Technology

Cheaply available and mass-produced semiconductors have changed the world around us, with almost all devices, ranging from smartphones, laptops, sensors and tablets being connected to mammoth cloud computing systems. Intel, the world’s largest chip market, which sells the standard forms of the x-86 line of processors for PCs as well as cloud systems, is now planning to sell custom designs to public clouds by the end of 2015, a decision that will in fact transform one of the biggest powerhouses of the information age. Intel’s dat...
One of the largest enterprise software markers in the world, Germany-headquartered SAP is preparing for an ambitious plan by rolling out a global B2B trading marketplace for business products and services. William R. McDermott, chief executive said, SAP could offset a slump in sales of its bread-and-butter on-premise ERP services. It could also gain some substantial economic data about business behavior, which it could then sell. “Participants conducting digital commerce, and the insights that can come from there,” he said “All thr...
The total data accumulated in the past two years - a Zettabyte - eclipses the previous record of human civilization. It is fast becoming mainstream with companies from across all industries combining a plethora of digital data with softwares to analyze it. Software makers are eager to drill into the big data goldmine, with analysts predicting exorbitant growth for the overall market. However, building a successful business exploiting the benefits of big data is anything but easy, and requires dexterity along with the right amou...
Lowe’s American retail chain of home improvement and appliances, has added yet another resourceful device to its notorious Iris home automation line. This time, it’s a smart water valve that can automatically shut off the water as soon as it detects a burst in the pipe. The smart valve is designed by LeakSmart, an Ohio-based company and was first demonstrated in January during the CES 2014, but wasn’t readily available for purchase back then. The Smart Valve is basically a motorized ball valve network connected and can be easily in...