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Business Intelligence platform DrivenBI integrates AutoCAD

April 18th 2017

Cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) platform DrivenBI has added support for Autodesk AutoCAD to its data preparation utility tool. The company says adding AutoCAD integration as part of its service “allows CAD designs to connect directly to business data,” so that information from project drawings becomes instantly part of the dashboard service. DrivenBI says this is the first such integration of its type. “It can have enormous applicability in a variety of markets,” says Ben Tai, CEO of DrivenBI. “Integrating BI and AutoCAD can have immeasurable influence on the future of warehousing, material handling, logistics and the science of arranging space.”

Of game consoles, VR and all that jazz

Techwatch April 18th 2017

The difference between selling and promising The seemingly unbridled enthusiasm for gaming in VR continues even the face of the disappointing sales results, unresolved technical and physiological problems (that may never be solved), and turmoil in the biggest, most visible company in VR. In the face of all that, new conferences pop up like cheap trendy clothing in a store front.  Despite persistent concerns that ac¬ceptance of Virtual Reality (VR) de¬vices may be falling short of initial ex¬pectations—even with recent positive sales numbers—a recent study by Magid (Frank N.

Where’s Rick?

Rick Belluzzo is the new CEO of Quantum Corp. of Milpitas, California. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, this seems a step down for Belluzzo who has flown pretty high as CEO of SGI (when SGI was still flying reasonably high itself), and as COO and Ballmer heir-apparent at Click here to read this news article

Gateway goes into home projectors

The cow company is willing to try anything, but their current plans have consistently addressed the emerging digital TV market. Last year it was plasma screens and this year the company has announced plans to sell digital projectors. This time out, however, the projectors are aimed at the education and Click here to read this news article

And the beat goes on; AMD introduces Athlon 4 1500+ for notebooks

AMD’s latest processor is for notebooks. The new mobile processor is the Athlon 4 1500+ featuring QuantiSpeed and AMD PowerNow! Technology. The new part is built at the Dresden Fab 30 using AMD’s .18-micron process. As you know, this new processor may be named the Athlon 4 1500+, but in reality it is Read the complete article

MPEG-2 LA strikes again, this time at Dell

December 2001: Just because it’s a standard doesn’t mean there aren’t patent holders lurking in the bushes, and nowhere is this more true than in the confusing jungle of MPEG-2. The MPEG-LA group, formed in 1996 as a limited liability company, has emerged as a major coalition of patent Click here to read this news article