Industrial IoT: Price comparison data preserves margins for small and mid-sized manufacturers

IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is misunderstood by most small and mid-sized manufacturers who neither have the funding nor the inclination to gather, cull, and use big data. What these organisations need is to preserve thin margins to survive (and hopefully thrive).

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PTC Windchill now on Microsoft Azure Cloud platform to let customers deploy quicker, see value faster

PTC has expanded its strategic alliance with Microsoft by delivering its Windchill product lifecycle management (PLM) solution on Microsoft Azure. PTC says optimising Windchill with Azure is another milestone in the growing relationship between the two companies.

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Finding USPs in the IoT ecosystem: Part 2

Via this series of articles, our objective is not only to chart out the IoT Value chain but also the market/economic structures and changing dynamics around them. This write-up is aimed at addressing the business decision makers who are attempting to figure out a solution strategy & USP in each component of Value chain.

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Streamlining the SIM lifecycle

We know that demand for mobile services is growing. This opens up an expanding range of opportunities for mobile operators to exploit.

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Appen buys Figure Eight for $175mn to create solution for machine learning training data

Appen Ltd, a global provider of human-annotated datasets for machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), has agreed to acquire Figure Eight, a machine learning software platform which uses automated tools to transform

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CipherCloud introduces secure SaaS workspace for enterprises

CipherCloud, a provider of cloud security, announced the availability of its new Secure SaaS Workspace solution as part of its award-winning CASB+ platform.

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Qualys acquires software assets of cloud application management company Adya

Qualys, Inc., a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, announced it has acquired the software assets of Adya, Inc.

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Nubeva and Garland Technology launch partnership to deliver public cloud network packets to IT teams and tools

Nubeva Technologies Ltd, a cloud visibility SaaS software developer for enterprises with public cloud assets, announced a partnership agreement with Garland Technology, a manufacturer of network test access points and packet broker solutions.

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Software as a Service company selects Zayo for colocation

A global Software as a Service (SaaS) company has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. for data centre colocation. Zayo will provide expanded colocation space in a Midwestern data centre.

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NEC acquires Danish IT company, KMD

NEC Corporation announced the acquisition of KMD Holding ApS, the holding company of KMD A/S , the Danish IT company. NEC is acquiring KMD for approximately 8 billion Danish Kroner (DKK) from Advent International,

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A10 Networks’ cloud-native application delivery solution now available in the Microsoft Azure marketplace

A10 Networks, a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced the availability of its cloud-native Application Delivery solution including the Harmony Controller, vThunder ADC and Lightning ADC in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure.

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Accenture acquires PrimeQ, further strengthening its Digital Transformation capabilities on Oracle Cloud

Accenture has acquired PrimeQ, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s top Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloud implementation service providers. With the addition of PrimeQ, Accenture is now the largest Oracle Cloud systems integrator in the region.

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Service-based analytical instruments that improve business outcomes to replace legacy solutions

The rapid proliferation of service-based models, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and asset management, is attracting new market participants to the analytical instrumentation space.

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Thoma Bravo to acquire application security firm Veracode Software from Broadcom for US$950m

Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm, has agreed to acquire Veracode, an application security testing (AST) provider, from Broadcom Inc. for $950 million (€832 million) in cash.

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Avi Networks launches Avi SaaS, industry’s first SaaS solution for multi-cloud load balancing and application services

Avi Networks has launched Avi SaaS, claimed to be the industry’s first SaaS solution for multi-cloud load balancing. Avi SaaS provides cloud-managed software to deliver application services including load balancing, web application firewall (WAF),

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Connecting clouds – Have your (layer) cake and eat it, too

Cloud Computing offers businesses many benefits, not in cost savings – that myth has been well and truly busted – but in flexibility of deployment and responsiveness to changing business demands.

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