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Attacks by Chinese hackers continue to target various American media outlets, including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Last week it was reported that the New York Times fell prey to a four month long hacking campaign from China after publishing an investigative report on Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's family finances in October 2012. SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto believes the source of the China-based attacks is a solitary group. "In China, there's very little delineation between the government and some of these companies," he said, "They're pretty much one and the same." In terms of the cyber-capabilities... more »
2013 is going to be the year of big data implementation. More companies will be making personalized applications for Consumer Services, and so therefore we are exploring the very relevant topic of APIs in a Consumer Service-driven market. On one side, as smart apps grow in popularity and ride the wave of the future for both the consumer and enterprise cloud, the market will need more open APIs. The counter-argument to this is that APIs could become more profit-driven in such an economy. For example, let's say Twitter begins to sell its API access to companies that want metrics and advertising... more »
Thousands of people travelled to New Orleans to watch Super Bowl XLVII, and while many were pleased with Beyoncé’s halftime performance but bummed by the power outage. As for the outcome of the game, the happiness score depends on who you ask. The Baltimore Ravens won 34-31, so if you ask a San Francisco 49ers fan, I’m pretty sure they're not too happy about that. New Orleans was packed with travelers from Los Angeles, Nashville, Chicago, Baltimore/DC, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Baton Rouge, San Francisco and Dallas. According to JiWire, twice as many fans came from Baltimore than San Francisco, but... more »
Sunnyvale-based Druva has launched a new private cloud product that is aimed at risks associated with BYOD and mobile devices while introducing a number of new features. The private cloud product option is designed to protect and control data on the exploding number of mobile devices coming into the enterprise from one central management point, and addresses a number of mobile enterprise concerns. The product is known as InSync, and it provides automatic backup of customer laptops, smartphones, and tablets. It also provides policy-enforced secure file-sharing, data encryption, device geo-tracking, remote data delete, and it is complete with full reporting... more »
Endpoint software maker Druva just announced a private cloud edition of its flagship inSync platform. The solution is targeted at large enterprises that need full control over their technology infrastructure in order to maintain compliance and enforce security policies. “Larger enterprises with thousands of devices and users have been asking for a private cloud alternative that is as scalable, secure, manageable and elastic as Druva’s public cloud solution,” said Jaspreet Singh, CEO of Druva. “Now they can leverage the power of the cloud in an on-premise, centrally managed environment that scales with their needs while avoiding the complications of deploying separate... more »
Dell to Build 3 Pbyte High Performance Storage Infrastructure for Japan's Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Japan's Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) has chosen dell Compellent arrays for a high-performance, large-capacity storage system for its private cloud environment supporting students and researchers. With an initial available capacity of three petabytes, it will be one of the largest Dell Compellent implementations. The new storage system will be part of FRONTIER (FRONT Information EnviRonment), a campus IT platform constructed to support graduate-level advanced study and research. More http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/secure/2013-02-06-dell-petabyte-storage-infrastructure.aspx Microsoft Computing Safety Index Shows Consumers Seldom Change Online Habits in Face of... more »
What the new BlackBerry needs is a clear path back into the enterprise. It was an easy task a decade ago, when email was the killer app and companies were quick to hand out BlackBerries to employees. Those days have been replaced with employee-driven decisions, like which phone they want to use. And when device selection is left to the end user, Apple and Google come out the winners, leaving BlackBerry, Microsoft and Nokia out in the cold. Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman says that for BlackBerry to have a chance of catching up, its phones will have to be a lot... more »
Online shopping has become par for the course, something we take for granted. But as e-commerce standardizes around todays technology, the trend shifts towards smarter interactions and digitized alternatives to cash. That's a huge business opportunity for a sector eMarketer expects to hit $1.3 trillion this year. According to eMarketer's latest global estimates, the business-to-consumer e-commerce market grew by 21.1 percent, or $1 trillion, last year, and that number will increase by 18.3 percent to $1.298 trillion worldwide this year as more people shift spending from physical shops to online retail stores. B2C e-commerce sales in the US will grow 12 percent... more »
Given the chance to select a “do not track” feature on your computer or mobile device, would you willingly allow companies to gather data about you? Most likely, if the option to turn off data tracking was right there in front of you, you’d want to make use of it. But it’s not just you - the vast majority of internet users would do exactly the same thing, according to new research from Ovum. While this may not come as a big surprise – it’s no secret that consumers are getting tired of being watched and analyzed – the findings do... more »
In today’s mobile news roundup: A battle ensues over the iPhone trademark; Vine now aged restricted; and BlackBerry Q10 won’t arrive in the US until Q2. Battle for the iPhone trademark When you hear the word iPhone, you automatically associate it with the Apple brand. But according to sources, the trademark may be awarded to Gradient, and be used in Brazil. According to some sources, the Brazilian Institute of Intellectual Property may award exclusive trademark to Gradient on February 13, 2013. The company filed for the iPhone trademark years before Apple launched its iPhone, and stated that they have the rights to the... more »