The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Once A Year

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Once A Year

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Microsoft vs Amazon and the Public Cloud War

Microsoft vs Amazon and the Public Cloud War

Public Cloud War Continues Microsoft Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie has fired back at Amazon in the ongoing public cloud wars, announcing a set of new capabilities for Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. Guthrie showed off a variety of new capabilities for Azure during a keynote address on Thursday, the second day of Microsoft’s Build developer conference. The features  include a new Azure Functions service, which lets developers set up functions that activate whenever a particular…

Startups Changing the Face of Africa

Startups Changing the Face of Africa

Africa Startup Growth Disrupt Africa’s recently-released African Tech Startups Funding Report found that 29.6% of African startup investment went to fintech startups last year, totaling more than $55 million. But though this category seems to be dominating the startup market, and for good reason, the African continent is turning out a variety of innovative startups developed by pioneering entrepreneurs and backed by shrewd investors. And while many African banks find themselves on the back foot…

Is Artificial Intelligence Really Dangerous?

Is Artificial Intelligence Really Dangerous?

Artificial Intelligence When Tesla CEO, Elon Musk was asked about artificial intelligence, he said it was like ‘summoning a demon’ who shouldn’t be called unless you can control it. Yes, this is the founder of the same company whose cars are pushing new limits of technology every day. When Stephen Hawking was asked this same question by BBC, he cautioned the public by saying that any further advancement to artificial intelligence could be a fatal…

New MemSQL 5 Release Achieves Breakthrough Analytics Performance

New MemSQL 5 Release Achieves Breakthrough Analytics Performance

Kellogg Company Demonstrates Power of MemSQL 5 for Eliminating Data Latency at Strata+Hadoop World San Jose SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 30, 2016) – MemSQL (www.memsql.com), the leader in real-time databases for transactions and analytics, today announced the release of MemSQL 5, delivering breakthrough performance on database, data warehouse, and streaming workloads. MemSQL 5 removes data latency barriers across queries, enabling real-time analytics so businesses can anticipate problems before they occur and adapt to changes…

Fallacies of Cloud Growth Hacking

Fallacies of Cloud Growth Hacking

Cloud Growth Hacking Though growth hacking certainly works, it’s by now clear that tremendous company advancement through one or a variety of growth hacking strategies is limited to the lucky, and often early, few. Airbnb, Pinterest, Dropbox, and LinkedIn are just a few of today’s giants that successfully used growth hacking tools to engineer their success, but many more organizations have taken advantage of hacks such as exclusivity, referral programs, and piggybacking off free marketing…

Insider Threats and Sensitive Data in the Cloud

Insider Threats and Sensitive Data in the Cloud

The Age of Sensitive Data in the Cloud A recent survey report conducted by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) revealed that cloud security had reached a tipping point: 64.9% of respondents (which included IT security professionals from enterprises across all industries and regions) believed that the cloud was as secure or more secure than their on-premises software. This is a watershed moment given that the single most influential item holding back cloud adoption has been…

The FBI’s War On Encryption – Now What?

The FBI’s War On Encryption – Now What?

As of last night, Apple’s San Bernardino troubles are officially over. Yesterday, the FBI announced that it no longer needs Apple’s help in breaking into an iPhone linked to last year’s attacks, thanks to a new method for unlocking the phone submitted by an anonymous outside source. For the first time in weeks, Apple’s lawyers can breathe easy. But San Bernardino was just one battle in a much larger fight. The FBI’s Going Dark Initiative has…

How Big Data Can Discover The Next Pop Star

How Big Data Can Discover The Next Pop Star

Big Data & the Music Industry Have you heard about this new TV show called “Vinyl”? It has been created by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, and it depicts how the music industry was back in the 70s. It shows how talent hunters would go in dingy bars to scout new bands, and how they heavily relied on their gut when it came to signing new talent. But all that has changed now. Record labels…

Infographic: The Evolving Internet of Things

Infographic: The Evolving Internet of Things

Evolving Internet of Things  The Internet of Things, or IoT, a term devised in 1999 by British entrepreneur Kevin Ashton, represents the connection of physical devices, systems and services via the internet, and Gartner and Lucas Blake’s new infographic (below) explores the evolution of the IoT industry, investigating its potential impact across just about every aspect of our lives in the coming years. Says W. Roy Schulte, vice president and analyst at Gartner, “Uses of…