Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • Dropbox IPO priced at nearly one-third below its peak valuation

    Dropbox this week priced shares for its initial public offering that would value it at up to US$7.1 billion, nearly a third below the valuation it commanded in 2014, a clear sign of how overheated the private tech market became a few years back.

    13 March 18 08:59 Written by Reuters
  • Surviving website traffic spikes with an eye on Married At First Sight

    ​In the UK, there is a hydro power plant designed specifically to inject a spurt of electricity into the National Grid when Brits get up from their sofas en masse to make a cup of tea as the credits roll on popular television programmes.

    02 March 18 11:50 Written by George Nott
  • More clouds on horizon for AMP, CTO says

    Financial services company AMP is pursuing a cloud-first strategy and at the moment is making “big bets” on software as a service, according to chief technology officer Chris Bell.

    01 March 18 07:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • FedEx exposes customer records

    Global package delivery company FedEx says it has secured some of the customer identification records that were left on an unsecured AWS S3 bucket, and so far has found no evidence that private data was "misappropriated."

    16 Feb. 18 09:18 Written by Reuters
  • AC3 set to acquire Bulletproof

    AC3 is set to acquire 100 per cent of cloud services provider Bulletproof after the company’s $0.152 per share offer received the blessing of Bulletproof’s independent board committee.

    15 Feb. 18 11:44 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

    Oracle is raising its bid to attract enterprises moving to the cloud by extending AI-based automation throughout its PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, claiming that the new automated services will cut costs and reduce management headaches.

    13 Feb. 18 03:10 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • Dell Boomi rides the IPaaS wave

    Dell Boomi, Dell’s integration platform as a service offering, is claiming triple digit growth in the Asia Pacific and Japan region on the back of what it says is a growth in hybrid cloud environments requiring organisations to integrate cloud based and on-premises applications.

    08 Feb. 18 08:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Australian enterprises seek to boost digital skills

    Australian enterprises are seeking build up their internal skills base as they focus on digital transformation, according to Contino vice-president of consulting Andrew Brydon.

    02 Feb. 18 13:19 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Govt heightens digital focus, launches secure cloud strategy

    A cabinet committee will focus on ways to further digitise government services and move towards “a 24/7 government that everyone can access from anywhere,” while a new strategy will help further public sector adoption of secure cloud services, according to Michael Keenan who today made his first major address as the minister overseeing digital transformation efforts.

    01 Feb. 18 12:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Data#3 to roll out Govdex replacement

    Data#3 will deliver a whole of government collaboration and file sharing system to replace the existing Govdex platform.

    22 Jan. 18 14:47 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • AC3 makes bid for Bulletproof

    Bulletproof has confirmed that “a number of parties” have indicated an interest in acquiring the ASX-listed cloud services firm.

    22 Jan. 18 14:03 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • MacTel goes on offensive over Bulletproof claims

    Macquarie Telecom today announced it has lodged an application with the Takeovers Panel seeking a “declaration of unacceptable circumstances and related orders” in the wake of a target’s statement (PDF) released in December by Bulletproof.

    19 Jan. 18 12:51 Written by Rohan Pearce
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