Salesforce's AI collaboration with IBM, where Einstein and Watson can produce tightly focused, business-specific services, may provide a talent-sourcing boost.
For an F1 car racing team the smallest of incremental gains in overall speed are often the difference between success and failure. That comes from understanding what the vast volumes of data the cars now generate actually means.
The integration and analytics specialist uses its recent conference in Berlin to outline further steps along the road to a holistic, integrated analytics and management environment
When anonymizing data is still considered insufficiently robust for use in a global environment, the arrival of Anzendata’s new database technology on the Bare Metal side of the Oracle Cloud Platform is an interesting development.
In-memory processing is not new, but it is also not being done right, and the arrival of the prototype of HPE’s `The Machine’ gives more than a hint of what might be coming down the track soon.
Citrix is on a long transition that has to match the one many of its customers are also making. With this year’s Synergy conference it has many of the tools it – and they – will need, but still needs to learn to forget about the technology underpinnings and remember its goal is now all about business, such as providing those customers with some real productivity gains.
As IBM’s lead on Salesforce delivery, recent acquisition Bluewolf is now well-placed to exploit the use of the Salesforce AI tool, Einstein, and IBM’s cognitive analytics tool, Watson, working as a pair.
The addition of IBM and its range of Power-based servers to the Nutanix partner world is most intriguing, not least because the top of that range is the mainframe, and they can run up to 8,000 Linux VMs simultaneously. With a target market of big data analytics it could yet make an interesting prospect.
Until 2015, camera sales were a booming business for Canon, then with growing market saturation a and the boom in smartphones and their cameras came the ultimate disruption – a market imploding. So the company has made the step into a new marketplace, providing the cloud-based image management services that everyone – from happy snappers to professional photographers – can find a use for.
Online consumers want to trade when they want to trade, using what they want to use to do it, and they expect businesses to have their systems sufficiently glued together to make this happen.
For those businesses starting out on the job of transitioning their IT to a cloud-based environment, the news and business information provider advises that a Tapas approach, rather than an all-in, 4-burger pig-out, is the way to digest the job.
The appearance – in telecast form – of information liberator-in-chief, Edward Snowden, at the OpenStack Summit raised more applause than hackles, and his views on the role of the open source community as a collective protector of people and defence against government and corporate actions, struck some loud bells with many in the audience.
Private clouds have had a mixed reception from the enterprise community, not least because they are still an on-premise environment with all that is then entailed. But now the trend is to make it a real cloud service delivered by third party specialists, which could give it a new lease of life.