Microsoft aims to help businesses get handle on data with new tool

By Stephen Nellis



a store inside of a building: FILE PHOTO: A Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles


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FILE PHOTO: A Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Thursday announced a new cloud-based tool designed to help corporate customers understand where data is scattered throughout their operations and whether they are in compliance with data privacy regulations.

Once known for its Windows operating system and applications such as Office, Microsoft has built a large business in cloud computing, helping store and process huge amounts of data for corporate customers.

Last year, it introduced a tool called Azure Synapse that is being used by companies such as FedEx Corp to analyze the flow of its 16 million daily packages.

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But for large companies, stores of data have become so large, and distributed across so many countries, that Microsoft is rolling out a tool called

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How Businesses are using AI …

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rackspace Technology™ (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading end-to-end multicloud technology solutions company, will hold the virtual event How Businesses are using AI and Machine Learning Today on December 9th at 10:00 am CT as part of the company’s Solve Strategy Series.

Jeremy Howard, data scientist, researcher, educator and founder of fast.ai, will deliver a keynote on the top capabilities and constraints of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), including examples of successful applications and requirements to effectively put the technology into practice. He will then be joined by industry experts from Salesforce and Rackspace Technology for a panel discussion on how today’s enterprises are using AI/ML in new and innovative ways.

“As more businesses aim to adopt artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, many of them are beginning to realize a critical skills gap when implementing the technology,” said Howard. “Fortunately, with

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Workplace 2030 Launches World’s First Epidemiologically-Guided “Office of the Future” Prototype to Help Businesses Safely Reopen

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Workplace 2030 – a not-for-profit initiative to reimagine the office, has now opened to the public the world’s first epidemiologically-guided “office of the future” prototype in San Francisco, CA. The prototype office is an interactive learning center where workplace leaders can experience first-hand the latest workplace designs, technologies and collaborations for workplace health, security, confidence and comfort in one real-world space. The “office of the future” prototype is live in San Francisco through March 2021; New York and Chicago locales are planned.

Over 50 of Bay Area’s largest employers have toured the prototype workplace in the last 2 months to experience the innovative concepts and technology, and now the space is available to any company for complimentary in-person (when permissible by local health guidelines) and virtual tours.

Under the leadership of Founder, Executive Director Brandon Cook and oversight of leading

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3 Ways Security Technology Is Keeping Businesses Open during COVID-19

By, John Kedzierski, Senior Vice President, Video Security and Analytics, Motorola Solutions

After almost a year of dealing with COVID-19, it’s no exaggeration to say that the pandemic has negatively impacted a number of industries. Forced closures, massive drops in consumer spending, and the prohibitive cost of operating with the appropriate measures in place are decimating businesses across the world. In fact, as enterprises across the country lose billions of dollars to keep their doors open, Yelp claims that nearly 100,000 small businesses throughout the US have closed permanently as a result of the pandemic.

COVID-19 is also forcing organizations to rethink what it means to keep their employees and customers safe. Beyond traditional security considerations, like preventing theft or assault, leaders and security operators are also on the hook for ensuring that their workforce and customers are protected from an invisible virus. To stay ahead of this challenge, they

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UPDATE — Rackspace Technology Announces New Solve Strategy Series Webinar: How Businesses are …

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SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rackspace Technology™ (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading end-to-end multicloud technology solutions company, will hold the virtual event How Businesses are using AI and Machine Learning Today on December 9th at 10:00 am CT as the final installment of the company’s Solve Strategy Series.

Jeremy Howard, data scientist, researcher, educator and founder of fast.ai, will deliver a keynote on the top capabilities and constraints of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), including examples of successful applications and requirements to effectively put the technology into practice. He will then be joined by industry experts from Salesforce, AWS and Rackspace Technology for a panel discussion on how today’s enterprises are using AI/ML in new and innovative ways.

For many enterprises, the pandemic has accelerated the

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How the COVID-19 pandemic is spurring private and family businesses in the Middle East to reinvent the future

The other day I had a video meeting with the newly-appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) at a family business with operations across the Middle East. His main focus was on developing and growing his new employer’s eCommerce capabilities to capitalise on the region-wide shift – accelerated by the pandemic – towards doing business online.

Our conversation mirrored several trends that I’m now seeing in private and family business clients. Together, these developments mark a defining moment for the region’s privately-owned companies – an inflection point where they’re simultaneously transforming their technology, business models, talent management and governance for the “post COVID-19 world”.

Two waves of mitigations

How are businesses doing all of this? By way of context, private businesses in the Middle East are now in their second wave of actions aimed at mitigating and riding out the impacts of the pandemic.

The first wave focused on short-term cost reduction

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UPDATE — Rackspace Technology Announces New Solve Strategy Series Webinar: How Businesses are using AI and Machine Learning Today

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SAN ANTONIO, Nov 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rackspace Technology(TM) (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading end-to-end multicloud technology solutions company, will hold the virtual event How Businesses are using AI and Machine Learning Today on December 9th at 10:00 am CT as the final installment of the company’s Solve Strategy Series.

Jeremy Howard, data scientist, researcher, educator and founder of fast.ai, will deliver a keynote on the top capabilities and constraints of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), including examples of successful applications and requirements to effectively put the technology into practice. He will then be joined by industry experts from Salesforce, AWS and Rackspace Technology for a panel discussion on how today’s enterprises are using AI/ML in new and innovative ways.

For many enterprises, the pandemic

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Comcast RISE Awards Three Black-Owned, Small Businesses in Albuquerque with Marketing and Technology Resources and Makeovers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) today announced the first round of Comcast RISE award recipients — over 700 businesses will receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business, based on the specific needs. This includes three small businesses in Albuquerque. In addition, 3,300 small businesses have already signed up to receive the Comcast RISE monthly newsletter, which will offer free marketing insights and resources.

Today, the next phase of Comcast RISE, the multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in October to help strengthen small businesses hard hit by COVID-19, opens up eligibility to include Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses. They can apply at www.ComcastRISE.com.

The recipients in Albuquerque include:

  • 9 Mile Tees Fast Screen Printing
  • Lotus Sound Bath
  • Trendz Beauty Supply

The first phase of Comcast RISE, which stands for “Representation,

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Comcast RISE Awards More Than 40 Black-Owned, Small Businesses in Houston with Marketing Resources and Technology Makeovers

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced that 43 small businesses in Houston were recipients of Comcast RISE awards. The awards will allow these businesses to receive consulting, media and creative production services from Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, or technology upgrades from Comcast Business based on their specific needs. The news is part of Comcast’s broader announcement of more than 700 businesses that were selected as winners in the first round of Comcast RISE. Recipients in 285 cities in 29 states include a diverse roster of small business from restaurants and salons, to professional services and retail shops.

Today, the next phase of Comcast RISE, the multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in October to help strengthen small businesses hard hit by COVID-19, opens eligibility to include Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned, small businesses. They can apply at www.ComcastRISE.com.

“What an honor to have been selected

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Rackspace Technology Announces New Solve Strategy Series Webinar: How Businesses are using AI and Machine Learning Today

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

SAN ANTONIO, Nov 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rackspace Technology(TM) (NASDAQ: RXT), a leading end-to-end multicloud technology solutions company, will hold the virtual event How Businesses are using AI and Machine Learning Today on December 9th at 10:00 am CT as part of the company’s Solve Strategy Series.

Jeremy Howard, data scientist, researcher, educator and founder of fast.ai, will deliver a keynote on the top capabilities and constraints of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), including examples of successful applications and requirements to effectively put the technology into practice. He will then be joined by industry experts from Salesforce and Rackspace Technology for a panel discussion on how today’s enterprises are using AI/ML in new and innovative ways.

“As more businesses aim to adopt artificial intelligence

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