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Apple Intelligence: How the iPhone’s on-device and cloud-based AI will work

June 7, 2024

Via: ZDnet

Apple is expected to have one of its most groundbreaking Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynotes on Monday, as the company plans to add major artificial intelligence (AI) features to its operating systems. But rather than unveiling a slew of flashy […]


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AI is wild card in data center energy demand, say electricity researchers

June 4, 2024

Via: Network World

Data centers could consume upwards of 9% of US electricity generation by 2030, more than double the amount currently used, although the role AI contributing to the demand, a new study has found. In its white paper, “Powering Intelligence: Analyzing […]


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Singapore looks to boost AI with plans for quantum computing and data centers

June 3, 2024

Via: ZDnet

Singapore is looking to carve out a global footprint in artificial intelligence (AI) with the release of international standards for large language model (LLM) testing and investments in quantum computing and new data center capacity. Quantum has the potential to […]


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SAP AI pact with AWS offers customers more gen AI options

May 29, 2024

Via: CIO

SAP is expanding its AI ecosystem with a partnership with AWS. Such AI partnerships are important for SAP, said Chief Technology Officer Jürgen Müller, pointing to other cooperations, for example with IBM, the chip manufacturer Nvidia and various universities. In […]


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IBM embeds AI business solutions in SAP’s cloud

May 9, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

This isn’t the first time IBM and SAP have forged common ground in the enterprise technology stack. The partnership between the mainframe giant and ERP behemoth dates back 52 years to the pre-cloud days of massive on-prem IT estates. The […]


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Google Cloud issue blamed for UniSuper week-long service disruption

May 8, 2024

Via: Network World

An Australian pension fund provider has attributed a week-long service outage to “an unprecedented occurrence” related to provisioning by Google Cloud, its cloud service provider (CSP). A disruption in UniSuper services that caused members to lose access to online access […]


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Oracle to add AI coding companion to cloud portfolio

May 7, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

Oracle is the latest provider to join an established trend among enterprise technology vendors. The rise of generative AI enthusiasm led to a proliferation of coding tools powered by large language models. The coding companion push hasn’t fully percolated throughout […]


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Nscale offers AMD AI chips-as-a-service in green data center

May 3, 2024

Via: Network World

In the competitive realm of artificial intelligence, dominated by Nvidia’s formidable GPUs, a bold newcomer is betting on a different contender. Nscale, a little-known GPU cloud provider based in Norway, has launched a new AI Cloud Services platform built around […]


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Common Cloud FinOps Mistakes that Might Prove Costly

April 29, 2024

Via: Cloud Tweaks

Remember when FinOps was just a trendy term? Fast forward to today, and it’s a booming $5.5 billion market, with a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.8% between 2023 and 2025. The trend towards adopting a cloud FinOps, […]


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Do you need to repatriate from the cloud?

April 25, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Buzz is building around the idea that it’s time to claw back our cloud services and once more rebuild the company data center. Repatriation. It’s the act of moving work out of cloud and back to on-premises or self-managed hardware. […]


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The cloud is not a slam dunk platform for generative AI

April 23, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

As I’ve been saying for the past year or so, cloud conferences have become generative AI conferences, as have data center conferences, databases conferences, and you name it. It’s clearly more than just a trend—it’s a game-changing push. But we’ve […]


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Going cloud optional for the deskless workforce

April 22, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Most applications are built to rely on the cloud. However, many organizations are beginning to realize that cloud dependency has drawbacks. The challenges of cloud over-dependency are most apparent in industries such as aviation, quick-service restaurants, e-commerce, and healthcare, where […]


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AWS Snowmobile drives into the sunset

April 19, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has slowly and silently phased out its Snowmobile service—an offering launched at its annual AWS re:Invent conference in 2016 to help enterprises move data from their on-premises servers to the cloud provider’s data centers to accelerate […]


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Can your cloud backup provider fail?

April 19, 2024

Via: Network World

In the world of data protection, the cloud has emerged as a popular destination for backups. The appeal is obvious: Offload the complexities and costs of backup infrastructure to a provider, and rest easy knowing your data is safe in […]


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Enterprises struggle with network reliability, security: survey

April 15, 2024

Via: Network World

Lapses in wired connectivity result in significant downtime, but barriers to adoption keep businesses from relying on 5G to solve their connectivity concerns. Wired network connectivity isn’t as reliable as U.S. businesses need, according to a recent survey, which shows […]


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Beyond Git: How version control systems are evolving for devops

April 15, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Tools that manage changes to source code, programs, documents, or other collections of information are known by a variety of names: version control, revision control, source control, or source code management are all common descriptors. Regardless of what we call […]


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Oracle makes its pitch for the enterprise cloud. Should CIOs listen?

April 11, 2024

Via: CIO

In a cloud market dominated by three vendors, once cloud-denier Oracle is making a push for enterprise share gains, announcing expanded offerings and customer wins across the globe, including Japan, Mexico, and the Middle East. But with Amazon Web Services […]


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Google adds Gemini to databases to aid faster code development, migration

April 9, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Google Cloud is adding capabilities driven by its proprietary large language model, Gemini to its database offerings, which include Bigtable, Spanner, Memorystore for Redis, Firestore, CloudSQL for MySQL, and AlloyDB for PostgreSQL, the company announced at its annual Next conference. […]


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Microsoft’s Azure AI Search updated with increased storage, vector index size

April 5, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft has updated its Azure AI Search service to increase storage capacity and vector index size at no additional cost, a move it said will make it more economical for enterprises to run generative AI-based applications. Formerly known as Azure […]


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Using Neo4J’s graph database for AI in Azure

April 4, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Once you get past the chatbot hype, it’s clear that generative AI is a useful tool, providing a way of navigating applications and services using natural language. By tying our large language models (LLMs) to specific data sources, we can […]