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  • 'Shadow IT' growing, study finds

    More than a fifth of the spending on information technology by Australian businesses is taking place outside of IT departments, according to new research.

  • VMware takes on mobile networks with vCloud for NFV

    VMware has jumped into the hot NFV market with a platform that lets service providers run their network functions as virtualized applications from different vendors.

  • The myth about how Amazon's Web service started just won't die

    There's a rumor that goes around cloud circles about how Amazon.com created what is now the multi-billion dollar infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing industry in the early 2000s.

  • Australian HR SaaS provider invests in growth

    Sydney-headquartered HR services provider Employment Innovations is hoping to take its software-as-a-service platform Employment Hero international by the end of the year.

  • Net neutrality could hamper new mobile services, Nokia CEO says

    New net neutrality rules just established in the U.S. may face a cool reception here at Mobile World Congress, where carriers are prime customers. Nokia's CEO took an early shot on Sunday night.

  • IBM to pump $US4 billion into Cloud, mobile and analytics

    IBM will dedicate $US4 billion in spending this year to the cloud, analytics and mobile technologies, as it struggles with seismic shifts that are changing the computing landscape it once dominated,

  • How Google avoids downtime

    Google offers lots of services and it has pretty good reliability. How does the company do it?

  • Box woos financial services firms with a tailored cloud offering

    It was just about two weeks ago that Box set out to remove a major barrier to the cloud for security-minded organizations with its Encryption Key Management capability. Now, it's taken that focus a step further with a full-fledged cloud storage service aimed squarely at financial services firms.

  • Salesforce's Desk.com steps up its global focus

    Small businesses just starting out may dream of world domination, but that's a difficult goal to achieve if you can't interact with customers in more than one or two languages. Enter Salesforce's Desk.com customer-support app, which just got a hefty boost in the number of languages it can work with.

  • Melbourne IT to acquire UberGlobal Group

    Melbourne IT (ASX:MLB) is set to acquire Canberra-based cloud services provider, UberGlobal Group for $15.5 million.

  • 'Everyone's going container crazy'

    It's a busy time for container technology in the cloud computing market: IBM this week at its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas announced broad support for containers in its hybrid cloud computing software, while Google partnered with OpenStack distributor Mirantis to enable container technology capabilities in the open source cloud platform.

  • IBM's Cloud pitch aims for the gut

    LAS VEGAS: IBM has made its case as the enterprise Cloud vendor, and it did so without overtly criticising other vendors. On a large stage in a big arena, IBM officials seemed low key, almost humble, in a presentation that nonetheless ended with a jab to the heart.

  • IBM channels stadium rock at its new InterConnect conference

    For the opening of its largest user conference in recent memory, IBM wanted to show attendees the power of Cloud computing and the Internet of Things. So it asked everyone in the MGM Grand auditorium to don a plastic wristband with an embedded chip and some LED lights.

  • Think you know your competitors? This tool helps uncover some you don't

    Military leaders live by the maxim "know your enemy," and a new tool from marketing-intelligence company GinzaMetrics helps apply that wisdom to business.

  • NEXTDC hooks customers up to Azure cloud

    NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) customers will be able to connect to Microsoft's Azure cloud from NEXTDC data centres in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth during the second quarter of 2015.

  • Apple plans two European data centers running on renewable energy

    Apple plans to open two European data centers running on renewable energy in 2017, following similar moves by Google and Facebook in the region.

  • Box buys Airpost, a startup that keeps tabs on cloud app use

    Box has acquired Airpost, a startup that helps enterprises detect and manage the use of cloud applications by their employees.

  • In brief: Government adds service providers to cloud panel

    Another nine service providers have been added to the government's cloud panel.

  • Google Cloud offers security scanning for customer apps

    Google has released a security scanner to help its cloud customers guard against attacks on their Web applications.

  • Salesforce brings more analytics power to mobile business users

    Analytics is not a domain everyone's brain can adapt to easily. Combining statistics, data visualization, operations research, programming savvy and more, the field has relied largely on specialists to make its data-focused interpretations useful in the practical sphere.