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Real-Time Streaming Data Analysis with SaaS

In a recent Technology Convergence Conference, Dean Nelson, Vice President, Global Foundation Services (GFS), eBay, said something like the following. People embrace cloud computing, the digital world, and e-commerce, but they seldom pay much attention to the infrastructure that makes them possible. Yes, many people think applications and clouds are available out of nowhere. It […]

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AI Research in Japanese Enterprises – NTT Group

The NTT Group consists of many companies, as shown below. The group employs more than 240,000 people, and its total revenue was greater than $110B at the end of March 2015.   (Source NTT Group Home page) Among these companies, NTT DoCoMo is well known in the US, but NTT Communications and NTT Data are […]

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A Few Things I Picked Up at Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose

We take Wi-Fi for granted, but it is constantly evolving, and so are areas associated with it. At Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose, I picked up a few things that I considered interesting in the area of Wi-Fi. That does not mean those were the only noteworthy topics; there were many more, including smart […]

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Open Source Packages at NoSQL Now Conference in San Jose: Part 1

At the recent NoSQL Now Conference in San Jose, I attended several sessions and realized the well-established position of open source packages. During the conference, many people talked about how open source is creeping into the enterprise. Because of my past involvement with MySQL and JBOSS, I’ve experienced pushback from early customers firsthand. But now […]

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Which Buzzwords Were Floating Around at DatacenterDynamics Conference SF 2015? – Part-1

When I started to cover data centers in 2008, I was often asked which side of the two elements I focused on. The expected answer was either power or cooling. My answer of IT/software confused people because they could not understand what someone who claimed to be a software guy was doing there. Fast-forward, and […]

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Have You Found the Best Way to Manage Your Data Centers Yet? Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Comprehensive data center operations support When DCIM emerged as a segment, people did not get it. DatacenterKnowledge reported that Gartner published its first Magic Quadrant (MQ) report on DCIM in 2014.  No single vendor satisfied all the required DCIM functions, and some started to partner with others to […]

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Have You Found the Best Way to Manage Your Data Centers Yet? Part 1

I have covered the field of data centers for some time, and I’ve heard many subjects discussed, from comatose servers, cooling technologies/methods, modular structures, and monitoring to asset management. Over time, many tools to assist each subject area have been developed and presented. The most recent are called data center infrastructure management tools, known as […]

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Good Survey Session of Network Security Software @MacITConf – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1.   Network utilities ŸBasic security module (BSM):a security audit API and file format originally developed by Sun. ŸOpenBSM: portable, open source implementation of Sun’s BSM. ŸTcpdump: common packet analyzer that runs under the command line and works on most Unix-like operating systems, including OS X. ŸNetwork utility: available […]

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Good Survey of Network Security Software @MacITConf – Part 1

I wish I could handle MAC, but I’ve been a PC guy since abandoning Unix (not Linux) in 1995. Because MAC OS X is based on Unix, I would like to move my computing platform there some day. That won’t be an easy task, never mind the additional investment on hardware. However, iPhone and iPad […]

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Is Artificial Intelligence Going to Make It This Time?

In the past, AI was talked about for its potential in the computing market, but it was deemed not usable or applicable for a long time. Now AI is being seen in a new light. Some people, like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, have warned that AI may take control over humans and […]

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