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How to build your own Alexa-like personal assistant

Voice and natural language systems are an important step toward making our digital servants serve us on our terms. We went from punch cards to...

BrandPost: Ooops! My Business in the Cloud Just Went Dark!

By Paul Miller, HPE Vice President of Marketing, Software-defined and Cloud Group A hybrid IT strategy is fast becoming the new reality for many companies...

AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the...

AWS follows Google with Reserved Instance flexibility changes

Customers who have Reserved Instance contracts with Amazon Web Services will be able to subdivide some of their Linux and Unix virtual machine instances...

AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud: Which free tier is best?

Who doesn't like free stuff? Google knows we all do.This week Google unveiled a new free-to-use tier for Google Cloud Platformaimed at users with...

Google Cloud sharpens its enterprise strategy

Google first announced its plan to become a top cloud provider for the enterprise in June 2012. But turning an inward-focused, engineering-driven company inside...

Google tries to beat AWS at cloud security

Google knows that if enterprises are going to move their critical services to its cloud, then it has to offer something that AWS doesn’t.At...

Salesforce launches Einstein custom image recognition

Salesforce is getting into the computer vision business with a new tool designed to let users easily train a custom image recognition system.Einstein Vision,...

AWS, Microsoft, and Google take different paths to the cloud

An outage at Amazon Web Services Tuesday rekindled the debate about whether it is wise to rely too heavily on one cloud service...

AWS says a typo caused the massive S3 failure this week

Everyone makes mistakes.But working at Amazon Web Services means an incorrectly entered input can lead to a massive outage that cripples popular websites and...

Amazon S3 problem caused by command line mistake during maintenance

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Leon Neal) Amazon Web Services (AWS) has explained the hours-long service disruption that caused many websites and Internet-connected...

AWS outage proves one cloud isn’t enough

AWS went out Tuesday—and so did half the internet.AWS is more reliable than most people’s datacenters and has all sorts of great features your...