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Authored by Hortonworker Shaun Connolly, this white paper outlines a strategy for a Big Data refinery and how it might apply in your organization. It is targeted at technical executives and practitioners new to Big Data. This white paper expands upon the data refinery analogy to explor...
Not only are more businesses adopting some form of cloud technology, they are feeling better doing it. A recent survey of 500 IT decision-makers found that 85 percent felt more positive about the benefits of using cloud computing, up from 72 percent in 2011, according to The Wall Stree...
Talend, a global open source software leader, on Friday announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the newly-published "Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools"[1] annual report. According to the report, "Visionaries in the market demonstrate a ...
Embarcadero Technologies has announced the availability of a new version of the AppWave business platform and PC app store designed to help ISVs improve their customer experience. AppWave for ISVs expands on the Embarcadero experience with AppWave for enterprise customers and their e...
The jury will hear closing arguments Tuesday after the CEOs of Apple and Samsung failed to resolve their patent dispute in talks Monday. Presiding judge Lucy Koh warned the companies that either or both of them could be at risk if the jury gets the complicated case. She advised the CE...
Best Buy, the flailing consumer electronics retailer that’s ignoring a $9 billion takeover attempt by its founder, reported its latest quarter Tuesday morning and turned in profits 91% below last year on revenues off 3.2%. The company has suspended profit forecasts for its second hal...
Brocade CEO Michael Klayko, seven years in the job, says he’s going to leave as soon as the company finds a successor and the transition is complete. The board has formed a search committee and hired a headhunter. Bloomberg said Brocade has been unable to find a buyer despite the s...
Best Buy, the world’s largest consumer electronics chain crippled by the impact of Internet sales, has brought in Hubert Joly, a Frenchman and reputed turnaround artist in media, technology and services, to run the place starting early next month after he gets a visa. He will replace...
GreenBytes on Tuesday announced the IO Offload Engine, a high-performance network infrastructure device purpose-built to absorb the transient IO (input/output) required for VM booting, rapid provisioning and swap. By offloading this IO from the storage system, the IO Offload Engine fre...
From the outside looking in on the so-called “trial of the century” – and bearing in mind that it’s only maybe halfway through – but Samsung looks royally screwed. It should have paid more attention when Google told it in 2010 that its tablets looked too much like iPads and should be...
Google will pay a historic fine to settle U.S. government charges that it violated privacy laws when it tracked via cookies users of Apple’s Safari browser. The US$22.5 million civil penalty is the largest ever secured by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for a violation of one o...
Somebody must have forgotten to send Nvidia the memo about this being the apocalyptical post-PC era ‘cause when its results came in Thursday its GPU business – which is all PC – was up 15.3% to $668 million or roughly two-thirds of its total revenue of $1.04 billion. Earnings were a ...
Google Ventures has put $8.2 million into electronic signatures vendor DocuSign, bringing the reportedly unprofitable start-up’s juicy $47.5 million D round, announced last month, up to an even juicier $55.7 million and its total funding up over a handsome $112 million. Google is rep...
A slip by Samsung’s lawyer gave Apple the chance to introduce evidence into the patent infringement trial in San Francisco that Samsung wanted suppressed, evidence culled from Samsung’s own documents that Apple hinted it had before the trial began last week. According to an internal ...
Sharp has taken a license to Microsoft’s latest Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) for use in products including its Android smartphones popular in Japan. Unusually Microsoft says nothing about the pact being royalty-bearing – or that it got anything in return – which is not to s...
Apple is in talks to acquire Pinterest rival, The Fancy, according to Business Insider. The fast-growing social e-commerce site is backed by Twitter creator and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. The 20-man start-up calls itself “part store, blog, ma...
Birst has finally solved a problem the Royal Bank of Canada posed seven years ago. It’s figured out a way to analyze data regardless of where it is without moving or replicating it. It calls the widgetry Distributed Business Analytics. The trick is to keep all the data in one place,...
Fusion-io Wednesday trotted out a piece of software called ION Data Accelerator that All Things Digital says means that a server fitted with flash can replace a storage array. It also says that “servers that run in the cloud are going all-flash” starting with the boxes in Facebook’s ...
Microsoft has reworked its browser-based Hotmail into a free, socialized, Facebook-friendly service it’s calling Outlook.com, borrowing the name from its Office e-mail client. The idea is to stop Google’s Gmail from eating into its turf. With 324 million users Hotmail is the larges...
Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company - delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, on Monday provided additional details of the $30 million share repurchase program first announced on August 2nd, 2012. “Our hybrid open source enterprise mode...
“We launched our next Cloud Test Lab with Eucalyptus, Atrato and Arista. We consider it a very important tool for the European market,” stated Jelle Frank van der Zwet, Manager Cloud Segment at Interxion, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at th...
"We're a user experience agency. We focus on researching, designing, and developing applications and digital products," stated Ken Guiberson, CTO at EffectiveUI, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan at the 10th International Cloud Expo, held June ...
Symform on Thursday announced it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). The CSA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and to provide education on the uses of cloud computing t...
TwinStrata earned top marks in Info-Tech Research Group’s new report “Vendor Landscape: Cloud Backup Gateways.” TwinStrata was given Best Overall Value award for “coupling its impressive product with an appealing price,” said the Info-Tech Research Group Research Document. TwinStrata...
I distinctly remember marveling that a bankrupt Chinese company dragging around at least $400 million in debt owed to Chinese banks was able to afford lawyers to sue Apple when it lodged a short-lived suit against Apple in America. Well, according to a Google translation of a Chinese...
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...
New and flexible ways to make changes of a Windows Server 2012 installation after the fact are available. And IT pros can now convert a server from and to Server Core, and change the availability of server components that are previously committed at an installation time. This introduce...
Scott Thompson, the Yahoo CEO who left in May after four months in the job because it was discovered that he gave himself an undergraduate degree in computer science, has gotten another job. He’s now CEO of ShopRunner, a start-up that gives members two-day shipping from some retail si...
Microsoft has never reported a loss in its 26 years as a public company until Thursday when a gargantuan $6.19 billion write-down on aQuantative, the online ad agency it acquired in 2007 for $6.3 billion to compete against Google, plus $540 million in deferred revenue on Windows 8 nomi...
"Our customers are very varied - we have customers in over 150 countries - and for the software companies we provide the Infrastructure as a Service. I like to work with the customers one-on-one to tailor solutions for them," stated Mike Carpenter, VP of Business Development at CARI.ne...
Emerging economies are ripe markets for cloud computing services - including paid services - the Business Software Alliance reported today. BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman noted that "we're seeing a leapfrog effect. A lot of recent adopters of computers and information technol...
Cisco’s biz dev chief Hilton Romanski said in a blog posting Monday that Cisco has acquired a pre-launch stealth start-up called Virtuata that got started in 2010 and is supposed to be good at virtual machine security. Thus armed, customer deployments of multi-tenant multi-hypervisor...
Oh, geez, not again. The European Commission is investigating Microsoft for not complying with an antitrust settlement and threatening “severe” sanctions. Microsoft is the only company ever to be fined for defying the EC and the regulator now thinks that the company didn’t follow t...
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s newly hired CEO, is pregnant with her first child and due to have the baby, a boy, in three months. The due date is October 7. Ms Mayer credits the Yahoo board with “evolved thinking” for not eliminating her when it was told of her condition. We would just po...
As digital marketing technologies and cloud-based marketing automation push IT systems from the back office to the front office, CIOs and IT Directors must start educating themselves about sophisticated new marketing tools, techniques and analytics, according to to Marketo, the fastest...
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...
Yahoo and Facebook agreed to drop their mutual patents suits and cut a new advertising exchange and content distribution deal. They will cross-license parts of each other’s patent portfolios (Facebook bought patents off of IBM and Microsoft after Yahoo filed suit). Facebook users w...
Yahoo’s going with another plainspoken blonde. After the market closed Monday Yahoo’s board named Marissa Mayer, one of Google’s first employees and long-time protector of the stripped-down look of Google’s homepage, CEO replacing interim CEO Ross Levinsohn. The Yahoo board is taki...
Elazon™, the world’s only Electronic Message Response and Remediation System, mitigates all forms of unwanted electronic messages and behavioral advertising and facilitates good computing for both consumers and businesses. Elazon™ reduces the profitability of sending unwanted electroni...
Google is evidently planning on competing with Amazon and simply annoying Apple with the $199 Google-brand Nexus 7 tablet that it announced at its annual I/O developers conference in California Wednesday. Asus is making and co-branding the seven-inch Android dingus. Google will sell ...


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