China Queries Microsoft

China Queries Microsoft

A Chinese antimonopoly agency said Microsoft Corp. should issue a written explanation covering what it called compatibility and bundling issues with Windows and Office software. Read the source article at online.wsj.com

EU Questions Facebook, WhatsApp Rivals Over Deal

EU Questions Facebook, WhatsApp Rivals Over Deal

European Union antitrust officials have sent a detailed questionnaire to competitors and customers of Facebook and message service WhatsApp as they probe the proposed $19 billion acquisition of the latter by the California-based tech giant. Read the source article at online.wsj.com

EU Questions Facebook, WhatsApp Rivals Over Deal

EU Questions Facebook, WhatsApp Rivals Over Deal

European Union antitrust officials have sent a detailed questionnaire to competitors and customers of Facebook and message service WhatsApp as they probe the proposed $19 billion acquisition of the latter by the California-based tech giant. Read the source article at online.wsj.com

Research and Markets: Global E-Prescribing Market Analysis Report 2014-2019 – Significant Growth Led by Government …

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jq5npd/eprescribing) has announced the addition of the “E-Prescribing Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019” report to their offering. The global E-Prescribing market was valued at USD 250.2 million in 2013 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of 23.5% from … Read…

The Ghost Of Cloud Service Past

The Ghost Of Cloud Service Past

The Ghost Of Cloud Service Past My last three Cloudtweaks posts have all been about food. I talked about Cloud Bouillabaisse, the “are you sure button of cloud pizza delivery and finally I’ll have what they are having (not a “When Harry met Sally” reference)”. Today I would like to slide out of food references…

Small size – double the fun? | Wearable Technologies

Small size – double the fun? | Wearable Technologies

This compilation of wearable products might make you blush; however, the industry behind the most beautiful pastime in the world is a billion dollar market. You would never believe what is available for you today and after looking closely into this topic we are really curious about what might be coming next… Are you by…

Knowledge Management Leveraging the External Brain

Knowledge Management Leveraging the External Brain

We almost all now have one or more smart devices in our home from appliances to phones. These devices enable us to execute our personal lives with much more efficiency than ever before in our history while also making us smarter about how we perform tasks. My fridge reminds me when it is time to…

Knowledge Management Leveraging the External Brain

Knowledge Management Leveraging the External Brain

We almost all now have one or more smart devices in our home from appliances to phones. These devices enable us to execute our personal lives with much more efficiency than ever before in our history while also making us smarter about how we perform tasks. My fridge reminds me when it is time to…

R20: SQL-on-Hadoop Engines Explained | ITworld

R20: SQL-on-Hadoop Engines Explained | ITworld

As you know, Hadoop is an ideal platform for storing and managing big data. Unfortunately, Hadoop APIs are complex and require a lot of technical expertise. What’s needed is a programming interface that retains Hadoop’s performance and scalability, is easy to maintain, known to non-technical users, and can be used by a variety of existing…

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How You Can Improve Customer Experience With Fast Data Analytics

How You Can Improve Customer Experience With Fast Data Analytics

Fast Data Analytics In today’s constantly connected world, customers expect more than ever before from the companies they do business with. With the emergence of big data, businesses have been able to better meet and exceed customer expectations thanks to analytics and data science. However, the role of data in your business’ success doesn’t end…

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Password Challenges  Simple passwords are no longer safe to use online. John Barco, vice president of Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock, explains why it’s time the industry embraced more advanced identity-centric solutions that improve the customer experience while also providing stronger security. Since the beginning of logins, consumers have used a simple username and password to…

Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

The True Meaning of Availability What is real availability? In our line of work, cloud service providers approach availability from the inside out. And in many cases, some never make it past their own front door given how challenging it is to keep the lights on at home let alone factors that are out of…

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

Hybrid-Cloud Approach For over 20 years, organizations have been attempting to secure their networks and protect their data. However, have any of their efforts really improved security? Today we hear journalists and industry experts talk about the erosion of the perimeter. Some say it’s squishy, others say it’s spongy, and yet another claims it crunchy.…

Four Keys For Telecoms Competing In A Digital World

Four Keys For Telecoms Competing In A Digital World

Competing in a Digital World Telecoms, otherwise largely known as Communications Service Providers (CSPs), have traditionally made the lion’s share of their revenue from providing pipes and infrastructure. Now CSPs face increased competition, not so much from each other, but with digital service providers (DSPs) like Netflix, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple, all of whom…

Most Active Internet Of Things Investors In The Last 5 Years

Most Active Internet Of Things Investors In The Last 5 Years

Most Active Internet Of Things Investors A recent BI Intelligence report claimed that the Internet of Things (IoT) is on its way to becoming the largest device market in the world. Quite naturally, such exponential growth of the IoT market has prompted a number of high-profile corporate investors and smart money VCs to bet highly…

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud One of the least considered benefits of cloud computing in the average small or mid-sized business manager’s mind is the aspect of disaster recovery. Part of the reason for this is that so few small and mid-size businesses have ever contemplated the impact of a major disaster on their IT…

How Big Data Is Influencing Web Design

How Big Data Is Influencing Web Design

How Big Data Is Influencing Web Design For all you non-techies… You’re probably wondering what big data is (I know I was….a few years back) so let’s get the definitions out of the way so we’re on the same page, okay? Big data is A LOT of data – really, it is. It is a…

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most Cloud computing is rapidly revolutionizing the way we do business. Instead of being a blurry buzzword, it has become a facet of everyday life. Most people may not quite understand how the cloud works, but electricity is quite difficult to fathom as well. Anyway, regardless of…

Cloud Infographic: IoT For Automotive Deconstructed

Cloud Infographic: IoT For Automotive Deconstructed

IoT For Automotive Deconstructed The IoT automotive industry is moving rapidly with many exciting growth opportunities available. We’ve written about some of the risks and benefits as well as some of the players involved. One thing for certain as that the auto industry is starting to take notice and we can expect the implementation of a…

5 Essential Cloud Skills That Could Make Or Break Your IT Career

5 Essential Cloud Skills That Could Make Or Break Your IT Career

5 Essential Cloud Skills Cloud technology has completely changed the infrastructure and internal landscape of both small businesses and large corporations alike. No professionals in any industry understand this better than IT pros. In a cutthroat field like IT, candidates have to be multi-faceted and well-versed in the cloud universe. Employers want to know that…