Stories by Joab Jackson

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

Ask Watson or Siri: Artificial intelligence is as elusive as ever

In 1966, some Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers reckoned that they could develop computer vision as a summer project, perhaps even get a few smart undergrads to complete the task.

By Joab Jackson | 21 October, 2014 04:08

Tags: applications,, software, data mining

IBM's Rometty defends bumpy financial ride as company shifts strategy

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is moving quickly to quell concerns about the company's sinking earnings and defend a deal to pay more than a billion dollars to hand off its money-losing microelectronics business to GlobalFoundries.

By Joab Jackson | 21 October, 2014 03:40

Tags: business issues, IBM, financial results

Startup offers a big-data storyteller

Amassing a pile of big data is not sufficient to spur insight, even if you have clever ways of analyzing that data. The savvy data scientist must also find a way to make all this information tell a story so it can be understandable to others.

By Joab Jackson | 18 October, 2014 07:52

Tags: applications, software, ClearStory Data, business intelligence

Hadoop World: The executive dashboard is on the way out

In their zeal to collect as much operational data as possible, organizations hoping to gain an advantage through the use of big data will also need to rethink how they process, analyze and present that material.

By Joab Jackson | 17 October, 2014 05:32

Tags: Pinterest, MapR Technologies, Google, applications, University of Utah, software, data mining, ClearStory Data

Facebook opens smooth scrolling Paper framework for iOS

The framework that powers Facebook's Paper content presentation app is being made publicly available to help developers create Apple iOS apps that scroll more smoothly.

By Joab Jackson | 16 October, 2014 06:41

Tags: Development tools, application development, software, Facebook

Microsoft to bring Docker to Windows Server

The Docker virtualization technology has just taken another giant step forward, as developers from both Microsoft and Docker have started working on a native Docker implementation for Windows Server, which will make the increasingly popular container technology available for use in Windows shops.

By Joab Jackson | 16 October, 2014 00:28

Tags: application virtualization, virtualization, open source, Microsoft, software

Microsoft Patch Tuesday tackles three critical vulnerabilities

After a relatively quiet few months, Microsoft Patch Tuesday is back in full force, covering three zero-day vulnerabilities that administrators should attend to as quickly as possible.

By Joab Jackson | 15 October, 2014 06:39

Tags: patches, security, Microsoft, patch management, Exploits / vulnerabilities

The Weather Channel forecasts heavy NoSQL ahead

Changing databases is not a move to be taken lightly, especially when the switch is to a relatively new kind of database.

By Joab Jackson | 15 October, 2014 05:08

Tags: applications, databases, MongoDB, The Weather Channel, software, data mining

Big Data digest: Set your happiness gadget to bliss

Big data's origins lie not with Google or even IBM, but in a 1970's Chilean government effort to move to socialism, so we learned from the latest New Yorker ("The Money Issue").

By Joab Jackson | 11 October, 2014 04:05

Tags: applications, New Relic, software, data mining

Microsoft researchers create a secure haven in the Cloud

Microsoft researchers have figured out a new way to keep data and applications secure in the cloud, by cordoning them off in memory from the underlying infrastructure.

By Joab Jackson | 10 October, 2014 04:45

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

API usage could be a new source of business intelligence

Just as meaningful metrics have long been harvested from Web traffic reports, so too can an organization learn more about potential customers by carefully studying how they use its APIs, an industry expert advised attendees at the Intel Business of APIs conference.

By Joab Jackson | 09 October, 2014 07:03

Tags: Development tools, application development, API Science, software

IBM expands Watson's presence across multiple industries

IBM is expanding the customer base for its Watson cognitive computing technology as companies from an increasingly wide variety of industries start to incorporate the service into their businesses.

By Joab Jackson | 08 October, 2014 10:00

Tags: IBM, Managed Services, internet, cloud computing, Infrastructure services

Micron provides a software view into new co-processor

Just as graphics card makers like Nvidia found a secondary market for their wares as system-fortifying co-processors, Micron is plotting to sell booster computational elements based on its memory technologies.

By Joab Jackson | 08 October, 2014 03:36

Tags: Development tools, application development, Micron, software, Components, processors, memory

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