Android, iPhone Users' Preferences Differ
Coupons.com data, based upon the number of coupons printed or saved to store loyalty cards in various categories, indicates distinctions between the users of the two mobile operating systems.
Why HP and Dell are Going Nuts Over 3PAR
Of the many reasons why HP and Dell are wooing 3PAR, only one actually has to do with 3PAR... Beyond all the qualitative and quantitative factors, HP and Dell are betting that virtualization and cloud computing are the storage of the future.
Department Of Interior Tackles Two High-Risk IT Projects
As the White House begins heavy scrutiny of its IT projects, the agency is getting a head start on the multi-year $7.6 billion Consolidated Infrastructure, Automation, Telecomm project and the much smaller Incident Management, Analysis, and Reporting System.
PowerPoint and Failure to Communicate
As a tool for communicating data-derived insights, PowerPoint comes up repeatedly, praised or under fire, reflecting the office software's ubiquity, adaptability, and unfortunate ease of misuse.
The Secret Sauce of Cybersecurity
More than half the cyber forensics analysts with government security clearances in the United States work for General Dynamics, which does about $2 billion in annual cybersecurity-related business. Too often, though, what's behind work like that done by General Dynamics is obscured.
Buy Storage From A Storage Vendor
As a company gets larger it becomes increasingly difficult for it to innovate and storage is a market that thrives on innovation. It has not become commoditized like the server market despite multiple predictions to the contrary. Server vendors have repeatedly bought their way into storage attracted by the higher margins. My recommendation is to resist and buy your storage from a storage only, or at least mostly, vendor.
12 Best Government Websites
Easy access to government online has gone from being nice-to-have to being necessary in the "open government" era, with many government websites taking advantage of modern designs and technologies to help do the trick. All too often, local, state and federal governments and government agencies do far too little to reach out to citizens on the web. Many governments and agencies are stuck in the 1990s era of tacky animated images, an over-abundance of white space, and confusing arrays of links. Ho
IT Hall Of Shame, Part 2
Welcome back to our rogue's gallery of computer industry flops, frauds and foibles. In this installment, we're pleased to present ten more exhibits, from Y2K to the Pentium Bug, that prove the best laid plans of mice and men don't just go awry -- they lead straight to the IT Hall of Shame.
What Solid State Storage Form Factor Is Best?
Solid state storage comes in several form factors. Each has its value to both suppliers and to users of the technology. In the data center there seems to be three popular choices emerging; solid state disk drives, PCIe solid state cards and solid state appliances or memory arrays. Choosing the right one for your environment is critical in making sure that you get the most out of your solid state investment.
Mobile BI, Situational Intelligence, and a Call-Out to SAP-Sybase
Mobile computing is a disruptor, a game-changer. Forward looking organizations, notably recently merged SAP and Sybase, have seen mobile's enterprise potential, including as a BI revolutionizer. Our vision should extend to situational intelligence, situational awareness coupled with interpretation of the users status, plans, and goals and enhanced with analysis of the user's social network...
Facebook Spam Conversion Rate Hits 47%
Return rate far exceeds e-mail, but people are starting to develop a resistance to clicking on Facebook and Twitter virally spreading links, finds F-Secure.
What Storage Is Best For Server Virtualization, Part II
In my last entry and the first part of this series we discussed some of the key capabilities to look for when selecting a server virtualization strategy, but as a friend of mine pointed out I never really declared one storage type the best. In this entry we will start to give you some steps to follow in making that selection.
HP Looks To Deny Dell Access To The Data Center
HP's trumping of Dell's bid for 3PAR is a masterful preemptive strike. HP is certainly not that interested in 3PAR and will most likely not counter offer should Dell choose to pursue the deal. What HP is interested in is making the buy as expensive as possible for Dell in order to throw a wrench into the PC giant's further acquisitions ambitions.
Advanced Visualization Is Top of Mind at TDWI
I'm back from last week's TDWI conference in sunny San Diego... I briefly visited the Executive Summit to hear about what trends CIOs and VPs of business intelligence think will have the biggest impact over the next three years.
Employee Lifetime Value
Corporate leaders talk a lot about customer lifetime value-the notion that long-term customers create sustained revenue for an organization. And we've spent the last ten (or more) years in IT getting out of the technology-centric model and embracing a more customer-focused IT governance model. But I think that we may due for another retrenching, something that, for lack of a better term, I'm calling "employee lifetime value."
HP Q3 Profits Rise On Strong Global Sales
In its first earnings report since ousting Mark Hurd as CEO, Hewlett-Packard reported that profits in its third fiscal quarter rose 6% on higher worldwide sales in its core computer businesses.
Intel's McAfee Deal Stirs Mixed Feelings
There's a lot that Intel can accomplish by acquiring McAfee, but it's hardly what we might categorize as a "Well, duh!" move... This merger falls into the "strange bedfellows" category.
CIA Opens Weapons Intelligence Center
Agency's new Counterproliferation Center brings together two existing organizations in an effort to thwart nuclear, biological, and other weapons of mass destruction.
What Storage Is Best For Server Virtualization?
One of the biggest challenges to expanding a virtual server infrastructure is dealing with the storage challenges that often come with the deployment. The way storage is used in the virtual infrastructure is unlike most use cases. In this environment we want the same storage area to be accessed by almost every connecting server and each of those servers may have dozens of workloads trying to access that storage at the same time.
What's At Stake in the Big Data Revolution?
For practitioners, big-data success could be the key to survival or opening up vast new markets. Among vendors, the incumbents have the most to lose -- an unstated subtext of my recent Big Data feature -- but fresh survey data suggests that MySQL may be a spoiler.
8 Big Data Deployments In Detail
What does it take to move into the era of large-scale data analytics? Data warehousing experts from Barnes & Noble, BNP Paribas, Cabelas, McAfee and more share insights on innovative big-data deployments.
Teradata's Future Product Strategy
Teradata's future product strategy is coming into focus. I'll start by outlining some particular aspects, and then show how I think it all ties together. The immediate hook here is Teradata's acquisition of Kickfire's assets...
Who Should Hewlett-Packard Buy?
HP can't afford to buy every one of our Desirable Dozen, but in the post-Mark Hurd era, the world's largest computer maker needs to consider acquiring more than a few of these companies. Here's who -- and why.
HP Awarded $200 Million Medicare Contract
Provision of applications support and maintenance for processing Medicare Part B claims will expand Hewlett-Packard's longstanding relationship with the federal health insurance program.
Is Virtualization the Same as Cloud Computing?
A recent Reuters news item that equates virtualization and cloud computing is symptomatic of the ongoing confusion between the two terms. Without splitting hairs, are virtualization and cloud really the same?