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Linux’s Grsecurity dev team takes blog ‘libel’ fight to higher court • The Register

Open Source Security, Inc., the maker of the Grsecurity Linux kernel patches, suffered a setback last month when San Francisco magistrate judge Laurel Beeler granted a motion by defendant Bruce Perens to dismiss the company's defamation claim, with the proviso that the tossed legal challenge could b...

IBM lifts its 22-quarter shrinking sales curse: Finally, a whole one per cent uptick • The Register

For 22 quarters in a row, IBM's sales have been shrinking. But not any more. In the final three months of 2017, Big Blue's revenues grew 3.5 per cent compared to year-ago quarter, the first such rise in about six years. It's fair to say IBM sure took its time to regain its footing. And yet the corp...

Goodbye Netscaler, Xen. Hello Citrix SD-WAN, Citrix Desktop, Citrix… • The Register

Exclusive Citrix will try to reinvent itself with integrated cloudy products – and ditch some of its long-standing brands in favor of a naming scheme without the Xen badge it has nurtured for years. An internal staff memo, obtained by The Register and which we understand has been shared with indu...

You may not be a software company, but that isn’t an excuse to lame-out at computering • The Register

I don't begrudge organisations who want us to start calling them "software companies". People are free to do whatever they like with such trivial labels, I guess. But the tick of such labelling has always been an annoyance to me. No, you're a company that uses software effectively Most companies s...

Have three WINEs this weekend, because WINE 3.0 has landed • The Register

Version 3.0 of Wine Is Not an Emulator – aka WINE – has arrived, and offers all sorts of new emulation-on-Android possibilities. WINE lets users run Windows applications on Linux, MacOS, Solaris, and FreeBSD, plus other POSIX-compliant operating system. To do so it “translates Windows API cal...

NetApp sets up Cloud Infrastructure biz unit • The Register

NetApp is setting up a Cloud Infrastructure business unit, giving it FlexPod, SolidFire and StorageGRID, and hiring a cloud services hotshot to run it. Brad Anderson is said hotshot, a NetApp outsider, coming in from being President and COO of Gravitant, a cloud services brokerage company, which IB...

There are other, legal ways to nab Microsoft emails, privacy groups remind Supremes • The Register

Allowing Uncle Sam to seize emails stored in Microsoft's Irish data centre would violate foreign data protection laws and risk setting a damaging precedent, the US Supreme Court has been told. In briefs filed in the long-running dispute, IBM and international campaign groups argued that the governm...

IBM turns panto villain as The Reg tells readers

The meltdown in corporate spin at IBM was apparent last week after the flames of publicity were fanned by The Register's report on the firm's proposals to redeploy tens of thousands of Global Technology Services staff. Black & Blue: IBM hires Bain to cut costs, up productivity READ MORE Insiders g...

Tonic for Ginni as IBM actually does OK in storage • The Register

Analysis Diving into IBM's fourth-quarter and full-year results show its storage surge has now run a whole year and possibly pushed Dell EMC into a "Refuse to Lose" channel campaign to regain sales momentum. In the systems business, up 32 per cent year-on-year at $3.3bn, the three brands – mainfr...

WD’s new Ultrastar drives shed platter without hit to capacity • The Register

WDC's HGST unit has brought out 4 and 6TB nearline platter-reduced disk drives with a 8TB drive on the way. The Ultrastar 7K6 has four platters and 4TB and 6TB capacity points. The previous 7K600 had 2, 4, and 6TB capacities with five platters needed for 6TB. By increasing the platter capacity to 1...

Is the writing on the wall for on-premises IT? This survey seems to say so • The Register

Research outfit 451 has run a survey that should get the pulses of on-premises IT suppliers beating faster. The standout finding was that 60 per cent of the surveyed enterprises say they will run the majority of their IT outside the confines of enterprise data centres by the end of 2019. Their IT i...

Crypto-cash exchange BitConnect pulls plug amid Bitcoin bloodbath • The Register

Amid a cryptocurrency price correction that has seen the price of Bitcoin drop by half from its mid-December peak, UK-based cyber-cash lending and exchange biz BitConnect said it is shutting down. The firm, dogged by accusations that it is a Ponzi scheme, cited bad press, regulatory orders, and cyb...

Google’s AutoML launch translated into plain English (where possible) • The Register

Google today tore the covers off something called Cloud AutoML, a new service that's part of its "mission to democratize AI." The technology is touted as artificial intelligence that can design artificial intelligence. In other words, rather than build your own machine-learning software, Google's C...

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers says insects are the new lobsters • The Register

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers has launched his very own venture capital firm. “JC2 Ventures” has the usual aim “to change the world”, this time “through digitization and startups” and by “solving major issues using digital technologies”. He also hopes to address global inequality a...

Red Hat slams into reverse on CPU fix for Spectre design blunder • The Register

Techies are scratching their heads after Red Hat pulled a CPU microcode update that was supposed to mitigate variant two of the Spectre design flaw in Intel and AMD processors. In a note to IT departments, the open-source player confirmed the latest version of its microcode_ctl package will not con...

Thanks for all the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops • The Register

The small team behind an ambitious NHoS Linux project are calling it a day, citing receipt of a trademark infringement warning from the Department of Health's (DoH) "brand police" as the 'final straw'. The initial raison d’être of NHoS was to identify a way to roll out NHSbuntu, a strand of open...

DXC confirms veep level shake-up in new world order • The Register

Exclusive DXC Technologies is splitting with exec veep and general manager Mike Nefkens - previously the boss for HPE Enterprise Services before the spin merger with CSC - amid a massive shake-down of the exec line-up. The move was confirmed in a memo to the troops by CEO Mike Lawrie who said the b...

And Oracle E-biz suite makes 3: Package also vulnerable to exploit used by crytpo-currency miner • The Register

A third Oracle enterprise package has been patched against a crypto-mining exploit. Security outfit Onapsis warns that Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is vulnerable to the cryptocurrency miner exploit that was recently used to hack Oracle's PeopleSoft and WebLogic servers. Campaigns based on these se...

DigitalOcean cuts cloud server pricing to stop rivals eating its lunch • The Register

Faced with a customer base being lured away by cheaper cloud compute services at its competitors, DigitalOcean has cut prices and increased RAM and SSD storage for its users. The company has around a million customers and is the world's third largest cloud compute hoster, according to Netcraft – ...

Thanks for the free work, Linux nerds, now face our trademark cops • The Register

The small team behind an ambitious NHoS Linux project are calling it a day, citing receipt of a trademark infringement warning from the UK Department of Health's (DoH) "brand police" as the "final straw." The raison d’être of NHoS was to identify a way to roll out NHSbuntu, a remix of the open-s...

how IT is changing the world of neuroscience

Arriving home at her poky London flat after a difficult day, Emma closes the door on the outside world, hangs up her coat and tries to forget the stress she is under. She changes into comfy pyjamas, settles in on the couch under a soft blanket and, plugging in her smartphone, places a small virtual ...

Google’s ‘QUIC’ TCP alternative slow to excite anyone outside Google • The Register

Google's contribution to Internet standards, the fast-than-TCP thanks to multiplexing QUIC protocol, has yet to extend much beyond the Chocolate Factory, according to a German report into its adoption. An experiment from 2012, Google's Quick UDP Internet Connections hit the standards track with thi...

Flying on its own, Thunderbird seeks input on new look • The Register

Now that the open source email client Thunderbird is sleeping in a separate bed from Mozilla, the project has called on outside help for a UI redesign. It's working with Polish designers Monterail to help with the redesign, partly because in 2016 that company created a popular custom UI theme for T...

Google sinks cash into more submarine cables, plans more data centres • The Register

Google has made more investments in submarine cables, sinking money into three due to come online in 2019. First up is the Curie Cable System, which will link the United States and Chile. This one's all Google's: the company says it will “control the design and construction process”, so when th...

VMware’s NSX world domination plan advances with not-just-point release • The Register

VMware’s made no secret of its ambitions for its NSX network virtualization product, which it thinks has the potential to be bigger than server virtualization as organisations start to spread resources out across multiple clouds and on-premises bit barn. One way the company’s increasing NSX’s...

Biggest vuln bombshell in forever and storage industry still umms and errs over patches • The Register

Analysis A growing consensus among storage hardware appliance vendors is that, since they don't run external software on their hardware, they don't need to stick performance-hindering patches into their operating systems. Software-defined storage (SDS) and hyperconverged systems vendors do, consult...

Destroying the city to save the robocar • The Register

Special Report Behind the mostly fake "battle" about driverless cars (conventional versus autonomous is the one that captures all the headlines), there are several much more important scraps. One is over the future of the city: will a city be built around machines or people? How much will pedestrian...

Kaminario exits the hardware business • The Register

Kaminario has announced it will leave the hardware business, and said Tech Data will build the certified appliance hardware needed to run its software. TechData will provide the K2 and K2.N hardware with Kaminario providing the Vision OS, Clarity analytics software (getting machine learning and AI)...

New Quantum head honcho thrown in at the deep end • The Register

Comment There's a new president and CEO at Quantum, with the board hoping for a dose of Patrick Dennis magic to fire up the company and return it to growth and profits. Dennis was CEO of Guidance Software, which made forensic security software such as EnCase. OpenText bought the company for $222m i...

HTML5 may as well stand for Hey, Track Me Longtime 5. Ads can use it to fingerprint netizens • The Register

Usenix Enigma HTML5 is a boon for unscrupulous web advertising networks, which can use the markup language's features to build up detailed fingerprints of individual netizens without their knowledge or consent. In a presentation at Usenix's Enigma 2018 conference in California this week, Arvind Nar...

Developer plots server virtualization comeback for XenServer • The Register

Moves are afoot to revive Xen Cloud Platform (XCP), the open source version of XenServer that existed independently of Citrix before the company released its code to the Xen Project and made its own efforts open source. In 2017’s dying days developer Olivier Lambert posted news of his plan to rev...

Veeam buys AWS EC2 instance backup and recovery biz • The Register

Veeam has announced the acquisition of N2WS, an IaaS startup, whose board includes Veeam co-founder and President Ratmir Timashev, for $42.5mn cash. It said N2WS was the main provider of cloud-native enterprise backup and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS), which makes it the main publ...

New Mirai botnet species ‘Okiru’ hunts for ARC-based kit • The Register

A new variant of the notorious Mirai malware is exploiting kit with ARC processors. The nasty, dubbed Okiru, is the first capable of infecting devices running the ARC CPU, according to independent security researcher Odisseus. RISC-based ARC embedded processors are used in a variety of internet-co...

Causes of software development woes • The Register

Research "Agile development" can mean different things to different people. To some it's about easing up on traditional rigour, and even legitimising a quick-and-dirty approach to getting stuff out of the door. To others it's about implementing a different kind of rigour, in order to bust project ba...

Hey Europe, your apathetic IT spending is ruining it for everyone • The Register

Listless IT spend in Europe is dragging down the pace of global recovery, according to the latest prediction from entrail-prodders Gartner. During 2018, IT expenditure on the continent is expected to increase 1.5 per cent to €667bn (£593bn). Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7tn (£...

China’s latest IPO star tastes of bubble tea • The Register

Analysis Xiaomi's rush to go public is as much a sign of a speculative bubble as Bitcoin mania. Will it have a happy ending? Somebody seems to be in a hurry. Xiaomi is only just making a comeback from a crash last year. But for the few years prior to that, though, Xiaomi enjoyed astonishingly unctu...

Here’s ANOTHER deadline for skills profiling • The Register

DXC Technologies' employees still reluctant to upload their "skill profile" onto a company database they fear will be used in the next big redundancy rounds yesterday got a ticking off from top brass. The great unwashed at DXC were given a fortnight until 17 November to complete the online forms to...

Upset Equation Editor was killed off? Now you can tell Microsoft to go forth and multiply

Microsoft Equation Editor was sentenced to death on January 9, 2018 at the age of 17, when a software update from Redmond removed five files necessary for the application to function. Only a few months ago, the Windows giant thought its Equation Editor could be saved: its software engineers, lackin...

Oracle says SPARCv9 has Spectre CPU bug, patches coming soon • The Register

Oracle has told users of its SPARC-powered platforms that they have the Spectre processor bug. A support document buried in Oracle’s customers-only portal, but seen by The Register, states: “Oracle believes that certain versions of Oracle Solaris on SPARCv9 are affected by the Spectre vulnerabi...

A flaw like Meltdown or Spectre will probably happen again

Getty Images After acknowledging a major security flaw in modern smartphone chips, the head of one of those chip design companies is delivering more grim news. "The reality is there are probably other things out there like it that have been deemed safe for years," Arm Holdings CEO Simon Segars...

CES 2018: The final word

When people look back at CES 2018 in five or 10 years, it'll be the heavy rain, flash flooding and power cuts that'll stand out more than the tech on display. While 1.33 inches (3.38 cm) of rain may not sound like a lot, it was a record for the desert city of Las Vegas: The first precipitation in...

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s changing its news feed again, BlackBerry CEO to deliver keynote at Detroit Auto Show

Facebook’s changing its news feed again. The Detroit Auto Show has begun – and today’s keynote is being delivered by BlackBerry CEO John Chen. Trending on – where else? – Facebook is the latest changes to the social network’s signature news feed. In a Jan. 11 post on his public Facebo...

Why GDPR is great for SMEs

When it comes to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), too many of the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have their heads in the sand. Whether through ignorance of the legislation, the idea that Brexit means it will no longer apply (it will), lack of resources, or fear...

Black hole munched galactic leftovers, spewed stars, burped • The Register

The black hole at the centre of galaxy SDSS J1354+1327 sucked in gases, “burped” – and then repeated the display. As NASA explained in a statement: “The two-course meal for the black hole comes from a companion galaxy that collided with J1354 in the past. This collision produced a stream of...

Oracle still silent on Meltdown, but lists patches for x86 servers among 233 new fixes • The Register

Oracle still has nothing to say about whether the Meltdown or Spectre vulnerabilities are a problem for its hardware. Big Red today offered The Register another “no comment”, making it a notable absentee from the Intel’s list of x86 vendors’ advisories on how to handle the twin problems. O...

Spectre fixes made AWS CPUs cry, says SolarWinds • The Register

Log-sniffing vendor SolarWinds has used its own wares to chronicle the application of Meltdown and Spectre patches on its own Amazon Web Services infrastructure, and the results make for ugly viewing. The image below, for example, depicts the performance of what SolarWinds has described as “a Pyt...

Don’t sweat over Spectre, Meltdown SANitation • The Register

Analysis Several SAN suppliers have said their systems don't need patching against the Spectre and Meltdown bugs. We asked Dell and Pure Storage about the impact of fixes and whether their SANs and Dell's hyperconverged (HCI) systems needed patching. El Reg: Do you agree that on-premises external S...

Now Meltdown patches are making industrial control systems lurch • The Register

Patches for the Meltdown vulnerability are causing stability issues in industrial control systems. SCADA vendor Wonderware admitted that Redmond's Meltdown patch made its Historian product wobble. "Microsoft update KB4056896 (or parallel patches for other Operating System) causes instability for Wo...

Microsoft extends patent protection shield on-premises • The Register

Microsoft’s extended its “Azure IP Advantage” litigation protection shield to on-premises technology, by applying it to the Azure Stack hybrid-cloud-in-a-box systems. Microsoft launched Azure IP Advantage in February 2017. The service sees Microsoft indemnify Azure users who spend more than U...

Wait, what? The Linux Kernel Mailing List archives lived on ONE PC? One BROKEN PC? • The Register

Spare a thought for Jasper Spaans, who hosts the Linux Kernel Mailing List archive from a single PC that lives in his home. And since things always happen this way the home machine died while he was on holiday. The archive was therefore unavailable for much of the weekend, although Linux developers...

Let’s Encrypt plugs hole that let miscreants grab HTTPS web certs for strangers’ domains • The Register

Let's Encrypt – a SSL/TLS certificate authority run by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) to programmatically provide websites with free certs for their HTTPS websites – on Thursday said it is discontinuing TLS-SNI validation because it's insecure in the context of many share...

Intel puts security on the todo list, Tavis topples torrent tool, and more • The Register

Roundup The security world is still feeling the aftereffects of last week's CPU design flaw disclosures, which continued to dominate the news this week, even amid the noisy CES jamboree in Las Vegas. The Meltdown-slash-Spectre saga, broken by The Register last week, is still causing major headaches...

PC lab in remote leper colony had wrong cables, no licences, and not much hope • The Register

On-Call Welcome back to On-Call, The Register’s weekly tale of – ahem – challenging support jobs that readers have encountered around the world. This week, meet “Mick” who told us about his visit to New Ireland, a remote province in Papua New Guinea. There’s decent surf out there, nice...

PowerShell comes to MacOS and Linux. Oh and Windows too • The Register

Microsoft’s given the world new versions of PowerShell that bring the popular automation and scripting tool to MacOS and Linux. PowerShell Core 6.0’s both an upgrade and a replacement for its predecessors. It’s a replacement because Microsoft’s no longer actively developing its predecessor...

Intel’s Meltdown fix freaked out some Broadwells, Haswells • The Register

Intel’s warned that the fix for its Meltdown and Spectre woes might have made PCs and servers less stable. Chipzilla’s slipped out a statement to the effect that “We have received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates.” The problems have hit ...

OnePlus Android mobes’ clipboard app caught phoning home to China • The Register

OnePlus has admitted that the clipboard app in a beta build of its Android OS was beaming back mystery data to a cloud service in China. Someone running the latest test version of OnePlus's Oreo-based operating system revealed in its support forums that unusual activity from the builtin clipboard m...

Remember those holy tech wars we used to have? Heh, good times • The Register

2018 has barely begun, and it already feels like we'll be nibbling techwar milquetoast all year long. If 2018 ends up being at all like 2017, that is. We used to get our collective undies in a bunch over whether Linux or Windows was best, until smartphones rendered the debate somewhat moot. Still, ...

Next; tech; meltdown..? Mandatory; semicolons; in; JavaScript; mulled; • The Register

In what non-technical people might take as an attempt to outdo the absurdity of the tabs vs. spaces debate that continues to divide programmers, the TC39 technical group that advises the development of ECMAScript – the specification from which JavaScript is implemented – has proposed telling web...

Should SANs be patched to fix the Spectre and Meltdown bugs? Er … yes and no • The Register

Analysis Is the performance sapping spectre of the X86 Spectre/Meltdown bug fixes hanging over SAN storage arrays? The general assumption is "yes" but five suppliers say not. You would expect SANs to need patching; they run their controller software on X86 servers after all. UK storage architect C...

Self-driving cars still do not exist even if we think they do • The Register

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Before I take off my Sonic The Hedgehog socks, I want to be sure there is mutual consent. I don't mind being extradited to Sweden but there's no way I want to spend the next five years conducting my daily ablutions under a cold dripping tap in the faux-marble tiled to...

Veeam’s reverse-IBM, the rebrands, the new hires, and… DRAM, what’s that, Samsung? • The Register

After multiple, multiple quarters of doing a reverse IBM and growing revenues quarter after quarter after quarter, Veeam has been beaming about having grown revenues some more. If you are not totally dazzled by this, then there's still more in our weekly collection of storage treasures, such as Kro...

Data protection is best managed from the centre • The Register

Security people talk of an attack surface to describe exposure to malware and hacking. The bigger the attack surface, the more at risk you are. Data is the fuel of a new industrial revolution, powering business changes such as digitalisation and advances in fields such as machine learning. The grea...

Shhh! DropBox ‘quietly files’ for IPO • The Register

DropBox has reportedly filed for an IPO, giving it fresh capital to fund a significant expansion. Bloomberg has reported that DropBox has lodged confidential papers registering for a public share offering. "Confidential offerings" were introduced in 2012 in the JOBS Act, allowing companies to perfo...

Boffins split on whether Spectre fix needs tweaked hardware • The Register

Analysis Processor security experts – including one cited in the Meltdown paper – are split on whether the resolution of the Spectre vulnerability may need to involve hardware modifications or the software defences being rolled out are adequate. The Meltdown vulnerability, which by contrast is ...

Celebgate latest: Fourth dirtbag ‘fesses up to pillaging iCloud for stars’ X-rated selfies • The Register

A fourth man has admitted stealing Hollywood stars' private nude photos that eventually leaked online in what became known as Celebgate. George Garofano, 26, of Northford, Connecticut, USA, pleaded guilty this week to one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information. T...

Boffins tweak audio by 0.1% to fool speech recognition engines • The Register

The development of AI adversaries continues apace: a paper by Nicholas Carlini and David Wagner of the University of California Berkeley has explained off a technique to trick speech recognition by changing the source waveform by 0.1 per cent. The pair wrote at arXiv that their attack achieved a fi...

Apple hands Chinese iCloud to Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry • The Register

Apple has announced it will hand over iCloud operations in China to government-owned local partner Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry (GBCD) on February 28. Apple's made the move to comply with Chinese government policy, that demands domestic operators own foreign services' data centres so that data o...

AI will make the rich richer – and the poor poorer • The Register

Two research papers argue that the risk of AI-driven automation isn't so much the destruction of jobs as the amplification of wealth inequality. That is to say workers in our brave new world will still have things to do, but many of them, assisting and assisted by machines, will be paid poorly whil...

Cisco can now sniff out malware inside encrypted traffic • The Register

Cisco’s switched on latent features in its recent routers and switches, plus a cloud service, that together make it possible to detect the fingerprints of malware in encrypted traffic. Switchzilla’s not made a dent in transport layer security (TLS) to make this possible. Instead, as we reported...

Cryptocurrencies to end in tears says famed investor Warren Buffet • The Register

Famed investor Warren Buffet has predicted a nasty landing for cryptocurrencies. "In terms of cryptocurrencies, generally, I can say with almost certainty that they will come to a bad ending," the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway told CNBC in an interview. Later in the interview he added: ...

IBM hires Bain to cut costs, up productivity • The Register

Exclusive IBM has indicated to senior Global Technology Services management that that a third of the global workforce will be “productively redeployed” in 2018 with tens of thousands of personnel “impacted”. Insiders told The Reg that Big Blue had hired consultant Bain & Company to help it ...

Everything running smoothly at the plant? *Whips out mobile phone* Wait. Nooo… • The Register

The security of mobile apps that tie in with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems has deteriorated over the last two-and-a-half years, according to new research. A team of boffins from IOActive and IoT security startup Embedi said they had discovered 147 vulnerabilities in 34 of...

UK.gov hitches wagon to cloudy Oracle offering • The Register

Another year, another government shared services strategy. This time Whitehall wants to roll out Oracle Cloud across departments - a move it says will require "substantive negotiations" with the Sopra Steria-run joint venture. No estimated cost savings or timelines were included in the strategy (PD...

What do we want? Consensual fun times. How do we get it? Via an app with blockchain… • The Register

Comment "Don't ruin the moment. Asking to sign a contract to have sex can be awkward." Of course the simple answer here should be, you're right – I won't. I'll have a respectful conversation with my partner, and if at any point they say no, we'll stop. But it's 2018 now, so obviously that's not ...

Microsoft finally injects end-to-end chat crypto into Skype – ish… • The Register

Microsoft has bunged end-to-end encrypted communications into beta versions of Skype using the open-source Signal protocol. Redmond has been a laggard in locking down Skype as a truly end-to-end encrypted comms system – end-to-end meaning only the people talking to each other can decrypt the chat...

Audio tweaked just 0.1% to fool speech recognition engines • The Register

The development of AI adversaries continues apace: a paper by Nicholas Carlini and David Wagner of the University of California Berkeley has explained off a technique to trick speech recognition by changing the source waveform by 0.1 per cent. The pair wrote at arXiv that their attack achieved a fi...

Mine all the data, they said. It will be worth your while, they said • The Register

Good developers instrument their applications. Good ops teams monitor everything. This near-fetishisation of telemetry has been extended to DevOps, where it now risks becoming something of a problem. It's good to collect data on your applications and your infrastructure. An important part of Doing ...

UK Data Protection Bill tweaked to protect security researchers • The Register

The United Kingdom has revealed amendments to its Data Protection Bill to de-criminalise research into whether anonymised data sets are sufficiently anonymous. The legislation, first floated in August 2017, gave rise to worries that researchers would commit a crime if they broke whatever measures w...

Meltdown, Spectre may slow your servers • The Register

Analysis After spending last week insisting that the performance impact of fixing the Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities "should not be significant," Intel on Tuesday tried to maintain that stance even as it acknowledged SYSmark tests assessing post-patch slowdowns ranging from two per cent to...

AT&T’s smart city vision: More parking, less traffic jams

CNET AT&T hopes to get you out of gridlock. Managing traffic flow, locating open parking spots and seeing whether bridges are structurally sound are some of the potential benefits from AT&T's latest push to power the smart city. On Tuesday, the company showed off a new structure-monito...

Cyber attacks in 2017 drive Nordic security efforts

Another month, another large-scale cyber attack. That’s what 2017 felt like for many. Notably, the WannaCry ransomware attack in May, followed by NotPetya a month later, paralysed computers – and companies – globally. Download this free guide Jargon-buster guide to GDPR The 10 most importan...

Samsung’s next big thing isn’t something you can buy

James Martin/CNET For anyone who's ever watched a Samsung press conference at CES, this year felt different. To some, that might mean boring. There wasn't quite the wow factor we've seen before. No moving wall dramatically parted to reveal a massive TV, and shiny refrigerators didn't miracu...

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft drops Bitcoin support, Apple pressured to address childhood iPhone addiction

Microsoft is no longer supporting Bitcoin. Two investors with $2 billion USD in Apple stock are pressuring the company to address childhood iPhone addiction. And today’s CES highlights include voice assistant-enabled earphones and “Li-Fi”. From Google Trends: Microsoft employees have told t...

Intel to set up new group to focus on hardware security

Intel is prioritising hardware security in the wake of discoveries that its chips have design flaws that could be exploited by attackers. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich sent an internal memo to employees announcing the creation of a new group called Intel Product Assurance and Quality, according to The...

Yup, Windows 10 ‘as a service’ is incoming • The Register

Another year, another round of Windows 10 updates – most likely 1803 in March, and 1809 in September or thereabouts. The company calls this "Windows as a service", the idea being that users get a constant flow of improvements. The advantage for Microsoft is that it can begin to escape its legacy ...

In 2018, how are the big storage 8 handling the industry’s challenges? • The Register

Analysis All the main storage system players face three large challenges in 2018 – new technologies providing faster data access, data management suppliers aiming to wrap a commoditising abstraction layer around them, and public cloud and public cloud-like vertical stack suppliers aiming to make t...

IBM melts down fixing Meltdown as processes and patches stutter • The Register

IBM has scrambled to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, but has struggled to develop processes, reporting tools or reliable patches to get the job done for itself or its clients. Internal documents seen by The Register reveal that Big Blue has ordered staff not to attempt any Meltdown/Spectre patch...

Seriously, Reg, you care about a software licensing standard? • The Register

Yeah, we know: even the headline probably started you yawning, and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's (ETSI's) quiet December announcement of a Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) Licensing Management effort doesn't seem that arresting. It was, however, important to network ope...

Meltdown, Spectre bug patch slowdown gets real – and what you can do about it • The Register

Analysis Having shot itself in the foot by prioritizing processor speed over security, the chip industry's fix involves doing the same to customers. The patches being put in place to address the Meltdown and Spectre bugs that affect most modern CPUs were supposed be airy little things of no consequ...

BlackBerry and Baidu buddy up on autonomous autos • The Register

Chinese web search emperor Baidu is to join forces with deposed king of phones BlackBerry, adding its embedded QNX operating system to the Chinese firm's open-source self-driving platform. BB's Unix-like OS will join the cloud services, open software stack, reference hardware and vehicle sets that ...

How are the shares, Bry? Intel chief cops to CPU fix slowdowns • The Register

Intel's boss has finally admitted software fixes to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in most modern CPUs will incur a performance hit. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday, Brian Krzanich stuck to the line the design weaknesses represented an "industry-wide issue ...

Devs see red after not seeing Big Red on Stack Overflow database poll • The Register

The latest Stack Overflow developer survey has invoked ire from Oracle fans after failing to include Big Red in its list of database technologies. The survey, which last year attracted more than 64,000 responses, asks devs about the tools, databases, languages and platforms they use, loathe or want...

Seagate’s CES splash, ClusterStor-like dash and Ripple crypto-cash • The Register

The number-two disk drive supplier is starting 2018 at a gallop with a dense, ClusterStor-like array, a raft of consumer drives at CES and upgraded estimates for its first-quarter results. Seagate's 5U84 drive enclosure and operating system provide up to 1PB of capacity in a 5U chassis (8PB/rack) w...

Good lord, Kodak’s stock is up 120 per cent. How? New film? Oh. It launched a crypto-coin • The Register

That's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see how it works for them. Camera film relic Kodak is trying to reinvent itself in the most 2018 way possible: by launching its own cryptocurrency. The imaging company says its new make-believe money, named KODAKCoin, will be pitched as a way for photographers...

Teach citizens IoT dangers, engineering students cybersecurity, Uncle Sam suggests • The Register

The US Department of Commerce (DoC) and Department of Homeland Security have put out a draft cybersecurity report that recommends, among other things, that the American government fund a public awareness campaign on IoT security, and make cybersecurity a compulsory part of future engineering degrees...

SAP customers won’t touch the fluffy stuff… so here’s another on-prem HR data tool • The Register

SAP has revealed it is working on a new on-premises human capital management system, admitting that many of its customers are still not ready for the cloud. The German ERP giant had previously promised it would continue support for its existing on-premises solution, SAP ERP HCM, until 2025. But to...

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Nordic banks face digitisation decisions over PSD2

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Micro Focus shares take bath after results report • The Register

Amid a boardroom rejig to pursue more M&A action, shares in London Stock Exchange-listed Micro Focus crashed today after financial results filed for the half-year ended October 31 fell short of analysts' expectations. The infrastructure software slinger reported revenue of $1.234bn, up 80.3 per cen...

A drivers’ guide to upgrading your IT to a hybrid cloud engine • The Register

Supported You’re a business running on traditional IT, using banks of servers with monolithic applications and backed by traditional storage arrays as well. You’ve heard about a more modern way of doing things, using cloud services and hybrid IT to deliver greater flexibility and agility, but wo...

Windows and Apple devs get a compelling reason to turn to Linux • The Register

Open Source Insider The biggest open source story of 2017 was unquestionably Canonical's decision to stop developing its Unity desktop and move Ubuntu to the GNOME Shell desktop. What made the story that much more entertaining was how well Canonical pulled off the transition. Ubuntu 17.10 was quite...

Deputy lord of the Scality RING parts ways with object storage firm • The Register

Object storage supplier Scality has lost its president and COO, Erwan Menard. CEO Jerome Lecat announced the change at an all-hands meeting last week. We understand from a Scality spokesperson that the parting is amicable and Menard is staying on in an advisory role. Menard joined as COO in Januar...

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El Reg's storage sheepdog has been out on the hill and gathered a flocklet of storage news. Our tenacious collie has found seven new arrivals; one that's been lurking around for five years and another is an existing woolie promoted. But there are impressive rams as well among these two moving lump...

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It gets worse: Microsoft’s Spectre-fixer wrecks some AMD PCs • The Register

Microsoft’s fix for the Meltdown and Spectre bugs may be crocking AMD-powered PCs. A lengthy thread on answers.microsoft.com records numerous instances in which Security Update for Windows KB4056892, Redmond’s Meltdown/Spectre patch, leaves some AMD-powered PCs with the Windows 7 or 10 startup ...

Microsoft offloads networking to FPGA-powered NICs • The Register

Microsoft has switched on new network interface cards packing field-programmable gate arrays and announced that doing so has let it hit 30Gbps of throughput for servers in Azure. Redmond’s talked up these “SmartNICs” since late 2016 and even detailed (PDF) their workings to the Open Compute p...

WD My Cloud NAS devices have hard-wired backdoor • The Register

If you have a Western Digital My Cloud network attached storage device, it's time to learn how to update its OS because researcher James Bercegay has discovered a dozen models possess a hard-coded backdoor. The backdoor, detailed here, lets anyone log in as user mydlinkBRionyg with the password abc...

LEDE and OpenWRT kiss and make up • The Register

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Scottish Ambulance Service tests satellite to improve critical care process

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Two CPU security flaws were discovered this week that affect virtually every modern computer, Samsung unveiled its new chip that is expected to release in the Galaxy S9, and LG plans to fill airports, hotels, and supermarkets around the world with robots. From Twitter, and pretty much all over th...

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Woo-yay, Meltdown CPU fixes are here. Now, Spectre flaws will haunt tech industry for years • The Register

Analysis Intel has borne the brunt of the damage from the revelation of two novel attack techniques, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, that affect the majority of modern CPUs in various ways. The chipmaker's stock price is down, and it's being eyed for possible securities litigation, following reports...

Software is eating the world – and Nutanix’s hardware revenues • The Register

Analysis Nutanix wants be seen as a sexy software business and not a hardware appliance biz stuck with crap commodity hardware margins. So it is changing its business mode to position itself as a software-focused company. Senior Wells Fargo analyst Aaron Rakers said the hyper-converged firm "curr...

Azure VMs borked following Meltdown patch, er, meltdown • The Register

Microsoft Azure customers are reporting problems with their virtual machines, which are struggling to come back online after being updated with the Meltdown processor patch. The firm told one customer in a direct message on Twitter: "We are currently investigating alerts affecting Virtual Machine...

Data centre mergers and acquisitions hit $20bn in 2017 feeding frenzy • The Register

The temperature is rising in the hot aisle for data centre businesses – $20bn was spent on mergers and acquisitions last year. Synergy Research Group data says the 2017 total doubled the figure from the year before, which itself was well up on 2015. There was almost one significant M&A d...

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Microsoft patches Windows to cool off Intel’s Meltdown – wait, antivirus? Slow your roll • The Register

Microsoft has released updates for Windows to block attempts by hackers and malware to exploit the Meltdown vulnerability in Intel x86-64 processors – but you will want to check your antivirus software before applying the fixes. The Redmond giant issued the out-of-band update late yesterday for...

Intel Meltdown patch will slow down your AWS EC2 server • The Register

Amazon AWS customers have complained of noticeable slowdowns on their cloud server instances – following the deployment of a security patch to counter the Intel processor design flaw dubbed Meltdown. Punters said that, since AWS shored up its infrastructure, and began rolling out its Meltdown-p...

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‘Kernel memory leaking’ Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign • The Register

A fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug. Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel's virtual memory system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is expected to publicly ...

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Learn a Coding Language in 2018

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Hashtag Trending – FinTech predictions for 2018

OK Google, invest my savings into BitCoin – which could exceed $100,000 in market value next year. And financial institutions will need to step up their cyber security game. First up, Cisco is predicting that financial institutions will incorporate voice-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo ...

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Top 10 information management stories of 2017

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Here Are the Best Inspirational Quotes for 2018

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Our favorite blockchain pitches of 2017

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Top 10 stories on state surveillance, technology and the law in 2017

When Edward Snowden released documents showing the extraordinary scale of UK and US surveillance on ordinary people back in 2013, there were many in the intelligence agencies who were rightly worried that their surveillance powers would be challenged in the courts. Download this free guide Comput...

Predictions from experts on 2018 computing and business trends: Nikita Ivanov and Terry Erisman

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LG to unveil ThinQ Speaker with Google Assistant in January

Amazon Echo and Google Home may have the lead in smart home speakers, but that isn't stopping LG from beating Samsung to the punch over announcing a smart speaker of its own. LG On Thursday, LG said it will launch a smart home speaker powered by Google Assistant -- called the LG ThinQ Speaker ...

Top 10 HR and training technology stories in 2017

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Business Networking In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

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Israel is looking to launch a national cryptocurrency

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The top CDN blogs of 2017

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Making data science accessible – HDFS

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Bitcoin’s wild 2017 ride continues with a Christmas Day rebound after a record slide

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Edward Snowden’s new app repurposes old Android devices for security

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Choosing Computer Weekly’s most significant articles about financial services IT in 2017 is no easy task because it has been another year of massive change. The following 10 articles illustrate some of the top IT trends in the financial services sector. Download this free guide AI: Going beyond...

Skills crisis? What skills crisis?

The message from employers is that the skills of their technology workers are not sufficient to meet their digital ambitions. But many might argue the skills gap is a myth - Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman calls it a “zombie idea” that won’t go away despite being routinely debunked....

Long Island Iced Tea Corp renamed itself to Long Blockchain – and its shares went bananas • The Register

Logowatch This special edition of El Reg's Logowatch isn't strictly about logos, rather it's a rebrand, but since today is Friday and this news is – and this is a technical term here – batshit mad, we couldn't pass it up. Non-alcoholic beverage slinger Long Island Iced Tea Corp, which is publ...

How’s this for a stocking filler next year? El Reg catches up with Gemini • The Register

Exclusive Production begins in January on the first new computer form factor since the iPad – Planet Computing's "modern Psion", Gemini. It has already picked up an Innovation Award from the organisers of the International Consumer Electronics Show next month, where a formal launch will take pl...

Storage startup WekaIO punts latency-slashing parallel file system tech • The Register

Analysis Storage startup WekaIO has joined a growing crowd of techies making large performance gains and latency lowering file system tech moves. It has claimed to have developed the highest-performance, lowest-latency file system ever created – which is quite a bold statement – but since thi...

Royal Mail research reveals UK firms lack data quality for GDPR

Almost one-third of UK organisations lack the data quality enforcement processes required for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to research from Royal Mail Data Services. Download this free guide UKI Salary Survey 2017/2018 Compare your salary and career progression ...

The Birth of Wasabi Hot Storage: First Year in Review

The Birth of Wasabi Hot Storage: First Year in Review Those of you following my blog already know that Jeff Flowers and I founded five companies together, including Wasabi, since 1980—all of them reasonably successful. It’s the dream of every entrepreneur to create something of lasting value ...

Deep Learning Achievements Over the Past Year – Stats and Bots

At Statsbot , we’re constantly reviewing the deep learning achievements to improve our models and product. Around Christmas time, our team decided to take stock of the recent achievements in deep learning over the past year (and a bit longer). We translated the article by a data scientist, Ed Tyan...

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Hackers replace cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta with a fake site

Popular cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta got hacked in spectacular fashion Wednesday, with many users unknowingly sending their tokens to the hacker instead of the exchange. At least 308 ETH ($266,789) were stolen, as well as a large number of tokens potentially worth hundreds of thousands of d...

Australia’s future technology headlines … for 2019! • The Register

The technology industry loves to claim that the leaders of its Australian outposts are sages worthy of delivering prognostications from on high, rather than glorified territory managers with a continent to cover. So at this time of year they send El Reg predictions for what will happen on the local ...

Linux OS knackers laptop BIOSes, Intel kernel driver blamed • The Register

Canonical has halted downloads of Ubuntu Linux 17.10, aka Artful Aardvark, from its website after punters complained installing the open-source OS on laptops knackered the machines. Specifically, the desktop flavor of Artful Aardvark, released in October, has been temporarily pulled – the serve...

Linux OS knackers laptop BIOSes, Intel kernel driver fingered • The Register

Updated Canonical has halted downloads of Ubuntu Linux 17.10, aka Artful Aardvark, from its website after punters complained installing the open-source OS on laptops knackered the machines. Specifically, the desktop flavor of Artful Aardvark, released in October, has been temporarily pulled – t...

Australia’s future technology headlines … for 2019! • The Register

The technology industry loves to claim that the leaders of its Australian outposts are sages worthy of delivering prognostications from on high, rather than glorified territory managers with a continent to cover. So at this time of year they send El Reg predictions for what will happen on the local ...

SAP is integrating blockchain strategy into its core products

When it comes to blockchain strategy, SAP is thinking small. Figuratively speaking. The enterprise software giant is leveraging its massive supply chain customer base and expertise to integrate blockchain technology into its core manufacturing and supply chain products, and help customers bring t...

Web browsing comes to Amazon’s Fire TV ahead of YouTube ban

Enlarge Image Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon has announced that starting today all Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick users will be able to browse the web on their TVs using Firefox or Amazon's Silk browser. As part of the press release Amazon mentions that customers can access the World Wide Web, "inclu...

Just how big is Big Data?

Google Big Data started with algorithms helpfully scouring vast amounts of data to find patterns. These days it feels a bit like Big Brother. Using machine learning and AI to tweak algorithms, companies are now able to deliver profound insights from datasets once considered impossible to compile....

What Skills Does the Typical Data Scientist Have?

Every decade has its hottest job opportunities. During the 1980s and early 1990s people were in a rush to apply for investment banking jobs. Then, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it became clear that the Internet would soon change the world and a lot of tech savvy graduates started specializing i...

Smart transport startups join Intelligent Mobility accelerator programme

Eight startups have become the first members of a new accelerator programme focused on smart transport, with innovation centre the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) beginning the Intelligent Mobility initiative with startup accelerator Wayra UK. Download this free guide Growing with confidence Dis...

What a year it’s been for tech in the UK

Writing a review of 2017 is a bit like trying to fit War and Peace into a single tweet – even with the new 280-character limit. Every week, there has been a new headline, either celebrating the huge value of our industry to modern British society or presenting apocalyptic warnings of the “rise o...

Yoox Net-A-Porter Group appoints first chief data and analytics officer

Yoox Net-A-Porter Group has appointed Alessia Kosagowsky as its chief data and analytics officer, a newly created role. The online fashion retailer developed the position on its senior leadership team to help develop the firm’s use of data to provide a better service for customers. Download ...

Sweden’s Stena Line sets sail for digital transformation

Ferry operator Stena Line has set an ambitious goal to become the world’s first ferry company powered by cognitive computing by 2021. This is a big step for a 55-year-old company in a traditional industry, but one its head of digital transformation, Jari Virtanen, said is essential. Download...

All I want for Christmas is – an “honest” benchmark

After a busy November at Big Data London and working with various clients I’ve had a few days to catch up with some reading as I think about where to focus our analytics research in 2018. I read an interesting blog article by Dan Graham at Teradata pointing out some of the pitfalls of benchmarking...

2018 will be the year of Bitcoin’s rivals

Bitcoin has had an absolutely insane year. At one point, its price was up nearly 2,000%, from about $1,000 in January to $19,922 mid-December. It exploded in the media and it caught the attention of pretty much everyone – from Wall St. billionaires to the average Joe just trying to make a quick bu...

Europe’s new internet regulations should make most Americans jealous

Massive tech companies are watching who you are and what you do on the internet, and there's not much you can do about it. Fortunately, the European Union is here to save at least some of us. The EU is less than six months away from instituting the most aggressive personal data protections eve...

3 Ways Electric Vehicles Are Changing Everything

Part 1 of 3 on the Future of Transportation and the Internet of Things The world is moving away from cars based on the internal combustion engine (ICEs). The future is electric. With Tesla leading the way on what’s possible with electric vehicles, more traditional auto manufacturers are followi...

Ad-blocking Brave browser pays you cryptocurrency to try it

Brave Software has embarked on the next phase of its plan to get you to use its browser -- and to build a privacy-first alternative to today's online ad industry. The Brave browser blocks ads and ad trackers by default, a move that makes pages load faster and eliminates some prying into our lives...

A Gentle Introduction to Apache Spark™

Spark’s ability to speed analytic applications by orders of magnitude, its versatility, and ease of use are quickly winning the market. With Spark’s appeal to developers, end users, and integrators to solve complex data problems at scale, it is now the most active open source project with the bi...

50 TOP ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE EXPERTS & INFLUENCERS TO FOLLOW IN 2018

Here’s a Fine List of 50 Top Global Artificial Intelligence Experts & Influencers to Follow in 2018. Important Note: Because it’s hard to compare enormous structures with other companies or individual influencers, we have excluded, for more visibility, The Biggest AI Companies, like IBM, ...

An IT wakeup call: data is the most important resource

At a time when digital transformation is one of the biggest buzzwords in the business market, a new study by Commvault has found that better managing and utilizing data is the number one priority for Canadian IT departments. Released in conjunction with Quadrant Research, the New Jersey-based dat...

Use of IoT in healthcare can improve patient outcomes

Year after year, IoT continues to prove its value in healthcare. Whether within hospital facilities or patients'... Sign in for existing members Continue Reading This Article Enjoy this article as well as all of our content, including E-Guides, news, tips and more. Step 2 of 2: You forgot to prov...

‘We have to keep the bots under control’

At what point does a factory worker lose capacity because of a co-bot? What if a logistics artificial intelligence (AI) system is fooled by new data and makes a fatal error? What if board executives are duped by hostile chatbots and act on misinformation? None of these instances of bot-gone-bad s...

Support for CDOs growing among businesses

Support for the role of the Chief Data Officer is growing among businesses worldwide. This comes across in a new survey of 287 CDOs, chief analytics officers and other high-level data and analytics leaders from around the world. The 2017 study, conducted by technology researcher Gartner, revealed...

A year in hyperconvergence • The Register

Supported It has been an interesting year in the world of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) with acquisitions and retrenchments and with new products released. Systems giant HPE kicked off 2017 by acquiring sexy startup SimpliVity for $650m Cisco bought its HCI SW supplier Springpath for $320m...

3 Keys to Winning the Great Artificial Intelligence (AI) War! – InFocus Blog

3 Keys to Winning the Great Artificial Intelligence (AI) War! There is a war a-brewin’, but this war will be fought with wits and not brute strength. Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration that “the nation that leads in AI (Artificial Intelligence) will be the ruler of th...

♫ Storage falling, all around me… Snowflake, Komprise… Paragon ♬ • The Register

Ho ho ho, blockheads. Winterfest is almost upon us, but you know what is more exciting than four weeks of soulless consumerism? That's right, storage! So here's another roundup of the latest industry titbits. We do spoil you so. IBM It takes a while for AIX and System i to get the newest kit b...

Google Pixel Buds translations vs. professional interpreters

Google's Pixel Buds may not be as sleek and convenient as AirPods, but they do have one feature Apple's wireless earbuds don't: real-time language translation. But just how good are the Pixel Buds' translations features compared to professional interpreters who have translated for UN conferences?...

AMD scores EPYC gig powering new Azure instances • The Register

AMD's return to the server market has won it a place in a top tier cloud: the company today revealed that it has won Microsoft's business for the next generation of Azure's L-series instances. The chip-maker told The Register its 32-core, 2.2GHz EPYC 7551 will power a new “Lv2” Azure instance...

5 Trends to Watch in Banking Technology in 2018 — BizTech

At a time when financial industry analysts are seriously debating whether Amazon will get into banking, it’s clear the banking market is in a state of flux when it comes to technology. Of course, mobile banking is nothing new, but it is now a “table stakes” experience, especially for younge...

10 trends that would shape the future of data analytics

We have heard terms like ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘machine learning’ bandied about often, but do we really know what they hold for us in the coming days? Data Science may have become hot in this decade, but its existence can be traced back to more than a couple of decades ago. A lot ...

Check out the improved Map of the Internet by Cogeco Peer 1

Have you ever wondered what exactly human use of the Internet looks like? With its Map of the Internet app, Cogeco Peer 1 can provide users with a tangible, 3D visualization of the world’s networks and how they connect to one another. The Toronto-based company announced today the updated versio...

Hashtag Trending – Net neutrality dead?; AWS re:Invent, Cyber Monday

The fight over net neutrality heats up, Amazon is spending the week in Las Vegas, and it’s the biggest online shopping day of the year. Net neutrality was a trending topic last week and the conversation will get even more heated this week. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission introduced a...

GDPR likely to affect internal processes heavily, warns lawyer

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means that most businesses that deal with the personal data of European Union (EU) citizens will have to change the way they think about data protection, according to Tim Maiorino, a data protection lawyer at Osborne Clarke based in Germany. Download ...

Toward a Functional Programming Analogy for Microservices

Bobby is a Distinguished Engineer at Capital One, where he influences the technical direction of Capital One and engages the broader community via speaking and open-source contributions. In the past, Bobby has worked at Cognitect, helping to build, test, and implement solutions with the Datomic data...

The monitoring capability gap • The Register

Research Against the backdrop of increasingly crucial and complex IT systems, and a relentless pace of change in the business and technology domains, ensuring that systems are running smoothly and with a good level of performance has become a key imperative. This shines a spotlight on systems monito...

Insights Derived from a Year of Data Analytics Conversations: Part 1

November 28, 2017 | 0 Over the course of the last 12 months I’ve had innumerable conversations with data analytics professionals from here to London. They’ve been with Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers and many other senior professionals with an impressive array of job titles. I...

Want to know how Deep Learning works? Here’s a quick guide for everyone

Once you’ve read this article, you will understand the basics of AI and ML. More importantly, you will understand how Deep Learning, the most popular type of ML, works. By Radu Raicea, Concordia University. Image credit: Datanami Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are ...

A Statistical Guide to the “Impossible”

Why are some people struck by lightning multiple times or, more encouragingly, how could anyone possibly win the lottery more than once? The odds against these sorts of things are enormous. By Kevin Gray, Cannon Gray. In summer 1972 Anthony Hopkins was chosen to play a leading role in a film b...

Business Analytics and Intelligence Compared

Business analytics and business intelligence are two different notions, but only few people understand the difference. Interestingly, even people who have worked in the business industry struggle with this particular topic or have various different answers when someone asks the question 'What is the...

Three of life’s sure bets • The Register

DXC Technologies is spreading some festive cheer by dangling voluntary redundancy (VR) terms in front of customer support teams, according to a confidential document seen by The Register. Peter Hands, UK and Ireland veep of the “deliver” division confirmed – for the second time in as many m...

Barracuda gobbled up by private equity sharks • The Register

Private equity biz Thoma Bravo is buying slow-growth Barracuda Networks for $1.6bn in cash. Barracuda is a $400m-run-rate business based in Campbell, California, USA, that sells data protection and security products. It has been making a move to flogging subscriptions as its customers move away f...

How Artificial Intelligence is Making Big Data Better Than Ever

By The concept of Big Data is a relatively new one. It denotes the availability of vast volumes and sources of data, which were not available before. By itself, Big Data is powerful, and when combined with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, the opportunities presented by this combinati...

Driving Financial Health with Artificial Intelligence

Consumers are stressing over their finances and financial future more than ever: How can they make more? How can they save more? How can they spend less? How can they save for retirement? There are literally thousands of financial service providers that can all help consumers improve their financial...

Getting Started with SAP HANA Cockpit 2.0 – by the SAP HANA Academy

Introduction In the upcoming weeks, we will be posting new tutorial videos to the SAP HANA Academy to help you get started with SAP HANA cockpit 2.0. Topics covered are how to install and update cockpit, how to setup cockpit with cockpit manager, how to secure cockpit and how to use the cockpit t...

2018 Predictions from Ten Big Data Experts

The Future of Big Data: 2018 Predictions From Ten Big Data Experts By Carly Yuk As 2017 is coming to its end, we’re already predicting what could be happening for big data in 2018; both in terms of its impact and its developments. How will big data innovate businesses and control how consume...

Big data in 2018: the experts have their say

Big data in 2018: the experts have their say By Carly Yuk As 2017 is coming to its end, we’re already predicting what could be happening for big data in 2018; both in terms of its impact and its developments. How will big data innovate businesses and control how consumers use their products ...

Let’s have some more straight talking on AI and robotics

The robots are coming – and they’re going to take your jobs. That is a popular mantra, but I really want to let some of the (hot) air out of the inflated robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) hype. Download this free guide AI: Going beyond the hype Check out the latest findings on how the...

Cost optimisation valued as the biggest reason to use multi-cloud

Businesses view cost optimisation as the biggest reason to adopt a multi-cloud strategy, says BMC. The company, which offers services to organisations trying to digitally transform, announced the results from a survey at its London Exchange event on November 14. The findings featured opinions from 1...

Tieto turns to analytics to boost recruitment and retention of IT staff

Finland-based software and technology services company Tieto has rolled out cloud-based human resources (HR) technology across more than 20 countries, in a move that will help it recruit and retain highly sought-after IT specialists. Download this free guide Focus: Application virtualisation Read...

Key choices in Docker container storage deployment

Containers are a hot topic. The technology, which has been most typified by Docker, enables applications to be deployed as a lightweight set of processes rather than an entire virtual machine (VM). Download this free guide Serving the master: Customer application development Feeling the pressure ...

5 Lessons to Become a Really Good Self-Taught Programmer

Programmers are more fun to date. Okay, that may not be completely true, and it shouldn’t be the sole reason to become a programmer, but it’s something to consider. Why do you want to be a programmer? For one, it could be the most important job in the future. Even though crystal gazing comes ...

AI is playing an ‘extremely important’ role in hybrid cloud, says Nutanix

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a key role in overcoming the difficulties of managing large amounts of data in a hybrid cloud environment, according to hyper-converged systems supplier Nutanix. Download this free guide Watch out – artificial intelligence (AI) is going to steal your job!...

Microsoft unveils AI-powered platform ‘Azure Databricks’ for developers

Tech Shorts The platform will enable organisations to provide self-service analytics and machine learning over all data with enterprise-grade performance and governance. To help increase developers' productivity and simplify app development, Microsoft has announced new data platform technologi...

Get a crash course in data science with this ebook bundle

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You can think of a data scientist as a modern version of one of those old-fashioned prospectors, sifting through a company's mounds of excess dirt and gravel (big data) to find some gems (trends...

Massive US military social media spying archive left wide open in AWS S3 buckets • The Register

Three misconfigured AWS S3 buckets have been discovered wide open on the public internet containing "dozens of terabytes" of social media posts and similar pages – all scraped from around the world by the US military to identify and profile persons of interest. The archives were found by vetera...

Why Marketers Need to Think Like Data Scientists (And How to Do It)

Your company may not employ data scientists today. And you might be fine with that. Consider, though, that if you’re not working with a data scientist or at least thinking like one, you’re missing something: the ability to say “I know” instead of merely “I think.” That distinction mat...

The evolution of open source in the enterprise

Open source technologies are now an increasingly common sight in enterprise software stacks, with organisations using them to stand up their customer-facing and line-of-business applications, and power their infrastructure. Download this free guide IT Project: DevOps Everything you need to know t...

$232m blockchain startup Tezos faces sueballs for alleged investor fraud • The Register

Tezos, the blockchain startup that raised $232m in July, has been served with at least two US class-action lawsuits for allegedly defrauding fundraisers as well as breaking rules for offering securities. According to court documents filed in the Middle District of Florida on Monday, plaintiff Ale...

Backup Exec juices dedupe offering, flaunts sign-up cloud model • The Register

Backup Exec, Veritas' SME backup product, now sports a subscription-based payment scheme, deduping cloud backends and offering GDPR compliance help. Privately owned Veritas is building up its product portfolio for the modern cloud era, and subscription pricing is part of that. The Backup Exec sub...

Google’s Chatbase bot analytics platform opens to all

Google’s chatbot analytics platform is now open to everyone, more than six months after its quiet debut during the company’s I/O developer conference. Called Chatbase, it’s intended to help developers better analyze and optimize their bots so they can improve conversion rates and accuracy — ...

Algorithmia now helps businesses manage and deploy their machine learning models

Algorithmia started out as an online marketplace for — can you guess it? — algorithms. Many of these algorithms that developers offered on the service focused on machine learning (think face detection, sentiment analysis, etc.). Today, with the boom in ML/AI, that’s obviously a big draw and Al...

He Who Rules The Data, Rules The World

Data rules the world, but who rules the data? The companies that collect it? The servers that store it? The cables and satellites that transmit it? Or the laws that keep it flowing into the right hands—and away from the wrong ones? Welcome to the world of data governance. It’s one of the most...

Splunk prototyping DevOps efficiency measurement tool • The Register

Exclusive Splunk has developed a prototype product to measure productivity in DevOps teams. The “Splunk App for Build Analytics” has been deployed in a closed beta and is now running, live, as a bespoke service at several Splunk customer sites. The tool's existence was revealed to The Regi...

Machine Learning – the new catalyst in higher education

Who would have thought that the stories around self-driven cars could actually come true, so much so that machine learning algorithms can enable computers to communicate with humans, drive cars, play games and do things human cannot do. Machine Learning with its mathematical algorithms and scientifi...

will.i.am believes he’s building the future’s voice-based operating system (yes, really)

Will.i.am was sitting in a tight, grey conference room in San Francisco's Moscone Center when he dropped a bomb on me: Not Amazon, nor Apple, nor Google, nor anyone had developed a real voice assistant... yet. When will.i.am says he's working on an assistant, I say I have one on my iPhone. "No...

SAP Adds 27 Members to Blockchain Innovation Program

SAP, a major German software company, has announced the addition of 27 new members to its collaborative blockchain program. Announced today during the SAP TechEd event in Barcelona, Spain, the latest members of the initiative span a range of industries including telecoms, retail, pharmaceuticals,...

Searching for the Perfect Attribution Model

How does one measure the efficiency of multi-channel advertising campaigns? How should one manage the budgets of overlapping marketing channels in order to increase profits but not to risk spoiling the existing mechanism? If these questions are appearing more often in your business, then it ma...

How to Get Big Returns with Hyper-Personalized Micro-Targeting

After quickly gaining traction in consumer and political marketing, micro-niche targeting is now becoming increasingly popular in B2B settings as well. Experienced professionals understand that the days of mass segmentation are gone. The one-to-many approach is rapidly becoming a thing of the pas...

Businesses failing to understand GDPR compliance status

A recent poll of 900 business decision-makers around the world indicates that 31% believe their organisations are compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Download this free guide Jargon-buster guide to GDPR The 10 most important things you need to know about GDPR, and a j...

10 Predictions For AI, Big Data, And Analytics in 2018

A new Forrester Research report, Predictions 2018: The Honeymoon For AI Is Over, predicts that in 2018 enterprises will finally move beyond the hype to recognize that AI requires hard work—planning, deploying, and governing it correctly. But Forrester also promises improvements: Better human an...

3 Data Architecture Needs for the Consumer Packaged-Goods Industry

3 Data Architecture Needs for the Consumer Packaged-Goods Industry Access, speed, and bidirectionality are key requirements when building a data architecture for the consumer packaged-goods industry. Enterprise digital transformation has been a hot topic with IT and business leaders over the p...

3 Data Architecture Needs for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

3 Data Architecture Needs for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry Access, speed, and bidirectionality are key requirements when building a data architecture for the consumer packaged goods industry. Enterprise digital transformation has been a hot topic with IT and business leaders over the p...

Adopt Data Science and Machine Learning in your Customer Experience/Success Program

A study of 80+ companies showed that analytical leading companies (those who use analytics to gain a competitive advantage), more so than analytical lagging companies, leverage their data differently. Analytical Leaders focus their analytics to improve customer loyalty while Analytical Laggards focu...

NVIDIA and Booz Allen Hamilton Bring Deep Learning to Federal Government

We’re working with Booz Allen Hamilton to help the U.S. federal government apply deep learning techniques to key challenges in healthcare, defense and cybersecurity. Certified Deep Learning Institute instructors from NVIDIA and Booz Allen will provide hands-on training to federal customers acro...

NeuroSeed uses progressive technologies – NEUROSEED – Medium

NeuroSeed uses progressive technologies The implementation of the NeuroSeed platform will lead to the rapid development of the entire set of machine learning technologies. It will help to reduce the costs of development, mass deployment and significant increase in the efficiency of derivative sys...

Google’s eating out of their hand – now CloudEndure 4 want to conquer Europe • The Register

Analysis Add WANdisco active file replication to Bridgeworks parallel TCP/IP and Zerto DR and get something like CloudEndure, an Israeli startup with two products – Disaster Recovery and Live Migration. It was founded in 2012 by four entrepreneurs who built and sold a content delivery networkin...

Former Sparkies at Databricks fling out system to sort out ‘data mess’ • The Register

Databricks, the biz that created Spark, has added a third pillar to its Unified Analytics Platform aimed at unifying data management. The unified data management system, Delta, aims to simplify enterprises’ complex data architecture, which sees data spread across multiple data lakes and data wa...

A New Architecture for Machine Learning Logistics

Having heard the high-level rationale for the rendezvous architecture in the introduction to this series, we will now dig in deeper to talk about how and why the pieces fit together. In terms of components, we will cover why streams work, why they need to be persistent, performant and pervasive in a...

Running Kafka Streams Applications in AWS

This guest blog post is the second in a series about the use of Apache Kafka’s Streams API by Zalando, Europe’s largest online fashion retailer. See Ranking Websites in Real-time with Apache Kafka’s Streams API for the first post in the series. At Zalando, Europe’s largest online fashion ...

‘If every idea on the roadmap is a good idea, that scares me a bit’ • The Register

Businesses' aversion to risk means they miss out on the potential rewards of machine-learning projects – but some still have impractical ideas about what artificial intelligence can really offer them. That's according to Hilary Mason, founder of analytics and algorithm research biz Fast Forward...

The World of Artificial Intelligence – UnfoldLabs – Medium

The World of Artificial Intelligence 8 Trends to Watch in 2018 Computationally analyzing Big Data is not a passing trend. As volumes of data continue to grow, so will the improvements in analyzing big data. When it comes to applications of Predictive Analytics, we have only seen the tip of the ic...

Why do we wish to be a Data Scientist?

Self Assessment | Why do we wish to be a Data Scientist? All of us know and Google Trends have validated the fact that anyone even remotely associated with ‘data’ wants to be a ‘Data Scientist’. Be it professionals or high school students, this is the latest craze of technology world. The...

‘All-screen display’? But surely every display is all-screen… or is a screen not a display? • The Register

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Right. Right. Right. No, left. I said LEFT! Oh for the love of humanity, swipe left now! My eyes! Sorry, no, I mean "My EARS!" Is this what it's like to browse a dating site by voice command? I only ask because I hear that dating apps have been introducing Alexa sk...

Analytics at Amazon Speed: The New Normal – data-ops – Medium

Analytics at Amazon Speed: The New Normal The world changed in February 2005 when Amazon Prime brought flat-rate, unlimited, two-day shipping into a world in which people expected to pay extra to receive packages in 4–6 business days. Since its launch, Amazon Prime has completely transformed th...

Who owns the Machine Generated Data in IoT – Men or Machine?

The other day we were discussing and debating on a solution to be designed to meet the sensing needs for access, temperature and humidity for some devices with form part of a networking infrastructure ecosystem. The idea was to build a IoT based system for monitoring and control. The design discu...

why and how are companies deploying digital ledgers

Blockchain deployments are rapidly becoming mainstream. Nearly 40% of respondents’ companies are deploying blockchain technology, rising to 57% amongst companies with over 20,000 employees, a recent Juniper Research study reported. In part, this is due to increased awareness and understanding of w...

Turning Social Media Into Business Intelligence

Turning Social Media Into Business Intelligence The emergence of social media has created a new reality as well as new tools for understanding human behavior. The applications are varied -- from marketing to crime prevention -- and the phenomenon is still growing. One of the best descriptions of ...

Can retailers be too far ahead of the tech curve?

Ocado’s half-year financial results, announced in July, showed an increase in sales and customer numbers alongside rising debt and a drop in profit, sparking speculation that it is too focused on tech development and not enough on grocery basics. Download this free guide Driving smart cities in...

Descriptive, Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics will fail to Help You Understand Your Business

It has been a practice followed religiously by companies and organizations to analyze how they have performed over a period of time. It is mandatory for them to do so; just that some do it to survive and some do it to thrive in concurrent market dynamics. If we look at the history of big data, it ha...

‘Adversarial DNA’ breeds buffer overflow bugs in PCs • The Register

Scientists from the University of Washington have created synthetic DNA that produced malware of a sort. Detailed in a paper titled “Computer Security, Privacy, and DNA Sequencing: Compromising Computers with Synthesized DNA, Privacy Leaks, and More”, the authors explain that they decided to ...

How immersive technologies will reshape networks

In the late 1990s and early 2000s when it became too difficult for large companies to manage their own WAN footprints, they adopted managed multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) services. These offered a simple connection at every location and offloaded the complexities of building large-scale routed...

SAP Leonardo is All About SAP’s Own Digital Transformation

In order to understand the importance of SAP Leonardo, it vital to realize that it’s a key step in SAP’s own digital transformation. Digital transformation is leading to rapid changes in every industry — and of course this also applies to the technology business and SAP itself. New techn...

Cisco’s server CTO says NVMe will shift from speed to capacity tier • The Register

INTERVIEW NVMe storage is becoming denser, faster, than other forms of storage and will therefore become a capacity tier according to Cisco's chief technology officer for UCS Raghunath Nambiar. “Right now people are looking at NVMe from a performance point of view,” Nambiar told The Register ...

Heavy clouds in IT world make it rain gold for UPS box manufacturers • The Register

The growth in cloud computing services is creating a financial windfall for perhaps an unlikely source: backup battery vendors. As the demand for larger and more reliable cloud data centers has grown, hosting companies are increasingly building up their stock of backup power supplies, and as a re...

It’s a small VMworld after all – life in the shadow of re

VMworld 2017 is nearly upon us. The primary event in Las Vegas taking place August 27-31 will be followed by VMware Europe from September 11-14 in Barcelona. The first thing to note is that the Vegas sun has thinned the herd. The Solutions Exchange exhibition hall will have fewer booths this year...

7 Reasons Non-Analysts Should Understand Data Modeling

For many non-technical individuals in the business world, data modeling can seem like a strange and somewhat terrifying realm. Even those who are data-savvy and regularly consult and analyze data in their day-to-day operations will often view modeling as perplexing under-the-hood stuff that is best ...

Artificial or Augmented Intelligence: Talks with Intel’s Chief Data Scientist, Bob Rogers

Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted on LinkedIn on July 3, 2017 I recently sat down with Bob Rogers. Bob is Intel’s Chief Data Scientist for Analytics and AI. I sought out answers to the some of the most popular questions related to artificial and augmented intelligence. The entire...

We beat Google, AWS to cloudy GPU VMs in Blighty • The Register

Microsoft has spun up families of virtual machines packed with GPUs and beefy compute muscle for Azure UK customers. The G, H and N series of VMs, which are aimed at applications from heavy realtime data analytics to AI, are now available in Redmond's UK region. Microsoft believes they will save ...

IT outsourcing demand fuels record deal volumes in first half of 2017

Private sector appetites for IT outsourcing deals show no signs of slowing, with contract values up 68% on 2016, according to the latest half-year Arvato Outsourcing Index. Download this free guide Mixing and matching your cloud options Many IT leaders are increasingly coming round to the idea th...

Our Feeble Human Brains are Terrible at Objective Analytics

Our Feeble Human Brains are Terrible at Objective Analytics One problem that scientists run into from time to time is (intentionally or not) leading the data where they want it to go, instead of following the data where it actually leads. This isn’t just due to grifters looking to make a name f...

Six in Ten Manufacturers Will Have Fully Connected Factories by 2022

Zebra Technologies Corporation published the results of the Zebra’s 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study, a body of research analyzing the emerging trends shaping the future of connected factories. The global study revealed manufacturers are adopting the IIoT to enhance visibility and improve quality. ...

‘Would you like fries with that?’ Oracle’s cloud has the answer • The Register

Oracle's fired up a cloud service that it says can automate and refine the question of whether you'd you'd like fries with that when ordering food at a restaurant. Big Red's Hospitality wing has created new “Data Science Cloud Services” that include the “Oracle Hospitality Menu Recommendati...

IBM adds Optane to its cloud, only as storage and without GPUs • The Register

IBM's made good on its promise to fire up a cloud packing Intel's Optane non-volatile memory “in the second half of 2017.” But Big Blue has fallen short of the “broad services suite” it foreshadowed and can't even put Optane to work as memory. Big Blue announced the availability of server...

Would you let Chrome block ads? Or Firefox share and encrypt files? • The Register

Google and Mozilla have each revealed significant new features in their respective browsers. Chrome has gained its long-foreshadowed ad-blocker that Google swears on a stack of bibles will only excise ads that get in your face in unpleasant ways. Reputable publishers, including El Reg, go to c...

Oracle’s systems boss bails amid deafening silence over Solaris fate • The Register

Oracle has revealed that John Fowler, a Sun veteran who stayed to serve as Oracle's executive veep for systems, has left the company. An SEC filing [PDF] dated July 27, 2017 says “John F Fowler resigned his position as Executive Vice President, Systems effective as of August 2, 2017.” No reas...

Demand for data analysts increasing, according to top recruiter

Editor’s note: This is the third article in a weekly series looking at the top jobs in data science and analytics. The first two pieces looked at data engineers and data scientists. This article looks at the demand for and opportunities available to the data analyst. Job title: Data analyst ...

No vulns. No hardwired passwords. Patchable. Congress dreams of IoT

After years of warnings about the parlous state of Internet of Sh!t security, the US Senate has finally introduced legislation on the matter. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act would require that IoT devices purchased by the American government must not have any known security v...

What Programming Language Should a Beginner Learn in 2017?

It’s not news that STEM talents are in great demand and are paid well. Online postings for software jobs across the U.S. grew 31% from 2007 to 2012 - nearly 3x faster than overall job postings. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates software developer jobs to continue to grow at 22% from 2012...

Dark web doesn’t exist, says Tor’s Dingledine. And folks use network for privacy, not crime • The Register

DEF CON A Tor Project grandee sought to correct some misconceptions about the anonymizing network during a presentation at the DEF CON hacking convention in Las Vegas on Friday. Roger Dingledine, one of the three founders of the Tor Project, castigated journos for mischaracterizing the pro-privac...

Q&A with Dr. Christoph Ernst of SAP and Steve Stechschulte of BlackLine on Maximizing Your Move to SAP S

Q: What changes are required in other SAP solutions to move to SAP S/4HANA Finance? Christoph Ernst (CE): In the preparation of a potential move to SAP S/4HANA Finance, many customers have profited from a public document called the “simplification list” (found at http://help.sap.com under SAP...

Top Machine Learning Interview Questions and Answers for 2017

According to a list released by the popular job portal Indeed.com on 30 fastest growing jobs in technology- Data science and machine learning jobs dominated the list of top tech jobs. Data scientist job postings saw an increase of 135% while machine learning engineer job postings saw an increa...

IBM killing off its first go at cloud object storage – 20 months after launch • The Register

We all know cloud is evolving fast, but IBM's just given us the downside of that speed: a service it switched on in December 2015 will be switched off in August 2017. That service is Bluemix's Object Store v1 service, launched in December 2015 and updated not once but twice since its debut. IB...

Gravy Analytics and Qualia Announce Data Processing Partnership

The partnership allows Qualia to create a more holistic view of consumer interests, both online and offline, through the addition of Gravy's location-based behavioral insights. Qualia's cross-device graph gives clients a comprehensive understanding of mobile device, consumer and household relationsh...

Adobe will kill Flash web browser technology in 2020

Enlarge Image Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET The Flash Player has been there for you all along, inside your browser, making it possible for you to play online games, stream radio station music and watch YouTube videos. But after a two-decade run, Adobe is killing it off. Countless nails ...

5 Questions that Define Your Digital Transformation – InFocus Blog

5 Questions that Define Your Digital Transformation I recently had the opportunity to give a 10-minute keynote at DataWorks Summit 2017. I know what most of you are thinking: Schmarzo can barely introduce himself in 10 minutes! What sort of keynote could he give in just 10 minutes? And to be hone...

Why Bitcoin is surging again, in plain English

The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% in the last 24 hours and now sits at $2744, not too far from its June all-time-high of about $3,000. Here’s what’s happening: Bitcoin is being updated. The update has the chance of causing a serious rift that threatens some of the best things about Bi...

Robust Algorithms for Machine Learning

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Machine learning, Javascript and search? We’ve expanded our agenda • The Register

Events Early bird tickets for MCubed disappear in under two weeks, so you should act now if you want to get up to speed on how to use machine learning and AI in real business, and save hundreds into the bargain. And with two more workshops added to the lineup, there’s even more reason to join u...

Brit neural net pioneer just revolutionised speech recognition all over again • The Register

Profile One of the pioneers of making what's called "machine learning" work in the real world is on the comeback trail. At Cambridge University's Computer Science department in the 1990s, Dr Tony Robinson taught a generation of students who subsequently turned the Fens into the world speech recog...

IBM releases gruntier, faster Z14 mainframe • The Register

IBM has launched its latest, newest, biggest, baddest mainframe, the z14 system. It features the next generation of IBM's CMOS mainframe technology, with a 10-core CPU chip using 14 nm silicon-on-insulator technology, and running at 5.2GHz, claimed to be the fastest processor in the industry. Eac...

From classic AI techniques to Deep Reinforcement Learning

From classic AI techniques to Deep Reinforcement Learning Building machines that can learn from examples, experience, or even from another machines at human level are the main goal of solving AI. That goal in other words is to create a machine that pass the Turing test: when a human is interactin...

Getting Started with Kafka REST Proxy for MapR Streams

Introduction MapR Ecosystem Package 2.0 (MEP) is coming with some new features related to MapR Streams: Kafka REST Proxy for MapR Streams provides a RESTful interface to MapR Streams and Kafka clusters, making it easy to consume and produce messages as well as perform administrative operations...

Streamline and Simplify Business Processes with SAP Workflow Solutions

With the promise of expanded opportunities, improved operations, and new sources of value, digitization is at the top of almost every organization’s priority list. While converting physical assets into digital services immediately leaps to mind when thinking about a digital transformation, revisit...

Don’t panic, but Linux’s Systemd can be pwned via an evil DNS query • The Register

Systemd, the Linux world's favorite init monolith, can be potentially crashed or hijacked by malicious DNS servers. Patches are available to address the security flaw, and should be installed ASAP if you're affected. Looking up a hostname from a vulnerable Systemd-powered PC, handheld, gizmo or s...

US army spin-off GPU database bags $50m Series A funding • The Register

Kinetica, the in-memory GPU-accelerated database, has pulled in $50m in its first major venture capital financing round. The figure - large for Series A funding - was revealed by the company today, and takes its total venture funding to $63m. Kinetica started life in 2009 as a US Army research...

Nutanix makes hybrid cloud push with Calm and Xi Cloud

Hyper-converged infrastructure maker Nutanix has announced its Enterprise Cloud OS will go hybrid cloud and span in-house and public cloud deployments via Nutanix Calm while also launching Xi Cloud, a set of hybrid cloud services. Download this free guide IT Project: Migration to Cloud What to mo...

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Data Trove

Companies have been hoarding too much data on consumer demographics. There is an over reliance on demographic data for consumer insights and business decisions. Luckily, a select group of companies are quickly realizing that with the advent of predictive analytics, anonymous and behavioral data can ...

Data analytics startup Sumo Logic raises $75 million as it eyes IPO

Sumo Logic, a company that helps business users analyze log files, announced today that it has raised a $75 million series F funding round to keep driving forward. The raise will help power expansion of the company’s product and platform, as well as allowing it to expand its geographic footprint, ...

4 SQL High-Order and Lambda Functions to Examine Complex and Structured Data in Databricks

A couple of weeks ago, we published a short blog and an accompanying tutorial notebook that demonstrated how to use five Spark SQL utility functions to explore and extract structured and nested data from IoT Devices. Keeping with the same theme, I want to show how you can put to a wide use of the fo...

Deep Learning Vs Machine Learning And Its Affect On Jobs

For quite some time, the term “machine learning” and “deep learning” seeped its way to the business language, especially when it is related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), analytics and Big Data. Frankly, the approach directed to AI which provides a great promise with regard to creating sel...

Stack Flash flaw opens multiple Linux builds to rooting attack • The Register

Linux and Unix operators are about to have a chance to test their emergency bug pathing skills to the test after security researchers at Qualys spotted an old problem that's refused to go away queitly. The "Stack Crash" issue occurs when an application's memory stacks grow too large and allow an ...

Joule’s burned, Edison switched off, and Galileo – Galileo is no more • The Register

Intel has discontinued three of its offerings for the Internet of Things and embedded device markets. The chipmaker said in a series of low-key product updates that it would be killing off the Edison [PDF], Galileo [PDF] and Joule [PDF] compute modules and boards over the second half of the year....

O’Reilly Media: Delivering Embedded Analytics in Modern Applications

Software and technology vendors must meet their customer's’ demand to make data more useful. By embedding BI directly into the software, it gives users a visual roadmap to uncover insights - data is presented in the right place for the right people to find, with the right visual cues. But it is a ...

AWS and Microsoft are the cloud leaders, by a fair way • The Register

Gartner has published a new magic quadrant for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) that – surprising nobody – has Amazon Web Services and Microsoft alone in the leader's quadrant and a few others thought outside of the box. Here's the Soothsaying Square in all its glory. Gartner's Magic Qua...

What they won’t tell you, what you need to know • The Register

“Move it all to Microsoft’s cloud,” they said. “It’ll be fine,” they said. You’ve done your research and the monthly operational cost has been approved. There’s a glimmer of hope that you’ll be able to hit the power button to turn some ageing servers off, permanently. All that stan...

Business applications embrace IoT, blockchain to face future

Global organisations do not replace enterprise applications often. The pain of re-engineering processes, together with the technical challenges, mean it is common to find systems that have been running a business for 10 to 15 years. Download this free guide 94.4% of cloud apps are not secure enou...

WannaCry shows validity of risk-based security, says RSA head

Recent cyber attacks have provided several proofpoints that security is not simply a technology problem, but a business risk issue, according to RSA president Rohit Ghai. Download this free guide Jargon-buster guide to GDPR The 10 most important things you need to know about GDPR, and a jargon-bu...

CoreOS chief decries cloud lock-in • The Register

CoreOS Fest CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi spent his morning on Wednesday biting the hands that fed attendees at his company's conference, CoreOS Fest 2017. "Every shift in infrastructure that we've seen ... has promised more efficiency, reliability and agility," said Polvi. "But every single one has resu...

Entropy-based Log Redaction for Apache Spark on Databricks

This blog post is part of our series of internal engineering blogs on Databricks platform, infrastructure management, tooling, monitoring, and provisioning. We love logs at Databricks. And we want to provide users the best experience to access Apache Spark logs. On Databricks, Spark logs are avai...

SAP aligns with Saudi Arabia’s IT transformation agenda

Following SAP’s recent announcement that it is investing SAR285m ($76m) to create a public innovation cloud hub in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the company has revealed that it is supporting the nation’s digital transformation through a cloud initiative. Download this free guide Time to take ...

Rackspace demotes a CEO to hire a CEO to replace CEO who quit • The Register

Rackspace has named Joe Eazor as its new CEO, replacing the departing Taylor Rhodes and interim CEO Jeff Cotten. Eazor's LinkedIn CV includes senior sales roles at EMC, time as CEO of EarthLink and seats on the boards of Commvault and Discover Financial Services. But it's probably his stint senio...

Using sparklyr in Databricks

In September 2016, RStudio announced sparklyr, a new R interface to Apache Spark. sparklyr’s interface to Spark follows the popular dplyr syntax. At Databricks, we provide the best place to run Apache Spark and all applications and packages powered by it, from all the languages that Spark supports...

EMC close means the birth of Dell Technologies

The newly named Dell Technologies today announced that the merger with EMC Corp. is complete, effectively establishing “ the world’s largest privately-controlled tech company.” According to the firm, formerly Dell Inc., the combined company is now a US$74 billion market leader with an expan...

Google, Lyft, IBM mix microservices into management mesh • The Register

Microservices architecture, in which monolithic apps get broken down into a set of distinct services, goes well with containers and orchestration. Containers (eg, Docker) provide a way to manage and run microservices so that they're insulated from each other, and orchestration (eg, Kubernetes) pr...

It’s a passion project, not a hobby and not a ‘job’ • The Register

Profile How did Bipul Sinha, a man with neither entrepreneurial nor operation executive-level tech business experience, become the CEO of a startup? In his teens Sinha learnt English in India, studied, gained an electrical engineering degree then emigrated to the USA as a software engineer. Later...

Google Cloud boss to speak at … hang on, Nutanix conference? • The Register

Nutanix has booked Google Cloud supremo Diane Greene to talk at its .NEXT 2017 conference, leading to speculation that a deal – possibly around hybrid cloud – is being cooked up between the two. Nutanix tells us: ".NEXT showcases how innovations in enterprise cloud and datacenter technologies...

Get thee behind me, Microsoft subscriptions • The Register

Dell EMC will release a four-node Azure stack. This potentially places Microsoft's cloud-in-a-can within reach of the SMB. The subscription model thing could get in the way. Microsoft recently released pricing information for Azure Stack, loudly and proudly championing the subscription model. Thi...

How to Become a Data Engineer

The demand for skilled data engineers is projected to rapidly grow. No wonder that’s the case; no matter what your company does, to succeed in today’s competitive environment, you need a robust infrastructure to both store and access your company’s data, and you need it from the very beginning...

HSBC adopts cloud-first strategy to solving big data business problems

HSBC has revealed how the success of five machine learning-related pilot projects is set to pave the way for deeper and faster adoption of cloud technologies across its business. Download this free guide IT Project: Migration to Cloud What to move, where and when. Use this checklist and tips for ...

FCC chairman dishes on plan to rewrite net neutrality rules

Mark Licea/CNET Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai says he wants to fix the agency's net neutrality rules. The FCC is set to vote on a proposal this month that will revisit the rules governing net neutrality, once again opening up the issue for debate. Pai, a Republican appoin...

Space upstart plans public cloud in low Earth orbit • The Register

Last week we talked to a space startup that wants to let satellites run XenServer so they can run virtual machines, which sounded intriguing enough that we decided to learn more. And we’re glad we did, because – without going all gadget-mag OMG! about it – this stuff sounds cool. The com...

Detecting Abuse at Scale: Locality Sensitive Hashing at Uber Engineering

This is a cross blog post effort between Databricks and Uber Engineering. Yun Ni is a software engineer on Uber’s Machine Learning Platform team, Kelvin Chu is technical lead engineer on Uber’s Complex Data Processing/Speak team, and Joseph Bradley is a software engineer on Databricks’ Machine...

Understanding analytics and storage performance

The importance of analytics as a business tool continues to grow, so it is critical to understand the impacts of analytics applications on storage systems. Download this free guide 94.4% of cloud apps are not secure enough for enterprises Access this e-guide with 6 key articles on cloud security ...

Detecting and Solving Crime with Advanced Analytics

Recently, I watched the movie Patriots Day, marveling at how the Boston Police Department and many other governmental agencies were able to quickly identify and apprehend the Boston Marathon bombers using techniques that weren’t even thought of only a few short years ago. The Boston Marathon bombi...

Don’t waste your energy on Docker, it says here – wait, that can’t be right… • The Register

Docker may be the darling of DevOps, but it's something of a minor extravagance when it comes to energy consumption. Computer science boffins affiliated with the University of Alberta in Canada have spent some time comparing the energy used running software applications in Docker containers with ...

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Mahout™ v0.13.0

Monday May 01, 2017 The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Mahout™ v0.13.0 Open Source scalable machine learning and data mining library for Big Data artificial intelligence now more powerful and easier to use. Forest Hill, MD —1 May 2017— The Apache Software Founda...

What’s your IQ on data science techniques and processes?

Finding valuable insights hidden in your company's data can take very deep analysis. That's where data science techniques and tools come in. Especially in a big data environment, instituting an effective data science strategy enables you make the most of the available data to help your organizati...

Cloudflare’s incredible solution for IoT security

Traffic bouncer Cloudflare has outlined what it claims is the solution to the perennial internet-of-things security problem: pay it. The company points out what most security experts have been saying for some time: IoT devices are a security disaster, they are going to grow exponentially, and whe...

Get ready: CDN reveals the Top 100 Solution Providers today

The CDN Top 100 solution providers list will be revealed tonight at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue in North Toronto. In 2016, CDW Canada claimed the No. 1 spot for the 3rd time in a row. Will they again reach the summit this year? Do you want to know where your company ranks on the T...

‘InsideAnalysis’ Editorial Calendar Announced!

Still loading... A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z AA 1 InsideAnalysis - 2017 Editorial Calendar - Submit speaker suggestions with titles and emails to info@insideanalysis.com 2 Broadcast via WFOY, 102.1 FM, 96.5 FM & 1420 AM, St. Augustine, FL - Simulcast around the world... LI...

Enterprise adoption of encryption accelerating, study shows

Enterprises adoption of encryption strategies is accelerating, with 41% of those polled saying their organisations have an encryption strategy applied consistently across the enterprise. Download this free guide Jargon buster guide to GDPR The 10 most important things you need to know about GDPR,...

Yelp deploys Splunk to improve data access

Online business directory Yelp has deployed Splunk Enterprise to help drive new revenue opportunities across its business. The company has used Splunk to enable more employees to gain access to data across the organisation, making it easily accessible to teams outside of IT. Download this free...

EU-backed fund to encourage data-sharing between startups and enterprises launches

European data research groups are encouraging enterprises to form collaborative data-sharing alliances with small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups, as part of the newly launched Data Pitch project. Download this free guide "Business intelligence is very much a priority for corporat...

3 Reasons Why In-Cluster Analytics is the Next Big Deal

Recent technological advancement has seen a lot of sectors improve and the analytics sector has not been left behind. The latest advances in the Apache Hadoop system is a major improvement to the Hadoop’s viability as far as data storage is concerned. With these advances, it is clear that SQ...

3 Reasons Why In-Cluster Analytics is the Next Big Deal

Recent technological advancement has seen a lot of sectors improve and the analytics sector has not been left behind. The latest advances in the Apache Hadoop system is a major improvement to the Hadoop’s viability as far as data storage is concerned. With these advances, it is clear that SQL soft...

Richard Sharp, CTO, Shazam

Richard Sharp recently joined Shazam as chief technology officer (CTO). He previously led the product team responsible for banking comparison products at Google, and more recently he was CTO at Yieldify, a Google Ventures-backed marketing technology startup. Download this free guide A Computer We...

Graphite core? There are other ways to monitor your operation’s heart • The Register

The BBC and NHS epitomise enterprise: the BBC has 23,000 staff while the NHS is one of the world's largest employers, with 1.4 million. Their IT estate is vast and central to the delivery of their services. The BBC's iPlayer is on the front line in a world of on-demand TV defined by Netflix, and amo...

Boffins fabricate the ‘most complex bendy microprocessor yet’ • The Register

A team of engineers from the Vienna University of Technology in Austria has created what they claim is the most complex flat and flexible microprocessor to date – using a molybdenum disulfide semiconductor. In other words, it's a demonstration of a potentially viable alternative to silicon. The...

Canonical sharpens post-Unity axe for 80-plus Ubuntu spinners • The Register

Exclusive More than 80 workers at Ubuntu-maker Canonical are facing the chop as founder Mark Shuttleworth takes back the role of chief executive officer. The number, revealed today by The Reg, comes as Shuttleworth takes the top role from CEO-of-eight-years Jane Silber, who was previously chief o...

Ubuntu UNITY is GNOME-MORE: ‘One Linux’ dream of phone, slab, desktop UI axed • The Register

Ubuntu's dream of a single Linux platform across all your devices has died, swiftly, following a single gunshot to the head. Holding the revolver: founder of Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth has shocked and surprised the open source community, even those who were critics of the Unity effor...

Make us some pretty container storage SW • The Register

Software startup Portworx, which is building storage for containers, has scored $20m in B-round funding. Total funding for the startup, which was founded in 2015 when it received an $8.5m A-round, is now $28.5m. The B-round was led by Sapphire Ventures, with contributions from new investor GE Ven...

Essential Tips for Using Apache Drill with OBIEE 12c

September 02, 2016 | BY Robin Moffatt Apache Drill enables querying with SQL against a multitude of data sources, including JSON files, Parquet and Avro, Hive tables, RDBMS, and more. MapR has released an ODBC driver for it, and I thought it'd be neat to get it to work with OBIEE. It evidently do...

Adventures in Machine Learning

In the neural network tutorial, I introduced the gradient descent algorithm which is used to train the weights in an artificial neural network. In reality, for deep learning and big data tasks standard gradient descent is not often used. Rather, a variant of gradient descent called stochastic gradie...

Minnesota, Illinois rebel over America’s ISP privacy massacre, mull fresh info protections • The Register

President Trump has yet to sign off on congressional legislation that allows American ISPs to sell their subscribers' online habits to advertisers – but US states aren't waiting for his signature and are moving to protect their constituents' privacy. On Tuesday, the Minnesota House of Represent...

‘Artisanal’ Hadoop environment complicates big data system design

More and more mainstream enterprises are starting to employ Hadoop and related technologies, but many run into difficulties navigating the transition to an intricate big data architecture and then making it work to their advantage. That's according to Merv Adrian, a data management analyst at Gar...

Big Data is So 2016. We Need Smart Data.

A few years ago, Red Roof Inn calculated that some 90,000 U.S. passengers get stranded every day because of flight cancellations. Acting on this piece of data, the hotel chain figured out how to track flight delays and then serve ads to passengers stranded in airports. The campaign has resulted in s...

New fund puts $141 million toward digital finance in the developing world

Digital finance could completely reshape the economies of the developing world. Everyone in fintech knows that. But no one funding startups has ever devoted their full attention to serving people outside the traditional financial system — until now. Accion and Quona Capital this week launched t...

Now in top 10 programming languages • The Register

In March, the Swift programming language rose to became the 10th most popular, at least by the measure of TIOBE Software. Open-sourced by Apple in 2015, Swift has been touted as an appealing alternative to better-established programming languages because of its safety, speed, and approachable syn...

If at first open source doesn’t succeed, try, try IBM • The Register

Analysis A partnership between IBM and Salesforce involving the namesakes of two of the most influential people in the worlds of business and science. It must have sounded like genius in the PR brainstorming session. Watson, IBM’s AI, is named after Thomas J Watson – once the chairman and chi...

The Era of Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) is Here.

Machine Learning (ML) has revolutionized the world of computers by allowing them to learn as they progress forward with large datasets, thus mitigating many previous programming pitfalls and impasses. Machine Learning builds algorithms, which when exposed to high volumes of data, can self-teach and ...

Voice from Facebook: Using Apache Spark for Large-Scale Language Model Training

This is a guest post from Facebook. Tejas Patil and Jing Zheng, software engineers in the Facebook engineering team, show how to use Apache Spark for large scale modeling. The blog was originally posted on the Facebook Code blog. Processing large-scale data is at the heart of what the data infras...

What MBA Students Need to Know about Customer Experience, Data Science and Surveys

I was asked to give a two-hour lecture at the University of Washington to an executive MBA class on the topic of measurement and analytics in customer experience. I covered such topics as Big Data, data science and how they can help you improve customer understanding. I’d like to thank the instruc...

What to Expect for Big Data and Apache Spark in 2017

What to Expect for Big Data and Apache Spark in 2017...

Pass on the JSON, and choose binary encoding formats instead

Binary encoding formats promise significant performance improvements for communications-intensive apps. TheServerSide caught up with Martin Thompson, founder of Real Logic, who implemented a new binary protocol format for financial trading that is over 1,000 times faster than JSON. Download this ...

Dell EMC creates channel program for cloud providers

The alliances area of Dell EMC has developed a special channel program specifically for cloud solution providers along with service providers that will fit inside the overall program released earlier this year. Called the Dell EMC Cloud Service Provider and Strategic Outsourcer Program Track, thi...

Uncle Sam needs you… to debug, improve Dept of Defense open-source software at code.mil • The Register

The US Department of Defense wants you to contribute unclassified code to software projects developed in support of national security. Toward that end, it has launched Code.mil, which points to a Github repository intended to offer public access to code financed by public money. But at the moment...

New, old, and reliable machine learning libraries for Python

You don't have to be a data scientist to be fascinated by the world of machine learning, but a few travel guides might help you navigate the vast universe that also includes big data, artificial intelligence, and deep learning, along with a large dose of statistics and analytics. ("Deep learning" an...

At IBM’s Watson lab, customers marry the power of AI with the IoT

At about lunchtime on an unseasonably warm February day, a small commercial drone hovered alongside Highlight Tower; a striking, angular glass block soaring 126m over a suburban Autobahn on the outskirts of Munich, with equally striking views. Download this free guide IT Project: Internet of Thin...

Analytics Innovation, Disruption, And Transformation

I’m presenting a session on Analytics Innovation, Disruption, and Transformation at the BI2017 conference in Orlando next week. This post is an introduction to some of the themes I’ll be covering. Analytics has been around for a long time, and it’s undergoing some major changes, but one thi...

Google Cloud Spanner Enters With a Splash

by Merv Adrian | | Submit a Comment This post was authored by Rick Greenwald, Merv Adrian and Donald Feinberg Last week, Google launched its internal Cloud Spanner DBMS into a public beta. Claiming to be both strongly consistent (like a relational DBMSs) and horizontally scalable (like NoSQL D...

Burning Questions: What is AI’s impact on engagement? strategy

Burning Questions: What is AI’s impact on engagement? SAP Hybris' Jamie Anderson answers how AI is going to change media consumption and how advertisers should prepare. One of the goals of our technology and innovation coverage is to answer the questions our readers have about what is changing ...

6 Videos That Will Get You Up to Speed on Blockchain

I have to admit that I've been late to truly understanding blockchain. Blockchain is making inroads in the financial sector, but will also be an important part of the IoT. I've been wanting to dive deep for a few months now but have never gotten around to it...until today. If you're like me, you hav...

Regulator spanks Microsoft, Amazon, Apple into promising fairer cloud contracts • The Register

Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts after a crackdown by the Competition Markets Authority (CMA). The companies are the latest cloud storage providers to improve their terms and conditions following the CMA's review of compliance with ...

Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

Already have a Gartner account? Sign in to view this research document. SIGN IN Forgot username or password? Not a Gartner Client? Want more research like this? Learn the benefits of becoming a Gartner client. contact us online Summary The business intelligence and analytics platform ...

New model datacentres require hybrid approach

The datacentre vision of just a decade ago was focused on a consolidated infrastructure located in a single datacentre – with a hot backup site – consisting of a small number of highly scalable servers servicing a large application pool. Download this free guide Defining the datacentre needs ...

Kirk Borne on data science and big data analytics, data literacy

Data science and big data analytics issues, as well as data literacy, are addressed in an interview with Kirk Borne, a well-known data scientist. Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2017 Winners! : Social Media Examiner Are you looking for some great social media blogs to add to your daily reading?...

building a streaming analytics Java application against a Kafka Topic

1 0 1 0 Share this on .. Kafka Streams is a light weight Java library for creating advanced streaming applications on top of Apache Kafka Topics. Kafka Streams provides easy to use constructs that allow quick and almost declarative composition by Java developers of streaming pipelines that do run...

Intel’s BigDL on Databricks

Intel recently released its BigDL project for distributed deep learning on Apache Spark. BigDL has native Spark integration, allowing it to leverage Spark during model training, prediction, and tuning. This blog post gives highlights of BigDL and a tutorial showing how to get started with BigDL on D...

Deloitte predicts machine intelligence, not mere AI, as a big trend for 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that artificial intelligence is the next great horizontal technology that will unleash future waves of innovation. Yet AI is not a single type of technology. It takes many forms and encompasses many, many uses. And to focus on AI is to miss the forest for the trees. The ...

Following the Data Through a Digital Transformation

As companies progress through the various stages of a digital transformation, their use of data and digital assets changes PHOTO: marco forno Despite what any technology company says, digital transformation is not something you can buy. But it will force you to spend. A digital transformation ...

The Internet of Things and the future of manufacturing

Executives at Robert Bosch and McKinsey experts discuss the technology-driven changes that promise to trigger a new industrial revolution. In what's called the Internet of Things, the physical world is becoming a type of information system—through sensors and actuators embedded in physical obje...

Implementation of Graph Database for OpenCog Artificial General Intelligence Framework using Neo4j

Implementation of Graph Database for OpenCog Artificial General Intelligence Framework using Neo4j Hendy Irawan, Ary Setijadi Prihatmanto (Draft Paper to be submitted to 4th International Conference on Interactive Digital Media (ICIDM) 2015) I. Introduction OpenCog “[aims] to create an open ...

Apache Spark Memory Management

Memory management is at the heart of any data-intensive system. Apache Spark, in particular, must arbitrate memory allocation between two main use cases: buffering intermediate data for processing (execution) and caching user data (storage). This talk will take a deep dive through the memory managem...

19 Enterprise Tech Events You Need to Know About in 2017

By Deciding which technology events to attend this year? We’ve rounded up the best of the best for you, with dates, locations and more. RSA San Francisco RSA Conference 2017 is an opportune event for Information Security and Information Technology professionals at large “to learn about ...

Best job for analytics professionals: Data scientist still topping lists

Data scientist has been a trending title for analytics professionals the last couple of years — and it’s no surprise since a recent Glassdoor report found that the data science field offers not only a good work-life balance, but also hefty pay and lots of opportunities. This has not gone unnotic...

Detecting complex fraud in real time with Graph databases

As more and more businesses move to an increasingly online-focused operating model, they open up new attack vectors for fraudsters – and often struggle to put adequate fraud detection safeguards in place. In industries such as retail and advertising, where fraud has not been a major threat to o...

‘Ancient’ Mac backdoor discovered that targets medical research firms • The Register

Security researchers at Malwarebytes have discovered a Mac backdoor using antiquated code that targets biomedical research facilities. The malware was probably created years ago but has only recently been discovered. Malwarebytes speculates that it wasn't found before because it was only ever use...

We All Need Direction: Hello, Apache NiFi!

Would the real Hadoop ecosystem savior please stand up? In the beginning, there was HDFS. Coupled with MapReduce, this budding file system offered great promise for consuming the Web, then parceling out the many indexes that would form the backbone of Yahoo’s search engine. Then came the dis...

Docker adds continuous integration to DataKit • The Register

Here's a handy tool from Docker's GitHub repository: a continuous integration library to help manage DataKit projects. DataKit went open source in May last year. At the time, Anil Madhavapeddy explained it was part of the strategy to let users run Docker natively on Windows and Mac machines. Data...

Want to learn Ignite more? Help to release 2.0

I’ve aggregated a list of quick tickets that have to be done in approaching huuuuge Apache Ignite 2.0 release: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IGNITE-4547 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IGNITE-4547> Go ahead a pick the one of your interests whether you’re a newbie who w...

50+ Data Science and Machine Learning Cheat Sheets

By Geethika Bhavya Peddibhotla, KDnuggets. There are thousands of packages and hundreds of functions out there in the Data science world! An aspiring data enthusiast need not know all. Here are the most important ones that have been brainstormed and captured in a compact few pages.Mastering Data ...

Why CIOs Should Prioritize People Analytics in 2017

In a world where IT can often be a cost center, IT leaders have an opportunity to provide real value to their lines of business with People Analytics. What is People Analytics? Broadly, it is the use of big data and analytics to better understand your own employees. Over the last 10 years, mar...

Google Cloud unlocks key achievement • The Register

Google on Wednesday introduced its Cloud Key Management Service in beta to help Google Cloud Platform customers deal with their encryption keys. "Cloud KMS offers a cloud-based root of trust that you can monitor and audit," said product manager Maya Kaczorowski in a blog post. "As an alternative ...

Microsoft cans pay-as-you-go Azure for new MPSA licensees • The Register

Come February, Redmond will be ending pay-as-you-go Azure access for new customers on the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement, as it turns to channel partners to win small customers who are floating away. Existing customers currently purchasing Azure on a pay-as-you-go basis through the MPS...

For heavy unlimited data customers, life just got harder

Photo by CNET Depending on who you ask, this is either a new age for unlimited data or the end of a really good ride. Verizon and AT&T are playing hardball with legacy unlimited data customers, people who signed up for all-you-can-eat data in the early days when it was cheap, and never gav...

Machine Learning: The Foundation for New-Age Predictive Analytics — Upside

Machine Learning: The Foundation for New-Age Predictive Analytics There used to be a time when relying on reports based on historical data was the norm and considered acceptable for making business decisions. Statistics and forecasting techniques helped augment those decisions but never quite too...

Blendo Now Supports Google BigQuery as a Data Warehouse Destination

It's time to rethink how you load your data into Google BigQuery Here’s why... Let me guess. You want to load your data in Google BigQuery. You write your code, connect with all your data sources. You’re doing everything right… You need it now though! Not in days, not in weeks, not in month...

Why Data Sharing Will Help Advance Genomic Treatment

A professional organization is calling for the open sharing of patients’ laboratory and clinical data to complement the results of their genetic testing. The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics took the position in the most recent edition of its journal, Genetics in Medicine. The ...

5 Can’t Miss Talks at Spark Summit East 2017

If you haven’t been to a Spark Summit yet, you are missing out on the biggest gathering of Apache Spark experts and enthusiasts in the world. 2017’s first Spark Summit kicks off on February 7th in Boston where more than 1,500 engineers, analysts, scientists, and business professionals will gathe...

PeraHealth Raises $14M for Predictive, Real-Time Clinical Surveillance

Thought you might find this interesting Submit PeraHealth, a Charlotte, NC based provider of predictive, real-time clinical surveillance solutions has raised $14 million in funding from Mainsail Partners, a growth equity firm. As the healthcare industry progresses toward value-based care, high co...

A New Development Platform for Native SAP HANA Applications

SAP HANA is the central, powerful data platform for SAP environments, with the ability to process nearly any type or amount of data in real time. There are now many well-established ways to develop applications and business content on SAP HANA to take advantage of its robust features. The ABAP 7.5 s...

The Full Spectrum: How a Visual Analytics Platform Empowers the Business

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing – and that’s especially true in information management. If you only know part of the story, you can easily make a bad decision that takes your company down the wrong path. It’s only by getting the whole story from your data that you can responsibly guide...

Telcos need real-time analytics strategies to capitalise on big data

Millions of terabytes of digital information are flowing every day, and it is the communications service providers (CSPs) that have access to a staggering amount of this data, perhaps more than any business or industry in the world. Download this free guide How to enhance your network for the fut...

Your smart fridge is about to make our IoT security nightmare so much worse

LAS VEGAS — Each year, CES plays host to some of the most compelling innovations in the tech industry: self-driving cars, virtual reality, robots, drones and televisions that get bigger and thinner each year. Not to mention Wi-Fi and bluetooth sensors embedded into just about every previously mund...

HMV changes its IT tune to cut maintenance spend on legacy on-premise systems

HMV has is using hybrid cloud, thin clients and server virtualisation to help cut the amount it spends on supporting legacy IT deployments to support its commercial growth plans. Download this free guide Project review: the current state of Virtualisation Take a look at the most recent virtualisa...

2016 – the year 3D XPoint came down to earth from Planet Hype • The Register

Storage Review in 2016 Storage in 2016 saw its on-premises SAN/filer array heartland assaulted by the public cloud on the one hand, and hyper-converged and software-defined storage on the other. The now-classic dual-controller disk array went hybrid to keep storing primary data, but all-flash arr...

Google’s big Spanner in the works for price war against AWS • The Register

The cloud wars won't be won on price – but customers are waking up to the costs, according to Google. "It's not a zero-sum game," Brian Stevens, Google's vice president for Cloud Platform and former Red Hat chief technology officer, told The Reg in a recent interview. "We don't think you jus...

The ad block apocalypse didn’t arrive and doesn’t look like it’s going to

News from the ad blocking front has given publishers and advertisers little reason to be hopeful over the past few years. Report after report has traced the software’s growth in popularity as internet users lose patience with clunky and intrusive online ads, and the tools to shut them out becom...

Doctors, data, and diseases: How AI is transforming health care

Health care doesn’t have a big data problem. It has a big data opportunity, thanks to artificial intelligence. Think about the number of inefficiencies in your daily life — long lines, traffic jams, a reliance on “snail mail” for certain bills or communications. Those inefficiencies are inco...

Three-quarters of enterprises collecting IoT data, says 451 Research

A total of 71% of global businesses are now gathering internet of things (IoT) data in some form or other, and 90% expect to increase spending over the next 12 months, according to a report produced by analysts at 451 Research. Download this free guide IT Project: Internet of Things Have an in-de...

Top 10 datacentre stories of 2016

As enterprises move to offload the management of their IT infrastructure to cloud and colocation providers, the 2016 news landscape has been largely dominated by the impact this is having on the demand for datacentre capacity around the globe. Download this free guide Hybrid Cloud workloads: The ...

The Year of Big Data: What to Expect In 2017

I see two key themes making an important impact on the growth and transformation of Big Data. First, data in real-time is transforming everything. As consumers, we already experience it everywhere we go. IoT hitting the mainstream only means this trend towards real-time will continue to explode. ...

Introducing Apache Spark 2.1

Spark Summit will be held in Boston on Feb 7-9, 2017. Check out the full agenda and get your ticket before it sells out! Today we are happy to announce the availability of Apache Spark 2.1.0. This release makes measurable strides in the production readiness of Structured Streaming, with added ...

Why I Don t Yet Buy the Russian Hacking Story

(Bloomberg View) -- I'm willing to believe that Russia sought to hack the U.S. election, but I still find the evidence lacking. That skepticism applies to the latest sensation -- a report that Russian proxies in Ukraine are employing the same malicious software used on the U.S. Democratic National C...

Meet the Internet of big, lethal Things • The Register

Silicon Valley’s desire to open up the software that controls heavy vehicles has come under criticism from industry experts. This week the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) renewed its call for the legal protection that manufacturers use to safeguard automotive software to be relaxed. For...

Top 10 software development stories of 2016

In years gone by, CIOs outsourced software development to save money. Apart from software companies, no business saw software development as truly strategic. Download this free guide How businesses can win talent war with mobile apps, HR data analytics and cloud technology Latest articles on HR b...

Most Orgnaizations Will Have a CDO By 2019, Says Gartner

At the end of 2015, research firm Gartner Inc. estimated that 25 percent of large global organizations had already hired a chief data officer (CDO). By 2019, the firm expects that number to reach 90 percent. "This rapid shift is the tip of the iceberg," said Ted Friedman, research vice president ...

Ten Tips for Harnessing the Power of Data Analytics

Carey Moretti Trace3 Carey MorettiTrace3 Carey Moretti is Vice President of Data Intelligence Consulting for Trace3. The explosive growth of business data has created a need for companies to adopt data analytics platforms that can make sense of so much information. By the year 2020, about 1...

How Healthcare Will Keep Pace With The Big Data Revolution

Did Science Fiction predict the future of healthcare in the modern world? Dr. Bertalan Mesko, MD thinks so. He’s actually dedicated his entire career to exploring this notion. From printable human tissue to freezing body parts for gunshot victims… science fiction books and movies have fore...

Tech Hires See Russia s Sberbank Catching Up on Big Data

(Bloomberg) -- Russia’s biggest bank is paying up to keep the nation’s best tech talent from emigrating to Silicon Valley. To analyze 135 million customers, it needs the power of big data. Sberbank PJSC, which holds 46 percent of Russian retail deposits, says it’s luring experts in the fiel...

VA Lays Out Plans For Cloud-based Digital Health Platform

The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a blueprint for a cloud-based technology platform that will integrate veteran data from VA, military and commercial electronic health records, as well as apps, devices and wearables, so that the information is available to providers in real time. W...

Now Primary Data must compete with storage giants • The Register

Analysis Startups arrive with fanfares of new tech and product surprise and then face the long grind to grow their business to newsworthy market status while adding bells and whistles to the basic product. Getting the first product out of the door is a validation of all the technology trend analy...

Scalable Partition Handling for Cloud-Native Architecture in Apache Spark 2.1

Apache Spark 2.1 is just around the corner: the community is going through voting process for the release candidates. This blog post discusses one of the most important features in the upcoming release: scalable partition handling. Spark SQL lets you query terabytes of data with a single job. Oft...

Apple may invest in SoftBank’s $100 billion tech fund

Photo by Chesnot, Getty Images Apple may be considering an investment in a tech fund from Japan's SoftBank Group, which is hoping to raise $100 billion. That would make it one of the world's biggest tech funds. If Apple signs on, the fund would count the world's most valuable company among its...

Preparing for the EU Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The issue of data privacy and sovereignty has dominated the news over the past year, as the member states of the European Union (EU) have individually and collectively taken a more proactive stance regarding the protection of personal information following the revelations made by Edward Snowden and ...

How IoT and analytics are creating today’s hottest tech jobs

How the IoT is creating today's hottest tech job: Edge analytics All of the action is at the edge of the network today, and that edge is increasingly being defined by the Internet of Things, both the consumer and industrial variety. The industrial IoT in particular has become a rallying cry for t...

Losses In Data-Related Jobs Clouds Otherwise Bright Jobs Forecast

The information technology sector had a good month in November, gaining 5,400 new jobs in software and technology services, and 114,000 new jobs across all other industries. But those gains came at the expense of job losses in data processing, which were down 2,100 for the month. Overall, these n...

The future of the data centre is within • The Register

Promo Future-proofing your data centre is no longer down to a choice of the right servers and storage, it’s now all about connectivity, location and the neighbours. The advantage – and the problem – with technology is that it’s always improving. Your latest server will always be replaced ...

Quick Recipe for #Kafka Streams in #Clojure

Kafka Streams were introduced in Kafka 0.10.x and act as a way of programatically manipulating the data from Kafka. William Hamilton from Funding Circle introduced the concepts in a lightening talk during ClojureX. As discussed by myself and William, make Java Interop your friend. I’ve based my...

Forrester stresses link between analytics in HR and business results

In a new report, Forrester Research says that people analytics is critical for running a successful business and that HR needs to become more skilled and creative about using data to make decisions about talent. The report describes four types of analytics in HR and gives examples of more than 30 ve...

Singapore Power deploys IoT platform

Singapore Power will connect an additional 200,000 residential electricity customers by widening the use of its existing wireless mesh network platform. Download this free guide IT Project: Internet of Things Have an in-depth look at the opportunities and challenges presented by the internet of t...

Big Data, Robotics Having a Big Impact On Mining Industry

The growing use of big data analytics, machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies is having a huge impact on many sectors, and mining is one of them. A new report from Technavio Research shows that the global connected mining market was valued at about $6 billion in 2015 a...

A Practical Guide to Machine Learning

MapR Launches Analytics Package Backed by Data Platform and Scientists

Posted 2016-11-22 The core of the MapR Customer 360 QSS is to plan and execute machine learning models to address key digital marketing imperatives for the CMO. Conventional CRM Doesn't Scale as Well Several Use Cases in the Mix Need a data scientist to help solve a marketing or sales an...

One in four Wi-Fi hotspots vulnerable to attack, study finds

More than a quarter of Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide are not secured and pose a risk to users’ personal data, according to Kaspersky Lab. The finding is based on the analysis of information on more than 31 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, which showed that traffic over 28% could be intercept...

I’m not having a VMware moment – there’s just something in my eye • The Register

Analysis SAP VP Renu Raman thinks 2U, 24-drive, NVMe storage boxes could provoke a storage VMware moment. Raman looks after HANA cloud computing at SAP and his interests include high-performance persistence architecture for in-memory databases. What he's clocked is that there is storage hardware ...

Competition authority wants feedback on open banking plan

The government’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has requested feedback on proposals to increase competition in the UK banking sector. The consultation is part of an investigation into retail banking that began in 2013. Many of the suggestions are a reaction to the digital revolution...

Why Our Crazy-Smart AI Still Sucks at Transcribing Speech

In an age when technology companies routinely introduce new forms of everyday magic, one problem that remains seemingly unsolved is that of long-form transcription. Sure, voice dictation for documents has been conquered by Nuance’s Dragon software. Our phones and smart home devices can understand ...

ArangoDB Closes 2.2 Million Euro Investment Led by Target Partners

Funding to accelerate the company’s product development and international expansion Munich/Cologne (Germany), November 24th, 2016: – ArangoDB GmbH (www.arangodb.com), the company behind one of the fastest growing next generation databases, has landed a 2.2 million Euro investment led by Munic...

From automation to autonomy, IoT is powering Industry 4.0

It’s one of the most bandied around terms in today’s internet age. And while the definition may not be clear to the average Joe, it figures in our life hugely. We are talking about the revolutionary Industry 4.0, simply put it is – automation and IoT. A vision of a smart factory where machines...

Donating online and buying cool shoes

Millennials are known for selfies, Snapchat filters, reality television and — charitable donations? Yes, the generation with a reputation for self-centeredness and instant gratification apparently also exhibits philanthropic tendencies. In light of the holiday season — and with Giving Tuesday...

Yahoo admits data breach may affect Verizon acquisition

Yahoo has for the first time admitted that staff knew about the data breach two years before it was confirmed publicly, and that the incident could affect the $4.83bn sale deal with Verizon. Download this free guide Your exclusive guide to CIO trends A collection of our most popular articles for ...

Oracle Widens Cloud Investments to Battle Bigger Amazon Threat

(Bloomberg) -- Eduardo Frias, chief information officer at Beachbody LLC, recently traveled to San Francisco to hear a pitch from Oracle Corp.’s top brass. Beachbody was already a longtime user of Oracle business software for such tasks as finances and supply-chain management. Now Chairman Larr...

Polling Failures Don t Mean Big Data is Bunk

After Donald Trump scored electoral victories in the states of Wisconsin and Michigan, the recrimination of the massive infrastructure around political polling and aggregation began in earnest. Republican operative Mike Murphy tweeted, for example, that “data died tonight.” And on the morning...

Red Hat rolls OpenStack Platform double with help • The Register

Red Hat is changing its OpenStack support plan to tap Agile with those craving long-term commitment following a shakeup in its engineering. The Linux flinger's OpenStack Platform 10, due shortly and based on Newton, will see Red Hat introduce one and three-year lifecycle support for two new plann...

Rolling out flash in the enterprise? It’s a matter of application • The Register

Flash SSD is changing the way that we store data. Vendors would like you to use it for all of your applications – and you probably will at some point – but which applications does it make most sense for today, and which might you have to work a little harder on to justify its use? Some rarifi...

From tiny sensors to big data • The Register

The agenda for Building IOT London is taking shape and early-bird tickets are on sale, so if you want to spend three days next March learning about how to connect your enterprise to the internet of things, stick the dates in your diary now. Building IOT London, brought to you by The Register and ...

Cisco says it’ll make IoT safe because it owns the network

Cisco Systems is making a play for the fundamental process of putting IoT devices online, promising greater ease of use and security as enterprises prepare to deploy potentially millions of connected objects. Thanks to a dominant position in Internet Protocol networks, Cisco can do what no other ...

Microsoft Canada channel chief says partners must innovate

It is up to the channel, in addition to Microsoft, to help drive innovation in Canada, according to Microsoft Canada channel chief Jason Brommet. “The channel in Canada has an incredible role and responsibility to help drive innovation in the country, and I do firmly believe that it is part of ...

Databricks enters deep learning market

Databricks has announced the addition of deep learning support to its Apache Spark platform, enabling developers to integrate deep learning libraries into their models. The new functionality has been developed to help data scientists get more relevant information from their applications, whether ...

predictive analytics what businesses need to know

In an era when data is seen as an increasingly valuable commodity, the tools and techniques used to analyse that data gain extra importance. Historically analysis, even using computers, has been something of a labour intensive task because the raw data needed to be verified and complex models bui...

Recode Daily: Amazon has an earnings miss, and the internet will miss Vine

Amazon surprised the market with a bad miss on earnings, and investors punished the stock with a 5 percent beatdown. Net sales were up 29 percent YoY and the cloud services business is booming, but spending is high and Q4 guidance is weak. — [Jason Del Rey / Recode] Apple rolled out upgraded, t...

Azure brings SQL Server Analysis Services to the cloud

SQL Server Analysis Services, one of the key features of Microsoft's relational database enterprise offering, is going to the cloud. The company announced Tuesday that it's launching the public beta of Azure Analysis Services, which gives users cloud-based access to semantic data modeling tools. ...

Blogging My Way Through Data Science, Big Data, and Analytics

I frequently write blog posts on other sites. You can find those articles here (updated March 21, 2016): Microblogging on Twitter at @KirkDBorne http://rocketdatascience.org/ (the one you are reading now) http://www.datasciencebowl.com/author/kirkborne/ https://www.mapr.com/blog/author/d...

Scalable Emotion Intelligence: From Data Collection and Analytics to Robust Predictive Models Building

At Realeyes, we believe that we can assess the quality and relevance of video content by capturing and analysing an individual’s facial expressions and emotions as they watch it. Every day, we collect terabytes of video recordings across multiple countries, devices and web platforms, to determine ...

Cut to the Chase: How a Data-Driven Culture Fosters Success

Building a business always takes effort, but the challenges can actually increase as the size of an organization grows. As most C-level executives know, corporate power is attenuated. That means senior managers must get creative — and be highly informed — if they want to ensure a positive trajec...

VMware and AWS joint venture to help enterprises manage multi-cloud environments

VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are embarking on a partnership that will allow enterprises to move their vSphere-based, private cloud workloads into the Amazon public cloud with ease. Download this free guide Defining the datacentre needs of 21st century enterprises A collection of our most ...

MapR’s Spyglass Initiative Will Capture Deeper-Dive Analytics, Views for Improving Big Data Operations

This month, MapR Technologies is set to shine a brighter light on big data operations and management by capturing and displaying yet-unseen analytics for MapR Converged Data Platform components for NoSQL, Hadoop, and Spark. IDN looks at how MapR's Spyglass could power the next leg in big data adopti...

University Team Up To Explore Space Through Big Data

Big Science, Big Data: UWC collaborates to tackle 21st century astronomy When the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) comes online, it will be a telescope unlike any other – 50 times more sensitive than any other radio instrument, able to survey the sky thousands of times faster and more accurately th...

Advanced analytics tools extract business value from big data

Thank you for joining! Access your Pro+ Content below. Advanced analytics tools extract business value from big data This chapter is included in the Big data initiatives get huge boost from new technologies E-Book. Big data environments based on technologies such as Hadoop and Spark are bei...

Many Firms Struggle to Access Data Quickly and Efficiently

Despite all the attention focused on data management, many firms find it difficult to access data from different parts of the organization in a quick and efficient manner. Information Management spoke with Josh Klahr, vice president of product management at AtScale, at the recent Strata & Hadoop...

We’ve lost to AWS et al on the public cloud • The Register

Cisco may have conceded defeat to Amazon in the mass market for public cloud consumption, but there are a raft of niche areas that are ripe for the plucking, starting with, er, footwear. The vendor's European, Middle East, Africa and Russia president Edwin Paalvast told an audience of resellers a...

Go teach yourselves Hadoop • The Register

Cloudera, presumably sick of paying its staff to train spies and their ilk, has decided to launch online courses for those wanting to familiarise themselves with Hadoop and Spark. The Palo Alto-based business has long offered training courses, including to Blighty's surveillance agency GCHQ, whos...

Making a game of phishing

Phishing continues to be the most popular route for cyber criminals, and was number one on the Top 10 Common Threat Techniques list in the (ISC)2 Global Information Workforce Study. Download this free guide Your exclusive guide to CIO trends A collection of our most popular articles for IT leader...

Mossberg: How Google’s bold moves shake up the tech industry

Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, executive editor at The Verge and editor at large of Recode. Google’s decision to become a full-fledged, vertically integrated device maker — controlling and blending ...

Our future is the Rise of the Sensor Machines • The Register

He's not trying to kill you, he's telling you to do more exercise... IPExpo “The majority of SMEs are bamboozled by the Internet of Things and how it will support their business,” Mike van Bunnens, MD of comms tech firm Comms365 told The Register today. Predicting a future where “everyth...

Top CIO investments revealed at 2016 Channel Elite Awards

TORONTO – At CDN’s Channel Elite Awards, the results of its 2016 Canadian CIO Census were unveiled showcasing what senior IT professionals believe to be top concerns in the next 12 months and on a day-to-day basis. The CIO Census also pinpointed the investments CIOs plan to make. Data securit...

Cisco Announces IoT Challenge for Entrepreneurs

Kicking off today, the Challenge gives entrepreneurs a chance to win a total of $250,000 in awards, including $150,000 to the first place winner. The Challenge focuses on the Internet of Things and will help startups capitalize on new game-changing trends and develop opportunities for potential coll...

Apache Spark vs. MapReduce #WhiteboardWalkthrough

Published on Jun 17, 2015 http://bit.ly/1P6eUj4 – In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough, Anoop Dawar, Senior Product Director at MapR, shows you the basics of Apache Spark and how it is different from MapReduce. Find more information on http://mapr.com/spark Don't forget to subscribe and ...

5 Reasons Why You Need an Agile Delivery Model for SAP

The developing digital economy is driving a big change in the way applications and infrastructure are provisioned and delivered. But what if you’re running applications like SAP and it feels like the digital transformation doesn’t have a direct impact on you, at least not right now? In tha...

Google Must Prove It s Making Headway in the Cloud

(Bloomberg Gadfly) -- If horror-film villain Freddy Krueger had threatened terror for nine movies but never followed through with evil acts, eventually movie-goers would have stopped being scared of him. Google is at risk of becoming that neutered Freddy Krueger. For years, Google's cloud soft...

Data Profiling and the Philosophy of Data

This interview is part of The Bloor Group’s research program, Philosophy of Data, which has been underwritten by IRI, The CoSort Company. Eric Kavanagh: Ladies and gentlemen, hello and welcome once again to Conversations About Data. My name is Eric Kavanagh. I will be your guide for a discussio...

You Too Can Become a Machine Learning Rock Star! No PhD Necessary.

A company called Bonsai joins a movement to democratize machine learning. Get ready to build your own neural net. If you are a strong-armed NFL quarterback who reads defenses like genre fiction, a movie star whose name alone can open a film in China, or a stock picker who beats Buffet every time, co...

In 5 years, chatbots could become a govt customer service norm

Booz Allen Hamilton will partner with Conversable to test and deliver automated messaging. Samantha Ehlinger is a technology reporter for FedScoop. Her work has appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and several McCl... Booz Allen Hamilton and Conversable are teaming up t...

Top 30 Free Web Scraping Software

Web scraping (also termed web data extraction, screen scraping, or web harvesting) is a web technique of extracting data from the web, and turning unstructured data on the web into structured data that can stored to your local computer or a database. The web scraping technique is implemented by w...

On-premise IT still the only way to run certain tasks

The cloud comes in a range of shapes and forms. There is the private cloud, which gives you flexibility, but is costly to maintain and configure and has limited scalability. Download this free guide Defining the datacentre needs of 21st century enterprises A collection of our most popular article...

Yahoo! joins! Adobe! Flash! flush! mob! • The Register

Yahoo! has joined the flood of companies flushing Adobe's Flash. Amit Jain, a senior developer at the p0wned purple portal, has penned a piece for Streaming Media in which he explains Yahoo!'s transition to HTML 5. Jain explains that Yahoo! sniffed the wind before streaming an American Footbal...

Nimble architect talks flash storage tests • The Register

Interview We interviewed Dimitris Krekoukias, Nimble Storage's global technology and strategy architect, on the subject of storage array performance claims – he has some strong opinions – particularly about Pure Storage's approach to performance. Pure provided a response to Krekoukias' points...

Oracle’s on-prem cloud plan is mostly Engineered Systems • The Register

When Larry Ellison promised on-premises cloud kit identical to Oracle's cloud, we wondered just what form those boxes would take. The answer? Pretty much more of the company's Engineered Systems. Today, Newman said, Oracle's Cloud Machine does everything Oracle's cloud can. But by December 2016 w...

IoT 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Start Your IoT Project

Originally posted on Data Science Central Summary: This is the first in a series of articles aimed at providing a complete foundation and broad understanding of the technical issues surrounding an IoT or streaming system so that the reader can make intelligent decisions and ask informed questions...

Strata 2016: BI Meets Machine Learning and the Internet of Me

This Monday is the kickoff of Strata + Hadoop World in New York, and Sisense is going to be there big time – as a Zettabyte sponsor and with more than a dozen people on the floor (so definitely come and say hi if you’re in the neighborhood…) Yours truly will also be speaking at Wednesday, 11:2...

Maturing OpenStack faces enterprise IT challenges

The OpenStack summit in Barcelona on 25-28 October is expected to be the foundation’s biggest-ever European event, and reflects the growing maturity of the open source cloud. Download this free guide How to enhance your network for the future Latest on networking developments and directions: NF...

Oracle Q1 2016-17: Oracle’s cloud sales grow to almost $1bn

On the eve of its annual Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, the supplier has announced first-quarter 2016-17 revenues of $8.6bn, up by 2% on the same quarter in 2016, but $100m short of its declared target. The company cited the effects of the Brexit decision as a factor in the reduction ...

Digital Transformation Creating Opportunities For Managed Communications

Enterprise digital transformation is creating growth opportunities for IT managed communications service providers, according to a recent report from Frost & Sullivan. Organizations are moving away from traditional business models toward digital solutions, and there’s a strong market for tr...

30 Days of Artificial Intelligence in 30 Different Fields

In a month-long series of blog posts, Little Bird will highlight influential people and possible scenarios in 30 different fields poised to be impacted by artificial intelligence. “The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast,” technology author Kevin Kelly recently wro...

NetApp Boosts Performance, Lowers Cost of Data Analytics Applications for Midsize Businesses, Remote Offices

NetApp Boosts Performance, Lowers Cost of Data Analytics Applications for Midsize Businesses, Remote Offices Enhanced SANtricity software, new entry-level E2800 all-flash array deliver affordable performance, simplify process needed to extract value from third platform data “Our health insuranc...

Data Quality Determines Decision Outcomes

Big data does not change the relationship between data quality and decision outcomes. It underscores it. The elegance of analytics systems and processes lies not in the gathering, storing and processing of data. Today’s technology has made this relatively easy and common. Rather it is in the in...

Profile: So You Want to Be a (Data Science) Rock Star — Upside

Profile: So You Want to Be a (Data Science) Rock Star In his day-to-day work as a data scientist, Nathan Hamilton isn't expected to work miracles. If there's anything miraculous -- or, more precisely, not strictly "scientific" -- about the work Hamilton does, it has to do with the imaginative ...

HPE adds major components to Partner Ready program

As Hewlett-Packard Enterprise approaches the first year anniversary of its historic separation, the new company has integrated the services program into the Partner Ready channel program at the 2016 Global Partner Conference in Boston. But adding the Partner Ready Service Provider plan into Partn...

Machine Learning, Big Understanding

How will the IC harness advancements in artificial intelligence? By Melanie D.G. Kaplan • 2016 ISSUE 3 The ancient Chinese game of Go has simple rules, yet is extremely sophisticated. With a large board and few restrictions, the game is said to be a googol (10 to the hundredth power) times more...

Google to Buy Apigee for $625 Million to Expand Enterprise

(Bloomberg) -- Google is buying software development toolmaker Apigee Corp. for $625 million, the latest move by the search giant to bulk up its cloud-based offerings for businesses. Alphabet Inc.’s Google has agreed to pay $17.40 a share in cash, San Jose, California-based Apigee said in a sta...

Statistics is Dead – Long Live Data Science…

I keep hearing Data Scientists say that ‘Statistics is Dead’, and they even have big debates about it attended by the good and great of Data Science. Interestingly, there seem to be very few actual statisticians at these debates. So why do Data Scientists think that stats is dead? Where does ...

HPE makes further divestments with Micro Focus tie-up to target software-defined market

Micro Focus and Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE’s) software business segments are set to merge in a transaction valued at approximately $8.8bn. Download this free guide How businesses can win talent war with mobile apps, HR data analytics and cloud technology Latest articles on HR best prac...

Building a big data center of excellence

Building a big data center of excellence In today’s business world big data can be a vital competitive differentiator for organizations. Traditionally, businesses needed to limit the scope of the data that they could use to make the critical decisions for driving successful business outcomes. B...

IBM’s AI guru leaps over to Brit biz benevolent.ai • The Register

Benevolent.ai, a British artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare company, has hired IBM’s AI expert Jérôme Pesenti, ex-VP of Watson Core Technology, to head up its technology division. Founded in 2013, benevolent.ai was spun out of the management team working at Proximagen, a pharmaceutical c...

HPE’s Haven at the Big Data Conference

Last week was HPE’s Big Data Conference. It was well worth attending, as it turned out, and not just for conversations with HPE engineers and the plethora of Big Data case study presentations. HPE had scheduled two significant announcements for the show. One was a new version of Vertica and the ot...

How Augmented Reality drives the Internet of Things

How Augmented Reality drives the Internet of Things It is a pretty familiar scene, that of the classic morning routine of the future. A person wakes up, gets out of bed, and walks over to their window. As they gaze out at their city skyline, a hologram hovering somewhere in the sky informs them o...

Deep Learning Applications for Smart cities

Guest blog post by ajit jaokar Background and Approach This blog is based on my talk in London at the Re.work Connected City Summit on Deep Learning Applications for Smart cities. The talk is based on a forthcoming paper created with the help of my students atUPM/citysciences on the same theme...

Hitchhiker’s Guide to IoT Standards and Protocols

Guest post by Preston Tesvich. This article originally appeared here. Let’s say you’re in the planning phase of an IoT project. You have a lot of decisions to make, and maybe you're not sure where to start: In this article, we focus on a framework of how you can think about this problem of...

10 Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Next Economy

Leaders should always be asking themselves What’s new?, What’s next? and What’s better?; that’s where the future is. And we can take deliberate steps to answers those questions… What technologies will drive the biggest changes in industries over the next 10 to 20 years and create the ne...

Mobile internet will grow GDP and generate jobs in Asean countries

Each percentage point that mobile internet penetration rises in Southeast Asia will add an extra $1.5bn to the region’s gross domestic product (GDP), with the potential to add a million jobs by 2020, according to a report by Oxford Economics. Download this free guide Your exclusive guide to CIO...

IT departments fear they lack skills to implement IoT

IT decision makers are concerned that their departments lack the skills and understanding to exploit current technology trends, such as the internet of things (IoT) and big data, according to a research report produced by service provider Capita Technology Solutions (CTS) and networking supplier Cis...

IoT security needs to be tougher

Every vendor’s got a piece of the Internet of Things, including Wilson Sporting Goods, which on Monday revealed a Bluetooth-enabled football that captures data about the ball’s performance in the air and relays it to a smart phone app. But also on Monday a security researcher at Trustwave Spi...

Firefox for Linux will soon support Netflix and Amazon videos

Firefox 49 for Linux, scheduled for a September 2016 release, will add support for DRM-protected HTML5 videos. Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services will “just work” in Firefox on Linux, just as they do in Google Chrome. Encrypted media extensions come to Linux Mozilla will a...

Full transcript: Genius co-founders Tom Lehman and Ilan Zechory on Recode Media

On a recent episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, Genius founders Tom Lehman and Ilan Zechory explained how they’re trying to move past their "startup bro" days. You can read some of the highlights from their interview with Peter at that link, or listen to it in the audio player above. Belo...

Intel blew it on mobile. Now it’s trying to avoid missing out on virtual reality.

There was a lot of talk about virtual reality as Intel kicked off its annual developer conference on Tuesday. CEO Brian Krzanich spent a good deal of time showing off a homegrown prototype device, Project Alloy, that features position tracking and the ability to merge the real and virtual worlds,...

Sharkk’s Bravo hybrid electrostatic cans bust the bass, but hit for par elsewhere

Crowdfunding has been both awesome and disruptive. Neil Young’s Pono hi-res music player ranks among the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time. There are lots of successfully funded audio projects out there—including Sharkk's Bravo hybrid electrostatic headphones, which have raised m...

Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes: Australian tech companies should build bridges to Silicon Valley

For years, we’ve been hearing about cities and countries that want to build their own Silicon Valley-esque tech hubs — think Silicon Alley in New York, Silicon Beach in Southern California and Silicon Wadi in Israel. But Mike Cannon-Brookes, the co-CEO of prominent Australian software company...

Meet Fuchsia, a new operating system in the works at Google

For years, Google has developed two operating systems side-by-side in Android for mobile devices and Chrome OS for laptops and desktops. But it looks as though Google now has a third operating system project underway known as Fuchsia. Although Google isn't revealing much, Android Police dug into ...

Sounds from your hard disk drive can even be used to steal a PC’s data

Researchers have found a way to steal a PC’s data by using the mechanical noise coming from the hard disk drives inside. It’s not a very practical hack, but the scheme has been designed for “air-gapped” systems, or computers that have been sectioned off from the Internet. The researche...

How the Internet of Things Changes Big Data Analytics

Yes, there’s plenty of hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT). But this is one time the hype underestimates what comes next. IDC says there will be 28 billion sensors in use by 2020, with $1.7 trillion in economic value. The scale, breadth, and business value will exceed anything seen in th...

Data Science Differences Across Job Functions

The AnalyticsWeek and Business Over Broadway Data Science Survey survey revealed job function differences in data science roles, proficiency in data science skills and satisfaction with work outcomes. Most data scientists work in IT (38%) and R&D (36%) functions. Data scientists who work in Sale...

Artificial Intelligence Will Redesign Healthcare

There are various thought leaders who believe that we are experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution , which is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas...

2 Billion Reasons to Choose Hitachi for Your SAP HANA Environment

On July 4, 2016, SAP, on behalf of the SAP Benchmark Council, certified (Certification number: 2016035) the latest SAP BW Advance Mixed Load Benchmark (BW-AML Benchmark) where Hitachi now ranks first for the 2 billion initial record load, see the results here. For those of us at Hitachi, these re...

21 Scary Things Big Data Knows About You

Guest blog post by Bernard Marr What does big data know about you? Quite a lot. Every time we use a computer, access our phones, or open an app on a tablet, we’re leaving a digital trail. Most people are vaguely aware that Google knows what they’ve searched for, or that Facebook knows w...

Applying the Kappa architecture in the telco industry

Ignacio Mulas Viela and Nicolas Seyvet will speak in greater detail on this topic as well as on a telco data set from a running cloud during their session Kappa architecture in the telecom industry at Strata + Hadoop World London 2016, May 31 to June 3, 2016. Ever-growing volumes of data, shorter...

5 Awesome Problems Solved Through Data Science – The Data Science Bowl

Booz Allen does not just have a data science team. Yes, we are proud of our industry leading, 600+ member group of data scientists; but that team is not evidence of our firm simply checking a box in the technology market. Our data science capabilities, in contrast, are indicative of our diagnostic f...

Curated List of Data Viz Frameworks, Libraries, Software

Guest blog by Fabio Souto A curated list of awesome data visualizations frameworks, libraries and software. Inspired by awesome-python. Table of contents JavaScript tools Charting libraries C3 - a D3-based reusable chart library. Chart.js - Charts with the canvas tag. Charted - ...

Doing Data Science at Twitter – Robert Chang – Medium

Motivation On June 17, 2015, I celebrated my two year #Twitterversary @Twitter. Looking back, the Data Science (short for DS) landscape at Twitter has shifted quite a bit: Machine Learning has played an increasingly prominent role across many core Twitter products that were previously not ML d...

Microsoft Closes Acquisition of Revolution Analytics

This blog post is authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Information Management & Machine Learning at Microsoft. Earlier this year we announced our intent to acquire Revolution Analytics and today I’m happy to say we have closed the acquisition agreement. It is my pleasur...

The Periodic Table Of Google Analytics

Want to understand all the ways that Google Analytics can help you learn how people are interacting with your site? A new “periodic table” may prove useful. Created by Jeff Sauer, the table from his company Jeffalytics covers everything from “As” (AdSense Reports) to even stuff Google Ana...

‘InsideAnalysis’ Hits the Airwaves: Call for Speakers

Get ready for #analytics to go mainstream! 'InsideAnalysis' hits the terrestrial airwaves starting May 1st! We'll broadcast Mondays @ 3 ET!...