The Cloud And IoT Connected Future

The Cloud And IoT Connected Future

The Connected Future The dramatic rise in the adoption of the cloud is thanks to its many benefits for both individuals and businesses, but the Internet of Things has also played a significant role in its popularity. Much of the information we now utilize in the form of Big Data is being collected from IoT devices and sensors and according to Alert Logic’s 2015 Cloud Security Report, we’ll see organizations investing $200 billion in cloud…

The Effects Of Cloud On Data Center Design & Consolidation

The Effects Of Cloud On Data Center Design & Consolidation

Data Center Design & Consolidation In the CloudTweaks article “5 Ways the Cloud is Redefining Modern-Day Data Centers”, I discussed how cloud computing is driving a major shift in IT business operations and provisioning, as well as within the data center – where it lives. This piece will focus on how the cloud is driving further consolidation in the data center industry, in addition to giving rise to “specialty” facilities, which offer a viable alternative…

MIT’s Eyeriss Chip – Deep Learning Possibilities For Mobile

MIT’s Eyeriss Chip – Deep Learning Possibilities For Mobile

Deep Learning Possibilities For Mobile MIT recently presented their new 168-core chip Eyeriss that has deep learning capabilities for mobile. The excitement at the International Solid State Circuit Conference surrounded the possibilities for this new chip in mobile applications as well as the Internet of Things. Eyeriss offers the possibility of holding features like facial, object, and sound recognition in the palm of your hand. A New Chip from MIT Eyeriss, a new 168-core chip,…

Large Scale IoT Investments Already Starting To Take Shape

Large Scale IoT Investments Already Starting To Take Shape

IoT Investments Taking Flight The Internet of Things (IoT) took a major step closer to becoming the dominant reality of our times today with the news that software giant Cisco would be acquiring a startup called Jasper Technologies Inc for a jaw-dropping US$1.4-billion in cash and equities. It’s the latest high-profile acquisition in a power struggle for dominance as the internet of things moves from vision to reality. Jasper’s primary business is to connect cars…

Utilizing Digital Marketing Techniques Via The Cloud

Utilizing Digital Marketing Techniques Via The Cloud

Digital Marketing Trends In the past, trends in the exceptionally fast-paced digital marketing arena have been quickly adopted or abandoned, keeping marketers and consumers on their toes. 2016 promises a similarly expeditious temperament, with a few new digital marketing offerings taking center stage. According to Gartner’s recent research into Digital Marketing Hubs, brands plan to increase digital commerce investment as they attempt to connect business revenue with digital marketing spend through “digitally led business models.”…

Hybridization: A Mindset Approach

Hybridization: A Mindset Approach

The Social Data Cloud One of the most amazing attributes of the cloud and its related technologies is its sheer openness. New companies and ventures spring up daily, fueled, in some cases, by one single good idea. They launch first and then seek out operating capital through angels or crowdfunding afterward. This is a whole new ballgame. In a similar vein, employees of established companies seek more flexible work hours, ask to use their own…

Microsoft Acquires SwiftKey Smart Predictive Keyboard Technology

Microsoft Acquires SwiftKey Smart Predictive Keyboard Technology

Microsoft Acquires SwiftKey After a day of rumors, Microsoft has now confirmed that it has acquired SwiftKey, the London-based company behind the popular predictive keyboard app of the same name. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to a Financial Times report yesterday, Microsoft was looking to pay in the region of $250 million for the startup. Founded in 2008, SwiftKey developed a solid reputation on Android over a number of years as a…

5 Exciting Startups From The Netherlands

5 Exciting Startups From The Netherlands

Promising Netherland Startups The Netherlands, considered one of the most prominent startup arenas in Europe, provides an environment focused on strong education coupled with a formidable tech infrastructure, and both encourages and rewards entrepreneurs. Though the Dutch government recognizes the limits of their small country, it urges startups to dream big, develop their businesses in the U.S., and finally spread back through Europe. Says Neelie Kroes, special envoy for Dutch startups, “For quite some time…