13 reasons to ditch AWS for another cloud

Amazon Web Services clearly dominates the field. One of the first clouds, AWS is today’s leading choice for good reason. It offers so many options and services under its virtual roof that it’s nearly impossible to summarize the breadth. There are dozens of machine types to choose from, dozens of ways to store data, and […] Read more »

Cloud computing has another killer quarter

To most people, Jeff Bezos’ Amazon is known as the company reshaping the way people buy everything from books to shoes to groceries. But the part of Amazon that is driving Bezos within shouting distance of becoming the world’s richest person doesn’t really sell anything, it rents computing power in the cloud. The cloud is […] Read more »

Google is helping to build another Asia-Pacific submarine cable

Google is investing in another massive undersea fiber-optic cable as a part of its plans to build out network connectivity around the world. The company announced Wednesday that it is helping to fund a project called Indigo, which will connect Jakarta, Singapore, Perth and Sydney to one another. The cable will run for approximately 9,000 […] Read more »

Salesforce takes another swing at Microsoft with chatbot building tools

Companies have another set of tools at their disposal to build chatbots. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has begun touting a new LiveMessage service that’s aimed at connecting his company’s Service Cloud with messaging services like Facebook Messenger and SMS.   Benioff is pitching the new service as a way to turn messaging apps into a […] Read more »

Salesforce takes another swing at Microsoft with chatbot building tools

Companies have another set of tools at their disposal to build chatbots. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has begun touting a new LiveMessage service that’s aimed at connecting his company’s Service Cloud with messaging services like Facebook Messenger and SMS.   Benioff is pitching the new service as a way to turn messaging apps into a […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: In an attempt to disrupt Splunk, Elastic makes another acquisition

Elastic is the commercial vendor that sits behind the Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash and Beats open source projects. Elasticsearch was created back in 2010 by Shay Banon, co-founder and CTO of the Elastic company, and is built upon the Apache Lucene information retrieval project. All of the different projects focus on taking structured and unstructured data […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Hive — another attempt to resolve the email conundrum

Hive. A great name for a startup with an interesting history. Hive is a new startup founded by a couple of experienced guys. John Furneaux is the ex-global head of customer success at Huddle while Eric Typaldos was previously employed by the White House as a technical architect for the Office of Management and Budget and […] Read more »