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IBC 2017: SDI Media, GrayMeta Partner Up; A Milestone for Sony DADC NMS

There’s nothing like a major conference to announce a major milestone. Sony DADC NMS used IBC 2017 to announce that its cloud-based Media-as-a-Service platform Ven.ue in Septe... More

IBC 2017: Aspera, Cisco, G-Technology, Irdeto Introduce New Solutions

IBM’s Aspera, Cisco, G-Technology and Irdeto were among members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) to introduce new products, services and technologies on the ... More

M&E Journal: EIDR ID Round Trip Validates Vision of Unique Identifiers

By Jason Peña and Don Dulchinos, Entertainment Identifier Registry - EIDR first emerged as an organizing factor within the title management systems of the major Hollywood stud... More

Caringo Exec: Object Storage Helps Keep Costs Down, Keeps Data Accessible

Challenges that media and entertainment (M&E) companies are increasingly facing today include storing all those constantly growing loads of data that they have on hand and keeping ... More

Cognizant Exec: Company Continues to Benefit from Digital Transformation

Cognizant continues to benefit from the ongoing digital transformation that includes cloud computing and artificial intelligence, according to Prasad Chintamaneni, president of Glo... More

Cast & Crew Taps Berkley as President

Tech-enabled payroll, accounting and production management solutions provider Cast & Crew has named John Berkley as its president, a newly formed role that sees the veteran tec... More

Box CEO: Company to Continue Adding AI, Machine Learning Capabilities to Platform

Box will continue to add artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities to its cloud content management platform in the months to come after recently introducing im... More

Returning to ‘Business-as-Usual’ After a Digital Leak

By Peter Worrall, marketing and research director, Fortium Technologies - A recent spate of high profile hacks of digital film and television content has focused attention on th... More

Caringo Offers 100 TB Swarm Object Storage License to M&E Firms

Scale-out cloud and object storage platform firm Caringo Aug. 29 announced it’s begun offering a fully featured, 100 TB license of its Swarm object storage system to media and en... More

IBM: To Improve Network Security Efforts, We Can Learn a Lot from Ants

When it comes to network security areas including data and identity management, humans can learn a lot from insects – especially leafcutter ants, according to IBM Security associ... More

SDI Media Names Simms CIO

Content services provider SDI Media has added former Condé Nast International CTO Natalie Simms as its new CIO, giving the long-time industry vet oversight of SDI’s global IT fu... More

Irdeto: Adapting to Changing Content Security Needs

Founded in 1969, Netherlands-based security firm Irdeto is coming up on its 50th anniversary, and the company’s longevity can be tied to adapting to the changing needs of its cli... More

IBM Picks Up New Blockchain Partners

IBM has scored another major win on the blockchain front, this time in the food sector, saying Aug. 22 that it teamed up with companies including Dole, Kroger, Nestle, Tyson Foods,... More

Cisco CEO: Strong Demand for New AI-Based Networking System Products

Cisco has seen strong customer demand for its new artificial intelligence (AI)-based networking solution products since introducing them in June, according to CEO Chuck Robbins. ... More

Avid CFO: Company’s Long ‘Transformation’ Completed on Time

Avid Technology recently completed the “transformation” of its business that started four years ago and the company is now well-positioned for future growth, according to CFO B... More

Content Protection, Metadata and More: An M&E Entertainment Day Wrap

More than 300 people were on hand July 25 at the inaugural Microsoft Media & Entertainment Day event in New York City, attending four tracks of programming catering to represen... More

M&E Journal: With Microservices, Anything is Possible

By John Motz, CTO, GrayMeta - First conceived in May of 2011, the concept of microservices isn’t new. Microservices is the idea of narrowly focusing on a single task and is h... More

Microsoft, M&E Execs: Cloud, Collaboration are Keys to Solve Security, Other Challenges

Transitioning to the cloud and increased collaboration are among the keys for media and entertainment companies to solve the security and many other challenges they are increasingl... More

Azure Media Exec: AI is Making Content Better

Martin Wahl, ‎principal program manager for Azure Media Services, was a big fan of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books growing up. And today, he’s seeing something sim... More

CNBC, Viacom Increasingly Look Toward Metadata

Jeff Jacobs, SVP of production planning, strategies and operations for Viacom Media Networks Music and Entertainment Group, spent a good chunk of his dozen-plus years with Viacom w... More