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What is cloud, or cloud computing… or more importantly, what is cloud to you?  To Netflix it is a way to get large amount of (streaming) data to a wide audience across significant geographical regions …

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Intel immerses its servers in oil — and they like it!
September 3, 2012 – 12:33 am | No Comment
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The idea of immersing servers in oil to keep them cool isn’t entirely new — passionate gamers have been housing their systems in vegetable oil for years. But it’s time to take notice of this trend …

Windows 8 and the Cloud: SkyDrive
September 2, 2012 – 11:18 am | No Comment
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Microsoft’s cloud storage service, SkyDrive, has been around for just over 5 years—since way before Apple came out with iCloud or Google with Gdrive. But only with Windows 8 does SkyDrive become an integral part …

Technology Focus: Who Benefits From Big Data? Big Guns IBM, Oracle, HP, EMC
September 2, 2012 – 11:12 am | No Comment
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Take a look at four huge technology companies  — Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), the No. 1 database developer, and EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC).
Had you invested in …

VMware introduces enhanced offerings for small and midsize businesses
September 2, 2012 – 11:00 am | No Comment
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Virtualization is now mainstream amongst SMBs, with companies increasingly focused on extending the benefits of virtualization to improve IT availability and backup / recovery. Recent studies by Spiceworks found that 77% of SMBs are either …

Hadoop Business Intelligence Training Offered at Big Data University
September 2, 2012 – 12:13 am | No Comment
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Hadoop business intelligence (BI) training is being rolled out at the IBM Big Data University through Jaspersoft, one of the world’s leading providers of BI software. Jaspersoft announced that it would offer the training for …

VMware rolls out broad cloud solution
September 2, 2012 – 12:07 am | No Comment
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At the ongoing VMworld 2012 in San Francisco, virtualization firm VMware unveiled a comprehensive solution of cloud infrastructure and management products.
At the heart of the announcement is the new VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 – the …

How Machines Will Use Social Networks To Gain Identity, Develop Relationships And Make Friends
September 2, 2012 – 12:06 am | No Comment
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Activity streams and social networks now represent a fundamental aspect of the modern application. We use activity streams on Twitter to converse in 140 characters or less. We use the “like” gesture on Facebook to …

Turning Big Data Into Big Dollars to Grow Revenue
September 1, 2012 – 11:43 pm | No Comment
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Big data may be the phrase of the moment in marketing but, for some credit unions, it is already plumping up the bottom line.
Right now, marketers and institutions have access to huge amounts of data …