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JD.com and Mellanox Join Forces to Drive E-Commerce Artificial Intelligence

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"Mellanox is committed to developing and marketing new generations of high-speed intelligent interconnect products which are experiencing rapid acceptance in a wide variety of applications including machine learning, artificial intelligence and other fields. JD.com-Mellanox Joint Innovative Lab will use image processing and cogitative computing technologies to drive innovation in finance, e-commerce, logistics and intelligence applications. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements related to the establishment and performance of the JD.com-Mellanox Joint Innovation Lab, product innovation related to interconnected solutions, image processing and cogitative computing technologies, enhancements to the search function of Camera and the pace of adoption of high-speed interconnect technology in the Chinese market. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software, cables and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high-performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services.


Mellanox Announces ConnectX-5, the Next Generation of 100G InfiniBand and Ethernet Smart Interconnect Adapter

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ConnectX-5 introduces smart offloading engines that enable the highest application performance while maximizing data center return on investment. With the exponential growth of data and the increase in businesses that takes advantage of real-time data processing for high performance computing (HPC), data analytics, machine learning, national security and'Internet of Things' applications, the market needs not only the fastest interconnect available, but also interconnect intelligence that can perform data algorithms as the data moves throughout the data center. "The new ConnectX-5 100G adapter further enables high performance, data analytics, deep learning, storage, Web 2.0 and more applications to perform data-related algorithms on the network to achieve the highest system performance and utilization," said Gilad Shainer, vice president, marketing at Mellanox Technologies. "Dell and Mellanox are long-time partners, delivering Dell HPC Systems utilizing Mellanox InfiniBand, including the recently announced one petaflops system at the Center for High Performance Computing in South Africa," said Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager, Engineered Solutions, HPC and Cloud, Dell.


Salesforce Focusing On AI

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According to MarketandMarkets, the artificial intelligence (AI) market is estimated to grow from 419.7 million in 2014 to 5.05 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 53.65% from 2015 to 2020. For the first quarter of fiscal 2017, Salesforce's revenue grew 27% over the year to 1.92 billion, above analyst estimate of 1.89 billion. Service Cloud grew 32% and Marketing Cloud grew 29%. Salesforce plans to use its technology to further automate and personalize customer support, marketing automation, and many other business processes.


Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) - Salesforce.com Q1'16 Earnings Conference Call: Full Transcript

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Our first quarter results press release, SEC filings and the replay of today's call can be found on our IR website at www.Salesforce.com/inverstor. And with me today on the call is Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Keith Block, Vice Chairman President and Mark Hawkins, CFO. A description of our risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could affect our financial results are included in our SEC filings, including our most recent report on Forms 10-Q and 10-K. Well thanks John and really excited to be here, really excited for the first quarter and I we have got some great people here for the call Keith Block here our new Chief Officer, really excited to have Keith here we have Mark Hawkins our Chief Financial Officer and you've all seen the press release we just had an awesome Q1 it's the best Q1 we have ever seen there is some incredible members that you are going to see including the cash flow number. I am also saw the national raising full year revenue guidance and 80 million raising guidance we are feel really excited about that 8.2 billion the high end of our range and our current outlook puts us on the clear path we are see now that we are going to realize very shortly a 10 billion dream.


How NVIDIA Could Dominate Machine Learning -- The Motley Fool

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Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google, Amazon, and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) are just a few. Meanwhile, its data center revenue, which includes its GPU sales for cloud-based and machine learning services brought in just 143 million in the quarter. I don't expect NVIDIA's revenue to spike from GPU sales for cloud-based machine learning, but rather steadily increase as the company builds out its data center segment. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Alphabet (A shares), Alphabet (C shares), Amazon.com, The Motley Fool recommends Intel.


Cornerstone OnDemand Launches Suite of People Analytics Products

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WIRE)--Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD), the global leader in cloud-based talent management software solutions, today announced the launch of its suite of people analytics products, all of which are available today. This includes the introduction of Cornerstone View, an interactive data visualization application that gives business leaders deeper intelligence about their people, as well as Cornerstone Planning, an intuitive workforce planning application that helps organizations easily create, manage and execute accurate hiring plans over multiple time horizons. The Cornerstone Analytics suite is built on top of the world's largest network of shared talent data, representing more than 16 years of workforce management activity across 25 million users globally, nearly 2,700 organizations across all industries and seven talent management dimensions –recruiting, onboarding, training and development, performance management, compensation management, succession planning and workplace collaboration. By unlocking four types of data analytics – descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive – Cornerstone enables organizations to make smarter, data-driven talent decisions and maximize business objectives through their people, removing the reliance on guesswork and intuition.


Capgemini drives artificial intelligence into its Business Services solutions through global collaboration and 3-year contract with Celaton Press release

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At a time when more and more customers expect the use of AI and modern automation tools, the alliance will help Capgemini's Business Services advance their market leading use of automation and AI for its core business. The Celaton agreement is a further commitment from Capgemini to develop advanced client solutions using intelligent automation, cognitive and AI technologies. The addition of Celaton inSTREAM expands Capgemini's Business Services' extensive Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) portfolio with an artificial intelligence-based processing solution for incoming unstructured content –which is driven by its global automation Centers of Excellence. Lee Beardmore, VP and Capgemini's Business Services Chief Technology Officer said "There is significant industry debate on how cognitive computing and artificial intelligence will impact the BPO market.


Accenture to Acquire OPS Rules to Expand Its Machine Learning and Operations Analytics Capabilities that Help Deliver Data-Driven Transformation

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Serving clients in the consumer packaged goods, high-tech, life sciences and industrial sectors, OPS Rules provides multi-echelon inventory optimization, custom supply chain analytics, supply chain risk management and dynamic pricing services to help companies improve operations and enhance business results. Within the past year, Accenture launched the Accenture Insights Platform, a cloud-based analytics-as-a-service solution designed to simplify analytics and deliver real-time actionable insights, and the Accenture Cyber Intelligence Platform, a security solution that uses machine learning and streaming analytics to help organizations identify network-born cyber threats. With deep industry and technical experience, Accenture Analytics provides services and solutions that include, but are not limited to: analytics-as-a-service through the Accenture Insights Platform, continuous intelligent security, machine learning, and IoT Analytics. These include, without limitation, risks that: ...


Apple Shows Us It's Hard to Be Innovative When You're on Top. But Does it Really Matter?

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This week, Apple posted the earnings results for the second quarter of 2016, and reported a year-over-year decline in quarterly revenue for the first time in 13 years. The company took in 50.6 billion in quarterly revenue and 10.5 billion in quarterly net income. App Store revenue was up 35 percent to beat last quarter's all-time record, and Apple Music continues to grow in popularity with over 13 million paying subscribers today," he said. As for Microsoft, while it's PC sales were down (even if Windows 10 updates apparently cannot be stopped), the company's emphasis on the cloud, and especially adapting perennial favorites such as Office 365 into cloud solutions, has proven to work for the tech giant, with 22.2 million subscribers to Office, building on 12.4 billion last year, the New York Times reports.


Apple Shows Us It's Hard to Be Innovative When You're on Top. But Does it Really Matter? Fox News

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This week, Apple posted the earnings results for the second quarter of 2016, and reported a year-over-year decline in quarterly revenue for the first time in 13 years. The company took in 50.6 billion in quarterly revenue and 10.5 billion in quarterly net income. App Store revenue was up 35 percent to beat last quarter's all-time record, and Apple Music continues to grow in popularity with over 13 million paying subscribers today," he said. As for Microsoft, while it's PC sales were down (even if Windows 10 updates apparently cannot be stopped), the company's emphasis on the cloud, and especially adapting perennial favorites such as Office 365 into cloud solutions, has proven to work for the tech giant, with 22.2 million subscribers to Office, building on 12.4 billion last year, the New York Times reports.