T-Mobile, Sprint ready board committees to decide on merger: sources

(Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp are laying the groundwork for special committees of their board of directors to decide on a merger between the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers, according to people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: Smartphones with the logos of T-Mobile and Sprint are seen in this […] Read more »

IBM’s IoT blockchain service gets ready to set sail

A massive DDOS attack and weaknesses in critical systems have put security concerns front and center in the internet of things. IBM thinks a technology best known from the world of bitcoin could lock down at least one use of IoT. The company is using blockchain technology to ensure that everything’s in order with IoT […] Read more »

The second cloud wave is upon us, ready or not

I often get asked about the next generation of cloud technology — and most people are disappointed with my answer. The next wave of cloud computing tech is not about a cloud at all; it’s about cloud governance and management. We’ve spent the last 10 years building clouds and moving applications to them. In the […] Read more »

Is Desktop-as-a-Service ready for business?

For companies looking to reduce the cost and complexity of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the attraction of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is that you can greatly reduce up-front investment. “It’s pay as you go and you only pay for what you need,” says Mark Lockwood, research director at Gartner. To read this article in full or to […] Read more »

Get ready to meet Kudu, a new, open-source storage engine from Cloudera

An open-source storage engine called Kudu could soon be on the way from Cloudera, offering a new alternative for companies with big data stores to manage. Kudu will be offered as an alternative to the popular Hadoop Distributed File System and the Hadoop-oriented HBase NoSQL database, according to a VentureBeat report, which cited a slide […] Read more »