Cisco continues security push with services acquisition

Continuing its campaign to become a major player in enterprise security, Cisco Systems Inc. has swooped up security consultancy Neohapsis Inc. Security has emerged as a major focus point for the company over the past two years. Cisco jump-started its efforts in July...

Judge refuses to lift Autonomy albatross from HP’s neck

The botched acquisition of Autonomy Corp., keeps coming back to haunt Hewlett-Packard Co.. Three years and a leadership change after plunking down $11.7 billion for the British analytics provider, HP has hit another legal stumbling block as a U.S. District Judge on...

The physical web gains support with IoT grants, new SDKs

This week’s Smart DevOps roundup features new grants to promote the development of  the Internet of Things (IoT), an initiative to interact with the Physical Web, and Near Field Communications for IoT. Google’s Open Web of Things   Search giant Google is setting...

Report: Big Data only now heading toward inflection point

Business and technology leaders have never been more keen to exploit new sources of information, but most organizations are not yet backing that up with action, according to a recent survey of nearly 400 decision-makers published by Dell. The report sheds new light on...

Microsoft unleashes biggest-ever upgrade for Azure

A month after infrastructure-as-a-service kingpin Amazon stole the industry limelight with the addition of native container support and on-demand event processing to its cloud service, Microsoft has responded with the largest upgrade to its Azure cloud platform since...

What you missed in Big Data: Hortonworks IPO stokes Hadoop fans

The analytics market passed a historic milestone last week when Hortonworks Inc. became the first Hadoop distributor to go public, beating rivals Cloudera Inc. and MapR Technologies Inc. to the punch. But all three companies can take heart in the first-day performance...

Cisco campaigns to push analytics to the edge of the network

The industry shift away from proprietary switches and routers is pushing backbone connectivity kingpin Cisco further beyond the data center to the edge of the network, where it’s now taking aim at the $7.3 trillion opportunity to provide analytics for the...