shutdown Hints to Inevitable Cloud Transition : CIOs Should Take Note

Earlier this month we reported that Microsoft plans to retire TechNet Subscriptions, a premium service that includes access to software, documentation, and other resources that can help IT practitioners work more productively. Scott Lowe, the founder of The 1610 Group, perceives the move as a harbinger of things to come. In the past, Microsoft depended on IT professionals and developers to drive sales in the enterprise. This is still the case today, but the company’s dependence on its ecosystem is gradually eroding. Lowe explains: “[A]s Microsoft moves more and more of its services to the cloud, the overall reliance on IT pros... more »
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Seeking the Edge on Machine Learning, Cloudera Acquires Myrrix

Cloudera is bolstering its analytics lineup with the acquisition of Myrrix, a London-based startup that offers a “complete, real-time, scalable clustering and recommender system.” The solution is built on top of the Apache Mahout machine learning project, which in turn is based on founder Sean Owen’s open source Taste engine. Owen announced the buyout in a Tuesday entry on the Cloudera blog. He didn’t disclose the terms of the acquisition, but did reveal that he’s joining the company as Director of Data Science in London. He also highlighted the main reason Cloudera decided to buy its way into the machine learning... more »
Nexus 7 Leaks Ahead of Google Press Event

Nexus 7 Leaks Ahead of Google Press Event

Google will be holding a press event on the 24th of July and we have a fairly good idea as to what Chrome and Android chief Sundar Pichai will be talking about - almost certainly the new Nexus 7. Leaks have surfaced about a new Nexus 7 that's set to hit the stores by next week.  Based on a leaked inventory document from an anonymous tipster, the retailers will be receiving the inventory as early as the 20th of this month, but consumers won’t probably see the device on the shelves until the 24th, which is when Pichai is scheduled to... more »

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- Ralph Finos

Based on market conditions that we have observed over the past year and the recent public cloud revenue results of Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM, we expect that public cloud spending will continue to accelerate rapidly, growing from $75B in 2015 to $522B by 2026 (19% CAGR). Each public cloud segment will have rapid growth rates: SaaS (19% CAGR), PaaS (33% CAGR), and IaaS (18% CAGR) during this period. How big will public cloud be? By 2026, cloud will account for nearly 50% of spending related to enterprise hardware, software, and outsourcing services.

- David Vellante

Leading CIOs are changing the way they communicate to their boards about cyber security by emphasizing response, not infiltration. Rather than solely focusing on how to thwart penetration, CIOs are treating cyber security as an integral part of business/service continuity and risk management agendas, with a priority on rapidly responding to critical breaches. This research note is based on data gathered through proprietary social analytics, extensive collaboration with CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and business executives; and is designed to assist CIOs in advancing security agendas with boards of directors.

- David Vellante

This document describes the methodology used to develop "The Digital CIO: Communicating to the Board on Cyber Security." It includes data sources and process used to gather data from senior business technology leaders.

- Peter Burris

Leading digital companies are using simple top-level frameworks for setting digitization priorities. At the center of the approaches we've seen are three questions: What do we want to do better; who are we going to engage; and how are we going to institute the digital capabilities.

- Ralph Finos

This document covers Wikibon’s definition of public cloud and is a companion piece to Wikibon’s 2016 Public Cloud update http://wikibon.com/wikibon-2016-public-cloud-forecast-update/. Our definitional framework aligns as much as possible with the NIST definition, but we acknowledge that "public cloud" means different things from vendor to vendor. However, in our view, this just indicates that public cloud is being leveraged from many different angles and is building significant momentum as it encompasses both product and service delivery mechanisms, pretty much penetrating into all aspects of information technology.

- George Gilbert

Enterprises must navigate the universe of big data applications by recognizing that application platforms will alternately empower and constrain enterprises along a path of ever more sophisticated applications. Data lakes, intelligent systems of engagement, and self-tuning systems of intelligence all build on each other in terms of capabilities. But the underlying platforms will evolve in a cycle of simplicity, complexity from adaptive stretch, and simplicity again via a platform refresh.

- George Gilbert

Big data products and workloads remain too immature for standard benchmarks capable of providing truly comparable results. Users that need benchmarks for contracting or comparison purposes should run their own stylized workloads based on their intended usage scenarios.

- Ralph Finos

Users considering public cloud for business and IT workloads should evaluate the types of use cases and workloads that have wide successful deployment in the public cloud today. In order to help users to better understand the customers and workloads being served in the public cloud today, Wikibon examined the brief descriptions of approximately 650 customer solution stories on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) website and classified each according on a number of characteristics. This research reveals some interesting insights about the public cloud leader’s business, and therefore about public cloud utilization generally.

- David Floyer

The Wikibon premise in this research is that this converged environment is a win-win environment for both vendors, ISVs and enterprise IT. Testing of the converged system solution is more robust, and the reduction in the number of solution types significantly lowers testing and installation costs for the vendor. ISVs can lower the cost of deployment, deliver application value faster, and drive additional upgrade value much faster. Converged enterprise IT systems (private clouds) are more agile, more reliable, more secure and have the similar costs to public clouds.

- Brian Gracely

Wikibon looks at the emerging Cloud-native application architectures. This research focused on the scope of microservices, the domains of interaction between services, and how data services and sources are changing with these new applications.