Heptio is partnering with Microsoft to launch its Heptio Ark project, a disaster recovery program for open-source container management system Kubernetes. The two companies will focus on strengthening Ark's core capabilities and allowing users to move applications across on-premise environments.
Cities need a citizen-centric blueprint, an infrastructure framework and a digital backbone to be successful in the smart city space, according to Iteris Chief Marketing Officer Joe Boissy. Every city has the potential to be smart, but smaller cities have advantages, such as less red tape and the ability to launch projects much faster than larger cities, he says.
The newest communications channels are taking on new importance for business-to-business marketers, Liz Matthews, senior vice president of global brand and creative at Dell, notes in an interview. In particular, mobile targeting has proved effective "when it's combined with another vehicle" or when it's used for "mobile geotargeting for industry events to capture relevant mindshare," Matthews says.
Robots making deliveries to consumers face tough constraints in San Francisco. Among other new regulations, companies are restricted to using three of the devices each, and the robots' areas of operation are strictly limited.
Roughly $70 million in bitcoin cryptocurrency was stolen during a security breach of NiceHash, prompting the mining service to decide to shut down for 24 hours. "[T]he incident has been reported to the relevant authorities and law enforcement and we are cooperating with them as a matter of urgency," NiceHash said in a statement.
Members of the Oculus Story team, which was abruptly disbanded this year, have continued working on a film for release at the Sundance Film Festival. "Wolves in the Walls" will debut as part of the festival's New Frontiers program, which highlights virtual reality storytelling.