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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

BlackBerry’s Results Mixed

BlackBerry’s Results Mixed

BlackBerry Ltd. posted a smaller-than-expected loss, but revenue fell far short of expectations, underscoring that the company faces continued challenges as it undertakes an ambitious turnaround. Read the source article at online.wsj.com

HGST goes all-in on SMR drives for the cloud

HGST goes all-in on SMR drives for the cloud

Traditional storage array sales are tanking as cloud services absorb storage growth. Expect that trend to accelerate as Big Data uptake grows. Big Data is the market these new drives are winning. The emphasis on cost and energy is the cloud provider’s sweet … Read the source article at ZDNet

AWS users fret over downtime ahead of Amazon’s massive EC2 reboot

AWS users fret over downtime ahead of Amazon’s massive EC2 reboot

Amazon Web Services has kicked off a large scale maintenance reboot of Elastic Cloud 2 (EC2) instances across the world in what appears to be a response to critical security flaw. Amazon has told EC2 customers by email that it’s gearing up to reboot a …Read the source article at ZDNet

Data centre co-location – why do it?

Data centre co-location – why do it?

Why would an organisation want to co-locate its IT infrastructure rather than keeping it in-house or moving functions to the cloud ? It's all about connectivity, Omer Wilson, marketing director EMEA of Digital Realty, one of the larger colocation providers, told the … Read the source article at computing.co.uk

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