Topic: cloud

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Commonwealth Bank pilots blockchain-based ‘smart money’ app for disability payments

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has partnered with CSIRO’s Data61 group to pilot a blackchain-based programmable money app.

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Microsoft open-sources Infer.Net machine learning

The technology will become part of the ML.Net framework for statistical modeling and online learning

IBM launches blockchain-based, global food tracking network

IBM's blockchain-based electronic supply chain ledger for tracking food from farm to shelf is now commercially available and is being piloted by some of the largest global retailers and suppliers.

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IoT analytics guide: What to expect from Internet of Things data

Data capture, data governance, and availability of services are among the biggest challenges IT will face in creating an IoT analytics environment. IoT analytics will also place new pressures on network infrastructure. Depending on the application and industry, IoT’s requirements will create more demand for additional bandwidth and less tolerance of latency within the network infrastructure.

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Alibaba Cloud, Zhejiang Lab and BML Munjal University host NLP Hackathon in India

The winning team of the hackathon ‘thecodingcartoon’ won a cash prize of INR 50,000. The second and third prize winners received Rs 30,000 and 20,000 respectively. 

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Skytap angling for 'big three' public cloud partnership

Goldman Sachs-backed cloud service provider Skytap will soon be integrated with at least one of the 'big three' public cloud vendors, according to chief executive Thor Culverhouse.

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What the Cloudera Hortonworks mega merger means for the big data industry

Former rivals Cloudera and Hortonworks announced that they are merging this week, bringing together two once red-hot, heavily VC-backed unicorns that have both struggled to effectively monetise their open source-backed solutions.

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Slack readies team analytics – and a faster desktop client

The collaboration software firm talked up upcoming features at its Frontiers event this week as it looks to take on rivals in the workplace.

McAfee QTR sees cryptocurrency mining surge continue in second quarter

​McAfee have released their Quarterly Threat Report, showing an 86% increase in known samples of cryptojacking in Q2 2018 alone.

How Splunk got into IoT

Machine data specialist Splunk has formalised its plans to enter the internet of things (IoT) space this week with Splunk Industrial IoT, promising to "take Splunk's ability to make data usable to an entirely new set of customers".

Lenovo is bringing supercomputing and AI to the mid-market: Kirk Skaugen

From hyperscale to supercomputing, from software-defined to AI, Lenovo’s reorganized GTM brought about a 400 percent YoY growth for the company.

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How updating an outdated industrial control system can work with fog computing

An executive from fog computing startup Nebbiolo Technologies walks us through an example of how aging Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems can be brought up to date.