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22-10-2014
Box buys medical image viewing vendor to boost vertical industry push

Box has acquired a medical image viewing startup as part of its strategy to beef up its cloud storage and document management capabilities for health-care companies.MedXT specializes in "medical image viewing, sharing and collaboration," so its technology is aligned with Box's intention to help make health-care data more easily accessible to doctors and patients, according to Box CEO Aaron Levie. Juan Carlos Perez

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22-10-2014
Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics

The knock against Salesforce.com has long been for its lack of robust analytics, but the company is hoping to change that perception and challenge the competition with Wave, its sixth discrete cloud service."The legacy analytic tools out there are not made for today's data," claimed Stephanie Buscemi, senior vice president, Salesforce.com Analytics Cloud, in an interview prior to the company's Dreamforce conference, which kicks off last week. Chris Kanaracus

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22-10-2014
"Data lakes" gain momentum for big data discovery

"Data lakes" are gaining momentum as scalable repositories for critical data to be used for predictive Big Data analytics, according to EMC.EMC's scale-out Data Lake is designed to be enterprise ready to help organizations derive immediate business value from Big Data.The company has partnered Pivotal to Deliver complete Scale-Out Data Lake for Predictive Big Data Analytics Brian Karlovsky

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22-10-2014
Cloud drives insatiable demand for data centers

Cloud is driving and insatiable demand for datacenters and large overseas vendors such as IBM

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22-10-2014
The executive dashboard is on the way out

In their zeal to collect as much operational data as possible, organizations hoping to gain an advantage through the use of big data will also need to rethink h Joab Jackson

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21-10-2014
Closing the gap

There are still gaps for improvement between CIOs and CMOs, indicates the recent Computerworld Hong Kong survey, but some organizations manage to narrow the gap and take advantage of technologies for their marketing campaigns. Sheila Lam

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21-10-2014
First products from Apple-IBM deal to come next month

The first products from Apple's mobile enterprise partnership with IBM will roll out next month, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said the partnership "could change the way people work." Agam Shah

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21-10-2014
Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid cloud with Azure-in-a-box

Microsoft Monday doubled down on hybrid clouds by unveiling an on-premises system that syncs up with Azure public cloud services.With its new Cloud Platform System (CPS), Microsoft is attempting to differentiate itself against rivals Amazon Web Services and Google. Brandon Butler

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21-10-2014
IBM preps for a post-silicon world

IBM's decision to get out of the semiconductor manufacturing business may be of little consequence in a post-silicon world.In a deal announced today, GlobalFoundries is getting IBM's semiconductor manufacturing business and IBM is paying the company $1.5 billion to take it. In exchange, IBM gets access to manufacturing scale it does not have. Patrick Thibodeau

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21-10-2014
Apple's iCloud targeted in man-in-the-middle attack in China

Following the iPhone 6 launch in China, Apple's iCloud service began facing a "man-in-the-middle" style attack in the country, in an apparent attempt to steal username and password information, according to an anti-censorship watchdog group.As of Monday, the attack was still ongoing, said GreatFire.org, which began noticing two days before that certain connections made to Apple's iCloud site in China were no longer responding with a trusted digital certificate, putting them at risk of decryption. Michael Kan

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21-10-2014
PCCW Solutions explains "cloud hub" vision, incubation program

PCCW Solutions explains its data center expansion strategy, how it re Carol Ko

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21-10-2014
Transforming IT into service-oriented organizations

IT-as-a-Service – that is the technology objective many companies are trying to reach today. Chee-Sing Chan

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21-10-2014
China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks

China claimed on Sunday the US has derailed cybersecurity cooperation between the two countries and that it doesn't tolerate hacking.The statement came a day after Yang Jiechi, a state councilor who deals with foreign affairs, held discussions on Saturday in Boston with US Secretary of State John Kerry on topics that included cybersecurity. Jeremy Kirk

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21-10-2014
IBM 'major announcement' points to chip deal

Under pressure to boost margins, IBM is set to make what it calls a "major business announcement" Monday morning, raising the possibility that it has finalized a deal to transfer chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries.IBM announced Sunday that it would be issuing its quarterly earnings statement early Monday, moving it up from its previous schedule, timed for after the close of markets. The company said it would also separately make a business announcement. Marc Ferranti

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21-10-2014
SMBs introduced to Big Data via Facebook: Software AG

Publicly available services such as Facebook are exposing SMBs to Big Data, according to Software AG.APJ sales director, Sean Stephens, said Facebook has a significant repository of demographic behaviour and sentiment that anyone can run analytics on simply by signing up for a free account."Access to that information is free and allows SMBs to start harnessing customer sentiment and market trends with no investment," he said. Patrick Budmar

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