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Microsoft’s New AI System Promises to Revolutionize Spreadsheet Use

As AI continues to reshape every corner of the digital landscape, Microsoft is now turning its attention to a critical yet often overlooked domain of office work: the spreadsheet.  The tech giant has introduced an ex Read more…

Oracle Brings Autonomous Database To Microsoft Azure

Strengthening its partnership with Microsoft Corporation, Oracle has announced the general availability of its Autonomous Database on Microsoft Azure. Oracle will operate and manage the Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud S Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: March 2024 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

Rapid GenAI Progress Exposes Ethical Concerns

Week after week, we express amazement at the progress of AI. At times, it feels as though we’re on the cusp of witnessing something truly revolutionary (singularity, anyone?). But when AI models do something unexpected Read more…

The Future of AI Is Hybrid

Artificial intelligence today is largely something that occurs in the cloud, where huge AI models are trained and deployed on massive racks of GPUs. But as AI makes its inevitable migration into to the applications and d Read more…

Feds Launch AI Safety Institute and Consortium to Set AI Rules

The U.S. Government made two big announcements this week to help drive development of safe AI, including the creation of the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute, or AISI, on Wednesday and the creation of a supp Read more…

Why Digital Transformations Failed and AI Implementations Are Likely To

In January, IBM presented a detailed study on why digital transformations have only provided between a -5% and 10% ROI instead of the projected 150% ROI. This is a huge delta that’s in line with our experiences with in Read more…

2024 and the Danger of the Logarithmic AI Wave

It’s time to stop looking back at 2023 and look ahead to 2024. It’s a scary world out there, and AI is ramping up. It isn’t clear whether it’s going to be the most amazing technology we’ve ever seen or the most Read more…

GenAI Hype Bubble Refuses to Pop

Intense interest in ChatGPT spurred a Gold Rush mentality around generative AI in 2023, as tech execs and business owners scrambled to cash in on the new technology. As ridiculous as the hype has gotten, it’s showing n Read more…

Demand Builds for Third-Party GenAI Development Services

The emergence of generative AI is easily the biggest tech story of 2023, as products like ChatGPT have captured the imaginations of consumers and business leaders alike. We’re currently in the experimentation phase of Read more…

This Just In

IBM and Microsoft Partner to Advance Cybersecurity Solutions for Hybrid Clouds

Jul 5, 2024 |

ARMONK, N.Y., July 5, 2024 — IBM and Microsoft announced a strengthened cybersecurity collaboration to help clients simplify and modernize their security operations, and manage and protect their hybrid cloud identities. Read more…

Oracle Expands Azure Capabilities with Autonomous Database on OCI

Jun 20, 2024 |

AUSTIN, Texas, June 20, 2024 — Oracle Autonomous Database is now generally available on Oracle Database@Azure in the Microsoft Azure East U.S. region. Oracle will operate and manage the Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud Service, the second Oracle database service to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) in Azure datacenters. Read more…

New Insight Service Accelerates Data Analytics Adoption with Microsoft Fabric

Jun 12, 2024 |

CHANDLER, Ariz., June 12, 2024 — Insight Enterprises, a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider and Featured Partner for Microsoft Fabric, has launched a fast-start service that accelerates the adoption of data analytics across the enterprise through the use of Microsoft Fabric. Read more…

Cognizant and Microsoft Expand Partnership to Deploy Generative AI Across Multiple Industries

Apr 22, 2024 |

TEANECK, N.J., April 22, 2024 — Cognizant and Microsoft Corp. announced an expanded partnership with the goal of making Microsoft’s generative AI and Copilots available to millions of users, to transform enterprise business operations, enhance employee experiences and accelerate cross-industry innovation. Read more…

MathCo Named Microsoft Solutions Partner for Data and AI

Apr 19, 2024 |

CHICAGO and BENGALURU, India, April 19, 2024 — MathCo, a global leader in Enterprise AI and analytics, has announced its designation as a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Data and AI. Read more…

Moveworks Partners with Microsoft to Deliver Secure, Scalable Generative AI Solutions to Customers

Apr 18, 2024 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 18, 2024 — Moveworks, a leading generative AI copilot for enterprise employee support, today announced a new multi-year collaboration with Microsoft. Read more…

Dremio Announces General Availability on Microsoft Azure

Mar 26, 2024 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 26, 2024 — Dremio, the unified lakehouse platform for self-service analytics, today announced the general availability of Dremio Cloud on Microsoft Azure. Read more…

Neo4j Announces Collaboration with Microsoft to Advance GenAI and Data Solutions

Mar 26, 2024 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 26, 2024 — Neo4j, a Graph Database and Analytics leader, announced a collaboration with Microsoft to deliver a unified data offering that addresses customers’ Read more…

Microsoft and Oracle Expand Partnership to Satisfy Global Demand for Oracle Database@Azure

Mar 14, 2024 |
REDMOND, Wash., and AUSTIN, Texas, March 14, 2024 Microsoft Corp. and Oracle are expanding our collaboration to meet growing customer demand for Oracle Database@Azure around the world.
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Microsoft and Mistral AI Announce New Partnership to Accelerate AI Innovation and Introduce Mistral Large 1st on Azure

Feb 27, 2024 |

Feb. 27, 2024 — Microsoft has announced a multi-year partnership with Mistral AI, a recognized leader in generative artificial intelligence. The AI industry is undergoing a significant transformation with growing interest in more efficient and cost-effective models, emblematic of a broader trend in technological advancement. Read more…

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