8 ‘new’ enterprise products we don’t want to see

I get a lot of press releases. Most of them are from startups with the same old enterprise product ideas under different names. Some are for “new” products from existing companies (by “new,” I mean new implementations of old ideas). Think you have a great idea? Please tell me it isn’t one of these: [… Continue reading 8 ‘new’ enterprise products we don’t want to see

Microsoft’s cloud dominance comes with a security risk

With each cloud vendor doing its utmost to shove more features into its offerings and tie them all together, are we looking at a new technology monoculture? That is, a community of computers that run identical software — sharing the same vulnerabilities and, thus, threat of widespread failure in case of successful attack. With so… Continue reading Microsoft’s cloud dominance comes with a security risk

SmartNICs: Give your OpenStack network a boost

Among the key findings of an April 2016 survey by the OpenStack Foundation was the strong interest among OpenStack users in software-based networking on servers, or server-based networking. The factors driving this interest include SDN/NFV (mentioned by 52 percent of respondents), containers (mentioned by 70 percent), and bare-metal deployments (mentioned by 50 percent). This level… Continue reading SmartNICs: Give your OpenStack network a boost

Review: Office 365’s Delve, Sway, and Planner fall flat

Microsoft really, really wants to own all of your office work, so it keeps finding new tools it hopes you will add to your Office 365 portfolio. (All require an Office 365 account to use.) The latest are Delve for file discovery, Sway for modern-style presentations, and Planner for task management. But are they any… Continue reading Review: Office 365’s Delve, Sway, and Planner fall flat

Meet Apache Spot, a new open source project for cybersecurity

Hard on the heels of the discovery of the largest known data breach in history, Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they’ve donated a new open source project to the Apache Software Foundation with a focus on using big data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity. Originally created by Intel and launched as the… Continue reading Meet Apache Spot, a new open source project for cybersecurity

Plat.One acquisition marks start of $2B IoT investment plan for SAP

SAP has bought IoT software developer Plat.One, marking the start of a plan to invest $2 billion in the internet of things over the next five years. Some of those billions will be spent on the creation of IoT development labs around the world, SAP said Wednesday. It already has plans for such labs in Berlin,… Continue reading Plat.One acquisition marks start of $2B IoT investment plan for SAP