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»
While the industry is telling the world+dog know that 2015 was the year of the cloud, one has to wonder what it would have been like if Edward Snowden had not revealed high level snooping of off-site data centres.
This year Taser discovered first hand some of the problems. more»
Big Blue is telling the world+dog that 2014 was its breakthrough year for its cloud computing business.
IBM said it will expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services. more»
Server company Rackspace has joined an IBM inspired server group, snubbing its primary chip supplier, Intel.
The Openpower foundation was formed a year ago and has something like 80 worldwide members, working on producing server technology built using IBM rather than Intel microprocessor architecture. more»
Software giant Microsoft has accused the US government of operating a system of double standards when it comes to snooping on other countries.
Microsoft’s executive Vice President and General Counsel, Brad Smith said that by demanding companies hand over customer data stored overseas the US government was operating a double standard that it would not accept from other countries. more»
Big Blue has assessed that 80 percent of executives in charge of security think that challenges by external threats to their enterprises are on the rise.
And IBM said 60 percent of enterprises believe they are being outgunned in the cyber war. more»
Beleaguered Big Blue has signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar deal to provide computer infrastructure services to Dutch bank Amro.
Amro thinks that the men in suits are exactly the sorts of types it wants running its cloud operations. However it is a case of “better the devil you know”. more»
China has expanded its Great Firewall of China to include a major hosting and cloud services company.
According to internet freedom watchdog GreatFire.org, the EdgeCast content delivery network (CDN), which “provides cloud services to thousands of websites and apps in China”, has been partially blocked. more»
After a spending spree that saw it spending over $7 billion software company Concur, German CRM giant appears to have decided enough is enough.
CEO Bill McDermott told a conference in Barcelona today that SAP is going to “step down” its acquisition efforts. more»
Microsoft ‘s Azure cloud-computing service, suffered a kick in the credibility on Tuesday after it suffered serious outages. Microsoft’s MSN web portal was taken offline.
According to Microsoft’s Azure status page, the problems started around 5pm Pacific time and have still not been fully solved. more»
A German company is building a cloud which puts servers in people’s houses in exchange for the free heating.
Cloud&Heat is a cloud infrastructure company that has started distributing its servers to people who want to store them in exchange for free heat in their homes or offices. more»
Big Blue claimed it is the first company to build an intelligent security profile that protects data, applications and people in the cloud.
The offerings it announced use what IBM described as advanced analytics to react to threats across enterprise, public, private and mobile clouds – so called hybrid clouds. more»
Researchers will soon have their own clouds, thanks to the efforts of a non-Profit organisation Internet2.
Internet2 has worked out a way to let scientists create and connect to virtual spaces, within which they will be able to conduct research across disciplines and to experiment on the nature of the web. more»