Big data tools have been around for quite some time, so there are vendors out there who have a good deal of experience at getting the job done. However, there is also a strong and growing crop of smaller vendors who are worthy of consideration too. A recent report by Wikibon found that only 5 percent of the current field is made up of pure plays, or those who only supply big data tools. The remaining 95 percent of the market, as defined by revenue, are the usual big players in enterprise tech--the mega vendors such as IBM, Intel, HP, Oracle, Teradata and Fujitsu.
No surprise, Google continued to dominate comScore's search engine market share, but there was one surprising data point from Ask.com.
A great deal of energy in the last couple years has gone into defending cloud computing and the consumerization of IT against the obvious security problems they introduce. Cutting through the buzz, Dino Londis explains how and why security standards have declined amid these new technologies.
comScore's monthly search engine ratings for June 2012 showed Google in the lead with 66.8 percent, followed by Microsoft at 15.6 percent and Yahoo with 13 percent. And while none of these current scores come as any big surprise, a shake up appears to be imminent.
Beleaguered Yahoo has named Google veteran Marissa Mayer its new CEO. Mayer, who joined Google in 1999 as just its 20 th employee, most recently led the company's Local, Maps, and Location Services unit.
YouSendIt functionality is now built into Yahoo! email and several other popular email programs, making it much simpler to send large files in a secure fashion.
In a burst of innovation, the three major search engines, all announced signifcant enhancements this month, showing that consumer search still has room to grow and that competition drives change.
Yahoo is launching Axis, a free app for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS platform that combines mobile search capabilities with browser-based visual results instead of conventional text links. Axis searches
Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has resigned following controversy over misstatements on his academic record. Ross Levinsohn, who previously served as Yahoo's head of global media, will assume interim CEO
As hard as Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) may try to promote Bing as a search alternative, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) continued its domination of the search engine market last month with 66.4 percent of the