Reza Soltani

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Enterprise
Databases

How storage is changing in the age of big data

Have you ever tracked all the ways you use data in a single day? How many of your calories, activities, tasks, messages, projects, correspondences, records and more are saved and accessed through data storage every day? I bet you won’t be able to stop once you start counting.<p>Many of us never pause …

Machine Learning

IDC: All-Flash Storage Array Sales Soar In First Quarter, Enterprise Storage Sales Stumble Badly

<b>IBM Continues Its Decline</b><p>IBM was the sixth-largest seller of enterprise storage systems, with first-quarter 2016 sales of $476 million, down 11.4 …

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

Lessons In Designing Great Enterprise Software

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Etan Lightstone is the director of UX design at New Relic.</i><p>As people are bringing new expectations of a quality user experience into the workplace, delivering a consumer-grade experience is becoming critical for all business software and is a fundamental way for software makers to …

UX Design

Microsoft’s Mark Russinovich: An open source Windows is ‘definitely possible’

Could Microsoft one day open-source Windows? At the annual ChefConf conference, panel moderator Cade Metz, business editor at <i>Wired</i>, asked Azure CTO Mark Russinovich exactly that.<p>The audience naturally got quite excited and applauded enthusiastically, even before an answer was given. To the surprise …

One of Microsoft's Best Apps Is Now on iPhone and Android

Microsoft released paper-scanning app Office Lens for iPhones and Android on Friday, opening one of its most popular apps to a wider world of mobile …

Apps

Apple’s iOS grabbed a record 88.7% of smartphone profits in Q4 2014, Android fell to a new low of 11.3%

Google may be winning the mobile OS market share race, but Apple continues to dominate in smartphone profits. In fact, iOS grew its profit share to a new record high of 88.7 percent in Q4 2014, while Android hit a new record-low of 11.3 percent.<p>The latest data comes from Strategy Analytics, which …

Acer opens up its Aspire Nitro notebook to gestural control and 3D modeling

Time to get your arm muscles in shape.<p>It’s a good idea in general, but it could be essential if the kind of in-the-air gestural control that Acer announced today for its Aspire V17 Nitro gaming notebook becomes commonplace.<p>This version features Intel’s RealSense 3D camera, which can detect movement …

Ozobot’s Tiny Robots Use Squiggly Lines And Google’s Blockly To Teach Kids To Code

One of the bigger evolutions in education has been the push to get kids to become more computer-literate, yet one of the hardest hurdles has been making the process of learning and writing programming languages less dry. A startup out of southern California has found an innovative way of tackling …

PC Gaming

Software Library: MS-DOS Games : Free Software : Download & Streaming

Tablets

Gesture-control armband shipping to 50,000 who pre-ordered

The hype, it turned out, was worth heeding. Myo, a wireless, gesture-control armband that earned tens of thousands of preorders in just a few months, is now shipping to customers.<p>The motion-sensing armband, designed by Kitchener, Ont. company Thalmic Labs Inc., can operate computer and mobile …

Wearable Tech

Windows 10's app store will be workplace-friendly

If you use a Windows 8 PC, you've probably noticed that the Windows Store is built for home use; you'll find serious tools like Office, but it's not really meant for work. That's going to change in a big, big way with Windows 10. Microsoft has revealed that its future software will let your …

Microsoft Promises Managed, Web-Based App Stores For The Enterprise With Windows 10

Microsoft previously announced that Windows 10, its next operating system, will contain a single app store that will work across device classes. Don’t make the Lord of the Rings joke.<p>The company also previously promised that organizations will be able to curate their own app experience for their …

Source: A Battle Is Brewing Between Two Big Shot Microsoft Executives

The fight is about who gets to control the default home page of Internet Explorer and the enormous amount of attention that page commands. And it all started with a recent redesign to MSN.<p>Some 400 million new Windows PCs are sold each year, all with Internet Explorer installed. Often, MSN is set as …

Software

Why Amazon’s new Lambda cloud service is a huge deal for devs — and the cloud market

At Amazon Web Services’ big annual user conference in Las Vegas this week, executives from the market-leading public cloud made all the moves that spectators were expecting: a few new products, a new generation of server chips for running applications, some customer wins, and greater support for …

Companies Want One Thing From iPads — And They're Not Getting It

Apple CEO Tim Cook AP<p>Apple is revitalizing its iPad division to target companies, but it may not have what they're looking for, according to a source with knowledge of Apple's enterprise strategy.<p>In July, Apple announced a huge partnership with IBM with the express goal of selling iPads to …

Apps

Something Called 'The Race To Zero' Is Scaring A Lot Of Tech Companies

There's so much competition in the cloud industry that cloud companies keep cutting their prices, even while they increase their storage limits.<p>There are a couple of reasons for this. For one, computer storage keeps getting cheaper. A gigabyte's worth of storage on a hard drive in 1993 cost more …

Amazon Web Services

Unlimited Cloud Storage From Microsoft Could Prove Fatal for Box and Dropbox

Box and Dropbox are facing a challenge from Microsoft that they may not be able to overcome as cloud storage has officially become an expected …

Who's winning the consumer cloud storage wars?

In seemingly no time, cloud storage has become a commodity product. It’s already relatively cheap and competition is driving prices even lower.<p>On the …

CloudScreener Helps You Decide Which Cloud To Use, Raises 600,000 Euros

What cloud should you host your applications on? That question is getting harder and harder to answer as more players join the fray and as existing companies continually add new features and change their prices. CloudScreener wants to help you by asking you a couple of basic questions about your …

As Microsoft & Dropbox join forces, the death of file sync and share is one step closer

Meet The Team Putting Dropbox On Your Phone

Dropbox's strategic partnerships team, filled with a batch of former Googlers and other policy experts, is tasked with embedding Dropbox into new mobile devices. Now the company is finding its way into Sony's new phones.<p>When Dropbox was looking to grow by getting its software pre-installed on new …

Security app automatically encrypts your shared files so you don't have to

In this post-PRISM world, basically everyone is worried about privacy (and rightly so!) -- especially when it comes to cloud-based storage. Offloading your files to the likes of Dropbox doesn't come without a share of caveats regarding security, so that's where Places comes in. What sets the …

The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google’s Newest Star Outsmart Apple?

Google is betting big on Nest CEO Tony Fadell, who helped invent the iPod and iPhone. Here, a look inside his design revolution.<p>Lounging poolside in 93-degree July heat as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” thrums through the patio speakers, Tony Fadell takes a sip of nonalcoholic beer and sinks far enough …

Google Glass

Microsoft Fixes Shaky Time-lapse Videos with Hyperlapse Technology

Not unlike the elderly, time-lapse videos can be boring and shaky.<p>Microsoft has cobbled together technology that can smooth out the jittery, choppy …

Videography

Touch+ turns any surface into a gesture controller for your PC

Haptix (now Ractiv) promised a cheap sensor that would turn any surface into a multi-touch PC controller, and it's making good on its word today by shipping the device worldwide. The $75 add-on has received a new Touch+ name and a sleek redesign, but it otherwise uses the same basic concepts we saw …