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Amazon is taking British public for mugs says GMB general secretary, as details of AWS deals surface

GMB general secretary says Amazon is taking the British public “for mugs” by landing lucrative government cloud contracts despite tax avoidance concerns A new report from GMB Union has slammed the UK government’s relationship with Amazon after it emerged the company pocketed £11 million from selling cloud services to HMRC last year, over six times… Read More


Amazon results lifted by AWS and subscription-based services

AWS generated net sales of 7.7 billion dollars, up 41 percent on the same period last year Cloud services and subscription-based products such as Prime helped Amazon achieve strong quarterly results once again, with net sales up 17 percent to 59.7 billion dollars (£42.6 billion). AWS delivered the biggest area of growth in the three… Read More


Apples cloud services are hugely reliant on AWS

iPhone maker is spending more than $30 million a month for storage on AWS, according to CNBC In the increasingly broad consumer electronics domain, Apple and Amazon are in fierce competition. While Amazon still trails Apple in tablet sales, it leads the smart home market with its sell-out Alexa devices. In comparison, Apple is sluggish on… Read More


Microsoft hits latest data centre rewewables target a year ahead of schedule

After hitting 60 percent renewables target ahead of schedule, Microsoft says it’s on track to hit 70 percent by 2023 Microsoft says that 60 percent of the energy used in its data centres will be drawn from renewable sources by the end of 2019, one year ahead of its own targets. In 2016, Microsoft announced… Read More


Amazon brings AWS hardware and services direct to the data centre

Amazon is coming for those unable or unwilling to shelve on-premise infrastructure by bringing AWS hardware and services to the data centre Amazon Web Services’ encroachment into enterprise IT went one step further yesterday with the cloud giant announcing the hardware it uses to power its own cloud is available to purchase. Unveiled at re:Invent… Read More



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