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IBM & Maersk Set Sail With Blockchain
Mitch Wagner  
1/22/2018   Post a comment
The two companies are forming a joint venture to use blockchain to streamline international shipping.
Amazon Taps 20 Locations as Finalists for Second Headquarters
Mitch Wagner  
1/18/2018   12 comments
Amazon says its second headquarters will bring tens of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue to the lucky location selected, but skeptics worry that governments will give tax breaks and other incentives that negate the benefit to citizens.
Cisco Ex-Boss John Chambers Launches VC Firm & Praises Eating Insects
Mitch Wagner  
1/18/2018   5 comments
The former Cisco CEO and chairman has launched a VC firm with investments including Internet of Things, customer experience and this is where the bugs come in agritech.
Market Incentives Stacked Against Network Security US Government Report
Mitch Wagner  
1/9/2018   4 comments
Market incentives motivate companies to minimize cost and time to market rather than build for security. That needs to change, according to a draft report from the US departments of Commerce and Homeland Security.
Smart Cities, IoT Pave Way for Cashless Society
News & Analysis  
12/27/2017   28 comments
A combination of IoT technologies, cloud computing and analytics is helping smart cities create a cashless society. It's also creating new opportunities for businesses.
Ex-Google Boss Eric Schmidt Exits as Alphabet Executive Chairman
Mitch Wagner  
12/21/2017   8 comments
Eric Schmidt is stepping down as executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet, continuing on as a technical advisor.
IBM Q Network Opens Up Quantum Computing to Researchers, Businesses
Scott Ferguson  
12/15/2017   1 comment
IBM's newly announced Q Network will give businesses, government agencies and research universities access to Big Blue's 20 qubit quantum computing system.
White House Report Calls for Greater Federal Cloud Adoption
Scott Ferguson  
12/14/2017   2 comments
The Trump Administration is looking to revamp the IT infrastructure of the federal government, and the White House is now planning to rely more on cloud computing.
AWS Opens Second Cloud Region in China
Scott Ferguson  
12/12/2017   2 comments
Amazon Web Services is opening its second cloud region in China in partnership with Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology.
Cisco Study Finds an IoT Data Paradox
Scott Ferguson  
12/12/2017   3 comments
A Cisco study finds that people like Internet of Things devices, but they don't trust companies with all that data.
HPE & Stephen Hawking Will Explore the Cosmos With Superdome Flex
Scott Ferguson  
11/29/2017   7 comments
At its Discover show, HPE unveiled a collaboration with Stephen Hawking's COSMOS Research Group to use the company's Superdome Flex in-memory system to explore issues of space and time.
Amazon Selling Part of Its China Cloud Business for $300M
Scott Ferguson  
11/14/2017   4 comments
Amazon is selling off part of its cloud business in China for about $300 million to a local company to comply with the country's regulations. However, Amazon still plans to compete overseas.
Cisco Creates $1B Financing Program for Smart Cities
Scott Ferguson  
11/14/2017   4 comments
Cisco is looking to delve further into smart cities and IoT technologies with a $1 billion financing program for those communities looking to make investments.
China Overtakes US in Latest Top 500 Supercomputer List
Scott Ferguson  
11/13/2017   4 comments
The release of the semiannual Top 500 Supercomputer List this week shows China increasing its share, while the US tumbles to second.
Microsoft, Cray Bringing Supercomputer Power to Azure
Scott Ferguson  
10/23/2017   Post a comment
Microsoft is looking to bring Cray's supercomputing abilities to its Azure public cloud to assist with scientific research and other developments including AI and analytics.
What's Blockchain Good For?
Mitch Wagner  
10/13/2017   15 comments
Sure, blockchain is over-hyped. But don't let that distract you from its practical value.
VMware European Chief: GDPR Fueling Cloud, Security Adoption
News & Analysis  
10/9/2017   Post a comment
As the new GDPR privacy and data rules loom in the European Union, VMware sees cloud and security adoption increasing.
Oracle's Ellison: 'We Are Losing the Cyberwar'
Mitch Wagner  
10/4/2017   4 comments
Oracle's feisty co-founder says automation is required to fight off cyber attacks, and fortunately Oracle has just the tool to do it.
L3 Tech Looks to Make Up Lost Cloud Time
Mitch Wagner  
9/27/2017   2 comments
Defense and aerospace company L3 Technologies is looking to aggressively adopt the cloud, following regulatory prohibitions lifting last year.
Dell EMC: $1B Air Force Cloud Project Is Just the Beginning
Mitch Wagner  
9/21/2017   5 comments
Today public cloud, tomorrow hybrid cloud? Dell EMC provides some detail on the Air Force's big cloud move.
US Air Force Awards $1B Cloud Contract
Mitch Wagner  
9/20/2017   2 comments
Dell EMC, General Dynamics and Microsoft recruited for five-year IT transformation for up to 776,000 users.
IBM, Microsoft Rank in Blockchain Survey
Scott Ferguson  
9/19/2017   1 comment
Juniper Research ranks IBM as the number one supplier of blockchain, with Microsoft following in second place.
Microsoft Azure 'Confidential Computing' Secures Data In Use
Mitch Wagner  
9/15/2017   3 comments
Developed in collaboration with Intel, 'Azure confidential computing' protects data from malicious insiders, hackers and malware, and third parties accessing without consent, according to Microsoft.
Blockchain Alternative Swirlds Raises $3M in Seed Funding
Scott Ferguson  
9/14/2017   Post a comment
Swirlds is looking to build an alternative to blockchain and now it has $3 million in funding to promote its hashgraph distributed consensus platform.
Rackspace Acquiring Datapipe in Multi-Cloud Managed Services Play
Scott Ferguson  
9/11/2017   2 comments
Rackspace is acquiring Datapipe to increase its multi-cloud management, managed services and colocation presence. The combined company will have revenues of $2.4 billion and 6,700 employees.
Cisco Exec Faced 'Terrifying' Deportation as Undocumented Immigrant
Mitch Wagner  
9/8/2017   7 comments
Rowan Trollope, currently a Cisco senior vice president, was nearly deported from the US as a teenager after his mother, 'a free spirit,' neglected to get visas for herself and her children when she immigrated to the US.
IBM, US Army Ink $135M Cloud Deal
Scott Ferguson  
9/6/2017   2 comments
IBM has signed a deal to provide cloud services and other tech support for the US Army's Logistics Support Activity group over the next 33 months.
Las Vegas: Can Sin City Win Smart City Bet?
Scott Ferguson  
9/5/2017   8 comments
Las Vegas is primed for a technology revolution, says CIO Michael Sherwood. Can Sin City transform itself into a smart city?
Cloud Security Will Hit $12B by 2024 Report
Scott Ferguson  
8/29/2017   4 comments
A new industry survey from Hexa Research finds that the market for cloud security is expected to grow from about $1.4 billion in 2016 to more than $12 billion by 2024.
IBM, Partners Using Blockchain to Protect Food Supply
Scott Ferguson  
8/22/2017   4 comments
IBM and a consortium of major retail and distribution vendors are planning to use blockchain technology to better monitor and secure the global supply chain for food.
Rackspace Wants to Encrypt Customer Data in the Cloud
Scott Ferguson  
8/15/2017   2 comments
Rackspace is expanding its managed security service with encryption.
HPE Blasting Spaceborne Supercomputer Into Space
Scott Ferguson  
8/11/2017   5 comments
When Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon rocket takes off later this month to the ISS, it will be equipped with an HPE supercomputer dubbed Spaceborne.
Sony, IBM Bringing Blockchain to Education
Scott Ferguson  
8/10/2017   4 comments
Sony is using IBM's blockchain to bring the technology to the education sector.
IoT Security Raises Concerns for US Senators
Scott Ferguson  
8/3/2017   9 comments
With the Internet of Things continuing to grow, a group of US senators is looking to get a better handle on the security of connected devices.
Apple Defends China VPN Ban
Mitch Wagner  
8/2/2017   3 comments
Apple banned unlicensed VPN apps from its Chinese App Store in compliance with local law, as it does in all countries it does business in, CEO Tim Cook said Tuesday.
Apple Responds to Trump, Touts 2M US Jobs
Mitch Wagner  
8/1/2017   9 comments
While President Donald Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook promised to build three manufacturing plants in the US, Cook claims Apple has created 2 million jobs.
Healthcare Heads to the Cloud
Scott Ferguson  
8/1/2017   6 comments
Healthcare is embracing cloud computing almost as fast as traditional enterprises. Why this sudden acceptance of technology? ECN went looking for answers.
Arista Switch Ban Stays in Place for Now
Scott Ferguson  
7/21/2017   9 comments
The International Trade Commission has ruled that a ban against Arista's networking switches will stay in place for now.
IBM Brings Big Iron to the Big Cloud
Scott Ferguson  
7/17/2017   6 comments
IBM's new z14 mainframe emphasizes cloud and encryption.
Arista Barred From Importing Switches to US
Scott Ferguson  
7/6/2017   7 comments
Arista's years-long fight with Cisco over patent infringement took another turn this week as the company announced it would not import some of switching products into the US to comply with an ITC ruling.
IBM Targets Data Governance as Europe Eyes More Privacy
Scott Ferguson  
6/22/2017   11 comments
With new European Union regulations looming, IBM is looking to contribute more to Apache Atlas, as well as expand its commercial data governance and compliance offerings.
Microsoft, Accenture Building Blockchain Digital IDs for 1.1B People
Scott Ferguson  
6/20/2017   3 comments
Accenture and Microsoft are planning to use blockchain to create digital identification for more than 1 billion people as part of the UN's ID2020 program.
US Loses Top Slots in Supercomputing Rankings
Scott Ferguson  
6/19/2017   1 comment
For only the second time in 24 years, the United States does not have a supercomputer in one of the top three spots on the Top 500 list. China, however, remains dominant.
US Energy Department Aims for Exascale
Scott Ferguson  
6/19/2017   1 comment
The US Energy Department is doling out millions in grants to six tech companies to build an exascale supercomputer, and to better compete with China in the HPC market.
Blockchain to Blow Up Startup Investing
Mitch Wagner  
5/31/2017   5 comments
Blockchain has the potential to disrupt the way startups get funded, according to a couple of Silicon Valley investors.
Forcepoint Takes Cloud Security Beyond the Perimeter
News & Analysis  
5/24/2017   5 comments
Uses analytics to find individuals – and malware masquerading as individuals – that threaten the organization.
Cloud Drives Infosys Plan to Bring 10K Jobs To US
News & Analysis  
5/3/2017   3 comments
In the face of criticism from President Donald Trump that Infosys and other outsourcing firms are taking jobs from Americans, Infosys plans to open four tech and innovation hubs in the US, starting in Indiana.
Trump Administration Targets H-1B Visa Fraud
Scott Ferguson  
4/3/2017   2 comments
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services, along with the Justice Department, have issued new warnings for companies looking to use the H-1B visa program to hire foreign workers this year.
Vault 7, Yahoo Hack Cast Doubt on Cloud Security
News & Analysis  
3/30/2017   4 comments
The recent Wikileaks Vault 7 documents, combined with the massive scale of the hacks at Yahoo, are raising concerns about how secure enterprise is in the cloud.
Trump, Taxes & What It Means for Cloud
News & Analysis  
3/28/2017   4 comments
The new Trump administration is looking to change tax policy, and that could change what enterprises spend on cloud computing. Here's what you need to know.
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