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Mellanox Hires New CFO Amid Microsoft Acquisition Rumors

Amid pre-holiday media speculation that Mellanox could be a Microsoft acquisition target, the networking powerhouse has announced that Doug Ahrens, formerly of GlobalLogic, has been named chief financial officer ...Full Article

AI Chip Startup Graphcore Rings Up $200M in Funding

Graphcore, the U.K. AI chip developer, has attracted more investors as it rolls out its intelligent processing unit to enterprise datacenters and cloud services providers. The GPU rival reported ...Full Article

IBM Seeks Transparency into AI Decision Making

Among the stumbling blocks to AI adoption is lack of transparency, understanding, and therefore trust in how machines actually make decisions. How and why AI arrived at an answer ...Full Article

Oracle Takes Gloves Off in JEDI Lawsuit

Large government contract awards invariably draw protests from losing bidders hoping to gum up the works and perhaps gain a piece of the action on appeal. The Defense Department’s ...Full Article

Docker, Microsoft Partner on Container ‘Bundler’

Docker is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to include an “application bundle” specification for packaging and running cloud-native applications. The collaboration coincides with the application container specialist’s release of ...Full Article

Docker Rolls Windows Server Migration Tool

Microsoft announced last summer it is ending support for Windows Server 2008 in January 2019, with support for Windows SQL server expiring six months later. That has prompted the ...Full Article

Google Drops Bid, IBM Protests DoD Cloud Contract

The jockeying over a massive U.S. military cloud contract reached a fever pitch this week as one prominent contender dropped out while another filed a legal protest aimed at ...Full Article

Talend Links Big Data to Azure SQL Warehouse

Data integrators continue to roll out connections between huge data stores and public cloud data warehouses. The latest comes from Talend, which this week unveiled a data fabric “uploader” ...Full Article

MS-GitHub Deal: Open Source Moves Center Stage

Microsoft’s reassurances notwithstanding, the software giant’s acquisition of GitHub, the project collaboration platform, has raised concerns about the future direction of open-source software development. Skeptics are taking a wait-and-see ...Full Article

Microsoft ‘All In’ For Open Source with GitHub Deal

GitHub, the well-heeled and vibrant project collaboration platform for programmers, is being acquired by Microsoft as the software giant seeks to push deeper into enterprise software development. Microsoft said ...Full Article
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