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Broadcom Accelerates Internet of Things with Wearable WiFi Tech

Broadcom Accelerates Internet of Things with Wearable WiFi Tech

Semiconductor maker Broadcom has introduced a new specification that enables connected devices to communicate over Wi-Fi without an access point or computer. The technology promises to open the doors for low-cost wearable gadgets that can exchange data via smartphones and tablets. Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) Direct, as the solution is known, has already been made available for select OEMs. Broadcom revealed that “emerging segment leaders” are in the process of developing blood pressure monitors, glucometers, smart watches and other devices that leverage WICED Direct to collect user data. "The value of a wearable device lies in its ability to connect... more »
IT Transformation Targets Increased Revenue, Risk and Cost Reduction #VMworld

IT Transformation Targets Increased Revenue, Risk and Cost Reduction #VMworld

Ted Newman, Senior Director of Cloud and IT Transformation for EMC Global Services, discussed the company's take on hybrid cloud and IT transformation in the enterprise with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at VMworld 2013. Exploring cloud trends, Newman said the solution EMC presented in their Monday session at VMworld was designed to bring apps from the public cloud back into the private cloud. As a use case example, EMC IT saved a couple million dollars by bringing apps in-house and running on VMware services. The company had developed apps for public cloud in the past, and, along with... more »
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VMware Faces Uphill Fight in VDI Marketplace

VMware is an incredible company that has grown from nothing in the last decade to be a driving force in the revolution that is sweeping through IT. And Pat Gelsinger, who took over as CEO last year, is a true visionary who has made dramatic changes that have on the whole made VMware stronger. The company's growth record over the last year, this week's hugely successful VMworld 2013, and most important, its vision of the Software-Defined Data Center, are all evidence of that. A major part of that vision is VDI. When Gelsinger streamlined the company, shuttering some operations and spinning... more »
How Often Governments Knock at Facebook, Altogether 38,000 Requests in 2013

How Often Governments Knock at Facebook, Altogether 38,000 Requests in 2013

The discovery of NSA snooping has at least one positive effect: several tech companies are trying to point to sudden transparency. Almost every day there is news now about which networks with which governments work together and where they get their data. Facebook yesterday released its first “Global Government Requests Report”, which contains the government requests to Facebook in the first half of 2013. According to Facebook’s statement, the report contains all information requests by government authorities between 1 January 2013 and 30 June 2013. It is interesting and not surprising to note that the US by far the largest data hungry country on... more »
Quantum Cryptology: The Holy Grail of Data Encryption?

Quantum Cryptology: The Holy Grail of Data Encryption?

With stories of new cyberattacks hitting the headlines every other day, not too mention the fact that the NSA seems to have the ability to help itself to whatever data it wants, more advanced encryption techniques can't come soon enough. Which is why a team of British physicists' research into an encryption method called quantum cryptology is generating so much excitement. It might sound like something out of Star Trek, but quantum cryptology is very real. It's a complex technique, but it also has the potential to be a gamechanger as far as encryption goes. The physicists working on it claim... more »
VDI Now!

VDI Now!

One of the most important messages of VWworld 2013 to CIOs is you need VDI, not in 18 months, but now. And if you are not implementing VDI right now, be assured that at least some of your business units will be signing contracts with VDI-as-a-Service vendors before the end of the year. How important is this? VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger has made VDI one of the three main focus points of the streamlined, tightly focused VMware he created when he took the company over a year ago. He has named Sanjay Poonen, GM VMware End User Computing to head of... more »
Software-defined Infrastructure as a Self-driving Car | #VMworld

Software-defined Infrastructure as a Self-driving Car | #VMworld

From San Francisco, VMworld 2013, John Furrier and Dave Vellante speak with Iddo Kadim, Marketing Director, Data Center Group with Intel Corporation. Kadim's team develops solutions with the ecosystem in order to expose Intel's technologies in ways that deliver value for IT, particularly in the areas of virtualization and security. With all the hype around virtualization, people tend to forget that all these platforms run on physical infrastructure. Intel has an initiative called "Trusted Compute Pools," based on Intel Trusted Execution Technology. The lack of visibility of infrastructure in the cloud is the problem this initiative aims to address. "With Intel TXT,... more »
You Have to Have the Ambition to Be Number One, Without Obsessing Over the Competition | #VMworld

You Have to Have the Ambition to Be Number One, Without Obsessing Over the Competition | #VMworld

Dave Vellante and John Furrier sat down at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco with Sanjay Poonen, GM of End-User Computing Business, VMware, to discuss some of the hot topics at the moment as well as his recent departure from SAP to join VMware. With a long and illustrious career in the business, Poonen must be trusted when he speculates that "the desktop, not only as a laptop but as the future of all mobile devices, is clearly going to move into the cloud." "In terms of technology, the infrastructure players need to comply with three core disciplines: Management Technology, Security and Virtualization.... more »
Twitter Preps for IPO with Acquisition and New Conversation UI

Twitter Preps for IPO with Acquisition and New Conversation UI

Twitter is believed to have been thinking about going public for several months now, but before it can do that, it needs to expand and increase its revenues fast. To do so, it's acquired the social tracking TV service Trendrr for an undisclosed amount of cash. Trendrr competes with Twitter's own analytics products, and since its contract will soon conclude, the acquisition is a wise move.  Plus, it keeps Trendrr from being acquired by Facebook. Another reason the Trendrr acquisition that makes sense is that its Twitter-certified product, Curatorr, surfaces and discovers particularly relevant tweets around certain events, putting Twitter on top of... more »
Hugo Barra Leaves Android for Xiaomi Amidst Love Triangle Rumors

Hugo Barra Leaves Android for Xiaomi Amidst Love Triangle Rumors

Hugo Barra, vice president of product management for Android, announced in his Google+ page that he's leaving the company to join Xiaomi, one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in China. Barra’s post reads: After nearly 5½ years at Google and almost 3 years as a member of the Android team — the most amazing group of people I've ever worked with in my life — I have decided to start a new career chapter.  In a few weeks, I'll be joining the Xiaomi team in China to help them expand their incredible product portfolio and business globally — as Vice President, Xiaomi Global.... more »

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