Since the Internet of Things is opening plenty of opportunities for businesses, Nokia created a complete solution for operators to simplify the management of millions of IoT device connections, and to help them with the development of IoT applications.Nokia is now building an ecosystem around IoT. Its portfolio contains radio, which will optimize LTE and TD-LTE cell capacity. The portfolio also contains Core for IoT, which drives down the total cost of ownership for IoT solutions. It also allows for a business mix of high average revenue per connection (ARPC) and low ARPC IoT traffic, according to the company announcement.The Connectivity Management part of the portfolio allows operators to manage the large amount of connections from sensors and devices. This is useful for when they use SIM connections, because it offers flexible deployment and selectable modules like billing, mediation and CRM.Also, Nokia’s IoT community engages organizations and allows industries to discuss new business models for IoT and how IoT solutions can help with business value.Developers and business can check out the full portfolio from Nokia today.SmartBear introduces Collaborator 10.0A major revision to SmartBear’s Collaborator tool was released today. Collaborator 10.0 introduces community, team and enterprise editions to serve software development teams, no matter the size. With Collaborator 10.0, teams can see have integration with Microsoft Visual Studio, IBM Rational Team Concert and the ability to review Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF files, which will allow teams to collaborate throughout the application life cycle.“This major release of Collaborator 10.0 delivers new functionality including full integration with Visual Studio, which makes review creation and participation very easy,” said Justin Collier product owner of Collaborator at SmartBear.Collaborator 10.0 also includes support for preferred IDE for Windows, .NET and C# developers. Collaborator is available today.Google adds new experiencesGoogle announced that it is adding new experiences to the Google Apps suite. With Search and Sites, the goal is to create a more connected and collaborative enterprise, according to the company.Google announced a new way to bring machine intelligence to the web search engine with Google Springboard. Springboard is capable of searching Google Apps like Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Contacts, and others. It can also provide recommendations and information as needed.Google Sites has been rebuilt, making it easier for employees to share information with other people in their company. It now includes themes and layouts designed for any screen, and functional pages that are similarly optimized for any screen. Those who are an admin of a company that runs on Google Apps for Work can express their interest in the Google Springboard Early Adopter Program or the Google Sites Early Adopter Program.
(Related: How Facebook plans to develop AI)“Azure has impressed us by building hardware configurations optimized for deep learning—they offer K80 GPUs with InfiniBand interconnects at scale. We’re also excited by their road map, which should soon bring Pascal GPUs onto their cloud.”OpenAI will be using Microsoft’s Azure N-Series Virtual Machines, which are expected to be generally available next month. The virtual machines are designed to handle deep learning, simulation, rendering, and neural network workloads.The two organizations plan to publicize updates on their partnership as well as any research results. In addition, OpenAI will help Microsoft improve Azure’s ability to handle its artificial intelligence research.“It’s great to work with another organization that believes in the importance of democratizing access to AI,” the OpenAI cofounders wrote. “We’re looking forward to accelerating the AI community through this partnership.” Microsoft is furthering its mission to democratize artificial intelligence. The company is teaming up with the AI research organization OpenAI to advance the acceleration of the technology.“We’ve made major strides in artificial intelligence just in the past five years, achieving milestones many people who have devoted their lives to the field wouldn’t have thought possible,” wrote Harry Shum executive vice president of Microsoft’s artificial intelligence and research group, in a post. “Now we have the opportunity to help our partners and customers use these breakthroughs to achieve their goals.”OpenAI will utilize Microsoft’s Azure cloud service to conduct its large-scale AI and deep learning experiments. According to the organization, this will enable them to perform more research and easily share their results.“One of the most important factors for accelerating our progress is accessing more and faster computers; this is particularly true for emerging AI technologies like reinforcement learning and generative models,” wrote Sam Altman, Greg Brockman and Ilya Sutskever, cofounders of OpenAI, in a blog post. (Elon Musk is also a cofounder).