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By Dana Gardner | Curated canvas of impactful news and analysis from cloud, mobile, big data and social topics of interest. More at @Dana_Gardner on Twitter.

Accelerate digital transformation via customizable mobile business infrastructure stacks

[<i>Editor's note: This podcast was recorded on April 14, 2018.]</i><p>Bringing data services to far-flung developing countries poses a host of challenges for …

Innovation

Study: Early AI adopters may gain "insurmountable advantage"

A pecking order is evolving in the newest stage of the digital era: aggressive early adopters of artificial intelligence are reporting elevated …

Artificial Intelligence

Plexxi buy bolsters HPE composable infrastructure strategy

Senior Executive Editor<p>Follow:<p>With its acquisition of Plexxi, Hewlett Packard Enterprise aims to not only fortify its hyper-converged infrastructure …

SEO

Zerto Aims For Simplification Of Back-up, Disaster Recovery, Multi-Cloud Mobility With New Platform, Products

"You don't want point solutions," Ziv Kedem, Zerto CEO, said during a keynote. "You don't want solutions from multiple vendors. You want one …

Virtualization

Navisite and Zerto Help Clients Move Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

ANDOVER, Mass. – Navisite, a part of Spectrum Enterprise, a part of Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR), today announced four business continuity …

Virtualization

Packet teams up with Platform 9 and Datera to launch its new private cloud platform

Packet, the bare metal cloud provider, today announced that it has partnered with open source hybrid cloud specialist Platform9 and storage and data management service Datera to launch a new private cloud solution for businesses that want to have greater control over their platforms. Packet argues …

BareMetal

Podcast: Pay-as-you-go IT models provide cost and operations advantages for Northrop Grumman

[<i>Editor's note: This podcast was recorded on March 20, 2018.]</i><p>Pay-as-you-go IT models that more closely align technology and business objectives are …

Innovation

Navisite and Zerto Help Clients Move Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

Navisite, a part of Spectrum Enterprise, a part of Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR), today announced four business continuity and disaster …

Virtualization

Zerto Disrupts Backup and Data Protection Market with Industry’s First Converged IT Resilience Platform to Solve Digital Transformation Challenges | Zerto

May 22, 2018 / Zerto / Press Releases<p><i>Zerto announces IT Resilience Platform that</i> <i>converges backup, disaster recovery and cloud mobility solutions into</i> …

Data Protection

Leaderboard - #Cloud Global Power 100 Influencer List - Week 20

Rank<p>Influencer<p>Power Score<p>1.<p>(1)<p>CTO of Microsoft Azure, author of novels Rogue Code, Zero Day and Trojan Horse, Windows Internals, Sysinternals …

Public Relations

Containers and microservices and serverless, oh my!

Once upon a time, virtual machines changed how we thought about servers. Then, the cloud changed how we thought about IT. Now, containers have …

Microservices

HPE Reports Fiscal 2018 Second Quarter Results

• Second quarter net revenue of $7.5 billion, up 10% from the prior-year period, and up 6% when adjusted for currency<br>• Second quarter GAAP diluted net …

IT

Amid the cloud giants, small providers find their niche

Emphasizing individual attention and specialty services, small cloud providers hold their own against tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft.<p>Think of cloud computing, and it’s likely you think first of the services offered by some of the giants of the technology world: Amazon Web Services and …

Customers

Survey from SAP Finds Large Digital Transformation Gap

SAP Ariba President Barry Padgett: Survey results show there is a long way to go in transforming businesses in general and procurement especially.

Manufacturing

2018: The year of influencer marketing for B2B brands

Total brand spending on influencer marketing was $81 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach $101 billion by 2020, according to a 2017 study from …

Marketing

Cloudera announces new machine learning products for data teams

Software company Cloudera announced a slew of machine learning product updates at the Strata Data London conference today: Cloudera Data Science Workbench 1.4, Cloudera Altus Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure, and Cloudera Enterprise 6.0. All three are focused on facilitating collaboration among …

Machine Learning

Why combining digital offline channels is key to winning customer experiences in retail banking

The huge investments by banks in innovation may not yet be on the mark in creating experiences that their customers want, according to new research …

Banking

Businesses today are facing a greater #cybersecurity threat than ever before. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself. @dKyleTodd explains how to stay secure within budget. #HPEMSFT https://t.co/YofOAwZiDD

​VMware ready to release new OpenStack cloud program

VMware's heart is proprietary, but to to deliver its functionality to customers, it uses open-source OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service</i> …

Virtualization

How new tools help any business build ethical and sustainable supply chains

<b>T</b>he next BriefingsDirect digital business innovations discussion explores new ways that companies gain improved visibility, analytics, and predictive …

Human Rights

​Lucky 13? Red Hat releases Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13

The latest release of Red Hat's OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud focuses on using open-source OpenStack to bridge the gap between private …

Virtualization

How risk-based authentication has become an essential security tool

It used to be that adaptive authentication (also called risk-based authentication or RBA) forced a trade-off between usability and security, but that …

Regulation

Nvidia researchers create AI, deep-learning system to enable robots to learn from human demonstration

The paper detailing the method is being outlined at a conference in Brisbane, Australia.<p>Nvidia researchers have created a deep-learning system that …

Deep Learning

Bitdefender Total Security 2018 review: A solid choice for your PC

Romania-based Bitdefender is increasingly one of the top antivirus choices these days. It's also a company not content to sit on its laurels, as evidenced by Bitdefender Total Security 2018, its full security suite.To read this article in full, please click here

Trend Micro

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VMware accounts for a major chunk of the modern-day infrastructure virtualization landscape. It is often the vendor of choice for organizations …

Cloud Computing

Why OpenShift Is The New OpenStack For Red Hat

Back in the day, Red Hat saw a million-dollar opportunity in OpenStack. It went full steam in making sure that OpenStack is tightly integrated with its enterprise operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Fast forward to 2018, and the company has shifted its focus to the Kubernetes-based …

Red Hat

Alexa, How Are My Cloud Providers Doing Today?

Smart speakers continue to grow in popularity, promoted as must-have virtual home assistants. Voice activated, they let you play music, create to-do …

Amazon Web Services

Blockchain Demand Is Building At Accenture, Amazon, Microsoft

<b>Accenture</b> (ACN) and <b>IBM</b> (IBM) are seeing high demand for consulting and solution-building services around blockchain, says a Keybanc Capital Markets …

Blockchain

GDPR

How will #GDPR affect the healthcare providers... and patients? Here’s an overview @DXCTechnology #AchieveGDPR

GDPR