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Q&A: Oxford University museums digitize collections for 24/7 virtual access

Q&A: Oxford University museums digitize collections for 24/7 virtual access

Q&A: Oxford University museums digitize collections for 24/7 virtual access 1
With more than 8.5 million treasured objects in its care, the Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) of the University of Oxford contain some of the world’s most significant collections, such as the Einstein blackboard, the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, and Egyptian mummies. With so many items in its care, GLAM can’t display them all. In fact, it only has floor […]

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Traditional IT services are ‘dead’; next-gen cloud services in sight, says Rackspace VP

Traditional IT services are ‘dead’; next-gen cloud services in sight, says Rackspace VP

Traditional IT services are ‘dead’; next-gen cloud services in sight, says Rackspace VP 2
The first shift toward public cloud services has made a rich yet extremely complicated digital disruption in the technological industry, and traditional IT services are dead — at least that’s the view of Prashanth Chandrasekar (pictured), senior vice president and general manager of Rackspace Inc, which claims to have the industry’s broadest portfolio of applications, data, security […]

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Keynote analysis: AWS Summit spotlights builders and data that keep AWS strong

Keynote analysis: AWS Summit spotlights builders and data that keep AWS strong

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With upwards of 12,000 attendees for AWS Summit’s one-day event in London, it’s hard to imagine that nearly 15 years ago Amazon Web Services Inc. was so little regarded as a true player in the public cloud market. “AWS announced its first service in 2006, very quietly announcing EC2, a compute service nobody really paid […]

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Cloud infrastructure spending tops $21B in first quarter

Cloud infrastructure spending tops $21B in first quarter

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Analyst firm Synergy Research Group’s latest numbers on public cloud infrastructure spending shows that enterprises just can’t satisfy their voracious appetite for hosted services. Spending on cloud infrastructure jumped by 42% in the first quarter of 2019 from a year ago. Synergy, which calculates cloud infrastructure spending using earnings data from the main cloud providers, […]

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Cloud computing again leads the profit parade at Amazon

Cloud computing again leads the profit parade at Amazon

Cloud computing again leads the profit parade at Amazon 6
There’s still a cloud hanging over Amazon.com Inc., but that’s a good thing. Thanks once again to strong growth in its cloud computing operation, the tech and retail giant today reported better-than-expected profits in its first quarter. But light guidance for second-quarter companywide operating income kept a lid on shares, which rose only about 1% […]

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Report: Apple has inked a five-year, $1.5B cloud contract with AWS

Report: Apple has inked a five-year, $1.5B cloud contract with AWS

Report: Apple has inked a five-year, $1.5B cloud contract with AWS 7
The relationship between Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. is one of the most prominent examples of the so-called coopetition that has permeated the tech industry. Apple competes with the online retail giant in a growing number of markets, while also hosting a sizable portion of its infrastructure on Amazon Web Services Inc.’s cloud. A report […]

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In the multicloud era, is hardware an asset or a liability for tech providers?

In the multicloud era, is hardware an asset or a liability for tech providers?

In the multicloud era, is hardware an asset or a liability for tech providers? 8
Edge computing is driving hardware to the center of the cloud revolution. Devices are central to today’s cloud-to-edge paradigm. They are the hardware platforms into which AI software is being embedded, infusing data-driven intelligence into practically anything and everything. Is hardware a dirty word? Hardware is definitely hip again. Strong hardware engineering and design expertise […]

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Cloud Next day two wrap: Google makes a strong developer push

Cloud Next day two wrap: Google makes a strong developer push

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Google LLC made even more product announcements on day two of its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco than on the opening day of the event — this time aimed chiefly at software developers. Google is very clearly reaching out to the core enterprise customers that have flocked in greater numbers to its principal public-cloud […]

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