Complexity from big data and cloud trends makes architecture tools like ArchiMate and TOGAF more powerful, says expert panel

Gardner: Is there something about the role of the enterprise architect that is shifting? Walker: There is less of a focus on the traditional things we come to think of EA such as standards, governance and policies, but rather into emerging areas such as the soft skills, business architecture, and strategy. Walker   To this end I see a lot… Read more →

How will the new Office for iPad work?

The trouble with staring into a crystal ball for too long is that you might forget to look up occasionally. If you get too focused on trying to predict the future, you miss realizing that the entire landscape has shifted around you. Exhibit A in the latest batch of reports from a bevy of analysts who want you to… Read more →

Condoleezza Rice closes out 2013 RSA Conference

SAN FRANCISCO – One of the problems with both the Internet and the cloud is that these are the most borderless of any of the institutions that we have experienced to date, said former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. During the closing keynote session of the 2013 RSA Conference on Friday afternoon, Rice acknowledged… Read more →

VMware community faces Innovator’s Dilemma

This week at the VMware Partner Exchange, CEO Pat Gelsinger and his executive staff decided to demonize Amazon Web Services and their public cloud brethren in a very short-sighted, defensive move that frankly betrays the fact that they don’t understand the disruption they are facing.  Pat, you and your market have the Innovator’s Dilemma and the enemy… Read more →

Judge Cuts Sum Owed to Apple Over Patents

Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters Apple’s iPad, left, and Samsung’s Galaxy tablet. 8:45 p.m. | Updated A federal judge on Friday weakened the blow from Apple’s legal victory in a patent case against Samsung, lopping more than 40 percent off the damages a jury awarded Apple last year. The ruling did not shift the case — one of the most closely watched in… Read more →

Judge Slashes Jury Award in Apple-Samsung Case

Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters Apple’s iPad, left, and Samsung’s Galaxy tablet. A federal judge on Friday weakened the blow from Apple’s legal victory in a patent case against Samsung, lopping more than 40 percent off the damages a jury awarded last year. But the judge’s decision left open the possibility that some of the damages could be restored through a new trial,… Read more →

$20 Nokia 105 isn’t smart, but it will be hugely popular

If you followed this week’s coverage of the Mobile World Congress you would have heard the terms like “Tegra”, “Snapdragon”, and “quad-core” fairly often. These buzzwords lingered in the Barcelona air, as smartphone manufacturers tried to outdo one another with smarter phones and more powerful specs delivering increased processing power, better screens, and an operating systems… Read more →

Palo Alto Network’s Q2: 10 key takeaways

Palo Alto Networks continues to put up strong quarterly growth metrics as it gains traction with its next-gen firewall products and services that go with them. The company reported better-than-expected fiscal second quarter earnings. Palo Alto reported earnings of $2.5 million, or 4 cents a share, on revenue of $96.5 million, up 70 percent from… Read more →