AI fuels almost 30% increase in IT modernisation spend, but firms are unprepared for data demands

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Couchbase, a cloud database platform company, has released the findings from its seventh annual survey of global IT leaders.

The study of 500 senior IT decision makers found investment in IT modernisation is set to increase by 27% in 2024, as enterprises look to take advantage of new technologies, such as AI and edge computing, while meeting ever-increasing productivity demands. There is a clear demand for modernisation and tech investment: 59% are worried their organisations’...

NetApp partners with Google Cloud to maximise flexibility for cloud data storage

NetApp, a data infrastructure company, has expanded its partnership with Google Cloud to make it easier for organisations to leverage their data for generative AI (GenAI) and other hybrid cloud workloads.

NetApp and Google Cloud are announcing the Flex service level for Google Cloud NetApp Volumes which supports storage volumes of nearly any size. NetApp is also releasing a preview of its GenAI toolkit reference architecture for retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) operations...

SAS expands hosted managed services to AWS

Data and artificial intelligence (AI) specialist, SAS, has expanded its SAS-hosted managed services to Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

A strategic addition to the SAS Managed Services portfolio, the expansion gives customers more options for how they choose to deploy and manage their investments in industry-leading SAS technology and solutions.

SAS customers have always reaped the benefits of SAS Viya as a cloud agonistic and cloud portal platform.

Now, not...

Anaconda and Teradata partner to enhance open-source support for AI innovation

Anaconda and Teradata have unveiled a new integration to bring the most popular and widely used Python and R packages to Teradata VantageCloud through the Anaconda Repository.

The integration with ClearScape Analytics, a powerful engine for deploying end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), is designed to provide enterprises with the ability to deploy large-scale data science, AI/ML, and generative AI use cases that can cost-effectively deliver value for...

Cloud Software Group and Microsoft partner to bring the cloud and generative AI to 100 million+ people

Cloud Software Group and Microsoft announced are deepening their collaboration through an eight-year strategic partnership agreement.

The agreement will strengthen the go-to-market collaboration for the Citrix virtual application and desktop platform and support the development of new cloud and AI solutions with an integrated product roadmap. Additionally, Cloud Software Group will make a $1.65bn commitment to the Microsoft cloud and its generative AI capabilities.

The...

Salesforce unveils Einstein Copilot for Tableau

Salesforce has introduced the beta version of Einstein Copilot for Tableau, a new capability designed to help users in every role and function explore data with AI assistance. 

Businesses tend to distribute insights from data in reports and dashboards created by expert analysts. Dashboards created in Tableau are visual and interactive, allowing users to adjust scope by exploring predefined guided paths. But sometimes a user doesn’t find the answer to their question in a...

Optiva accelerates competitive edge with generative AI-enabled real-time BSS

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Optiva, which provides telecoms firms with cloud-native billing, charging and revenue management software on private and public clouds, has revealed that its business support systems (BSS) platform now allows users to leverage generative AI (GenAI) technology to quickly highlight new, targeted revenue opportunities and dramatically reduce customer churn.

Full integration with Google Cloud’s BigQuery and Analytics capabilities powers the deep learning needed to customize...

Cloud transformation in 2024: Get the fundamentals right to reap the GenAI benefits

What is cloud transformation going to look like in 2024? Whatever the model and industry, it will almost certainly be flavoured with generative AI – and it will touch areas from application modernisation to cost optimisation.  

With regard to the former, look to Gartner’s 2024 predictions, with the headline of ‘every strategic conversation needs to include GenAI’. “By 2027, GenAI tools will be used to explain legacy business applications and create appropriate...

Lenovo launches hybrid cloud platforms and services to accelerate AI

Lenovo has expanded its hybrid cloud platform for AI with new ThinkAgile hyperconverged solutions and ThinkSystem servers that advance cloud deployment, hybrid connectivity and AI capabilities, powered by the next generation of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors.

The new AI ready platform delivers improved performance and the latest accelerators as a critical next step for delivering a dynamic hybrid AI approach across public, private, and foundational models to enable AI for...

Dell Technologies storage advancements accelerate AI and generative AI strategies 

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Dell Technologies is helping customers achieve faster AI and generative AI (GenAI) performance with new enterprise data storage advancements and validation with the NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD AI infrastructure.  

“Storage performance is a critical factor for successful AI and generative AI outcomes,” said Arthur Lewis, president, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies. “Customers are relying on us to continually push the boundaries of storage innovation, including...