We recently had the opportunity to work with a big data startup that was trying to figure out the most time-efficient and economically efficient way to start and run its business. The cloud vs. on-premises tradeoffs were illuminating.
On October 30, 2014, Lenovo completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google. This acquisition, which was announced in January, means that the Chinese company that bought IBM’s x86 server and desktop products now has mobile device manufacture in its portfolio. Continue reading News: Lenovo Completes Acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google
Today at VMworld, VMware announced a new name for its management suite, vRealize Suite, and several new offerings. Continue reading VMware Announces vRealize Suite — The Cloud Management Platform
Over at readwrite.com, Matt Asay published a blog post entitled “In A World Of Open Source Big Data, Splunk Should Not Exist.” He then does a pretty good job of debunking his own thesis and explaining why customers continue to pay Splunk big bucks to do what it does. However, since there is so much noise around the question of open-source big data tools as alternatives to Splunk, this question deserves further exploration.
Windows 8 is never going to be a hit, but Microsoft has a killer app that will accelerate enterprise adoption and assure the long-term success of Windows 9. Continue reading Windows Apportals: A Killer App for Building Modern Integrated Desktops for Windows 8.1