Siemens and Google Cloud come together for AI-flavoured manufacturing cloud

Updated 1600 BST: Siemens and Google Cloud are working together to deliver AI-based solutions in manufacturing - in what can be seen as another 'industry cloud' offering.

The two companies have announced an agreement where Siemens will integrate Google Cloud's machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies with its factory automation products.

The opportunity lies in connecting what Siemens calls AI 'islands' on the manufacturing floor. Manufacturers have...

Five key best practices for AWS cost optimisation – analysed

Keeping cloud costs in check is a struggle. Companies either lose control of their budgets and spend even 23% more than planned or end up overprovisioning their workloads. 

Optimising cloud costs is about striking a healthy balance between price and performance. You want your applications to have enough resources, but at the same time avoid cloud waste. 

Here are five tips to get you started on your AWS cost optimisation journey.

#1: Allocate costs for...

Report warns of ‘dubious’ permissions gap for enterprise hybrid and multi-cloud

A new report has warned of a 'dubious' gap for permissions across enterprise hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

The study from CloudKnox Security, which is described as an industry first, polled more than 150 global organisations on their usage of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and VMware vSphere.

Overall, the standout finding saw more than 90% of organisations were using fewer than 5% of permissions granted. Each specific provider told a...

Accenture: How to get cloud migration right in the rush for digital transformation

Cloud technology was a vital lifeline for organisations disrupted by Covid-19. For many it was all that kept the lights on, allowing them to quickly build and scale their remote services and operations. Accenture’s recent Technology Vision 2021 report found that 82% of organisations are ramping up their use of cloud in a direct response to the pandemic.

However, as businesses look to recover from the crisis the conversation has changed around cloud. Enterprises operating during...

How cloud edge and IoT will improve pharma manufacturing

The global COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in many industries. One of the most impacted was the pharmaceutical sector that had to reimagine business processes and rapidly adopt new technologies. It's yet another example where applying cloud computing had become a strategic imperative.

Today, next-generation pharma concepts are fueling ongoing innovation. In particular, the industry’s unique characteristics are driving investments in digital Transformation by...

AXELOS: How to get the most out of the ITIL 4 framework

The ITIL framework - the acronym being retained from its former description of Information Technology Infrastructure Library - is focused on aligning IT services with the needs of businesses, including activities such as IT service management (ITSM) and IT asset management (ITAM).

Since 2013, it has been owned by AXELOS, a joint venture between Capita and the UK Cabinet Office. As the company puts it, its role is to be 'responsible for developing, enhancing and promoting a number...

Danielle Royston, TelcoDR: On buying Ericsson’s MWC stand and the public cloud-telco opportunity

A curious announcement hit the wires from the GSMA on March 12. "GSMA introduces TelcoDR, the public cloud transformation specialist, as one of the largest exhibitors by floor space at MWC Barcelona 2021," it ran.

The upshot? Ericsson had pulled out of this year's jamboree - to be held this year at the end of June - and TelcoDR has taken its place. But who is TelcoDR?

The clue is in the initials. Former Optiva chief executive Danielle Royston, known to associates as...

Bridging the gap between management and frontline teams with the cloud: A guide

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed two things about managers and the frontline teams they lead. First, the relationship between the two is almost entirely driven by technology — specifically cloud-based technologies — in this age of remote work. Second, many companies lack the technologies necessary to keep everyone linked together through an unprecedented event like the one we’ve experienced.

When shutdown orders forced offices to either close or start working in drastically...

Enterprise plans for endpoint security in 2021: An interview with Christy Wyatt, Absolute, and Matthew Zielinski, Lenovo

Bottom line: Today’s largely distributed enterprises need to make sure they are putting endpoint security first in 2021– which includes closely managing every stage of the device lifecycle, from deployment to decommission, and ensuring all sensitive data remains protected.

There’s a looming paradox facing nearly every organisation today of how they’ll secure thousands of remote endpoints without having physical access to devices, and without disrupting worker productivity....

What you need to know about soaring enterprise machine learning investments

The second wave of enterprise AI/ML adoption is growing rapidly. We expect it to crest in 2021, as many organisations have been increasing and accelerating their investments in tools and people.

That was one of the unmistakable conclusions of our 2021 enterprise trends in machine learning report: 83% of the companies we surveyed said their AI/ML budgets had increased year-over-year, and we found that the average number of data scientists they employ has increased by 76%...