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Amazon made huge change to its $12 bn cloud computing juggernaut

When Amazon launched Amazon Web Services in 2006, it sparked a cloud computing revolution. No longer would programmers have to buy, build, and maintain their own servers.

Cloud skills shortage threatens digital transformation

An acute skills shortage is impeding digital transformation at large enterprises across the world. According to a new report, $258m a year is being lost owing to a lack of cloud expertise. IT leaders are finding themselves ill-placed to manage new tech.

Google adds content classification features to its language cloud

Google has announced the launch of content classification support on its Natural Language Cloud. The addition will particularly benefit large brands and media companies wanting to work out how consumers are talking about their products.

Huawei announces new cloud architecture to rival 'big four'

Huawei has detailed its plan to build a cloud network positioned to rival Google, Amazon and Microsoft. The company is making no secret of its intention to be one of the biggest in the cloud computing industry. It's coming somewhat late to the game.

Big data analysis demands new tools to create actionable insights

Companies are infatuated with "big data" but they're increasingly finding themselves ill-placed to make full use of their reserves. It's becoming clear the ballooning size of databases isn't always delivering planned benefits, owing to a lack of strategy.

Box hooks into Google's cloud to improve image search

Cloud storage provider Box has announced it has partnered with Google to bring the search giant's computer vision tech to its platform. The decision to link Box to Google's cloud will let users search through photos even if they're not explicitly tagged.

Google's G Suite gets new collaboration features in latest update

Google has announced big updates for several G Suite apps that new collaboration and power user features. The company is adding more advanced co-authoring and version control capabilities to make G Suite more versatile in enterprise scenarios.

Microsoft removes mobile from its mission as it focuses on AI

Microsoft has made a highly significant change to its corporate mission statement. The company has replaced its former "mobile-first" strategy with a vision that’s focused entirely on AI. It reflects the altered reality of Microsoft's business.

IBM and Sony store 330TB of uncompressed data on a single tape

IBM and Sony have announced a new world record for data storage, successfully cramming 330TB of uncompressed files onto a single tape drive. The breakthrough makes tape a viable solution for the cold storage of cloud archives.

Google ready to start selling portions of its quantum cloud

Google has reportedly started selling access to its quantum-powered cloud computing service to interested developers. The company is one of several major tech firms vying to be the first to commercialise quantum computers, the next era of technology.

'Microsoft 365' combines Windows and Office into a single service

Microsoft has unveiled a new headline cloud subscription offering, "Microsoft 365." It brings together the company's existing Office 365 cloud productivity software with Windows 10 Enterprise edition. It's an all-in-one approach to software licensing.

Drive towards the cloud leads Microsoft to layoff thousands

Microsoft is poised to layoff thousands of employees as it embarks on a restructuring of its global sales team. According to several reports published in the past week, the layoffs are connected to Microsoft's intent to double down on cloud software.

Google proposes framework to let governments access overseas data

Google has put forth a proposal to overhaul the laws surrounding the access of data held in overseas datacentres to aid criminal investigations. The company wants to pioneer a new legal framework that helps prosecutors while preserving personal privacy.

Microsoft unveils new YouTube rival for business customers

Microsoft has launched a video streaming service for enterprise customers of its Office 365 cloud platform. Microsoft Stream is described as an "intelligent enterprise video service" that's built to give companies a robust online video platform.

Microsoft's Cloud is attacked 1.5 million times every day

Microsoft has revealed its automated cloud protection mechanisms foil over 1.5 million attacks on its online services every day. The service-centric company has robust systems that help to keep user data on products like Office 365 and Outlook secure.

'Fog computing' could be more important than the cloud

Cloud computing has taken off in recent years, driven by increased demand for artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Now a new concept could surpass the cloud though, bringing in a 'fog' of files with even greater power.

Amazon typo took the Internet down on Tuesday

Amazon has revealed the cause of a service outage to its Web Services cloud platform earlier this week. The problem caused many major websites and apps to be inaccessible for a short time. The company blamed human error, citing a typo as the root cause.

Dropbox Smart Sync lets you access cloud files from your desktop

Dropbox has announced a new feature that lets you access all your cloud files from your desktop, even if they're not synced to your computer. Smart Sync is similar to Microsoft's abandoned OneDrive placeholders, making cloud storage easier to use.

Google unveils Jamboard, a 55-inch whiteboard for the cloud

Google has announced a 55-inch digital whiteboard to rival Microsoft's Surface Hub. Part of the company's "G Suite" collaboration tools, Jamboard claims to be a "reimagining" of the whiteboard for cloud technology and modern offices.

Facebook has a new plan to conquer offices: Workplace by Facebook

Facebook has been attempting to get businesses to use various forms of its service to improve their productivity for several years. This week, it announced Workplace by Facebook, a new effort which it hopes will finally convince companies to use Facebook.

Apple planning 'Pie' platform to unify its cloud services

Apple is planning to unify its cloud services under a single platform dubbed "Pie," according to a report today. It also hopes to speed up product development and create more links between products by tying teams together in one division.

Gartner's new forecast anticipates a massive growth in cloud tech

In their latest release, Gartner, Inc. projects that the public cloud services market will grow by an amazing 17.2 percent this year alone and that the total revenue will reach up to $208 billion, an increase of $30 billion in just one year.

Microsoft testing submerged servers that operate under the waves

An ambitious Microsoft research project wants to put the datacentres of the future at the bottom of the ocean. Although the plan may sound odd at first, it would lower cost and increase the efficiency of the datacentre.

Cisco finds most companies now use over 1,000 cloud services

Cisco has found that the average company now uses over 1,000 services based in the cloud across all of its various operations and employees. Cisco has now launched a new tool to help IT administrators manage all these outside connections.

Microsoft 'genuinely sorry' for OneDrive storage backlash

Over a month after thousands of angry OneDrive users threatened to abandon Microsoft's ecosystem when the company made some far-reaching changes to OneDrive storage, the company has apologized and extended a life-line for people to retain their storage.

Loyal OneDrive users disbanding as unlimited storage ends

Microsoft has changed several of its OneDrive plans in major ways, reducing free allowances from 15GB to 5GB and ending unlimited storage because some people dared to take it at its word. Thousands of vocal and outraged users have already complained.

Oracle is back to using aggressive tactics again to sell cloud

Oracle is using the so-called nuclear option to sell its cloud products, even for businesses that don't need them or want them.

Plane records flight through mysterious antimatter thundercloud

In what sounds like a tale from the Bermuda Triangle, an atmospheric physicist, called Joseph Dwyer, was flying through a massive thunderstorm, when he suddenly found himself in the middle of a huge cloud of antimatter.

GoDaddy adopts cloud-based virtual private servers

GoDaddy is expanding its range of services after acquiring Media Temple, last year. The new services include different levels of managed virtual private servers and dedicated server instances.

Op-Ed: Firedrive takes the complication out of the cloud

Firedrive CEO Joseph Turner said in June, ”Users are increasingly conducting both personal and professional communications from their mobile devices."
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