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.
With a growing number of business critical legacy applications already certified to run on its hyper-converged – and tightly specified – systems, Nutanix is now eyeing the enterprise need for more elasticity for these apps. And it sees the MSPs as obvious partners to deliver the same hyper-convergence, with added elasticity, in the cloud.
A new partnership (Docker) and an acquisition (Wercker) are filling out the toolsets available from Oracle with the aim of making applications innovation and delivery a good deal easier for developers looking to work with the Oracle Cloud Platform.
Konica-Minolta looks at AI and IoT for SMEs as another part of managing 'office systems’ – and it could make sense
The Tibco/Mercedes partnership shows F1 is becoming a real fighting ground for decision support vendors
For most businesses these days that old notion of bimodal computing – the two states of legacy applications and cloud services being treated as separate entities – is past its sell-by date. Most businesses are already in a world of infinitely variable modality.
IBM’s augmented intelligence system is claimed to be 18 months ahead of other AI systems in being able to identify the nuances of what we really mean rather than what we write or click on in social media. Training it such arts could be one opportunity for the fabled new jobs AI is expected to create.