Industry Updates

Industry Updates

Chamber of Digital Commerce forms Blockchain Intellectual Property Council

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a global trade association on digital assets and blockchain technology, has formed the Blockchain Intellectual Property Council (BIPC), an initiative to promote innovation in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) by addressing intellectual property...

IBM to hire 2,000 U.S. veterans

IBM says it will hire 2,000 U.S. veterans over the next four years, as part of the company's pledge to hire 25,000 U.S. workers through 2020. IBM is also expanding its training programs to train U.S. vets in software used in the defense...

Wipro, Harte Hanks working on joint marketing technology services

Wipro is partnering with marketing services company Harte Hanks to offer marketing technology services, as part of a multi-year engagement. The company will also upgrade Harte Hank’s data analytics and applications platform, and simplify IT-related processes for the company, said Wipro in...

New GE flight management software to be standard for Boeing 737 airplanes

GE Aviation has announced the delivery of its new flight management software Update 13 (U13) for the Boeing 737 MAX. The software will be standard fit for all 737 MAX production airplanes, beginning with the 737 MAX entry into service in 2017,...

Mitsubishi Electric introduces FA-IT open platform for factory automation

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a FA-IT open platform for factory automation based on edge computing. The platform facilitates connectivity between factory shop floors and value chains via Internet of things (IoT) systems, says the company. Vendors can download the free development...

HPE announces Pointnext – new technology services organization

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is revamping its technology services division. The company announced the launch of Pointnext, a technology services organization that it says will help companies accelerate their digital transformations; including the adoption of emerging technologies, including cloud...

A typo brought half the Internet down

Amazon Web Services (AWS) had an outage on Tuesday, affecting thousands of websites and companies using AWS. Now typically, service providers like AWS would have redundancy built in to avoid exactly this kind of a scenario. So what went wrong?...

Toyota shows off autonomous test vehicle

Toyota showed off its second-generation advanced safety research vehicle at the company’s Prius Challenge event in Sonoma, California, recently. The safety research vehicle is the first autonomous testing platform developed entirely by the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). The platform is built...

NASA releases its 2017 – 2018 software catalog to the public

NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers a portfolio of software products for a variety of technical applications, free of charge to the public, without any royalty or copyright fees. A number of software packages are being presented for...

Symantec forms venture capital arm for cyber security investments

Symantec has formed a venture capital arm called Symantec Ventures, to invest in cyber security startups. In addition to contributing capital, the company says it aims to help the startup community reduce expenses and accelerate time to market with the new initiative. Symantec...

Docker launches Enterprise Edition

Docker has launched the Docker Enterprise Edition (EE), a new version of the Docker platform which the company says is optimized for business-critical deployments. Docker is also renaming its free tier of products to Docker Community Edition (CE). Docker Enterprise Edition Docker Enterprise...

Microsoft opening cybersecurity center in Mexico to fight botnets

Microsoft is opening a cybersecurity center in Mexico. The center will serve Mexico and other Latin American countries, says the company. The cybersecurity center will work on cybercrime, particularly Botnet schemes. It will also act as headquarters for the development...

Quantum computing company D-Wave releases open source qbsolve tool

Quantum computing company D-Wave has released an open-source, quantum software tool called qbsolv. Qbsolv is a metaheuristic or partitioning solver that solves a potentially large quadratic unconstrained binary optimization (QUBO) problem by splitting it into pieces that are solved either on...

Consumers would rather do dishes than shop in stores, finds Capgemini study

Consumers are growing frustrated with in-store shopping experience - with four in ten (40 percent) claiming shopping in-store is a chore, and a third (32 percent) saying they would rather be at home washing the dishes, according to a...

Alibaba Cloud opening four new data centers

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is opening four new data centers. A new facility in Dubai went online on Monday, with data centers in Frankfurt, Sydney, and Japan expected to go live by the end of this...