Network giant Cisco said it has added 30 partners to its Intercloud initiative.
Customers want the cloud to be less hazy less than it is and Cisco believes it can help itself and them by developing standardised cloud apps as well as very secure hybrid clouds. more»
SAP, the maker of expensive business software, which no one understands, has written a cheque for expense management software maker Concur Technologies.
The all-stock deal is valued at $7.3 billion and will help SAP expand its esoteric presence in cloud computing. more»
Software giant Microsoft said it has introduced a beta version of its new MSN.
The company said it’s designed for a world where the cloud and mobile are the name of the game. It has content from major worldwide media and comes with productivity tools. more»
A US judge has demanded that software giant Microsoft hand over emails which are stored on a foreign server to the government. Microsoft however has refused to do so until its appeal is heard in another court.
Apparently, the emails are sitting on a server in Ireland. more»
Microsoft’s several-hour outage of the cloud-based Visual Studio Online services might have been a PR disaster, but Redmond appears to have won the hearts and minds of its customers by actually doing the right thing.
Computer World spend the day ringing around hoping to find a “moaning customers” story but was surprised to find hat Microsoft’s customers were happy at the way that the outage was handled. more»
Researchers at Cornell, Stanford and Brown universities and the University of California have come up with a method of teaching robots using the cloud.
Dubbed Robo Brain , the system is a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources. more»
Salesforce surprised the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street by reporting better-than-expected quarterly revenue.
According to the company, its revenue was helped by an increase in demand for its web-based sales and marketing software. It also raised its full-year profit and revenue forecast. more»
Microsoft has fixed a worldwide outage on its Azure cloud computing service, which occurred across multiple regions.
Partial disruptions began as of 1.40pm on Aug. 18, the company said on the Azure website.
This is bad news for Microsoft which is touting its cloud-based platform for creating, deploying and maintaining online applications and services such as websites and web-hosted applications. more»
Big Blue said that it has introduced cloud software and initiatives aimed at using analytics and workforce science to human relations.
The buzzwords IBM is using are “workforce engagement and transformation” – it is introducing a talent and change consulting practice supported by 100 behavioural scientists. more»
Hackers have worked out a way to break into Amazon’s cloud and install DDoS malware.
The hole is thanks to a vulnerability in distributed search engine software Elasticsearch which is a popular open-source search engine server. The software was developed in Java that allows applications to perform full-text search for various types of documents through a REST API (representational state transfer application programming interface). more»
Kevin Vine is to be a VP of Connected Data and will expand the company’s channel efforts.
Vine has previously worked for Buffalo and for megadistie Ingram Micro.
He will continue to work with disties including Ingram, CMS, Comline and Beta Distribution but will also aim to boost the number of channel partners selling the Drobo “smart storage” range and the Transporter cloud offering. more»
File sharing enterprise company Egnyte said it has recruited a former EMC head of US partnerships as its vice president in charge of channells.
Jeff Nollette, who has a 25 year background in sales and channel development, is to head up Egnyte’s partner programme aimed at VARs and MSPs. more»
Troubled Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer believes its future lies in the cloud.
Acer has been hit by the general decline of PC sales and recently Stan Shih, its founder, was hauled out of retirement while a number of senior executives clocked out of the operation. more»
Thinkbroadband surveyed close to 900 British workers and has discovered a large percentage have gripes about using the internet from home.
While the majority of people working from home feel that it’s important to their job, their ability to do their job is marred by defects with their broadband conection. more»
An Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) skills report has shown that only seven percent of IT engineers in the UK are female.
Worse than that, that percentage has only risen by two percent over the last five years.
We’re lagging behind Spain (18%), Italy (20%) and Sweden (26%), the survey shows. more»