March, 2018

Businesses, consumers uncertain ahead of China VPN ban

BEIJING (Reuters) – Businesses and consumers in China are bracing themselves ahead of a March 31 ban on non-state sanctioned virtual private networks (VPNs), saying regulators have not provided clarity on how the ban will be [...]

British lawmakers publish evidence from Cambridge Analytica whistleblower

LONDON (Reuters) – A committee of British lawmakers on Thursday published written evidence provided by a whistleblower who says information about 50 million Facebook users ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Christopher [...]

New IDC Smart Home Device Tracker Forecasts Solid Growth for Connected Devices

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 29, 2018 – International Data Corporation (IDC) today published results from its newest Tracker research program covering the fast-growing market of Smart Home Devices. In this initial publication, the Worldwide Quarterly Smart Home Device Tracker focuses [...]

Bridging the educational divide–How business networks level the playing field for those most in need

The next BriefingsDirect panel discussion explores how Step Up For Students (SUFS), a non-profit organization in Florida, has collaborated with SAP Ariba to launch MyScholarShop, a digital marketplace for education that bridges the information gap and [...]

GoDaddy to move most of its infrastructure to AWS, not including domain management for its 75M domains

It really is Go Time for GoDaddy . Amazon’s cloud services provider AWS and GoDaddy, the domain registration and management giant, may have competed in the past when it comes to working with small businesses to provide them with web services, [...]

4 Examples When AI And Robotics Work Better Than Humans

Robotics and AI Science fiction’s portrayal of robotics and AI tends to be pessimistic when it comes to machines developing a will of their own. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, tends to agree. [...]

IDC Launches New Cloud Primary Research Targeted to Get Inside the Minds of Cloud Buyers, Developers, and Service Providers

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 28, 2018 – International Data Corporation (IDC) has launched an end-to-end research solution that provides customers with a complete understanding of the buyers and consumers of cloud products and services across the entire [...]

Facebook: Is this the Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning?

Is Facebook the new smoking? Zuckerberg and Sandberg may be inept at damage control but growth has plateaued, market share is declining and they have to raise prices to maintain revenue. Is something fundamental happening? The [...]