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BMW’s vision for a world of connected cars

The conversion of the Internet of Things with the automotive industry will create world of cars that integrate with a connected home, drive themselves and are at your beck and call. This is the future, as outlined by BMW.

Written by Brandon Butler23 May 16 20:00

The future of auto safety is seat belts, airbags and network technology

Technology is being developed that would create a world of connected cars communicating with one another to help reduce the 5.6 million car accidents on U.S. roads each year. But just how to enable vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication is still up for debate.

Written by Brandon Butler23 May 16 20:00

Where does IBM fit in the cloud market?

Recently released reports from two investment research firms call into question just exactly where IBM fits in the cloud computing market. Deutsche Bank says IBM has “no chance” of catching AWS; UBS calls IBM one of the “Big 4” in cloud

Written by Brandon Butler17 May 16 02:49

Pivotal raises $253M led by Ford, Microsoft

Pivotal, the platform as a service company spun out from VMware and EMC three years ago, today announced plans to close a series C financing round worth $253 million led by Ford, Microsoft and its existing investors GE and its two parent companies.

Written by Brandon Butler06 May 16 03:52

How a giant like GE found home in the Cloud

During the past few years, leaders at General Electric have been aggressively migrating the 123-year-old company to the Cloud. But it hasn’t been easy. GE’s CTO for IT explains what roadblocks the industrial giant encountered, and what he’s doing now to ensure other companies who follow suit have a smoother journey.

Written by Brandon Butler18 April 16 20:00

Amazon Web Service exec on competing with Google and Microsoft

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the IaaS cloud market with Google and Microsoft both making big pushes to unseat Amazon Web Services. We caught up with Amazon’s Cloud Strategy GM Matt Wood to discuss how machine learning, real-time analytics and event-driven computing are driving new use cases in the cloud.

Written by Brandon Butler08 April 16 02:44

Volkswagen chooses OpenStack for private cloud

The second largest car manufacturer in the world, Volkswagen Group, will use the open-source cloud computing platform OpenStack to build a private cloud that will host websites for its brands VW, Audi and Porsche, and be a platform for innovating automotive technology, the company has announced.

Written by Brandon Butler07 April 16 00:48

Microsoft, Google make their pitches to unseat Amazon in the cloud

The past two weeks have been a bonanza of cloud conferences and they provide useful insight into the ongoing IaaS cloud wars between Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Despite a flurry of announcements, the consensus is that neither Microsoft nor Google did anything over the past two weeks to unseat AWS, but it’s clear the cloud wars are as hot as ever.

Written by Brandon Butler01 April 16 07:19

10 big announcements from Google’s Cloud Conference

At its big cloud user conference this week Google added some core features for enterprise customers and some fancy new machine learning tools too. Check out the top 10 announcements from Google Cloud Platform NEXT.

Written by Brandon Butler26 March 16 03:01

Why Dropbox dropped Amazon's Cloud

Dropbox has culminated a multi-year project to build a customised infrastructure environment that company officials say is finely tuned to their specific needs, allowing them to reap savings compared with how they used Amazon Web Services' cloud. Should you get out of the cloud too?

Written by Brandon Butler18 March 16 06:41

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