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How AppDynamics and Perspica combined to bring machine learning to users

Application performance management (APM) vendor AppDynamics is bringing more machine learning into its platform thanks to a 2017 acquisition - here's how it did it.

Oracle rolls out its own blockchain service

Oracle joins IBM, SAP, and Microsoft in offering blockchain-as-a-service for companies hoping to deploy the distributed ledger technology without the expenses associated with embracing the technology in-house.

Here come the first blockchain smartphones: What you need to know

Two companies are planning to soon launch smartphones with native blockchain capabilities that will allow users to trade digital tokens and store them offline.

Extreme faces challenges, girds for future networking battles

Extreme Networks is grappling with how to best integrate and sell technologies it acquired from Avaya and Brocade, as well as incorporate and develop its own products.

New blockchain targeting sustainable development economy

Ian Jones describes corporate social responsibility funding as a ‘grudging obligation’ that, as it currently stands, achieves very little apart from being an exercise in good PR.

Enterprise PC-buying spree spurs first shipment climb in six years

A 3% year-over-year increase in PC shipments is being pegged to renewed demand in the business market. And the rise of device-as-a-service models could spur continued buying in the years ahead.

SAP S/4HANA public cloud takes the biscuit for Pladis

The company behind McVities biscuits is turning to SAP's next generation S/4HANA Cloud ERP system to help the newly formed conglomerate move beyond paper-based, manual business processes and to create efficiencies in its supply chain.

Microsoft puts Dynamics 365 on twice-a-year release cadence

The move puts the software on essentially the same schedule as Windows and the company's Office 365 suite.

As bitcoin values slide, high-end GPU prices drop, too

The price of specialized graphics processors – lapped up in recent years by cryptocurrency miners to power their rigs – are falling in tandem with a sharp drop in digital token values.

The top 3 disruptive FinTech technologies to watch in 2018

FinTech will benefit from three technologies that are expected to expand the usefulness of big data, offer more secure and responsive applications and exponentially grow computational performance.