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Why Developers Are Not Happy with App Marketing?

Why Developers Are Not Happy with App Marketing?

A survey conducted by Beijing-based Papaya Mobile revealed that over 70 percent of developers are not happy with their current options for app marketing and advertising. The survey was conducted among 1022 developers, big, medium and small, to get perspective on the state of mobile app promotion and monetization. Moreover, most developers don’t trust ad network providers, and also don’t have a clear idea of the benefits of mobile marketing channels. Let’s take a quick look at the survey results: Small developers are the most frustrated with app distribution at 72% versus large developers who are the least frustrated at 62%. Majority of... more »
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VMware’s Iron Grip on the Market is Starting to Slip

More than 60 percent of all applications run in virtualized environments, and yet the hypervisor is no longer at the center of attention. Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman explained why in a recent interview with SiliconAngle NewsDesk host Kristin Feledy. In Miniman’s view, server virtualization has gone stale. Enterprise users are shifting their focus to OpenStack, cloud computing and other solutions that are shaping the data center of tomorrow. These technologies represent a major threat to VMware, which is diversifying into new segments as part of an effort to cling onto its dominant position in the marketplace. The virtualization behemoth shelled out... more »
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Weekly Big Data Review: Privacy and China

This week NSA whistleblower Ed Snowden leaked new details about the agency’s surveillance efforts, Motorola unveiled a sensor-packed phone, and The Economist released a study that shows Chinese companies are adopting Big Data faster than cloud computing, mobile and even information security. The latest batch of documents Snowden handed over to The Guardian and Washington Post sheds light on the NSA’s use of electronic implants and concealed antennas to eavesdrop on the EU delegation to the U.S.. It also contains multiple references to on-premise “FBI interception units” that collect user data from Facebook, Yahoo, Google and other major tech firms. Consumers who... more »
It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!  It’s Su... Big Data?

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Su... Big Data?

Before you jump to conclusions that this article is about The Man of Steel and Big Data, it’s not, though that would be awesome, wouldn’t it?  Anyway, this is about Big Data and aviation. Not many of us have put much thought in the things happening around us, let alone the data we produce over time.  Yes, each and everyone of us produce data.  We produce it by simply uploading media to our social networking accounts, updating our status, posting anything on the web, sending SMS, MMS, e-mails - everything we do online produces data someway or the other and the... more »
ServicesAngle News Briefs for 5 July 2013

ServicesAngle News Briefs for 5 July 2013

IBM Announces Morocco Global Delivery Center, 400 New Tech Jobs IBM has announced a new Global Delivery Center in Casablanca that will involve creating up to 400 new IT roles in Morocco over the next three years. The center will enable IBM to deliver innovative technology services in Morocco and across French-speaking Africa. It will provide IBM clients in the region with high value application development and maintenance and systems integration services. More   Vectra SA deploys Nationwide Fiber-Optic Broadband Network in Poland with Cisco Internet Technology Polish cable operator Vectra S.A. has deployed a nationwide fiber-optic broadband network based on Cisco optical... more »
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Backup is Broken, Here’s Why : IBM Edge 2013

At IBM Edge 2013, theCUBE hosted a director from one of IBM’s partners, Jeff Guenthner of CMI. Jeff thinks IBM needs more conferences like Edge, specifically around storage, because Big Blue is a huge player in storage but it’s only an afterthought compared to EMC and NetApp. CMI has been selling IBM storage for 36 years, which is pretty much since they started business. As Jeff said, “IBM is embedded in our DNA.” CMI is located in San Francisco Bay Area. They specialize in midmarket, IBM’s defined space, targeting companies with less than a hundred employees up to 10,000 employees. They... more »
IBM on Deploying Optimized Flash Array for End-Users: IBM Edge 2013

IBM on Deploying Optimized Flash Array for End-Users: IBM Edge 2013

Here to offer some rather direct and valuable insight about flash at IBM Edge 2013 is Mike Kuhn, Vice President and Business Line Executive at IBM; and Jan Janick, CTO of Flash Systems at IBM. Back in April, IBM made a bold move of announced that they are investing $1 billion in Flash technology. Mike said that since then, a lot of traction is building around the Flash marketplace, and IBM has done several huge client deployments. Many of these said clients were at Edge to talk about their use cases, deployments, and the benefits they see with Flash. Dave moved on... more »
Qwiki Buyout Takes a Bit Longer & Virtual 3D Thunderstorms - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

Qwiki Buyout Takes a Bit Longer & Virtual 3D Thunderstorms - SiliconANGLE News Roundup

They Want Some of That Buyout Money   Days after the announcement that it was set to be Yahoo’s latest acquisition, a lawsuit against the video slideshow app Qwiki has come light. The New York based startup’s pending lawsuit could complicate the deal. At issue is the alleged non-payment for design work on their iOS app. Qwiki is said to owe the plaintiff, Austin, Texas based Chaotic Moon Studios, close to $170,000 in fees for the Qwiki app, which launched in February this year. The case is currently being tried by New York City’s Supreme Court. Chaotic Moon says they will not try to change... more »
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Best Windows 8 Apps of 2013 (So Far)

Microsoft is catching up to Apple and Google in the mobile scene, as Windows just surpassed the 100,000 app milestone in time for the BUILD conference.  Aside from that, Windows 8 is gaining traction as users anticipate the release of Windows 8.1. Though the Windows Store has more than 100,000 apps to offer to its users, it’s still missing some key apps to make its Surface tablets more appealing to consumers.  Nevertheless, there are some good apps already available for Windows 8 users.  Check them out: Games   Angry Birds Star Wars Who doesn’t like flinging birds at goofy looking pigs?  This is why Rovio’s... more »
Smart Body: iPhone Add Ons to Monitor + Diagnose Your Health

Smart Body: iPhone Add Ons to Monitor + Diagnose Your Health

Some people seem to have their smartphones surgically attached to their hands.  It’s the first thing they reach for when they wake up, and the last thing they put down when they go to bed.  If you ask these people why they're so fixated on their phones, many will cite a popular fitness app that's monitoring their heart rate, or how many calories they’ve burned, or steps taken. But did you know that your smartphone can serve a higher purpose?  It can analyze if you’ve had enough alcohol for the evening, check for an ear infection, monitor your blood sugar, get... 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.