Oracle will be going through its cloud partner friends list and culling those who it does not think are up to snuff.
Javier Torres, VP of EMEA channels said that the switch to cloud-based services would eventually result in “fewer and better” partners specialising in Oracle’s cloud services.
Speaking to the assembled throngs at an Oracle OpenWorld event in London, Torres said that although this may look like a threat to partners’ current business models, they should view it as an opening to win more business.
Fujitsu offers its managed service providers a package which could reduce the risk of exposure to infrastructure costs.
The vendor’s upscale programme gives service providers options for renting infrastructure. The big idea is that it will lower the investment risk as some resellers transitioning to a managed service model.
The first model has been designed for a “growth scenario”, with instant access to capacity with a buffer that will meet immediate customer demands. The second model provides an early exit option on a 26 month rental contract, with payments remaining at a similar level each year.
Wiztek, a provider of online and mobile tech support services, is launching a cheaper tech support marketplace which promises to help small businesses, business travellers and the self-employed to address tech problems faster than ever before.
Wiztek will offer its on-demand service providing access to a community of experts all the time. Nusinesses can be in contact with a tech expert in under 30 seconds, consultations are free, and Wiztek claims it has a ‘no fix – no fee promise’.
Internet marketing outfit Yomdel has announced that Simon Taylor has been appointed as its new marketing director.
Taylor joins Yomdel from WDMP, where he was a board director and strategic marketing partner to big brands such as Hiscox, Tesco Bank, Wyevale Garden Centres, The Gym Group, and previously with Land Rover and Jaguar.
Nearly two thirds of senior execs believe that evolving customer preferences as the primary driver of their digital transformation efforts, according to a study released today by Usabilla, the global “Voice of Customer (VoC) technology provider”.
Despite the lingering economic uncertainty about Brexit, there are still many companies that have plans to expand into the UK market.
US-based Enterprise AI software maker, Dataiku, has just announced the company has raised £80 million in a Series-C round – one of the largest funding rounds for AI ever – and the company will aggressively speed up their expansion into the UK regardless of Brexit.
Dataiku CEO Florian Douetteau said: “We’re very excited about what this latest funding round represents – it’s a confirmation of
Security outfit Tenable has announced that Tenable Research has discovered several zero-day vulnerabilities in the PremiSys access control system developed by IDenticard.
When exploited, the most severe vulnerability would give an attacker unfettered access to the badge system database, allowing him/her to covertly enter buildings by creating fraudulent badges and disabling building locks.
Bytes Software Services was the fifth largest supplier to central government last year but ranked ahead of IT behemoths Capita, DXC Technology, Atos, IBM, and Fujitsu.
Number crunchers from public sector consultant Tussell said that the software reseller won £328 million worth of government contracts making it the largest IT-dedicated supplier to the government last year.
Generally it ranked behind four other organisations: defence contractor QinetiQ (£359 million), outsourcer Mitie (£514 million), infrastructure provider Amey (£641 million) and