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January 10, 2019
IBM finally introduced its first integrated quantum computer that is designed for commercial accounts. But the emergence of commercial apps may take some time.
October 23, 2018
Open source has crested the hill of enterprise acceptance. There's no longer the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) that there was around open source a few years ago, plus it's often a lot easier ...
August 31, 2017
Pivotal Container Service brings Kubernetes to vSphere while NSX adds security, but the new service raises questions about VMware's own container projects.
February 01, 2016
Expert Barry Burd talks with the co-founder of app startup Skimble about application deployment processes.
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As an industry, we need a way to serve commercial IoT applications more efficiently, less expensively and more securely. Rigado's Justin Rigling discusses why the edge, interoperability and ... Continue Reading
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Android malware was discovered by Kaspersky Labs and named Skygofree. This Trojan targets smartphones and tablets using spyware and gathers user information and app data. Continue Reading
When budgets are cut and open networks still need securing, it may be helpful to try open source security tools as a sufficient and affordable alternative to pricey commercial products. Continue Reading
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Commercial IoT lies between consumer and industrial on the IoT spectrum and has unique design challenges. Rigado's Justin Rigling explains how to best design an edge system for commercial IoT. Continue Reading
Moving relational data into Hadoop isn't a slam dunk. To avert programming complexities, a major Texas university turned to commercial tools to stock its Hadoop data lake. Continue Reading
Brien Posey compares open source backup tools and commercial backup software, and identifies things to consider before deploying open source software. Continue Reading