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Box, IBM intro new services for building Box Skills with Watson

Box and IBM are rolling out two new services for building custom Box Skills with Watson smarts. First announced in October, Box Skills provide a framework for applying machine learning to the Box cloud content management platform. The aim is to use AI to help customers extract insights and additional value out of their Box content. IBM signed up as… Read more →

Rackspace teams with HPE to offer pay-per-use Kubernetes private cloud

Rackspace is rolling out two updates to its private cloud-as-a-service portfolio. In general, Rackspace said the updates will bring improved flexibility and economics for enterprise workloads, easier migration to the cloud, and architectural and data control. More specifically, Rackspace is teaming up with HPE to offer a pay-as-you-go Kubernetes private cloud. With Kubernetes as a Service (KaaS), enterprises pay based… Read more →

Instagram launches IGTV, hits 1 billion users

Video: Instagram debuts IGTV, a new standalone app for longer videos Instagram on Wednesday launched IGTV, a new long-from video platform that gives marketers another way to reach its vast audience — which now stands at 1 billion users. The new platform for content creators, which will be available as a standalone app and within Instagram, makes Instagram a more… Read more →

Oracle chases SME business in Brazil

Oracle is placing a sharp focus on gaining market share in the small and medium enterprise (SME) space in Brazil, with significant investments planned towards that goal. The firm currently has a rather slim share of the SME market in Brazil – only 9 percent – according to a study by business school Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). Overall, the local… Read more →

Storage, servers and more: We found 24 cloud services for your business

How to choose the best cloud provider: Tech leaders provide insight Top cloud providers How AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Oracle, Alibaba stack up Here’s a look at the annual run rates, hybrid cloud strategies and approaches to artificial intelligence and machine learning among the public cloud providers. Read More When it comes to cloud services and software-as-a-service… Read more →

Microsoft buys machine-learning startup Bonsai

Microsoft seemingly is on an acquisition binge as of late. After buying GitHub, four gaming companies and an educational video-discussion vendor, Redmond purchased on June 20 another artificial intelligence (AI) vendor. Microsoft officials announced the company had signed an agreement to acquire Bonsai. Bonsai, based in Berkeley, Calif., is one of the companies that Microsoft’s Ventures unit (now known as… Read more →

Autodesk, AWS team up to promote new AI-enabled design technology

Autodesk Autodesk and Amazon Web Services are teaming up to promote a new kind of design technology, called generative design, that helps designers explore all possible design variations for a product. Generative design gives designers different options for their product designs based on their set of constraints — such as materials being used, the product’s weight or manufacturing methods. Leveraging… Read more →

​Linux and open-source jobs are in more demand than ever

Video: Top IT jobs and hiring trends for 2018 listed in Tech Pro Research survey Do you want a tech job? Then, it’s time to move away from Windows and head toward Linux and open source. According to The Linux Foundation and Dice‘s 2018 Open Source Jobs Report, 87 percent of hiring managers are having trouble finding open-source talent, while… Read more →

BlackBerry KEY2 first look: Improved physical QWERTY for those who can’t give them up

top picks The 10 best smartphones of 2018 CES and MWC are over and it’s time to clear the dust and see what smartphones are leading the pack this year. Read More Last year BlackBerry released the KEYone, see our full review, and I enjoyed the experience with the keyboard, long battery life, and attractive silver/black finish that looks great… Read more →

Google, Microsoft, Amazon: Are they responsible for government use?

Video: Is cloud computing being politicized? Cloud computing is being politicized in a hurry and how public relations, hashtag activism and the technology buying process shakes out is going to be interesting to watch. Let’s look at a few recent events: The American Civil Liberties Union along with Amazon shareholders have urged Amazon to get out of the surveillance business…. Read more →

​Oracle aims to put voice interfaces on Fusion ERP, HCM apps

Oracle CTO Larry Ellison said that the company is enabling its Fusion ERP and Fusion HCM interfaces to support voice services such as Amazon Alexa. You know Alexa for Business is going to loom large in the enterprise when Ellison, who is a tad obsessed with beating Amazon Web Services, is mentioning the digital assistant. Consider the recent Alexa developments:… Read more →