Posts tagged “Internet of Things”

Updated May 25, 2016

Premium Lock IBM aims for more collaboration with center at NCSU's Centennial Campus

IBM is opening what it calls at Education Collaboration Center on N.C. State's Centennial Campus, saying it wants to work with faculty and students to "make a difference in the world." The tech giant says it is providing a mix of gifts, equipment and services worth $30 million.

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Updated May 24, 2016

Premium Lock 'Wow:' Quintiles takes vivid VR plunge to improve digital health

Darrell Pryor, news photographer for WRAL TV, utters a "wow" and smiles as he removes the virtual reality goggles during the first VR demo given by Quintiles to news media about its new VR initiative. But Quintiles isn't playing games. It's aiming to improve the clinical trials process and digital health. "We feel we are out there at the edge," says the Quintiles exec leading the VR charge. "People come out of the experience different." Indeed, they do.

May 23, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Look for more acquisitions to drive cloud growth

Analysis: Expect Cisco to acquire hybrid cloud management and orchestration software and expand its hyperconverged solutions to effectively compete with HPE, Dell, EMC and Nutanix. So believe analysts Andrew Smith and Patrick Filkins at Technology Business Research break down what's happening inside Cisco in the last of a three-part review.

May 20, 2016

Premium Lock Tech links: 'Watson' at Moogest; free Cisco IoT training; AT&T connects cars; Red Hat bitcoin; Epic grants; China drug prices

High tech In today's tech Links roundup of news affecting Triangle companies: IBM's Watson at Moogfest; Cisco plans free IoT training online; AT&T links cars and data; Red Hat offers more details on its bitoin initiative; Epic Games awards $75,000 in grants; and China slashes prices for GSK, AstraZeneca drugs.

May 19, 2016

Premium Lock Researcher: Google playing catch-up in Internet of Things

New products, gizmos, devices and services touted at Google I/O 2016 demonstrate that the global tech giant is playing from behind in trying to capitalize on the rapidly emerging Internet of Things, says a U.K. researcher of all things IoT.

Updated May 19, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Cisco's earnings: Diversified portfolio enables growth

Cisco's headquarters      Analysis: Cisco's traditional core business of network hardware declines but growth in a diversified portfolio of offerings such as security and collaboration are enabling growth, says Technology Business Research analyst Patrick Filkins.

Updated May 19, 2016

Premium Lock Google echoes Amazon's Echo, opens VR door + Recap of major announcements

Google is showing off a new smart-home speaker, a virtual reality system called Daydream and a chat service called Allo during its annual conference that serves as a launching pad for its latest products and innovations.

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Updated May 18, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: New engineering structure to drive cloud innovation

Chuck Robbins  Analysis: Tech investors will be watching Cisco, which reports its latest earnings this week. Beyond quarterly data, however, a new engineering structure is crucial going forward. Analysts Andrew Smith and Patrick Filkins at Technology Business Research break down what's happening inside Cisco in part two of a three-part review.

May 17, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Cisco: Restructuring is driving cloud innovation

Cisco's campus on Kit Creek Road in RTP  Analysis; Tech investors will be watching Cisco, which reports its latest earnings this week. But whether a recent reorganization will deliver a quick positive return on investment remains unknown. Analysts Andrew Smith and Patrick Filkins at Technology Business Research break down what's happening inside Cisco.

May 17, 2016

Premium Lock Robot truckers; Huawei expands smartphones ; Zuckerberg-conservative meetup; Amazon brands

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: A startup wants to bring robotic trucks to highways; China's Huawei aims to grow in phone market; Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to meet with conservatives; and Amazon is expanding its brands.

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Updated May 16, 2016

Premium Lock Previewing Moogfest: 10 events you don't want to miss

​Moogfest is a synthesis of music, art and technology. The festival, which is May 19-22 in Durham, will feature tons of speakers, workshops and concerts. Here's our breakdown of 10 events you don't want to miss.

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Updated May 11, 2016

Premium Lock Inside EMC World: The two imperatives to avoid disintermediation

EMC Analysis: The digital revolution necessitates business practice modernization for EMC, its partners and its customers, concludes a team of analysts from Technology Business Research which attended the recent EMC World event. As they point out in this third of four reports, EMC faces many changes as it gears up for a merger with Dell.

Updated May 11, 2016

Premium Lock Moogfest creates 'data lake' to help crunch, analyze festival

Moogfest offers family-friendly events Moogfest is coming to Durham next week promising four days of fun, tech and music. To help festival goers as well as organizers capitalize on the experience, big data consulting firm Mammoth Data is creating a "data lake" to analyze what's happening in real time.

Updated May 10, 2016

Premium Lock Inside EMC World 2: Aiming to bridge current, next-gen data needs

EMC  Analysis: Last week at EMC World, the tech giant disclosed much more than plans for the company post-merger with privately held Dell when chairman Michael Dell renames the combined company Dell Technologies. EMC is hardly disappearing with new products and services coming, note a team of analysts from Technology Business Research. In part two of an in-depth analysis, TBR looks at how EMC is building a data bridge to meet client needs now - and the next generation to come.

May 9, 2016

Premium Lock New NCSU research leads to 25% smaller RFID tags

Paul Franzon Engineering researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a suite of techniques that allow them to create passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that are 25 percent smaller - and therefore less expensive. This is possible because the tags no longer need to convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) in order for the tags to function effectively.

May 6, 2016

Premium Lock Lenovo spells out details of $500M investment fund, 'incubator group'

Lenovo is disclosing details about its newly established $500 million investment fund. The global tech company also is launching a new incubation group that will help fund various Lenovo subsidiaries such as its SHAREit service and "smart" technology efforts.

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Updated May 4, 2016

Premium Lock Inside Citrix: A refocused portfolio reignites growth

Analysis: Citrix, which has a major presence in Raleigh where its ShareFile operation is based, is showing new life. Its first quarter 2016 earnings report reflects revenue growth being driven by its recent reorganization and consolidation as well as a refocused portfolio, writes Sanjay Medvitz of Technology Business Research.

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May 4, 2016

Premium Lock AOL goes VR; Google-Fiat Chrysler minivan; Apple loses iPhone name suit; Google's $250K Flint offer

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: AOL promises more live content, including VR, plus a public studio; Fiat Chrysler and Google are teaming up to develop an autonomous minivan; Apple loses a suit in China over the iPhone name; and Google offers $250,000 to Flint, Mich.

May 3, 2016

Premium Lock Next drone is warship; Philips lighting spinoff; billboard data tracking probe; Oculus VR delays

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The Navy unveils an unmanned sub hunter; Philips is spinning off its lighting group; Senator wants probe of billboards that track mobile data; and delays in Oculus VR devices generate complaints.

Updated April 29, 2016

Premium Lock SAS: IoT, machine learning are transforming utilities

Power grid A new white paper from SAS reports that the Internet of Things and machine learning are transforming the nation's utilities industry as they seek to build an ever-smarter grid for services delivery.

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