Tag "Cloud"

SaaS solution accelerators in the age of agile project delivery

Janakiraman Jayachandran Sixteen years ago, when the Agile Manifesto was laid down by a group of seventeen software professionals, their main goal was to find an alternative to “document driven, heavy-weight software development process”. While the participants didn’t agree about

Oracle aims to take on AWS with simplified cloud purchase and consumption programs

USA: To compete with the three big public cloud services providers -AWS, Microsoft, and Google- Oracle today announced two new programs that address the cloud adoption challenges by improving and simplifying the way customers purchase and consume cloud services. Oracle’s observation:

Microsoft launches Azure Archive Blob Storage to rival Amazon and Google

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has introduced a new low-cost storage option for its Azure cloud computing platform- the Azure Archive Blob Storage. The new service is intended to rival Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. This new tier joins the existing hot and

AI is not the only thing that IT service professionals are losing their sleep over

CHENNAI, INDIA: Contradicting what’s seen as a popular notion, Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t seen as a major job disruptor by the ITSM(IT Service Management) professionals yet, although, a majority(82 percent) of them believe that the IT roles of tomorrow will be more challenging.

Indian developers more keen to work on microservices, chatbots and APIs, finds Oracle  

BANGALORE, INDIA: Oracle sees a very vibrant and active software development scenario in India, with developers working on all spectrums of technology. In particular, Oracle finds there’s more developer appetite for cutting edge technologies such as Containers, Chatbots etc. for building

Wipro launches industry-focused Analytics-as-a-Service platform on Azure

BANGALORE, INDIA: Wipro today announced the availability of Data Discovery Platform, its big data analytics-as-a-service solution on Microsoft Azure. The solution accelerates insight-driven decision making through pre-built applications for specific industries, such as banking and financial services, retail, energy, education

Digitization and automation will make the traditional IT job roles redundant soon

By : CIOL Writers

As digitization and automation wave started disrupting the industries, it will have a major impact on the career choices of IT professionals as well. While companies are looking to adopt new technologies and platforms to advance their business results, professionals

Adobe accidentally releases its cloud based photo editor, Nimbus

By : CIOL Writers

At the Adobe Max conference last year, the company announced Project Nimbus- a cloud based photo editing service that gives you control over your pictures from any device connected to the Internet. Now it seems that the full release could

Microsoft looking to reorganize its sales force with thousands of layoffs- Report

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to streamline its cloud-computing offerings, Microsoft is planning a major global sales reorganization that is likely to result in thousands of layoffs, reports Bloomberg and The Seattle Times. According to the reports, the layoffs are related to a move to increase

Microsoft is acquiring Israeli cloud startup Cloudyn

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has confirmed that it is acquiring Israeli cloud monitoring and analytics startup Cloudyn. The deal is thought to be worth between $50 million and $70 million, according to a report back in April from local Israeli business publication, Calcalist. In a company blog

Dassault Systèmes buys majority stake in Outscale to bring more agility onto 3DEXPERIENCE platform

FRANCE: Dassault Systèmes has acquired a majority stake in enterprise-class cloud services provider, Outscale, strengthening its position as one of the fastest growing cloud companies in the world that is helping industry innovators to digitally transform their business. Dassault Systèmes

Microsoft joins Cloud Foundry Foundation to extend integration with Azure

By : CIOL Writers

The latest entrant to join the bandwagon of Google, Huawei, Ford, GE Digital, NTT, Philips and Swisscom, is the tech behemoth Microsoft. The company has announced that it is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, a popular open-source application development platform. At

Alibaba mulls a datacenter in Mumbai to provide cost-effective cloud services to SMEs

  CHINA: Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group at its Computing Conference in Shanghai today has announced it plans to establish two new data centers in Mumbai, India and Jakarta, Indonesia in the current fiscal year. Together with

Amazon ends its unlimited cloud storage option

By : CIOL Writers

Good things on this earth are either short lived or come with a price. Something similar happened with the unlimited cloud storage option for Amazon Drive. Unfortunately, the tech giant has decided to end the plan. So, from now on,

Microsoft previews disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines

Microsoft has unveiled the public preview of disaster recovery for Azure IaaS virtual machines (VMs) using Azure Site Recovery (ASR). In a blog post on the Azure blog, Rochak Mittal, Principal PM of Cloud + Enterprise said that this new

EY launches SaaS-based tax automation tool for GST, DigiGST

NEW DELHI, INDIA: EY has launched DigiGST, its integrated GSP-ASP solution that provides organisations with end-to-end GST compliance support. DigiGST is hosted on the Microsoft Azure platform and combines EY’s tax domain expertise, technology capabilities and deep Sector knowledge. The GST Network (GSTN)

Gatorade, Red Bull or Cloud?

MUMBAI, INDIA: Time and maintenance headaches are not exactly the provisions that start-ups can afford when they

Some use Deo. Some use Talc. Some use the Cloud

Pratima H As impossible and unpalatable as it sounds, it so happens that bathing was not

Oracle launches GST-compliant ERP Cloud in India; unveils India datacenter plans

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Oracle said it will expand its cloud services in India over the next six to nine months with plans for

Offline cups, Online lips: How’s the Cloud straw at Faasos wiping away that slip?

Pratima H MUMBAI, INDIA: From 75,000 customers to 120,000 and growing. An 80 per cent jump