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World Economic Forum Says Tech Firms Must Do More to Tackle Extremism

If tech firms don’t act, governments may impose regulations limiting free speech. U.S. tech firms such as Facebook fb and Twitter twtr should be more aggressive in tackling extremism and political misinformation if they want to avoid government action, a … Continue reading

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Chinese Consumers Want These Smartphones More Than the iPhone

China is a crucial market for Apple, so it must be worrying for the company that people there seem to be less enthusiastic about the iPhone 8 than they were about previous models. Now, a new survey has backed up … Continue reading

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Ford Rethinks the F-150, Toyota Gets a New Lidar, London Battles with Uber and More Car News This Week

More than a century after the dawn of the automobile age, cars are a young person’s game again. Sure, the grey-haired bigwigs have started to catch on to the big trends—electricity, automation, connectedness—but if this week’s news is any indication, … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: SIP trunks are more reliable than a PRI T1

Are SIP trunks as reliable as an ISDN PRI T1? I’m asked this question a lot, so I thought it’d be a great blog topic. I don’t think you are as concerned with this as the amber lights in the … Continue reading

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Can Amazon Disrupt More Markets? Let Me Count the Ways

Amazon may be poised to enter the pharmacy as well as grocery business; it trains customers to expect quick delivery. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Focusing on the cheapest cloud price could cost you more

Amazon Web Services really leads the way in determining market price for cloud services, and the second-, third-, and lower-tier cloud providers try to price their cloud services below that of AWS to steal its business. That is, until AWS … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Are VMs more secure than containers?

We often say, “HTTPS is secure,” or “HTTP is not secure.” But what we mean is that “HTTPS is hard to snoop and makes man-in-the-middle attacks difficult” or “my grandmother has no trouble snooping HTTP.” Nevertheless, HTTPS has been hacked, … Continue reading

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Box and BT partnership aims to bring more companies to the cloud

Box and BT launched a new partnership yesterday aimed at combining their cloud services expertise for the benefit of their customers. The companies will collaborate on improving cloud connectivity, with Box poised to join BT’s high-performance cloud infrastructure, while BT … Continue reading

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Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business and more

Companies looking for a new video- and teleconferencing system have a fresh face to turn to in the market: Amazon Web Services. On Monday, the public cloud provider announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: More file sync and sharing industry FUD

I received a pitch the other day from a vendor in the enterprise file sharing and synchronization (EFSS) space. I won’t name the company. I probably should, to really show my scorn, but I’ll deny them the Google juice instead. … Continue reading

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2016’s top trends in enterprise computing: Containers, bots, A.I. and more

It’s been a year of change in the enterprise software market. SaaS providers are fighting to compete with one another, machine learning is becoming a reality for businesses at a larger scale, and containers are growing in popularity. Here are … Continue reading

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New partner programs for AWS are aimed at growing Alexa, IoT, and more

While Amazon Web Services touts the self-service capabilities of its cloud, the company also works with a large number of channel partners to help companies migrate to and use its services. The cloud provider announced a suite of updates to … Continue reading

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Azure October Roundup: Price drops, data analysis, and more

Put away the Halloween candy, and dust off your stuffed turkeys, folks. October is long gone, as are a fresh set of announcements from Microsoft about changes to its Azure cloud platform. Here’s the important news you might have missed. … Continue reading

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The VMware-AWS deal could drive more companies into the cloud

The cloud partnership AWS and VMware announced Thursday makes Amazon’s public cloud even more attractive for enterprises by letting them take the popular virtualization platform with them. The appropriately named VMware Cloud on AWS , announced at a press conference … Continue reading

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Salesforce kicks off its conference with mobile, IoT updates, and more

Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce mega-conference kicks off in San Francisco on Tuesday morning, and the company will announce a slew of updates to its apps and services. The company is enhancing its mobile apps, launching deeper integrations between Salesforce and Quip … Continue reading

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Azure August Roundup: New high-performance compute instances and more

August was a slow month for tech news, but Microsoft continued to update its Azure cloud platform with a variety of new features, including a new type of instance for high-performance computing. Here’s the breakdown of all the features you … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Kubernetes becomes more scalable, gets support for hybrid clouds

Earlier this week, Google released version 1.3 of Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration software. The release brings support for deploying services across “multiple clouds (including on-prem), support for multiple node types, integrated support for stateful services (such as key-value … Continue reading

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Adobe Creative Cloud Update Offers More Features, Performance Enhancements

In a major update announced June 20, Adobe is offering deeper integration and additional capabilities in its Creative Cloud suite, which now lets users work faster and helps foster more productive workdays. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Kubernetes – the platform for running containers – is getting more enterprisey

Application containers are all the buzz nowadays. They’re an easy way to package applications and their dependencies into Linux container boxes and run them anywhere – public cloud, a private data center or a developer’s laptop. The problem comes when … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: How to make containers more secure

Matthew Garrett, principal security engineer at CoreOS, is one of the most respected names in the Linux world when it comes to security and cloud computing. I sat down with Garrett at CoreOS Fest to discuss the risks around containers … Continue reading

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Cloud will make U.S. immigration agency more agile

Improving the delivery of services to citizens has been one of the driving goals of government IT reform, in particular as consumers seek out more services through agency websites or applications. At the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), a … Continue reading

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What will Google do to make its cloud appeal to more companies?

When Google executives take the stage Wednesday at the company’s conference for customers of its cloud platform, they’re going to have quite a task in front of them. While the company’s cloud is the choice for some household names like … Continue reading

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Need machine learning? HPE just launched a new service with more than 60 APIs

If 2015 was the year analytics tools became ubiquitous in enterprise software, 2016 is shaping up to do much the same for machine learning. Just last week artificial-intelligence startup Nervana launched an offering that promises “deep learning on demand,” and … Continue reading

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Public cloud vs. on-premises: Which is more secure?

Which is more secure: the public cloud or on-premises infrastructure? “Is it more secure to run in the cloud or more secure to run in my data center?” asks John Treadway, senior vice president at consultancy Cloud Technology Partners. “I … Continue reading

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IBM’s Watson Personality Insights says I’m more like Slash than Penn Jillette! Really?

“What,” you might have occasionally wondered “does Mark Gibbs have in common with Penn Jillette?” That’s a fine question, dear reader, and the answer, at least according to Your Celebrity Match, a cognitive computing application based on IBM’s Watson Developer … Continue reading

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Amazon Alexa Voice Service Open To More Developers

Amazon is looking to open its Alexa voice service to more developers and offering $ 100 million to get the service off the ground. InformationWeek: Cloud

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