Tag: Cloud

Google searches for new measure of skin tones to curb bias in products

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. (Reuters) — Alphabet’s Google told Reuters this week it is developing an alternative to the industry standard method for classifying skin tones, which a growing chorus of technology researchers and dermatologists says is inadequate for assessing whether products are biased against people of color. At […]

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New ruling from EU data watchdogs sharpens focus on Facebook, big tech

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. (Reuters) — Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants could face more scrutiny and potential sanctions in the European Union after the bloc’s top court backed national privacy watchdogs to pursue them, even when they are not the lead regulators. Consumer lobbying group BEUC welcomed Tuesday’s […]

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Aiven: 91% of developers say open source is in their future

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Enterprise adoption of open source software has grown rapidly, and 91% of developers said in a recent survey they expect open source to be part of their make up a part of their organizations software plans in the years to come, according to Aiven, a […]

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AI Weekly: The promise and limitations of machine programming tools

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Machine programming, which automates the development and maintenance of software, is becoming supercharged by AI. During its Build developer conference in May, Microsoft detailed a new feature in Power Apps that taps OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model to assist people in choosing formulas. Intel’s ControlFlag can […]

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OSS Enterprise: Open source perspectives and securing the software supply chain

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. Welcome to OSS Enterprise, a newsletter from VentureBeat that shines a light on the world of open source software. The first edition looks at open source team chat tools, securing the software supply chain, and […]

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Cutting Slack: When open source and team chat tools collide

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. In a 12-month period that has seen Salesforce commit $27.7 billion to buy Slack, Microsoft Teams skyrocket to 145 million users, and Asana hit the public markets, the past year has highlighted the growing importance […]

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Weighing the pros and cons of public, hybrid, and multicloud architecture

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. The cloud has practically limitless potential in the data storage, server, and networking software domains, whether because of operating cost, speed, ease of use, or security and reliability advantages. A report from Multisoft claims that 80% of companies report operation improvements within the first few […]

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Wizards of OSS: Industry perspectives on open source software

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. Open source software (OSS) is so ingrained in the fabric of our everyday lives that it’s difficult to imagine what life would be like without it. For businesses, open source brings scalability, transparency, cost savings, […]

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What is open source?

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up here. It’s difficult to overstate the role that open source plays in today’s technology-centric world, given that it intersects with just about every piece of software. Data from Synopsys, the company behind open source security management […]

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Anodot: 80% of orgs cannot detect spikes in cloud costs

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. As the pandemic subsides and enterprises shift to a hybrid workforce model to support employees who continue to work remotely, enterprises are struggling to control skyrocketing cloud computing costs, according to new research from autonomous monitoring company Anodot. The survey found that 80% of organizations […]

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Boomi CEO on integration platform-as-a-service in the cloud era

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Data integration platform Boomi will officially spin out of Dell Technologies later this year after being sold to Francisco Partners and TPG Capital for approximately $4 billion. VentureBeat sat down with Boomi CEO Chris McNabb to get insight into how an integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) environment […]

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Transform 2021: Where does your enterprise stand on the AI adoption curve?

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. VentureBeat’s annual AI survey returns alongside Transform 2021 this July 12-16, 2021.  Transform, the world’s leading event on applied AI for enterprise business & technology decision makers, will host thousands of executives across industries to share their AI and data technology stories.  VentureBeat is bringing […]

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Grafana Labs acquires load-testing startup K6

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Observability platform Grafana Labs today announced it has acquired K6, a Stockholm-headquartered startup that’s building an open source load testing tool for engineering teams. Grafana says it and K6 will work together on an integrated offering as part of Grafana’s tech stack, providing a way […]

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OSS Enterprise: A newsletter all about open source

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Let the OSS Enterprise newsletter guide your open source journey! Sign up. Open source software (OSS) is everywhere, from smartphone operating systems to APIs and scripts that help servers run faster. It’s estimated that 98% of codebases contain at least some open source code. But […]

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Graph database platform Neo4j raises $325M to inform decision-making

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Graph platform Neo4j today announced that it raised $325 million at an over $2 billion valuation in a series F round led by Eurazeo, with additional investment from GV. The capital, which brings the company’s total raised to date to over $500 million, will be […]

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UserLeap raises $38M to track customer experiences

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. UserLeap, a platform for AI-powered, continuous research for product teams, today announced that it raised $38 million in a series B round contributed by a16z. The company says it’ll put the funding toward product R&D and customer acquisition, as well as global expansion efforts. The […]

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Lexion raises $11M to expand its AI-powered contract management platform

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Lexion, a platform leveraging AI to streamline legal contract workloads, today announced that it closed an $11 million series A funding round led by Khosla Ventures with participation from Madrona Venture Group and Wilson Sonsini. The capital brings the company’s total raised to $15.2 million […]

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Ethical AI will not see broad adoption by 2030, study suggests

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. According to a new report released by the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imaging the Internet Center, experts doubt that ethical AI design will be broadly adopted as the norm within the next decade. In a survey of 602 technology innovators, business and policy […]

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Dear enterprise IT: Cybercriminals use AI too

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. In a 2017 Deloitte survey, only 42% of respondents considered their institutions to be extremely or very effective at managing cybersecurity risk. The pandemic has certainly done nothing to alleviate these concerns. Despite increased IT security investments companies made in 2020 to deal with distributed IT […]

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Autodesk will launch WetaM cloud-based special effects tools for artists

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Visual studio Weta Digital and 3D animation firm Autodesk have teamed up to launch WetaM, a cloud-based software tool. It takes Weta’s proprietary special effects tools for artists and combines them with Autodesk’s Maya 3D animation, modeling, rendering, and simulation software. The result is high-end […]

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Productivity API and automation platform Nylas raises $120 million

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Nylas, an API (application programming interface) platform that helps businesses and developers integrate key productivity features such as email and calendar functionality into their apps, has raised $120 million in a series C round of funding led by Tiger Global Management. The raise comes amid […]

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Tractable uses computer vision to accelerate insurance claims

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. The ability to digitize routine tasks is crucial for accelerating the pace of business. Insurance claims remain a prime example of this. When a car accident or some other disaster occurs, the biggest bottleneck often remains the need to send a human to a location to […]

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Agari: 50% of accounts are accessed within 12 hours of being stolen

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. New research from phishing defense company Agari found that criminals don’t wait after they compromise accounts in phishing attacks. Agari researchers found that 23% of all accounts were accessed almost immediately and 50% of the accounts were accessed manually within 12 hours after compromise, according […]

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TransUnion is embracing RPA to ‘make humans relevant again’

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Companies embraced digital transformation as the pandemic took hold last March. According to a Statista survey, 97% of companies say that the outbreak sped up transformation processes in their organizations. Meanwhile, Gartner says that 69% of boards of directors accelerated their digital business initiatives following […]

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Amazon Alexa head scientist on developing trustworthy AI systems

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Particularly over the past half-century, humans have had to adapt to profound technological changes like the internet, smartphones, and personal computers. In most cases, adapting to the technology has made sense — we live in a far more globalized world compared with 50 years ago. […]

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MachineMetrics raises $20M to meet industrial analytics demand

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Industrial analytics and machine monitoring platform MachineMetrics today announced that it closed a $20 million series B funding round led by Teradyne, an industrial automation and robotics company. Bill Bither, MachineMetrics cofounder and CEO, says that the new capital will be used to scale the […]

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Introhive raises $100M to automate customer relationship management

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Introhive, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) customer relationship management (CRM) automation platform, today announced that it raised $100 million in a series C funding round led by equity firm PSG. The funds, which bring the company’s total raised to over $140 million to date, will be put […]

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Data analytics startup Imply nabs $70M to grow cloud service

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Imply, a startup developing a real-time analytics platform, today announced that it raised $70 million in series C funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners, valuing the company at $700 million post-money. CEO Fangjin Yang says that the proceeds will help to support Imply’s product and […]

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Bringg, a delivery and fulfillment platform used by Walmart, nabs $100M

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Delivery logistics and fulfillment platform Bringg today announced it has raised $100 million in a round of funding led by Insight Partners. The series E raise gives Bringg a valuation of $1 billion. The raise comes as companies across just about every sector have been […]

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BrowserStack, a cross-browser web testing platform for DevOps, raises $200M

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. BrowserStack, a website testing platform for developer operations (DevOps) teams, has raised $200 million in a series B round of funding. The funding, which gives the company a valuation of $4 billion, comes as businesses across every sector have had to embrace digital transformation due […]

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Gloat, which uses AI to connect employees with internal work, raises $57M

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Gloat, a platform that meshes AI with big data to give enterprises visibility into the skills across their workforce and “monitor, track, and reallocate” individuals, today announced that it has raised $57 million in a series C round of funding. Founded in 2015, Gloat serves […]

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