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Big Data is the data too large, complex, and fast-moving for conventional information infrastructure to handle. There’s been a lot of buzz about investment in cutting edge Big Data solutions and start ups, and for good reason. Venture capital for Big Data is sizable and growing.
You don’t often hear the words ‘Government’ and ‘Innovation’ together, however while the USA`s Cloud First initiative certainly kick-started more Cloud adoption, really the important part of this development has been the emergence of the public sector as a...
Did you know that Microsoft has a wholly owned subsidiary called “Microsoft Open Technologies”? It was announced in a blog post in April 2012. Here is the home page and here is the page on Git Hub. Did you know that Microsoft is now in the top 20 list of the Linux kernel’s biggest co...
Researchers Show How to Crack Android Encryption – Thomas Cannon and Seyton Bradford have successfully shown brute force attacks against Android encryption at DEFCON.  Because Android encryption is based on the Linux dm-crypt, it is easily broken on either Android 3.x or 4.x devi...
Over the years we’ve worked with or talked to a number of law firms and lawyers who needed assistance with their websites, blogs or SEO efforts. Their struggles with internet marketing inspired us to create a stock WordPress theme specifically designed for their industry. This month we...
Here are today’s top tech news stories. Bitcoin, the underground currency of the Internet, is experiencing speculative growth - there have been a few things pushing up the value of the Bitcoin, including a drug purchasing version of eBay. There are now “High Yield Investmen...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and ma...
Actuate Corporation has announced an alliance with DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra™. The partnership will make it easier for IT departments to organize and analyze data from Big Data workloads and traditional data sources. This approach will accelerate time to insig...
World IPv6 Launch: June 6: The Internet Society, an international nonprofit organization that advises on Web standards, policy and education, has selected June 6, 2012, as the World IPv6 launch day. This date will mark the beginning of a new phase in the life of the Internet, when IPv6...
Network operator commitment to the cloud phenomenon has reached startling new levels, with investment set to top last year's record US$13.5 billion*. This focus and the issues, market challenges and the potential of the cloud computing space, will all be highlighted and debated during...
Dell KACE and Bomgar announced today an offer for Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance customers that will give new Bomgar customers two free Bomgar remote support licenses worth several thousand dollars through either a hosted solution or via a purchase of Bomgar’s on-premise applianc...
Total Defense, Inc., a provider of solutions to combat the growing threat of cybercrime, today announced the launch of Total Defense Cloud Security, an integrated cloud based SaaS (Security as a Service) solution for Web and email protection, for businesses in Europe. This new offering...
GraphOn Corporation (OTCBB: GOJO), a worldwide developer of remote application access and Web-enabling software solutions, today announced the immediate availability of GO-Global 4.5 for Windows. “This version of GO-Global for Windows provides enhanced, enterprise-class functionality...
I don’t blog or read blogs as much as I once did but I like keeping up with the state of the art. So here’s a link to Marketing Sherpa’s 2012 “best-of” list for marketing blogs . I listed them all so I can easily go back and refer to them all: Best Social ...
Cloud application auditing and security company, SaaSID, has announced its partnership with big data and business analytics company, EMC Greenplum. EMC is a global leader in cloud computing, enabling the world's largest organisations to store, manage, protect and analyse their infor...
Shares of Zynga and Facebook fell sharply last week as quarterly results signaled a slowdown in growth for the companies. Also Facebook failed to provide investors with any kind of earnings forecasts in their release. "The lack of a forecast for the future is what people are concerned ...
Facebook spent a record amount on lobbying expenses — dropping close to $1 million — during the second quarter of 2012 in yet another sign of the social network’s growing focus on Beltway politics. Meanwhile, Google maintained its lobbying march in Washington, having spent $9 million i...
Recently Microsoft conducted research [1] [2] indicating that a delay of 1 second in page load time means a loss of revenue of 2.8%. Obviously, faster websites lead to huge revenue benefits for ecommerce companies, hence why speed is the dominant industry trend today. That said, improv...
I know, some people will say it’s apples to oranges. Some people will say Adobe is also pushing for HTML5. But I’m writing this for people who read the title of this blog correctly: Flex or JavaScript. Disclaimer 1. I do both. Disclaimer 2. I don’t care about game programming. I work f...
At the WPC, Microsoft has announced that it is now bringing a subset of Windows Azure features to Windows Server to enable hosters offer Cloud capabilities to their customers. With Cloud competing with hosting business, is there a scope for the traditional hosters to sustain their busi...
Kapow Software on Wednesday announced it has joined the Google Enterprise Partner program. With this new partnership, the company’s Kapow Katalyst Application Integration Platform 9.0 extends the power of Google search technologies across the enterprise and helps customers get more val...
Google is reportedly close to paying a $22.5 million fine to settle charges that it secretly bypassed the privacy settings of millions of Apple users. According to the Wall Street Journal, “the charges involve Google’s use of a special computer code to trick Apple’s Safari web-browsi...
Cybercrime has taken a dangerous turn heralding the emergence of a new generation of attacks focused on corporate and government espionage. These attacks are targeted and persistent leading to leakage of vital state secrets and critical corporate data. These threats have been labeled a...
When iPad was launched did you imagine that it would be more successful compared to iPhone? I did not. I could not think of that killer application which is required for a new and innovative device to succeed. (Will iPad Succeed?) Neither did organizations like Forrester. After being...
I’ve been using Firefox on my Mac as my default system browser for years until I got really irritated with the need to kill it once in a while after it became non-responsive. Switched to Google Chrome, but was still running Firefox for testing of my HTML/JavaScript code with the ...
A friend of mine from my IBM days (an expert in Data Warehousing, BI, etc.) told me about the Hadoop conference he attended in San Jose few weeks back. When he attended the same conference two years ago in New … Continue reading →
One of the key tenets of the Cloud is self-service. Anyone from an individual entrepreneur to an enterprise CIO with a valid credit card can subscribe to the Cloud. This has been the biggest driver of Cloud adoption especially among the startups and SMEs. While this is definitely an ad...
At AT&T Labs in Florham Park, New Jersey, big data is being used to analyze the traffic and movement patterns of people through data generated by their mobile phones to help improve policymaking and urban and traffic planning. The research team realized they could understand deep patte...
Keylogging has taking center stage, and it now deserves our proper attention. After all, keyloggers have been identified as the #1 Global Threat to consumers, corporations and government agencies in the recent 2012 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Symantec Corporation coined ...
SGI has partnered with Kalev H. Leetaru of the University of Illinois to create the first-ever historical mapping and exploration of the full text contents of the English-language edition of Wikipedia, in time and space. The results include visualizations of modern history captured ...
A recent post on the HTTP 2.0 War beginning garnered a very relevant question regarding WebSockets and where it fits in (what might shape up to be) an epic battle. The answer to the question, “Why not consider WebSockets here?” could be easily answered with two words: HTTP headers. It...
Facebook continues to be on the mind.  I took a quick read of Michael Wolff’s piece which suggests that Facebook lacks big ideas to justify their valuation.  I am not sure I agree with that.  The folks that I have met at Facebook have plenty of ideas. 
If you are unfamiliar with the term “Consumerization of IT” or CoIT then you may think that it means “IT has become a consumer product”. But that is not interpretation which is generally accepted. Traditionally, adoption of Information Technology used to start with defense & governme...
I remember the hype going into the Facebook IPO and how people were literally drooling over what was to be the seminal event to reinvigorate our financial markets, create wealth for thousands and cement Facebook as the success story of this generation. Well two out of three ain’t...
Cloud collaboration and content management: the great myth over security Millions of users, who place documents into the Dropbox storage servers or other Cloud based collaboration solutions such as Huddle each day, are potentially putting their data at risk, despite the belief that it ...