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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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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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