Snap to pay Google $400M a year for cloud services

Over the next five years, the company behind Snapchat will pay Google at least $ 2 billion in cloud bills. On Thursday, Snap revealed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it signed a five-year contract to pay Google at least $ 400 million a year for cloud services. That’s a […] Read more »

Dropbox highlights productivity enhancements in rollout of new services

Dropbox kicked off its 2017 product launches with a pair of major announcements Monday aimed at improving users’ productivity at work. The cloud storage company announced the general availability of its Paper document collaboration service, along with the closed beta of a Smart Sync feature that gives users easy access to every file shared with […] Read more »

Microsoft is bundling cloud services to make cars smarter

CES has turned into the first car show of the year, with major automakers choosing to show off upcoming features in Las Vegas. Microsoft wants to help make cars more intelligent, and it unveiled a new suite of services Thursday to do so. The Connected Vehicle Platform brings together a smorgasbord of services from Microsoft, […] Read more »

Microsoft is bundling cloud services to make cars smarter

CES has turned into the first car show of the year, with major automakers choosing to show off upcoming features in Las Vegas. Microsoft wants to help make cars more intelligent, and it unveiled a new suite of services Thursday to do so. The Connected Vehicle Platform brings together a smorgasbord of services from Microsoft, […] Read more »

Microsoft is bundling cloud services to make cars smarter

CES has turned into the first car show of the year, with major automakers choosing to show off upcoming features in Las Vegas. Microsoft wants to help make cars more intelligent, and it unveiled a new suite of services Thursday to do so. The Connected Vehicle Platform brings together a smorgasbord of services from Microsoft, […] Read more »

Cloud services lift IT outsourcing market higher than expected

Companies signed IT and business process outsourcing deals worth a record $ 9.5 billion in annual contract value, according to the quarterly outsourcing index produced Information Services Group (ISG). Traditional outsourcing contracts were up 5 percent to $ 5.8 billion, while the fast-growing as-a-service segment leapt 20 percent to $ 3.7 billion, according to ISG. […] Read more »

$29 for This Premium 4-Course Training on Amazon Web Services- Deal Alert

AWS, or Amazon Web Services, is the premier cloud computing platform that services companies worldwide. Master this in-demand platform, and you’re certain to command a hefty paycheck. Unsure where to start? The AWS Mastery Bundle is a 4-course bundle certain to make you an authority on all things AWS–and turn you into a certified cloud […] Read more »

How much water do Apple’s thirsty online services need?

How thirsty is your Apple Music collection? How much water gets used up when you send an email through iCloud? Not a great deal, but the truth is the data centers that drive services like these are incredibly thirsty creatures. Drop by drop Every online photo, all those Apple Maps requests, Siri interrogations, FaceTime chats, […] Read more »

GE and Microsoft work together on IoT cloud services

GE and Microsoft have teamed up to bring the industrial giant’s Predix platform-as-a-service offering to the Azure cloud, the two companies announced Monday.  It’s a move that helps add to the portfolio of Internet of Things services available through Microsoft’s cloud platform, at a time when the company is pushing its service for IoT applications. […] Read more »

Microsoft’s Solair acquisition could expand its IoT services

Microsoft dove deeper into Internet of Things technology on Tuesday with the acquisition of Solair, an Italian company that operates a cloud-based IoT platform.  According to a Microsoft blog post, Solair’s technology will be used to upgrade the company’s Azure IoT Suite, a collection of cloud services meant to help companies use the Internet of […] Read more »

Adobe gives marketers a data-science boost with new cloud services

If the marketer’s goal is to reach customers with the right message, in the right place, at the right time, it stands to reason that deeper insight into any of those dimensions could only be a good thing. Enter Adobe, which just rolled out a raft of new data-science tools designed to help make that […] Read more »

Asus settles charges over insecure routers and cloud services

Critical security flaws in routers and cloud computing services offered by Asus put hundreds of thousands of customers at risk, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged. Taiwan-based Asus has agreed to settle an FTC complaint that it failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software on its routers, the agency said Tuesday.  In addition […] Read more »

Asus settles charges over insecure routers and cloud services

Critical security flaws in routers and cloud computing services offered by Asus put hundreds of thousands of customers at risk, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged. Taiwan-based Asus has agreed to settle an FTC complaint that it failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software on its routers, the agency said Tuesday.  In addition […] Read more »

Nice SaaS, Amazon Web Services tells Italian software developer

Amazon Web Services has agreed to buy Nice, an Italian vendor of high-performance computing software and services to extend its as-a-service offering. It’s Amazon.com’s second acquisition within six months of a software vendor that can put its cloud computing platform to new uses. The last was Elemental Technologies, in September.  Nice is a niche outfit, […] Read more »

Microsoft turns off the lights on Zune services

As of today, Microsoft never has to mention Zune again.  On November 15, the company shut down all Zune-related services. That includes the Zune Music Pass subscription program, and the Zune marketplace for buying MP3s. Microsoft announced the termination date a couple months ago.  Anyone still subscribing to Zune Music Pass should be automatically switched […] Read more »

10 riskiest cloud services

Risky business Image by Tobias Van Der Elst The average employee uses 30 cloud services at work, according to cloud security vendor Skyhigh Networks. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here InfoWorld Cloud Computing Related Posts:Snap to pay Google $400M a year for cloud servicesMicrosoft is bundling cloud […] Read more »

Google Offers Cheaper Version of Cloud Services to Run Low Priority Jobs

Some departments in your company do not need cloud computing resources to carry high-performance tasks, right? Because Google has just formatted a service plan for such demands. Google launched Preemptible Virtual Machine, a new cloud service that allows to use computing resources at low costs. The offer is suitable for workloads with low priority and […] Read more »

Apple drops iCloud prices, matches rival storage services from Google and Microsoft

For the second year in a row, Apple reduced prices for its expanded iCloud storage plans, putting costs in line with rivals like Google, Microsoft and Dropbox. Apple announced changes to iCloud extra storage pricing earlier this month at the event where it unveiled new iPhones, the larger iPad Pro and a revamped Apple TV. […] Read more »

Cisco New Intercloud Services Focus on Next Generation Internet of Things Market

The initiative of Cisco Intercloud, a worldwide network consisting of interconnected clouds that the corporation is building along with its partners, has grown now. The networking giant announced significant developments in the Intercloud initiative, which aims to connect the hybrid cloud to being part of a large available and accessible network from anywhere. During this […] Read more »

MainOne’s MDX-i taps Azure to offer cloud services in West Africa

MDX-i, a subsidiary of MainOne, West Africa’s largest data center, is leaning on  Microsoft’s Azure to launch a service to help meet the computing infrastructure needs of companies deploying private, public or hybrid clouds from its Tier III Data Center in Lagos. MDX-i is looking to ensure quick provision of infrastructure for businesses and government […] Read more »

Oracle Triggers an Avalanche of 24 Cloud Services to Compete with Amazon

The Cloud represents a market where Oracle wants to win. The 24 services launched by the database leader include all the tools companies need to conduct their operations in the cloud and thus should help customers make the move to the cloud. Oracle Cloud Platform was enriched by nearly 24 new services for developers, IT […] Read more »

Amazon IT Services: No Longer An Oxymoron

AWS is showing increasing sophistication when it comes to displacing other IT software and service suppliers, TBR analyst says. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:$29 for This Premium 4-Course Training on Amazon Web Services- Deal AlertOracle Triggers an Avalanche of 24 Cloud Services to Compete with AmazonAmazon Web Services jumps on Spark bandwagonWal-Mart tests direct-to-fridge; Amazon ups […] Read more »

Google moves two cloud data analysis services out of beta

Two Google big data toolsets have finally moved out of beta and into full commercial release, adding to its cloud portfolio a data analysis framework and a service for managing data streams in real-time. Google Cloud Dataflow, which could serve as a possible replacement for Hadoop, provides a framework for fusing different sources of data […] Read more »

IBN Technologies Limited Launches Secure Data Book Keeping Outsourcing Services for US and UK

IBN Technologies Limited Manhattan, New York (PRWEB) July 06, 2015 The last decade has seen an up rise in the global demand of outsourcing of generic Bookkeeping services. However approaching the Business Continuity contingency plan, most companies tend to feel vulnerable in exposing their key factor of financial audit […] Read more »

Global Financial Services Firm Chooses DataServ for SaaS Purchase to Pay Automation

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 29, 2015 DataServ, the global Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise content management (ECM) provider of document and process automation solutions, has been selected to provide Purchase to Pay (P2P) automation to a global financial services firm. DataServ’s SaaS P2P automation solution includes digital mailroom services, […] Read more »

Amazon Web Services jumps on Spark bandwagon

Amazon Web Services’ EMR (Elastic MapReduce) service has been upgraded to handle Spark applications, giving enterprises that want to use the increasingly popular processing engine a way to do so without building their own infrastructure. Apache Spark is an open-source distributed processing engine used for big data workloads. It’s a good fit for batch processing, […] Read more »

Lawyer Jobs – Are They Attractive Anymore?

Have you ever seen the new legal series on ABC, The Deep End? The freshman corporate lawyers on the show lead attractive lives; they spend their days in snappy suits, just work at a civilized speed, acquire appreciation and wish from their superiors, and also have the hard work for teasing, modest talk and the small pleasures of a white-collar job. Life in the fictional superrich law office of Sterling Huddle Oppenheim & Craft in the show, seems as removed from everyday activity as it actually is, played out as it is in a glass skyscraper high above Los Angeles. The only real allocation made to actuality in the show comes from tough-man grumblings of how they have got to control with all the workload. The show was written 2 years ago, in the days before the meltdown, and in today's environment of factory lawyer jobs, it appears pathetically outdated. Read more »

How come People get Ankle Sprain Traumas so frequently – Do they do something Improper?

An ankle sprain is a form of injury all of us come by so frequently it's quite easy to dismiss the trauma as yet another simple twisted ankle. Actually, a twisted ankle is never ordinary; nor minor enough to brush aside. In the event that people would just start to understand the genuine aspect of the trauma an ankle sprain is, they would learn how to care for it, and would keep themselves from falling victim to poor ankle wellness, and repeated episodes. And it's as well; about 20,000 people every day in this country be taken in by this sort of problem. Read more »

There Is No Way To Heal Heart Problems

When there was clearly a method to cure heart disease, whichever drug company created it might instantaneously turn out to be one of the biggest businesses on the planet. Heart disease is so dangerous, so prevalent, and growing so rapidly, that the capability to get rid of cardiovascular disease may be the ultimate goal of medicine. Read more »