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Splunk satisfies Q1 targets, raises outlook for fiscal year

Splunk reported solid first quarter earnings after the bell Thursday and raised its revenue outlook for the fiscal year. The machine data software provider reported a first quarter net loss just over $99,931, or 73 cents per share. Splunk’s non-GAAP losses narrowed to a penny per share on a revenue of $242.4 million, up 30 percent year-over-year. Wall Street was… Read more →

Nutanix beats market expectations for Q3

Nutanix reported its third quarter financial results Thursday, beating market expectations. The company reported a non-GAAP net loss of $60.8 million or 42 cents per share. That’s compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $40.4 million, or 33 cents per share, in Q3 of fiscal 2016. Revenue came to $191.8 million, up 67 percent year-over-year. Wall Street was looking for… Read more →

​Twilio gets into the serverless game

Twilio has launched Twilio Functions, a serverless platform to build communications apps. The move follows the success of Amazon Web Services’ Lambda, a serverless offering, and similar efforts. The general idea is to abstract compute resources so developers can stick to the code without managing things like provisioning and scaling servers. According to Twilio, Functions will include a runtime environment… Read more →

How CIOs can tap into the momentum behind digital transformation

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Rackspace to acquire TriCore for its application management capabilities

Rackspace on Thursday announced its acquisition of TriCore Solutions, a leader in enterprise application management. The terms of the deal, which should close in June, were not disclosed, though Rackspace called the deal its largest acquisition ever. TriCore manages a range of applications including enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions from Oracle, SAP and other vendors. Customers have asked Rackspace to… Read more →

How to develop a practice of lifelong learning

Getty Images/iStockphoto I recently received a note from a journalist colleague I quite respect. It was interesting enough to share with you. He writes: Based on your long history of hands-on experience with tech: Do you constantly (or maybe just regularly) find yourself not knowing something about it? The reason I ask is I am almost always on the edge… Read more →

Polycom, Zoom forge video conferencing, collaboration pact

Polycom and Zoom have partnered to bridge their respective video collaboration and conferencing tools. Under the partnership, Zoom Video Communications and Polycom launched the Zoom Connector for Polycom. In a nutshell, Zoom’s video meetings will be easily available on Polycom’s conferencing systems with a click. Zoom is a popular video meeting collaboration tool that competes with Goto Meeting as well… Read more →

T-Mobile Digits launching on May 31st after successful beta program, $10 for additional lines

Back in December 2016, T-Mobile launched an expansive beta program for its new T-Mobile Digits service. I have been using it daily on my Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, a couple of phones, and a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet. Today we learned what the cost was for the Digits service and customers will be satisfied. All existing T-Mobile numbers are… Read more →

Talend travels full circle

When the company was founded just over a decade ago, Talend became one of the first of a wave of second generation data integration providers aiming to pick up where the Informaticas and IBMs of the world left off. While Informatica pioneered the data integration space by expanding from ETL through a series of acquisitions, Talend primarily boostrapped its way… Read more →

Best Buy makes omnichannel pivot as Q1 strong, U.S. online sales top $1 billion

Best Buy reported first quarter e-commerce revenue topping $1 billion as its results handily topped estimates on the strength of mobile sales. The electronics retailer is closely watched because it is a brick-and-mortar player competing with Amazon and plays in a retail market that has been decimated with store closings. Nevertheless, Best Buy is faring well and continues to prove… Read more →

Red Hat acquires Codenvy, adds it to cloud development portfolio

Red Hat said it will acquire Codenvy, which makes development tools to create containers and cloud-first applications. The plan is to add Codenvy to Red Hat’s developer and application lineup to go with JBoss Middleware and OpenShift. Codenvy will also be a part of, a platform for hybrid cloud services. Codenvy is built on Eclipse Che, an open source… Read more →

Star Wars at 40: It’s 2017, and these aren’t the droids you’re looking for

Which is better: Star Trek or Star Wars? Forty years ago today, Star Wars premiered at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. It ushered in a culture of film and accompanying merchandising the world had never before seen, culminating in a $6 billion dollar purchase of Lucasfilm and its intellectual property in 2014. Star Wars was really the beginning of the… Read more →