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In a big surprise, Pentagon grants Microsoft $10B JEDI cloud contract over Amazon

Microsoft Corp. today won the Department of Defense’s hotly contested $10 billion, 10-year cloud computing contract, beating out frontrunner Amazon Web Services Inc. Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing unit had been the presumed favorite for the plum contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or JEDI, for well over a year partly thanks to its …

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Former SAP CEO Bill McDermott taking over as ServiceNow CEO – TechCrunch

When Bill McDermott announced he was stepping down as CEO at SAP a couple of weeks ago, it certainly felt like a curious move — but he landed on his feet pretty quickly. ServiceNow announced he would be taking over as CEO there. The transition will take place at year-end. If you’re wondering what happened to …

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Trend Micro acquires Cloud Conformity

Trend Micro Inc. today expanded its cloud security portfolio through acquiring Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) firm Cloud Conformity Pty. Ltd., which was founded in Australia but is headquartered in the United States of America. According to a Gartner report, at least 99 per cent of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault through …

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Researchers use AI to detect schools of herring from acoustic data

Tracking the health of underwater species is critical to understanding the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems. Unfortunately, it’s a time-consuming process — biologists conduct studies with echosounders that use sonar to determine water and object depth, and they manually interpret the resulting 2D echograms. These interpretations are often prone to error and require …

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‘Strategic Leadership’ Leads to a 66% Raise for Microsoft’s Nadella

In its proxy statement, Microsoft announced a significant raise for CEO Satya Nadella. Citing his ‘strategic leadership,’ Microsoft’s independent board awarded Nadella $42.9 million in compensation, much of it in stock awards. Nadella has been instrumental in helping Microsoft transition from a company primarily focused on operating systems and office software to one whose cloud …

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IT spending stays flat but cloud sees more acceleration

Enterprises are tightening the purse strings in the fourth quarter of 2019, with spending on information technology infrastructure set to remain flat from a year ago. That’s according to the latest forecast from Enterprise Technology Research. Dave Vellante, chief analyst at SiliconANGLE sister market research firm Wikibon and co-host of theCUBE, ran down the details …

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Pax8 helps fix ‘broken’ distribution for the cloud

As technology evolves into cloud solutions, legacy distribution is failing to deliver effectively for cloud solutions and more modern distribution needs. Companies have had bad experiences buying cloud products from traditional distributors because of the brokenness of the systems in place, which were not built for the cloud. So what are the solutions? “The traditional …

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Valid’s Martin Kurpiel on establishing a culture of security in an organisation

Senior vice-president of Valid, Martin Kurpiel, discusses continuous data integration, utilising cloud and more. Martin Kurpiel is the senior vice-president of Valid, a global technology provider that offers a robust portfolio of payment, mobile, data and identity solutions. Here, he discusses the importance of engendering a culture of security in an organisation in order to …

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Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd Dies at Age 62

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd has died from an undisclosed illness. He was only 62 years old. Hurd had stepped down from his CEO role at Oracle on September 11, just prior to Oracle’s annual Open World conference. Hurd was previously CEO of HP prior to going to Oracle.  Hurd was a key proponent and driver …

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Pendo claims ‘unicorn’ status after bagging $100M in new funding

Software application optimization company Pendo.io Inc. is the latest tech unicorn after announcing today it has raised an even $100 million in a late-stage round of funding. The Series E round brings Pendo’s total amount raised to $206 million and sets a valuation of $1 billion. Sapphire Ventures led the round, with participation from new investors General …

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Ubuntu 19.10 arrives with edge capabilities for Kubernetes, integrated AI developer experience

Following 25 weeks of development, Canonical today released Ubuntu 19.10. Highlights include new edge capabilities for Kubernetes, an integrated AI developer experience, and the fastest GNOME desktop performance yet. You can download Ubuntu 19.10 from here. Kubernetes (stylized as k8s) was originally designed by Google and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation …

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Microsoft launches two new open source projects for developers — OAM and Dapr

Continuing its embracing of open source, Microsoft has today announced two new open source projects. The first is Open Application Model (OAM), a new standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms The second project is Dapr (Distributed Application Runtime), designed to make it easier to build microservice applications. Microsoft says that …

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