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Nokia migrates all phone data to Google Cloud region in Finland

The data was previously stored on servers based in Singapore Nokia is to move its phone data to a Google Cloud facility in Europe as part of a company plan to better protect customer data. Nokia device activation and performance data, are to be moved to Hamina, Finland which is powered by Google Cloud, with… Read More


Met Police arming itself with Microsoft 365 and Azure

The force will work with Microsoft to develop Azure-based digital investigation systems The Metropolitan Police have enlisted the support of tech giant Microsoft in a bid to transform the force’s digital capabilities and reduce crime in London. Bosses are hoping the computing firm’s technology will help them identify more offenders, while saving officers time and… Read More


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


Salesforce acquires Tableau for $15.7bn in all-stock deal

Salesforce continues to diversify beyond CRM with 11-figure acquisition of data analytics company CRM giant Salesforce is ramping up its analytics efforts in a big way, announcing the acquisition of data visualization giant Tableau Software for $15.7 billion (£12.38 billion) in an all-stock deal. The news comes just days after Google bolstered its own analytics… Read More


Google Stadia: launch titles for cloud gaming platform announced

Early gamers will be able to start playing from November Google’s cloud gaming platform Stadia will be available from November with well-known titles such as Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint at launch, the tech giant has announced. The company’s major step into video gaming will be offered as part of a bundle to early subscribers… Read More


Microsoft and Oracle are connecting their clouds

Organizations can now seamlessly connect Azure services to Oracle Cloud services Microsoft and Oracle have announced a new cloud partnership that will see Azure and Oracle Cloud interconnect, enabling users of both platforms to migrate data and workloads between the two. Aside from direct connectivity, the partnership includes identity and access management interoperability, enabling users… Read More


The high cost of poor data management

A new report has revealed the devastating impact to organizations when employees and consumers are unable to access data or services Poor data management is costing the typical company $20 million (£15.7 million) a year, according to research from cloud backup company Veeam, that surveyed over 1,500 C-Suite executives from 13 countries about their data… Read More


Google recovers from four hour cloud outage

The Alphabet subsidiary blamed the downtime on network congestion Google has resolved a cloud outage that sent a large portion of Google services offline and disrupted several popular apps dependent on them, including Shopify, Snapchat and Discord. The blackout began around 10.30pm Sunday (BST), affecting Gmail, Youtube, G-Suite and Google Cloud. During the outage, users,… Read More


Salesforce launches code-free blockchain platform

Cloud giant launches first blockchain product, based on the Hyperledger Sawtooth framework CRM heavyweight Salesforce has launched a blockchain platform that it said will “extend” CRM by enabling organisations to build trusted networks of partners. Announced at TrailheaDX, Salesforce’s fourth annual developer conference, Salesforce Blockchain enables organisations to share distributed ledgers between partners and third… Read More


Nvidia launches EGX platform for AI processing at the edge

Early adopters of EGX include BMW group and Foxconn Nvidia has announced a new accelerated computing platform for deploying AI at the edge of the network. AI has grown into an indispensable tool for businesses of all stripes, yet the majority of these applications still sit in the core, whether that’s on-prem or in the… Read More


Microsoft and Sony could join forces on Azure games streaming service

The two gaming rivals have signed a memorandum of understanding Microsoft and Sony have agreed a deal to work together on video games streaming services, despite the two companies being bitter rivals in the industry. The two gaming giants have announced the signing of “memorandum of understanding” which could see Sony use Microsoft’s Azure cloud… Read More


Huawei launches machine learning database GaussDB

Huawei takes on Oracle, IBM and Microsoft with new cloud-based database management system powered by AI Chinese technology giant Huawei, known for its smartphones and telecommunications equipment, is making further inroads into the enterprise IT market with a database product powered by machine learning. The product will compete with popular database systems provided by IT’s… Read More



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