Link: Microsoft results show a distributed computing future

“The company reported 98% Azure revenue growth this quarter and commercial cloud revenue growth of 56% year-on-year to $5.3bn. The shift to Office 365 recurring revenue is also beginning to pay off, with the company reporting a 41% increase in Office 365 commercial revenue from installed base growth.”
Original source: Microsoft results show a distributed computing future

Link: 5 Ways Red Hat’s Acquisition Of CoreOS Will Shake Up The Container Tech Landscape | CRN Mobile

Love those CRN 500 word stories spread over six pages.
Original source: 5 Ways Red Hat’s Acquisition Of CoreOS Will Shake Up The Container Tech Landscape | CRN Mobile

Link: Strong financial results from Microsoft as it aims for breadth of services

“strong results such as these show how the company can succeed by continuing to migrate its business users to cloud services. It remains deeply embedded in business computing”
Original source: Strong financial results from Microsoft as it aims for breadth of services

Link: Cisco jumps on the Kubernetes bandwagon with its new Container Platform

“The company said the Container Platform takes care of the “setup, orchestration, authentication, monitoring, networking, load balancing and optimization” of containers. Deployment of containers is also simplified through automation, as the platform takes care of the most repetitive tasks in this process. It can also be extended to other important aspects of IT, such as networking, security and more, officials said.”
Original source: Cisco jumps on the Kubernetes bandwagon with its new Container Platform

Link: Bazaarvoice acquisition gets shareholder approval

“Bazaarvoice’s board agreed in November to be acquired by Marlin Equity Partners in a deal valued at more than $500 million. Under the agreement, Marlin Equity Partners acquired all outstanding common stock of Bazaarvoice for $5.50 in cash for a total of $521 million.”
Original source: Bazaarvoice acquisition gets shareholder approval

Link: GDPR requests to take thousands of hours a month, says survey

“Large enterprises expect to get an average 246 GDPR enquiries per month, for which they will need to search 43 databases (seven minutes per search). They will spend more than 1,259 hours on this, which equates to nearly 60 hours of searches per working day or 7.5 employees dedicated solely to GDPR enquiries.”

It’s a database management company doing the survey, but still a good wet finger in the wind
Original source: GDPR requests to take thousands of hours a month, says survey

Link: America’s bias against working moms comes down to one question: Do you value your female employees or not?

Based on a 2013 survey, but still, fucked up:

“According to Pew, some 40% of Americans believe it is bad for society if women work, despite the fact that 40% of American households are supported by female breadwinners.”
Original source: America’s bias against working moms comes down to one question: Do you value your female employees or not?

Link: DevOps, Software-Defined Infrastructure, and the CMDB’s Perception Problem

“Unfortunately, the ITSM community often seems to suffer from a collective lack of awareness and understanding of the history and culture of DevOps. There is little dialog between the communities (worryingly to me, I still typically find myself being the only ITSM person at almost every one of these events).”
Original source: DevOps, Software-Defined Infrastructure, and the CMDB’s Perception Problem

Link: Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

Price of $250m – “an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions.”
Original source: Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

Link: Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

Price of $250m – “an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions.”
Original source: Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

Link: Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

Price of $250m – “an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions.”
Original source: Red Hat to Acquire CoreOS, Expanding its Kubernetes and Containers Leadership

Link: IoT and the end of business as usual

“if today’s business leaders want to use their influence to promote this society they are so optimistic about, then they need to take the steps necessary to get us there. And that means moving beyond magical thinking and taking a long-term view.”
Original source: IoT and the end of business as usual

Link: Apple Pay accepted at 1 out of 2 U.S. stores, says Apple VP Jennifer Bailey

“Apple Pay availability was limited to about 3 percent of stores in the U.S. when it launched in 2014, but is now accepted in 50 percent of stores.”
Original source: Apple Pay accepted at 1 out of 2 U.S. stores, says Apple VP Jennifer Bailey

Link: Start a nuclear war? There’s an app for that – US military teams up with Silicon Valley to revolutionise the battlefield

‘And they ended up saving $1million in fuel per week – but more importantly speeding up decision making when time is of essence. “We paired with them and we taught them this new way of building software and we built the software application side-by-side with them,” Mr Salisbury said.’
Original source: Start a nuclear war? There’s an app for that – US military teams up with Silicon Valley to revolutionise the battlefield

Link: The path to self-sovereign digital identity starts with blockchain

“We don’t think that blockchain is the universal solution to the identity problem; however, it certainly provides a missing link by allowing people and organizations to prove things about themselves online, as they do offline, using decentralized and verifiable identifiers. Identity-related information can be looked up (verified) without involving a central directory or paper-based document. Additionally, the identity owner does not need to overshare, and the recipient does not have to store unnecessary sensitive data.”
Original source: The path to self-sovereign digital identity starts with blockchain

Link: Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan form health care mega-company

‘There aren’t many, but the announcement says this new entity focuses on “technology solutions that will provide U.S. employees and their families with simplified, high-quality and transparent healthcare at a reasonable cost,” beginning with the companies’ own workers.’
Original source: Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan form health care mega-company