IBM Analytics: A Unique Positioning within the Cloud Computing Industry

IBM Analytics, which focuses on big data solutions, is huge by any standards. In the last three quarters, revenues from the division totalled $13.9...

Microsoft Tackles the Next Level of AI with Maluuba Acquisition

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Montreal, Canada-based Maluuba, an artificial intelligence startup that dives deep into "machine reading comprehension, dialogue understanding, and general (human)...

Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Targeting $14.5 Billion in 2017 Sales

After being touted as "China's Apple Inc.", Chinese smartphone startup Xiaomi went through a rough patch that saw its Number 2 position nearly wiped...

Amazon Jobs: E-Tailer Will Create 100K Full-Time Jobs Over 18 Months

Amazon is already one of the largest employers in the United States with over 180,000 full time positions at its facilities around the country....

Large Companies are Choosing Hybrid Cloud over Public Cloud. Why?

Cloud deployment models can be segregated into three types: Public Cloud, Private Cloud/On-Premise Infrastructure and Hybrid Cloud.Ten years ago, companies around the world typically...

Amazon’s SaaS-y Alexa Now Engaged to Two Big Boys of the...

It's official. Amazon's Alexa, the world's current superstar virtual assistant, is now going into the heart of the automobile business with two major deals...

How Amazon Echo and Alexa Will Follow in Prime and AWS...

Over the past month Alexa, the virtual assistant from the Amazon Echo smart speaker, has forayed far and wide. But, rather than looking at...

Cloud Industry Preview 2017: The Future of the Cloud Computing Business

Over the past several articles in this Cloud Industry Review 2016 series, we’ve seen the business side of the cloud industry. We covered all...

Chinese e-Retailer Alibaba Finally Cracks Down on Counterfeits, Sues 2 Vendors

The marketplace model of online retailing is not a new concept, but it has helped Chinese retail and technology company Alibaba become the second...

Cloud Computing 101: The What, How and Why of Cloud

Over the past several months that I’ve been covering the cloud industry - the segment leaders, what they do and how much money they...