Internet of Things

Google Deepmind: The Importance of Artificial Intelligence

By Ronald van Loon | April 24, 2018

Developments in Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) are happening faster today than ever before. However, the nature of progress in A.I. is such that massive technological breakthroughs might go unnoticed while smaller improvements get a lot of media attention. Take the case of

Japanese companies see big things in small-scale industrial robots

By CloudBuzz | April 20, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – A two-armed robot in a Japanese factory carefully stacks rice balls in a box, which a worker carries off for shipment to convenience stores. At another food-packaging plant, a robot shakes pepper and powdered cheese over pasta

Intel Study Discovers Why So Many Factories are Still Operating in the 20th Century

By CloudBuzz | April 19, 2018

What’s New: Intel releases study, “Industry 4.0 demands the co-evolution of workers and manufacturing operations.” Research finds more than half of workers surveyed hunger for change and “intelligent” solutions for labor-intensive jobs, but many distrust new technology. What does it take

Lyft to offset emissions from rides with projects combating climate change

By CloudBuzz | April 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Lyft Inc is launching a program on Thursday to offset emissions from the 1.4 million cars that drive for the U.S. ride-hailing service by investing in projects to reduce other sources of greenhouse gas, the company

Exciting Potential of the AI Drones

The Exciting Potential of the AI Drones of Tomorrow

By Scott Andersen | April 18, 2018

Exciting Potential of the AI Drones If you look at the ground from above, you won’t see the contour lines of a map from the U.S. Geological Service. You will see the trees, ground, dirt and other plant life. If

It’s Not Digital Transformation; It’s Digital “Business” Transformation! – Part I

By Bill Schmarzo | April 17, 2018

Because you can’t do anything halfway, you’ve got to go  all the way in anything you do.” – Jerry Bruckheimer It’s disturbing that McKinsey’s recent research (see the article “Why Digital Strategies Fail”) found that only 8 percent of companies said their current

It’s Official: AI Can Now Do a Doctor’s Job

By Daniel Matthews | April 16, 2018

AI Can Now Do a Doctor’s Job Look at how far we’ve come with AI and healthcare. Not long ago, I took a look at the telehealth scene and noted that there were no algorithms coming up with direct diagnoses

My Fascination with Amazon Go

By Ken Tsai | April 9, 2018

Amazon Go Recently, Amazon unveiled the world’s first completely self-service, no checkout, grocery store — and it’s really captured the public’s imagination. Lines have stretched around the block to try the new, “no-line” experience. It’s the new topic of water cooler, coffee shop,

Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023: Handelsblatt

By CloudBuzz | April 3, 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023, when the life cycle of Ford’s Fiesta model is due to end, the head of the carmaker’s German business told a paper, adding he would welcome state subsidies

New IDC Smart Home Device Tracker Forecasts Solid Growth for Connected Devices

By CloudBuzz | March 29, 2018

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 29, 2018 – International Data Corporation (IDC) today published results from its newest Tracker research program covering the fast-growing market of Smart Home Devices. In this initial publication, the Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker focuses on market sizing and

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Cloud Proving To Be Major Resource For Hedge Funds

By CloudTweaks

Major Resource for Hedge Funds As we near the end of Q1 2013, hedge fund managers continue to generate higher returns. Following several years of sub-par performances from global hedge funds, investment managers have turned to cloud computing and infrastructure-as-a-service

Outsourcing Agile Cloud Development: A New Frontier

By CloudTweaks

Outsourcing Agile Cloud Development The rise in cloud popularity has brought a corresponding increase in the number of companies outsourcing their cloud software development. Yet things can get a bit complicated when a business sets out to find a compatible

Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters

By Richard Seroter

Reliable Cloud Performance People are right to be wary of any vendor claiming to be the “top performing!” or “fastest!” cloud provider. Most folks know that ANYTHING can look spectacular – or unspectacular for that matter – if you stack

Advances in Technology and Consumer Behaviour are Driving Transformation

By Francesco Venturini

Technology and Consumer Behaviour Advances in technology and consumer behaviour are driving a transformation in the way video content is delivered to consumers. The change involves a migration away from traditional broadcasting models and platforms towards digital distribution over the

Your Office 365 Data Security – Is It Properly Protected?

By Jeff Erramouspe

Office 365 Data Security As more and more people collaborate and access data from outside the office and across multiple devices, the potential for SaaS data loss increases dramatically, and the damage can be catastrophic. A staggering 60 percent of

Salesforce Gets Serious About Its Security Ecosystem

By Harold Byun

Security Ecosystem Salesforce is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies in history and while security is a major roadblock for many cloud projects, the company’s extensive security investments appear to be paying off. Salesforce is one of just

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

By Mary Stanhope

Connecting To The Cloud Determining the Best Cloud Connectivity Solution With the Cloud only being as good as employees’ ability to effectively access it, the overall user experience depends highly on enterprise network connectivity. Today, the Internet is the predominant

Are Leading Tech Companies A Threat To Older Tech

By Sharon Florentine

Leading Tech Companies Almost exactly a year ago, The Informational Data Corporation (IDC) made some pretty bold predictions regarding cloud computing companies and the development of a new high-tech industry in the convergence of social networking, and cloud-based computing and

Cloudy Apps: New Challenges And Complexities

By Alex Heneveld

Cloudy Apps New technologies often simplify some aspect of life, an aspect which was previously painful. But then, as soon as it is adopted, a technology presents new challenges and new complexities. With cloud computing, you can get a new

Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

By Allan Leinwand

The True Meaning of Availability What is real availability? In our line of work, cloud service providers approach availability from the inside out. And in many cases, some never make it past their own front door given how challenging it

Matthew Cleaver

Dispelling the Myths of Cloud Solutions for the Small Business

Dispelling the Myths of Cloud Solutions As a business leader, migrating to the cloud can be overwhelming due to the ...
Part 2: Strategies for Securing Mobile Devices in a Cloud-based World

Part 2: Strategies for Securing Mobile Devices in a Cloud-based World

Part 2: Strategies for Securing Mobile Devices With workplace mobility now a way of life and companies investing in cloud-based ...
The Shift from Monolithic to Microservices: What It Means for CTOs.

The Shift from Monolithic to Microservices: What It Means for CTOs.

The Shift to Microservices The shift in application development strategies is moving from monolithic design to isolated and resilient components ...
A Closer Look at the Hidden Costs of Collaboration Solutions

A Closer Look at the Hidden Costs of Collaboration Solutions

The Hidden Costs of Collaboration Solutions Collaboration technology is key to efficient communication and productivity for a dispersed and global ...
Two 2017 Trends From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Two 2017 Trends From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Reaching For The Stars People who know me know that I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I recently had the ...
Cloud Services Are Vulnerable Without End-To-End Encryption

Cloud Services Are Vulnerable Without End-To-End Encryption

End-To-End Encryption The growth of cloud services has been one of the most disruptive phenomena of the Internet era.  However, ...