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Thought leadership elevates government into the cloud

Thought leadership elevates government into the cloud

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It is no secret that the U.S. public sector is struggling to adapt to the information age. A report issued last week by the U.S. Government Accountability Office studied 65 aging legacy systems still in operation. The highlights show the appalling state of the systems controlling public services: The Education Department still runs on Common Business Oriented Language, the […]

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Cloud satellite solutions help tackle deforestation, wildfires and more

Cloud satellite solutions help tackle deforestation, wildfires and more

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Satellites are used within a variety of private industries — like weather, communications and media — but satellites take an enormous amount of money, contracts with ground station providers, and data management capabilities. In the past, this has made the satellite industry limited only to those who can manage all of those moving parts and […]

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At AWS Public Sector Summit, Amazon braces for a changing cloud industry

At AWS Public Sector Summit, Amazon braces for a changing cloud industry

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Public clouds are coming into the core technology infrastructures of government agencies everywhere. By the same token, governments around the world are intensifying their scrutiny of public cloud providers and other large providers of internet-based business and consumer services. At its latest public sector summit this week in Washington D.C., Amazon Web Services Inc. clearly […]

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AWS adds new partner programs for cloud migrations and government projects

AWS adds new partner programs for cloud migrations and government projects

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Amazon Web Services Inc. relies extensively on partners to assist enterprise customers with their cloud projects. Today, Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing unit launched new partner programs to address two types of cloud projects that account for an increasingly important part of its business. First up is the ISV Workload Migration Program. It will provide resources for […]

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Google’s Looker purchase opens new front in cloud computing wars

Google’s Looker purchase opens new front in cloud computing wars

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Google LLC is making its largest acquisition in the public cloud market with the intended purchase of business intelligence firm Looker Data Sciences Inc. for $2.6 billion in an all-cash transaction announced this morning. The deal has the potential to help jumpstart Google’s efforts to compete better with much bigger public cloud leaders Amazon Web Services […]

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Setting rivalry aside, Microsoft and Oracle link their public clouds to go after AWS

Setting rivalry aside, Microsoft and Oracle link their public clouds to go after AWS

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Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. are integrating their competing public cloud platforms to form a unified front against Amazon Web Services Inc., their common rival. The partnership, which the companies announced this morning, has several components. The first is a direct network link between Microsoft’s Azure and Oracle Cloud that will facilitate faster data sharing […]

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AWS announces new IoT services and managed Kafka offering

AWS announces new IoT services and managed Kafka offering

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Amazon Web Services Inc. has announced general availability of a several new services that it first announced during its annual re:Invent conference last November. Two of the new services are focused on the “internet of things”, which is an area that AWS says it’s looking to expand into in order to satisfy its customer’s demands to […]

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Q&A: As AI and machine-learning tech evolves, AWS keeps pace

Q&A: As AI and machine-learning tech evolves, AWS keeps pace

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Major data trends occurring in the enterprise are focused on cloud and artificial intelligence platforms. But while companies are often eager to learn more about this tech, they aren’t quite sure how they will benefit, according to Ariel Kelman, vice president of worldwide marketing at Amazon Web Services Inc. “Machine-learning and AI are really at the forefront […]

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AWS announces general availability of its document reading service Textract

AWS announces general availability of its document reading service Textract

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Amazon Web Services Inc.’s Textract service, which uses machine learning to extract text and data from documents including tables and forms, is now generally available. Textract was first announced during the AWS re:Invent conference in November as one of several new machine learning services designed for use by people with no expertise in the subject. Amazon […]

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Stratoscale furthers its drive toward a multicloud hybrid platform

Stratoscale furthers its drive toward a multicloud hybrid platform

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Continuing its evolution from a provider of hyperconverged software into the developer of a full private cloud software stack, Stratoscale Ltd. today introduced a new version of its namesake offering. Version 5 adds new identity management services along with support for message buses, domain name services, improved monitoring and database replication. It also adds improved services for […]

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