Road to Smarter Computing

On December 7, 2012 By

Smarter computing as a concept refers to intelligent investments in information technology that result in lowered costs to technology buyers and better services as perceived by end users. Today, when budgets are under tight scrutiny and pressure, smarter computing investments allow us to reduce the cost of maintaining and operating our infrastructure, [...]

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Social media, cloud computing and big data and new cultural practices have in recent years made ​​an enormous impact on life, politics and society – see our recent story by guest author Scott Hebner, SoMoClo is Here to Stay, Now Let’s Make it Enterprise Ready.

As a study by IBM shows [...]

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By Larry Warnock, CEO of Gazzang

Rarely a day goes by that we don’t see a new analyst estimate highlighting the impact of Big Data. Gartner now claims it will drive $34 billion of IT spending in 2013, up from $28 billion in 2012. There’s no doubt big data means big business.

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By Scott Hebner, Vice President, IBM Cloud & Business Infrastructure Management

Social, mobile and cloud are more than just three of the most hyped buzz words in technology, they are three facets of the same movement and an everyday reality for consumers and businesses alike.

Whether you’re a college student streaming music [...]

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The Executive Director of OpenStack Foundation, Jonathan Bryce, says that if users don’t want to be ensnared by vendor lock-in, they can try the OpenStack project. He claims that OpenStack will still provide free software through its OpenStack Foundation. In an interview during the recently concluded Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, California, [...]

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Hosted at its Sydney datacenter, IBM has recently introduced its newest local enterprise cloud computing service for businesses that want to set up hybrid clouds. Dubbed as SmartCloud Enterprise+, the new service is the only one of its kind in Asia Pacific. A monthly subscription service, SmartCloud is built from [...]

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IBM announced a wide range of security software solutions to help organizations protect their information and identities within and outside the company in massive data environments such as Big Data, mobile and cloud computing.

Specifically, IBM presented ten products and improvements for organizations to deal with new security threats and challenges arising [...]

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Since its Initial Public Offering in August 2008, Rackspace Hosting’s share value has grown almost 6 times its original value. This is primarily because of the company’s growth in terms of earnings per share, revenue, and subscriber base. The cloud service provider is currently trading with an impressive profit-to-earnings ratio and analysts [...]

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If Oracle recently showed improvements in their catalog of integrated systems (specifically in database machine), IBM is now announcing three new systems for the management and analysis of large volumes of information that will be available from late October.

IBM Introduces PureData, a system that allows companies to quickly analyze [...]

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IBM is targeting a market where the technology giant is considered as a newcomer. A major change in a society that generally deals with the largest corporations and governments around the world, IBM will increase its efforts to sell the so-called cloud computing services to medium-sized companies. The company has lined up [...]

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On the sidelines of the quarterly results, Oracle CEO said the company would offer its public cloud during its OpenWorld event at the end of the month.

Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, said a new IaaS platform would be unveiled at the upcoming OpenWorld conference. According to him, this service will [...]

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For those individuals who want to invest in cloud computing stocks, the best advice you can have is to ensure that you have chosen the right company to invest in. Basically, you can do this by comparing the company with important statistics and financial [...]

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Faced with declining sales for several large systems, IBM decided to advance the timing slightly to launch its new mainframes. The zEnterprise EC12 mainframe is designed for securing large volumes of transactions and data analysis ideal for cloud computing and big data.

The mainframe zEC12 promises 25% better performance per core [...]

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When IBM recently launched a cloud platform designed for consumer electronics, the first company to sign up is Phillips. Dubbed simply as IBM Cloud, IBM’s offering will power the Phillips smart TV platform for internet services, allowing the consumer electronics company to deliver interactive services to millions via their TV [...]

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Application delivery networking has its roots in simple load balancing, but has evolved considerably over the last decade. The first evolution was the integrated traffic management appliance, combining load balancing with additional networking functions such as SSL acceleration, compression, caching, TCP offload, connection multiplexing and Web firewalls to improve the performance, availability [...]

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OpenStack is currently riding high on a momentum built up by Rackspace’s recent decision to rebrand themselves around the open source cloud project, along with long-running auction site eBay coming out and admitting that they are using the technology, but it’s not completely smooth sailing for Openstack, as there are still a [...]

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