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On July 4, 2012 EMC deployed project Propel, an SAP application stack that replaced the legacy Oracle environment it relied on for the greater part of the last two decades. Kate Parsons, a senior director and project management officer at EMC IT, provided her unique perspective on the initiative in a recent interview with Wikibon’s Dave Vellante. Parsons says that the motivation behind the upgrade was scale. The old system was designed for a “very different EMC”, she explains, and the company has grown a great deal over the years. Her crew started deleting data a quarter before the launch because... more »
Google can be quite opinionated when it comes to sensitive matters to do with international politics. Last year it took a lot of heat in Cambodia due to its controversial border demarcations with its neighbor Thailand, while it has a long track record of conflict the Chinese government. Last week though, Google pushed the boat out much further than it usually does, taking the controversial decision to officially recognize "Palestine" by placing that name under the banner of its Palestinian territories search page. Naturally the Palestinians were delighted at the news, and promptly celebrated Google's decision as a kind of "virtual... more »
Bernhard Schulzki, vice president of technology partner management at EMC, plays a key role in his company’s ecosystem. Wikibon co-founder and chief analyst Dave Vellante caught up with the executive at SAP Week to discuss a few of the more important issues facing organizations that leverage SAP in their environments. Schulzki says that customers are pursuing opportunities to lower the TCO of their infrastructure and inject more flexibility into their deployments. There’s a lot of chatter about SAP’s HANA in-memory database, but migration from UNIX to x86 and application virtualization remain the most prominent two trends on the field. Schulzki says that... more »
In the wake of highly controversial elections that were narrowly won by Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, evidence is emerging that the government there employed tried and tested internet 'bullying' tactics in a bid to silence the opposition and manipulate the vote. Sunday's election was billed as the most hotly contested vote in Malaysia's history, with the BN facing the most serious challenge yet to its 55-year rule from the People's Alliance coalition. Yet as Malaysia's citizens headed out to the polls, the country saw a wave of attacks and blocks strike opposition and independent media sites. Whoever was behind these... more »
Today, large enterprises handle and analyze data far more efficiently than most enterprises. If you look at the way they do IT, it is significantly different than things were five years ago. Dr. Muddo Sudhaker, VP, Cetas Cloud and Big Data Analytics, VMware had the opportunity to speak with SiliconAngle’s Founder John Furrier and Wikibon’s Principal Research Contributor Jeff Kelly on SiliconANGLE.tv’s premier video production, theCube, to discuss the new trends surrounding Pivotal's analytics capabilities, Big Data and Hadoop development at the 17th Stanford-Accel Symposium event. (Full video below.) Dr. Sudhaker briefed us on his role of leading the Pivotal team... more »
Terry Breen, the senior vice president of global strategic sales for EMC, attended the recently concluded SAP Week and shared his take on the cloud, HANA and a couple other topics in an interview with Wikibon chief analyst Dave Vellante. Breen says that the event is an opportunity for EMC, VMware, SAP and VCE to sit down with customers and discuss opportunities to transform their businesses. He adds that companies are leveraging many different technologies to adopt this goal, but two in particular stand out: HANA and x86 cloud environments. Migrating to the latter from traditional UNIX environments helps organizations drive... more »
Google is reportedly getting ready to announce a new subscription service for some of the specialized channels on YouTube, a move that will allow it to finance a much wider range of content and add a second source of revenue to the world's No.1 video website. The Financial Times is reporting that Google may announce its new service later this week. It's basing its claims on an email sent to it from a source inside YouTube, which states that its " looking into creating a subscription platform that could bring even more great content to YouTube for our users to enjoy... more »
On today's SiliconANGLE's Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we'll discuss how Bitcoin has come under scrutiny over it’s plausibility as a currency, and the fact Canada now wants to deploy taxes on Bitcoin transactions. Joining us now to tell us more about all of the recent Bitcoin news is SiliconANGLE's Founding Editor Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins. (See the live broadcast, embed below ~ if you missed today's topic, check our YouTube channel for archived clips.) A study by Computer scientists Tyler Moore (from the Southern Methodist University, Dallas) and Nicolas Christin (of Carnegie Mellon University)... more »
On today's SiliconANGLE's Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on-demand), we learn about the world's first small-screen Windows 8 tablet that was leaked by Amazon. Joining us now to tell us more about the first 8.1 inch Microsoft tablet from Acer is SiliconANGLE Contributing Editor John Casaretto. (See the live broadcast, embed below ~ if you missed today's topic, check our YouTube channel for archived clips.) The 8.1-inch Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 32 GB (Silver) tablet was briefly available in search on Amazon this past Friday. It was listed at $379.99. Why does that matter? Because all... more »
The CEO of Braintree, Bill Ready, sat down during Accel Partners Symposium 2013 on theCube with SiliconAngle founder John Furrier and Wikibon’s Jeff Kelly. Braintree is a payment platform for online and mobile commerce companies. Ready feels that the next move in mobile devices will revolve around context driven experiences. In the past, the mobile experience was limited to merely being on the go with a device. Now with the GPS/location-determining capabilities of devices it adds more contexts to the experience. More is known about the consumer than was previously able. Consumers will want relevant things available to them in a... more »