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5G & AI: Distributed Intelligence for Life and Business

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Intel 5G technology is bringing the resources of the data center to devices of all shapes and sizes--distributing artificial intelligence (AI) from the cloud to the network edge to deliver rich consumer experiences and deep business insights. Together, 5G & AI enable a data-centric future where compute is fluid, intelligent, and pervasive. Applying AI at scale requires the powerful and flexible computing resources of the cloud. The combined power of 5G & AI will accelerate new use cases in the Internet of Things (IoT), business intelligence, industrial robotics, smart transportation, virtual reality, and more. The expansion of AI & 5G will also boost economic growth and labor productivity, while providing the computing power and raw data needed for advanced machine learning.


Infosys Expands Cloud Business with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft

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Infosys, a provider of consulting, technology and next-generation services, announced a global strategic initiative with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to make transitioning to the cloud easier and faster, and additionally, an expanded relationship with Microsoft Corp. to accelerate Azure-based and other digital transformations for customers. Together, Infosys and AWS will help enable clients to move enterprise workloads, including mainframe and enterprise resource planning, to the AWS Cloud. Infosys plans to leverage AWS's offerings around analytics to provide deeper insights and enable enterprises to gain competitive advantage in their industries. Infosys will also support enterprises in their transition from legacy technologies to the modern AWS Cloud. Both companies are focusing on workload migration solutions (SAP and other Enterprise workloads), mainframe and legacy modernization services to move complex legacy workloads and data and analytics solution, including hybrid analytics cloud platform and analytics as a service.


Tencent adding five data centers to target cloud users outside China

PCWorld

Tencent Holdings has opened a data center in Silicon Valley on Tuesday, with four more planned outside China as part of its bid to grow its cloud business outside the country. The proposed data centers in Frankfurt, Mumbai, Seoul and Moscow are targeted at Chinese companies looking to expand overseas and international companies expanding their businesses in China or other parts of the world, the Chinese internet giant said Tuesday. The centers are expected to go into operation this year. Rival Alibaba has also set up data centers outside China to expand its cloud business outside the country. The new investment aims to meet growing demand worldwide for the company's cloud services from online games and finance, video and other internet-related industries.


Registration Special for @CloudExpo Silicon Valley #IoT #AI #DX #DevOps

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Register for Cloud Expo Silicon Valley by August 31 and Save $800! There is only one world-class Cloud event on earth, and that is Cloud Expo - which returns to Silicon Valley for the 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center, October 31 - November 2, 2017. Every Global 2000 enterprise in the world is now integrating cloud computing in some form into its IT development and operations. Midsize and small businesses are also migrating to the cloud in increasing numbers. Companies are each developing their unique mix of cloud technologies and services, forming multi-cloud and hybrid cloud architectures and deployments across all major industries.


NICE acquires inContact for 940 million, eyes cloud-based call centers

ZDNet

Israeli tech firm NICE Systems announced it is acquiring inContact, makers of cloud-based software for call centers, for 940 million. NICE says the acquisition will help the company expand its customer service offerings and provide a platform for a fully integrated cloud contact center via a planned Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) approach. After the deal closes, NICE and inContact plan to combine their contact center applications and analytics with cloud contact center technology, targeting both SMBs and enterprises. NICE traditionally has focused on analytics-based customer service tools for financial institutions and other large enterprises. "Together, inContact and NICE are ... combining our best-in-class contact center applications and analytics with cloud contact center," said NICE CEO Barak Eilam.