Scott Ferguson | 11/6/2018 | Post a comment
For the last several years, CIOs and IT professionals have been wrestling with two specific issues as they work toward a cloud-centric future: Agile IT and the rush toward digital transformation. While enterprises want to keep innovating, finding a starting point and knowing which projects to tackle first remain a major obstacle.
To get a better handle on Agile IT and digital transformation, Light Reading Managing Editor Scott Ferguson recently spoke to two experts in these fields: Dan Kearnan, senior director of marketing for cloud at SAP, and Roy Illsley, a distinguished analyst with Ovum.
Scott Ferguson | 3/12/2018 | 6 comments
From its roots in industrial farm machinery and other equipment, John Deere has always looked for a technological edge. About 20 years ago, it was GPS and then 4G LTE. Now it's turning its attention to AI, machine learning and IoT.
Scott Ferguson | 2/12/2018 | 8 comments
Artificial intelligence and automation will become more integral to the enterprise, and 90% of all apps will have integrated AI capabilities by 2020, according to Oracle CEO Mark Hurd.
Scott Ferguson | 1/31/2018 | 9 comments
IBM is now offering access to Nvidia's Tesla V100 GPUs through its cloud offerings to help accelerate AI, HPC and other high-throughput workloads.
Scott Ferguson | 1/22/2018 | 14 comments
CIO Rhonda Gass is spearheading an effort to bring more automation and IoT to the factories making Stanley Black & Decker tools and other equipment.
Scott Ferguson | 1/17/2018 | 2 comments
Workday is looking to build out its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities with the acquisition of startup SkipFlag.
Scott Ferguson | 1/15/2018 | 1 comment
For the most part, Google Cloud has been able to mitigate the fallout from the Spectre and Meltdown flaws found in Intel's x86 processors, which says something about the resiliency of the cloud.
Scott Ferguson | 1/12/2018 | 1 comment
Cloud storage and file sharing firm Dropbox has filed confidentially for an IPO, according to Bloomberg. The company is valued at over $10 billion.
Scott Ferguson | 1/9/2018 | 3 comments
SolarWinds is looking to expand its cloud lineup with its acquisition of Loggly, which makes SaaS-based log monitoring and log analytics software.
Scott Ferguson | 1/5/2018 | 5 comments
Google Cloud now offers what it calls 'preemptible' GPUs to help accelerate batch computing and machine learning workloads. Google is also cutting prices.
Scott Ferguson | 1/5/2018 | Post a comment
The market for cloud computing continued to grow in 2017, with revenues surpassing the $180 billion mark for the year, a 24% growth rate over 2016, according to Synergy Research.
Scott Ferguson | 1/4/2018 | 2 comments
After news of a significant vulnerability in Intel's processors was disclosed this week, AWS, Microsoft and Google had work to do.
Scott Ferguson | 1/4/2018 | Post a comment
Cisco led the $113 billion data center infrastructure market in 2017, although the growing importance of public cloud is beginning to change how enterprises are buying traditional gear.
Scott Ferguson | 1/3/2018 | 1 comment
Microsoft has inked a deal to acquire Avere Systems to help customers better store data in the cloud and hybrid environments.
Scott Ferguson | 1/3/2018 | 2 comments
In its security predictions for 2018, the MIT Technology Review warns of ransomware that targets clouds providers and weaponized artificial intelligence.
Scott Ferguson | 1/2/2018 | Post a comment
In order to get its app out to the construction industry, LinkD – formerly WireFlare – needs enterprise-level cloud help. It found a willing partner in Oracle.
Scott Ferguson | 12/26/2017 | 4 comments
A report finds that the number of hyperscale data centers scattered across the globe continued to grow in 2017. By the end of the year, there were nearly 400 of these facilities worldwide.
Scott Ferguson | 12/21/2017 | 11 comments
A report from financial analyst firm Jefferies finds that the combined IaaS and PaaS markets were worth more than$35 billion in the third quarter, with AWS and Azure leading the way. SaaS revenues stood at an additional $33 billion.
Scott Ferguson | 12/20/2017 | 5 comments
It was only a few years ago that Red Hat cracked the $1 billion mark in annual revenue. Now, with help from the cloud, the company is eyeing $3 billion.
Scott Ferguson | 12/19/2017 | 8 comments
AWS is reportedly eyeing a $40 million deal for Sqrrl, a big data startup that could help the cloud provider add more security.
Scott Ferguson | 12/18/2017 | 6 comments
Oracle is paying $1.2 billion for Aconex, an Australia-based company that specializes in cloud-based applications for the construction industry.
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.
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.
Scott Ferguson | 12/13/2017 | 23 comments
Gartner's latest analysis of how artificial intelligence will impact the workplace has the technology creating 2.3 million jobs by 2020, but at the same time eliminating 1.8 million positions.
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.
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.
Scott Ferguson | 12/11/2017 | 1 comment
Microsoft outlined its quantum computing strategy at Ignite earlier this year, and Redmond has now released a development kit and a new programming language called Q#.
Scott Ferguson | 12/11/2017 | 5 comments
A recent report from IDC finds that IoT spending will increase more than 14% between 2017 and 2018 to reach $772 billion by the end of next year, with the manufacturing, utilities and transportation industries spending the most.
Scott Ferguson | 12/8/2017 | 2 comments
For its latest acquisition, Cisco is buying Cmpute.io, a small cloud optimization specialist that looks to help cut the cost of managing multiple clouds.
Scott Ferguson | 12/7/2017 | 1 comment
Dell Technologies posted a smaller loss during its 2018 financial third quarter as the company continues to adjust to life as a private company, and expands into new areas such as hyperconverged.
Scott Ferguson | 12/6/2017 | 2 comments
With the release of PCF 2.0, Pivotal is focusing more on serverless computing and containers, as well as a new marketplace for developers that includes tools from GitHub, Splunk, New Relic, Apigee and IBM.
Scott Ferguson | 12/5/2017 | 2 comments
The AC922 is the first commercial server to use IBM's Power9 processor and is designed specifically for artificial intelligence applications. These same systems form the basis of the new 'Summit' and 'Sierra' supercomputers for the US Energy Department.
Scott Ferguson | 12/1/2017 | 11 comments
At its re:Invent show in Las Vegas this week, Amazon Web Services is looking to expand its cloud security portfolio with a new featured dubbed GuardDuty.
Scott Ferguson | 11/30/2017 | 1 comment
VMWare's third-quarter financial results showed the company's cloud and software-defined data center bets are continuing to pay off.
Scott Ferguson | 11/30/2017 | 3 comments
The Internet buzzed when Nokia reportedly was preparing a deal for Juniper Networks. Now, Nokia has denied those rumors, but Juniper could still be in play.
Scott Ferguson | 11/30/2017 | 3 comments
Dell EMC is adding support for its VxRail and XC series hyperconverged appliances to the company's own 14th generation PowerEdge servers.
Scott Ferguson | 11/29/2017 | 13 comments
Amazon Web Services has scored another big customer win with signing The Walt Disney Company on as a public cloud customer. The NFL and Expedia have also signed up with AWS.
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.
Scott Ferguson | 11/28/2017 | 3 comments
Microsoft and SAP are already partnering on various cloud projects, but now the two companies are drawing even closer. The new deal includes internal support, as well as new ways to reach additional customers.
Scott Ferguson | 11/28/2017 | 1 comment
HPE OneSphere is the company's latest offering to manage multiple clouds. The platform uses a SaaS portal to deliver the management services and can deploy resources as need to developers and other parts of the enterprise.
Scott Ferguson | 11/27/2017 | 12 comments
At the University of Pennsylvania, CIO Tom Murphy is looking to bring a cloud-first philosophy to the 277-year-old institution. To get there, he needs buy-in from students and faculty.
Scott Ferguson | 11/22/2017 | 2 comments
In looking ahead toward 2018, Forrester finds that private clouds are poised for a comeback, despite the focus on public cloud provides such as AWS and Azure.
Scott Ferguson | 11/21/2017 | 2 comments
After paying about $1 billion for Nimble Storage, HPE is now incorporating some of the company's AI technology into its data center offerings, with the release of InfoSight.
Scott Ferguson | 11/21/2017 | 1 comment
A report from IHS Markit finds that Cisco and VMware are fighting over an SD-WAN market that could be worth more than $3 billion by 2021.
Scott Ferguson | 11/20/2017 | 8 comments
Google is buying land in Denmark for a new data center, which is likely to help the company with its cloud expansion, as well as GDPR.
Scott Ferguson | 11/17/2017 | 3 comments
A report commissioned by software provider BMC shows that the multicloud universise comes with its own set of management headaches.
Scott Ferguson | 11/16/2017 | 3 comments
To increase development in the cloud, Microsoft is continuing to invest in open source and data analytics technologies. At its Connect show, Redmond rolled out new tools to assist the company's legions of developers.
Scott Ferguson | 11/15/2017 | 2 comments
Cisco beat Wall Street expectations during its first-quarter financial report, and the company claims that some of its technology bets, including security, are starting to pay off.
Scott Ferguson | 11/15/2017 | Post a comment
Google Cloud Spanner, the company's globally distributed database, is getting several updates, including multi-region support, as well as an improved SLA that offers near-perfect availability.
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.
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