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An IBM team of scientists used a luminescent polymer to demonstrate the concept of Bose-Einstein condensation, which the company says could lead to advances in building quantum computers. Researchers aim to develop a computing system that makes use of optoelectronic architecture to process big data 50 times faster than existing technology, IBM said Tuesday. During an experiment, polymer film-light interaction formed bosons that IBM scientists believe can be used to create optically interconnected supercomputers. "It's really a beautiful example of quantum mechanics where one can directly see the quantum world on a macroscopic scale," said Thilo Stoferle, a physicist with IBM Research. IBM says the discovery may enable high-performance analytics in areas such as  business intelligence, financial modeling, grid management and weather forecasting. The research appea... (more)

Cisco: 'Internet of Everything' Worth Up to $613B

Cisco says the "Internet of Everything" could bring in at least $613 billion in profits for private companies worldwide in 2013 if businesses optimize networks that connect people, data, process and things. The IoE Value Index studied 7,500 enterprises and information technology personnel in 12 countries to  Cisco said Wednesday. Firms that adjust their strategies to take advantage of IoE could generate an additional $544 billion, Cisco said. "The Internet of Everything has the potential to significantly reshape our economy and transform key industries,” said Rob Lloyd, Cisco's pr... (more)

Colin Mahony: HP Works to Make Data Transitions More 'Hadoop-Like'

In an interview published on IT-Director.com, HP Vertica General Manager Colin Mahony speaks with Dana Gardner on how he is working to guide Vertica's analytics platform nearly two years after HP closed its acquisition of the business. Mahony updated the website on how the business aims to help its customers make the appropriate trade-offs as they seek to achieve performance or analytics functionality for performance. He pointed to the promise of Hadoop, a distributed file system he says can rudimentary analytics and transform processed data without requiring the user to develo... (more)

Report: Big Data Market Poised for Continued Growth

A MarketsandMarkets report forecasts that use of big data technology will have an annual growth rate of 25.52 percent and its global market value will potentially reach $14.87 billion by 2018. The report categorizes the big data market by products and services, regions and vertical sectors as well as analyzes market drivers and restraints, MarketsandMarkets said Wednesday. Needs such as business process upgrades, the rise of unstructured data sources and the demand for predictive analytics are among the factors the firm expects to fuel growth for the market. MarketsandMarkets sa... (more)

ICE Drops Blackberry for iPhone

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement started to provide its employees up to 17,000 iPhones for work and personal use as the agency moves to replace its Blackberry devices. ICE selected the iPhone after evaluating other types of smartphones such as Android devices and analyzing Blackberry maker Resarch in Motion's business model and innovation rate, GovExec reports. Mobile security company Good Technology is helping ICE roll out the iPhones after previously helping the Department of Homeland Security protect its technology, data and applications from unauthorized people such a... (more)