Posts tagged “Internet of Things”

December 21, 2015

Premium Lock Inside Accenture: Marketing services, AI capabilities investments paying off, but threats loom

Accenture Analysis: Grooming talent and developing IP ahead of market demand positions Accenture to win share as clients rotate budgets seeking business outcomes, reports Technology Business Research analyst Bozhidar Hristov. But threats loom, such as IBM.

December 21, 2015

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Updated December 18, 2015

Premium Lock Former SAS exec Jim Davis takes chief marketing officer post an Informatica

Jim Davis, the long time executive vice president and chief marketing officer at SAS, is taking on the same title at Informatica. In an interview Friday, Davis disclosed what he will be doing at the California-based big data company and why he chose to leave SAS. Informatica's CEO says he's glad to have Davis onboard.

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Updated December 18, 2015

Premium Lock Red Hat shares surge despite strong dollar cutting into earnings

Red Hat            Red Hat shares surged more than 6 percent in after-hours trading to a 52-week high Thursday after earnings beat Street expectations. Revenue fell short a bit short of estimates. And its earnings forecast is mixed. A strong dollar cut significantly into Red Hat's performance. But investors like what they heard.

December 17, 2015

Premium Lock AT&T to 'transition' managed app, hosting services to IBM

IBM                           AT&T says it will "transition" its managed applications and managed hosting services to IBM in a deal announced Thursday after the markets closed. IBM will gain data space in AT&T data centers, but AT&T will keep networking and cloud services.

December 17, 2015

Premium Lock Lenovo's CEO: China can 'surpass global peers' in technology

China Lenovo Chair and CEO Yang Yuanqing is touting his native China's growing power as a technology leader at the World Internet Congress. His confidence is reflected in a recent report that found China beating the U.S. and Japan combined in patents. But Yang's defense of China President Xi's call for how the Internet is regulated may raise some eyebrows.

Updated December 17, 2015

Premium Lock Inside Oracle: Earnings report shows wait continues for 'cloud' payoff

Oracle Analysis: Oracle has very rapidly reinvented itself as a cloud software provider. A year and a half into its formal transition and nearly the entire portfolio is available in the cloud--now the challenge is to translate that same change in revenue, says Technology Business Research analyst Meaghan McGrath.

Updated December 17, 2015

Premium Lock California self-driving car rules trigger 'grave disappointment' at Google

Self-Driving Cars California unveiled precedent-setting draft rules Wednesday that would slow the public's access to self-driving cars of the future until regulators are confident the technology is safe.

Updated December 15, 2015

Premium Lock Here's what drone owners need to know about new FAA rules

A series of seven Q&As from the FAA spell out details of the new guidelines for drone, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), owners which take effect soon. Registration opens Dec. 21.

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Updated December 15, 2015

Premium Lock New FAA rules require most drones to be registered, marked

​Spurred by numerous reports of drones flying near jets and airports, the federal government will require that the aircraft be registered to make it easier to identify owners and educate amateur aviators.

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Updated December 14, 2015

Premium Lock Ready to fly? Next TechWire event digs into drone opportunities

Federal task force suggests new rules for drones, including an owner registry Drones are the hot Christmas toy, the photographer's choice and a growing business opportunity. Join us at the next WRAL TechWire Executive Exchange to learn the legal ins and outs before you fly.

December 14, 2015

Premium Lock Report: Cloud-based analytics demand to soar in 2016

A report from research firm IDG (and sponsored by Informatica), 63 percent of more than 400 IT executives say they plan to deploy or investigate cloud-based analytics in 2016. And more than 70 percent plan to deploy such services over the next three years.

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December 14, 2015

Premium Lock Internet of Things in NC: '15 a great year; '16 looks even better

NC RIoT, the organization focusing on driving Internet of Things opportunities in the Triangle and across the state, has much to celebrate as 2015 draws to a close. But 2016 looks promising as well starting with a strong N.C. presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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December 14, 2015

Premium Lock Informatica's new push: integration, governance, security for big data

StrikeIron now part of Informatica With the hiring of Jim Davis, the executive vice president and chief marketing officer at SAS, and through the acquisition of StrikeIron, data management firm Informatica has certainly raised its profile in the Triangle. So what's going on at the company when it comes to big data? Analyst Meaghan McGrath of Technology Business Research offers her insight.

December 8, 2015

Premium Lock IBM buys cloud video tech firm Clearleap as acquisition spree continues

IBM Cloud      IBM is buying Georgia-based Clearleap, a provider of cloud-based video services targeting ways to monetize it, in the latest of several recent acquisitions.

December 8, 2015

Premium Lock Cisco's Chambers: All firms need 'digital plan' for Internet of Things

John Chambers  The Internet of Things is not hype - just fact, to paraphrase John Wayne. So says Cisco Chairman John Chambers, who insists that IoT is a business reality and necessity as "all major" companies and governments are saying "they have to develop a digital plan."

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock Under new CEO, Cisco accelerates its business model modernization

Cisco's headquarters      Analysis: Cisco's latest quarterly financial results demonstrate its increasingly successful adaptation to next-generation IT architectures under new CEO Chuck Robbins, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber.

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock IBM Watson's new challenge: Helping online merchants sell, sell, sell

IBM is training its Watson supercomputer to fight cancer, to learn foreign languages, and so much more. Now comes a new tool suite: IBM Commerce Insights which is designed to help online merchants learn more about customers - and drive sales. Just in time for Christmas.

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock Consumer group to feds: Do not put the interests of the robot car developers ahead of the public's safety

In a letter to the Secretary of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the Consumer Watchdog organization says regulators should not be in a rush to approve automated vehicles such as those being developed by Google.

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Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Report: Cyber Monday sales break record as mobile orders surge

Cyber Monday   Market researchers comScore and Adobe both predicted record sales of some $3 billion on "Cyber Monday," and a New York-based firm that tracks ecommerce says online buying did smash the old mark. Adobe says sales hit $2.98 billion. Interestingly, social media was NOT a major factor. But mobile ordering was.

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