Monthly Archives: May 2016

  • Fiscal 2Q16 Financial Results for Brocade

      The company reported GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.11, down from $0.18 in Q2 2015 and down from $0.23 in Q1 2016. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $0.22 for Q2 2016, flat year-over-year and down from $0.29 in Q1 2016.   “Despite the challenging environment for both SAN and IP networking, Brocade had a productive second fiscal quarter,” said Lloyd Carney, CEO. “We were excited to announce our intent to acquire Ruckus Wireless, a pioneer in wireless infrastructure…

  • Tech Graduation gifts

    A lean bank account isn’t a problem for your recent grad, because you can easily spend less than $50 and still get him or her some great gadgets to celebrate. Here are CNET’s favorites, which include everything from video streamers to wireless speakers to — yes — even a tablet. It’s not easy picking out a gift for your recent grad, but you’ll definitely find some ideas in this roundup of CNET’s favorite audio gear. From headphones to Bluetooth speakers,…

  • Investor Confidence Soars In Cloud Storage But

    Money continued to flow to the cloud storage sector, where a total of 1,800 transactions were made in 2015 for a total value of more than $100 billion. The largest of these deals was between two storage giants, with SanDisk getting gobbled up by competitor Western Digital for a $19 billion price tag. Cloud #storage, which allows users and businesses to store vast amounts of #data remotely, has been in heavy demand lately. With approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data…

  • IBM Triples PCM Storage Capacity, Can Finally Challenge Flash

    Scientists at IBM Research said they have for the first time “reliably stored 3 bits of data per cell and retained the information at elevated temperatures”, a technical advance that makes phase-change memory (PCM) an alternative to flash storage. The idea is that PCM will be used in future in mobile and IoT devices, as it offers non-volatile and high-density #data #storage that is 100 times faster and far more durable than Flash. IBM scientists in Zurich first introduced PCM technology way…

  • IBM Demos Intelligent Data Storage System

      Robin Harris recently wrote in ZDnet, “For IBM, a world leader in AI, as their Watson project has demonstrated, applying intelligence to storage is a natural.   We’re facing a #data onslaught like never before. We’ll be generating more data than we have capacity to store once IoT gets rolling. Just as any software problem can be solved by adding a layer of indirection, any analytics problem can be solved by adding a layer of intelligence. Of course, we…

  • How IT Managers Can Learn to Talk to the C-Suite

      How much will it cost? What’s the return on investment? And why do we need it? Questions like these abound when IT managers approach board leaders for funding.   According to Gartner’s 2015 CEO survey, 18 percent of the most important strategic decisions that chief executives want to introduce to their businesses involve IT or digital innovation. Another 63 percent of CEOs said that they would increase investment in their businesses’ IT infrastructure. With executives keen to invest in…

  • Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills

    Analytics, big data, and data science are hot areas in the industry, and professionals who have these skills are in high demand. Some reports put annual salaries for data scientists at above the $200,000 mark. Career site Glass Door rated data scientist as the top job for work-life balance, which is not anything that’s easy to come by these days. The demand for #data scientists, analysts, and big data experts is strong, and educational institutions are scrambling to meet the…

  • Get The Most Out Of Your Tradeshow Booth

    Tradeshows are a fantastic opportunity for you to expose and grow your brand.   Often attracting thousands of attendees from all over the country and world, tradeshows put your message in front of a targeted audience. That being said, tradeshows are also the perfect embodiment of the term “sensory overload” with hundreds of brands screaming for attention. Follow these essential keys to success to help you prepare, setup, and work your tradeshow booth to ensure your message stands out. Before…

  • 5 Lessons We Should All Learn from Apple vs FBI

    You may have thought that the Apple vs. FBI dispute that took place over the last few months may have had little to no effect on you. Whether you aren’t an Apple user, your iPhone’s operating system was not susceptible to the proposed changes or you simply presumed that the case had nothing to do with you, assuming no responsibility for your phone and backup system after the fact is a huge mistake, especially since it’s not an isolated event —…

  • IBM Watson: Machine-Of-All-Trades

    After defeating Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings in a game of Jeopardy! in 2011, IBM’s Watson couldn’t survive on its $77,147 in winnings. Unlike Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri, Watson lacked a parent willing to let it continue living in the basement rent-free, so it got a paying job in healthcare, helping insurer Wellpoint and doctors by providing treatment advice. Since then, and following investments of more than $1 billion, Watson has become a machine-of-all-trades. Through a combination of machine…

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