Partnership on AI adds new organizations to its network

The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) is strengthening its network of partners by welcoming new organizations to share their diverse, unique perspectives on AI. Earlier in the year, Partnership on AI brought in Apple and six nonprofit board members to serve on the board of directors. This week, the … continue reading

Google Cloud Spanner, Android Things Developer Preview 4, and Sencha announces ExtReact — SD Times news digest: May 17, 2017

Google’s horizontally scalable, strongly consistent relational database service, Cloud Spanner, is now production ready. The company first introduced the solution in February of this year. Cloud Spanner is designed for mission-critical OLTP applications and enterprise databases. “Cloud Spanner also offers additional accuracy, reliability and performance in the form of a fully-managed cloud database service. Thanks … continue reading

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SAPPHIRE NOW: SAP expands SAP Leonardo system, Google partnership, and its cloud platform

This week, SAP unveiled several new initiatives to give its customers more transparency and product guidance. At its SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando, SAP announced that it expanded its Google partnership, it’s boosting its cloud platform offerings, and it’s giving customers new software capabilities. Part of SAP’s announcements today included its expansion of its SAP … continue reading

GitHub announces new developer experiences for desktop and Atom

GitHub is turning to web technologies in its latest announcement of the GitHub Desktop Beta. The release offers a complete redesign of the company’s desktop client built on Electron, a cross-platform development solution for desktop applications. GitHub’s previous desktop solution provided two clients: GitHub for Mac and GitHub for Windows. The solutions had similar feature … continue reading

Stack Overflow launches official mobile application for developers

Stack Overflow wants developers to be able to check their coding projects quickly and on the go, so the online programming community launched a new mobile application for both iOS and Android, allowing developers to view, answer, post and vote on Stack Overflow questions. Both operating system versions are available; however, the Android app is … continue reading

Google Cloud IoT Core connects devices globally

In many global industries, the need to be able to connect user devices to data is critical. To address that challenge, Google today is launching Google Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed cloud service  designed to securely connect devices to the Google Cloud Platform, manage those devices and integrate with data and analytics services. “There’s … continue reading

OpenAI’s Roboschool, SmartBear ServiceV Pro 2.0, VMware acquires Apteligent — SD Times news digest: May 16, 2017

OpenAI is opening up a new school for robots. The artificial intelligence research company announced the open-source software Roboschool. Roboschool is integrated with OpenAI Gym, and provides an environment for robot simulation. Through OpenAI, Roboschool provides 12 different environments for controlling robots, and it provides a way to train multiple agent at once in one … continue reading

What is the WannaCry ransomware, and why should organizations be concerned?

There’s a new ransomware attack that has affected several organizations globally, and although it’s slow-moving, security experts are urging companies to keep their antivirus programs up-to-date, as well as their software. The ransomware — dubbed WannaCry (WanaCrypt0r 2.0/WCry) — has hit Britain’s National Health Service, some of Spain’s big companies, and has spread across Russia, … continue reading

Four steps for bringing legacy systems into your digital transformation

These days, it seems every company is seeking the velocity and agility in delivering products and services that digital-native leaders like Airbnb, Netflix and Uber are known for. That’s why businesses around the world are investing in digital transformation strategies to reach new markets, improve interactions with customers and create operational efficiencies.  Unlike the digital … continue reading

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Linux 4.12 released, Visual Studio 2017 Python tools, Google’s Project Treble — SD Times news digest: May 15, 2017

In order to give Mother’s Day his full undivided attention, Linus Torvalds decided to put out the first release candidate of Linux 4.12 a day early. On Saturday, May 13, Torvalds released Linux 4.12, which he says is dominated by the “new AMD Vega10 header files that have all the register definitions in them,” he … continue reading

OpenStack Summit: Private cloud, infrastructure is changing

The benefits of OpenStack, a free and open software platform for deploying IaaS, were on full display at this year’s OpenStack Summit in Boston. In addition to the many vendor announcements, there was one common theme, and that is infrastructure software is evolving. Part of this evolution is that companies are now using parts of … continue reading

Puppet announces new container and cloud-native solutions

Puppet is taking on the cloud and container world in its latest release of Lumogon and Puppet Cloud Discovery. The new offerings are designed to give enterprise IT professionals a complete visibility into this cloud infrastructure and container-based apps. “Today’s announcement is a pivotal moment for Puppet as we expand beyond the core Puppet Enterprise … continue reading

CoreOS releases Tectonic 1.6.2 with Kubernetes

In CoreOS’ latest Tectonic release, it is providing several features to deliver enterprise Kubernetes. Tectonic 1.6.2 comes with major updates, like Kubernetes 1.6.2, and backend Terraform support for Tectonic Installer on AWS and bare metal. In this release, the Tectonic Installer is now supported by Terraform, a tool for safely launching and building infrastructure. According to … continue reading

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Google announces security updates for developers, Kotlin/Native v0.2, and Sencha Ext JS 6.5 and Cmd 6.5 — SD Times news digest: May 12, 2017

In an effort to better protect their users, Google is giving developers new updates when it comes to publishing web applications. The company is updating the app publishing process, risk assessment systems, and user-facing consent page to detect any abnormalities and protect against spoofing or misleading application identities. In addition, the company’s risk assessment process … continue reading

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