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The word polymorphism is used in various contexts and describes situations in which something occurs in several different forms. In computer science, it describes the concept that objects of different types can be accessed through the same interface. Each type can provide its own, inde...
Archiware GmbH, expert in data management software products Archiware P5 and Pure, announces support for the upcoming LTO-8 tape technology developed by the LTO Consortium. The innovative, eighth-generation LTO Ultrium format is certified for the P5 Software Suite by courtesy of Quantu...
Small and medium-sized (SMB) retailers, although reasonably smaller than their enterprise counterparts, demands such an incredible amount of time and energy, you feel like you're operating a big-box store. As a SMB retail store owner, it's safe to say your job can get pretty hectic - f...
Scanalytics was recently listed among 11 startups and enterprise companies diving into the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. Wrike, a project management platform and creator of the list, predicted the companies will do great things and should be watched closely over the next year.Scan...
Actionable insights (or actionable data) can be defined as "a technology solution that inhales large quantities of data (big data) and exhales strategic action from that data." Whether it's purely software or in combination with hardware, big data and the resulting insights present mon...
We have all been there. Sitting in a stuffy conference room white-boarding and sharing innovative ideas only to be shut-down by the words, "Our IT environment won't support that." I remember during my time as an IT manager hearing those words over and over. We were encouraged to be i...
The ability to provide fast and accurate healthcare has always depended on having the latest technology and educating the relevant staff on how to best employ these new devices and applications. Throughout 2013, a number of innovations appeared in the industry, changing the way healthc...
With the rapid changes in today’s technology, users have nearly become desensitized to the constant stream of new updates and the "wow" factor is increasingly harder to achieve. This has placed pressure on businesses to release flawlessly executed new updates on a variety of essential ...
The gap is widening between legacy ERP and cloud ERP as traditional on-premise tools are shifting toward delivery of applications over the Internet. The sudden growth spurt for ERP in the cloud is largely driven by the vast cost savings resulting from the increased productivity and eff...
There’s a great management book called “The Other Guy Blinked” by the ex-CEO of Pepsi that describes the episode when Coke tried to change its formula and make its core product better. The company re-wrote its product recipe and tried to shake up the market. In the case of Coke, the c...
From delivering breakthrough software solutions for cloud, mobility and security to helping IT professionals manage and accelerate service delivery from the device to the data center, CA Technologies sees innovation (and innovative thinkers) as its core mission. CA has brought togeth...
Every organization needs to consider innovation as part of their strategy. Bernard Golden recently wrote a book titled Amazon Web Services (AWS) for Dummies, which I had an opportunity to review. One intriguing segment of the book came from a section offering 10 reasons to use AWS and...
It's time to start thinking about the minimum lovable product instead of the minimum viable product. A can of cat food is a minimum viable product (MVP) when you are starving, but it’s highly unsatisfying and unlikely to generate a loyal following (of humans). And there you have on...
Give Cisco 60 minutes - well, 52 minutes, in fact - and watch the networking giant unveil a game-changing technology to help you capture new business opportunities by creating innovative experiences with greater IT simplicity and investment protection. That is the value proposition ...
Wake up America – especially the politicians in California, Illinois, and anywhere else where they are considering implementing a high-speed train. High-speed trains are so “last century” and they are not cheap to build or maintain. If they are not used to their maximum capacities and ...
Victor Cruz has actually touched on a few interesting points in his article “Safe Driving in the Cloud: A Black Box for Cars”. The fact is that car companies have lately shifted their focus towards increasing security for passengers and drivers altogether and that is why they came up ...
When I was asked about innovation, the first thing I did was review my research to get an idea of what my peers in the industry were predicting for our parallel IT futures. Not surprisingly, they all reflected the same sentiment: the cloud is growing, and employees will continue to bri...
Five-year-old Big Data start-up Ayasdi, out only six months, has gotten B round funding worth $30.6 million led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) with newcomers GE Ventures and Citi Ventures kicking in as well as existing investors Khosla Ventures and Floodgate participating. T...
External communication methodology has evolved vastly in the last century, especially during the last two decades. We have witnessed the evolution in communication methodology with every new step the internet revolution has taken forward. So, we have moved from sending letters to phone...
Telecommuting at one time meant little more than working from one's kitchen table, saving files onto a floppy disk, and possibly sending them into the office via dial-up modem. There was no videoconference, no softphones to move your office extension to wherever you were sitting at the...
On May 22, Ethernet – Robert Metcalfe’s ingenious invention –celebrated its 40th anniversary. As the global tech community celebrates this milestone for one of the world’s most transformative technologies, we take a look at its evolution from a printer-to-printer communication system a...
There’s an inherent sense of almost forced innovation that appears to pervade the information technology industry. As we constantly push forward into perpetual cycles of reinvention, continual enhancement and augmentation after augmentation, one almost has to stop and ask what’s wrong ...
Twitter has bought a little four-man Palo Alto start-up called Ubalo that was started in early 2011 “to make large-scale computing easier and more accessible to a technical audience” according to its web site. The object was to scale coding on multiple machines using the same widgetr...
Through a great deal of research on enterprise cloud adoption and security, I’ve learned something telling. As you would expect, CISOs’ opinions about cloud strategy are quite varied. While many folks recognize their company’s use of SaaS for HR, sales, communication, and other applica...
Don’t expect Google Glass to be out anytime soon. Google’s globe-trotting chairman Eric Schmidt told the BBC that “It’s fair to say that thousands of these will be in use by developers over the next months, and then based on their feedback we will make some product changes, and it’s ...
Asian suppliers told the Wall Street Journal that Microsoft has been sampling components including a 1.5-inch display for a potential touch-enabled smartwatch that would compete with a purported watch from Apple and others coming from Google and Samsung as well as the Martian Passport ...
Every two days we create a quantity of information equal to the volume of information created between the dawn of civilization all the way to 2003. WOW. But even the largest data warehouse can't match the biggest data in our world. That data is happening right there inside you. It's c...
APIs are the coding interfaces that enable developers to create third-party apps, plug-ins, and add-ons that extend the functionality and potential of existing Software-as-a-Service products. Pedro's comments reframe the entire API industry and, if pursued, would fundamentally alter th...
Log analysis is a unique use case that is being leveraged in multiple ways to gain deep insight into activities generated by multiple sources. A common theme heard in the IT marketplace is that innovative technologies are enabling new insights to be harvested from data. Cloud computin...
During a recent conversation with a CIO of a multi-billion dollar enterprise and his top executives, it became apparent that amid all the new technology advancements like cloud computing and Big Data, organizations are struggling to seek the concrete advantages in applying these techno...
Social interactions driven by mobile devices are causing a huge growth in infrastructure needs by enterprises. This write-up is about an event held for enterprise users. The growth of mobile devices generated by smartphones and tablets is driving universal access to information in th...
Innovation doesn’t just happen… it evolves out of business desires and it frequently involves changing your own view of the IT value statement. This article focuses on one of the key components needed to make the shift from maintenance to an innovation IT philosophy, Business Service R...
Microsoft says it’s sold 40 million licenses to its new touchscreen-adapted Windows 8 operating system that hit general availability a month ago. It’s reportedly outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades. For what it’s worth, Microsoft also said there were more apps in the Windows S...
Open source software stacks offer a huge amount of customization so the cloud being built does what is expected – and without huge licensing fees. A recent article on GigaOm.com asks, “How can open-source cloud management tools like Eucalyptus, CloudStack and OpenStack impact the adop...
One does not typically draw associations between manufacturing, wilderness hikes, the theory of constraints, and the management of information technology solutions. In this discussion we take a look at how applying some of the long-held techniques for optimizing manufacturing processe...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer put rumors of a $199 Microsoft Surface RT tablet – that even had Apple biting its nails – to bed in an interview with the Seattle Times in which he suggested the dingus would go for “probably $300” – lower than the price of a New iPad – “to about $700 or $80...
In a logical extension of its cloud-pleasing subscription billing system, Zuora, the start-up near Oracle where Marc Benioff has parked some of his money, is going after the next big thing, which for it is the finance department, keeper of the corporate treasury. This week it launche...
An ex TV weatherman built a weather graphics business only to find his server farm got mighty hot in the summer. What's an entrepreneur to do? Build a blade server business that uses conventional components that are swappable for greater reliability and lower operating cost. Open plat...
Eastman Kodak was hoping to garner $2.2 billion-$2.6 billion from its broadly licensed 1,100 patents to repay creditors and reorganize. It reportedly got opening bids of $150 million-$250 million from two consortia involving Google-RPX-Samsung-LG-HTC on the one hand and Apple-Microso...
Recently Microsoft conducted research [1] [2] indicating that a delay of 1 second in page load time means a loss of revenue of 2.8%. Obviously, faster websites lead to huge revenue benefits for ecommerce companies, hence why speed is the dominant industry trend today. That said, improv...