The data center has been the foundation of enterprise IT operations since the dawn of the computer age, so it is understandable that there is a lot of uncertainty now that it is undergoing the most monumental change in its history. By leveraging cloud services and agile dev/ops
The Internet of Things (IoT) will create oceans of new data — but finding meaning amid the swell will be challenging. Forrester found that on average, enterprises use about 35 percent of their structured data for insights and decisions. A recent Dimensional Research study, sponsored by IoT analytics
Most surprising, concluded market-research firm SharpBrains, is that patents have been awarded to inventors well beyond those at medical companies. The leader in neurotechnology patents, according to the report, is consumer-research behemoth Nielsen (NLSN.N). (STJ.N) describe ways to change brain activity to, say, improve vision.
Beautiful images are not always popular ones, which is where the CrowdBeauty algorithm can help, say computer scientists. One of the depressing truths about social media is that the popularity of an image is not necessarily an indication of its quality. It's easy to find hugely popular content
Forget those long lines at the AT&T Park ball game—virtual reality (VR) may allow you to enjoy live football, baseball, or basketball games, without even leaving your couch. Brad Allen, executive chairman of NextVR, showcased the California company’s live-streaming 3-D VR technology at a San Francisco event on
A man is silhouetted against a video screen with the Microsoft logo in the background as he poses with a Nokia Lumia 820 smartphone in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica September 3, 2013. The judge, Theodore Essex, said that Microsoft infringed two
It seems that top corporate executives and the companies for which they work often say things for political reasons. For example, Ars Technica’s story on AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson’s new position that the carrier will continue its capital investment strategy despite the Federal Communications ...
It’s interesting to note that the major cable industry trade show of the year, INTX, which was held this week in Chicago, appears to have been as much about data and alternative programming platforms as about traditional cable services. The first quarter of 2015 was the first time,
The prevailing wisdom holds that cloud architectures will float comfortably on a layer of virtualization that itself will rest on commodity hardware. As long as underlying bulk resources are available in sufficient amounts, all of the fine-tuning and optimization for higher-level applications and services can be done on
Actors Robert Downey Jr. (L) and Jeremy Renner (C) gesture as they ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange to promote the film Avengers: Age of Ultron in New York April 27, 2015. Jamie Park, head of experimental marketing at Samsung, said the company had