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AWS Summit: How the Cloud and DevOps Begin to Mingle

AWS Summit: How the Cloud and DevOps Begin to Mingle

The leap to the cloud has dramatically changed how both development and operations work in the enterprise; but one thing that it’s done in a very fundamental sense is bring down the overhead from the mesosphere of expensive in-house private infrastructure into the troposphere with the cloud. Amazon Web Services puts startups and small groups of developers in a position where they can purchase, provision, and run their own little virtual data centers without needing to rent out massive buildings or get tied to specific vendors. This month at the AWS Summit, numerous speakers from different services came out to talk... more »
SAP Unveils Rapid Deployment Tools For The Enterprise

SAP Unveils Rapid Deployment Tools For The Enterprise

SAP has announced the availability of new rapid-deployment applications designed to speed up and simplify scoping, configuring and implementation in enterprise technology. The new online tools will allow companies to speed up deployments through collaborative designs of their systems, before SAP supplies them as complete packages. Once set up, companies will be able to deploy the packages on-premise or alternatively, temporarily host them in the cloud before going live. Bernd Welz, Senior Vice President of SAP, said that the tools have been designed to address enterprise's concerns about time and cost, and the uncertainties that come with implementation any new solutions: "SAP now... more »
Twitter IPO Talk Heats Up As Ex-Banker Cynthia Gaylor Joins The Ranks

Twitter IPO Talk Heats Up As Ex-Banker Cynthia Gaylor Joins The Ranks

Twitter has just gone and hired an ex-banker with leaps and bounds of experience in IPOs, acquisitions and mergers, ostensibly to head up its corporate development team. Nevertheless, the move immediately sparked rumors that the microblogging site could be about to make its market debut. Talk of a Twitter IPO has been doing the rounds for some time, and even though the initial public offerings of tech firms like Facebook, Groupon and Zynga all failed to set the markets alight, investors can't help but wet themselves with excitement over the prospect. Probably all the more so now it's likely to happen... more »
EMC World 2013 : What to Expect + Highlights from 2012

EMC World 2013 : What to Expect + Highlights from 2012

EMC World 2013 will be kicking off next week and it’s going to be all about the transition to the cloud, and fully leveraging Big Data.  EMC has been rather aggressive with developments in the  past 12 months, creating what Wikibon Senior Analyst Stu Miniman calls a "federation of companies," comprising VMware and the newest addition, Pivotal.  The growing conglomerate is able to adopt startup tactics within a larger firm, helping EMC remain relatively nimble in a rapidly evolving marketplace. One disruptor in the datacenter is software, and EMC along with its rivals are working to make IT infrastructure smarter, more... more »
Barnes & Noble Sells Its Soul, Brings Google Play To The Nook

Barnes & Noble Sells Its Soul, Brings Google Play To The Nook

Barnes & Noble has given up the ghost at long last, abandoning its Amazon-style, Lone Ranger strategy by finally welcoming Google Play and the thousands of apps it brings to its line of Nook tablets. "We're offering customers even more great entertainment on our award-winning tablets," said Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch. "Now, with access to more than 700,000 apps and the best reading experience available, the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are must have products for entertainment lovers." Up until now, Barnes & Noble's stubbornness over its closed eco-system has been one of the biggest complaints among its users. While... more »
LIVE: Chinese Cyber-Spies Out-Spy The Real Life Q's From James Bond

LIVE: Chinese Cyber-Spies Out-Spy The Real Life Q's From James Bond

On today's SiliconANGLE's Live NewsDesk Show, (see embed feed below or visit youtube.com/siliconangle to watch on demand), we learn about a real-life James Bond weapons laboratory has suffered a recent attack from Chinese Cyber-spies in connection with a slew of other hacking operations on defense contractors. Joining us now to tell us more about the resonating implications of these attacks 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.) QinetiQ is known for its spy-world connections and a product line that even Q from James Bond... more »
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Traditional Warehouses are Evolving, Not Disappearing : More Control, Smarter Data

Frank Fillmore, president and founder of The Fillmore Group, sat to speak with Wikibon’s Jeff Kelly on theCube to talk about Big Data and data warehousing. Fillmore noted that unlike other trends in the past, Big Data did not start in the IT world. Instead it started out in the world at large and grew organically to be an IT trend or focus. He felt that transaction processing has matured, and companies are looking for new opportunities to engage their customers at a more intimate level. Companies do not want to wait for a customer to approach them and ask what... more »
US Military Contractor Hacked: Secrets Served Up On A Platter

US Military Contractor Hacked: Secrets Served Up On A Platter

A key US Military contractor's confidential research data was exposed to hackers sponsored by the Chinese military for more than three years, in what is just the latest in a string of high-profile cyberespionage scandals. The claims, reported by Bloomberg yesterday, revealed that the hackers gained unrestricted access to hundreds of classified and highly-sensitive military technical documents belonging to QinetiQ North America, a division of the UK-based defence company QinetiQ, which went onto make serious errors in its handling of the situation. The company was repeatedly hacked from 2007 to 2010 by a group known as the "Comment Crew", which has... more »
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Ventures Capitalists Love Profitable Companies That Don't Need Money

TheCUBE headed over to Stanford University for the school’s 17th annual Accel Symposium. There, we had the chance to talk with keynote speakers Lynda Weinman, co-founder and executive chairman of Lynda.com, and Bud Colligan of Accel Partners and also currently a member of Lynda.com’s board. {Here is the list of videos on Youtube from SiliconANGLE's theCUBE from Stanford Accel event coverage} In her keynote speech, Weinman talked about the story of Lynda.com and online education, as well as their plans and vision for the initiative. Lynda.com has been publishing for 17 years now, and it was 10 years ago when they put... more »
How Small Biz Gets Big Data Results without a Big Data Approach

How Small Biz Gets Big Data Results without a Big Data Approach

Fred Sobotka of FRS Consulting joined theCube to talk with Jeff Kelly about maximizing database performance, and finding insights from data without investing in expensive new systems. The buzz is on Big Data, but smaller customers still need and seek solutions and insights that might not call for a Big Data approach. The main focus for customers of FRS Consulting has been on increasing the performance of their existing databases. They want to gain more value by getting data through the enterprise quicker, with better queries. The top priority to address these foci, according to Sobotka, is monitoring the performance of... more »

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