Xero leans on Amazon for machine learning and to crack China

Xero founder Rod Drury is backing Amazon Web Services in the arms race for the best machine learning and data analytics assets. Sharemarket darling Xero will move all customers onto Amazon Web Services over the next three months, in an effort to piggy-back on the US company’s giant investments in machine learning and skirt trade restrictions in China. It comes as the company announced price increases for all of its 600,000 cloud accounting software customers on Friday. The changes have not sparked an outcry from customers so far. Cloud computing giants Amazon, Google and Microsoft are in an arms race to build or buy the best machine learning assets, which help them and their customers try and make sense of the vast amount of data floating around the internet.  Xero founder Rod Drury said, with AWS, he was aligning his company with the giant he thinks will…


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