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WANdisco’s new Fusion system aims to take the fear out of cloud migration


Software vendor WANdisco has announced six new products to make cloud migration easier and less dangerous as companies plan to move away from DIY computing.

Huawei shows how FusionSphere runs SAP HANA


SAP partner and telecoms equipment maker Huawei used the SAP TechEd conference in Barcelona to demonstrate how its FusionSphere operating system handles SAP’s HANA big data processing platform on Huawei hardware.

IBM to create HPC and big data centre of excellence in UK


IBM and the UK’s Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have jointly announced they will create a centre that tests how to use high performance computing (HPC) for big data analytics.

Semantic technology: is it the next big thing or just another buzzword?

Three has begun a lot of work on its core infrastructure to enable its mobile BI strategy

Most buzzwords circulating right now describe very attention-grabbing products: virtual reality headsets, smart watches, internet-connected toasters. Big Data is the prime example of this: but how ‘big’ is enterprise Big Data?

Alibaba launches what it claims to be China’s first cloud AI platform

Aliyun has launched what it claims to be China's first AI platform

Alibaba’s cloud computing division Aliyun has launched what it claims to be China’s first artificial intelligence cloud service.

EY, Hortonworks ink big data deal

Ernst & Young and Hortonworks are partnering on Hadoop

Global consulting giant Ernst & Young and Hortonworks have inked a deal that will see the two companies partner on helping joint clients overcome their big data challenges.

Networking the Future with SDN

SDN will be vital for everything from monitoring to security

The nature of business is constantly changing; customers are demanding faster, more responsive services, and as a result, firms need to ensure that their backend technology is up to scratch. Increasing adoption of the cloud, mobility and big data technologies has encouraged the IT department to address how they can best support these developing trends whilst benefiting the customer and employee experience.

The Natural Capital project deploys cloud, big data to better quantify the value of nature

Microsoft is teaming up with several US universities to use cloud and big data technologies to forward natural conservation efforts

The Natural Capital Project, a ten-year partnership between Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund and the University of Minnesota to determine the economic value of natural landscapes is using Microsoft’s cloud and big data technologies to help analyse and visualise data that can help municipal policy-makers improve the environment in and around cities.

Where does cloud fit into the Internet of Things?


The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to become one of the most transformative technological and commercial opportunities yet, with a range of IoT services already hitting the market. Some analyst houses are forecasting deployed connected devices to number in the tens of billions in just a few years, leading to the development of a new generation of interconnected solutions.

Camden Council uses big data to help reduce fraud, save money

Camden Council is using big data to tackle fraud and save cash as its budgets slim

Camden Council is using a big data platform to create a ‘Residents Index’ to help tackle debt collection, illegal subletting and fraud.