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At Microsoft Build 2020, Microsoft presented its vision for the future of IoT, which expands beyond connected assets to connected environments and ecosystems. Microsoft touted Azure Digital Twins as the common integration layer that will ...
Sony introduces a package with a new image sensor and a DSP semiconductor to run AI inferencing computer vision neural networks. This launch supports existing market trends: smarter sensors and edge AI processing, though the entry into ...
On May 27, 2020, HP Inc. (HPQ) delivered its FY20Q2 earnings release, citing pandemic-driven macroeconomic and supply chain disruptions for its 11% drop in revenue to $12.5B.
Personal Systems accounted for $8.3B in revenue, down 7% ...
Splunk released its Q1FY21 first quarter, with key results including ARR of $1.775 billion, up 52% year-over-year, cloud revenue of $112 million, up 81% year-over-year, total revenues of $434 million, up 2% year-over-year, and GAAP loss ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all industries, including banking, to adapt quickly to the "now" normal with more digital customer experience technologies implemented tactically. The postcrisis "new" normal will require firms to accelerate ...
Slack made their "simpler, more organized desktop interface" available in March, and now have announced and started to roll out similar easy to use features to the new mobile interface for Slack's iPhone and Android applications. These changes ...
Google Meet, the enterprise version of Google's videoconferencing product has completed its rollout and is now available free to all users. While Google Meet may be missing catchy customizable backgrounds, and Augmented Reality (AR) features, ...
IDC has long expected more vendor consolidation in the robotic process automation (RPA) market, and with the largest and well-capitalized vendors out of reach, smaller vendors like Softomotive have been the most obvious targets for vendors ...
On May 20, 2020, Lenovo announced results from its FY 4Q20 ending March 31, 2020, with quarterly revenue of $10.6 billion (down 9.7% from the same quarter last year) and net income of $43 million (down from $118 million). Full-year revenue ...
The IBM Maximo 8.0 release is a big strategic move from a collection of separately licensed software and add-ons to one integrated suite of applications. IBM Maximo Application Suite offers nine applications, packaged in three concurrent ...
VMware will acquire Octarine, extending its security platform to Kubernetes-based applications. VMware continues to show a commitment to cybersecurity by making large and small inorganic investments.
On Monday, May 18, ServiceNow released ServiceNow Safe Workplace, a four-app suite and dashboard designed to help companies manage the essential steps for returning employees to the workplace. Immediately available on the ServiceNow store ...
Since the acquisition of Red Hat by IBM, OpenShift has become the central theme presented to customers of both organizations. As promised after the acquisition, Red Hat is staying the course to offer a broad multicloud platform with OpenShift. ...
Microsoft's decision to acquire Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch Networks in quick succession, demonstrates its desire to swiftly create a differentiated market position vis-à-vis its closest hyperscale competitors in the early, though fast-growing, ...
The IT hardware supply chain has been hurt by two global events: the first one was the trade/tariff war waged between the United States and China, and the second one has been the global COVID-19 pandemic that has stopped, reduced, or delayed ...
On May 4, 2020, Intel Corp. announced that it has acquired Moovit, a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) solutions company, for $900 million in cash ($840 million net of Intel Capital equity gain). According to Intel, the addition of Moovit will ...
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is the first crisis of the cloud era. All the cloud promises when it comes to elastic consumption, agile development, and global reach are being put to the test. IDC believes cloud platforms (public/hosted/private ...
Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has cancelled its auction for temporary spectrum rights in the 3.5GHz range; it will now allocate spectrum directly to registered bidders. This gives the mobile network operators, and small cell company Dense ...
On May 11, Datadog announced first-quarter 2020 financial results that included revenue growth of 87% year over year to $131 million, solid growth of larger customers with 960 $100,000+ ARR customers versus 508 a year ago, and the launch ...
On April 30, Apple announced its fiscal 2Q20 results, with revenue growing to $58.3 billion. That represented a 1% increase from the year-ago quarter. iPhone revenue was down 6.5% year over year to $29 billion, iPad slipped 10.3% to $4.3 ...