Searching For Truths In Big, Enormous, Massive Data

Big data concept picture with words bid data above a monitor over a map of the world. We have so much data, mountains and mountains of data. In fact, there’s so much, the name ‘Big Data’ doesn’t even do it justice. Maybe we should call it humongous data or at least enormous data. Yet for all this data, it seems we are lost in those piles of data, no closer to the answers that are supposed to solve our most fundamental business and social problems.… Read More


Cisco’s New Project Squared Collaboration Tool Offers Modern Alternative To Aging WebEx

Group of business people with various mobile devices. Cisco announced a new communications and collaboration platform today, they have dubbed Project Squared, which has been built from the ground up as a cloud-mobile tool designed to work smoothly across platforms regardless of the device. The tool lets you view audio and video, have multi-party meetings and share content in a single view.
And it offers a modern update for the older WebEx tool. Read More


Scaled Inference Lands $8M From Khosla To Build A Cloud-Based AI Platform For All

big data visualization Scaled Inference — a startup founded by two ex-Googlers that is building a cloud-based platform for third parties that want to use artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to run their apps and services – has raised another round of funding to continue its development and hiring, a Series A round of $8 million from Khosla Ventures.
This brings the total amount of… Read More


Microsoft Buys Israeli Hybrid Cloud Security Startup Aorato In $200M Deal

aorato cloud Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Aorato, an Israel-based maker of security solutions co-founded by veterans of the Israeli defense forces, which only exited from stealth earlier this year. Aorato’s focus is on enterprise services in the cloud and in hybrid on-premise and cloud environments, using machine learning to detect suspicious patterns. The terms of the deal were… Read More


MLB Runs Its Massive Statcast Tool In The AWS Cloud

Jon Lester, pitching for the Boston Red Sox in 2008. Major League Baseball recognizes it’s a software-defined world and as such over the last several years, it’s been moving quickly to create applications to enhance the fan experience and let them watch and interact with MLB properties, wherever they are on whatever device they wish to use. But MLB is also a statistics-driven game so the league worked with Amazon Web Services to… Read More


Amazon Announces New Service Catalog Product at re:invent

AWS Service Catalog Today on stage at AWS re:invent in Las Vegas, Andy Jassy, senior VP for AWS announced a new product called AWS Service Catalog that lets administrators set up a portal with a variety of services configured as they wish, while providing a way to track who is using the services for compliance and perhaps charge-back purposes. The promise of the cloud has always been the ability to set up a set… Read More


Windows 10 Technical Preview Build ‘9879’ Touches Down Today

windows-101 Short note here for all you on Windows 10: Expect a new build of the code today.
What’s in build ‘9879?’ We have a few ideas, but I presume that there will be more in the build than the market current expects. I hope, at least. It isn’t clear what time today the version of the preview of Microsoft’s new operating system will touch down, but it will come… Read More


Dropoff Will Build Same-Day Delivery Right Into Your Business

Screenshot 2014-11-12 13.11.18 The courier industry has been around since the middle ages, but it has changed very little. Dropoff is looking to change that in a marketplace that is quickly heating up around express, same-day, reliable deliveries.
Dropoff offers a web and mobile dashboard that lets you book a courier anytime, review prices before you start, get reliable ETAs and then track the package as it’s moving. Read More