BMW to integrate Amazon Alexa into vehicles

Amazon and BMW are working together to bring Alexa, Amazon's voice assistant, to BMW and Mini vehicles. The integration will be available starting mid-2018, say the companies. Drivers will not need...

Dell EMC, General Dynamics, Microsoft awarded $1B Air Force enterprise services contract

Dell EMC, General Dynamics, and Microsoft have been awarded a $1 billion five-year U.S. Air Force contract, to implement a Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services (CHES) program. The award is the largest-ever federal...

IBM, UC San Diego collaborating to use AI for healthy living

IBM and the University of California San Diego have announced a multi-year project to work on enhancing quality of life and independence for aging populations through the new Artificial Intelligence for...

Accenture acquires Mackevision

Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Germany-based Mackevision, a producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content.

BlackBerry signs first Secure licensing deal

BlackBerry has signed its first BlackBerry Secure licensing deal with Yangzhou New Telecom Science and Technology Company (NTD), a Yangzhou and Beijing based electronics design firm that develops and manufactures smartphones...

Jacobs awarded U.S. Air Force software development continuation contract

Jacobs Engineering Group was awarded a continuation contract for the United States Air Force Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) software development. The contract is valued at $34.6 million over five years...

IBM Inks Watson Deal With Veterans Affairs Dept.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is using Watson technology in a pilot to assist physicians in helping accelerate the process of evidence-based medical decision making, says IBM. As part...

Hughes awarded government contract for SATCOM communications architecture

Hughes Network Systems has been awarded a Wideband Communications Architecture (WCA) study contract to support the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) satellite communications (SATCOM) capabilities. Hughes will help to create a WCA...

Northrop Grumman Awarded $73.6 Million DISA Task Order

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a task order by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to continue on the Acropolis and Sensor Operations program - a capability that protects DISA-managed networks...

Flir Systems Gets $27.1M DoD Contract

Flir Systems has received production orders under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to support the Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits,...

Baidu Signs Mobile Photo Sharing Deal With Cooliris

Chinese search giant Baidu is collaborating with Palo Alto, California-based company Cooliris, to bring mobile photo sharing services to its 100 million users. Baidu released the Cooliris app for iPhone and...

Delta Pilots Using Microsoft Surface 2 Expected To Save $13M Annually

Delta Air Lines is equipping its 11,000 pilots with electronic flight bags using the Microsoft Surface 2 tablet. Delta’s electronic flight bag will leverage Jeppesen’s FliteDeck Pro application. Device rollout to pilots...

Toys”R”Us to launch new online platform with Mirakl

Toys"R"Us has entered into an agreement with online marketplace provider Mirakl, to create an online marketplace for the Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us businesses in the United States and Canada. The platform is set...

Randstad migrating global data centers to AWS

Staffing and recruitment company Randstad says it will migrate its global data centers to AWS. Randstad is consolidating its IT infrastructure across 30 IT departments, providing service to 40 operating companies globally. Currently,...

NASA Selects Unisys To Compete For SEWP V Contracts

NASA has selected Unisys to compete for task orders to provide a range of information technology products and services to federal government agencies under the new Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V...