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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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After months of research, analysis and interviews with various candidates, the special committee to find the gem to replace Steve Ballmer to head Microsoft has finally delivered its verdict! Microsoft has appointed Satya Nadella, a manager in charge of the division that sends software and services via the Internet, as the new CEO. [...]

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Facebook’s Open Compute Project started back in April 2011 and the social media giant actively supports the Open Compute project. The aim of the initiative is to improve the capacity, energy and cost of data centers worldwide, following the example of the open source software movement.

Because of the Facebook’s initiative, companies [...]

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Revealed by Edward Snowden last year, the NSA spying program has had many repercussions. The PRISM program has cost U.S. industry a $22 to $35 billion loss over three years. More than that, NSA spying caused more damages to political, diplomatic and civil society.

The White House now launched an action [...]

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Research firm IDC in a recent report shows that companies combine Hadoop with other databases to make big data analysis. A significant proportion of survey respondents said Hadoop is used to replace traditional data warehouse technologies. This ranges from the analysis of raw data, whether operational data, data from different machines or terminals [...]

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The LAUNCH Festival 2014 Hackathon is February 21-23 in San Francisco. LAUNCH Hackathon #3 is offering grand prizes of $2M investment or $10k cash, awesome food, massages, and additional prizes from API partners. The best part? It’s free! Find out more info and apply to participate (limited to 800 participants): http://hackathon.launch.co.

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The popularity of Amazon S3 and Amazon EBS has grown to record levels and continues to grow at a very rapid pace. During the last four years, the object stored on Amazon’s S3 servers increased from 262 million to over two trillion.

With the increase in the scale of storage, Amazon has decided [...]

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Recognizing the emergence of a strong demand for cognitive computing, IBM has made ​​the decision to give birth to a new business unit that will deal specifically on technologies related to the supercomputer.

The Blue chip company announces IBM Watson Group, a new division that will bring together software, services, research, experts [...]

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If a toast charred, Google wants to know about the future. The Internet giant sets big jump on the bandwagon with networked home automation and in particular Internet of Things. For this purpose, the group absorbs the company of an old Apple inventor.

Google buys the company Nest Labs, Inc., for $3.2 billion [...]

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More studies confirm that the average safety offered by the data center over the cloud is higher than the average recorded at similar facilities on premises, but WikiLeaks scandal and espionage activities conducted at the level of governmental institutions, with everything shown by the work of the National Security Agency (NSA) could shift the [...]

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By Jieming Zhu

According to industry research firm Gartner, the worldwide market for cloud computing will grow 18.5 percent this year to $131 billion. One of the leading areas of adoption among companies of all sizes is file share and sync services such as Box, Dropbox, etc. These services are being used by employees whether [...]

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McAfee Labs expects that in 2014 the majority of the innovation in the field of cyber threats will focus on mobile platforms. Thus, the range of ransomware – malware files on a computer hostage by encrypting them – would sharply increase for mobile devices this year.

McAfee Labs in its annual 2014 Predictions [...]

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A leader such as Amazon, which sat with appropriate services (e.g. AWS or S3) in time standards in the cloud, is constantly under attack. Google entered the cloud business with Google Compute Engine and then Microsoft is aggressively highlighting its Azure cloud platform.

A new cloud offering is now provided [...]

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Not a year ago, that EMC and VMware formed the pivotal initiative. Nevertheless, the project already looks back on an eventful history. Pivotal helps organizations create web based applications that can be migrated from in-house data center to the cloud server managed by Amazon, VMware environment and OpenStack, the open source project backed [...]

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