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Something that Dropbox does not need right now is negative publicity that its getting as IBM banned its employee usage of Dropbox as security concerns creep in within the enterprise as part of its BYOD policy. IBM has gone a touch more cautious by also banning SIRI from its employees mobile devices as per instructions from Jeanette Horan, chief information officer, IBM.
Salesforce Site.com at first look sounds exciting, particularly for users who would not want to worry about technology, would love it to build websites with a drag and drop interface and real time content management preview and publish features. The fact that it also provides a stylesheet builder without having to know CSS makes it much more appealing if you are one who struggle to play around CSS like me.
About Hadoop, one of the statement that caught my eyes on twitter was the next best thing to a sliced bread was Hadoop. With the way 2012 is shaping up that more or less sounds close in big data and analytics space. Apache Hadoop has released Hadoop 2.0.0 (Alpha version) with key enhancements in the space of HDFS scale the service horizontally and NextGen MapReduce also known YARN.
Starcounter has last week said that its launch of in-memory database is capable to process millions of transactions per second on a single server. Such a database is designed on its patent pending VMDBMS technology which offers combined power of virtual machine (VM) and Database management system (DBMS) to process the data at required volumes and speeds.
MapR, an open source hadoop distributor has today announced immediate availability of source code for the various components of the MapR distribution. MapR includes the broadest set of open source components as part of its distribution including Cascading, Flume, HBase, Hive, Pig, Mahout, Oozie, Sqoop, Whirr and ZooKeeper.
Oracle today has announced acquisition of Vitrue, a leading cloud-based social marketing and engagement platform that enables marketers to centrally create, publish, moderate, manage, measure and report on their social marketing campaigns and activities on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
SAP has entered an agreement to buy Ariba, the leading cloud-based business commerce network, for $45.00 per share, representing an enterprise value of approximately $4.3 billion. This probably gets as interesting as it could get as a business. The transaction will be funded from SAP’s free cash and a €2.4 billion term loan facility. Now Watch out Oracle.
Enterprise Search space is well aware of desktop based enterprise search solution X1. IdeaLabs, the parent company of X1 has entered into eDisovery market as a thought leader and has launched its X1 Rapid Discovery platform which leverages the cloud architecture of Amazon Web Services (AWS) by being able to install and operate in an AWS customer's IaaS cloud environment.
Symantec Corp. today announced the findings of its 2012 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey, which discovered that disaster preparedness is closely connected with small and medium sized businesses’ (SMBs) adoption of technologies like virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility. The survey also revealed how willing SMBs are in adopting these technologies, often with improved disaster preparedness as a goal, and how the move is paying off for them.
IBM has unveiled advancement of its SmartCloud services in attracting new customers and partners with its enterprise cloud platform for businesses, SmartCloud. 1 Million enterprise application users, $100 billion commerce transactions a year, 4.5 million daily client transactions all in the cloud is no mean feat and portrays IBM's expansion into new markets.