Black Mirror Transcends Fiction Into Reality

Fiction, especially fiction with technology components, can be an entertaining way to think through ethics issues. With that in mind a series we have been watching is the Netflix anthology called Black Mirror. Black Mirror highlights the dark side of life and technology, is now a reality. In the third episode of Season 1, “The Entire History […]

Empowering Cloud Utilization in the Federal Market

Bright Computing has just released a white paper on “Empowering Cloud Utilization in the Federal Market.” This white paper addresses: Cloud adoption among government and defense agencies lags behind uptake in the enterprise. In the U.S. for example, despite a federal “Cloud First” mandate, government organizations are proceeding to the cloud cautiously. Cloud bursting provides an attractive, low-risk […]

Arizona State University Adopts Hortonworks Data Platform to Shed Light on the Genetic Links to Cancer

Recently announced, Arizona State University (ASU) is using Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP™) to further cancer research. With HDP, ASU researchers have the tools they need to store, process, and query more data at a faster pace, allowing researchers to ask better questions and uncover new links between genetics and cancer. ASU has put an emphasis on innovative approaches […]

The Best Practices are No Longer the “Best” Practices

Editors note: This is a sponsored post provided by Cray. There was a time when information systems security was much simpler. It focused on the appropriate time frame to take a sample of a one-dimensional system log that tracked events like blocked traffic, virus detection, and machines taken off-line. In this day and age, breaches, […]

Big Data is Here and Getting Bigger

As a supercomputer maker, Cray has been delivering the massive analytic processing power required by scientists and engineers for the last 40 years. Today, they’ve harnessed those decades of know-how in their data analytics and data discovery solutions. Urika®-GD Graph Discovery Appliance Addresses the most complex problems in advanced analytics — interactive data discovery with graphs. This […]

Tech News Roundup April 29

The following are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the technology ecosystem: Technology Ticker Startup Spotlight: Fig Loans offers alternative to payday loans with more long-term benefits Windows users get Facebook, Instagram, Messenger updates for latest Microsoft OS Amazon’s cloud computing cash cow: AWS, now a $10B business, fuels record quarter for […]