Archive for November 2017

Democratizes artificial intelligence services so any customer can easily build AI-powered CRM workflows.

This week at Dreamforce 2017, Salesforce is launching its latest and greatest innovations aimed at enabling businesses to do more with the data stored in its CRM platform. The most interesting to me are the new capabilities it’s introduced for its year-old artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Einstein.

Talkdesk for Sales is an excellent example of how AI can be used to augment a worker’s skill set and make them more productive.

It seems like the use cases for artificial intelligence (AI) has exploded over the past few years. I’ve seen many consumer examples like an AI writing news stories, playing poker and Go. However, AI has yet to make a significant dent in the business world.

DigiCert’s already capable team gains some of the industry’s best talent and resources in the area of SSL/TLS certificates and related PKI solutions.

Last week DigiCert announced it had closed on the billion-dollar acquisition of Symantec’s security business previously announced in August of this year. The deal adds to DigiCert’s capable team some of the industry’s best talent and resources in the area of SSL/TLS certificates and related PKI solutions. As the world becomes more cloud and IoT-centric, these are security technologies that companies need to pay more attention to.

Partnership should net global enterprises improved performance of voice and video calling over long distances.

The coming together of software-defined WANs and UCaaS services has been making quite a bit of noise recently. In late September, for example, 8×8 and Aryaka announced a strategic alliance aimed at improving the quality of voice and video communications for global organizations.

Move makes good sense for VMware, as brings about needed consolidation in SD-WAN market.

About five years ago, VMware spent $1.26 billion on Nicira, a network virtualization startup, to move into the data center software-defined networking (SDN) market. In a similar move, the company yesterday announced its intent to acquire VeloCloud, a jump that will land it squarely in the SD-WAN market.

Cisco introduces Spark Assistant and Spark Room 70, and lays out its AI roadmap.

Cisco this week is holding its annual reseller conference, Partner Summit, in Dallas. When Rowan Trollope, SVP & GM of IoT and Applications at Cisco, delivered his keynote today, the company unveiled its AI-powered voice assistant with the not so inventive name of “Cisco Spark Assistant.” There is, of course, a veritable cornucopia of voice assistants out there, as we can ask Siri, Google, Alexa, Cortana or other popular AIs a question and get a prompt answer back. So why should anyone care about “Hey Spark”?

Aerohive gets a boost from Dell EMC’s channel and services, helping it distribute its Wi-Fi hardware and cloud management platform and reach more customers.

Cloud Wi-Fi vendor Aerohive Networks has signed an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement with Dell EMC to distribute its Wi-Fi hardware and its HiveManager NG Cloud Management Platform.



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