Author: Richi Jennings

Richi Jennings is an independent analyst/consultant, specializing in content marketing, email, spam, and other security topics. He’s won awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, ABM/Jesse H. Neal, and B2B Magazine.
He was previously CTO for Samsung Contact. Prior to this, he was at Hewlett-Packard for 14 years, working in a wide variety of engineering, marketing and architect roles, mainly on OpenMail and its predecessors.
Richi lives in England, is an un-professional DJ, rusty scuba diver, and was voted “Most likely to get up first to sing at karaoke” for 16 years in succession. You can follow him as @RiCHi on Twitter, pretend to be Richi’s friend on Facebook, Plus him at +richijennings, or just use boring old email: [email protected]
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Microsoft Cloud AI Tests Turing Institute — Data Science Meets Machine Learning

by Richi Jennings

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is talking up the company’s cloud chops in artificial intelligence. Azure and Office 365 are chock-full of machine-learning facilities, he says. Over the past few days, he’s appeared on stage in Dublin and London, preaching the gospel of AI and FPGAs. And now Microsoft’s donated Azure credits to a UK research consortium that specializes in data science...

Will Microsoft Launch a Surface All-In-One Desktop Next Month? Sources say…

by Richi Jennings

Microsoft is said to be launching a new Surface, codenamed Cardinal. The new device will be a one-box desktop PC—i.e., an all-in-one (AiO), as popularlized by Apple’s iMac. The avian-themed rumor seems credible and well-sourced. And an October hardware event would fit with Microsoft’s previous form. But beyond that, everything is mere speculation. None of which stops us from some amusing Friday musing...

Microsoft’s Cloud in Brexit Britain — New Azure and Office 365 DCs for UK

by Richi Jennings

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 hosted in the UK for the first time. Redmond just opened up three new data centers in England and Wales, arranged in two Azure regions. This brings the number of Regions to 28 globally. Among the launch customers are Aston Martin, a regional health authority, and the Ministry of Defence [sic]. This should give a boost to Microsoft’s data-sovereignty story...