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MongoDB Files for IPO
Scott Ferguson  
9/22/2017   1 comment
Database developer MongoDB is ready to the test the stock market with an IPO.
Cloud Migration: Never Easy
Scott Ferguson  
9/21/2017   1 comment
Whether it's moving infrastructure or workloads over to the cloud, the migration is never easy. However, a pair of studies show that enterprises are forging ahead.
Cloud Skills Shortage Costs Enterprises Millions
Scott Ferguson  
9/21/2017   Post a comment
A report by the London School of Economics and Rackspace finds that a lack of cloud skills is costing enterprises more than $250 million in missed revenue.
Pitney Bowes Gives Cloud, SaaS Stamp of Approval
Scott Ferguson  
9/20/2017   2 comments
At nearly 100 years old, Pitney Bowes is looking to transform itself through adopting the cloud, while delivering its traditional services through SaaS.
Workers Bracing for Sweeping Automation Changes
Scott Ferguson  
9/20/2017   3 comments
A study carried out by Market Cube and sponsored by Smartsheet finds that knowledge workers are aware of the changes automation may bring. While there's concern, there's also some enthusiasm.
Intel Offering Researchers Free Cloud, AI Resources
Scott Ferguson  
9/20/2017   1 comment
Intel is opening its Nervana DevCloud to about 200,000 researchers and scientists to help power AI innovation.
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.
Salesforce Updates Sales Cloud Einstein With Additional AI Features
Scott Ferguson  
9/19/2017   2 comments
On the one-year anniversary of Einstein, Salesforce is updating Sales Cloud with additional artificial intelligence features.
AWS: We Charge by the Second Now
Scott Ferguson  
9/19/2017   3 comments
Amazon Web Services is now charging customers by the second for some of its services. However, will it save them money?
Cisco, HPE, Dell EMC Fighting for Cloud Infrastructure Dominance
Scott Ferguson  
9/18/2017   Post a comment
A Synergy Research report finds spending on public and private cloud infrastructure continues to grow, with Cisco, HPE and Dell EMC all fighting for market share.
Oracle Latest Cloud Provider to Jump on Kubernetes
Scott Ferguson  
9/14/2017   Post a comment
By joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Oracle is the last cloud provider to get on the Kubernetes bandwagon.
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.
AWS, Azure Dominating Multi-Cloud Expansion – Study
Scott Ferguson  
9/13/2017   1 comment
A study of nearly 700 IT professionals finds that multi-cloud strategies are finding a home in the enterprise, with Azure and AWS increasing in popularity.
IBM, VMware Double Down on Cloud Partnership
Scott Ferguson  
9/12/2017   3 comments
At VMWorld in Europe, IBM plans to offer a more VMware services and capabilities through its public cloud.
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.
Cloudera Acquires AI Startup Fast Forward Labs
Scott Ferguson  
9/8/2017   4 comments
Coming off its IPO earlier this year, Cloudera is making its first acquisition.
John Deere Is a Machine Learning Company Now
Scott Ferguson  
9/8/2017   6 comments
With its $305 million acquisition of machine learning company Blue River Technology, John Deere is getting deeper into the cutting edge.
Dell Posts Q2 Loss, Signs Massive Deal With GE
Scott Ferguson  
9/7/2017   5 comments
On the one-year anniversary of its EMC deal, Dell posted its second-quarter financial results and signed a deal with GE to supply the company with IT infrastructure.
Oracle Layoffs Target Sun Division – Reports
Scott Ferguson  
9/7/2017   1 comment
After announcing it would hire 5,000 cloud professionals, Oracle is reportedly laying off employees within its Sun Microsystems division.
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.
Appian CEO Sees Low-Code as Digital Transformation Key
Scott Ferguson  
9/6/2017   1 comment
Fresh off its IPO earlier this year, Appian is looking to make low-code mainstream and part of the digital transformation process. Matt Calkins, co-founder and CEO, is leading the way.
Las Vegas: Can Sin City Win Smart City Bet?
Scott Ferguson  
9/5/2017   7 comments
Las Vegas is primed for a technology revolution, says CIO Michael Sherwood. Can Sin City transform itself into a smart city?
Oracle Adds Machine Learning, AI to IoT Cloud
Scott Ferguson  
8/31/2017   6 comments
Oracle is adding a level of automation to its IoT portfolio with the addition of machine learning and AI.
OpenStack 'Pike' Release Emphasizes Ease-of-Use
Scott Ferguson  
8/31/2017   1 comment
The 16th version of OpenStack is called 'Pike' and the release looks to simplify the deployment of the private cloud platform.
Is Target Looking to Cut Ties With AWS?
Scott Ferguson  
8/30/2017   12 comments
With Amazon closing on its Whole Foods acquisition, Target is reportedly looking to move away from AWS for cloud support.
Salesforce Using AI, Natural Language to Search Databases
Scott Ferguson  
8/29/2017   15 comments
Salesforce's Seq2SQL will allow businesses to use natural language and AI to search relational databases such as SQL.
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.
Cloud Computing: What Lies Ahead for the Rest of 2017
Scott Ferguson  
8/29/2017   2 comments
A free webinar from Enterprise Cloud News looks at where the cloud is headed for the rest of 2017.
Oracle Hiring 5,000 Cloud Pros in US
Scott Ferguson  
8/28/2017   7 comments
After being dogged by layoff rumors, Oracle is looking to hire 5,000 cloud professionals in the US.
VMware's Cloud Momentum Continues Through Q2
Scott Ferguson  
8/24/2017   3 comments
VMware's second-quarter earnings reflect the company's continued transformation into a significant cloud player.
Cloud, Digital Transformation Fueling Open Source Job Market
Scott Ferguson  
8/24/2017   4 comments
A new report from the Linux Foundation and Dice shows companies are looking to hire more IT admins with open source skills to support various cloud plans and digital transformation projects.
Google Offering Tiered Networking for Cloud Customers
Scott Ferguson  
8/23/2017   1 comment
Google will now offer standard and premier networking options for its cloud customers.
Microsoft's 'Project Brainwave' Details Ambitious AI Plans
Scott Ferguson  
8/23/2017   7 comments
'Project Brainwave' is a deep-learning acceleration platform that Microsoft is developing and will deliver through its Azure public cloud.
Microsoft, Red Hat Expand Partnership to Include Containers
Scott Ferguson  
8/22/2017   1 comment
An agreement between Microsoft and Red Hat will allow Windows Server containers to run natively on several different Red Hat platforms.
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.
Cisco Acquiring SpringPath for $320M
Scott Ferguson  
8/21/2017   3 comments
After partnering for several years, Cisco is acquiring SpringPath for $320 million to boost its hyperconverged portfolio for enterprise data centers.
Cloud Pushing SD-WAN Market to $1.6B by 2021 – Report
Scott Ferguson  
8/18/2017   3 comments
A report suggests the rush to cloud computing could make the SD-WAN market worth $1.6 billion by 2021.
Alibaba Cloud Snags 1M Paying Customers
Scott Ferguson  
8/17/2017   3 comments
Despite losses in its cloud division, Alibaba now boasts over 1 million paying customers.
Cisco Revenue Decline Continues Into Q4
Scott Ferguson  
8/16/2017   5 comments
Despite in-line financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter of 2017, Cisco revenue declines continued as it looks to embrace the cloud, security and its 'network intuitive' platform.
DevOps, Cloud Changing the Security Market – Report
Scott Ferguson  
8/16/2017   2 comments
The emergence of public cloud, SaaS and DevOps is changing the way IT purchases security for the enterprise, according to Gartner.
Microsoft Buying Cloud Orchestration Expert Cycle Computing
Scott Ferguson  
8/15/2017   3 comments
Microsoft is adding a layer of cloud orchestration to its Azure cloud with the acquisition of Cycle Computing.
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.
AWS Snags Hulu, FICO as Cloud Customers
Scott Ferguson  
8/14/2017   10 comments
In addition to picking up Hulu and FICO has customers, AWS also announced some updates for its public cloud platform at its Summit in New York City.
Oracle Bringing More Database Services to the Cloud
Scott Ferguson  
8/14/2017   1 comment
Oracle plans to offer its Exadata Cloud as part of the company's next-generation infrastructure.
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 Skills in Demand: Analytics, Big Data, Security
Scott Ferguson  
8/9/2017   6 comments
A study conducted by Ubuntu maker Canonical finds that the IoT market needs skilled workers, especially ones with knowledge of big data, analytics and security.
Washington State DoT Builds Its Cloud One Blade at a Time
Scott Ferguson  
8/8/2017   3 comments
Washington State's Department of Transportation is building out its private cloud infrastructure. It might be slow but the results are worth it.
IBM Software Helps Speed Up Deep Learning
Scott Ferguson  
8/8/2017   4 comments
IBM Research is looking to speed up deep learning across multiple servers and GPUs with new software that uses APIs to hook into a number of open source frameworks.
HPE Sets Date for Software Spinoff
Scott Ferguson  
8/4/2017   5 comments
HPE will officially spin off its software division on August 21 into a new company called SeattleSpin Co., which will then become a subsidiary of Micro Focus.
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