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

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 […]

Arcadia Data brings visual analytics to Cloudera Enterprise

Arcadia Data Inc. is making it easier for users to extract business insights from Hadoop and other big data platforms in a new team-up Cloudera Inc. The company said Wednesday that it’s integrating its Arcadia Enterprise visual analytics software with Cloudera Enterprise to create what it calls a real-time, Hadoop-native analytics platform. The idea here is to simplify […]

Workday stock soars as it lands Wal-Mart in its biggest deal yet

Enterprise software company Workday Inc. saw its shares jump by almost 10 percent on Wednesday after it was revealed that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had signed a subscription to use its human resources platform. Trading in Workday’s stock was briefly halted on the New York Stock Exchange pending the release of material news after it rose […]

Report: Microsoft Teams to surpass Slack within two years

A new survey on business chat apps from information technology network tools provider Spiceworks Inc. reckons the number of Microsoft Teams users will surpass that of Slack within just two years. Considering Teams has been available to Office 365 Enterprise customers only since November, that would be no mean feat. Spiceworks’ survey found that Microsoft’s Skype […]

Robocop startup Knightscope launches $20M crowdfunding campaign

Knightscope Inc., which builds security robots that are already out on patrol in malls and hospitals in the Silicon Valley area, is launching a crowdsourced “mini-IPO” in which it aims to raise $20 million in funding. The Mountain View, California-based company is using the Seedinvest platform to launch its campaign, after having previously raised $14.76M […]