Marc Ferranti

Editor in Chief

Marc Ferranti is the editor in chief of the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Israeli tech leaders: Ecommerce, telcos, healthcare ripe for disruption

Israeli tech leaders: Ecommerce, telcos, healthcare ripe for disruption

Technology executives polled by KPMG may be bellwether for industries undergoing transformation.

Mobile tech fuels Middle East economy as 5G becomes reality, GSMA says

Mobile tech fuels Middle East economy as 5G becomes reality, GSMA says

Enterprises need to get ready as mobile broadband drives use of emerging technology including IoT, VR and artificial intelligence.

Tunga taps African IT talent to meet growing demand for developers

Tunga taps African IT talent to meet growing demand for developers

The impact sourcing startup, which this week opened a new African office in Lagos, offers lessons for managing virtual developer teams.

Middle East enterprise software, data centre spending rises

Middle East enterprise software, data centre spending rises

CIOs boost investments in digital initiatives as spending on devices, mobile phones falls, Gartner says.

African tech talent outsourcer Andela cuts hundreds of junior developers

African tech talent outsourcer Andela cuts hundreds of junior developers

African startup star Andela says it is making the cuts because it can't place junior developers in global markets.

Banking, manufacturing, retail forecast to fuel Middle East AI adoption

Banking, manufacturing, retail forecast to fuel Middle East AI adoption

Middle East CIOs are adopting artificial intelligence to revamp customer service, marketing and sales, and more generally to improve overall product quality and efficiency, according to IDC.

NetSuite refines focus on SMBs facing growth challenges

NetSuite refines focus on SMBs facing growth challenges

Cloud technology and the increasing pace of globalization allow small and medium-size businesses to scale up faster than ever, but also puts them in a bind. How do they take advantage of opportunities to grow when they have limited...

Gartner: Cloud, enterprise software to drive global IT spending increase

Gartner: Cloud, enterprise software to drive global IT spending increase

Spending on enterprise software, particularly cloud services and applications, is expected to grow faster than any other category of IT this year, fueling an overall increase in global spending on technology.

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on the rebellion against complexity

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on the rebellion against complexity

As enterprises transition from on-premises IT, Oracle is positioning itself as the premier provider for cloud computing. You may think this is a stretch, but the company has steadily revamped its vast software portfolio to the point...

Eximchain launches blockchain-based global supply chain network

Eximchain launches blockchain-based global supply chain network

Founded at MIT, the innovative startup moved operations to Singapore to take advantage of its position as a trade hub, its talent pool and supportive business environment

Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

Oracle is raising its bid to attract enterprises moving to the cloud by extending AI-based automation throughout its PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, claiming that the new automated services will cut costs and reduce...

Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Fueled by a capital injection of $263 million making it the first cloud-native data warehouse startup to achieve "unicorn" status, Snowflake is set this year to expand its global footprint, offer cross-regional, data-sharing...

A year after Oracle buy, a focused NetSuite doubles down on verticals, midmarket

A year after Oracle buy, a focused NetSuite doubles down on verticals, midmarket

When Oracle first announced its agreement to acquire NetSuite, back in July 2016, there was widespread agreement in the tech industry that the deal could allow Oracle to serve a broader range of customers, expand to more vertical...

Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

Ratcheting up the pace of enhancements to its software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings, Oracle is riding the wave of companies that are ditching on-premises enterprise apps and heading to the cloud.

Informatica brings AI to GDPR compliance, data governance

Informatica brings AI to GDPR compliance, data governance

Companies that are scrambling to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have a new tool to consider: Informatica's Compliance Data Lake, unveiled this week at the Strata Data Conference in New York....

Oracle's Hurd, AT&T's Donovan on their massive cloud migration deal

Oracle's Hurd, AT&T's Donovan on their massive cloud migration deal

In this Q&A, AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan and Oracle CEO Mark Hurd talk about their deal to collaborate on AT&T's digital transformation by migrating thousands of databases to the cloud

Oracle refreshes entire SaaS line, aiming to fuel cloud momentum

Oracle refreshes entire SaaS line, aiming to fuel cloud momentum

As the migration of businesses to the cloud picks up steam, Oracle is intent on keeping up.

Enterprise software fuels IT spending as CIOs become builders again

Enterprise software fuels IT spending as CIOs become builders again

Companies are refreshing enterprise software platforms for the cloud era and stitching together new systems to support digital business projects, triggering an uptick in IT spending worldwide.

How to find focus and crush the competition in the age of distraction

How to find focus and crush the competition in the age of distraction

The ability to tune out the constant barrage of pings and popups emanating from apps and focus on what really matters for our businesses and careers has become a competitive advantage.

Lenovo's new workstation is indeed 'Tiny' but packs  a punch

Lenovo's new workstation is indeed 'Tiny' but packs a punch

Windows users working in tight spaces who are looking for a small form factor workstation with multiple display ports and solid processing power have a new contender in the market to check out: the new ThinkStation P320 Tiny.

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