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The White House released a report on big data in which it calls for an update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The much-anticipated report comes at a time when there is a large scale debate going between technology, privacy, and civil rights.

The report “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values” focused [...]

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IBM has announced its new top of the range CPU Server power system architecture that, according to what the company claims, promises the highest performance to revolutionize the world of servers and big data. IBM promises up to 50 times faster processing than standard x86 servers.

Designed for big data, the new IBM [...]

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The theme of big data now gets even more attention at Microsoft. The company looks with attention to the growing volume of data produced either by machines than by humans. During the Accelerate Your Insights event in San Francisco, Microsoft announced new big data analytics products and services that allow you to process [...]

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How companies are adopting cloud computing and how they are addressing the changes that it entails in the management of IT resources? RightScale tries to find the answers in its RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Survey.

The survey results found that cloud adoption is picking up steam as enterprises increase both public [...]

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IBM is developing a cloud service for the security of data transmissions over mobile networks. This allows developers to develop applications in which data is always protected.

IBM won a patent called, “Pushing secure notifications to mobile computing devices,” for a cloud-based security protocol that will help developers create apps that enable organizations [...]

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The economic consequences of the NSA scandal are anything but marginal. But the effects in monetary terms are only part of the problem – the point is that Edward Snowden revelations of NSA scandal has changed the perception of IT industry towards cloud computing.

Nearly ninety percent of the ICT decision makers [...]

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Intel has decided to abandon its own developments around Hadoop. Rather than develop itself a distribution of Java framework for big data optimized for its processors, the chipmaker now preferred to ally with one of the pure players in the sector – Cloudera and even to become its largest shareholder. Intel now sits [...]

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As businesses adopt private, public and hybrid clouds for cost-effectively and quickly deliver applications and services, Cisco announced plans to build the world a network of larger global Intercloud clouds. Together with strategic partners and service providers, Cisco global Intercloud is being architected for the Internet of Everything.

The project is designed for [...]

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Google has made it clear for years that they’re determined to be the number one name in the cloud storage game. Google has announced a reduction in the price of their subscriptions to the service cloud storage, Google Drive, thanks to a series of infrastructure improvements.

While iCloud gives 5 GB of storage [...]

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McAfee in a recent report said enterprises expect to see an increase in attacks aimed at shared resources in any IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS (Infrastructure, Platform, or Software as a Service) cloud environment. Cybercriminal will target cloud-based applications and data repositories such as the ubiquitous hypervisors found in all data centers, the multitenant [...]

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Facebook has announced a new way of designing and building data centers from a panel approach, which the company says would save months in the process of building new data centers. This model came to Facebook after building its data center in Altoona Iowa, where Facebook unveiled its new “rapid deployment data center” (RDDC) concept.

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Microsoft is expanding its cloud office package Office 365 with new features and wants to better adapt the software to meet the advantage of social, big data and cloud computing. Microsoft will add software, development tools and functions to Office 365. The software giant wants to make its software suite in the cloud smarter [...]

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PayPal, Nok Nok Labs, Agnitio, Validity Sensors, Lenovo and Infineon Technologies formed a coalition called the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance to develop a standards-based open approach that automatically detects when a FIDO-enabled device is present and offers users the option to replace passwords with more secure authentication techniques such as biometrics. Google, [...]

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To help companies maximize the benefits of investments in big data, Intel launched the Intel Data Platform, a suite of software based on open source technologies designed to simplify and accelerate the management of big data.

Based on the Intel Software Distribution for Apache Hadoop, the platform provides an open environment for [...]

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The news came out last February 4 as he addressed the employees as the new CEO in the presence of outgoing officer, Steve Ballmer and company founder Bill Gates. The event took place in their office in Redmond, Washington.

Nadella said in his first announcement as CEO  that he has his mind focused on [...]

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Apps World North America, the leading show for the apps and mobile world, smashed targets this week with another record-breaking show. CloudTimes is proud to be a media sponsor of Apps World. London coming up.

Held at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco from February 5-6 Apps World North [...]

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