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10 Big Data startups to watch

Hype may rival that around cloud but there is real innovation out there

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.

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MOBILE & WIRELESS

Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate

Intel has barely made a dent in the mobile market, while ARM has been wildly successful

Hot mobile startups to watch

Eight of the very best

Can MVNOs fix the international roaming problem?

Avoiding 'bill shock' in an international business environment

Cisco acquisition highlights growing interest in small cells

2013 is shaping up as a kick-off year for small cells, according to analyst


SME

What is 3D printing?

Simplified versions of rapid prototyping machines, is a good place to start

Edgy Berlin eyes up London's wealthy Tech City in envy

London may not have as much VC funding as the Valley but it's certainly got more than Berlin

Can the UK create a billion-dollar company when Silicon Valley giants prey on its best start-ups?

Companies including Monoidics, Myrrix, Summly and TweetDeck have all been acquired in recent months

Driverless cars yield to reality: It's a long road ahead

Several automotive and tech groups are researching the technology, but a fully self-driving car could be far off


DATA CENTRE

How IBM announced System/360 to the world

The enterprise-ready, single architecture mainframe turns 50 this week

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

In 1964, mainframes weren't new, but IBMs' System/360 revolutionised the computer industry

Fifty years on, mainframer remembers 'a fantastic time to be an engineer'

The IBM System/360 revolutionized business computing with the first set of compatible, scalable systems

Sisters bet robotics in schools will plant seeds for STEM careers

They've developed a robot-building kit that they want to sell to schools


NETWORKING

Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis?

Insights from the USA

Juniper Networks' new CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir speaks

Pressure is on the former Barclays CTO

What to look for in an SDN controller

Openess versus vendor lock in is just one of many big questions

Where we stand with SDN

While standards disputes may be resolved, production use of SDNs is still limited


VIRTUALISATION

Benchmarking Amazon EC2: The wacky world of cloud performance

Drivers of cloud machines should keep a close watch on performance

HortonWorks: The Hadoop company everyone wants to be best friends with now

Neustar was able iterate on top of Hadoop and contribute back to the open source community

Where to turn when VMware stops supporting Lab Manager in May

Where VMware leaves a hole, other vendors step in

VMware one-ups Microsoft with vSphere 5.1

New vMotion capabilities make it easier to move VMs


PERSONAL TECH

Invasion of the body snatchers: wearable devices are coming for you

Privacy and form-factor are some of the big questions for this emerging category

Gamification is failing to meet business objectives: Gartner

The vast majority of gamified applications available today are badly designed, claims Brian Burke

The fall of the ultra-hyped ultrabooks in 2012 - can they make a comeback?

Can the Ultrabook bounce back, or will ultra-thin laptops be squeezed out of the PC market?

Cool gadgets and hot tech that will shine at CES 2013

Here's an early look at some tech trends and hot products to watch for during the massive trade show.


GREEN IT

Power efficiency a growing concern in the data centre and for end users

Energy consumption is at the forefront of IT as industry leaders seek to lower costs and, for the more altruistically inclined, save the planet at the same time

Universities minister touts UK tech investment credentials

Intel Collaborative Research Institute shows UK is an attractive place for high tech R&D investment

IT can lower your carbon-footprint

IT executives should take a leading role in sustainability initiatives

Greenpeace asks Amazon and Microsoft: 'How clean is your cloud?'

Environmental group ramps up criticisms of pollution against leading tech companies


SECURITY

Who's to blame for 'catastrophic' Heartbleed Bug?

Mixed response to questions it poses about open source community's validation process

The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards

Black Duck picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year.

Is rapid detection the new prevention?

The perimiter is porous, making risk mitigation essential

7 sneak attacks used by today's most devious hackers

Most malware is mundane, but these innovative techniques are exploiting systems and networks of even the savviest users


OPERATING SYSTEMS

Fedora tips its hat to mobility, cloud, big data

An enterprise ready desktop alternative

Canonical CEO: Ubuntu wants to power everything from smartphones to the cloud

Open source leader spells out the future

An open letter to Microsoft's next CEO: 12 wishes from the Windows faithful

We billion-plus customers would like the next head honcho in Redmond to address these dozen action items

Mac flashback: Bill Gates on the business impact of the Macintosh (3/2/1987)

Microsoft chairman praises Macintosh but never sees corporate buyers being a strong point for Apple


APPLICATIONS

10 Big Data startups to watch

Hype may rival that around cloud but there is real innovation out there

In-memory technologies move databases to real time

Microsoft and Pivotal join a growing field of in-memory data providers

A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

Visual Studio 2013 reaches beyond the IDE

Upgrade delivers improved application lifecycle management, including the ability to build, test, and deploy in the cloud and integration with Windows Azure


STORAGE

New molecules could bring super-dense, solid-state hard disk alternatives

Researchers have discovered a better way to store data in individual molecules

Tape storage finding new life in the enterprise and beyond

Tape is not dead - far from it. Many enterprises depend on it for cost-effective long-term storage

Securing the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is happening fast, and that means IT professionals and IT security experts need to be proactive

Manage large file transfers with these six tools

Big names in tech compete with upstarts to help enterprises manage data sharing



    


How-tos

How to pick a CPU when buying servers

As your IT team looks to upgrade your computational and storage systems, be sure you understand the choices and tradeoffs you face regarding your server CPU options. Some of our recommendations may seem, well, counterintuitive


How to make your Surface RT touchscreen respond faster

Bet you didn't know you could tweak a Surface's Registry. You can, and this hack helps reduce touchscreen lag time


How to uninstall Windows 8

Don't like Windows 8? Here's how you can downgrade back to Windows 7


How to buy the best portable hard drive

We describe the portable hard drive specs and features that matter most, and name five of our favourite models


Top tips to prepare for SDN

Software Defined Networking requires a big change, so think carefully before jumping in


Saving YouTube videos for offline viewing

KeepVid lets users watch YouTube videos later




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