Others

Avnet, Xilinx expand global channel relationship

Global technology distributor Avnet and Xilinx have renewed their Primary Global Channel relationship of 31 consecutive years, and wider distribution of Xilinx’s products. The expansion of the relationship includes additional investment in technical selling resources worldwide; an entry into Avnet’s design...

D-Wave, Virginia Tech to create permanent quantum computing center

D-Wave and Virginia Tech have inked an agreement to work towards the creation of a permanent quantum computing center, to house a D-Wave system at the Hume Center for National Security and Technology. The initiative is a joint effort to...

Maersk, IBM partnering on blockchain-based supply chain solution

IBM and Maersk are collaborating to work on a joint blockchain technology solution for the shipping and logistics industry. The companies have built a blockchain solution based on the open source Linux Foundation's Hyperledger Fabric and delivered via Bluemix. The solution enables the real...

Berkshire Hathaway energy subsidiaries to deploy Uptake SaaS solutions

Two subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway Energy have signed a long-term contract for Uptake Wind with Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform company Uptake Technologies. The announcement follows nearly a year of joint research, design and development on a predictive portfolio management solution for...

Yelp buys restaurant technology company Nowait for $40 million

Yelp has acquired restaurant technology company Nowait in a $40 million all-cash deal, which includes the partial stake Yelp acquired previously in the company. The transaction, which was approved by the boards of directors of both companies, closed on February...

Bsquare inks $4.8 million IoT software and services deal

Bsquare has entered into an agreement with a global supplier of smart grid and smart city solutions to utilize its DataV Internet of Things (IoT) software. The one-year subscription agreement, includes an option to extend for an additional four...

AARP, University of Illinois opening technology lab for research

AARP and the University of Illinois are opening The Tech Nest, a new technology lab at the University of Illinois Research Park. The new lab, a 2,700 square-foot facility, enables AARP to collaborate with students and faculty on technology-based research...

HCSS partners with John Deere to streamline data reporting

Construction industry software solutions provider, HCSS, inked a partnership with John Deere to streamline equipment maintenance and parts and service requests by leveraging AEMP 2.0 data, which John Deere refers to as their JDLink Machine Data API. By integrating data from...

Itron using SAP HANA for its Active Grid solutions

Itron, a technology and services company that offers products and services on energy and water resource management, has selected the SAP HANA platform for its Active Grid solutions. The company will be running its meter data management solution on SAP's...

StartApp to develop digital experiences for Mattel

Mobile technologies company StartApp has inked a strategic collaboration with Mattel, in which StartApp will develop digital experiences for many of Mattel's brands, including Barbie and Hot Wheels. Under the multi-year agreement, StartApp will become Mattel's premier licensee to create digital stickers,...

Denver Public Schools selects Zayo for dark fiber network

Denver Public Schools (DPS), Colorado’s largest school district, has selected Zayo for a dark fiber network. The network will connect 153 schools and sites, including two DPS data centers. The 618-mile solution consists of 562 miles of network in...

Carrizo Oil & Gas migrates IT infrastructure to Data Foundry

Houston-based Energy company Carrizo Oil & Gas, has migrated their IT infrastructure to the Houston 2 data center of Data Foundry. Data Foundry is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas that provides data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services for enterprise...

Yardi, BluePay ink payment processing partnership

Santa Barbara, California-based property managed software company Yardi and integrated payment processing solutions provider BluePay has inked a partnership, under which BluePay will work with Yardi to process payments. “As renters and property managers increasingly favor electronic payments over paper cheques, BluePay...

Blackboard, IBM sign agreement on cognitive education solutions, managed infrastructure

Education technology company Blackboard and IBM have signed a collaborative agreement for IBM to manage Blackboard’s datacenters and cloud infrastructure. The two companies will also work together to develop educational solutions, based on IBM Watson’s cognitive computing technology and Blackboard’s broad capabilities...

Facility services company ISS deploying IBM Watson to analyze millions of sensors

Facility services company ISS has signed an agreement with IBM to use Watson's IoT platform, consulting, and facilities management technologies, in the management of over 25,000 buildings around the world. Working with IBM, ISS will integrate and analyze data from...