Create Snapshots From Any Block Storage Using EBS Direct APIs

I am excited to announce you can now create Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) snapshots from any block storage data, such as on-premises volumes, volumes from another cloud provider, existing block data stored on Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), or even your own laptop 🙂 AWS customers using the cloud for disaster recovery of on-premises […]

PC shipments grew 3-11% in Q2 2020 despite coronavirus

After years of bad news, PC shipments saw growth in 2019, only to have the coronavirus pandemic cut the celebration short in Q1 2020. Now for some good news: The PC market grew between 2.8% and 11.2% in Q2 2020, according to research firms Gartner and IDC. Gartner called the rebound “a short-term recovery,” while […]

Amazon launches monitoring service AWS IoT SiteWise in general availability

Amazon today announced AWS IoT SiteWise, its managed monitoring service for industrial customers, is now generally available two years after its unveiling at AWS re:Invent 2018. SiteWise is live for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers as of this week in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt), and Europe (Ireland) regions, with […]

AWS IoT SiteWise – Now Generally Available

At AWS re:Invent 2018, we announced AWS IoT SiteWise in preview which is a fully managed AWS IoT service that you can use to collect, organize, and analyze data from industrial equipment at scale. Getting performance metrics from industrial equipment is challenging because data is often locked into proprietary on-premises data stores and typically requires […]

Tidelift catalogs tries to make sense of open-source dependencies

Managed open source company Tidelift wants to help organizations navigate through their open-source dependencies as well as clear up any confusion.  According to the company, organizations usually take a distributed or centralized approach when it comes to managing open-source dependencies. With the distributed approach, developers are free to bring in new open-source components without many […]

What Keeps Analytics And Data Science Executives Up At Night?

One way to explore what trends may be emerging is to talk to people about what has them most excited or worried about the future. In the analytics and data science space, a recurring theme among experienced leaders is the concern of not being able to keep up with all of the rapid change taking […]

Newzoo: Esports revenue forecast drops despite huge interest and viewership

Esports demand is going strong in terms of its audience, but even with that, revenues are likely to decline this year as companies can no longer stage big physical events. Back in April, market researcher Newzoo was pretty timid about knocking down its esports forecast for 2020. But the company revised its forecast a second […]

IBM weighs in on Istio joining Google’s Open Usage Commons

Google yesterday announced the creation of the Open Usage Commons (OUC), a new open source organization focused on trademarks. As part of the launch, Google reveled the open-source service mesh project Istio would be joining the organization.  As a result, long-timer partner and founding member of the Istio project IBM has expressed disappointment in the […]

How AI Is Making Mining Safer and More Efficient

When you think of artificial intelligence, mining probably isn’t the first industry that comes to mind. Like any other sector, though, mining is undergoing a data-driven revolution — and AI is leading the charge. Mining companies have a lot to gain from the technology, and they’re implementing it more and more.No matter what kind of […]

Activating the opportunity marketplace and investing in the workforce of the future

This virtual panel session from MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Next conference takes an in-depth look at Deloitte and MIT Sloan Management Review’s recently released research on Opportunity Marketplaces. Right now, businesses are facing a three-dimensional challenge—survival while remaining competitive, re-engagement of the workforce, and continuous cultivation of the customer base—coupled with rapidly adopting new technologies like 5G, […]