Marc Ferranti

Editor in Chief

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

HPE merges IT, OT with Edgeline software platform to crunch IoT data

HPE merges IT, OT with Edgeline software platform to crunch IoT data

Before the advent of sensors in cars, phones, thermostats, refrigerators and factory-floor devices, information technology and operational technology were two different worlds. The Internet of Things is changing that.

HPE highlights innovation in software-defined IT, security at Discover

HPE highlights innovation in software-defined IT, security at Discover

At its Discover conference this week, HPE is pulling back the curtains on firmware security and advances in software-defined IT aimed to reduce costs and increase system flexibility for its users and help it stay ahead of competitors...

ServiceNow taps AI to automate everyday workflows

ServiceNow taps AI to automate everyday workflows

ServiceNow is bringing enhanced machine-learning capabilities to its Now Platform for business process automation, strengthening its base in IT management while making further inroads into other areas of the enterprise.

Intel races ahead in autonomous cars with $15.3 billion Mobileye buy

Intel races ahead in autonomous cars with $15.3 billion Mobileye buy

Intel has shifted its self-driving car efforts into high gear with a $15.3 billion deal to acquire computer vision and collision-avoidance company MobileEye.

The top 10 tech stories of 2016: Post-PC, post-reality

The top 10 tech stories of 2016: Post-PC, post-reality

Evolution inevitably entails the creation of new problems, and the big tech stories of the year show that this goes for IT just like anything else.

2016's top 10 tech stories: Post-PC, post-reality

2016's top 10 tech stories: Post-PC, post-reality

Evolution inevitably entails the creation of new problems, and the big tech stories of the year show that this goes for IT just like anything else.

ZoneSavvy taps big data to help SMBs find best sites for businesses

ZoneSavvy taps big data to help SMBs find best sites for businesses

Location, location, location: As the old joke goes, those are the three keys to business success. Now, with big data analysis, corporations can be smarter than ever before about where to open up new offices or businesses.

ZoneSavvy taps big data to help SMBs find best sites for businesses

ZoneSavvy taps big data to help SMBs find best sites for businesses

Location, location, location: As the old joke goes, those are the three keys to business success. Now, with big data analysis, corporations can be smarter than ever before about where to open up new offices or businesses.

IBM's Watson IoT hits the skies with Aerialtronics drone deal

IBM's Watson IoT hits the skies with Aerialtronics drone deal

A.I.-powered drones soon will be everywhere, monitoring crowds at major events, checking out traffic patterns on busy roads, surveying disaster sites and inspecting airplanes.

IBM's Watson IoT hits the skies with Aerialtronics drone deal

IBM's Watson IoT hits the skies with Aerialtronics drone deal

AI-powered drones soon will be everywhere, monitoring crowds at major events, checking out traffic patterns on busy roads, surveying disaster sites and inspecting airplanes.

Microsoft wins appeal over U.S. government access to emails held overseas

Microsoft wins appeal over U.S. government access to emails held overseas

A U.S. appeals court has quashed a search warrant that would have required Microsoft to disclose contents of emails stored on a server in Ireland, in a case that has broad ramifications for privacy, diplomatic relations and the...

Microsoft wins appeal over US government access to emails held overseas

Microsoft wins appeal over US government access to emails held overseas

A U.S. appeals court has quashed a search warrant that would have required Microsoft to disclose contents of emails stored on a server in Ireland, in a case that has broad ramifications for privacy, diplomatic relations and the...

Slow growth ahead for IT spending, Gartner says

Slow growth ahead for IT spending, Gartner says

The days of go-go, double-digit growth for tech are long gone and don't appear to be on the way back anytime soon.

Slow growth ahead for IT spending, Gartner says

Slow growth ahead for IT spending, Gartner says

The days of go-go, double-digit growth for tech are long gone and do not appear to be on the way back anytime soon.

Data scientist Hilary Mason wants to show you the (near) future

Data scientist Hilary Mason wants to show you the (near) future

Fast Forward Labs is a startup founded to help companies innovate and compete using what founder and CEO Hilary Mason calls "recently possible" machine intelligence techniques and technology.

Data scientist Hilary Mason wants to show you the (near) future

Data scientist Hilary Mason wants to show you the (near) future

Fast Forward Labs is a startup founded to help companies innovate and compete using what founder and CEO Hilary Mason calls "recently possible" machine intelligence techniques and technology.

IBM adds to Watson IoT arsenal with new APIs, 'experience centers'

IBM adds to Watson IoT arsenal with new APIs, 'experience centers'

Strengthening its push into the Internet of Things, IBM is making a range of application programming interfaces (APIs) available through its Watson IoT unit and opening up new facilities for the group.

IBM unveils new APIs, 'experience centers' for Watson IoT unit

IBM unveils new APIs, 'experience centers' for Watson IoT unit

Strengthening its push into the Internet of Things, IBM is making a range of application programming interfaces (APIs) available through its Watson IoT unit and opening up new facilities for the group.

Top 10 tech stories 2015: Transformation and transition

Top 10 tech stories 2015: Transformation and transition

Cloud and mobile computing have created an imperative for the tech world: Change or fail. Here, are the IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of 2015.

Top 10 IT stories: 2015, a year of transformation and transition

Top 10 IT stories: 2015, a year of transformation and transition

Cloud and mobile computing have created an imperative for the tech world: Change or fail. Here, are the IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of 2015.

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