International Data Corporation (IDC) released a 2016 IDC Innovators report recognizing vendors within the enterprise network management market focused on cloud-based network monitoring solutions. Each of the startups featured as IDC Innovators have secured multi-million dollar investments by venture capitalists, lending credibility to their unique business models and product offerings.
One of the strongest local data centers Altus IT, only a year after the acquisition GOCloud which deals among other with hosting services, decided to sell it to Avalon which core business is hosting, confirmed Altus CEO IT Goran Đoreski exclusively for ICTbusiness.biz. According to him the reason for the sale is that the brand was positioned on the market a little bit different than the direction that he and others had set Altus IT.
Zipato announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for the new version of its smart home control panel - ZipaTile. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories.
mStart, Agrokor’s IT company, announced that it has achieved Gold Partner status in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). By attaining Gold Level membership, Oracle has recognized mStart for its commitment to establish Oracle related knowledge in delivering projects and solutions based on Oracle Retail suite of products and for uniquely addressing the challenges of joint retail customers on the European market.
The private sector is very aware of digital tranfromation, and in this area we expect even more aggressive investments in digital transformation, especially because of lack of skilled labour, elimination of the organizational inefficiencies and very clear focus on finding the ways to achieve competitiveness, said Oracle Croatia CEO Marin Tadić in the interview for ICTbusiness.biz
Business software maker SAP introduced the most significant update to its database software in five years, including new tools for analyzing streams of data created by smart sensors and a lightweight free version for developers to test, according to Bloomberg. Hana 2, the second major release of SAP’s main database software since its wide release in 2011, includes tools for analyzing and predicting machine and geographic data and becomes available to customers Nov. 30.
Today Hack it!, kicks off. It is the first hackhaton organised by Hrvatski Telekom and hub:raum, incubator of Deutsche Telekom, where more than 10 teams are to compete in developing the best solution for the communication of the future in only 24 hours and in winning the main prize of HRK 20,000.
Microsoft plans to release an update to Windows 10 software in the spring that will add creative features especially conducive for virtual and augmented reality, according to Bloomberg. The update will be free to current Windows 10 users and will include tools to invent and share 3-D objects, said Microsoft Windows chief Terry Myerson at an event in New York to showcase new hardware for the holiday season as well as Windows 10 updates.
After a year of promises that the technology would revolutionize Wall Street, anyone can now download an entire blockchain specifically built for financial services, according to Bloomberg. Chain, the San Francisco-based startup that’s working with Visa and has made a presentation on the benefits of blockchain to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, just released to the public the 30,000 lines of open-source code that make up its Core Developer Series.
On international level, we are noticing that the first trend in health IT is creating national platforms for e-health solutions, said Branka Lasić in exclusive interview for ICTbusiness.biz. The main goal is to integrate software solutions from all health organizations with national health platforms. The second trend is connecting those health organizations with each other for exchange of medical data to help doctors and patients.
Croatian ICT company Inchoo, well known for its e-commerce solutions based on Magento platform, has provided a Language Pack for Magento 2 in Croatian language. They believe that customers are more comfortable using their native language when visiting web shops.
Digital transformation in companies and in public sector, new customer expectations with the necessity for their service and product providers to have a good understanding of their needs and behaviors, are the key drivers for the IT industry, said Ante Mandić, IN2 CEO, in an interview for ICTbusiness.biz.
A U.K. startup that uses artificial intelligence to help banks and other financial firms with anti-money laundering compliance received $8.3 million to fund its expansion in Europe and North America, according to Bloomberg.
Amazon.com is teaming up with VMware to let customers combine VMware’s software for corporate networks with Amazon’s internet-based cloud-computing services, a bid by Amazon to better compete with rival Microsoft in hybrid cloud solutions, according to Bloomberg.
People first, focus and knowledge sharing, these are the things that make Inchoo, the company from Osijek, stand out from the competition, as Tomislav Bilić, manager and founder of the company love to boast. He says that so far they have had 255 clients from 44 countries. This number includes all clients they have had any kind of engagement with.
Intel announced the availability of Intel Building Management Platform (Intel BMP) to help small- and medium-size buildings become smart and connected. Intel BMP has built-in security and manageability essentials to manage data from a broad set of building systems and sensors, and to filter and transfer data to the cloud (or on-premises servers).
Approximately 2.7 million cellular M2M terminals were shipped globally during 2015 according to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.1 percent, this number is expected to reach 5.7 million in 2020.
EuroCloud declares winners of EuroCloud Award 2016 competition in the Bucharest's final. The competition of the best European provider of cloud services in five categories completed with a great success of the nominated Croatian solutions.
Solteq, company from Norway with expertise of multichannel and digital commerce, will launch a dedicated Magento Practice, for developing and implementing ecommerce solutions using the platform. As stated by the company, the launch of Magento Practice is a logical continuum in Solteq’s new strategy focusing on customer, international growth and offering that covers the entire chain of digital commerce. The Practice to be launched will mainly serve Nordic mid-market commerce customers.
Today's threats are evolving at an accelerated rate, challenging organizations to operate safely across their networks. These conditions are calling for fast and intelligent security that's built around real-time threat prevention, automated enforcement and adaptive protection.
Intel Security launched its 2017 consumer security lineup featuring security innovations to better protect the devices people use every day against the latest threats. The centerpiece of the new portfolio is a next-generation anti-malware engine that offers more efficient and effective detection by offloading analysis to the cloud.
Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft announced that they will create a non-profit organization that will work to advance public understanding of artificial intelligence technologies (AI) and formulate best practices on the challenges and opportunities within the field. Academics, non-profits, and specialists in policy and ethics will be invited to join the Board of the organization, named the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI).
Lenovo announced a collaboration with Intel, PayPal and Synaptics to bring secure online payments to the personal computer with just the touch of a finger. With the new Lenovo Yoga 910 featuring a 7th Gen Intel Core processor, buyers making purchases from their PCs will have access to enterprise-grade security measures without the use of passwords.
According to the latest release of the Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide revenue from public cloud services will reach over $195 billion in 2020, more than doubling the current market size. Western Europe will continue to represent around a fifth of the global market, with revenues growing from a $15 billion in 2015 to $38.6 billion in 2020, at a 20.8% five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR).
Results of a new global survey indicate that nearly three-quarters of enterprises continue to adopt multiple private and public cloud strategies. The findings highlight the need for organizations to adopt solid information management and security strategies.