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Google lands deal to host Twitter’s 300-petabyte Hadoop big-data clusters on its cloud

Google Inc.’s cloud business just marked what is perhaps one of its highest-profile customer wins in recent memory. In a blog post published this …

Dell results: Well done, ice cream for everyone! Er, not you, storage

EMC on naughty step as 4Q18 revenues slump 11 per cent in a yearDell had a reasonable fourth 2018 quarter in all areas but one – storage. Yes, EMC …

5 Simple Decisions Successful Leaders Make Every Day (Only, 'Simple' Doesn't Mean What People Think It Does)

They're simple to articulate, but hard to decide. And yet you have to make these choices every day.<p>People are not the product of their circumstances, author Stephen R. Covey once said. They're the product of their decisions. If that's true for ordinary people, it's doubly so for successful …

The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2017

<b>Feeding The Need For Speed, And A Whole Lot More</b><p>Remember how complicated flash storage seemed back when businesses had a choice of SLC or MLC SSDs? …

How to Become a Data Scientist Without a Degree

This article will explore what it’s like to be a Data Scientist, the skillset required, and how to acquire these skills using mostly free or cheap …

The State of the Cloud 2018

It's time to stop with the excuses and recognize why an organization needs to move to the cloud.

Amazon's Cloud Is Still in a League of Its Own (Sorry, Microsoft and Google)

If you need convincing that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now an enterprise tech giant in its own right, just try keeping up with AWS-related news and …

The 24 most popular cloud apps used at work

Companies today use on average 16 cloud apps at work, according to a recent report published by cloud security company, Okta. And size doesn't matter. Both big companies and small companies tend to offer their employees about 16 cloud apps.<p>Okta determined this by analyzing the data from its 2,500 …

Google Partners with CDNs to Lower Cloud Prices for Users Who Cache Content At "The Edge"

<b>Google</b> has partnered with four Content Delivery Network providers to slash bandwidth costs for users of its cloud infrastructure services. Customers …

The Best Of Open Source For Big Data

<i>Originally posted on Data Science Central</i><p><b>Click on the image for full view</b><p>It was not easy to select a few out of many Open Source projects. My …

Apple Continues To Dominate The Smartphone Profit Pool

Investors and analysts tend to be concerned that Apple’s iPhone lags Google’s Android smartphones substantially in unit market share. While any product needs to sell enough to be viable, the other side of the equation is the device’s profitability. It is incumbent on the company that holds the …

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

Data is the new oil, but how do you invest in it?

Data is the world’s hottest commodity– but which companies are going to last the course and become enduring, profitable businesses?<p>As with a physical commodity such as oil or metal, data needs to be collected, stored, transported, refined and protected. An ecosystem of companies engaged in all …

AWS outage: How Netflix weathered the storm by preparing for the worst

Despite being run entirely from AWS' cloud platform the online streaming giant Netflix reports a quick recovery from Sunday's disruption - …

IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

It fits in the palm of your hand<p>In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic …

Artificial Intelligence Is Set To Change The Face Of IT Operations

Artificial Intelligence will have a profound impact on the IT industry. The Machine Learning algorithms and models that bring AI to the forefront get only better with data. If these algorithms can learn from existing medical reports, and help doctors with diagnosis, the same can be used to improve …

Machine Learning

How To Protect Yourself From The Global WanaCry Ransomware Attack [Updated]

The WanaCry ransom screen.[/caption]<p>A ransomware variant called WanaCrypt0r 2.0, also known as WanaCry or WCry, has locked up over 75,000 computers in 99 countries in the last 24 hours according to cybersecurity company Avast. The National Health Service in the UK, Spanish telecommunications …

Malware

IBM Predicts Demand For Data Scientists Will Soar 28% By 2020

• Jobs requiring machine learning skills are paying an average of $114,000. Advertised data scientist jobs pay an average of $105,000 and advertised data engineering jobs pay an average of $117,000.<br>• 59% of all Data Science and Analytics (DSA) job demand is in Finance and Insurance, Professional …

Big Data

Amazon Fends Off the Cloud Competition

Although its rivals are growing like gangbusters, Amazon remains the cloud market leader by a huge margin.

27 Quotes to Change How You Think About Problems

Great minds give you the benefit of their experience.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It happens to even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs. You’ve built momentum for your latest project, you’re excited to embrace new challenges and you’ve visualized success at the end …

What Type of SSL Certificate Does Your Website Need? by @bsmarketer

SSL certificates come in many different styles and flavors. Here’s a complete breakdown (minus the jargon).The post What Type of SSL Certificate Does …

The cloud is disrupting Hadoop

Hadoop is here to stay, but the cloud will change what it is.<p>Forrester has seen unprecedented adoption of Hadoop in the last three years. We estimate …

Big Data

8 Best Cloud Storage Solutions for Small Business | Investopedia

These days, small businesses increasingly need access to their data on the go, with no overhead for storage maintenance and no hardware maintenance …

Microsoft Azure vs Amazon AWS: Comparison Between Two Cloud Computing Giants

Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS are two big names in the cloud computing world. Given the several benefits offered by the cloud - on-demand …

How to use Zarp for penetration testing

Network or systems administrators must conduct pen testing to discover any possible security weaknesses. Find out why Zarp is a very powerful …

Why Every Employee Should Think Like a CEO

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The story of how Steve Jobs saved Apple from disaster and led it to rule the world, in 39 photos

Nowadays, Apple is the most valuable company in the world, thanks in huge part to the Jobs' vision.<p>But if you only saw the movie, you got less than half of the story.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was a disaster, chewing through CEOs and delivering one bad quarter of financial results after another.<p>In …

23 Ways to Blow a Job Interview

Making snap judgments about people is usually a mistake, yet we do it all the time, even in high-stakes situations like job interviews.<p>Consider: Half …

Google Says It Will Be Powered Entirely by Solar and Wind Energy Next Year | Inc.com

Last year, Google used 5.7 terawatt-hours of electricity--enough to power the entire city of San Francisco, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. That would be one heck of a carbon footprint, to say the least.<p>But the Silicon Valley company says it plans to completely offset its environmental impact. Next …

Renewable Energy

CIOs' Top Three Concerns for 2017: Alignment, Security, Skill Shortages

The Society for Information Management (SIM) recently released their 2017 trends analysis. They reflect the continuing evolution of business trends being information technology trends. Moreover, IT has increasingly become a priority for most businesses. SIM notes that IT budgets have increased this …