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By Shannon Perry Anonymous, the decentralized network of hacktivists that often targets organizations accused of rights abuses or hindering freedom, posted a video to YouTube last week condemning Israel’s actions on the Gaza Strip and threatening the Israeli government with a slew of upcoming cyber attacks. Accusing Israel of “violations of international law and crimes against humanity”, the video posted by Anonymous provides numerous examples of alleged human rights abuses perpetrated by the Israeli government or Israeli forces. Examples include prosecuting Palestinians on false charges and conducting horrifying executions. And Anonymous does not stop there – the hacktivists accuse Israel of conducting genocide and ethnic cleansing. Anonymous calls for hackers around the world to participate in a shared cyber attack against the Israeli government. “We are calling u... (more)

Using DBaaS to Align Database Management with Your Application Delivery Processes

By Chip Childers Today’s application development teams are moving fast, but is your team being held back by slow database management practices and tools? For many organizations, this is a significant problem that deserves as much attention as getting application code changes flowing smoothly into production. In fact, they are tightly interdependent challenges that need to be solved together. Your Database Environment: Perception vs. Reality Think about the application development process for a moment. How long does it take you to stand up a new copy of your database? Are you sur... (more)

Big Data: The Hadoop Business Case

By Jeremy Glesner Since the birth of Hadoop in 2005-06, the way we think about storing and processing information has evolved considerably. The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, and “What is its business value?”. The Internet is overloaded with definitions, characteristics, and benefits; however, few discussions synthesize all three of these topics in one place. This paper answers these questions, and proposes a total cost calculation framework for CTOs and ... (more)

Apple and IBM Announce Partnership

By Shannon Perry In a move that blurs the line between consumer gadgets and enterprise technology, Apple and IBM announced on July 15th a partnership to transform enterprise mobility. The collaboration intends to develop new business applications that bring IBM’s big data capabilities, security services, and device management to Apple’s popular iPhones and iPads. The four primary goals of the partnership include developing more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions for the iPhone and iPad, creating special IBM cloud features for iOS, providing enterprise-level AppleCare... (more)

More on OnLive: New Cloud Solution Delivers Secure Cross-Platform Deployment for Graphics Intensive Applications

By Bob Gourley We introduced OnLive at: OnLive: Building the future of enterprise services from the cloud. With this post we provide an update we just saw in their press release at: http://ctolink.us/1yrChKh NEW ONLIVE CLOUD SOLUTION DELIVERS SECURE CROSS-PLATFORM DEPLOYMENT FOR GRAPHICS INTENSIVE APPLICATIONS OnLive CloudLift Enterprise PaaS provides the first seamless solution for businesses with Graphics Intensive Applications Mountain View, California — June 12, 2014 — OnLive, the leading innovator in cloud gaming and computing services, today announced CloudLift™ Enterprise... (more)