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first_imgIBM wants to help businesses get more value from their data, so it announced the IBM Insight Cloud Services today at its Insight conference in Las Vegas. The new cloud service is designed to provide better insights into complex datasets.“Insight Cloud Services help clients create actionable insights from the noisy reality of the world,” said Joel Cawley, GM of Information and Insights as a Service at IBM. “IBM is applying data science expertise and advanced analytics to exploit external data, find and connect the signals in that data to create new insights, and then deliver these insights embedded in clients’ business processes.”(Related: IBM forms community for IoT)According to the company, the rise of cognitive systems are making it harder to understand data, and businesses need to have better judgment to reach critical outcomes. The IBM Insight Cloud Services will provide four new developer APIs that are built on the company’s partnerships with Twitter and The Weather Company. The APIs will allow developers to incorporate historical and weather data, as well as Twitter content into their applications.“The combination of IBM’s deep industry knowledge and cognitive computing capabilities with the powerful, real-time data available from Twitter is changing the way business decisions are made,” said Chris Moody, VP of data strategy at Twitter.New data packages for weather will also be available to provide real-time alerts for weather disasters and seasonal forecasts. According to IBM, this can help businesses such as insurance companies warn policyholders of dangerous weather conditions, or help local governments plan for emergency weather situations.“IBM’s cognitive computing platform, integrated with the world’s most-used and precise weather platform, will help businesses and governments everywhere make the best possible weather-related decisions,” said David Kenny, chairman and CEO of The Weather Company.In addition, the new cloud services will include a set of pre-built analytics solutions designed to help businesses users tackle specific industry challenges such as expanded insights for merchandising, demand planning, and market profiling.last_img read more

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first_imgMicrosoft is giving back to the Go programming community with the announcement of Project Athens and GopherSource. According to the company, this is an important milestone in Microsoft’s efforts to support Go in Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio Team Services and Azure cloud platform.Project Athens is an open-source project designed to create proxy servers for Go modules. The project includes a Go module proxy server for edge deployments, a protocol for authenticated module proxies, module notary services, and the ability to specify what to include and exclude when approving external Go packages.The company explained the project is still in its alpha phase, and will continue work on improving the modules experience.GopherSource is a new initiative designed to bring more users and contributors to the Go ecosystem and “upstream” key Go projects. “The Go community is renowned for its cute gopher mascot and friendly figureheads, but it can still be a confusing and intimidating area to jump into for new and experienced developers alike,” Aaron Schlesinger, developer advocate at Microsoft Azure, wrote in a post. “By encouraging the Go community’s own talented developers to contribute to upstream Go, we ensure that the Go ecosystem will meet the needs of the entire community.”Additionally, Microsoft is working to improve the Go developer experience within its own products and services. Some improvements include an extension for native Go support in Visual Studio Code, support for Go across Azure services, and CI and CD capabilities for Go apps in Visual Studio Team Services.last_img read more

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