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Robert Hof
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When Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. announced Tuesday that it’s acquiring SimpliVity Corp. for $650 million, the surprisingly low price raised questions about whether the hot market for systems that combine computing, storage and networking into one box was cooling off. After all, the maker of so-called hyperconverged systems was reported just last November to be talking …
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Google has just published a white paper that details how it secures the data centers for its public cloud services and internal operations, sending a clear message: Don’t even think about trying to hack us. In order to physically infiltrate one of Google’s facilities, one will need to contend with security cameras, laser intrusion systems, …
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A new survey on business chat apps from information technology network tools provider Spiceworks Inc. reckons the number of Microsoft Teams users will surpass that of Slack within just two years. Considering Teams has been available to Office 365 Enterprise customers only since November, that would be no mean feat. Spiceworks’ survey found that Microsoft’s Skype …
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Venture capitalists are taking a breather from the overheated pace of investment they set a couple of years ago. A slowdown in venture funding that began early last year is now glaringly apparent, according to the quarterly “MoneyTree Report” to be released Wednesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and CB Insights. It wasn’t until the third quarter that …
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A Berlin-based artist and privacy advocate, Adam Harvey, is fighting back against what he considers intrusive and oppressive facial recognition technology. Harvey, who melds art with his contention that data collection on the individual is at extreme levels, has come up with a novel way of making sure that facial recognition software can’t ascertain who …
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As if 2016 weren’t volatile enough for the technology industry, the coming year is likely to be even more interesting, thanks to everything from an unpredictable new U.S. president to a confluence of trends ranging from artificial intelligence to virtual reality to the continued rise of the cloud. This is the latest in a series …
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Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. today announced it will pay $650 million in cash to acquire SimpliVity Corp., a provider of unified server and storage hardware and software for corporate data centers. Known in the industry as software-defined, hyper-converged infrastructure, these systems bring together servers, storage and networking to handle tasks inside data centers much more simply, …
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Gartner Inc. is blaming political uncertainty for a rather modest forecast of 2.7 percent growth in global information technology spending this year. The research firm’s latest Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, which predicts spending of $3.46 trillion in 2017, says the growth will be driven by cloud infrastructure spending and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and …
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Pinterest Inc. revealed today that its Related Pins feature will now be powered by deep learning neural networks, making it even easier for users to find all of the dessert recipes and pictures of things in mason jars they could possibly want. The visual bookmarking service’s Related Pins feature is not new, but up until now, …
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Silicon Valley companies are partly to blame for allowing Russia to exert undue influence on the U.S. presidential election, thanks to gaps in data security in a wide range of information technology products. And unless tech companies take more steps to ensure confidence in the security of their systems, they may see the unthinkable: shrinking …
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Hoping to latch onto a potential growth market, Intel Corp. today sought to show how its processor chips can drive the coming explosion of virtual reality experiences. Speaking at an unusual press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show, which reporters viewed partly through high-end Oculus Rift VR headsets, Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich (left, showing …
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Red Hat Inc. just hit a rough patch, and it may take the open-source enterprise software bellwether at least another quarter to dig its way out. That’s the upshot of third-quarter earnings reported today. Revenues for the quarter ended Nov. 30 came in below analysts’ estimates, and the company’s fourth-quarter outlook also missed expectations. As …
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  • MIT Technology Review
    Contributing editor, 2012 - present
  • Forbes.com
    Contributing writer, 2011 - present
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    writer/editor/blogger, 2009 - present
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