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A wealth of security information exists in our networks from a variety of sources – policy servers, firewalls, switches, networking infrastructure, defensive components, and more. Unfortunately, most of that information is locked away in separate silos due to differences in products an...
Cloud computing is so alluring. The public cloud economizes infrastructure resources and creates a scalable, on-demand source for compute capacity. Additionally, the cloud can be a strategic asset for enterprises that know how to migrate, integrate and govern deployments securely. App...
Motorola Mobility is asking for an en banc rehearing of the Ninth Circuit Court’s unanimous decision a couple of weeks ago forbidding it to enforce the German injunctions it got on its H.264 standards-essential claims against Microsoft. It’s a long shot, which is why Google is claimi...
Fresh back from maternity leave – she had a boy – Yahoo’s latest CEO Marissa Mayer raided her former company to bring Google’s VP of partner business solutions Henrique de Castro in as COO. He’s supposed to worry about Yahoo’s sales, operations, media and business development. The ...
OK, so Apple can’t find Paris on its maps. At least its maps aren’t under imminent threat of an injunction for patent infringement, which could happen to Google in Germany unless it authorizes its Motorola Mobility subsidiary to pay Microsoft the royalties it wants for its claims again...
Europe's Commissioner for the Digital Agenda has released a communication called "Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe" mapping how the cloud fits into Europe's future. The paper outlines a series of actions designed to drive European businesses and the public sector ...
Looks like a US district court is going to tell Motorola Mobility – and its master Google – exactly how much they can charge for the standards-essential patents they’ve been using to try to get injunctions blocking companies like Microsoft and Apple from marketing their products becaus...
Patent victories by Microsoft and Apple have stripped Motorola Mobility of products it can legally sell in Germany, Europe’s biggest market where Android is popular. The Google subsidiary is down to zero tablets and three smartphones – the Razr i, Razr MHD and the Gleam. Everything...
After looking into his crystal ball and seeing nothing all that good in Microsoft’s long-term future, CEO Steve Ballmer has signaled in his annual letter to stockholders Tuesday that Microsoft’s venture into hardware à la Apple’s tight integration is here to stay. “There will be time...
Red Hat is looking for a new name for the open source JBoss Application Server, a k a JBossAS, because the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform has gotten bigger than just Java. So it’s staging a community election to rechristen the widgetry with a name that reflects polyglot program...
Android will be getting competition from an open source operating system that’s coming to market backed by a Hong Kong-based ecosystem alliance of still unnamed chipset vendors, OEM and ODM manufacturers, operators and retailers willing to pour €200 million into it and that, folks, is ...
Oracle has formally advised Judge William Alsup that it intends to appeal the verdict in its patent and copyright suit against Google and Android. Judge Alsup, you’ll remember, decided Oracle’s Java APIs weren’t copyrightable, an issue it’s got to prevail on in its appeal. Whether ...
Press reports claim Apple is going to announce its unconfirmed iPad mini tablet on Wednesday, October 17 and a major Apple investor told Fortune that he heard from multiple sources that Apple will send out invitations on October 10. The mini is supposed to have a 7.85-inch screen com...
Cloud providers are increasingly looking at application marketplaces as the best way of enabling customers to onboard software to their cloud. However, providers often lack the deep pockets or extensive manpower required to populate the marketplace; they must engage and empower an ISV ...
Because Apple only managed to sell a record five million iPhone 5s over the weekend – not as many as Wall Street bulls thought – and admittedly can’t keep up with demand, it’s perceived as having component issues blamed on its new thinner, lighter, bigger in-cell touch screen, which co...
The European Commission said Thursday that it’s going to take Microsoft to the woodshed and formally charge it with breaching a 2009 agreement to offer European users of Windows a mess of alternative browsers, a deal struck to settle a brewing antitrust case. Microsoft admitted the o...
Many firms still dismiss the importance of social networking and some of them even ban employees from using these services while in the workplace. They think that “social” starts and ends with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other networks that might be best described as informal, consu...
Google appears to be perfectly happy to let Apple dangle in the wind and not rush to take advantage of complaints about its newfangled maps program by putting an iOS 6-compatible Google Maps application on the market. The Verge, however, claims Google was blindsided when Apple unilat...
In the past few weeks I visited several Cloud and Big Data conferences that provided me with a lot of insight. Some people only consider the technology side of Big Data technologies like Hadoop or Cassandra. The real driver however is a different one. Business analysts have discovered ...
Apple put out a statement Monday morning saying it sold over five million iPhone 5s since Friday. It’s not as many as the eight or 10 million Wall Street has been talking about, which may be why the stock is down 2% pre-market. The company said the “incredible” demand for the phone “...
Reaching customers and employees with cloud applications when they are located in emerging markets (such as Russia, Indonesia, Brazil and China) poses a major challenge. This is especially true for China, which has not only the largest Internet user base (twice that of the US and growi...
The cloud is a commercial vehicle. This undeniable truth must now be accepted as a deeply entrenched truism by CIOs who are looking to manage the forward-looking growth of their technology architectures. We can actually refine this statement further. The cloud is a commercial vehicle ...
SnapLogic, the enterprise cloud integration outfit that’s supposed to bestride cloud computing and Big Data, has gotten a $20 million C round led by Ignition, a new investor, as well as Triangle Peak Partners and existing backer Andreessen Horowitz. That makes $32.5 million altogethe...
To have a reliable and comprehensive, yet flexible, e-commerce business, it's essential to have a solid architecture. Just like the foundations of a house, an online shopping site needs to be robust enough to handle large volumes of traffic and be flexible enough to support many differ...
It’s become increasingly clear that Big Data, and the tools for manipulating, visualizing and analyzing it, are transforming the business landscape. McKinsey released a report in 2011 that projects 40 percent growth in global data generated per year. This is all well and good, but more...
Being a consultant has landed me in a ton of different roles. Sometimes those roles required giving a lot of presentations and some of them did not require me to give any. A few of those positions had me using PowerPoint more than Visual Studio. There were also a few that wanted the pr...
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) represents a complete preintegrated platform offering for the development and operation of general purpose business applications. A fully preintegrated and standardized platform - offered in a multitenant mode as a managed service - means much less manual e...
A German regional court Thursday cleared the way for Apple to file for a permanent injunction barring the sale of products in Germany put out by Google satellite Motorola Mobility. It was found guilty of infringing Apple’s “rubber-banding” patent in its Android tablets and smartphones...
Because of the efforts of people like Steve Souders, John Resig, Sergey Chernyshev, Paul Irish, ... a lot has changed when it comes to optimizing web site performance. Browser and Application Performance Vendors built tools to make Web Performance Optimization easier than ever before. ...
Acer on Thursday was supposed to announce a smartphone for China that runs on an operating system called Aliyun developed by Alibaba, the big Chinese e-commerce outfit. The press were reportedly milling outside the door waiting for the Shanghai press conference hosted by both compani...
Amazon Web Services has set up an online marketplace where customers can sell their excess EC2 Reserved Instances to other AWS customers. Reserved Instances cost less because buyers make a one-time payment to reserve compute capacity for a specified term and get a discount on the hou...
Let’s start with some acronym disambiguation. The term CMS can be used to denote Content Management Systems, Content Management Services, Change Management Systems or Configuration Management Systems in IT alone. Let alone the Calcutta Mathematical Society (it does exist, we checked)...
With every passing day, Big Data assumes new strength as a significant force in our industry. Someone even said that Big Data is transforming business same way IT did few decades ago. The overall revenue (includes hardware, software, service) for Big Data is said to be around $5.1B ...
The Korean Fair Trade Commission (FTC) Thursday said it was investigating a complaint made by Apple that Samsung is abusing its dominance in third-generation wireless technology. The investigation mirrors a similar one opened in January by the European Commission, which is also inves...
Java trial judge William Alsup has ordered Oracle to pay $1,130,350 for Google’s court costs, mostly for a court-appointed expert witness. Google, the “prevailing party,” wanted $4,030,699, but the judge cut it back $2,900,349 refusing to accept its bill for third-party e-discovery. ...
Change management is important for any Technology initiative and since many Cloud services focus on rapid deployments, this area is sometimes forgotten. The move to Cloud has not only technology implications but also business implications. Business processes and operations can be encap...
U.S.-based corporations and government agencies have been shipping application development work to offshore IT services providers for years. Now, thanks to cloud computing, foreign companies are starting to bring their business to providers of data center services located in this coun...
Farmville Farmers Outnumber Real Farmers — WHY? Angry Birds passes one billion download –- WHY? On 21st November, 2011, Kolaveri became the ‘most searched video’ on YouTube — WHY? After two and a half year of near hibernation our Yammer usage suddenly took off without any internal p...
Workday, the cloud-based HR company started by the guys who built PeopleSoft, is inching closer to going public. The company filed to go public in July but took advantage of a provision in the regulations to postpone disclosing its financials. As it happens it lost $46.9 million in t...
Where will the cloud computing model of service-based virtualized computing resources for data storage and processing grow next? This is arguably the biggest question facing technology analysts today – and if we knew the answer we could all probably sleep a little more soundly. Before...