#BigDataSV CrowdChat: Follow the Money

#BigDataSV CrowdChat: Follow the Money

We had an excellent CrowdChat today hosted by @jeffreyfkelly, sponsored by EMC Corporation. It was a preview to our event next week in San Jose that coincides with Strataconf, Hadoopworld and #BigDataWeek. @furrier won the CrowdCaptain award with his setup question on...

Tech giants propose privacy standard for the public cloud

As organizations shift more of their data to the public cloud, including a steadily growing number of mission-critical workloads, the need for privacy controls grows. A group representing some of the biggest names in tech has put forth a standard aimed at addressing...
Apache Spark: Hadoop friend or foe?

Apache Spark: Hadoop friend or foe?

Apache Spark is the tech du jour in Big Data right now. Its ability to provide speedy performance against huge volumes of data has made such a splash that some people are even beginning to question the future of Hadoop. But does Spark really have what it takes to...
Building the IIoT: The next industrial revolution

Building the IIoT: The next industrial revolution

The economic potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is simply too massive for enterprises to ignore. Accenture LLP says it could add as much as $14 trillion to the world’s economy by 2030, as long as businesses and governments make the necessary...

Huddle appoints Morten Brøgger as CEO

A new year and a new CEO for Enterprise cloud collaboration service company Huddle. The company has appointed Morten Brøgger as its new Chief Executive Office (CEO) just weeks after the closure of the company’s $51 million Series D round of funding and a year of...
SoftLayer founder Lance Crosby leaves IBM

SoftLayer founder Lance Crosby leaves IBM

Lance Crosby (right), founder and CEO of SoftLayer, who came to IBM when Big Blue acquired the company in 2013 and made it the center of IBM’s business cloud architecture, will leave IBM as early as Friday. The announcement comes just weeks after IBM reorganized its...
Windows slump shows Microsoft’s transformation is taking hold

Windows slump shows Microsoft’s transformation is taking hold

Yesterday brought bad news for Microsoft’s shareholders, but the company’s leadership won’t be unduly concerned that its share price fell by 9 percent on Tuesday afternoon, shortly after announcing its fiscal second-quarter results and accompanying...
Cisco puts hundreds of software products in the cloud

Cisco puts hundreds of software products in the cloud

Acceding to the growing ranks of customers who are demanding that software be divorced from hardware and delivered as a service, Cisco Systems, Inc. Is putting hundreds of its formerly bundled software services in the cloud and offering them on a subscription basis....