Stories by Joab Jackson

HP's radical new Machine could start computing by 2016

Hewlett-Packard's efforts to usher in an entirely new computer architecture, one potentially much faster and simpler, may bear fruit by the end of 2016, when the company's lab expects to have the first prototype machine based on its design.

By Joab Jackson | 01 November, 2014 05:23

Tags: popular science, servers, hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard

IBM drills into the energy industry for cognitive computing advances

Finding new sources of oil underground is an expensive and risky undertaking. Now IBM is working with energy company Repsol to look for ways in which new cognitive computing techniques could help reduce the uncertainty and improve production.

By Joab Jackson | 31 October, 2014 06:20

Tags: applications, IBM, data mining, software

BitYota cloud data warehouse gets a boost from Microsoft Azure

Hoping to enlarge its pool of corporate customers to include the enterprise market, startup BitYota will soon offer its data warehouse service on the Microsoft Azure cloud, thanks to a partnership between the two companies.

By Joab Jackson | 30 October, 2014 04:51

Tags: applications, software, Managed Services, internet, cloud computing, data warehousing, BitYota

HTML5 finalized, finally

After nearly eight years of work, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has finalized the HTML5 standard, bringing the basic Web technology firmly into the era of mobile devices and cloud-driven rich Internet applications.

By Joab Jackson | 29 October, 2014 07:42

Tags: Development tools, application development, Web services development, software, World Wide Web Consortium

IBM sends Cognos, SPSS to the Cloud

Two of IBM's most popular analysis products, the Cognos Business Intelligence and the SPSS predictive analytics package, are headed for the Cloud, the latest in an ongoing push by IBM to port its vast software portfolio to the Cloud.

By Joab Jackson | 29 October, 2014 04:04

Tags: applications, IBM, software, Managed Services, data mining, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, analytics

Microsoft opens Office 365 to programmers

Extending Office 365 functionality to third-party developers, Microsoft has exposed a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) so other companies can add features and capabilities to the online productivity service.

By Joab Jackson | 28 October, 2014 18:33

Tags: Microsoft, internet, cloud computing, Infrastructure services

Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

The newest enterprise edition of the Suse Linux distribution allows administrators to go back in time, for instance, to immediately before they made that fatal system-crippling mistake.

By Joab Jackson | 28 October, 2014 03:54

Tags: unix, Linux, open source, software, operating systems, suse linux

Big Data digest: Rise of the think-bots

It turns out that a vital missing ingredient in the long-sought after goal of getting machines to think like humans -- artificial intelligence -- has been lots and lots of data.

By Joab Jackson | 25 October, 2014 08:06

Tags: Zintera, applications,, emerging technology, IBM, big data, data mining, Tobi, sumo logic, Google, DataRPM, Snowflake Computing, splunk, Cognitive Scale, software

Amazon builds sales, but losses pile up continued to increase its sales last quarter but losses also mounted, to the growing consternation of investors.

By Joab Jackson | 24 October, 2014 09:11

Tags: amazon, business issues, financial results

Canonical celebrates Cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

Canonical continues to aggressively equip its flagship Ubuntu Linux server software with more tools to help users build and run clouds.

By Joab Jackson | 24 October, 2014 07:37

Tags: unix, Linux, canonical, software, operating systems

Progress builds up developer chops with Telerik buy

In a move to muscle up in the app dev space, platform services provider Progress Software is in the process of acquiring development software vendor Telerik for US$262.5 million.

By Joab Jackson | 23 October, 2014 07:53

Tags: Development tools, business issues, application development, software, Progress Software, Mergers and acquisitions

IBM and Microsoft pledge to make their Clouds compatible

Although fierce rivals in the market for Cloud computing services, IBM and Microsoft have pledged to make their technologies interoperable in the Cloud for the sake of their users.

By Joab Jackson | 23 October, 2014 07:28

Tags: Microsoft, IBM, internet, cloud computing, Infrastructure services

Lufthansa leaves the computing to IBM

Getting out of the business of designing and running computer systems, German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG is selling its IT services division to IBM and having Big Blue run its internal IT operations.

By Joab Jackson | 23 October, 2014 04:27

Tags: business issues, IBM, internet, cloud computing, Mergers and acquisitions, Infrastructure services

Kii offers an on-ramp to the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is a nascent market, so any help an organization can get setting up its own cloud-connected swarm of devices could provide it with an edge over competitors.

By Joab Jackson | 22 October, 2014 09:06

Tags: application development, DataRPM, middleware, software

Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

Microsoft now loves Linux.

By Joab Jackson | 21 October, 2014 08:00

Tags: Microsoft, internet, cloud computing, Infrastructure services

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