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The Holidays: Time for Some Out-of-the-Box Thinking

The holidays are a time of year when you take a step back from the day-to-day and think about the big picture. For enterprise executives, those thoughts should be swirling around the future of the data environment. At one time, data infrastructure was a fixed, known quantity, but those days are quickly coming to an end. In a virtual, distributed ... Read More »

Hello Kitty security leak ‘corrected’

A security loophole on the Hello Kitty website that exposed millions of people’s personal data has been “corrected” says the brand’s owner. Earlier this week a computer security researcher revealed that information about 3.3 million Sanrio Town members was accessible. The Japanese firm Sanrio, which owns Hello Kitty and runs Sanrio Town, said it had now closed the loophole. It ... Read More »

SUSE and Canonical have forgotten their roots

The Software Freedom Conservancy is something of an oddity among the myriad technology outfits that exist in the US of A. It fights to keep software free and to prevent people or companies taking advantage of what are perceived to be liberal licensing terms. All the billions of dollars that are floating around these days due to the business being ... Read More »

2015: The year that angry won the internet

Artist and cartoonist Ben Garrison was subjected to a barrage of abuse online – and he was far from alone A social networking CEO is subjected to racist attacks on her own website. A cartoonist’s life is trashed by trolls. Women get rape and death threats. There’s a case to be made that online, 2015 was a year of increased ... Read More »

Examples of Big Data Success: Making the Data Work to Solve the Big Problems

The number of Fortune 500 companies successfully using Big Data analytics as a way to improve business intelligence and efficiency is not very high. According to a Forbes article,it’s anticipated that the number could be as low as 15 percent. Among SMBs, that percentage is likely even lower. One of the reasons so few are using Big Data is due ... Read More »

A Big Data Bang, or a Fizzle?

The most-discussed trend hitting the enterprise next year will surely be Big Data and the Internet of Things, but whether these twin movements will end with a bang or a fizzle is still uncertain. The run-up has garnered its fair share of attention, so there will certainly be strong efforts in the coming year aimed at getting the infrastructure and ... Read More »

Node.js Version Chaos Management

I’m just starting out in the world of development, and many of the projects I’m interested in exploring are written in Node.js. If you’re an old hand at such things, you already know that which version of Node you use on a particular application is vitally important. (This is actually one of the reasons Docker is so amazingly amazing when ... Read More »

The Internet of Things: Just a Fad or Worth the Buzz?

The IoT or Internet of Things is defined as network interconnectivity in which everyday objects such as machines and hardware are able to communicate with one another without the need for human-to-computer interaction. This is also sometimes referred to as machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. Chances are that you’ve read about or have at least heard about IoT in the last year. ... Read More »

What are good web server benchmarking tools for Linux

As far as web server performance is concerned, there are many different factors at play, e.g., front-end application design, network latency/bandwidth, web server configuration, server-side in-memory cache, raw hardware capability, server load of shared hosting, etc. To compare and optimize web server performance under such a wide array of factors, we often perform load test (or stress test) using a ... Read More »

Facebook class action lawsuits to go ahead

Two US class action lawsuits against Facebook by shareholders alleging it hid growth concerns ahead of its 2012 public listing can now go ahead. A federal judge certified the legal proceedings, Reuters reports, saying investors who claim they lost money could pursue their claims as groups. Facebook told the BBC that it was disappointed with the decision and it has ... Read More »