Infrastructure as an Anchor


Oracle’s race to the cloud has offered multiple successes to its investors and some disappointment as well. No transition of this magnitude can be expected to run like clockwork, but the difference between revenues for Oracle’s SaaS apps for last quarter, $1.1 billion, and those for its IaaS apps, at $396 million, should at least get you thinking. There’s a good explanation, and it’s surprising that the company hasn’t done more to provide guidance to its financial analysts — but then again, the purpose of reporting your finances is just that.

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Microsoft Pulls Spectre, Meltdown Patches for Older AMD Systems

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Microsoft has halted the distribution of patches for Spectre, Meltdown on some AMD systems due to problems with BSODs and bricked systems.

The post Microsoft Pulls Spectre, Meltdown Patches for Older AMD Systems appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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CES 2018: 5 coolest things we've seen so far

It’s still early at CES, but there have been some exciting products unveiled, including earbuds made from illegal firearms, an electric vehicle and a robot that fetches beer for you.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/10/ces-2018-5-coolest-things-weve-seen-so-far.html

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Early Data Shows Linux Update to Fix Intel Security Flaw Hits Performance Hard

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Early Linux data suggests Intel CPUs take a fairly heavy hit in some tests when the new page table isolation fix is enabled. Database benchmarks and possibly cloud server performance could drop significantly, however.

The post Early Data Shows Linux Update to Fix Intel Security Flaw Hits Performance Hard appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261420-early-data-shows-linux-update-fix-intel-security-flaw-hits-performance-hard?source=Computing

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Facebook, cocaine, opioids: How addictive is the social network?

According to some health specialists, the excessive use of social media may wind up having a similar short-term impact as opioids and cocaine.

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Amazon sold 'tens of millions' of Alexa devices this holiday season

Amazon has shown off some stats for the holiday season, and as usual it hasn’t held back with the superlatives. Among the data we learn that one of its smart speakers was its biggest seller this holiday season.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/27/amazon-sold-tens-millions-alexa-devices-this-holiday-season.html

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The Strange Bedfellows That Make Sales AI Work


At some point, the discussion about artificial intelligence and sales is going to mature. Too many people still think AI for sales will resemble C-3PO, a bumbling assistant that gets in the way more often than not, or the Hal 9000, subverting the sales process in ways that endanger the very existence of the sales person. As the discussions mature, and as people learn more about the somewhat arcane inner workings of AI, the reality is becoming clearer: how AI will impact sales and sales people is… complicated.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84999.html?rss=1

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Is Donald Trump a better speaker than Hillary Clinton? Artificial intelligence has the answer

Which prominent U.S. politician is the most intelligible? Artificial intelligence shows that some, like President Trump, aren’t as easy to understand as others.

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Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

Is Amazon taking convenience a bit too far? Some customers think so after the online retail mogul announced their newest product today: “Amazon Key.”

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Tech Q&A: Decoy Facebook accounts, sharing large files, holiday jobs at Amazon and more

I know that some streaming services give you space in the cloud to store your shows. I would like my own DVR. Can I buy one for my house?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/30/tech-q-decoy-facebook-accounts-sharing-large-files-holiday-jobs-at-amazon-and-more.html

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Apple's iPhone 8: Here's how much it really costs to build

Following Apple’s latest event announcing new iPhones and other products, some have bemoaned the high-cost of the products. A breakdown of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus detail just how much it costs Apple to build the devices.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/26/apples-iphone-8-heres-how-much-it-really-costs-to-build.html

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US Navy to use Xbox controllers on highly sophisticated submarines

Virginia-class submarines, equipped with some of the U.S. Navy’s most highly advanced and sophisticated technology, will soon be using Xbox 360 controllers to operate the periscope.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/us-navy-to-use-xbox-controllers-on-highly-sophisticated-submarines.html

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Finally Oracle


Oracle showed some very good numbers in its latest earnings announcement. As it begins its second year of aggressive cloud promotion, the company overall is showing significant year-over-year improvements, thanks to its turn to cloud infrastructure, applications and platforms. Yet when read right, the numbers announce the end of the beginning of the end as much as they announce the end of the beginning. Oracle is the last major software vendor to adopt the cloud as its primary medium, and there’s no doubt about its direction.

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