Sachar Paulus

Data retention directive in Europe considered illegal by EU court

23.04.2014 00:16

Have you seen this WSJ article? This is great news for privacy, human rights and a profound public security based on individual freedom: nations can no longer require IT and telecom companies to store communication data about all customers and communication partners – at least there need to be clear indications for the need to […]
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Alexei Balaganski

Lessons learned from the Heartbleed incident

21.04.2014 12:18

Two weeks have passed since the day the Heartbleed Bug has been revealed to the world, and people around the world are still analyzing the true scale of the disaster. We’ve learned quite a lot during these two weeks: After Cloudflare initially expressed doubt that the bug can really leak SSL private keys, they were […]
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Mike Small

IBM’s Software Defined Environment

08.04.2014 11:18

In IBM’s view the kinds of IT applications that organizations are creating is changing from internal facing systems to external facing systems.  IBM calls these kinds of systems “systems of record” and “systems of engagement” respectively.  The systems of record represent the traditional applications that ensure that the internal aspects of the business run smoothly […]
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Martin Kuppinger

Real world face recognition and where paper beats the smartphone

01.04.2014 15:45

A few days ago, I was I was travelling in a local train, together with a business partner, from my office in Germany to an event in another city. We both learned a lot about the real world challenges of face recognition. While I already had a 24-hour ticket for travelling in and around that […]
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Rob Newby

Why SDCI needs organizational change in IT

28.02.2014 15:57

My last post focused on the challenges and the potential of SDN (Software Defined Networking) and SDCI (Software Defined Computing Infrastructures) for improving Information Security. APIs are being used to control more devices from a central point, bringing agility to networks, virtual systems, storage, and other elements of the computing infrastructure that meet the demands […]
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Dave Kearns

New Newsletter Season to come: KC Analysts’ View

04.02.2014 12:21

It’s a new year, and there are some new changes coming to KuppingerCole, especially in the material that will come into your inbox. First, some background. After the past year or so we’ve been growing by leaps and bounds with new offices in Europe and the Asia-Pacific area as well as new analysts all over […]
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Joerg Resch

“Google Home Automation” – Do We Really Need This?

15.01.2014 19:42

It was recently reported that Google has bought Nest Labs, a manufacturer of home automation sensors and devices with, currently, two products: a digital thermostat and a Smoke + CO Alarm. Why is it, then, that somebody would spend 3.2 Billion USD for a company producing home appliances that have been around for ages from […]
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