Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • IBM finds growth in security, cloud

    IBM has reported second-quarter profit and revenue that topped analysts' expectations as it benefited from growth in higher-margin businesses including cybersecurity and cloud computing.

    19 July 18 11:22 Written by Reuters
  • Walmart signs Microsoft cloud deal

    US retail giant Walmart says it has entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major rivals of coming together.

    18 July 18 08:53 Written by Reuters
  • Happy Amazon Crash Day

    On one of the biggest shopping days of the year for the company’s web site crapped out intermittently for hours yesterday.

    18 July 18 02:03 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Box’s born Leader shares Australian growth mission

    Since it was founded in 2005, Box has transformed itself from a consumer-focused file storage Dropbox-alike into an enterprise-ready content management and collaboration platform.

    12 July 18 14:48 Written by George Nott
  • Google cloud storage gets a boost with managed NAS service

    Google is adding to its cloud storage options with the debut of a network attached storage (NAS) service called Google Cloud Filestore. Also, Los Angeles is the newest site for Google Cloud Platform in the U.S.

    29 June 18 20:00 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues — what's it hiding?

    Oracle is changing the way it reports its all-important cloud figures every quarter. Where the database vendor used to report two cloud revenue segments: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as one and then a combined figure for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as another, smaller, figure, now it is reporting just one figure.

    25 June 18 11:13 Written by Scott Carey
  • Flinders Uni turns to cloud solution for identity management

    South Australia’s Flinders University has deployed Okta’s cloud-based identity management system to provide single sign-on for staff and student access to more than 70 university applications and to streamline on-boarding of students.

    21 June 18 13:45 Written by Stuart Corner
  • DocuSign taps Azure for local hosting

    Digital signing company DocuSign has installed its software in three Microsoft Azure data centres in Australia – in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra – to enable it to meet the on-shore storage requirements of Australian government customers.

    19 June 18 11:57 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ‘Small amount’ of password-related data stored as plaintext, PageUp says

    Australian HR SaaS provider PageUp has confirmed that on the “balance of probabilities” it believes that “data relating to our clients, placement agencies, applicants, references and our employees has been accessed” during a security breach that the company revealed earlier this month.

    18 June 18 14:04 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Cloud of confusion: Security in the cloud

    In today’s world, CIOs are continuously having to evaluate whether their data is safe and secure. Why? Well, with several high-profile data breaches in the past few months, organisations are now firmly directing their attention to securing and safeguarding their data.

    13 June 18 00:01 Written by Jordan Griffiths, Accenture
  • Rinnai seeks efficiencies through automating CPQ

    Rinnai Australia says it expects its reps to cut the CPQ — configure, price, quote — process from days to hours by using Salesforce Quote-to-Cash for sales of commercial hot water systems.

    07 June 18 13:52 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How open source supports CERN's Large Hadron Collider

    The 27-kilometre-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) buried beneath the France-Switzerland border near Geneva is best known for helping to prove the existence of the Higgs' Boson particle - otherwise known as the God particle - crucial to the Standard Model of particle physics.

    04 June 18 08:35 Written by Tamlin Magee
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