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To stay relevant in today’s gaming market, Microsoft has designed its new console to extend the Xbox franchise beyond gaming to encompass virtually every other type of entertainment content and service in the living room. By tapping into other revenue sources, the company hopes to shorten the ROI window compared to previous game consoles’ and ensure that the Xbox One has a viable life beyond the point where mobile and cloud-based gaming eclipses fixed consoles. Read more at Gigaom Research »

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Enterprises can achieve much by focusing on a business-driven, ROI-focused approach to BYOD strategies. Every mobility project varies in the amount of ROI delivered and how each organization (whether enterprise or government) measures the net savings, new opportunities, or operational efficiencies. This report looks at seven real examples from enterprises that are benefiting from a positive ROI. Read more at Gigaom Research »

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We’re close to the second half of 2013, and the news (besides the stock market) has been largely disappointing for traditional IT spending. We’re still looking for an inflection point that will invigorate overall spending, but the news is spotty with some fundamental drags that are likely to impede moving the meter much this year. Like 2012, 2013 looks like another transitional year to the next wave of IT value that we won’t be seeing in earnest until 2014 at the earliest. Read more at Gigaom Research »

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What can we expect the IoT landscape to look like, and how will its impact be felt? And is the attention being given by governments, manufacturers, and industry players merited, or is this just a fad? In this paper we look at the trends leading the growth of the internet of things, its components, and its characteristics. We examine the scale of the different opportunities and early examples of use cases. Finally, we look at potential inhibitors to adoption and potential challenges, notably around security, privacy, and system failure. Read more at Gigaom Research »

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Cyber threats are now a critical issue affecting the national security of nation countries worldwide. At the same time, the IT world is witnessing a wave of new innovation, and there are numerous business opportunities for technologies built around the emerging market sectors of mobile and cloud computing. These technologies and the companies creating with them will form the future of cloud security over the next several years. Read more at Gigaom Research »

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Today, functioning networks hide many faults. Software-defined networking (SDN) offers network operators a solution for poor traffic visibility and clumsy operational systems. A network actively, reactively, and proactively defined by software is far more ready than one constructed of static devices, connections, and configurations. Read more at Gigaom Research »

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The key building blocks of a modern IT organization include a highly flexible infrastructure, an automated software delivery life cycle, and a devops-driven IT organization. This report focuses in particular on OpenStack as an underlying cloud platform to support this new type of organization. It defines the continuous delivery approach, addresses the benefits as well as disadvantages of OpenStack, and, finally, discusses the role of devops. Read more at Gigaom Research »

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On Tuesday, May 21, Microsoft raised the curtain on its first new gaming console in nearly seven years: the Xbox One. In order to better understand how the Xbox One is being received by the larger tech community, we surveyed GigaOM’s own readership on the new offering. So which new feature of the Xbox One was chosen to have the biggest impact? Read this analysis to find out. Read more at Gigaom Research »

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In the tsunami of experimentation, investment, and deployment of systems that analyze big data, vendors have seemingly been trying approaches at two extremes—either embracing the Hadoop ecosystem or building increasingly sophisticated query capabilities into database management system (DBMS) engines.For some use cases, there appears to be room for a third approach that lies between the extremes and borrows from the best of each. Read more at Gigaom Research »

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For online media companies, social platforms like Facebook and Twitter bring many opportunities as well as risks. An intelligent and proactive social media strategy can expand a brand’s reach. But the more heavily a media company relies upon a social media platform the more it relinquishes control over the customer experience. Read more at Gigaom Research »

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Although there has been a focus on energy efficiency in commercial buildings for some years, the BEMS market can still be considered nascent. The landscape of new entrants, new technologies, and new methodologies is expanding rapidly, and even well-established market leaders are finding new ways to present and market their businesses. Read more at Gigaom Research »

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With the continued miniaturization of technology, the rise of flexible software frameworks, and the growing interest in technologies such as biomonitoring and location-based services, the smart watch is fast becoming technology’s next big thing. We asked GigaOM readers to weigh in on the future of the device. Here are the results. Read more at Gigaom Research »

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