IBM unveils new cloud and AI powered fan experiences for Wimbledon 2022

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IBM and the All England Lawn Tennis Club have revealed new ways in which Wimbledon fans around the world can experience The Championships digitally, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) running on IBM Cloud and hybrid cloud technologies.

Co-created by the All England Club and IBM for Wimbledon.com and the Wimbledon app, the new features join a comprehensive suite of digital fan experiences - including the IBM Power Index with Watson, IBM Match Insights with Watson and...

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and AWS transform experiences for Canadian sports fans

Toronto Maple Leafs player.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) are innovating together to transform how some of Canada’s best-known sports franchises create and deliver extraordinary sports moments and enhanced fan engagement.

The sports franchises include Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Football Club (FC) and Toronto Argonauts. MLSE selected AWS as its official cloud provider and official provider of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML),...

How Lush dealt with its growing data demands

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Lush is a British cosmetics retailer of bath, body, skin, and hair care products. Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in Poole, United Kingdom, and operates 951 retail locations across 49 countries. Lush is well known for its devotion to products that are fresh, effective, ethically sourced, cruelty-free, vegetarian, handmade and low-waste.

The problem:

With the company and its data growing at a rapid pace, Brad Candy, head of IT at Lush Digital, began to...

ASOS renews five-year Microsoft partnership for retail innovation plan

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British fashion retailer ASOS has signed an agreement with Microsoft that will see Azure remain its preferred cloud platform for the next five years.

Over the past few years, ASOS’ 70-person engineering team has collaborated with Microsoft to build a global customer platform for the company’s 900 hosted brands.

Through Azure and its AI capabilities, ASOS powers its digital platforms and harnesses data-led innovation to cater to its fashionable Generation Z...

Kraft Heinz partners with Google Cloud for cloud data insights

Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz, the Fortune 500 food company, has entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with Google to scale its digital transformation as consumers increasingly move towards online shopping.

The move comes as part of Kraft Heinz long-term strategy to improve its in-house digital capabilities, and will call upon Google Cloud for its data and analytics technologies as well as Google Ads to enhance its marketing strategy.

Kraft Heinz expects Google’s offering to...

Xbox Cloud Gaming set to bring streaming service to consoles

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Xbox Cloud Gaming is set to launch in time for Christmas this year.

The new service from Microsoft will allow consumers to play games streamed to their devices through the cloud, as opposed to having to install them locally.

Currently only available on PC and mobile devices, Microsoft plans to launch the service for its new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles as well as older Xbox One machines.

The announcement follows the trend of American tech giants...

GE Appliances signs multi-year smart home deal with Google Cloud

GE Appliances

GE Appliances has signed a multi-year partnership deal with Google Cloud to build the next generation of smart home technologies.

The partners will combine their expertise – GE Appliances in hardware and Google Cloud in data, artificial intelligence, analytics, and machine learning – to deliver new smart home technologies and improved experiences.

Viren Shah, CDO of GE Appliances, said:

"As the fastest-growing appliance manufacturing company in the United...

Onecloud.com domain up for sale – but who could the prospective buyers be?

Exclusive The domain onecloud.com is up for sale – and the upcoming battle for its signature could attract a seven-dollar sum.

That is the verdict of Andrew Miller, president at ATM Holdings. Miller is helping conduct the transaction having been contacted by an individual seller. The seller, who has owned the domain since the early 1990s and has worked as a senior technology executive, ‘had a...

Why it’s still important to educate your employees around cloud security, VPNs, and Wi-Fi

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Sponsored For those at the coalface of the security industry, the feeling of metaphorically banging one’s head against a brick wall, of continually educating, re-educating and correcting misinformation, mischievous or otherwise, will feel all too familiar.

Take the comments from Home Secretary Amber Rudd around WhatsApp following the terror attack in Westminster. Following the disclosure that the messaging service was used moments before the attacker...

Microsoft Office 365 wins cloud game in Europe

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Google is losing ground to Microsoft in the game of “cloud”.

The company – which broke the mould with a cloud-based office productivity pack, the G Suite – is behind Microsoft Office 365 in Europe. According to a research from data protection company Bitglass, adoption of the Microsoft suite in the region has more than doubled in the past year. 

The study is based on analysis of 8,000 mail servers to determine the cloud...