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In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings a new hero emerges: technology

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By:  Gregory P. Bufithis, Founder & CEO

22 April 2013 – In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings we saw a new hero emerge: technology. The fast responses of medical professionals already onsite likely saved numerous lives. Furthermore, those runners that finished the race and then continued on to donate blood at the local hospital should be praised as well. The human element, no doubt, played a vital role in minimizing casualties and helping people get medical attention quickly.

But as we read and analyzed the situation, saw what law enforcement and public officials were doing, we saw the new tools at their disposal, all from technology.

According to numerous media sources reporting on the Boston Marathon bomb attack, the FBI collected more than 10 terabytes of video and mobile phone data.  Within hours of obtaining identifications of the Boston marathon bombing suspects, police obtained search warrants and extensive digital records from mobile phone networks and social media and e-mail providers.  The data included call logs collected by cellphone towers along the marathon route and surveillance footage collected by … Read more

Cloud Computing Recipe: 1 Part Tech, 9 Parts Process

14 September 2011 —   Bob Deutsche joined Intel in 2004 and has more 25 years of business and IT experience in positions that ranged from data center operations to software development to CIO.  He recently participated in a meeting of Intel’s Enterprise Board of Advisors (EBOA) Data Center Working Group. During the call, one of the members—from a very large, multi-national company headquartered in Europe—mentioned that in their experience, cloud is more a change in process than a change in technology.

That made Bob think of our third fundamental truth of cloud computing strategy:

Your cloud ecosystem is only as robust and adaptable as the sum of its parts.

If a stranger asked you to describe your business from end to end in 30 seconds, what would you say? You might describe it in terms of its enterprise architecture (EA), which can be a good way to understand your company as a series of connected parts.

According to Wikipedia, EA is “a rigorous description of the structure of an enterprise, which comprises enterprise components, the externally visible properties of these … Read more

Intel Capital Bets on Future of Cloud, Gaming

9 September 2011 – Intel Capital has long been a model of a company using its capital clout to feed its future. Thursday, the investment arm of the world’s largest chipmaker gave an indication of where it thinks the future of startups lies, announcing $24 million in funding for seven companies.

“The best computing experiences unite leading-edge hardware with amazing software,” Arvind Sodhani, president of Intel Capital and Intel executive vice president, said in a release. “These investments in best-of-breed software vendors play an integral part in Intel’s software strategy by fueling the creation of compelling and unique user experiences across devices.”

And Intel is betting on startups involved in cloud computing, energy management, and online games.

The Intel Capital investments are no guarantee of success for the companies. But as Timothy Prickett Morgan points out in The Register:

Intel Capital, which has been around since 1991, has backed some pretty good horses, including Linux distributors Red Hat and SUSE, middleware maker JBoss (now part of Red Hat), database maker MySQL (part of Oracle these days), and Zend Technologies (amazingly, … Read more

Intel investing in cloud structure

6 August 2011 – The largest chip maker, Intel, is planning to invest $30 million to strengthen their cloud and embedded computing research in five years.

As part of the plan, the company launched two Intel Science and Technology Centers (ISTC) hosted at Carnegie Mellon University and has invited researchers to submit their ideas.

Justin Rattner, Intel chief technology officer, said, “These new ISTCs are expected to open amazing possibilities. Imagine, for example, future cars equipped with embedded sensors and microprocessors to constantly collect and analyze traffic and weather data. That information could be shared and analyzed in the cloud so that drivers could be provided with suggestions for quicker and safer routes”.

Intel Corp. shares were at 20.9 at the end of the last day’s trading. There’s been a -7.2% change in the stock price over the past 3 months.

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Intel’s cloud computing vision

1 August 2011 – As IT managers face new constraints on space, power, and costs, a new class of solutions is emerging to transform the data center through cloud-based architectures. Intel is helping users realize the benefits of cloud computing by working to develop a cohesive set of open, yet well-defined, standards that operate across IT infrastructures.

Intel launched the Cloud 2015 Vision to help businesses implement cloud computing solutions that are federated, automated, and client-aware. This vision offers the promise of swiftly responding to the demands of users. With federated clouds, IT can rapidly scale computing resources, while client-aware clouds enable the delivery of optimized applications to end-user devices.

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