The same factors that make cloud computing simple for clients to use can also open up cloud-based platforms to attackers, so providers must get creative in shutting down suspicious users, Robert Lemos writes. Building security into your architecture, investing in log management and focusing on scalability can bring about security improvements.
MRI scans of children's brains could offer the equivalent of growth charts in identifying developmental delays or areas of concern, which in turn could create opportunities for early treatment. "It's a way to understand individual differences and make predictions about an individual's neurologic and psychological health," Dr. Bradley Schlaggar said.
ARM's Cortex-A15 MPCore processor is to mobile devices what Intel's Pentium processor was to PCs, Om Malik writes. Thanks to this revolutionary architecture, he writes, "Don't be surprised that by 2012 our tablets and smart phones on average [may] be about five times as powerful, with no detrimental impact on power consumption."
SAP co-chief executive Bill McDermott said he is hoping that Oracle's hiring of former Hewlett-Packard head Mark Hurd indicates Oracle's shift toward hardware, away from SAP's core turf of enterprise software.