While web companies are building massive-scale data warehouses on top of Hadoop and analyzing data in every manner under the sun, Lockheed Martin is trying to help its government systems embrace a new world without breaking their mainframes.
The week in cloud: Government agencies are moving to cloud under the federal cloud-first initiative, but the pace is slooooow. So what else is new?
D-Wave Systems just got more validation for the machines it bills as quantum computers, with researchers saying one processor’s operations are consistent with quantum annealing.
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin is using a quantum computer to develop new radar and aircraft systems, the New York Times reports. The use cases show commercial adoption is getting closer.
My organization, The Carbon War Room, has put together a consortium to tackle, as was reported this week: “one of the nation’s biggest energy problems — waste in older buildings — without new money from Washington.”
This week, the Open Data Center Alliance released its first deliverables to the world, with the aim to make it easier to compare and contrast commercial solutions and increase technical interoperability between clouds. But to reach new standards, the alliance must overcome significant challenges.
One of the issues with many of the popular enterprise social networking apps is the loss of control. Commercially-sensitive information being being stored on someone else’s servers tends to make corporate IT nervous. How about a self-hosted, open-source solution instead?
Will demand response move to the cloud? Lockheed Martin is linking demand response with a cloud-based smart meter platform for cooperative utilities, and EnerNOC is turning to Salesforce.com for smart grid-customer interaction.
Johnson Controls is buying up Campbell, Calif.-based EnergyConnect, one of the more interesting behind-the-scenes players in demand response software for the customer as well as the utility.
Facebook has been called out by Greenpeace for not doing enough to promote renewable energy, so what is the company going to do with this public relations dilemma? Launching its own Facebook page and joining groups to demonstrate its green cred, of course.