HITS Exclusives


MicroStrategy Doubles Down on the ‘Dominant Digital Property’

MicroStrategy’s relatively new Bitcoin strategy has started helping its older, core software business, according to Michael Saylor, its CEO and chairman “The MicroStrategy b... More

Box CEO: Company is Seeing Strong Initial Interest in Box Sign

Box Sign launched in late July and Box is seeing strong initial interest in its new e-signature capability that is being natively embedded in the Box platform, according to Aaron L... More

Teradici CAS Enables macOS Desktop Users to Access Their Macs From Anywhere

Although remote access to Windows and Linux desktop computers has been possible for a long time, Mac desktop owners have not had access to many of the same capabilities. Now, ho... More

FPT Software: Small Enough to Care, Big Enough to Dare

Vietnam-based IT and professional services company, FPT Software, has been helping communications, media, and entertainment (CM&E) companies rapidly scale their technology teams an... More

Alteon: Fixing Systemic M&E Industry Issues

Matt Cimaglia, co-founder of New York–based Alteon, sees the media and entertainment industry struggling with the same problems over and over again: expensive storage, difficulty... More

EES 2021: Qumulo Studio Q Helps Build Post Production Platforms in the Cloud

Demands have never been greater for studios as content needs continue to be at an all-time high, deadlines are tighter than ever, and the rapid shift to remote work has changed how... More

EES 2021: PacketFabric and Digital Domain Execs Talks VFX and the Cloud

Visual effects companies have increasingly turned to the cloud to reduce costs and overcome challenges created by the ever-increasing workloads they face. Since the start of the... More

EES 2021: MEDCA Lays Out Mission, Stresses Importance of a Good Foundation

The critical role of data centres took centre stage 21 July, during the VFX & Data Centres breakout session “An Introduction to the M&E Data Centre Alliance (MEDCA)” at... More

Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) Names Hollie Choi Executive Director

The Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR), the source of universal identifiers for digital distribution of movie and television assets, appointed Hollie Choi to lead the organization as... More

Adobe Touts New Creative Cloud Features

Adobe introduced several new Creative Cloud features for its Premiere Pro video editing software, After Effects video effects software and Character Animator software on July 20. ... More

Entertainment Evolution Symposium Charts Post-COVID Ways Forward

On July 21 at the inaugural, all-virtual Entertainment Evolution Symposium event, content owners, Hollywood vendors, and distributors alike will be on hand to discuss how technolo... More

The Silicon Valley Pandemic

There is no virus (currently) running rampant in Silicon Valley; instead, I’m talking about the rather toxic impact tech businesses have on their surrounding communities. Unti... More

Is the Media Industry in the Cloud? Only Mostly

For more than a decade now, the media industry has been at the forefront of the cloud-computing economy, streaming movies, games, and other content into living rooms everywhere. ... More

WiTH June 25 Webinar: Turn Your Potential into Performance

Those who are usually considered indispensable at their organization don’t just perform well, or impact the bottom line in a positive way. Their presence, “who” they are and ... More

How SASE Improves Cloud Security, Reduces Costs and Increases Network Performance

Gartner’s “The Future of Network Security Is in the Cloud” report spells out the potential for the transformation of networking and security in the cloud, built upon a new ne... More

Irdeto Looks to Reduce Catch-Up TV Costs and Streamline Workflows

As streaming TV popularity continues to soar and the number of over-the-top (OTT) services continues to proliferate, the need to reduce costs associated with running these services... More

M&E Journal: Hollywood’s New Remote – and Virtual – Production Reality

For director and actor Ramon Fernandez (Glory Daze: The Life and Times of Michael Alig, “Sons of Anarchy”) the past year was challenging on all fronts, both around the producti... More

Bluescape: Redefining Remote, Creative Collaboration

In 2012 Bluescape launched as a joint venture between contract furnishings specialist Haworth and Obscura Digital, a creative studio specializing in immersive digital design. A... More

Pepperdine, Hollywood IT Society to Host Entertainment Evolution Symposium July 21

The Hollywood IT Society (HITS) and Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School are teaming up to present the inaugural, all-virtual Entertainment Evolution Symposium on July 21, brin... More

IBM Security Explores How to Secure Your Journey to Hybrid Multi-Cloud

From mis-aligned business strategies to shared security responsibility models in the cloud, to the growing tools and technologies available, security in the cloud can seem daunting... More

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