Board-Level Security Ratings Meet Threat Intelligence…

With the recent avalanche of security breaches, including Target, Home Depot, and JP Morgan Chase, cybersecurity companies have become financial darlings from Wall Street to Sand Hill Rd.  Investors on both coasts are looking for the next major IPO or acquisition to cash in on the dangerous threat landscape. Along those lines, there was an interesting cybersecurity acquisition announced this morning.  Massachusetts-based BitSight, a...

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With New NSX Hires, VMware Guns for Champions League

If there was ever any doubt that VMware was taking SDN seriously—I mean, the $1.26B acquisition of the startup Nicira was just a tax write-off—you just have to look at the galácticos they are hiring: it looks like a team to challenge Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. VMware has just hired in Guido Appenzeller from Big Switch and Dom Delfino from Cisco, on top of already having Martin Casado. This is akin to a Champions League team with...

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What Is Copy Data?

Copy Data is the term used to describe the copies of primary data made for data protection, testing, archives, eDiscovery and analytics. The typical focus of copy data is data protection to recover data when something goes wrong. The problem is that each type of recovery requires a different copy of data. Recovery from corruption requires snapshots. Recovery from server failure requires disk backup. Protection from disk backup...

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Teradata Partners 2014: Analytics’ Coming Out Party?
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Teradata Partners 2014: Analytics’ Coming Out Party?

NASHVILLE:  Since 1992 — when Visionary Extraordinaire Steve Jobs was one of the 200 attendees — Teradata has been hosting an annual data-focused conference, but this year’s event marks the first time that the majority of the 4,000-plus attendees (up from last year’s 3,600 attendees) come from the business, and not IT professions. The company has made a lot of product, service  and partnership announcements leading up to...

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Teradata: The Fiddly Bits (& Bytes)

NASHVILLE: Big Data analytics and marketing applications specialist Teradata appears to be on a mission to single-handedly — with partners — make data-driven decision-making popular, as opposed to the very limited acceptance that now exists. In the last few weeks, and at this week’s Partner conference, it has been rolling out products, services and partnerships because today’s competitive battle field can be won or lost by...

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IBM Sells Microelectronics Unit/Assets to GlobalFoundries

IBM and GlobalFoundries announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which GlobalFoundries will acquire IBM’s global commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property, personnel and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics. GlobalFoundries will also become IBM’s exclusive server processor semiconductor technology provider for 22 nanometer (nm), 14nm and 10nm semiconductors for the next...

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