Socialware Listens For The Sound Of Money
As part of its social media management tool for financial advisors, Socialware now scans an individual's network for contacts who might be in the market for life insurance or a 401(k) rollover.
U.S. Bank Hackers Promise DDoS Pause
In the sixth week since the launch of "Operation Ababil" attacks against Wall Street banks, online post says hacktivists are taking time off for a Muslim holiday.
IBM Accelerates Big Data Analysis
IBM offers prebuilt sentiment analysis on Hadoop, stream processing for telcos, marketing analysis, and predictive analytics delivered via the cloud.
Who Is Hacking U.S. Banks? 8 Facts
Hackers have labeled the bank website disruptions as grassroots-level reprisal for an anti-Islamic film. But is the Iranian government really backing the attacks?
How One Midsize Bank Protects Against Hacks
In light of ongoing hacktivist attacks on major banks, Lake Trust Credit Union information security pro shares insights on how a smaller bank stays secure without too-big-to-fail resources.
SAS Gets Hip To Hadoop For Big Data
SAS High-Performance Analytic Server heads for Hadoop, bringing SAS data mining, text mining, optimization, and forecasting capabilities beyond the relational database world.
IBM Answers Oracle Exadata
PureData System for transactional, analytic, and operational deployments takes on Oracle, replaces IBM's Netezza appliances and Smart Analytic system.
Bank Hacks: 7 Misunderstood Facts
As security researchers review recent bank hacks--affecting Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, PNC, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo--claims made by supposed hacktivists don't all add up.
Oracle Open World: 6 Rants and Raves
Oracle's cloud vision and announcements on key features deserve praise, but we need to see more substance behind the promises and more reality in the claims.