Marc Ferranti

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Marc Ferranti is the editor in chief of the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

The top 10 stories of 2018: Blockchain rises, open source reigns, trust wanes

IBM launches new availability zones worldwide for hybrid enterprise clouds

IBM launches new availability zones worldwide for hybrid enterprise clouds

CIOs and data center managers who run large hybrid clouds worldwide have a greater chance of hearing IBM knock on their doors in the next few months.

Q&A: Dell EMC channel chief Joyce Mullen fuels drive to sell across lines of business

Q&A: Dell EMC channel chief Joyce Mullen fuels drive to sell across lines of business

Joyce Mullen became president of Global Channel, OEM and IoT at Dell EMC in November, facing the task of figuring out ways to get the company's partners worldwide to sell across its lines of business and engage users with high-value...

Dell rallies channel to ride digital transformation wave

Dell rallies channel to ride digital transformation wave

Dell Technologies is rolling out a broad range of new programs to get its channel partners more invested in the company's long-term effort to be the only IT vendor with a full set of integrated products, from the PC to the data...

Windows Server 19 embraces hybrid cloud, hyperconverged data centers, Linux

Windows Server 19 embraces hybrid cloud, hyperconverged data centers, Linux

Microsoft is set to make Windows Server 2019 generally available in the second half of the year, opening up access to its preview build through its Insiders program now and targeting data centers with new features to handle hybrid...

FPGA maker Xilinx aims new software programmable chips at data centers

FPGA maker Xilinx aims new software programmable chips at data centers

Xilinx, which for decades has vied with rival Altera (now part of Intel) for technical leadership in FPGAs, is unveiling what it calls a new product category – the Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) – that, it says, goes...

Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

Oracle is raising its bid to attract enterprises moving to the cloud by extending AI-based automation throughout its PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, claiming that the new automated services will cut costs and reduce...

Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Fueled by a capital injection of $263 million making it the first cloud-native data warehouse startup to achieve "unicorn" status, Snowflake is set this year to expand its global footprint, offer cross-regional, data-sharing...

The top 10 stories of 2017: Security woes, autonomous machines – and a very cool phone

The top 10 stories of 2017: Security woes, autonomous machines – and a very cool phone

Malware, data breaches and machine learning were behind some of the biggest tech stories and trends of the year.

Top 10 stories of 2017: Security woes, autonomous machines and a very cool phone

Top 10 stories of 2017: Security woes, autonomous machines and a very cool phone

Malware, data breaches and machine learning were behind some of the biggest tech stories and trends of the year.

Top 10 stories of 2017: Cyberspies, autonomous machines and a cool phone

Top 10 stories of 2017: Cyberspies, autonomous machines and a cool phone

Events in the tech industry this year played out against a backdrop of security concerns as home users and corporations alike scrambled to protect themselves against malware, while cyberespionage stirred up a geopolitical storm....

IBM is set to ship its first Power9 system this month, claiming AI leadership in the data center

IBM is set to ship its first Power9 system this month, claiming AI leadership in the data center

With the release this month of the first commercial server based on its Power9 processor, IBM hits another milestone in its quest to be the AI-workload leader for data centers and web service providers.

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