Big Data is This Year's Hot Topic
Hadoop is a fast-growing choice for handling large-scale-data (as in petabytes) as well as complex-data (as in XML, e-mail, images and more) and mixed-data (as in structured mashed with semi-structured data types).
Machines Are Driving The Big-Data Era
Future big-data growth will be in the area of machine-generated data. In contrast to human-generated data, which can grow only as fast as human data-generating activities allow it to, machine-generated data is limited only by capital budgets and Moore's Law.
DISA Readies $5 Billion RFP Bundle
A raft of request for proposals will address Defense Information Systems Agency projects in provisioning, net operations, net assurance, and network maintenance.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances
Enterprises are abandoning conventional warehouse development approaches in favor of prepackaged apps and hardware configurations combining database management systems, processing power, storage, and connectivity. Here are the leaders.
Google China Redirection To End
Chinese authorities don't appreciate Google's practice of sending searchers in China to its uncensored Hong Kong search site.
Google Exec Joins Facebook
Matthew Papakipos, a key leader in developing the Chrome operating system, is moving to Facebook as director of engineering.
My Feelings About Sentiment Analysis
Growth in visibility, acceptance, and adoption of automated sentiment-analysis solutions has been fueled by vendor innovations and by positive customer experiences, reports Elizabeth Glagowski in 1to1 magazine. Liz interviewed me for her article, and with her permission, I will share the full text of our exchange with readers...
Amazon Releases Kindle App For Apple iOS
The e-book application can play audio and video on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and enables publishers to add instruction videos to how-to books, readings from authors and other add-ons.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending
The Office of Management and Budget is conducting a detailed review of high-risk IT projects and placing a temporary pause on billions allocated annually to financial systems.
When Google Analytics Is Not Enough
Google's free service has become the most widely deployed Web analytics solution in the world... but for some enterprises, it's not sufficient. How can you know for sure whether Google is the right choice for your organization?
PayPal Allows Apps To Accept Payment
Guest Payments, part of the PayPal Adaptive Payments API, allows developers to offer direct credit card payment in applications with requiring PayPal membership.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
Nokia Moving N-Series To MeeGo
The Linux-based operating system will power Nokia's flagship smartphones, while lower-end phones will still run on Symbian.