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Cloud Services Gave Microsoft a Significant Boost in Q4

Growth in Microsoft’s cloud services continued to help the company in its fourth quarter (ended June 30) as commercial cloud annualized revenue achieved a new milestone, exceedin... More

Is Your Licensing Growth Strategy Better Than ‘Harry Potter’s’?

By Natasha Carter, global marketing manager, Vistex – I recently watched a webinar put on by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association (LIMA) on “Ref... More

Box Exec: Leveraging the ‘Big 3’ of Information Governance Reduces Business Risk

Now that employees are accessing content from all kinds of devices and across many different locations, information governance (IG) has become more important than ever. Therefore, ... More

NAGRA, Studios Tee Up Security Insights for July 25 Content Protection Summit

For years now the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) has held its Content Protection Summit (CPS) in Hollywood, bringing together security experts across the entert... More

​​Canada’s TELUS Taps Mediamorph for Contract Management Services

Canadian telecommunications company TELUS has tapped Mediamorph and its cloud-based enterprise software and data services to automate contract management and programmer fee calcula... More

NeuLion, Nokia Execs: Media Companies Should Take Advantage of VR Opportunities

There are many opportunities for media companies that want to capitalize on the thriving virtual reality (VR) market, and the end-to-end, jointly integrated platform offered by Neu... More

Netflix CFO: Growing Internet TV Adoption, Strong Content Slate Were Keys to Q2 Success

The ongoing growth of internet TV around the world, combined with a strong slate of original content, were the keys to the strong results that Netflix achieved in the second quarte... More

Microsoft Research Director: AI Continues to Offer Opportunities and Challenges

Microsoft and other companies continue to confront challenges as they work towards achieving the “key aspirations” of artificial intelligence (AI) and using the technology to a... More

Cisco Execs: AR and VR are Changing Retail

NEW YORK -- Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are already being used by retailers to enhance customer experience and those dealers that aren’t taking advantage of t... More

Caringo: Object Storage Helps Protect Data from Ransomware

Amid concerns over high-profile ransomware attacks, protecting data is a growing concern for many organizations. Object storage solutions may offer some relief. That’s accordi... More

Aspera Exec: Package Editing Among Latest Features Added to Aspera Files

Package editing is one of several new features recently added to the Aspera Files Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, with more new features coming soon, James Wilson, Aspera di... More

AlterMedia’s Stoner: Studio Suite 12 is ‘Ground-Up Rebuild’ of Software

AlterMedia made several enhancements to its Studio Suite production and post-production studio management software solution that’s used for scheduling, inventory, and media asset... More

Is Premium VOD the Death of the Movie Theater? Not so Fast …

By Natasha Carter, Vistex - Digital is king. OTT is the way to go. Mobile is the future! That’s what everyone is saying at least. If that’s true, does this mean the theater-... More

Oracle, MIT Study: Cloud Frees Up Companies to Focus on What’s Important

The cloud is freeing business leaders up to focus on what’s most important in running their companies, Oracle said July 6 while announcing the findings of a new study it conducte... More

IBM Report: CEOs Across Industries Expect Cognitive Computing to Play Key Role

CEOs across multiple industries expect that cognitive computing will play a major role in their companies’ futures, according to the findings of a new IBM study. Seventy-three pe... More

Pixelogic First Out With Dolby Vision Compression, Authoring Capabilities

Pixelogic, a global provider of localization and distribution services, has announced its full integration of Dolby Vision compression and authoring capabilities. This industry fi... More

Salesforce CEO Touts Significance of AI at Tokyo Event

The significance of artificial intelligence (AI) to Salesforce and multiple business sectors continues to grow, according to company CEO Marc Benioff. “The opportunity for ar... More

NSS Labs: Choose Wisely with Next-Gen Firewalls

To help stop emerging cybersecurity threats at the perimeter, enterprises are looking at a bevy of next-generation firewall (NGFW) options today, controls that feature all sorts of... More

DXC CEO: Tribridge Buy Strengthens Role as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Systems Integrator

DXC Technology has acquired Tribridge, one of the largest independent integrators of Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 services that include customer relationship management (CRM) and ent... More

Baidu Cloud: The Putlocker No One Talks About

Apparently more Chinese consumers than ever are switching to paid subscription services, but just how much are Internet giants like Baidu doing to keep a lid on piracy? By Tom R... More