With cloud technology slowly becoming prevalent in many key worldwide sectors, it is almost surprising when there is an area it has yet to reach. It would seem that the airline industry is now set to join the ranks, with new technology the only way envisioned to deal with the current period of rapid expansion. Sales are up, new fleets are always on order, and air traffic control is becoming busier, meaning airlines need to find a way to manage this effectively. Otherwise, they will fall behind. Read more >
2018 appears to be the year when leading businesses decided to take cloud computing to another level. No longer the preserve of established companies, such as IBM, many entrants to the market have started to up their game, taking on the bigger fish in the market. It has seen infrastructure provider, Packet, agree to partner with Wasabi, a cloud storage firm, saying that a combination of their platforms is enough to claim they can offer a better package than Amazon Web Services (AWS) for less money. Read more >
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking to build on and maintain its position in the cloud tech market, as this arm of the e-commerce giant seeks to include blockchain in its offering.
The move is set to give yet more technological capabilities to AWS, as it tries to increase its market share and keep ahead of its competitors. Read more >
Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, has confirmed it is set to move further into the potentially crowded cloud computing scene after announcing a full business restructure this Monday, to re-evaluate its position in a rapidly developing tech scene. Alibaba’s current expansion into cloud technology has seen it try to combat Amazon and its Amazon Web Services (AWS) arm, as well as in e-commerce, and it now confirms it is set to head further in this direction. Read more >
European managed service providers (MSPs) are coming to accept that bringing multiple cloud technology solutions together is the answer to help the continent keep pace with fast developing technology.
Basefarm, which is now part of Orange, believes there are a wealth of benefits that come with multi-cloud, not least that by bringing everything together, they have a chance of competing against world giants. Read more >
The number of companies investing in new technologies to help streamline their businesses and reach new heights is increasing year-on-year in many sectors, and it now seems that the Internet of Things (IoT) is on a list of priorities for many enterprises. Read more >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >