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Hyperscale data centre CAPEX up 59% - but dominated by usual suspects
In the first half of this year more than US$53b has been spent on hyperscale data centre development, with the bulk of that from just 5 companies.
Big data and AI: How cutting-edge technology can change the healthcare industry
Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle joined forces, pledging to speed up the progress of health data standards and interoperability.
Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
Gartner - IaaS public cloud services market grew 29.5% in 2017
Amazon is still on top, but Alibaba’s investment strategy is giving the company huge potential for global growth.
Canalys: Smart speaker installed base market to hit 2018 milestone
"These deployments are a major opportunity for the IT channel to develop solutions and provide technical skills and services that customers may lack.”
Rackspace takes next step in AWS migration certification
As an AWS Migrations Acceleration Program Partner, it can help customers reduce the risk of migrating to AWS cloud.
IDC - Who’s winning the smart speaker battle?
The hottest two categories, Smart Speakers and Video Entertainment products, are expected to represent 71% of the market in 2018.
eBay king of online shopping ahead of Gumtree, Amazon, Kogan
eBay is the favourite online shopping with over 9.4m Aussies visiting in an average four weeks, ahead of local second-hand site Gumtree with 5.6m.
Is AI key to maximum profit for retail and FMCG firms?
Retailers including Amazon, Alibaba, Lowe’s and Tesco are developing their own AI solutions for automation, analytics and robotics.
Amazon vs. consumers on the Aussie shutout
Amazon announced that due to GST regulation they will no longer be shipping from the US to Australia. Its comment and the consumer perspective inside.
Rackspace achieves AWS Financial Services Competency
The company demonstrated expertise with AWS and passed an assessment of their solutions in order to receive the designation.
Progress and AWS offering self-service Industrial IoT solution
The offering will empower R&D and innovation groups with better decision-making capabilities for IIoT proof-of-concept (POC) and pilot execution.
Synergy reports record-breaking Q1 capex spend for big cloud providers
The capital expenditure (Capex) of hyperscale operators jumped to $27 billion in Q1, according to Synergy.
Google beats Amazon to first place in smart speaker war
Smart speakers continue to be the world’s fastest-growing consumer technology segment.
Big 5 fuel ‘staggering’ growth of capex in hyperscale data centres
Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook continue to balloon in the hyperscale data centre market with spending reaching an all-time high.
Is your business ready to talk chatbots?
That introduces a new criterion to how IT leaders make their choice of chatbots: observability.
The colocation market conditions you need to know about before picking a provider
As the market expands, so does your ability to find an outstanding collaborative provider who can establish a right-sized approach just for you.
Cloud boom continues as giants threaten small operators
"Cloud growth in the last two quarters has been quite exceptional."
AI and the cloud - a match made in heaven
When it comes to technology trends, they don’t come much bigger than cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
GlobalData: AWS, lower cloud adoption barriers or face being overtaken
GlobalData has released commentary reporting Amazon's days at the top of the cloud market could be numbered unless it makes some changes.
Amazon: A digital wake-up call for Australian retail
Don’t be deceived by Amazon’s "soft start" in Australia. It knows exactly what it's doing.
A glance at the future: Mind-reading AI, VR journalism & radical collaboration
Let's imagine a situation in which a police department of the future adopts "mind-reading" technology to predict a crime before it even happens.
Report: Enterprise server demand underwhelming for 4Q17
A report by Dell’Oro Group has shown that high memory costs contributed to a slower than expected Purley refresh cycle slowing sales in the quarter.
AWS launches image recognition AI for APAC developers
Amazon Rekognition makes it easy to add image analysis to applications, using powerful, deep learning-based image and face recognition.
Whitepaper: How to make sure your security architecture keeps up with surging network speeds
The annual cost of cybercrime is expected to exceed US$6t by 2021 with a large contributor being the sheer amount of data that requires processing.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?
Whitepaper: How to explain why IT security needs more budget
Do you want to convince your higher-ups that IT and security need more budget?
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."