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  • Michael Dell: On SDNs and networking for the masses

    Dell is synonymous with home and business PCs, and data center servers. Yet Dell also has an ambitious software-defined networking activity underway called the Open Networking Initiative, where it partners with SDN software companies like Cumulus Networks and Big Switch Networks to bundle operating systems and applications on Dell switches.

  • 10 Big Data startups to watch

    The Big Data space is heating up ? to the point that many pundits already see it as the over-hyped heir to "cloud." The hype may be a bit much, but Big Data is already living up to its potential, transforming entire business lines, such as marketing, pharmaceutical research, and cyber-security.

  • The year in tech quotes

    With 2013 coming to an end, we took our annual look back at quotes from news stories over the last 12 months. Here are a handful that stuck with us through the year:

  • Big Data jumps to the cloud

    Kevin Walker's sales team was buried under information. Internal records, news reports, third-party data sources.

  • Hot mobile startups to watch

    Just how big of a deal is mobile? Three years ago there were an estimated 400 venture capital deals for mobile companies, with about $3 billion invested in the industry. Last year, according to Rutberg & Co., which tracks mobile investments, VCs poured more than $6.85 billion into mobile startups across about a thousand deals. Mobile companies captured 40% of venture capital funding last year, Rutberg found.

  • MongoDB to challenge Oracle's enterprise dominance, says 10gen CTO

    Oracle has long dominated the database market with an appliance-led business model that locks the the customer in. However, enterprises are waking up to the fact that relational databases cannot address all of today?s business requirements, and have started to look at alternative offerings from smaller, more focused companies.

  • Bluewolf co-founder: IT should be approached from the outside in

    The promise of software-as-a-service (SaaS) is that it is simple, quick, efficient and commoditised, but in reality SaaS can be just as complex to install and manage as major on-premise implementations.

  • Gamification is failing to meet business objectives: Gartner

    By 2015, 40 percent of Global 1000 organisations will use gamification as the primary mechanism to transform business operations, according to Gartner, but before then 80 percent of current gamified applications will fail ? primarily due to poor design.

  • 2012 - The year in quotes

    Some of the most memorable IT-related quotes were uttered in courtrooms this year, which involved a steady stream of legal challenges about intellectual property. In no particular order, these are some of the comments that stuck with us as 2012 winds to a close.

  • 11 predictions for enterprise software in 2013

    The end of each year sparks an occasion for rumination on the past, as well as a longing gaze into the future. We shined up our crystal ball, rubbed our chin for a while, and sought opinions from industry analysts on what the future holds for the enterprise software market.





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