The third CloudWATCH Concertation meeting looked at future directions for software services and cloud in Europe, highlighting new opportunities for novel research and innovation to ensure Europe remains a world leader. The EC are investing heavily in research and innovation.
The emergence of cloud computing technologies has presented many important opportunities for both the use of IT in businesses and government (as well as individual consumers) and for the European economy (positive contribution to GDP, job creation and employment). However, barriers exist that limit the widespread adoption of cloud computing and thus the full realisation of those benefits.
Far and away, the industry that pops up the most in discussions of big data is health care. It’s not surprising, if you think about it. Lots of disparate sources of data, much of it unstructured. An industry dying to become more cost-effective – or, at least, less wasteful. And an onslaught of new devices designed to automate the process of collecting data, on order to keep professionals from having to be on hand to do so.
Amazon Web Services turned a lot of heads recently when it launched a machine learning platform aimed at making predictive analytics applications easy to build and run, joining cloud juggernauts Microsoft and Google with similar ML offerings. It turns out the cloud is very well-suited for this critical type of big data workload. Here are five reasons why.
Microsoft managed to double commercial cloud sales for the fourth consecutive quarter.
The marginal improvement was thanks to yet another strong quarter of cloud growth and the acquisition of Nokia in 2014, the impact of which is now starting to trickle through into results.