Microsoft has released its Azure hosted service so that it can run Linux.
Microsoft showed off a preview of Azure HDInsight running on Ubuntu and the makers of the open saucy gear Canonical claims that it is a recognition that Ubuntu is great for running Big Data solutions. more»
The IT division of Hitachi said it is to buy oxYa.
The company is a provider of services for cloud and SAP products. The acquisition will be complete by the end of March and the 500 employees and the company will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS). more»
The insurance industry is in danger of falling behind other companies because it is not interested in the latest digital technology.
Reuters reported that while some insurers are using developments such as telematics, or social media sources, to increase the amount of information they have about customers to reduce claims and make insurance cheaper for all most are luddite laggers. more»
75.7 million personal and entry level storage products shipped in 2014 and that means the market was essentially flat.
IDC estimated that annual shipment values fell 1.5 percent compared to 2013, with a value of $6.6 billion.
Personal stort age suffered from competition from public cloud providers and people started using online streaming more, said IDC. more»
Microsoft has launched a package to lure start-ups and SME’s to its Azure profile by offering them $500,000 in Azure credits.
The deal, announced by partner Y Combinator, is only available to Y Combinator-backed companies and will be offered to the 2015 Winter and future batches. more»
While everyone seems to be rushing to get on the cloud, AT&T is downsizing its data centre operations.
The telco is apparently selling some of its data centres worth about $2 billion as it continues its streak of asset sales.
Apparently, AT&T is keen to get its debt loads down and pay off its credit card bill from last Christmas. more»
Companies relying on Big Data analytics might be disappointed to discover that they are not so good at finding a needle in a haystack after all.
Currently the best way to sort large databases of unstructured text is to use a technique called Latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) which is a modelling technique that identifies text within documents as belonging to a limited number of still-unknown topics. more»
SAP, the maker of expensive esoteric business software which no one really understand wants to deliver its product onto the cloud.
This means you can be completely baffled by the product, without having to store it on your local servers.
Luka Mucic told the Euro am Sonntag business weekly that contract cloud work becomes profitable over time and in the long term; they can definitely become more profitable than classic licence sales. more»
IT spending worldwide will reach $3.8 trillion 2015 – that’s up 2.4 percent from last year.
But market intelligence company Gartner has warned that its earlier prediction of 3.9 percent will be affected by the rise in the price of the US dollar as well as conservative sentiment about services and devices. more»
New research has found that only one in ten cloud apps are secure enough for enterprise use.
According to a report from cloud experts Netskope, organisations are employing an average of over 600 business cloud apps, despite the majority of software posing a high risk of data leak. more»
While the industry is telling the world+dog know that 2015 was the year of the cloud, one has to wonder what it would have been like if Edward Snowden had not revealed high level snooping of off-site data centres.
This year Taser discovered first hand some of the problems. more»
Big Blue is telling the world+dog that 2014 was its breakthrough year for its cloud computing business.
IBM said it will expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services. more»
Server company Rackspace has joined an IBM inspired server group, snubbing its primary chip supplier, Intel.
The Openpower foundation was formed a year ago and has something like 80 worldwide members, working on producing server technology built using IBM rather than Intel microprocessor architecture. more»
Software giant Microsoft has accused the US government of operating a system of double standards when it comes to snooping on other countries.
Microsoft’s executive Vice President and General Counsel, Brad Smith said that by demanding companies hand over customer data stored overseas the US government was operating a double standard that it would not accept from other countries. more»
Big Blue has assessed that 80 percent of executives in charge of security think that challenges by external threats to their enterprises are on the rise.
And IBM said 60 percent of enterprises believe they are being outgunned in the cyber war. more»