Volvo connected safety tech aims to prevent car/ cyclist accidents

Duncan Riley | December 19th

Volvo Personvagnar AB, in collaboration with sports gear maker POC Sweden AB and Telefonaktiebolaget L. M. Ericsson have announced a new connected safety technology that connects drivers and cyclists. The technology, to be formally unveiled at CES Las Vegas in January,...»

Microsoft admits “human error” led to last month’s Azure outage

Mike Wheatley | December 19th

Microsoft has just published a blow-by-blow account of what went wrong during last month's Azure cloud storage service outage, which caused thousands of websites, including its own Windows Store and MSN.com, to go offline. The Microsoft...»

IBM cloud business on track to exceed expectations after $4B Q4

Bert Latamore | December 17th

IBM said today that it has generated $4 billion in new multi-year enterprise cloud business since November 1, citing new agreements with Lufthansa, WWP, Thomson Reuters, Woox Innovations, Dow Walter, ABN Amro and Thomson Reuters. IBM’s cloud business...»

Breakthrough or big flop? Arcadia is Microsoft’s secret weapon in game-streaming

James Farrell | December 17th

Recent reports suggest that Microsoft’s ‘next big thing’, a game and app-streaming service codenamed Arcadia, is moving along. The service will allow Windows devices to stream games from the Azure cloud platform. The rumors surfaced following a...»

Canonical’s “Snappy” Ubuntu Core bites into Google’s Cloud

Mike Wheatley | December 17th

Canonical Ltd., the maker of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has just made its snappy Ubuntu Core operating system, designed for running Docker containers, available on Google's Compute Engine. Ubuntu Core is a...»

FoundationDB extends NoSQL database to gear up for Internet of Things

Saroj Kar | December 16th

With the arrival of highly distributed applications (as found in Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and others) and the Internet of Things, SQL databases have proven inadequate in terms of scalability, ease of management, cost and deployment in the...»

CISO’s influence grows as cloud envelops the enterprise

Mike Wheatley | December 16th

In case you need any more evidence that enterprises no longer see the cloud as a security threat, here it is straight from the horse's mouth – almost 90 percent of IT security leaders have,...»

Bose to jump on streaming music bandwagon with own service

Duncan Riley | December 16th

Audio equipment company Bose Corp. is jumping on the streaming music bandwagon by building its own service, according to a job placement it is currently advertising. The Worcester, MA based manufacturer has advertised for a Senior User Experience Designer: Cloud Music Services ...»

Snapchat gets a job: Office oopsies no more

Cheryl Knight | December 15th

Permission is a bygone requisite for today's tech-savvy employee, with services like Google Drive and Dropbox Inc. providing free file management solutions with remote access via the cloud. Circumventing the traditional top-down method of software approval in the workplace,...»

What you missed in Cloud: VCs pile on the bandwagon

Maria Deutscher | December 15th

Last week was a good one for cloud startups as investors flocked to the new crop of contenders hoping to make their mark on the industry amid the intensifying struggle for dominance. Mesosphere Inc. charged ahead on...»