Marc Ferranti

Editor in Chief

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

HPE offers SaaS-based tool for hybrid cloud management

HPE offers SaaS-based tool for hybrid cloud management

While cloud computing holds out the promise of operational efficiency and cost optimization, most companies -- especially large ones -- will be operating hybrid computing environments for the foreseeable future. As a result, cloud...

Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

Qualcomm's much-anticipated ARM-based Centriq 2400 product line, which started shipping commercially this week, is a worthy contender to break Intel's virtual monopoly in the server processor arena, where data center operators are...

A year after Oracle buy, a focused NetSuite doubles down on verticals, midmarket

A year after Oracle buy, a focused NetSuite doubles down on verticals, midmarket

When Oracle first announced its agreement to acquire NetSuite, back in July 2016, there was widespread agreement in the tech industry that the deal could allow Oracle to serve a broader range of customers, including smaller...

GE adds edge analytics, AI capabilities to Predix industrial IoT suite

GE adds edge analytics, AI capabilities to Predix industrial IoT suite

To solidify its position at the center of the industrial IoT, GE Digital is going to the edge.

Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

Ratcheting up the pace of enhancements to its software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings, Oracle is riding the wave of companies that are ditching on-premises enterprise apps and heading to the cloud.

Informatica brings AI to GDPR compliance, data governance

Informatica brings AI to GDPR compliance, data governance

Companies that are scrambling to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have a new tool to consider: Informatica's Compliance Data Lake, unveiled this week at the Strata Data Conference in New York....

Nvidia gets broad support for cutting-edge Volta GPUs in the data center

Nvidia gets broad support for cutting-edge Volta GPUs in the data center

Data center workloads for AI, graphics rendering, high-performance computing and business intelligence are getting a boost as a Who's Who of the world's biggest server makers and cloud providers snap up Nvidia's Volta-based Tesla V100...

Oracle's Hurd, AT&T's Donovan on their massive cloud migration deal

Oracle's Hurd, AT&T's Donovan on their massive cloud migration deal

In this Q&A, AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan and Oracle CEO Mark Hurd talk about their deal to work together to migrate thousands of databases to the cloud

Oracle refreshes entire SaaS line, aiming to fuel cloud momentum

Oracle refreshes entire SaaS line, aiming to fuel cloud momentum

As the migration of businesses to the cloud picks up steam, Oracle is intent on keeping up.

Zoho's latest pitch: Run your entire business for $1 a day per user

Zoho's latest pitch: Run your entire business for $1 a day per user

Zoho's new offering, Zoho One, brings together all of the company's 30+ apps for $30 a month per user.

Zoho's bold new pitch: Run your entire business for $1 a day per user

Zoho's bold new pitch: Run your entire business for $1 a day per user

Zoho wants to be the operating system for your business. That's how the company puts it, and what it means is that you can now get just about any application you need to run a business using Zoho One, which gathers all of Zoho's...

Enterprises can put Oracle's entire public cloud in the data center

Enterprises can put Oracle's entire public cloud in the data center

While Amazon is raking in a good deal of the money spent by public-cloud users, Oracle is doubling down on its hybrid-cloud strategy, appealing to enterprises that want to put data and applications behind their firewall while taking...

Enterprise software fuels IT spending as CIOs become builders again

Enterprise software fuels IT spending as CIOs become builders again

Companies are refreshing enterprise software platforms for the cloud era and stitching together new systems to support digital business projects, triggering an uptick in IT spending worldwide.

Cisco's M5 UCS servers take intent-based approach to data center

Cisco's M5 UCS servers take intent-based approach to data center

It's not the server -- it's the system. That's the word from Cisco as it rolls out its new, M5 generation Unified Computing System rack and blade servers, triggered by Intel's release of the Skylake architecture Xeon Scalable...

Intel tightens data-center grip with Xeon Scalable Processor platform

Intel tightens data-center grip with Xeon Scalable Processor platform

Make no mistake: Intel's Xeon Processor Scalable Family, based on the company's Skylake architecture, is about much more than revving up CPU performance. The new processor line is essentially a platform for computing, memory and...

How to find focus and crush the competition in the age of distraction

How to find focus and crush the competition in the age of distraction

The ability to tune out the constant barrage of pings and popups emanating from apps and focus on what really matters for our businesses and careers has become a competitive advantage.

Lenovo's new workstation is 'Tiny' but packs a punch

Lenovo's new workstation is 'Tiny' but packs a punch

Windows users working in tight spaces who are looking for a small workstation with multiple display ports and solid processing power have a new contender to check out: the ThinkStation P320 Tiny.

Lenovo's new workstation is indeed 'Tiny' but packs  a punch

Lenovo's new workstation is indeed 'Tiny' but packs a punch

Windows users working in tight spaces who are looking for a small form factor workstation with multiple display ports and solid processing power have a new contender in the market to check out: the new ThinkStation P320 Tiny.

Lenovo's ThinkSystem product barrage targets data centers

Lenovo's ThinkSystem product barrage targets data centers

Lenovo is taking on Dell EMC and HPE with its biggest portfolio refresh since it acquired IBM's x86 server business three years ago, offering a lineup of servers, switches, SAN arrays and converged systems intended to show that it's a...

AMD launches its Epyc server chip to take on Intel in the data center

AMD launches its Epyc server chip to take on Intel in the data center

It's not just the folks at AMD who hope that that the company's Epyc server processor, officially launched Tuesday, will break Intel's stranglehold on the data-center chip market.

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