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Infrastructure 3.0: Building blocks for the AI revolution

By any measure, we’ve entered the age of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The confluence of massive data, cheap storage, elastic compute, and algorithmic advances, particularly in deep learning, has given rise to applications that previously were confined to the pages of science …

A New Way for Machines to See, Taking Shape in Toronto

TORONTO — In 2012, Geoffrey Hinton changed the way machines see the world.<p>Along with two graduate students at the University of Toronto, Mr. Hinton, a professor there, built a system that could analyze thousands of photos and teach itself to identify common objects like flowers and cars with an …

Watson for Oncology isn't an AI that fights cancer, it's an unproven mechanical turk that represents the guesses of a small group of doctors

There are 50 hospitals on 5 continents that use Watson for Oncology, an IBM product that charges doctors to ingest their cancer patients' records and …

Artificial Intelligence

A smarter way to jump into data lakes

An agile approach to data-lake development can help companies launch analytics programs quickly and establish a data-friendly culture for the long …

Big Data

Movidius Myriad X VPU lets Intel see the mobile future

The processor Intel’s Movidius is unveiling today is the Myriad X. This processor will enable the next generation of smart devices with advanced …

A Survey of 3,000 Executives Reveals How Businesses Succeed with AI

The buzz over artificial intelligence (AI) has grown loud enough to penetrate the C-suites of organizations around the world, and for good reason. Investment in AI is growing and is increasingly coming from organizations outside the tech space. And AI success stories are becoming more numerous and …

VMware Cloud is now live on AWS — and IT pros just did a little happy dance

When VMware announced it was partnering with AWS last fall, it turned more than a few enterprise heads. After all, we’re talking about one company that dominates virtual machines on-prem, and the other in the public cloud. Together, the two companies make a powerful combination — and VMware made …

Microsoft updates PowerApps and Flow with a focus on deeper integrations and advanced workflows

Microsoft today is launching a couple of major updates to PowerApps, its low-code service for quickly building line-of-business applications, and Flow, its business-centric IFTTT competitor. While these are obviously two very different applications, the general idea to allow businesses to leverage …

Microsoft puts AI to work in Office 365

Microsoft isn't just trying out artificial intelligence through bots and voice assistants -- it's going all-in. The crew in Redmond has revealed that Office 365 is wielding cloud-based AI to automate many tasks. Tap for Word and Outlook surface relevant content from your company to help finish a …

Artificial Intelligence

Future of collaboration software all about integration — not consolidation

Enterprise software makers have tried to blend social tools and consumer technology for at least a decade. It's been a slow process, but by 2020 the …

What AI Can and Can’t Do

Many executives ask me what artificial intelligence can do. They want to know how it will disrupt their industry and how they can use it to reinvent their own companies. But lately the media has sometimes painted an unrealistic picture of the powers of AI. (Perhaps soon it will take over the …

7 simple truths you should know about the hybrid cloud

I'm about to tell you something that may shatter what you think about the cloud: The hybrid cloud does not exist.<p>The enterprise cloud adoption manual …

Hybrid Clouds

AWS now offering trucks to move your data to its cloud

At its re:Invent user conference in Las Vegas today, public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled the next generation of its Snowball boxes that customers can use to move lots of data to AWS.<p>The first version was announced at last year’s re:Invent — it had a capacity of 50TB. Then, …

A tiny startup called SnapRoute has overthrown Hewlett Packard Enterprise from leading its own project

It is swooping in and taking over technical leadership on a project called OpenSwitch that was formerly created and spearheaded by IT giant Hewlett-Packard Enterprise<p>HP is not leaving the project but will continue to be a member, a HP spokesperson tells us.<p>Yet people close to the project are …

The Future of Collaboration is Right Under Our Noses

What's the future of collaboration, exactly? More to the point, what's the future of collaboration in the enterprise?<p>You might be tempted to think …

The only structure you'll ever need ... until the next one.

Back in 2004, I was the CEO of Canon subsidiary and I faced multiple problems. We had issues of business & IT alignment, poor communication, …

iFixit : le Surface Laptop est une "monstruosité pleine de colle" irréparable, en vidéo

<b>Selon iFixit, le Surface Laptop est encore moins réparable qu’un MacBook Pro, c’est même une « monstruosité pleine de colle » ! Démonté pour les</b> …

Cloud Foundry makes its mark on the enterprise

Today, more than ever, it’s open source projects that are leading the charge in how modern software is developed, deployed and managed. There’s Kubernetes for containers and OpenStack for running enterprise-grade infrastructure, for example. But over the course of the last few years, another …

How AI is taking over the global economy in one chart

For decades, corporate America has spurned big-lab research-and-development spending, the type that delivered the dizzying and broad tech and …

Gartner confirms what we all know: AWS and Microsoft are the cloud leaders, by a fair way

Paranormal parallelogram for IaaS has Google on the same lap, IBM and Oracle trailingGartner has published a new magic quadrant for …