Understanding: Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a way of using a network to access hardware/software based in a remote location, on demand. It is basically computing over a network, and similar to a lot...

Accenture Gets $162M Veteran Affairs IT Contract

ASM Research, an Accenture Federal Services Company, has been awarded a three-year, $162 million contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to support the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology...

SAP To Acquire Fieldglass

SAP is acquiring Fieldglass, a technology provider for procuring and managing contingent labor and services, for an undisclosed sum. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with approximately 350 employees, Fieldglass' cloud-based solution is...

SAP Launches ‘Cloud For Planning’ EPM Solution

SAP has launched the Cloud for Planning enterprise performance management (EPM) solution. Cloud for Planning helps customers plan a consumer app-like user experience with in-context collaboration and analytics, says the company. The Cloud for Planning...

72.1M Wearable Devices To Be Shipped In 2015, Estimates IDC

The wearables market maintained its upward trajectory in the first quarter of 2015 as new vendors, including Apple, prepared to enter the market. A new forecast from the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device...

Remember That Computer You Saw On Mad Men?

Turns out Harvard Business Review had written about the computer on this season of Mad Men way back in 1969. Read all about it here.

IBM Researchers Fit 85.9 Billion Bits Of Data Per Square Inch

IBM researchers have demonstrated a record of 85.9 billion bits of data per square inch in areal data density on low-cost linear magnetic particulate tape, made by Fujifilm.  At this areal...

AVG Buys Location Labs In Deal Worth Up To $220M

AVG has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held mobile security company Location Labs. Under the terms of the deal, AVG will pay approximately $140 million initially, plus up to an additional...

GE Launches Computing Platform For Military, Commercial Aviation

GE Aviation, in collaboration with GE Intelligent Platforms, has launched a family of 'versatile' computing platforms for military and commercial aviation customers. The platform is “application ready” with open architecture components and provides...

Rockchip To Design, Sell Chips Based On Intel Atom

Chinese fabless semiconductor company Rockchip will design and sell 3G chips based on Intel's Atom processor core. The two companies have inked an agreement, under the terms of which Intel and Rockchip will...

MakerBot Starts Shipping Replicator Z18 3D Printer

MakerBot is now shipping the company's largest 3D printer, the the Replicator Z18 3D. The Z18 3D printer has a large z-axis that produces 3D prints up to 18 inches in height (which is also how the printer gets it name). The build volume is 12-inches length by 12-inches width x 18-inches height. The printer is priced at $6,499.

Xerox splitting into two companies; names $7bn BPO business ‘Conduent’

Xerox is on its way to be split into two publicly traded companies. The company announced the names of the new companies on Tuesday, calling the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company...

Rocketrip Raises $3M

Business  travel management platform Rocketrip has raised $3 million in an A-1 round,  led by current investors Canaan Partners and Genacast Ventures. New investors CrunchFund and Paul Buchheit also participated in the round. Rocketrip closed a...

SpaceX Unveils Its First Manned Aircraft

SpaceX, the space transport services company started by former PayPal entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, unveiled its first manned spacecraft, the Dragon V2, on Wednesday. The spacecraft is capable of transporting seven...

Adobe Captivate 8 Is Here

Adobe has released Captivate 8, the latest version of the company’s e-learning authoring tool. The software reduces the authoring effort by allowing users to create once and deliver multi-screen responsive content without programming, says the company.