Articles By Brian Jackson

Amazon Web Services eyes opportunity to scoop up more Windows workloads

On stage at Amazon Web Services' re:Invent conference, Terry Wise, vice-president of global alliances, ecosystem, and channels for AWS, stands in front of a giant pie graph showing yet another market segment where AWS

Published on: December 14th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Meng Wanzhou’s elaborate bail plans, Google+ breach, Baby it’s cold outside

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou makes her case for bail in a Vancouver courtroom. (You have to hear these conditions). Google Plus will be killed sooner than expected. And baby, it’s cold

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech – Amazon DeepRacer League encourages developers to train self-driving cars

At Amazon Web Services re:Invent in Las Vegas this year, Amazon launched an autonomous model car racing league and hosted the first race. Meant as a way to engage developers to train reinforcement

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft to replace Edge; protein-folding AI; Walmart’s gaming PCs

Microsoft killed Internet Explorer to launch Edge, but now it looks like it plans to kill that too. Google’s DeepMind AI team wins a protein-folding competition. And how bad are Walmart’s gaming PCs?

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Uber’s e-scooter play; Nvidia’s AI-generated graphics; David St. Jacque’s space shirt

Uber is planning to buy an electric scooter company, Nvidia has created the first videogame with AI-generated graphics, and Canadian astronaut David St. Jacques went to space and all he got was this

Published on: December 4th, 2018 Brian Jackson

On-stage customer photo highlights from AWS re:Invent

Published on: December 3rd, 2018 Brian Jackson

AWS customers weigh in on re:Invent product launches: Firecracker, Time Stream, Partner Device Directory

LAS VEGAS - Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched dozens of new services to its cloud platform over the week at its annual re:Invent conference, ranging from new methods to train machine learning algorithms,

Published on: November 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

USMCA won’t affect Amazon Web Services Canada region: Gales

LAS VEGAS - New rules specific to cloud computing in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) won't affect how Amazon Web Services (AWS) operates in Canada, according to Eric Gales, country manager for AWS

Published on: November 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Unboxing for Business – Amazon DeepRacer AI training car

At AWS Re:Invent in Las Vegas, developers are learning how to train reinforcement machine learning models by teaching autonomous toy cars to speed around a race track. AWS has launched a DeepRacer League

Published on: November 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

With AWS Outposts, even Amazon acknowledges it’s a hybrid cloud world

LAS VEGAS --- For some enterprise IT shops, migrating to the cloud has always been a no-go because of the psychological barrier of not being able to see the server hosting your data

Published on: November 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Amazon Web Services execs say partners are key to the great cloud migration

LAS VEGAS - Managed service providers (MSPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) that earn certifications with Amazon Web Services (AWS) have a huge opportunity to assist business customers that are migrating to the

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Foldable smartphone race; Amazon data breach; What is artificial intelligence?

The world’s top two smartphone manufacturers are racing to release foldable smartphones; Amazon suffered a data breach but it won’t say how big; and what is artificial intelligence anyway? Trending on Google, the

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Breakup Facebook; Amazon bids on sports TV; FONK is the new FOMO

Should anti-trust laws be dusted off to deal with the tech giants? One of those giants, Amazon, is looking to become a sports broadcaster. And if you thought FOMO was bad, just wait

Published on: November 21st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Nov. 20, 2018 – Elon Musk’s satellite network; Disney’s Star Wars hotel; your creepy cartoon clone

SpaceX has now won approval to put almost 12,000 satellites into orbit. Disney’s got big plans to build new Star Wars attractions at its theme parks. And a new app offers to close

Published on: November 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry makes largest acquisition ever in $1.4B purchase of AI firm Cylance

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd.  is making its largest acquisition ever in acquiring Irvine, Calif.-based Cylance for $1.4 billion, the firms announced Friday. Founded in 2012, Cylance is known for its artificial intelligence software

Published on: November 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson