Predictive evaluations: Using AI to reward (or punish) employees for future performance

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Human resources professionals are (or soon will be) using artificial intelligence (AI) to recruit and interview job candidates, to measure an employee’s value, and to conduct performance assessments. The next step — which some companies are already taking — is to use AI to assess not past, but expected future performance. From Bloomberg‘s Rebecca Greenfield: Using […]

Plus d’intelligence avec les fournisseurs de services cloud du futur

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Selon un récent rapport, les fournisseurs de services cloud  commencent à proposer aux entreprises des technologies intelligentes pour se démarquer des concurrents. « Pour augmenter leur part de marché, de nombreux fournisseurs de services cloud  introduisent des instances de calcul spécifiques qui ciblent les charges de travail intensives et facilitent l’intégration de l’intelligence artificielle et […]

I fornitori di servizi cloud del futuro offriranno più “intelligenza”

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I fornitori di servizi cloud (CSP per la sigla in inglese) stanno iniziando ad offrire tecnologie intelligenti ai clienti aziendali come un modo per differenziarsi dai concorrenti, secondo un recente rapporto di mercato. “Per accrescere la quota di mercato, molti fornitori di servizi cloud (CSP) stanno introducendo istanze di calcolo specializzate, che mirano a carichi […]

Quantum computing is coming (ready or not)

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Quantum computing holds the promise of providing levels of computing power that we can only imagine today. But what is quantum computing? It’s a complicated topic that sort of makes my head hurt, to be honest. Quantum computing’s key ingredient is qubits, which are explained by Larry Greenemeier in Scientific American: A qubit can represent a […]

Cloud service providers (CSPs) of the future to offer more “intelligence”

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Cloud service providers (CSPs) are beginning to offer intelligent technologies to enterprise customers as a way to separate themselves from competitors, according to a recent market report. “To grow market share, many cloud service providers (CSPs) are introducing specialized compute instances, which target data-intensive workloads and ease the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine […]

What are cloud regions and availability zones?

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If you use a public cloud, you’ve used availability zones (AZ), but what are they really? How do they fit into regions anyway? Let’s go over the basics. First, a region is not an AZ. No, I know what you’ve been told, but it’s not. A region must have at least one AZ within it, […]

Gartner shows us a world of public cloud haves — and have-nots

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Some people — and I’m one of them — are cynical about the value of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants. But, sometimes they hit the nail on the head. And, they do just that in their most recent analysis of the Infrastrcuture-as-a-Service (IaaS) public cloud. In this analysis, we see one ruler: Amazon Web Services (AWS). Oh, Microsoft, […]

2017 will be a cloud buyer’s market as providers simplify and add capabilities

In 2016, four clear leaders emerged in the cloud provider market, and in 2017 we can expect these leaders to innovate and differentiate through simplicity, automation, analytics and cognitive computing. Without question, the clear leaders in enterprise cloud at the end of 2016 were Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, IBM and Google. In terms of […]

From a World of Watson to a World WITH Watson

Cognitive — the most used word at this year’s World of Watson demonstrated a shift away from terms like artificial intelligence and machine learning in what felt like an attempt to almost “humanise” the overall proposition. Keynote speakers, such as New York Times columnist Tom Friedman (@tomfriedman), talked about Industry 4.0 as the “cognitive era,” predicting that […]

Cloud market update: AWS still leads, but is another player on the rise?

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In most mature industries, there are two dominant players. Smartphones: Android and iPhones. PCs: Macs and Windows; and so on. Public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds aren’t there yet. But Morgan Stanley, the global financial services company, thinks it will come down to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). However, in a new report by Synergy Research […]