Technology

Apple adopts the AI move, introduces new machine learning API framework

Apple, in its recently concluded annual Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 (WWDC), announced major product development and technology adoptions by the company. They covered company’s key product areas like iPhones, MacBooks, and IOS to implementation of technologies like Machine learning to improve user experience. Apple, like many other big IT players, is headed towards bringing AI and machine learning capabilities to user’s systems and mobile devices. With this, soon iPhone, iPad and Apple watch users will see faster tasks execution and improved device usability with the implementation of AI technology. For attaining this, the company unveiled its new machine learning framework API – Core ML, for developers. The core function of this would be to speed up AI execution task, which can va...

Microsoft Azure Stack TP3 – leading the way to hybrid cloud adoption

Microsoft, the leading provider of legacy hardware and software products, cloud-based software and productivity solutions has always managed to stay ahead in terms of new technological developments and software inventions. Its public cloud platform- Azure is growing exponentially, giving a tough competition to its market contemporaries – AWS and Google. While Azure was primarily focused towards the public cloud, Microsoft expanded its horizons to cover the hybrid cloud opportunity with Azure Stack. Hybrid cloud is rising as a popular IT service adoption model with over 79.7% of large organizations already having a hybrid cloud strategy in place, against 51.4% who are using both public and private cloud, as per an IDC study commissioned by Dell EMC. With hybrid cloud, users get the be...

Google focuses on building an AI-first world with its new Cloud TPUs

Artificial Intelligence is continuously leading the way among the span of technologies in bringing out new software designs and capabilities. Google’s new AI chip is the latest one to get added to this. At company’s annual developer conference held recently, CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new AI chip that can be a technological break-through in the world of machine learning and automation. With this, Google signaled the increasing role of AI in software and hardware development. The chips known as Cloud Tensor Processing unit (TPU) are designed to speed-up the machine learning operations and are also an upgrade from the first generation of chips Google announced at its last year’s I/O meet. The second-generation chips can deliver nearly 180 teraflops of performance which is much higher as c...

The ransomware attack continues, affecting systems worldwide

The ransomware attack that hit the world computers on Friday affecting a lot of NHS trusts, is attracting a lot of concern from security agencies, government and IT companies, majorly because of the big data that they all deal with. The malware operator called WannaCry or WanaCrypt 2.0 used an exploit that was leaked by a group called “ShadowBrokers” to run the malware into the computer systems of major hospitals, telecommunications, and courier services. The malware uses strong asymmetric encryption via RSA 2048-bit cipher to lock files and then demands ransom in lieu of decrypting it. One of the identified ways through which the malware is spreading on unaware PCs is – email spams. The attack was apparently brought to a halt by a researcher at MalwareTech – although he did not real...

Microsoft shifts it focus from Mobile-first Cloud-first world towards the Intelligent Cloud

Microsoft at its build 2017 conference revealed its vision of the future workplace that will run with the power of Artificial Intelligence, IoT and robotics. Microsoft’s keynotes focused on server less and edge computing models that will bring new capabilities in almost every industry from healthcare to manufacturing. CEO Satya Nadella spearheaded several announcements keeping in mind the developer community. He also went ahead advising developers to make good use of technology to help society advance. He said, “We should empower people with technology – inclusive design can be an instrument for inclusive growth.” He also added, warning the developers to be more responsible, “It is up to us to take responsibility for the algorithms we create.” He considers IoT as the main data driver that ...

Office 365 plays pivotal role in Microsoft’s growth and presents opportunities for MSPs

As per 451 Research’s Hosting and Cloud Study 2017, there has been an increase in the number of hosted application services used by the organizations. Last year, nearly 55% organizations used email, collaboration and productivity apps for increasing business productivity. With digital transformation, hosted application services like file storage, database and warehousing, CRM and others are witnessing an increased usage. The need for collaborative communication and emailing solutions like Office 365 is also rising. As per the data released by the Microsoft, there are over 70M plus Office 365 commercial active users. Customers want more than just an emailing solution and thus, Office 365 is witnessing a rapid rise and is playing a pivotal role in Microsoft’s growth. As per Microsoft news on...

IBM acquires Private cloud and hosting business of Verizon

Verizon, through an official statement, announced the decision to sell its private cloud services and hosting business to IBM. With the new development, it seems like Verizon’s cloud services and hosting businesses have come to an end. Verizon entered the cloud market back in 2011 when it acquired Terremark, preparing a strong foundation for its private cloud business. Cloud market is witnessing a fierce competition between major players like Amazon, Google and Microsoft who have already reserved a place for themselves. Verizon also sold its public cloud services last year and with this recent move it appears like it was not able to set a higher scale for its cloud service and now might come up with new business strategies all-together. George Fischer, SVP and Group President at VES (Veriz...

Cloud IaaS to exceed traditional data center outsourcing spend in 2017

Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service will see new highs this year exceeding traditional datacenter outsourcing spend. As per a Gartner report, traditional datacenter spend in India is predicted to reach $559 million while Cloud IaaS spending will sum around $677 million, in 2017. Cloud IaaS services represent a cost effective and optimized model of managing infrastructural needs of the organizations and act as the reason why most of them go for these integrated systems. Talking about the trend, Gartner Research Analyst – DD Mishra said, “As the demand for agility and flexibility grows, organizations will shift toward more industrialized, less-tailored options. Organizations that adopt hybrid infrastructure will optimize costs and increase efficiency. However, it increases the complexity...

Bitcoin records high with rising demand from Japan

Bitcoin price index went up high on Monday, with a 5.5 percent surge and touched a record of $1,422.22 and closed near $1,415 on Monday, as per CoinDesk. CoinDesk analyst – Alex Sunnarborg, reported a rise in global trading volume majorly from Japan and its bitFlyer bitcoin exchange. Bitcoin is a digital currency which is used for purchasing goods or services through online trading using any wallet software or an online payment service. It is the medium through which traders buy digital technologies and with a rise in interest in cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, bitcoin is experiencing more demand. Spurred by increasing global trading activity, the digital currency is adding more numbers in the market. Brian Kelly, Founder – Brian Kelly Capital, told a news channel, “The biggest drive...

Enterprise Mobility Transformation Ushers In New Trends and Opportunities

The enterprise mobility landscape is rapidly undergoing transformation, due to the emerging digital technologies like IoT, robotics, artificial intelligence, wearables, virtual reality and the BYOD trend. The widespread adoption of mobility solutions is a result of the increased productivity that an organization and the employees experience by using these solutions at work. The mobility, still an emerging technology, has played a pivotal role in bringing new opportunities and trends in the commercial device market in the year 2017. With BYOD device policies in trend, organizations see a considerable decrease in the hardware costs, as employees connect from their own devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops, Notebooks and convertibles through technologies like cloud computing, wireless IP ne...

Increased IoT adoption opens new door of opportunities for providers

Increase in the internet penetration rate, growing interconnected devices and BYOD trend in the organizations along with an increase in the new technologies is leading to growth in the Internet of Things (IoT). The term IoT is used for representing a system of interconnectedness of machines, computing devices via internet, allowing easy exchange of data. As per the data released by Microsoft in the Hosting and Cloud summit 2017, IoT is impacting all sizes of businesses from manufacturing, infrastructure, logistics, transportation to government and is helping organizations with insightful data and analytics. It also promotes asset management and remote monitoring. The coming years can see several inventions around IoT, like smart lighting to take control over energy consumption, smart parki...

Microsoft Office adopts blockchain technology through new add-in

Microsoft has announced the development of a new add-in for its Office suite. The new add-in – Stampery, is a blockchain-based bit of software that is used for document verification and certifications. Blockchain technology has found an important place in nearly all sorts of technological applications, and now has moved to a yet another software platform – Microsoft Office. The add-in will help install timestamping protocols in Office software suites. With an objective to expand its customer base, Stampery has also added Microsoft Office in its client’s list. Stampery, like other blockchain-based software technologies, focuses on making protocols and procedures much transparent and easy to attribute. The Stampery architecture comes in the form of a Public API. Users can integrate their own...

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