Topic: cisco

Cisco puts PNDA on GitHub, Android Nougat changes for CAs, and Rust 1.10 released—SD Times news digest: July 8, 2016

Cisco’s open-source platform for network data analytics for Big Data called PNDA is now available on GitHub. Developers can find the source-code repositories and sub-projects for it. PNDA aggregates data like logs, metrics and network telemetry, and the goal of this platform is to remove the complexity of combining technologies into an end-to-end solution. The … continue reading

HTC launches VR Venture Capital Alliance, Nokia launches mobile network analytics solution, and Red Hat announces OpenJDK 8 for Windows—SD Times news digest: June 30, 2016

HTC announced the VR Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA), a US$10 billion initiative that will put investments into long-term growth in the virtual reality industry. The VRVCA is made up of 30 virtual reality investors from all over the world. They believe that virtual reality is a “transformative technology that will revolutionize entire industries, one that … continue reading

Google’s AlphaGo to take on the world’s best Go player, Apache Flink 1.0, and Windows 10 Mobile rollout—SD Times news digest: March 8, 2016

Google’s artificial intelligence system from Google’s DeepMind unit will try to beat the very top player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go, starting tomorrow. The contest will be livestreamed on DeepMind’s YouTube channel. The five matches can be watched on March 8, 9, 11, 12 and 14. Starting at 8 pm Pacific Time, … continue reading

Salesforce enters Internet of Things market

While Salesforce.com has spent years advocating for closer and tighter customer interactions, it was the 1-to-1 ratio that was highlighted primarily at Dreamforce this week. That 1-to-1 interaction of individual customer and individual employee was presented as the essential experience for the future of software. “Salesforce is turning the Internet of Things into the Internet … continue reading

RSA conference highlights changing threats

Software developers still reeling from the constant security failures throughout the open-source stack in 2014 can take at least some comfort from the proceedings at this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco. Most of the solutions, talks and products discussed at the show are not focused on the developer-induced security flaws that caused such a … continue reading

Google’s ClientLogin shutdown, ONF’s open-source development repository, Xbox One app development—SD Times news digest: Feb. 18, 2015

Google wants to remind developers that they have until April 20 to migrate to newer Google Data APIs. The ClientLogin shutdown date is scheduled for that date, and all apps that rely on it will stop working. The company recommended developers switch to OAuth 2.0 to minimize user disruption. “Password-only authentication has several well-known shortcomings, … continue reading

Mobile data traffic expected to grow 10x by 2019, Cisco says

The number of mobile devices is increasing everyday, with new wearables, smartphones and tablets constantly coming to the market. By 2019, mobile data traffic will grow nearly tenfold, according to a report, “Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2014–2019,” from Cisco. “The ongoing adoption of more powerful mobile devices and wider deployments of emerging M2M … continue reading

EFF wants to make HTTPS the default protocol

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, along with a coalition of tech companies, organizations and researchers, have announced Let’s Encrypt: a new certificate authority (CA) initiative to implement the HTTPS encryption and communications protocol across the entire Web. Let’s Encrypt, which is also backed by Akamai, Cisco, IdenTrust, Mozilla and University of Michigan researchers, is intended as … continue reading

Cisco opens DevNet portal

Cisco has unveiled DevNet, its online portal for developers looking to work with Cisco products. In a blog entry discussing a software-intense future, Susie Wee, Cisco’s vice president and CTO of networked experience, wrote that Cisco would be making resources available to developers worldwide through the DevNet site. Already, DevNet hosts forums and information on … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Mobile data traffic to skyrocket by 2018

Cisco predicts mobile data traffic will increase by 11x in the next four years … continue reading

Letters to the Editor: Carriers share the blame for mobile data

APM, Cisco routers, REST and SpaceChem are also addressed by our readers … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Undesirable consequences of automatic firmware updates

Changes to Cisco’s terms of service means the company can cut your router off, or access your computer without your knowledge … continue reading

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