SAP makes market inroads with $8billion Qualtrics acquisition
SAP makes market inroads with $8billion Qualtrics acquisition

SAP has continued the recent trend of tech and cloud computing acquisitions that have marked the last few weeks, by acquiring Qualtrics for $8billion in the hope of widening its customer base and increasing its brand capability. The tech company said in a statement that it based the decision to buy Qualtrics, which specialises in software for research management, on being able to “deliver the transformative potential of experience and operational data.” Read more >

Date 22 November 2018 Categories GCC
Cloud computing set to improve battery life by 60%
Cloud computing set to improve battery life by 60%

It is often said with confusion how strange it is that mobile technology has advanced so far but batteries have not kept up. As everyone has a device with incredible capability without the power to keep it going and use it when needed. There could be a boost, however, as scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in extending battery life by 60%, thanks to advances in cloud technology. Read more >

Date 22 November 2018 Categories GCC
Google Cloud announces new CEO
Google Cloud announces new CEO

Google Cloud has made a market move to try and keep up with the rapid rise of rivals Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Alibaba Cloud with a change in management. Its current CEO, Diane Greene, confirms that she will step down in January. Thomas Kurian, who left Oracle, will replace her, and is set to join the company next week. Greene will officially stay in post until the end of the year, when she will take a place on the board at Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Read more >

Date 21 November 2018 Categories GCC
Alibaba Cloud revenue shoots up 90%
Alibaba Cloud revenue shoots up 90%

Alibaba Cloud, the tech computing arm of the Chinese e-commerce giant, is becoming a bigger player in the company, as its revenue totals grow compared to the business as a whole. From 5% last year, it has grown to 7% in 2018 and appears to show a trend of Alibaba looking to make serious inroads in the market worldwide. Read more >

Date 12 November 2018 Categories GCC
Most enterprises to adopt hybrid or multi-cloud by 2024
Most enterprises to adopt hybrid or multi-cloud by 2024

IDC, the market intelligence firm, has released a report saying it cannot see past cloud solutions for how it expects to see most businesses and enterprises in the middle of the next decade.

The company believes that many have already gone past the first stage of digital adoption, and are now looking to make the most of advanced capabilities. Especially since they have already discovered the basic potential of aspects such as cloud, there is greater scope to introduce more of it. This is set to include more than just the cloud assets, mobile technology, and use of big data to make better decisions. Read more >

Date 12 November 2018 Categories GCC
VMWare upping game with improved IBM and AWS partnerships
VMWare upping game with improved IBM and AWS partnerships

Cloud tech company, VMWare, has continued its ascent as it reaches its 20th anniversary, with a series of announcements to herald in a new era of cloud computing. It has put acquisitions and partnerships at the centre of its strategy to develop into a new era, as cloud technologies become more accepted, and the world prepares for mass hybrid cloud rollout. Read more >

Date 12 November 2018 Categories GCC
IBM buys Red Hat for $26.4billion
IBM buys Red Hat for $26.4billion

IBM has decided to make further inroads into the hybrid cloud market, with the acquisition of cloud company, Red Hat, for $26.4billion. Red Hat has built a company name on being an open source entity that works on cloud platforms, and with IBM’s keen intent to build further into this market, it seems an obvious acquisition. Their joint statement called it a ‘game-changer’. IBM said in a statement that Red Hat’s tools were ‘proprietary’, as was the cloud market in general, and so this was the best option to bring all the advantages together. Read more >

Date 12 November 2018 Categories GCC
Alibaba to bring its cloud computing arm to UK
Alibaba to bring its cloud computing arm to UK

Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, has delivered cloud computing capabilities for some years in its native country but it now appears to be branching out elsewhere, as it prepares for a UK launch. Its international plan follows a successful deployment in Australia, as Alibaba Cloud plans to open two new sites in London. Read more >

Date 12 November 2018 Categories GCC
VMWare conference encourages IBM and AWS to embrace cloud
VMWare conference encourages IBM and AWS to embrace cloud

The software giant, VMWare, used its conference to call for an expansion of its partnerships with tech giants, such as IBM and Amazon Web Services (AWS), as it encouraged both companies to delve further into their cloud capabilities. Read more >

Date 23 October 2018 Categories GCC
IBM discuss how more businesses turn to cloud computing
IBM discuss how more businesses turn to cloud computing

With increasing adoption of cloud technology, it seems that is about to reach a tipping point. It is no longer the early adopters and a few interested businesses using the cloud for various benefits but seeing it as a mainstream option. It has led tech giants, such as IBM, to reposition their cloud offering as more businesses take note and see what is now available to them, as well as the increasing ways they can now improve their performance. Read more >

Date 23 October 2018 Categories GCC
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