Software giant Microsoft has said that it aims to make more than $20 billion in annual revenue from its cloud computing businesses by the end of fiscal 2018.
Chief Executive Satya Nadella said this would mean tripling its cloud based revenue in three years. more»
Suits in Biggish Blue’s Systems Middleware division are fighting over the right to flee the company and collect a nice redundancy.
Some 110 people want to be paid to leave the company which is way more than the ten per cent of the division’s 736-strong workforce that IBM wanted. more»
Google is offering a new kind of data storage service which should go a long way to melting Amazon’s Glacier.
Nearline is for non-essential data, similar to Glacier, but it is offering it a cent a month per gigabyte. This is more than half the cheapest in the market place, which is Microsoft’s 2.4 cents a gigabyte. more»
The maker of expensive printer ink, HP said that it is creating a server family for cloud providers.
The project is being done as a joint venture with Foxconn, a partnership announced last year to create cloud-optimised servers. HP has been building servers from Foxconn for a year, but is now giving a name to its server line: Cloudline. more»
Intel and Huawei Technologies are getting closer even as their rival governments fall out over trade blocks.
According to Huawei, the pair are getting closer and will share technology and adopt Huawei branding behind the bamboo curtain to make Intel products more palatable to local buyers and the Chinese government. more»
Microsoft has released its Azure hosted service so that it can run Linux.
Microsoft showed off a preview of Azure HDInsight running on Ubuntu and the makers of the open saucy gear Canonical claims that it is a recognition that Ubuntu is great for running Big Data solutions. more»
The IT division of Hitachi said it is to buy oxYa.
The company is a provider of services for cloud and SAP products. The acquisition will be complete by the end of March and the 500 employees and the company will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS). more»
The insurance industry is in danger of falling behind other companies because it is not interested in the latest digital technology.
Reuters reported that while some insurers are using developments such as telematics, or social media sources, to increase the amount of information they have about customers to reduce claims and make insurance cheaper for all most are luddite laggers. more»
75.7 million personal and entry level storage products shipped in 2014 and that means the market was essentially flat.
IDC estimated that annual shipment values fell 1.5 percent compared to 2013, with a value of $6.6 billion.
Personal stort age suffered from competition from public cloud providers and people started using online streaming more, said IDC. more»
Microsoft has launched a package to lure start-ups and SME’s to its Azure profile by offering them $500,000 in Azure credits.
The deal, announced by partner Y Combinator, is only available to Y Combinator-backed companies and will be offered to the 2015 Winter and future batches. more»
While everyone seems to be rushing to get on the cloud, AT&T is downsizing its data centre operations.
The telco is apparently selling some of its data centres worth about $2 billion as it continues its streak of asset sales.
Apparently, AT&T is keen to get its debt loads down and pay off its credit card bill from last Christmas. more»
Companies relying on Big Data analytics might be disappointed to discover that they are not so good at finding a needle in a haystack after all.
Currently the best way to sort large databases of unstructured text is to use a technique called Latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) which is a modelling technique that identifies text within documents as belonging to a limited number of still-unknown topics. more»
SAP, the maker of expensive esoteric business software which no one really understand wants to deliver its product onto the cloud.
This means you can be completely baffled by the product, without having to store it on your local servers.
Luka Mucic told the Euro am Sonntag business weekly that contract cloud work becomes profitable over time and in the long term; they can definitely become more profitable than classic licence sales. more»
IT spending worldwide will reach $3.8 trillion 2015 – that’s up 2.4 percent from last year.
But market intelligence company Gartner has warned that its earlier prediction of 3.9 percent will be affected by the rise in the price of the US dollar as well as conservative sentiment about services and devices. more»
New research has found that only one in ten cloud apps are secure enough for enterprise use.
According to a report from cloud experts Netskope, organisations are employing an average of over 600 business cloud apps, despite the majority of software posing a high risk of data leak. more»