IT Services News, Features, and Interviews

  • Amazon Connect brings contact centers to the cloud

    Although cloud-based contact center software is still an emerging market, Amazon today introduced Connect, its take on this industry, hosted in the AWS cloud. The move represents AWS’s continued march into the enterprise communications market.

    29 March 17 06:08 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Solar power-related jobs in U.S. grew 25% in 2016

    New data from The Solar Foundation’s annual job census show the number of jobs in the U.S. solar-power industry grew at historic levels in 44 states.

    28 March 17 20:30 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Tesla becomes utility, battery storage supplier to Hawaii's Kauai

    Tesla is touting its new solar power and battery storage substation on the Island of Kauai. The facility will provide 52 megawatt hours of energy, saving 1.6 million gallons of diesel fuel a year that has been used to supply generator electricity.

    22 March 17 06:05 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Gen 6 performance unleashes the all-flash data centre

    Business leaders are embracing digital transformation as a critical factor for success and they expect IT to help them innovate faster, increase profitability and gain a competitive advantage. But this is putting new pressures on IT organisations and pushing mission critical storage environments to the limit.

    21 March 17 12:21 Written by Phillip Coates, Brocade
  • 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.

    21 March 17 03:16 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Oracle promises IaaS growth as cloud business rises

    Oracle’s third quarter financial results continue to show that the company’s future is in the cloud. On Wednesday, the company reported massive growth in its software- and platform-as-a-service businesses, promising further gains as its customers do away with their data centers.

    17 March 17 07:26 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

    Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the company announced Wednesday.

    16 March 17 03:34 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • AWS follows Google with Reserved Instance flexibility changes

    Customers who have Reserved Instance contracts with Amazon Web Services will be able to subdivide some of their Linux and Unix virtual machine instances while maintaining their capacity discounts, thanks to pricing changes announced Monday.

    15 March 17 07:50 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • 10 ways Google improved its cloud at NEXT

    At its NEXT conference Google made the case that it is ready for enterprises. These 10 announcements are some of their proof points.

    14 March 17 23:21 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Los Angeles tests gunshot sensors on light poles

    Los Angeles is testing sensors attached to streetlights to wirelessly detect gunshots and other noises, and may expand the service to include sensors to recognize air pollution and earthquakes.

    14 March 17 06:44 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Here’s why Google Cloud support is now priced per person

    One of the key messages out of Google Cloud Next last week: The company has gotten serious about serving enterprise customers in a way that meets their needs. A key component of that is a new set of support plans for customers of its cloud platform.

    14 March 17 04:38 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • An action plan for cloud management

    It’s important to keep track of the who, what, where, when and why of your data.

    13 March 17 23:12 Written by By Kyle Wood and Jordan De La Cruz