Data & Analytics

January 17, 2020 Three Ways IoT Could Improve Urban Living

IoT manufacturers aren’t just waiting for 5G connectivity to deliver significant smart city solutions. From a smart city conference in Dublin, we showcase three examples of how IoT is improving urban environments today.

January 17, 2020 Microsoft and Zoom Announce Partnership for Enhanced Web Conferencing

Coming early 2020, Zoom Rooms will be able to join Microsoft Teams meetings and Microsoft Teams Rooms will be able to join Zoom meetings.

January 17, 2020 Microsoft and Cisco Announce Partnership to Enhance Web Conferencing Interoperability

Microsoft and Cisco have announced a partnership to enhance interoperability between Microsoft Teams Rooms and Phone System and Cisco Webex Room. The move reflects growing end-user demand for a unified communications platform that encourages mixed-vendor interoperability.

January 17, 2020 Slack’s Stock Value Hits All-Time Low

Slack’s stock value continues to plummet, with Microsoft’s Teams offering cited as a major reason.

January 16, 2020 Microsoft Teams Innovations to Benefit Healthcare Organizations

Microsoft Teams’ latest innovations offer a range of benefits for healthcare organizations.

January 15, 2020 Oracle’s Q2 FY20 Earnings Are Good, but Top Line Growth Remains Stagnant

Oracle reported slightly better-than-expected Q2 FY20 results, but despite substantial revenue numbers and high growth areas such as Oracle Cloud, Fusion ERP, and Autonomous Database, it’s unclear when these market segments will accelerate revenue growth materially.

January 15, 2020 Swit Announces Integration With Salesforce

Swit has announced a new integration with Salesforce: Salesforce CRM Integration powered by Swit.

January 09, 2020 Quest Software’s Toad for Oracle Streamlines Unit Testing to Better Support DevOps Workflows

Quest Software’s latest updates to Toad for Oracle adds a new utPLSQL unit test creation module that simplifies database development unit testing, making it easier to incorporate database development in DevOps workflows and reducing the risks of database changes.

January 07, 2020 Cisco Enhances Collaboration Portfolio

Cisco Systems has announced several enhancements to its collaboration portfolio, which includes new software and hardware solutions and a partnership with Microsoft.

January 07, 2020 Medica Selects Altruista Health’s GuidingCare Platform to Provide Better Service to Its One Million Members

Non-profit health plan organization Medica announced that it has selected GuidingCare as its patient-centered care management platform to facilitate care management and capture patient information even when internet is unavailable.

December 20, 2019 Swit Launches Advanced Tier

Swit has launched a new Advanced tier for its collaboration suite, enabling innovative cross-team collaboration for small and large organizations.

December 18, 2019 VoltDB Secures $10 Million in Series C Funding to Meet Demand for 5G Data Requirements

VoltDB is at the forefront of in-memory database solutions that support 5G. Securing $10 million funding will ensure VoltDB stays at the leading edge in this tech space.

December 18, 2019 Talend Now Supports Microsoft Azure for Its Complete Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) Suite

Establishing a proper integration strategy and platform is complex. Many vendors offer some level of data integration support either in a cloud or in an on-premises environment. Talend is one of the leading iPaaS vendors announcing complete iPaaS support for the Microsoft Azure cloud.

December 18, 2019 Tableau and AWS Expand Strategic Relationship to Bring Analytics in the Cloud Closer to Their Customers

Leading analytics player Tableau recently announced its new initiative – Modern Cloud Analytics (MCA) – which sees it partnering with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) to make cloud-based analytics more achievable for their customers.

December 11, 2019 Generational Shift in the Workplace Is Boosting Use of Video Conferencing: Lifesize

With the bulk of the millennial generation now fully in the workforce and moving into decision-maker roles, the way business gets done is changing. And it involves a lot more collaboration over video, according to a new report from Lifesize.

December 02, 2019 Google Is Acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

Google is acquiring Fitbit, a leading wearables brand, for $2.1 billion. Google says the motivation is to “help more people with wearables,” expand its vision of “ambient computing,” and, of course, grab a share of the fast-growing $8-billion digital health market.

November 27, 2019 Microsoft Teams Client for Linux Confirmed

A Microsoft Teams client for Linux has been confirmed, with a preview becoming available by the end of 2019.

November 26, 2019 Databricks Is Investing 100 Million Euros in Its European Development Center

Databricks, a data processing and analytics platform with a strong focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), is investing 100 million euros (US$111 million) in its European Development Center to take advantage of the European pool of talent and cutting-edge research.

November 26, 2019 Fluid Framework: “Movable Type” for the Digital Work Experience

Fluid Framework, unveiled in May at Microsoft’s Build 2019 company conference, lets developers rally the help of near real-time coauthoring, reusable mix-and-match document components, and digital assistants like translator aids in the content creation experience at speeds and scale not available before.

November 20, 2019 Dell Boomi Introduces Chatbots With its New AI Bot Framework

There are many data integration vendors, but very few have managed to provide a comprehensive suite of features to meet integration needs. Dell Boomi is one of the leading Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) vendors announcing an AI bot framework for complex chatbot integration.

November 20, 2019 Databricks Raises $400 Million in Series F Funding Led by Andreessen Horowitz to Accelerate R&D

Databricks, a data processing and analytics platform with a strong focus on AI and machine learning, recently raised $400 million in a series F funding round. This puts the company value at $6.2 billion. Databricks plans to use the money to hire more engineers to accelerate R&D.