Marc Ferranti

Editor in Chief

Marc Ferranti is the editor in chief of the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Fueled by a capital injection of $263 million making it the first cloud-native data warehouse startup to achieve "unicorn" status, Snowflake is set this year to expand its global footprint, offer cross-regional, data-sharing...

Top 10 stories of 2017: Security woes, autonomous machines and a very cool phone

Top 10 stories of 2017: Security woes, autonomous machines and a very cool phone

Malware, data breaches and machine learning were behind some of the biggest tech stories and trends of the year.

Top 10 stories of 2017: Cyberspies, autonomous machines and a cool phone

Top 10 stories of 2017: Cyberspies, autonomous machines and a cool phone

Events in the tech industry this year played out against a backdrop of security concerns as home users and corporations alike scrambled to protect themselves against malware, while cyberespionage stirred up a geopolitical storm....

IBM is set to ship its first Power9 system this month, claiming AI leadership in the data center

IBM is set to ship its first Power9 system this month, claiming AI leadership in the data center

With the release this month of the first commercial server based on its Power9 processor, IBM hits another milestone in its quest to be the AI-workload leader for data centers and web service providers.

HPE offers SaaS-based tool for hybrid cloud management

HPE offers SaaS-based tool for hybrid cloud management

While cloud computing holds out the promise of operational efficiency and cost optimization, most companies -- especially large ones -- will be operating hybrid computing environments for the foreseeable future. As a result, cloud...

Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

Qualcomm ships ARM chip to challenge Intel in cloud data centers

Qualcomm's much-anticipated ARM-based Centriq 2400 product line, which started shipping commercially this week, is a worthy contender to break Intel's virtual monopoly in the server processor arena, where data center operators are...

A year after Oracle buy, a focused NetSuite doubles down on verticals, midmarket

A year after Oracle buy, a focused NetSuite doubles down on verticals, midmarket

When Oracle first announced its agreement to acquire NetSuite, back in July 2016, there was widespread agreement in the tech industry that the deal could allow Oracle to serve a broader range of customers, including smaller...

GE adds edge analytics, AI capabilities to Predix industrial IoT suite

GE adds edge analytics, AI capabilities to Predix industrial IoT suite

To solidify its position at the center of the industrial IoT, GE Digital is going to the edge.

Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

Ratcheting up the pace of enhancements to its software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings, Oracle is riding the wave of companies that are ditching on-premises enterprise apps and heading to the cloud.

Informatica brings AI to GDPR compliance, data governance

Informatica brings AI to GDPR compliance, data governance

Companies that are scrambling to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have a new tool to consider: Informatica's Compliance Data Lake, unveiled this week at the Strata Data Conference in New York....

Nvidia gets broad support for cutting-edge Volta GPUs in the data center

Nvidia gets broad support for cutting-edge Volta GPUs in the data center

Data center workloads for AI, graphics rendering, high-performance computing and business intelligence are getting a boost as a Who's Who of the world's biggest server makers and cloud providers snap up Nvidia's Volta-based Tesla V100...

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