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Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene on how its enterprise-readiness push is paying off

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene has revealed details of how the firm has doubled-down on its efforts to court the business user community, after analysts said it could take the firm up to a decade to ready its cloud platform for enterprise use.  During the opening keynote of the Google Cloud Next Conference 2018 in… Read More »

European infrastructure cloud deals grow, as contract sizes shrink

The combined value of outsourcing contracts in the UK has halved since 2017, due to organisations signing smaller deals, according to advisory service Information Services Group (ISG). Infrastructure as a service offerings experienced the biggest increase, growing from $0.8bn to $2.1bn since the first half of 2017. The value of software as a service contracts rose… Read More »

Cloud revenue shows momentum, 600 more S/4 customers

Business Applications Editor SAP has announced almost €6bn in second-quarter 2018 revenue, of which €1.213bn was for cloud subscription and support, or 20% of the total. The total of €5.999bn compares with €5.782bn top-line revenue in the same quarter last year, an increase of nearly 4%. Last year’s quarter-on-quarter figure was effectively flat compared… Read More »

JWT slashes server estate in move to Ctera cloud appliances

Media and marketing agency J Walter Thompson (JWT) has deployed Ctera cloud-attached enterprise file servers to offices worldwide in a move that has seen it cut hardware and software licence costs by around 30%. JWT is a subsidiary of advertising giant WPP. It has 10,000 employees across 54 countries who need to access office productivity… Read More »

New deals bolster IBM’s European cloud business

Several European businesses have signed contracts to use artificial intelligence, blockchain and analytics in the IBM Cloud. Sebastian Krause, general manager, IBM Cloud Europe, said: “The IBM Cloud focuses on enterprise  IT. Customers want to modernise IT, drive a new business model and lead in digital transformation. “To innovate the business model, you need… Read More »

UK tech startup wants businesses to share their surplus compute capacity to run its cloud

A UK-based technology startup is asking businesses and consumers to contribute their surplus compute power to its decentralised cloud network as part of its push to democratise the internet. The Decentralised Architecture for a Democratic Internet (DADI), as the company is called, operates a peer-to-peer network – built on blockchain technology – that runs… Read More »