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Do we really trust smart devices?

Video: For the future of IoT, keep an eye on 5G and ML The global smart home market is forecasted to reach a value of almost $138 billion by 2023, as demand for smart home appliances grows at a high rate. But consumers continue to be suspicious of smart home devices, according to a new report. Read also: How smart… Read more →

Twitter releases tool to improve political ad transparency

Twitter on Thursday released a new tool that lets users see who paid for the political campaign ads that show up in their tweet feeds. The tool, dubbed Ads Transparency Center, is tied to Twitter’s efforts to improve information clarity ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The portal also provides information about how much advertisers spent and what factors they… Read more →

Hands-on with Home Chef: We taste test a meal delivery service in real life

Video: Healthy meals delivered to your doorstep the guide The 11 Best Meal Kits That Deliver to Your Door Looking to eat healthier, spend less time in the kitchen, and/or get the kids more involved? There’s a meal delivery service that’s perfect for you. Read More Home Chef (along with competitors Blue Apron, Plated, HelloFresh, and others) is one of… Read more →

Microsoft Teams coming to U.S. Government Cloud users starting July 17

Microsoft will start rolling out Teams to its U.S. Government Cloud customers on July 17. In a blog post on June 28, Microsoft provided an official (and awaited) date for Government Cloud Teams availability. The post says Teams should be available to all eligible Government Cloud users by the end of August 2018. Teams will be available as part of… Read more →

Moving fast without breaking data: Governance for managing risk in machine learning and beyond

Video: AI for business: Why artificial intelligence and machine learning will be revolutionary Immuta is a startup providing a data management platform for data science. In this GDPR era, when everyone should be conscious about what they do with their data, a data management platform sounds like a good idea. That may help explain why Immuta just raised a $20… Read more →

CIO advisory: Does enterprise software have a soul?

Enterprise software is a $400 billion industry that affects virtually every mid- and large-sized company in the world, not to mention governments and other organizations. Despite that impact, enterprise software is still a challenge to evaluate, buy, implement, support, and get rid of. Read also: What is a CIO? Everything you need to know For Chief Information Officers and IT,… Read more →

LinkedIn launches translation feature that builds on Microsoft AI technologies

Microsoft’s LinkedIn unit is rolling out a new translation feature for LinkedIn news posts that relies on some of Microsoft’s core AI technologies. Credit: Microsoft Given that more than half of LinkedIn users are outside the U.S., LinkedIn officials saw a need to simplify cross-language communications in the news feed. Officials said translation of member posts has been one of… Read more →

Amazon wants you to deliver its packages: Everything your business needs to know

Amazon is looking to expand its logistics operation and solve for last mile deliveries by giving small businesses turnkey tools to launch delivery companies. The model behind Amazon’s program ties together traditional franchise opportunities, technology and a variable revenue model based on packages delivered. For the e-commerce giant, the effort is worth it if it can expand delivery services. In… Read more →

Western Digital shakes up data storage

Industry challenge: Developing storage for the incoming data deluge special feature The Evolution of Enterprise Storage How to plan, manage, and optimize enterprise storage to keep up with the data deluge. Read More While we weren’t looking, WD assembled a formidable array of storage technologies, beyond their leadership in disks and SSDs. That includes all-flash arrays, scale-out object storage, and… Read more →

Western Digital adds NVMe, flash heft to data center storage lineup

Western Digital expanded its data center portfolio to include an object storage system, new all-flash arrays and hybrid platforms. See also: Western Digital shakes up data storage The company, which has expanded its enterprise focus via acquisitions, rolled out the following as it looks to enable big data and analytics workloads. Active Scale 5.3 Object Storage System. The system, which… Read more →

This is fine: Australian government senators back current digital transformation path

The report by the Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration into the digital delivery of government services appeared on Tuesday, with partisan lines drawn from the off. special feature Digital Transformation: A CXO’s Guide Reimagining business for the digital age is the number-one priority for many of today’s top executives. We offer practical advice and examples of how… Read more →