Salesforce Q3 Beats Expectations: $788M Revenue, 33 Cents Non-GAAP EPSview story

http://techcrunch.com – Salesforce.com this afternoon posted its financial results for the third quarter of 2012, and the enterprise cloud computing giant’s report bested Wall Street estimates at both the top and bottom lines. Salesforce reported Q3 revenue of $788 million, up 35 percent year-over year and up 7.6 percent from the second quarter of 2012. (IT news)

2013 IT Checklist: Top 5 Must-Have Skillsetsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Well I can’t believe it but ThanksHanuChristmas is upon us. It seems like just yesterday I was BBQing in the yard and lazing by the pool. Well, with three kids, it isn’t really lazing … more like dunking and throwing. (IT news)

Globalscape Dashboard Combines Big Data, Security and BAview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Storing, securing and maintaining enterprise data is hard enough. But what about actually monitoring where that data is going and how fast it’s moving? That may seem like a luxury for IT admins already stretched thin, but in a new solution introduced by Globalscape, it’s possible. (IT news)

Facebook Open Sources Corona Hadoop Big Data Frameworkview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), which laid the groundwork for the immensely popular, open source, distributed computing framework known as MapReduce, has already made its mark in the Big Data channel. But Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), which a few days ago open sourced its own alternative to MapReduce, is vying to secure its place in the evolution of Big Data technology as well. (IT news)

Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” RC released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” RC. Linux Mint 14 Nadia For the first time since Linux Mint 11, the development team was able to capitalize on upstream technology which works and fits its goals. After 6 months of incremental development, Linux Mint 14 features an impressive list of improvements, increased stability and a refined desktop experience. (Distributions)

Talend Releases New Big Data Featuresview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Talend, the open source Big Data vendor, continued its campaign to “democratize Big Data” with the release of an updated version of its flagship data management products. (IT news)

Pentaho Adds Mobile and Real Time Analysis Featuresview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – If Pentaho, the open source business analytics vendor, has its way, the worlds of Big Data, mobile computing and real time information analysis are set to merge. At least, that’s what the latest enhancements to the company’s analytics platform promise. (IT news)

Raspberry Pi Gets RISC OS, A 25-Year-Old System Made By The Wizards Of ARMview story

http://techcrunch.com – In 1987, as the first reduced instruction set computing (RISC) ARM chips hit the scene, programmers at Acorn Computers created RISC OS, a simple, ‘co-operatively multi-tasked’ OS designed for small computing environments. While it’s no Linux, it’s still a great way to get to know RISC computing and, more important, it boots fast and has a working GUI. (IT news)

Open Source Ubuntu OS Makes Strides in Emerging Marketsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – If you live in Europe or the United States, it might be hard to believe that Linux is still a serious contender on desktop PCs. But it is, at least in emerging markets. That’s according to recent comments from Canonical VP of Sales and Business Development Chris Kenyon, who claimed that Ubuntu will ship on 9 percent of PCs worldwide by 2014. (IT news)

EMC and Carmine’s Las Vegas: It’s A Date (I’ll Buy)view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – The VAR Guy, Nine Lives’ Kim Daniels and EMC‘s Michelle De Hertogh had dinner last night. The big topics of discussion: Storage? Cloud Computing? Sorry, the conversation was off the record. Except for this juicy tidbit: Carmine’s, New York City’s legendary family style restaurant, will open in Las Vegas in Winter 2013. The VAR Guy is a fan. De Hertogh is a fan. (IT news)