Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Intel to pilot cloud technology for sharing personalized cancer treatment

Slick tech products win international design awards | Intel backs OpenStack's Mirantis with $100 million

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Intel to pilot cloud technology for sharing personalized cancer treatment
At 19, Eric Dishman began a fight with kidney cancer, and for 23 years he endured what he described as Russian roulette chemotherapy. It wasn't until he had his DNA sequenced that doctors were able to administer a personalized treatment that placed Dishman's cancer into remission. The problem is, even after his genome was uncovered, it took physicians seven months to come up with a treatment -- a period of time when Dishman said he was on 'death's door.' Read More


Bring the Cloud out of the Shadows
Delivery of IT services has been traditionally fraught with delays and frustrations. Rather than wait months or even years for what they believe are critical business needs, workers and managers today are often able to self-provision cloudbased services outside of the purview of IT and financial management. Learn More

WHITE PAPER: Red Hat, Dell & SAP

Agility, Simplicity, Modernization
CIOs today have more responsibility than ever to fulfilling business: increasing revenue growth, reducing operating costs and driving productivity improvements. Read how vendors are creating state-of-the-art systems to accommodate these systems in one solution. Learn More

Slick tech products win international design awards
The Red Dot Awards single out exceptional designs. Click through to see some of the most eye-catching tech winners. Read More

Intel backs OpenStack's Mirantis with $100 million
Intel wants to see more private clouds in the market because more clouds will require more Intel chips. This week, Intel is putting its money where its mouth is. Startup Mirantis, which distributes a version of open source cloud computing software OpenStack, today announced a new $100 million infusion, backed primarily by Intel. Read More

Review: Canonical continues cloud push with Ubuntu 15.04
According to the latest statistics from The Cloud Market, Ubuntu now accounts for 59% of all images on the Amazon EC2 platform. Windows has 8%, and the other distributions of Linux split the remaining 33%. (Insider Story) Read More


Leveraging the Cloud for Your Social Business Workloads
Today, "social business" - a broad term that describes how social, mobile, and other technologies facilitate enhanced employee, customer, and partner engagement - has transformed the way we do business. Read this Frost & Sullivan whitepaper to learn why the cloud is one of the key reasons for this rapid transformation. Learn More

Dell creates new server division for 'second-tier' hyperscale customers
Dell has formed a new business unit to go after the 'second tier' of hyperscale customers — those with similar needs to those of Google and Facebook but who aren't quite as massive. Read More

Alibaba adds artificial intelligence capability to its cloud offerings
Alibaba's cloud computing business is hoping to attract enterprise customers with a new artificial intelligence service designed for data mining and analysis. Read More

SEC CIO leads efforts to move agency to the cloud
Pamela Dyson is shepherding a determined, if incremental, effort to move her agency's applications to the cloud. Dyson was named the CIO at the Securities and Exchange Commission in February, after having joined the agency in 2010, when she joined an ambitious initiative to modernize and improve efficiencies in the SEC's IT infrastructure. Read More


Enterprise Platform as a Service for App Architectures
Apprenda is the only Enterprise PaaS on the market that supports both new and existing application architectures. In this whitepaper you'll learn how Apprenda supports your existing applications, how the applications are cloud enabled, and how they are on-boarded with Apprenda, using production customer examples. Learn More

Four exciting things I learned at SHARE Orlando
Although friends and family appreciate my enthusiasm for technology, there's nothing like trading ideas with others who share your passion. I recently attended the SHARE conference in Orlando and was, as always, happy to reconnect with the mainframe and enterprise community. I also came away excited by how the event reflects the present moment in mainframes. Read More

How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece
There's no doubt about it: Windows 10 is veritably infused with data-tracking tidbits and hooks into all sorts of Microsoft's online services. Handing over all that data has some tangible benefits, like Windows 10's OneDrive integration and the Bing-powered brains behind the Cortana digital assistant, but not everyone is thrilled with the idea of Big Brother Bill Gates constantly looking over their digital shoulder. Read More

13 firms join to open up Ethernet, object-storage to everyone
The Linux Foundation is organizing a collaborative effort with 13 tech companies to promote open source software and standards for cloud object storage technologies. The effort is aimed at promoting Ethernet-based storage technology with open source software and standards to address the fast adoption of cloud, virtualization, and object-based storage. Read More


13 big data and analytics companies to watch

Most of the newcomers not surprisingly have a cloud element to their offerings, leading to every sort of X-as-a-service pitch you can imagine.


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