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AWS in Plain English

• AWS in Plain English<p>Amazon Web Services<br>in Plain English<p>Hey, have you heard of the new AWS services: ContainerCache, ElastiCast and QR72? Of course …

Cloud Computing

Indians like their bots feminine, polite, and funny

How do Indians like their chatbots?<p>Female, polite, and funny, for the most part, according to a survey of over 1,000 general users (both men and women) in India by American software company Amdocs.<p>Around the world, bots are increasingly being incorporated into messaging apps and emails, and India …

Bots

Microsoft: chatbots need a redefinition

Brandel believes the bots will play a greater role in the future, but for now people need to reign in expectations.<p>"I think chatbots needs a …

Chatbots

3 Reasons Your Small Business Needs to Start Using Chatbots--Right Now

Your small business may be in a prime position to use bots now-- this article outlines why.<p>I teach a social media class each spring semester, and last January, I did a ton of research on the emergence of bots and chatbots. I friended a couple chatbots on my Facebook Messenger feed, and they worked …

Chatbots

5 small changes that drastically improve chatbot conversations

The current chatbot renaissance has provided a revolutionary new way to connect consumers with brands and with each other. That said, chatbots are still in a bit of a growth phase. Bot makers are still learning how to make their bots successful, and users are still getting a grasp on what bots can …

Chatbots

THE $10 BILLION CLUB: Meet the 7 most valuable startups in the US

But when too many startups became unicorns, a new class of startups emerged: "decacorns," companies valued at over $10 billion.<p>These are the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world, the startups that steadfastly remain private companies as they seek more millions in funding at higher and higher …

Startups

Versa Networks Makes Moves to Virtualize the Whole Branch

Versa Networks has added new features to its Cloud IP Platform that will extend its capabilities in software-defined networking (SDN) and …

Pivotal, Cognizant Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Migrati

Software developer Pivotal and IT services firm Cognizant have teamed up to accelerate the adoption of cloud applications and software platforms at …

Open Compute Project Works on CPE in its Telco Group

BOSTON — The Open Compute Project (OCP) initially focused on data centers. And since the open source project began in 2011 it has quickly flourished, …

Running Puppet Software in Docker Containers

If you’ve ever wanted to get started with Puppet or Docker — or both — you’ve probably faced a bit of a chicken-or-egg conundrum. Should I use Puppet …

Cloud Deployment: Slow and Thoughtful Wins the Race

This recent research on cloud computing from The Register delves a little deeper than many of the “We’re all adopting cloud!” surveys we’ve seen. …

6 ways platform-as-a-service is giving developers superpowers

We asked developers, CTOs, entrepreneurs and consultants across the country to describe concrete ways in which PaaS has changed their development …

Once again, cloud services help lift Alphabet and Amazon earnings skyward

Two bellwether technology giants, Alphabet Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., that are increasingly competing with each other in the fast-growing cloud …

Amazon Web Services

Marketing tech company Zeta Global raises $140M at a $1.3B valuation

Zeta Global, the marketing tech company that has recently acquired the likes of eBay’s enterprise arm and Acxiom Impact, is preparing for another round of acquisitions and investments in its technology. To do so, the company today announced that it has raised a $140 million Series F round. The …

Venture Capital

OpenStack User Survey Indicates Growth in Most Sectors

Although there might be something of a red flag in user satisfaction, the platform continues to dominate the private cloud.read more

Microsoft Azure Announces Big Cloud News, Adds Big-Name Customers Launches A Salvo Of Azure Updates

Microsoft Azure has just scored another big victory in the fierce cloud battle for big-name customers. The software giant has just signed new Azure …

Nadella Has Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Purring Like a Kitten

Just a little more than a year ago, <b>Microsoft Corporation</b> (NASDAQ:<b>MSFT</b>) was anything but a sure thing. It seemed ill-equipped to compete with</b> …

Container-security startup Twistlock secures $17M in new funding for Portland expansion

Twistlock has raised $17 million in new Series B funding to fuel future growth, and it plans to make that money go as far as it can by searching for …

DevOps

Docker LinuxKit: Secure Linux containers for Windows, macOS, and clouds

Docker introduces lightweight Linux containers for other platforms.<p>At Dockercon in Austin, Texas, Docker CEO Solomon Hydes said, Docker "is a bunch …

ENT307 VMware and AWS Together - VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware CloudTM on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise class Software-Defined Data Center software to Amazon’s public cloud, delivered as an on-demand, elastically scalable, cloud-based VMware sold, operated and supported service for any application and optimized for next-generation, elastic, bare metal …

Cloud Computing

No middle ground, no compromise: VMware blocks Cisco's SDN play

Not cool, manVMware's recent decision to block third-party virtual switches on its platform could put a serious crimp in, among others, Cisco's plans …

DockerCon: Microsoft’s Hyper-V isolation technology, Bitbucket Pipelines, Twistlock 2.0, Rancher Labs

Docker is getting more attention and exposure from companies who are integrating the container platform into their solutions. The company’s community …

Amazon Web Services starts offering free cloud storage and computing for Alexa skills

Amazon Web Services will offer $100 in promotional credit and up to an additional $100/month to cover any extra cloud computing and storage costs …

Big Switch SDN Fabric Adds Hyper-Converged, Container Support

Its software-defined networking fabric now supports hyper-converged solutions from VMware, along with multi-container environments.

Spotlight: Next Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>For a look at the methodology behind our Next Billion-Dollar Startups list, take a look here.</b><p><b>GoFundMe</b><p><b>Founders</b>: Brad Damphousse and Andy Ballester<b>(Pictured:CEO Rob Solomon)</b><p><b>Equity raised</b>: Atleast $300 million<p><b>Estimated 2016 revenue</b>: $100million<p><b>What it does</b>: Runs the world’s largest and most successful …

Venture Capital

Oracle effectively doubles licence fees to run its stuff in AWS

Larry Ellison did promise Oracle's cloud would be faster and cheaperOracle has changed the way it charges users to run its software in Amazon Web …

Some common Myths about moving Businesses to Cloud Service

For any small and medium-sized businesses to be successful, it is essential to incorporate certain traits like business agility, flexibility, and …

HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650M in cash

HPE today announced that it has acquired data management platform SimpliVity for $650 million in cash.<p>SimpliVity is one of the many companies in this space focused on what is often called “hyperconverged infrastructure.” That sounds like somebody’s buzzword — and it definitely is — but the core …

The 3 hottest cloud jobs for 2017

I get this question a lot: What’s the best cloud job this year? Followed by: Which cloud jobs pay the best? The same answer—data—applies to both …