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UK SMEs missing out on benefits of Cloud Technology

Having completed research in the use of cloud technology by SMEs, 9Spokes has concluded that the majority of UK SMEs are missing out on the potentially huge benefits of cloud-technology due to lack of time and understanding of how these can be accessed The use of cloud technology has become increasingly mainstream as individuals and businesses adapt to an environment…

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Microsoft reorganizes entire sales organization

Microsoft is reorganizing its entire sales organization to better focus on its fast-growing cloud-computing business, according to an internal memo sent to employees on Monday morning. Most people believe this reorganization is likely to include layoffs — although none have been formally announced — and some do not believe cuts will be very deep, Business Insider reports. Internally, there are…

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Telefónica launches ‘out of the box’ mobile connectivity for consumer devices with Gemalto cloud service

Leading telecoms operator offers remote subscription management for consumer IoT devices such as tablets, connected PCs and wearables. Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity cloud service available to Telefónica Group companies across 17 different countries. Consumers can conveniently add new devices to their subscription plans. Fully compliant with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications to ensure compatibility and avoid fragmentation. Gemalto, the world leader in digital security,…

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8×8 Unveils Elegantly Redesigned and Integrated Mobile App to Enhance Cloud Communications, Collaboration and Messaging Experience

8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS:EGHT), the world’s first Communications Cloud provider, today announced general availability of a brand new 8×8 Virtual Office® Mobile solution, enabling users to communicate and collaborate from anywhere around the world with a beautifully redesigned mobile app experience. Employees today expect a seamless mobile experience that makes it easy to communicate and collaborate through an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. The fully…

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Oracle to Add 1,000 Employees in European Cloud Push

Oracle Corp. is hiring 1,000 employees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as it expands its cloud computing services in the region, Bloomberg reports. The company is looking for workers with between two to six years of experience to staff sales, management, finance, recruitment, marketing and human resources roles for its cloud computing service, Oracle said Tuesday. The Redwood…

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Gartner positions T-Systems as a European leader for data center outsourcing and infrastructure utility services

Research and advisory company Gartner placed T-Systems as a European leader for cloud providers for the seventh time in a row, positioned furthest for completeness of vision. In its latest Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, Gartner compared the performance of 16 European providers. The Information Services Group (formerly Experton) also places Deutsche Telekom in the leading group in its…

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Almost two-thirds of British industries have high growth ambitions, but 94% confirmed Brexit has impacted IT decision making

Despite the ongoing market uncertainty, 90% of organisations expect to grow in the next 10 months Core News Facts 1. 94% of British enterprises confirmed that Brexit uncertainty has impacted IT decision making 2. 90% consider how close the cloud hosting their applications is to their users 3. 60% of British organisations are proactively investing in digital transformation to stay ahead…

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Alibaba in Talks to Buy ZTE’s Software Arm for Cloud Unit

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is closing in on a deal to acquire Chinese telecommunications gear maker ZTE Corp.’s software subsidiary, an acquisition that could help strengthen its global internet computing business, people familiar with the deal said, Bloomberg reports. China’s leading e-commerce operator has been in negotiations to buy ZTEsoft Technology Co. for months and is nearing an agreement, according to one of the people,…

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Cloud-based security services growing fast

Business is booming as more and more companies look to secure their online data. Cloud-based security services saw a huge increase during the last 12 months,  according to the latest figures from Gartner. In a new report, Gartner says cloud-based security services will reach $5.9 billion this year, representing a 21 per cent growth compared to the year before. Overall…

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Alibaba cloud to launch big data service in Europe

Alibaba Cloud will roll out its big-data service, called “MaxCompute,” in Europe in the second half of 2017 to tap into growing demand for data-processing and analytics from local enterprises. MaxCompute is a big-data platform that allows users to store and process massive amounts of data, including images, video and audio with storage demands as high as terabyte, or even…

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