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Apple Stops Taking Businesses for Granted
News Analysis | 7/31/2018

After a long history of treating business users with benign neglect, Apple is touting enterprise customers and partnerships as strategic to delivering record-setting third-quarter results.

Is GE Selling Its Digital Business?
News Analysis | 7/31/2018

GE is now looking to sell off pieces of its industrial Internet of Things business, after trying to build it into a top-10 software company, according to reports.

IBM & Google Launch 'Istio' Cloud Software, but Amazon & Microsoft Skip the Party
News Analysis | 7/31/2018

Istio, an open platform for connecting, managing and securing Kubernetes microservices, hits version 1.0 on Tuesday. But can it fly without Amazon and Microsoft?

Equinix Grows as Enterprise Strategy Takes Hold
News Analysis | 7/31/2018

By making more cloud/IT resources available in its IBXs, Equinix is moving well beyond data center and interconnection to play a strategic role for large enterprises in the hybrid cloud space.

Google Pushes Enterprise Strategy Beyond the Cloud
News Analysis | 7/30/2018

With recent initiatives in Internet of Things and on-premises software, as well as its open source, AI and security strengths, Google Cloud Platform is finding its place in a hot market.

Google Cloud Next in Photos, With Gorgeous Giraffe Footwear
Slide Shows | 7/27/2018

Executives in whimsical footwear and oversized gadgets of balls and tubes were side-by-side with the latest open source, AI, IoT and hybrid cloud technology at Google's annual cloud conference.

Google Builds Bridge With Microsoft in GitHub Partnership
News Analysis | 7/26/2018

Google and GitHub are collaborating on Google's new platform for Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), in advance of GitHub's pending acquisition by Google competitor Microsoft.

Google's Hölzle: Take Your Time With Cloud Migration – We Won't Rush You
News Analysis | 7/26/2018

Enterprises can move to the cloud at their own pace with Google's new Cloud Services Platform and GKE On-Prem software, says Urs Hölzle, Google's senior vice president for technical infrastructure.

Google: Security vs. Convenience – You Don't Have to Choose
News Analysis | 7/25/2018

Google is introducing a physical hardware key to provide platform access for high-priority end users, as well as protections for G Suite and virtualized and containerized apps.

Google Debuts Processor Boosting AI for IoT
News Analysis | 7/25/2018

Google is extending AI to the IoT edge and connected devices, including a new Edge TPU chip to run TensorFlow machine learning on IoT devices.

The Great Edge Computing Land Grab
News Analysis | 7/25/2018

Schneider Electric, a major supplier to everyone in the data center space, sees a rush to identify and build out edge data centers that sit between the cell tower and a CO or regional data center.

Google Brings the G Suite Heat
News Analysis | 7/25/2018

Google adds enterprise appeal to G Suite, including a new Gmail user interface, enhanced enterprise search, enterprise capabilities for Google Voice, and standalone licensing for Google Drive.

Google G Suite AI Talks With Your Colleagues So You Don't Have To
News Analysis | 7/24/2018

Google is adding Smart Reply to Google Hangouts, Smart Compose for autocompleting email and grammar suggestions to Google Docs.

Google Launches Cloud Services Platform, a Toolkit for Kubernetes & Serverless Apps
News Analysis | 7/24/2018

Google is integrating disparate open source software into a single platform to make it easier for enterprises to deploy, manage and secure applications across the public and on-premises clouds.

Google Debuts On-Prem Kubernetes Server
News Analysis | 7/24/2018

Google is taking its cloud invasion deep into enterprise territory with server software that runs containerized apps on-premises.

Digital Realty: IBM Deal a Proximity Play
News Analysis | 7/24/2018

Getting high-value workloads such as analytics, AI and blockchain much closer to the business customer is increasingly becoming a priority.

Big Switch Brings 'As-a-Service' Networking On-Premises
News Analysis | 7/24/2018

Technology gives network operators the ability to rapidly deploy on-premises networks on demand, using the same tools they're now using in the public cloud, the vendor says.

Cato Builds Business Priorities Into SD-WAN
News Analysis | 7/23/2018

The SD-WAN provider, which brings its own global networking infrastructure, now allows network operators to prioritize traffic based on the identity of the user.

Infinera, Coriant Hear a $430M Siren Song of Synergy
News Analysis | 7/23/2018

Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.

New Effort Tries to Curb Edge Chaos
News Analysis | 7/20/2018

With a new report, a glossary and an open source effort, small group intends to better define what edge computing is and will become.

Microsoft Soars on Cloud Sales, Reports Record-Breaking $110B in Annual Revenue
News Analysis | 7/19/2018

Cloud and intelligent edge are paying off big for Microsoft, as revenue tops $110 billion for the first time ever.

AWS Summit 2018: Why Amazon Is the King of Cloud
LRTV Documentaries | 7/19/2018

All kinds of companies in telecom – such as AT&T and Verizon – and other vertical markets are moving to the cloud at different speeds and for different reasons. So why are so many of them using AWS?

Amazon: We're Not Selling Commercial Switches
News Analysis | 7/19/2018

Reports of Amazon getting into the white-box switch business are exaggerated. Oh well, that would have been fun.

IBM Rises to $20B in Revenue on Cloud Growth
News Analysis | 7/18/2018

IBM nailed a third consecutive quarter of revenue growth Wednesday, putting its five-year revenue decline farther behind it.

AWS Boosts 'Snowball' Edge Device & EC2
News Analysis | 7/17/2018

'Snowball' now lets users run cloud instances on premises in harsh locations such as factory floors. Meanwhile, Amazon's EC2 cloud computing instances get more powerful.

AWS Speeds Up Machine Learning & Deepens Natural Language Recognition
News Analysis | 7/17/2018

AWS wants to get machine learning out into the field faster, and improve natural language recognition for sentiment analysis and other applications.

Google Debuts Enterprise 'Grab and Go' for Chromebook Loaners
News Analysis | 7/17/2018

Like the name says: Enterprises can let employees in need of a loaner Chromebook just grab one and go.

Walmart Teams With Microsoft Against Common Amazon Enemy
News Analysis | 7/17/2018

Walmart tapped Microsoft for a five-year agreement to use the cloud, machine learning, AI and other technologies to transform retail, and help both companies take on Amazon.

Google Takes Transatlantic Cable for Solo Swim
News Analysis | 7/17/2018

The Dunant cable, a private cable exclusive to Google, will go live in late 2020 connecting Virginia Beach in the US to the French Atlantic coast.

Salesforce Acquires Datorama for Marketing Analytics – Reported Price $800M
News Analysis | 7/16/2018

Salesforce is beefing up its toolkit to help enterprises identify customers.

Startup Arrcus Wants White-Hot White Boxes
News Analysis | 7/16/2018

Startup Arrcus de-stealthed Monday, with a scalable operating system for white box switches targeted specifically at massively scalable infrastructure for service providers and hypercloud platforms.

Lowering the Barriers to Telco AI With Acumos
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/16/2018

The use of artificial intelligence by telcos is currently limited, but the Acumos AI Project looks set to make machine learning applications more easily created and readily available.

Will Amazon White Box Switches Take On Cisco, Juniper & Arista?
News Analysis | 7/13/2018

‘Alexa, please add a white box switch, no-show athletic socks and minty toothpaste to my shopping cart.’

Microsoft Whacks Slack With Free Teams Tier
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

The new version of Microsoft's group chat service is free for up to 300 users, turning up the heat on competitor Slack.

Viptela's Kingpins Have a New Stealth Startup
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

Cisco has lost some key SD-WAN staff that came on board with the Viptela acquisition, as they've left to join their former CEO in a new startup.

Eurobites: Comcast Ups Its Bid for Sky
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT shareholders revolt over Patterson's package; ECI lands backbone deal in Lithuania; Exponential-e tackles multicloud.

Huawei Embroiled in Santa Clara Whistleblower Court Case
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

A former Huawei employee is suing the Chinese giant over allegations he was sacked for highlighting corporate espionage efforts in which he refused to participate.

Broadcom Buys CA – Huh?
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

Chipmaker Broadcom is buying CA Technologies for $18.9 billion, according to a Wednesday announcement. There's an odd pairing.

Broadcom Buys CA Technologies for $18.9B
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

Chipmaker transitions to enterprise software.

Salesforce Sprays AI to Get the Stink off Customer Service
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

The updated Salesforce Service Cloud Einstein is designed to help enterprises make customer service interactions better and more productive for everyone, and reduce customers' desires to punch someone in the face.

Eurobites: Openreach Turns to Nokia, Huawei for 'Fibre First' Aid
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK Treasury wonks present fiber to-do list; T-Mobile Austria gets EU nod on UPC buy; Orange and Europol become partners in cybercrime.

AT&T Locks Up AlienVault for Better SMB Security
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

Privately held firm brings crowd-sourced threat intelligence service and open source SIEM to the AT&T security portfolio.

5G Will Transform the Enterprise Cloud
Column | 7/10/2018

5G's speed, latency and improved connectivity will bring a quantum leap to enterprise cloud capabilities for mobile users.

Istio: The New Open Source Cloud Hotness
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

Istio is a year-old open source project for orchestrating applications built on microservices, and it's gaining steam, says Cisco's Kip Compton.

BT Americas President Artley: Geopolitics Disrupts Digital Transformation
CxO Spotlight | 7/9/2018

Large multinationals struggle to modernize their companies, but new tariffs, data security worries and geopolitical wrangling add more layers to an already complex problem.

Eurobites: BT in Cloud Talks With China's Alibaba
News Analysis | 7/9/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon opens up new route; Three fibers up for 5G; Deutsche Telekom soups up its cloud.

Locking It Down: Securing Multicloud IT Across Industries
Column | 7/9/2018

As healthcare, financial services, and education move to multicloud they face different security requirements.

IBM Racks $1.24B in Deals With Australian Feds & Italian Bank
News Analysis | 7/9/2018

Australia inked a AU$1 billion (US$740 million) deal for services across the whole government, while Italy's Banca Caribe and IBM are launching Dock, a US$500M joint venture for AI, big data analytics and cognitive tools for the bank and its clients.

Google Cloud COO Diane Bryant Exits After 7 Months
News Analysis | 7/3/2018

She was a rising star at Intel. Maybe headed back for the vacant CEO job?

No Customer Downside in Dell's Wall Street Return
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

Dell is swapping its own stock for VMWare's tracking stock and returning to the public market with a $21.7 billion valuation.

ZTE Unveils New Board in Effort to Appease US Lawmakers
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

In line with US demands, ZTE has appointed a new board of directors.

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