AWS has hundreds of services with thousands of new functions and features added in just the last year alone. Pricing that is fiendishly complex and difficult to predict. Finally, add a portal that is just as complicated, and you have got the 800-pound gorilla of the cloud business. But you do have a choice. Ready to go swimming?
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today launched eight products ranging from big data and artificial intelligence (AI) to infrastructure, security and private cloud solutions at the Mobile World Congress that is taking place in Barcelona Spain. The array of products will meet the [?]
Everyone is enthusiastic about the flow of insight that will be unleashed by big data and the internet of things. CEOs look forward to new strategic and competitive insights. Sales and marketing managers can?t wait for the precision they?ll see in measuring where, when, and why new product or service rollouts are succeeding. Investors are seeing new opportunities, new ideas, and innovations by the dozen.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning(ML) are jointly contributing to the gradual build-up of the ?Intelligent Digital Mesh? so candidly described in Gartner?s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have been forecasted to be the game-changers of the coming decade. Most of the tech trends discussed really fall under [?]
The arrival of the holiday shopping season always brings sharp focus onto ecommerce, which just keeps disrupting how retailers and consumers shop. But it?s striking just how much running room remains in front of this trend, which already has a couple decades of Christmases under its big black Santa belt.
Unable to even come close to SSDs in terms of performance, hard disk makers have chosen to compete with capacity. A SSD over 1TB in size starts to become expensive, especially for consumers, so HDD makers Seagate and Western Digital have gone for massive capacity, introducing drives with up to 14TB of capacity.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Accenture has formed a strategic alliance with and made a minority investment in Maana, the pioneer in digital knowledge technology enabling industrial companies to accelerate digital transformation. The alliance will initially target oil and gas clients, with plans to expand to other industries. Terms of the [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?Deloitte forecasts double digital growth in machine learning deployments for the enterprise, an increasing worldwide appetite for digital subscriptions among consumers, and ongoing smartphone dominance ? along with eight additional predictions ? as part of the 17th edition of the ?Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions.? Among the [?]
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, ?Automation Anywhere, the global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), today announced the most significant upgrade in the company?s history to its flagship Digital Workforce Platform, Automation Anywhere Enterprise. Building on a robust enterprise RPA platform recognized as the most widely deployed in the industry, version 11 [?]
You might not be able to compete with the behemoths, but there are some things you can do to find great talent. Think about partnering with other companies and how multi-disciplinary teams can help fill gaps.
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, ?SAP SE today unveiled a new way for customers to simplify and speed the use of cloud-based people and organizational data across their businesses with the SAP® SuccessFactors® People Central Hub solution. The need for people and organizational data across the enterprise is vital, but integrating this [?]
With the amount of data in the world predicted to increase at least 50 fold between 2010 and 2020, how we store that data has come into sharp focus. Collecting large volumes of raw log data from multiple applications and infrastructure components and sending it to a central location for storage and processing, for example, increases the size and cost of storage. And as the volume of data grows and storage and processing costs increase dramatically, businesses risk undermining the advantages big data brings. Furthermore, the surging demand for data has environmental implications; by 2020, 12 percent of the world?s energy consumption will be taken by our digital ecosystem, and this is expected to grow annually at approximately 7 percent until 2030.
In-memory computing (IMC) is becoming a fixture in the data center, and Gartner predicts that by 2020, IMC will be incorporated into most mainstream products. One of the benefits of IMC is that it will enable enterprises to start implementing hybrid transactional/analytical processing (HTAP) strategies, which have the potential to revolutionize data processing by providing real-time insights into big data sets while simultaneously driving down costs.
Click to learn more about author Paul Stanton. Cloud Computing and DevOps are dominant themes in computing today. AWS, Azure, Google, and others compete to provide greater agility, while reducing enterprise cost of building, running, and protecting information services. Progress is being made in DevOps strategies, with new leadership and organizational culture, combined with tools [?]
Click to learn more about author Gary Orenstein. Introduction Every day we see freshly created data streams. From new mobile apps, to new connected appliances and automobiles, to new business applications capturing information from all corners of the world, we are awash in data. This dramatic trend is perhaps best illustrated in the skyrocketing valuations [?]
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced Social Media Engagement, an expansion to its Digital Engagement Platform, that allows brands to engage with consumers directly on social channels using the same platform that is powering their traditional customer care programs. The new capability utilizes artificial intelligence to listen [?]