How IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon do machine learning in the cloud

For any cloud to be taken seriously, it has to meet an ever-rising bar of features. Machine learning seems to now be on that list, as all the major cloud providers now feature it. But how they go about doing it is another story. Aside from the “curated API vs. open-ended algorithm marketplace” models, there… Continue reading How IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon do machine learning in the cloud

Hortonworks seeks salvation in proprietary software

Three years ago Hortonworks led a chorus of open source Kumbaya as it sought to differentiate itself in the rapidly growing Hadoop market. Today, Hortonworks has significantly changed its tune, embracing proprietary software as a way to improve its financials. The only shocker here is that it took so long. Last month I declared that… Continue reading Hortonworks seeks salvation in proprietary software

Internet2 at 20: Alive and kicking

Nearly 20 years after its launch, Internet2 is quietly humming along on university campuses across the country, doing its R&D work and connecting researchers who might otherwise not be able to share information so readily. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here (Insider Story) from InfoWorld Cloud Computing… Continue reading Internet2 at 20: Alive and kicking

CIOs, stop dreaming about total cloud control

CIOs have a tough job these days. They have to adopt cloud computing and, at the same time, not give up control over their systems’ processes and data. Many CIOs are starting to regain control. Rogue clouds led in the past, with departments going around IT to make deals with SaaS and IaaS cloud providers.… Continue reading CIOs, stop dreaming about total cloud control

Microsoft strengthens security tools for Azure, Office 365

Microsoft has enhanced the holistic agile security platform it touted last November with integrated insights obtained from the company’s intelligent security graph and tighter collaboration with industry partners. The changes highlight Microsoft’s current approach to enterprise security, which focuses on moving enterprises to cloud platforms to improve overall security. The company announced security features for… Continue reading Microsoft strengthens security tools for Azure, Office 365

Yahoo schools Spark on deep learning

Yahoo has created a deep-learning system for creating predictive applications like speech or image recognition. While these systems are already delivered by open source projects like Google TensorFlow or Microsoft CNTK, Yahoo stands apart by leveraging a major force in big data processing: Spark To read this article in full or to leave a comment,… Continue reading Yahoo schools Spark on deep learning

How BMC’s CEO plans to cut your IT costs by a third

In 2013, venerable IT management vendor BMC Software went private, a move that CEO Bob Beauchamp says enabled the company to invest heavily in modernizing technology, fresh leadership and a new strategy aimed at helping customers advance their digital transformation initiatives. In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Beauchamp talked with Chief Content… Continue reading How BMC’s CEO plans to cut your IT costs by a third