Customers of cloud computing need to be assured that providers apply appropriate security practices to mitigate the risks they both face. They need this guarantee to be able to make good business decisions and to maintain or obtain safety certificates. An initial symptom of this need for assurance is that numerous cloud providers are bombarded […]
IBM announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded a two-year, nine-month contract to continue providing cloud services to the U.S. Army. The $135 million contract is a follow-up from the previous agreement IBM signed with the U.S. Army’s Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) in September 2012. Under the previous contract, IBM said it helped the […]
From: Doc Emmet Brown To: Marty Mcfly Dear Marty, If my calculations are correct. the last time we saw each other was the year 1985. Ten years later, in the year 1995, you’ve followed in your father’s footsteps and become a science fiction writer. Marty, I am writing to alarm you about a major disturbance […]
The U.S. baseball industry is using high-tech help to make sure up and coming players keep their eye on the ball with RightEye’s vision tests. This week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, RightEye announced the baseball news. See also: Will MLB players’ union play ball with wearables? The Bethesda, Maryland technology company […]
One way to understand a market’s maturity is to look at how simplistically solutions are described. IoT has often been described as some sort of physical device that pipes sensor data into the cloud for deep learning. This is actually not a bad description. In fact, we do generally want to move as much intelligence as feasible […]
In the race to win clients in the highly competitive cloud computing market, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has taken to transporting client data in high-tech tractor trailers. AWS recently introduced its data-on-wheels platform with the appropriate yuletide moniker of Snowmobile. ZDNet covered the recent launch of the data truck by AWS CEO Andy Jassy. He […]
A new EU-Japan collaboration looks to take smart cities to the next level with a cloud-based open data platform. Telecom Paper recently reported on the summer launch of the research project “City Platform-as-a-Service – integrated and open,” or CPaaS.io for short. The EU-funded initiative is a partnership between government and private sector players in Japan […]
China has launched a quantum-encrypted satellite that could prove a major cybersecurity breakthrough if it proves truly “hack proof.” The implications of the recent satellite launch was came via Abu Dhabi-based The National. The experimental technology in question is the Quantum Experiments at Space Scale, or QUESS satellite, which is component of a space programme under […]
U.S. federal government spending on cloud computing jumped 25% in the past three years, driven by infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) investment. An article by Nextgov discusses the finding of a recent report by big data analysis firm Govini that shows strong cloud spending. This follows an earlier report that government spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) […]
GemPower Cloud is a Singapore-based joint venture that aims to accelerate smart city growth by speeding the enabling of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The firm announced the joint venture between People Power China, a cloud and mobile services provider for IoT, and Singapore-based Gem Weltronics that makes green technology solutions. The GemPower venture aims to […]
Financial services are aspiring to develop the “banking of things” through new streams of data created by devices and cloud computing. A recent article by American Banker explored various facets of banking that was being impacted by the emergence of new connected devices that are creating data at a furious pace. Indeed some industry experts […]
In a bid to bolster its cloud capacities, Space‐Time Insight bought San Francisco-based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) startup GoFactory for an undisclosed amount. San Mateo-based Space-Time said the acquisition will boost its real-time visual analytics by adding GoFactory’s industry expertise and IIoT technologies. This follows another recent cloud computing acquisition, where Samsung bought Joyent […]
Samsung is pumping up its cloud-based capabilities with the acquisition of San Francisco-based Joyent for an undisclosed amount. Information Week reports that Joyent’s private and public cloud computing services will support the South Korean electronics giant’s Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and cloud-based lines of business. “Samsung evaluated a wide range of potential companies in […]
The rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the tandem acceleration in malicious attacks on connected devices will drive worldwide expenditures on IoT security by 24% this year to $348 million. And that’s the good news; according to a new report that momentum is expected to accelerate significantly after 2020. An Information Week […]
A new report shows healthy revenues for 21 benchmarked Internet of Things (IoT) companies in the last quarter of 2015, with revenue growing by almost 15% to levels approaching $7 billion. Cloud computing and IT infrastructure are especially potent drivers of IoT revenues, as vendors help companies cope with ever increasing rivers of data. In […]
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the undisputed leader of the cloud computing market, announcing in a letter to shareholders that the business will reach $10 billion dollars in annual sales this year. Reaching $10 billion in 2016 would mean a huge surge in sales, considering AWS made $7.9 billion last year. The e-commerce giant also […]
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