World Economic Forum Says Tech Firms Must Do More to Tackle Extremism

If tech firms don’t act, governments may impose regulations limiting free speech. U.S. tech firms such as Facebook fb and Twitter twtr should be more aggressive in tackling extremism and political misinformation if they want to avoid government action, a report from the World Economic Forum said on Monday. The study from the Swiss nonprofit […] Read more »

Facebook says will make ads more transparent

(Reuters) – Facebook said on Friday it will make advertising on its social network more transparent and ask for documentation from advertisers, especially for political and election-related ads. FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo is seen at a start-up companies gathering at Paris’ Station F in Paris, France on January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo Advertisers will […] Read more »

Elon Musk Reveals More Details About His Plan to Colonize Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed a trove of new details on the company’s plan to colonize Mars. He discussed technical details about the giant rocket that he says will take passengers to the Red Planet, the road map for getting to its first launch, and insights into SpaceX’s broader strategy in an “Ask Me Anything” […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: SIP trunks are more reliable than a PRI T1

Are SIP trunks as reliable as an ISDN PRI T1? I’m asked this question a lot, so I thought it’d be a great blog topic. I don’t think you are as concerned with this as the amber lights in the server room… But if you are making any changes to your company’s phone system, I’m […] Read more »

Can Amazon Disrupt More Markets? Let Me Count the Ways

Amazon may be poised to enter the pharmacy as well as grocery business; it trains customers to expect quick delivery. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Amazon targets compliance-driven marketsWorld Economic Forum Says Tech Firms Must Do More to Tackle ExtremismFacebook says will make ads more transparentElon Musk Reveals More Details About His Plan to Colonize MarsAOL Kills […] Read more »

Focusing on the cheapest cloud price could cost you more

Amazon Web Services really leads the way in determining market price for cloud services, and the second-, third-, and lower-tier cloud providers try to price their cloud services below that of AWS to steal its business. That is, until AWS drops prices—again. Enterprises that focus only on cloud usage prices are missing the big—and more […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: 3 steps CIOs can take to lead more strategically in 2017

It’s time to rethink the CIO title. Are you responsible for keeping the trains running on time and the lights on, or are you providing the thought leadership and guidance within your own organization to maximize value and business agility? Most C-level executives run the risk of doing the perp walk in handcuffs out of […] Read more »

2016’s top trends in enterprise computing: Containers, bots, A.I. and more

It’s been a year of change in the enterprise software market. SaaS providers are fighting to compete with one another, machine learning is becoming a reality for businesses at a larger scale, and containers are growing in popularity. Here are some of the top trends from 2016 that we’ll likely still be talking about next […] Read more »

New partner programs for AWS are aimed at growing Alexa, IoT and more

While Amazon Web Services touts the self-service capabilities of its cloud, the company also works with a large number of channel partners to help companies migrate to and use its services. The cloud provider announced a suite of updates to its partner programs at its Global Partner Summit in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The updates […] Read more »

Chief Data Officers: More Report To CEO Than CIO

A Gartner survey of chief data officers found that 30% of them are now reporting to the CEO. Also, many companies are creating a new Office of the CDO with its own staff, budget, and responsibilities separate from IT. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:IDG Contributor Network: SIP trunks are more reliable than a PRI T1Microsoft: Government’s […] Read more »

VMware-AWS deal could push more companies into the cloud

The cloud partnership AWS and VMware announced Thursday makes Amazon’s public cloud even more attractive for enterprises by letting them take the popular virtualization platform with them. The appropriately named VMware Cloud on AWS , announced at a press conference in San Francisco, will bring cloud-optimized versions of vSphere, VSAN and NSX software to the […] Read more »

VMware-AWS deal could drive more companies into the cloud

The cloud partnership AWS and VMware announced Thursday makes Amazon’s public cloud even more attractive for enterprises by letting them take the popular virtualization platform with them. The appropriately named VMware Cloud on AWS , announced at a press conference in San Francisco, will bring cloud-optimized versions of vSphere, VSAN and NSX software to the […] Read more »

AWS September roundup: EC2 changes, new France region, and more

Amazon has updated its cloud platform with a handful of quality-of-life changes, plus some major tweaks to how it handles Reserved Instances. Here’s the rundown: Major changes to EC2 Reserved Instances One of the ways for customers to get discounts on compute capacity with Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud is to sign up for Reserved Instances. […] Read more »

Azure Roundup: New high-performance compute instances and more

August was a slow month for tech news, but Microsoft continued to update its Azure cloud platform with a variety of new features, including a new type of instance for high-performance computing. Here’s the breakdown of all the features you need to know about: A new instance type powered by Nvidia Tesla GPUs Microsoft announced […] Read more »

Kubernetes – the platform for running containers – is getting more enterprisey

Application containers are all the buzz nowadays. They’re an easy way to package applications and their dependencies into Linux container boxes and run them anywhere – public cloud, a private data center or a developer’s laptop. The problem comes when managing a whole lot of containers together. +MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: Everything you need to […] Read more »

Cloud will make U.S. immigration agency more agile

Improving the delivery of services to citizens has been one of the driving goals of government IT reform, in particular as consumers seek out more services through agency websites or applications. At the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), a unit of the Department of Homeland Security, CIO Mark Schwartz is helping lead an overhaul […] Read more »

Need machine learning? HPE just launched a new service with more than 60 APIs

If 2015 was the year analytics tools became ubiquitous in enterprise software, 2016 is shaping up to do much the same for machine learning. Just last week artificial-intelligence startup Nervana launched an offering that promises “deep learning on demand,” and on Thursday Hewlett Packard Enterprise released a product of its own for what it calls […] Read more »

Nervana’s cloud platform makes deep learning more widely available

Deep learning has usually been accessible to only the largest organizations, but that’s starting to change. On Monday, an AI startup called Nervana launched a cloud offering for what it calls deep learning on demand. Nervana Cloud is a hosted platform designed to give organizations of all sizes the ability to quickly build and deploy […] Read more »

Public cloud vs. on-premises: Which is more secure?

Which is more secure: the public cloud or on-premises infrastructure? “Is it more secure to run in the cloud or more secure to run in my data center?” asks John Treadway, senior vice president at consultancy Cloud Technology Partners. “I can do it better. You can do it better… It becomes a religious debate.” Large […] Read more »

Google’s Cloud SQL Update Promises More Flexibility, Faster Speed

Google says that the latest version of its Cloud SQL is more than seven times faster, and can scale better, than the previous generation. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloudHealthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloudHealthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloudHealthcare CIO advocates a […] Read more »

Microsoft and HP reveal more details about cloud partnership

Hewlett Packard Enterprise outlined new details about its hybrid cloud partnership with Microsoft in an announcement Tuesday, saying it will provide a new hardware product that integrates with the Azure cloud platform and build its software to take advantage of Microsoft’s offerings. Companies interested in integrating Microsoft’s Azure cloud with HPE’s on-premises systems can now […] Read more »

Yahoo Malvertising Attack Points To More Flash Problems

For nearly a week, Yahoo sustained a malvertising attack that seems to point to further security concerns with Adobe’s Flash platform. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Yahoo tackles large ‘malvertising’ campaign in its ad networkWorld Economic Forum Says Tech Firms Must Do More to Tackle ExtremismFacebook says will make ads more transparentElon Musk Reveals More Details About […] Read more »

Nodify Announces Next Generation Nodes for Faster and More Robust Wi-Fi Connectivity

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2015 Nodify’s concurrent Dual Band Nodes provide the ultimate in flexibility and performance by utilizing two independent, Wi-Fi radios,(2.4GHz and 5 GHz). More than 1,000 models of mobile devices sold today are 802.11ac-certified. This has many businesses rushing to future-proof their networks in […] Read more »