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Infoblox Reveals Network Concerns for Internet of Things

Charlie Osborne of ZDNet reported that, “Enterprises are ready to profit from the Internet of Things (IoT), but security concerns and network capacity worries are holding back deployment. According to a recent survey commissioned by network control company Infoblox, the majority of IT professionals believe that IoT is a potentially lucrative market, but there may…

IBM & Deutsche Telekom Working Toward Smarter Cities

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by Angela Guess David Meyer of GigaOM reports, “IBM and Deutsche Telekom, the carrier behind the T-Mobile brand, are to work together on creating smart city systems, the companies have announced. The smart city concept, which is closely related to the ‘internet of things’, is reliant on pervasive connectivity, drawing on what has traditionally been known as…

The Truly Big Opportunity: Big Data Apps

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by Angela Guess Justin LaFayette recently wrote an article for VentureBeat regarding what he considers the “real” opportunity of Big Data: software applications. He writes, “The infrastructure and platform plays that are grabbing the headlines are critical, but they won’t create the same long-term value as those entrepreneurs who figure out how to apply Big…

Big Data is Really about Architecture

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by Angela Guess Lori MacVittie of ZDnet opines, ” What’s missing from all the conversations about big data is a focus on the infrastructure necessary to support it — and in particular its use in real time. For many companies, big data means opening up access to the data warehouses they have always maintained. Data warehousing has…

Accel Creates $100M Big Data Fund

by Angela Guess Venture capital firm Accel Partners has created a $100 million Big Data fund to invest in “focused on building new IT infrastructure or on applications than run on that new infrastructure. Accel, based in Palo Alto, Calif., at the heart of Silicon Valley’s venture capital community, has invested in companies like Facebook,…

How the Cloud is Changing Everything

by Angela Guess A recent article outlines twelve insights into how the transition to cloud computing is changing the face of business. It begins, “Some 80% of new enterprise apps will be developed for the cloud in 2011, and in the past year, adoption has moved into the “early majority” phase, says Frank Gens, senior…

Big Data, Micro Servers

by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “Online dating service eHarmony is using SeaMicro’s specialized Intel Atom-powered servers as the foundation of its Hadoop infrastructure, demonstrating that big data might be a killer app for low-powered micro servers. The general consensus is that specialized gear from startups such as SeaMicro and Calxeda — which can…