Marc Ferranti

Editor in Chief

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

Banking, manufacturing, retail forecast to fuel Middle East AI adoption

NetSuite refines focus on SMBs facing growth challenges

NetSuite refines focus on SMBs facing growth challenges

Cloud technology and the increasing pace of globalization allow small and medium-size businesses to scale up faster than ever, but also puts them in a bind. How do they take advantage of opportunities to grow when they have limited...

Intel's Agilex FPGA family targets data-intensive workloads

Intel's Agilex FPGA family targets data-intensive workloads

Agilex processors are the first Intel FPGAs to use 10nm manufacturing, achieving a performance boost for AI, financial and IoT workloads

Gartner: Cloud, enterprise software to drive global IT spending increase

Gartner: Cloud, enterprise software to drive global IT spending increase

Spending on enterprise software, particularly cloud services and applications, is expected to grow faster than any other category of IT this year, fueling an overall increase in global spending on technology.

The top 10 stories of 2018: Blockchain rises, open source reigns, trust wanes

The top 10 stories of 2018: Blockchain rises, open source reigns, trust wanes

Optimists can look at 2018 and point to GDPR privacy protections, the launch of blockchain business apps and the creativity of the open-source community as signs technology can lead us to a safe and prosperous future. Meanwhile,...

HPE edge offerings merge analytics, applications and IoT systems control

HPE edge offerings merge analytics, applications and IoT systems control

HPE is uniting information and operational technology in edge-network hardware and software systems.

Lenovo, NetApp team up vs. Dell EMC, HPE on storage

Lenovo, NetApp team up vs. Dell EMC, HPE on storage

Lenovo and NetApp have jointly developed flash storage, plan sales cooperation worldwide and created a joint venture to capture storage and data management business in China.

Nvidia revs up AI with GPU-powered data-center  platform

Nvidia revs up AI with GPU-powered data-center platform

Nvidi's T4 GPU will appear in Google products, gains support from Cisco, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HPE, IBM, Oracle and SuperMicro.

Dell EMC puts big data as a service on premises

Dell EMC puts big data as a service on premises

Dell EMC teams with BlueData, provider of the EPIC self-service, container-based software platform, to offer Ready Solutions for Big Data, a big data as a service (BDaaS) package for on-premises data centers.

  What is Nmap? Why you need this network mapper

What is Nmap? Why you need this network mapper

While there is a wealth of monitoring tools available to network administrators for port scanning and network mapping, Nmap is the de facto standard. Here's why.

HPE puts enterprise software applications at the edge network

HPE puts enterprise software applications at the edge network

HPE moves to certify complete enterprise software stacks, allowing enterprises to run the exact same applications in the data center, in the cloud or at the network edge.

HPE adds GreenLake Hybrid Cloud to enterprise service offerings

HPE adds GreenLake Hybrid Cloud to enterprise service offerings

With its new GreenLake Hybrid Cloud offering, HPE's message to the enterprise is simple: Your cloud, your way.

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