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Amazon Key is a terrible idea

The Amazon Key delivery service has major issues that could have been identified if the company had gotten input from women and minorities.

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What Apple’s App Store can teach us about digital transformation

To help drive the company vision forward, CIOs need to decentralize IT and foster a culture of self-service not unlike that of Apple’s App Store.

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Why rate of change should be the most important metric in your company

Rate of change is your company's capacity to generate new ideas, and act on them. Most disruptive companies that challenged the status quo, and became industry leaders were not interested in looking for mere strategic advantages, or...

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Microsoft, Amazon go after enterprises with new SAP cloud offerings

There are some fresh public cloud offerings on the horizon for SAP database customers, thanks to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Both companies have announced new infrastructure services for the HANA database software aimed...

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Amazon Echo Dot gets more portable and better sound from Vaux

A new speaker/dock called Vaux gives Echo Dot two things Amazon left out. But does that make Echo Dot and Vaux a better buy than Amazon Tap?

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Ecommerce giants look to dominate payment gateways

Success for ecommerce giants like Amazon and eBay involves building a ecommerce ecosystem. A critical component of that is the payment system.

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Here's everything announced at Wednesday's AWS Summit

AWS unveiled a smorgasbord of new functionality, including new billing for software-as-a-service applications, a new continuous integration tool, and enhancements to the company’s database services. Here’s the rundown of what got...

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Could Amazon become an enterprise collaboration contender?

Amazon has a series of apps that compete with Office 365 and G Suite, but they currently aren’t packaged and sold as a collective portfolio. Here’s how Amazon could become a major player in business software.

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AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the company announced Wednesday.

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AWS follows Google with Reserved Instance flexibility changes

Customers who have Reserved Instance contracts with Amazon Web Services will be able to subdivide some of their Linux and Unix virtual machine instances while maintaining their capacity discounts, thanks to pricing changes announced...

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Will Amazon Go be a game-changer for retail?

Should retailers worry about Amazon Go, the internet giant’s no-checkout-required store? The answer is both yes and no.

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AWS says a typo caused the massive S3 failure this week

Everyone makes mistakes. But working at Amazon Web Services means an incorrectly entered input can lead to a massive outage that cripples popular websites and services.

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Ordering Starbucks coffee on Amazon Echo easy but not fast

Starbucks recently introduced voice ordering via Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant. After the initial setup, ordering your favorite caffeine fix is effortless — but ordering from the mobile app is faster.

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