Careful: Your big data analytics may be polluted by data scientist bias

This was posted originally on Gigaom. photo: pzAxe/Shutterstock SUMMARY:True believers may be guilty of hype, but there’s no denying that big data presents opportunities for businesses of every stripe. That potential is vulnerable to pollution from data bias, and so calls for preventative processes. Expectations surrounding the future of  big data range from the just huge ...

How to protect your company against vanishing cloud services

This was posted originally on Gigaom. photo: Shutterstock / Tom Baker SUMMARY:If startup history tells us anything, it’s that the majority of cloud services launched in the past few years won’t be around forever. The fact that they just vanish into the ether makes the problem quite perplexing. When your cloud provider closes up shop without ...

Commtouch Report: Spam, Malware Continues to Increase in Q1 2013

Commtouch has issued its Q1 Internet Threats Trend Report Cloud-based security solutions provider Commtouch announced on Thursday it has issued its Q1 Internet Threats Trend Report, which highlights a significant rise in unwanted and dangerous email in the first quarter of 2013. The report follows a recent joint report by Commtouch and StopBadware that discovered that 40 percent ...

Enterprises Spend 25 Percent of IT Budgets on Data Storage: NaviSite Study

Most companies allocate 25 percent of their IT budget to data storage, according to a new NaviSite survey Most companies allocate 25 percent of their IT budget to data storage, according to a survey released on Wednesday by web hosting provider NaviSite. NaviSite surveyed more than 560 IT executives and professionals from organizations with more than ...

Citrix Launches Two Global Channel Partner Programs to Leverage Cloud

Citrix has launched two growth-oriented programs, an enhanced Citrix Solution Advisor program and a new Citrix SaaS Advisor program, to make it easier for partners to do business with Citrix. Cloud software provider Citrix announced on Wednesday it has launched two growth-oriented programs, an enhanced Citrix Solution Advisor program and a new Citrix SaaS Advisor program, to ...

Amazon offers cloud certifications; more proof that AWS is all grown up

  photo: Mega Pixel SUMMARY:Amazon is following the lead of its IT elders by rolling out technology certifications for developers, solution architects and admins. Over the past year, we’ve seen more and more evidence that Amazon sees Amazon Web Services as a real business — not a sideline or distraction. And, as AWS tries to build credibility ...

AMD’s “heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access” coming this year in Kaveri

Chip designer wants to replace GPU computing with heterogeneous computing. AMD wants to talk about HSA, Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA), its vision for the future of system architectures. To that end, it held a press conference last week to discuss what it’s calling “heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access” (hUMA). The company outlined what it was doing, ...

IBM has a new protocol (and a box) for the internet of things

  SUMMARY:IBM has a new box for the internet of things, but it’s the MQTT protocol inside that box that’s worth a long look. The protocol could become the messaging layer for the internet of things. IBM may be in talks to sell off its server division, but it’s not abandoning hardware just yet. Instead, Big ...

Would you like some storage in your storage?

SUMMARY:Fast, low-power resistive RAM could corner the nonvolatile memory field, and also exhibits the ability to store charge like a battery. A new type of memory device that will allow for much greater miniaturization and efficiency than current RAM has proved to have a surprising property. German researchers reported in a recent issue of Nature Communications that ...

Potent DDoS attacks on Mt. Gox delay rollout of new virtual currency

Support of Litecoin is postponed as Bitcoin exchange struggles to stay online. Wikimedia Commons Mt. Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, is delaying plans to support a new form of virtual currency known as Litecoin following a series of debilitating Internet attacks that are growing increasingly powerful. The most recent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack to hit Mt. ...