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Lenovo to Pay Less for IBM Servers With Closing This Week

Lenovo to Pay Less for IBM Servers With Closing This Week

The final price will be $2.1 billion, down from the $2.3 billion originally announced in January, to reflect lower-than-projected inventories at the time of the Oct. 1 closing, Brion Tingler, a spokesman for Lenovo, said by phone today. The transaction wasn’t restructured, he said. Read the source article at Bloomberg

SoftBank Loses Some Luster After Alibaba IPO

SoftBank Loses Some Luster After Alibaba IPO

With a 32% stake in Alibaba Group that’s worth around $71 billion, Japan’s SoftBank is one of the biggest winners in the Chinese Internet company’s blockbuster initial public offering. Read the source article at WSJ Blogs

Group sues Orange County over Dropbox records

Group sues Orange County over Dropbox records

Dropbox provides “in the cloud” storage for online documents and allows people to share files. Organize Now also says IP addresses were redacted even though they aren’t exempt from the public records law. IP addresses identify each computer. County … Read the source article at Washington Times

Giving Away Software to Make It More Valuable

Giving Away Software to Make It More Valuable

A big-data start-up just destroyed itself to save itself. That is perhaps not a big deal, but it says a lot about where the world of big computing is headed. The company was called Continuuity, and it had spent three years building a cloud-based method to more … Read the source article at Technology

What Could IBM’s Watson Do for Your Organisation?

What Could IBM’s Watson Do for Your Organisation?

They are also supporting startups that want to leverage Watson’s technology, with a new $ 100 million fund for Big Data startups that are developing cognitive apps. What does this move mean for IBM and what could it mean for your business? Could Watson … Read the source article at smartdatacollective.com


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5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

What is the cloud’s next step? When speculating about where the cloud is heading next, we often think about extra security layers and how hybrid models might grow in prevalence. However, collaboration on the cloud is becoming more of a consideration as files grow. Could the cloud’s next big step be from mostly storage to…

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime As economic conditions gradually improve, North American companies are starting to recover their confidence, and are looking beyond mere survival. A recent survey by KPMG focusing on mergers and acquisitions demonstrated cautious optimism, with 21 per cent of companies planning to initiate at least one acquisition this year, and 16 per cent planning for…

The Most Powerful Free Cloudware Tools Available to Modern Businesses

The Most Powerful Free Cloudware Tools Available to Modern Businesses

5 Essential Cloud Tools for Your Innovative Business Why these cloudware tools are a must for any modern business Smart business owners are always on the lookout for ways to save money. One of the best ways is capitalising on some of the best free cloudware tools available to businesses. Sixty percent of small and medium…

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

Forrester Research: The Keys to a Successful Deployment Desktop virtualization projects are transformational. They can dramatically minimize IT costs while better empowering workers with more ubiquitous access to the applications and data they need to be productive. In fact, according to recent research by Forrester, worker productivity when working remotely across multiple devices, increased 51%…


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