Google revealed plans to double its workforce in Japan at a new office in Tokyo, with additional goals of expanding cloud service, big data and machine learning. The company is hoping the move will make it more competitive with Amazon and Microsoft in Asia.
Recent case studies have shown that the internet of things can make a strong impact on business, but Forrester's Christopher Voce predicts the technology will move beyond the experimentation phase in 2018. While security will likely remain an issue, IoT platforms could be specialized in ways that cater to consumers, he says.
Intel unveiled its line of 5G chips to be released in 2019. "5G lets you slice the network so service providers can provide different levels of service, where they can target the internet of things, phone service, or enterprise service on top of the same network infrastructure," Intel's Alex Quach said.
Google released its BigQuery service to the public, giving users an automated channel to transfer data from Software as a Service applications. The data transfer should take approximately 24 hours, and Google has promised to cover the daily cost of transfer if it takes longer.
Cisco Systems rode its security and cloud computing businesses to better-than-expected profits in its fiscal first quarter, even as revenue from its traditional switching and router business declined. The company's stock rose after the report, which included a bullish outlook for the current quarter.
In smaller companies, leaders with grand visions of the future may not be taken as seriously as they would be at a larger organization, writes Lila MacLellan. This is because the closer leaders are to their employees, the more practical and detailed their messages are expected to be.
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