Stories by Brandon Butler

How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center

At its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM is announcing new features for its blockchain service in an attempt to bring this distributed database technology from its initial use of powering Bitcoin to a broader market, including the financial services industry.

Google Cloud exec talks courting enterprises, competing with Amazon and Microsoft

Google is seen as a runner-up to Amazon and Microsoft in the IaaS public cloud computing market and one thing analysts say the company needs to do is better attract enterprise clients. Last year Google hired a new VP of Customers to head up that effort. We asked Tariq Shaukat how he plans to court enterprises to Google’s cloud.

How Cisco wants to become the Switzerland of the cloud

After years of juggling with different strategies of how to pursue the cloud computing market, Cisco now has what it believes will be a winning one: Become a so-called Switzerland of the cloud. A range of offerings will help customers manage multiple types of clouds – public or private, and the apps that run on them.

Google cloud debuts Intel’s latest Skylake processors

Google today announced that it is the first IaaS public cloud provider to run the newest version of Intel’s chips, named Skylake, representing new functionality that will be available in Google’s cloud before rivals Amazon and Microsoft.

How Philips is turning toothbrushes and MRI machines into IoT devices

It’s a new era of IoT-enabled machines – from toothbrushes to high-end medical imaging equipment - and Philips wants to be on the cutting edge of offering its consumer and business customers access to more data. The company hopes this will help keep patients more healthy and machines running more smoothly.

Amazon releases Chime, a new cloud-based UCaaS

Taking on incumbents like Cisco, Avaya, Microsoft and Google, Amazon today announced Chime, a cloud-based unified communications as a service application that the company says brings a fresh approach to online conference calls and meetings.

Rackspace is cuting 6% of its workforce

Texas-based cloud computing company Rackspace announced that it is cutting about 6% of its workforce in areas that have seen slowed growth in recent years.

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