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HP and Paramount Pictures Partner in Star Trek Beyond

HP and Paramount Pictures Partner in Star Trek Beyond

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Paramount Pictures 

HPE Film Integrations and New Ad Campaign Feature Futuristic Concept Technologies Inspired by The Machine

PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 6, 2016) – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has teamed with Paramount Pictures to imagine technology 250 years into the future for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond feature film from Paramount Pictures and Skydance set for worldwide release beginning July 20. The upcoming film will include several futuristic concept technologies created exclusively for the movie based on HPE’s The Machine, a groundbreaking research project being developed by the company. Also in connection with the film, HPE will debut a new advertising campaign featuring The Machine, the first prototype of which is slated to launch later this year.

As the official enterprise technology partner for Star Trek Beyond, HPE designers and researchers worked closely alongside the filmmaking team to design futuristic technologies that could one day be powered by The Machine and that would contribute to bringing the world of Star Trek Beyond to life.

This collaboration presented a unique backdrop against which we could highlight the vast potential of The Machine,” said Henry Gomez, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “Star Trek has a long tradition of boldly enabling us to imagine mankind’s future. The Machine will reinvent computing architecture from the ground up, so the connection to the film’s exciting technologies is easy to envision.

Planets definitely aligned for this HPE partnership with Star Trek Beyond given the timing of the launch of The Machine technology and the film’s release,” said LeeAnne Stables, President of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships and Licensing for Paramount Pictures. “It was exciting to see the HPE designers working in a room with our creative teams to infuse actual future world technology into this action-packed film. We know movie audiences around the world love seeing what’s ahead.”

HPE’s The Machine project is focused on reinventing the computing architecture on which all computing is currently based — from smart phones to data centers to super computers. It aims to break through the limitations of today’s computing, enabling a massive and essential leap forward in computing performance and efficiency.

The Machine plans to use light, called photonics, for communications rather than copper wires; it aims to make the “save” button a concept of the past, instead capturing, and remembering, everything in memory as it is created and even after it’s turned off; and it plans to revolutionize how security is embedded throughout a computer.

The Machine technologies are currently being designed to address technological challenges in the not-so-distant future — from dealing with the massive quantities of data generated through connected devices to being able to translate health data from millions of people into solutions for the healthcare industry.

The new HPE advertising campaign, Accelerating Beyond, will feature Star Trek Starfleet Academy recruits in a world powered by The Machine 250 years in the future. It is designed to illustrate the progress that could one day be achieved through the lens of The Machine technology. The campaign, which will include :60 and :30 second television ads, shot in a futuristic landscape in Iceland along with digital treatments, will debut at HPE’s Discover Las Vegas conference, June 7-9. It will begin rotation widely on July 1.

Star Trek Beyond will be in theaters beginning July 22.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry-leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

About Star Trek Beyond

“STAR TREK BEYOND,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

From Paramount Pictures and Skydance, “STAR TREK BEYOND” is a Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark, Perfect Storm Entertainment production. The film stars John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba. Directed by Justin Lin, the third film in the franchise series is produced by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Lindsey Weber, and Justin Lin; and executive produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Tommy Harper. Based upon “Star Trek” created by Gene Roddenberry, the screenplay is written by Simon Pegg & Doug Jung.

STAR TREK BEYOND” opens in U.S. theaters July 22, 2016.

The Week In Tech: Twitter, Apple and Microsoft Make Waves

The Week In Tech: Twitter, Apple and Microsoft Make Waves

Week In Tech

In a sign that multi-national corporations are assuming more of the roles once associated with government, Facebook and Microsoft teamed up this week to announce plans to lay 4 000 miles of cable under the Ocean from Virginia Beach, USA to Bilbao, Spain. “The companies said the system — designed to support the fast-growing demand for cloud and online services — will be the highest-capacity subsea cable ever across that span. Composed of eight fiber pairs, the cable will have an initial estimated data-carrying capacity of 160 terabytes per second.

This development confirms how Facebook sees its future growth as being dependent on bandwidth heavy multi-media content and is likely to perpetuate its market dominance in the near future with access to its very own ‘data superhighway’.

For over 12 months now, there have been rumors and speculation that Apple is working towards building an electric car, but there have been no official reports from the Cupertino giant confirming the story. But this week, another source came forward to tell the world that the makers of the iPhone have been “investigating how to charge electric cars, talking to charging station companies, and hiring engineers with expertise in the area.” So while there is still no official confirmation, it seems that the tech media are slowly putting all the pieces together to document what is likely to be a seismic shift in the development of the electric car.


Last week, we reported that Twitter was in the process of easing restrictions on its famous 140 character limit. This week, the micro-blogger confirmed that was indeed the case, amidst much positive reaction from users. The company wants to make the service easier to use, and as a result “User handles and visual media like photos, videos and GIFs will no longer count toward the character count. People will now be able to retweet themselves, in case they want a message to get more visibility down the line.” Historically, tweets that started with a user handle did not get seen by everyone, but only by people who followed both users, but that is also set to change in the coming months.

Google’s woes with the taxman deepened this week, following the news that its Paris HQ was raided by a French police team that included 25 data experts, and “was part of a preliminary investigation into aggravated tax fraud opened in June last year”, according to the Financial Times. European authorities have had American multi-nationals in their sights for some time now, as they seek to crack down on companies moving their profits into places where they pay lower taxes. According to some reports, the French authorities believe they are owed over $1.6 billion by Google.

By Jeremy Daniel

The Microsoft And Facebook Cross Atlantic Internet Connection

The Microsoft And Facebook Cross Atlantic Internet Connection

Facebook and Microsoft are laying a massive cable across the middle of the Atlantic.

Dubbed MAREA—Spanish for “tide”—this giant underwater cable will stretch from Virginia to Bilbao, Spain, shuttling digital data across 6,600 kilometers of ocean. Providing up to 160 terabits per second of bandwidth—about 16 million times the bandwidth of your home Internet connection—it will allow the two tech titans to more efficiently move enormous amounts of information between the many computer data centers and network hubs that underpin their popular online services.

If you look at the cable systems across the Atlantic, a majority land in the Northeast somewhere,” says Najam Ahmad, Facebook’s vice president of network engineering. “This gives us so many more options.”

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Google Enters The Personal Assistant Fray

Google Enters The Personal Assistant Fray

The Week In Tech

Let’s take a look back at some of the biggest stories in tech this week.

The Google Assistant

Siri, Alexa and M have got company. But the new guest at the party has no name, choosing instead to go by the moniker “Google Assistant”. On Wednesday this week, Google parent company Alphabet unveiled its entry into the personal assistant arsenal being assembled by Apple, Amazon and Facebook. The small connected box will live in your home and attempt to make your life easier in a myriad of ways. New Google CEO Sundar Pachai is known to have a soft spot for artificial intelligence and the company plans to build on its 17 year history of searching the world, both online and offline. The Guardian reports that Google claims “its assistant is smarter and better able to work with its email, messaging, mapping and photo apps. And since Google makes software for smartphones, smartwatches and old-fashioned computers, Google says people will be able to have one conversation with multiple machines.” It’s still unclear which company is getting ahead in terms of this new tech playground but it seems our homes are about to be imminently disrupted.


Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Meets Disgruntled Conservatives

Meanwhile, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg met with a group of conservative commentators who claimed during the week that the social network and its selection of “Trending Topics” displays an editorial bias against conservatives, and even went so far as to call for a senate enquiry. CNN Money reports that “Zuckerberg did a lot of listening” during the meeting and let it run nearly fifteen minutes longer than its allotted hour.

Shortly thereafter Zuckerberg posted a comment on his own Facebook page, acknowledging that he ‘wanted to hear their concerns personally and have an open conversation about how we can build trust. I want to do everything I can to make sure our teams uphold the integrity of our products.’

The furore was an acknowledgement of the power that Facebook commands over news at the moment, but commentators have generally been impressed by how transparent and accommodating Facebook has been around the issue, while disputing that there is any deliberate bias in their trending story selections.

LinkedIn Password Breach

We should probably all be resetting our LinkedIn passwords this week, following the blog posting from that social network where it concludes that the data breach it suffered during 2012 was a lot worse than it imagined. At the time, LinkedIn responded by making password reset’s mandatory for the 6 million members affected, but this week the company discovered that number was well over 100 million. “Yesterday, we became aware of an additional set of data that had just been released that claims to be email and hashed password combinations of more than 100 million LinkedIn members from that same theft in 2012”, it wrote in a blog post.

The company has chosen a softer route of engagement this time around, suggesting to members that it’s a good idea to change passwords anyway after a certain amount of time, and that they will be monitoring and blocking “any suspicious activity that might occur on affected accounts.”

The Twitter Character Limit Increase 

And finally, Twitter made a couple of moves which are likely to please their notoriously opinionated users. Within the next two weeks, according to a Twitter insider, the popular micro-blogging platform will no longer count URL’s or images as being part of the 140 characters that define a tweet. Although some worry that it might lead to an increase of spam, most users seem broadly welcome of a move that will give them more breathing room while tweeting, while maintaining their rich media content.

By Jeremy Daniel

New Google ‘Waze’ Enters Ridesharing Market

New Google ‘Waze’ Enters Ridesharing Market

Google Waze

There’s a new heavy hitter in ride-hailing. Google-owned Waze on Monday unveiled a carpooling service for commuters in California’s Bay Area. The pilot program is limited to about 25,000 employees of companies including Walmart and Adobe Systems, the Wall Street Journal reported. Waze will match riders with drivers already heading along similar routes during the morning and evening rush hours.

For years, Waze has established a trusted community of drivers, with millions of Wazers helping each other beat traffic on the fastest routes,” the company wrote on its website. “Since so many people are already using Waze to get to work, why not help a fellow commuter heading in the same direction?

 In its current form, Waze Carpool is less a land grab for Uber and Lyft’s business than that of smaller, explicitly commuting-focused ride startups such as Via…
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RightScale Releases Trends in Follow-Up to State of the Cloud Report

RightScale Releases Trends in Follow-Up to State of the Cloud Report

Docker Spreads All the Way to Production and Is Used Alongside Chef, Puppet, and Ansible

SANTA BARBARA, CA–(Marketwired – May 11, 2016) – RightScale® Inc., a demonstrated leader in enterprise universal cloud management, today announced the results of the RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Survey: DevOps Trends. The fifth annual RightScale State of the Cloud Survey was announced in February. This follow-up report provides new data and analysis in a deep dive on DevOps, Docker, and container trends. The RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Report series is the result of a survey to 1,060 technology professionals at large and small enterprises across a broad cross-section of industries.

The survey results are available in the RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Report: DevOps Trends, which can be downloaded at

The survey shows that the vast majority of enterprises are adopting DevOps and this usage is being driven from the bottom up by projects, teams, business units, and divisions,” said Kim Weins, vice president of marketing at RightScale. “Companies are using a portfolio of DevOps technologies that include configuration management tools as well as containers. While Chef and Puppet are still the most widely used DevOps tools, Docker has seen extraordinary growth, more than doubling in the past year. Companies report a lack of experience with containers and have made educating themselves a top priority in the coming year.”

Highlights of the RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Report: DevOps Trends include:

  • DevOps is growing, especially in the enterprise: DevOps adoption increased from 66 percent in 2015 to 74 percent in 2016. DevOps adoption is strongest in the enterprise (81 percent of enterprises adopting DevOps compared to 70 percent in SMBs). Enterprises are adopting DevOps from the bottom up: Adoption of DevOps by projects or teams (29 percent) and business units or divisions (31 percent) is more common than company-wide adoption (21 percent).
  • Docker usage doubles while Chef and Puppet are neck and neck: Overall, Chef, Puppet, and Docker are the top three DevOps tools used by respondents (32 percent, 32 percent, and 27 percent, respectively). Among enterprises, more use Puppet (42 percent) vs. Chef (37 percent) and Docker (29 percent). Docker is the fastest growing DevOps tool, with adoption more than doubling year-over-year from 13 percent in 2015 to 27 percent in 2016. In the enterprise, Docker also saw more than 2x growth (from 14 percent to 29 percent) while Ansible nearly tripled (from 8 percent to 23 percent). Docker could soon be the most used DevOps tool in the enterprise as 38 percent of enterprises have plans to use it. This compares to 20 percent who plan to use Chef and 19 percent who plan to use Puppet.
  • DevOps users use multiple tools: Less than half (43 percent) of companies are using a configuration tool such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, or Salt. Use of multiple configuration tools is more common (25 percent) than a single configuration tool (18 percent) and 67 percent of companies using Chef or Puppet also use the other tool. Configuration tools are also often used with Docker; 80 percent of Docker users also leverage at least one configuration tool.
  • Container adoption is maturing, especially in enterprises: Overall, 26 percent of respondents have workloads already running in containers (8 percent in development, 18 percent in production). 36 percent of respondents are experimenting with containers, while 25 percent are learning about containers. Enterprises are using containers more than SMBs. 29 percent of enterprises have workloads running in containers versus 24 percent of SMBs, and 41 percent of enterprises are experimenting as compared to 33 percent of SMBs.
  • Docker seeing greatest adoption in Europe, with tech companies, and with enterprises: Evaluating Docker adoption across different geographies, industries, and roles, RightScale found that current use of Docker is heaviest among tech organizations (32 percent), enterprises (29 percent), and developers (28 percent). Use of Docker in Europe (34 percent) is also well above average.
  • Significant interest in containers on bare metal. Containers are currently being deployed primarily on virtual machines (29 percent) versus bare metal (12 percent). There is significant interest in deploying containers on bare metal with 24 percent of respondents having plans to do so in the future. Most containers are built using traditional Linux distributions such as Ubuntu (43 percent), CentOS (39 percent), and Red Hat (37 percent). CoreOS (12 percent) is the most widely adopted of the minimalist operating systems, which are designed specifically for containers.
  • Biggest challenge with containers is lack of experience for newbies: For respondents who are not currently using containers, lack of experience was by far the top challenge (39 percent). The top challenges cited by respondents who are already using containers were security (29 percent) and immature technology (29 percent).
  • Container focus in 2016 is education and experience: The top container initiative in 2016 will be getting more educated (62 percent), followed by conducting more experiments with containers in dev/test (44 percent) and production (28 percent), as well as expanding container use in dev/test (28 percent).

Survey Methodology

RightScale conducted its annual State of the Cloud Survey and RightScale State of the Cloud Report: DevOps Trends in January 2016. The survey questioned technical professionals across a broad cross-section of organizations about their adoption of cloud computing. The 1,060 respondents range from technical executives to managers and practitioners and represent organizations of varying sizes across many industries. Their answers provide a comprehensive perspective on the state of the cloud today. The margin of error is 3.07 percent.

About RightScale

RightScale Universal Cloud Management enables leading enterprises to accelerate delivery of cloud-based applications that engage customers and drive top-line revenue while optimizing cloud usage to reduce risk and costs. With RightScale, IT organizations can deliver instant access to a portfolio of public, private, and hybrid cloud services across business units and development teams while maintaining enterprise control. RightScale Consulting Services help companies develop cloud strategies, deliver cloud projects, and optimize cloud usage. RightScale was named a “100 Best Places to Work in 2015″ by Outside Magazine and was listed in “The Best Enterprise Cloud Computing Startups to Work For in 2015” by Forbes. Since 2007, leading enterprises including Audi, Pinterest, and Yellow Pages Group have launched millions of servers through RightScale.

This Week In Tech: Streaming TV Wars, Tesla and EMCWorld

This Week In Tech: Streaming TV Wars, Tesla and EMCWorld

EMCWorld takes over Las Vegas

The world of streaming content got a lot more interesting this week, following the revelation that Google has been plotting a web TV service since 2012, and now is scheduled to launch it in 2017. According to Bloomberg Technology, “YouTube is working on a paid subscription service called Unplugged that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the Internet”. Not to be outdone, Hulu is planning to begin live streaming shows next year, including live sports, news and events, to viewers who don’t necessarily have a cable TV subscription.

Tesla Motors

One year after Tesla Motors unveiled its revolutionary Powerwall home solar systems to an adoring public, the company has begun its first wave of residential installations in the United States. In a letter to shareholders this week, the company revealed that it had delivered more than 2500 pre-ordered Powerwalls and 100 Powerpacks in North America, Asia, Europe and Africa.


In other Tesla-related news, the company’s stock price jumped overnight on news that it expected to produce half a million cars annually, two years ahead of schedule. Clearly, the issues of delivery have been addressed by Elon Musk and the Tesla team.

Pressure Cooker

Apple CEO Tim Cook found himself in the unusual position of having to reassure investors, following a few weeks where the quarterly results disappointed. Apple revealed that sales of the iPhone were down for the first time in 13 years, and billionaire investor Carl Icahn sold his stake in the company due to fears over Apple’s growth in China. But Cook hit back hard, and was bullish about both the Apple Watch and the upcoming iPhone 7, telling Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Mad Money that “We are going to give you things that you can’t live without, that you just don’t even know you need today. You will look back and wonder: ‘How did I live without this?’”

Global Titans

The EMC World conference has been the focal point of global tech titans this week as the industry converges to collaborate around issues of modernization, automation and transformation. Keynote speakers included Michael Dell of Dell Computers, Joe Tucci, the CEO of EMC Corportation and Nina Tandon, co-founder and CEO of Epibone, not to mention instructor-led vLabs, a World Solutions Expo and a performance from timeless rock band, Duran Duran.

Finally, a 10-year old boy in Finland was awarded US$10 000 from Facebook after he discovered a security-threatening bug in the code of the photo-sharing app, Instagram, which was purchased by Facebook for a billion dollars in 2012. The kid told the Guardian newspaper that “tested whether the comments section of Instagram can handle harmful code. Turns out it can’t. I noticed that I can delete other people’s comments from there. I could have deleted anyone’s – like Justin Bieber’s for example – comments.

The unnamed child hasn’t let the money go to his head though, his big plan is to use the cash to buy a bike.

World Password Day


Don’t forget to update and change your passwords!

By Jeremy Daniel

Microsoft And The Public Cloud Boom

Microsoft And The Public Cloud Boom

The Microsoft Public Cloud

According to JP Morgan analysts Doug Anmuth, Sterling Auty, Philip Cusick, Rod Hall, and Mark Murphy, the cloud computing movement is “entering a new phase.” Implications are apparently positive for Amazon, though weak for Oracle, SAP, and other traditional IT vendors. Based on a survey of 207 CIOs at organizations with budgets in excess of $600 million per year, a significant insight is that the adoption of the public cloud is likely to increase markedly in the next few years. Say the JP Morgan analysts, “In our view, a near- tripling of the public-Cloud-based workload mix represents a monumental architectural shift, which shows no signs of abating and is likely to create a major ripple effect across the entire technology landscape.”

Microsoft on Top?


In response to the question, “Which IT mega-vendor will be most critical and indispensable to your organization’s IT environment in the future, and why?” Microsoft easily took first place with 47% of the vote. Trailing far behind is Amazon (AWS) with 13%, Cisco with 12%, and Oracle with 11%. But AWS’s arrival in second place has the analysts lauding a “potentially momentous changing of the guard,” and they remark, “CIOs describe AWS as ‘…a transformative power whose impacts will be felt in technology, process, development, etc.’; they state that ‘a lot of IT assets will be migrating to AWS over the next 12 months or so’; they comment on a ‘Paradigm shift – AWS enabled everything to be hosted in the cloud’; and finally, one CIO stated that ‘We are going all in with AWS and will add IoT and machine learning….’”

Public Cloud Thwarting Some Big Vendor Efforts

The shift, however, does not bode well for the likes of IBM, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Oracle, Dell, and EMC, the organizations which topped the list of losers. Though worries such as security and data protection still impede public cloud adoption, cloud computing expert David Linthicum states, “I don’t think anything happens overnight — it becomes a systemic evolution… I think more people use cloud than tend to report it… And I think someday, we may perhaps not even call it cloud — it’s just basically computing, the ability to leverage outsourced resources on demand and ultimately finding ways to be more cost-effective.”

Because some organizations haven’t fully embraced the cloud, they are experiencing severe disruptions as consumers shift to public cloud providers like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. 

By Jennifer Klostermann

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Using Cloud Technology In The Education Industry

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