Mike Wheatley

Mike Wheatley is a senior staff writer at SiliconANGLE. He loves to write about Big Data and the Internet of Things, and explore how these technologies are evolving and helping businesses to become more agile.

Before joining SiliconANGLE, Mike was an editor at Argophilia Travel News, an occassional contributer to The Epoch Times, and has also dabbled in SEO and social media marketing. He usually bases himself in Bangkok, Thailand, though he can often be found roaming through the jungles or chilling on a beach.

Got a news story or tip? Email Mike@SiliconANGLE.com.

Latest from Mike Wheatley

Cybersecurity outfit ProtectWise closes on $25M Series B round

Security analytics software startup ProtectWise Inc. today said it has closed on a Series B funding round that raised $25 million. The round, which brings its total funding to $42 million, was led by Arsenal Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital Partners, Tola Capital and other strategic investors. ClearSky Managing Director Jay Leek joins the board. […]

Microsoft claims Windows 7 no longer ‘fit’ for business

Microsoft Corp.’s German subsidiary has said that the Windows 7 personal computer operating software is no longer “fit” for business users, in what looks like another effort to push companies to upgrade to Windows 10. A translated version of Microsoft Germany’s post says that Windows 7 is no longer able to “keep up with the […]

FTC slaps Qualcomm with antitrust lawsuit, alleging it forced Apple to use its chips

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm Inc. is being sued by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for violating laws on fair competition. The FTC on Tuesday filed a three-page complaint against Qualcomm, accusing it of strong-arming smartphone manufacturers, including Apple Inc., into agreeing to unfair licensing deals through the abuse of its patents. Qualcomm saw its share price […]

Eyeing virtual reality, Zoom lands massive $100M Series D funding round

Zoom Video Communications Inc., the Santa Clara, California-based startup that’s bidding to disrupt the online video communications industry, has just landed $100 million in new funding. The Series D funding round brings its total funding to $145.5 million and puts its valuation over the $1 billion mark. The round was led by Sequoia Capital Operations LLC, […]

With lasers, security chips, encryption galore, Google sends a message: Don’t even try to hack us

Google Inc. has just published a white paper that details how it secures the data centers for its public cloud services and internal operations, sending a clear message: Don’t even think about trying to hack us. In order to physically infiltrate one of Google’s facilities, one will need to contend with security cameras, laser intrusion […]

Spending on cloud IT infrastructure rises 8.1 percent in third quarter

Cloud IT infrastructure revenues are on the rise, with sales from servers, storage and Ethernet switches growing by 8.1 percent in the third quarter of 2016 from a year ago as sales of most traditional hardware plummeted. In International Data Corp.’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, the analyst firm said that vendor revenues from sales […]

Hortonworks hires Raj Verma as its new president and sales chief

Hortonworks Inc. is refreshing its sales team with the appointment of industry veteran Rajnish Verma as its new president and chief operating officer. The new president, who was previously COO of enterprise software company TIBCO Software Inc., will be tasked with advancing Hortonworks’ global sales strategy and execution, and will oversee sales, sales engineering, channel, […]

Concerned about security, Commerce Department urges creation of IoT strategy

The United States government needs to formulate a national strategy for the Internet of Things to guide global standards and determine the best use of radio spectrum and other infrastructure assets. That’s the chief finding of a new report from the Commerce Department published Jan. 12. The report by Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration notes that […]

IBM announces all-flash storage arrays for cloud, machine learning jobs

IBM Corp. has updated its storage array line up with all-flash versions that offer increased capacities and support for cognitive and other demanding workloads. IBM announced the original DS8880 storage arrays last year, with a choice of three systems, each of which now has an all-flash variant. The company said in a release the new […]

The Trump effect: Political uncertainty trims Gartner’s 2017 IT spending forecast

Gartner Inc. is blaming political uncertainty for a rather modest forecast of 2.7 percent growth in global information technology spending this year. The research firm’s latest Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, which predicts spending of $3.46 trillion in 2017, says the growth will be driven by cloud infrastructure spending and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and […]