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  • 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 mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

    In many ways, the modern computer era began in the New Englander Motor Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • In-memory technologies move databases to real time

    Last week, application-performance monitoring service provider New Relic launched an offering that allows customers to mine its operational data for business intelligence.

  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

  • The last days of Unix?

    Unix, the core server operating system in enterprise networks for decades, now finds itself in a slow, inexorable decline. IDC predicts that Unix server revenue will slide from $10.2 billion in 2012 to $8.7 billion in 2017, and Gartner sees Unix market share slipping from 16% in 2012 to 9% in 2017.

  • So, a comic walks into a tech convention

    Go to a technology event or corporate meeting these days and you're bound to hear from a guest speaker. It's often someone like a retired politician telling war stories, or a new-age management guru delivering a thinly veiled pitch for their latest book.

  • 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.

  • Will BlackBerry win back the enterprise with Balance and BES10?

    The launch of BlackBerry 10 in January was seen by many as a make-or-break moment for the company formerly known as RIM. With diminishing market share and apparent confusion over whether it wanted to be a consumer brand or a corporate brand, media and analysts alike were sceptical that BlackBerry would be able to make the splash it so desperately needed.

  • The programmable enterprise has arrived

    The programmable enterprise has arrived, with businesses in almost every market sector using application programming interfaces (APIs) to open up their software assets and encouraging developers to innovate using the infrastructure that they would not normally have access to.

  • MWC: Device vendors muscle in on lucrative MDM market

    The market for Mobile Device Management solutions is heating up, with a number of significant announcements at Mobile World Congress suggesting that the big mobile technology vendors are no longer willing to let niche players control the field.

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