Brian MacDonald

IT Industry News - Week Ending September 30, 2016

Blog Post created by Brian MacDonald Employee on Sep 30, 2016
  • SiliconANGLE reported IBM launched a new cloud-based platform called Project DataWorks, which aims to make big data insights easier to access by integrating data with IBM’s Watson AI capabilities. PCWorld also reported this news.
  • ZDNet provided an overview of updates to Splunk’s flagship suites, which include a heavy emphasis on machine learning advances.
  • eWEEK discussed how Microsoft announced the official launch of Windows Server 2016 at the company’s Ignite 2016 conference. ZDNet and CIO also covered this news.
  • ZDNet reported that SAP confirmed its acquisition of big data startup Altiscale. The article mentions SAP sees Altiscale as complementary to strategic initiatives such as the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
  • ZDNet covered Microsoft’s release of new AI features within Office 365, and the additional deployment of AI-enabled virtual agents via Dynamics 365 for Sales.
  • CRN discussed HPE’s Universal IoT platform, which creates a connected device allowing data to be extracted for analytics performance. 
  • Forbes reported Maana, a company that uses data analytics to index and organize the knowledge within a company to help them make decisions, released a new version of its AI platform today. 
  • TechTarget reported SAP announced new products for SAP HANA development at the company’s TechEd developer’s conference. SAP HANA, express edition, is a streamlined and downloadable edition of the SAP HANA in-memory platform, and SAP Web IDE is a rapid development SDK that sits on SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
  • TechTarget provided an overview of Dell Latitude E7270 and Latitude 3460, the latest additions to the company’s VDI portfolio. Computer Business Review also reported this news.
  • ZDNet reported Oracle is looking to double its data center capacity in Brazil by 2017.
  • Storage Review discussed DataCore’s partnership with Supermicro to build an enterprise-class hyper-converged solution, aiming to offer both ultra-high performance and web-scale simplicity that will boast the world’s fastest hyper-converged performance.
  • TechCrunch reported Microsoft will make Docker Engine available to Windows Server 2016 customers at no additional charge.
  • eWEEK published a slideshow of key highlights from Microsoft Ignite 2016, with a focus on digital transformation.
  • ZDNet published an article from Forrester Research discussing why tech companies should focus on customer outcomes to achieve digital transformation.
  • CIO reported Cloudera and Intel have donated a new open-source project to the Apache Software Foundation, Apache Spot, which focuses on big data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity. eWEEK also reported this news.
  • TechCrunch reported Druva, which offers data storage management and warehousing for disaster recovery, raised $51 million in funding in hopes of an IPO next year. Silicon Valley Business Journal also covered this news.
  • ZDNet provided an overview of new features and improvements to Kubernetes 1.4, Google’s open-sourced container management system.
  • Channel Partners provided an overview of the HPE/Microsoft Azure Stack solution, an integrated system that will deliver Azure-compatible IaaS and PaaS services to businesses from their on-premises data centers.
  • SiliconANGLE reported that SAP confirmed its acquisition of big-data focused startup, Altiscale. ITBusinessEdge also covered the news.
  • Wall Street Journal published a video interview with Peter Sondergaard of Gartner Research around how CEOs are now on par with IT teams in understanding digital transformation.
  • eWEEK published a slideshow featuring a roundup of news from Microsoft Ignite 2016 and how the company is applying artificial intelligence for enterprise digital transformation.
  • TechCrunch reported Arduino unveiled the ESLOV IoT Invention Kit, which adds IoT capabilities to hardware products.
  • ZDNet reported Samsung and SAP have partnered on a joint research center to develop in-memory platforms that increase processing for next-generation computing.
  • Storage Review discussed Lenovo’s announcement around building off of Microsoft Azure and Windows Server 2016 to create cloud-based, next-generation solutions designed to tackle the escalating storage needs of consumers.
  • TechTarget provided an overview of Workspot’s VDI 2.0 platform and the company’s position in the desktop virtualization market.
  • TechTarget reported Datera is expanding its Elastic Data Fabric capabilities with all-flash nodes, role-based multi-tenancy, encryption and compression.