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Microsoft and IBM’s new cloud partnership gives customers more choice

5 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Microsoft and IBM’s new cloud partnership gives customers more choice
The two companies have announced a collaboration that will see them host each other’s technology, recognising that most customers operate in a hybrid cloud environment.

Microsoft joins Ebola fight by pledging cloud resources and vaccine discovery service

7 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
Microsoft joins Ebola fight by pledging cloud resources and vaccine discovery service
CEO Satya Nadella told a gathering in San Francisco that the firm will allow companies and academics to use its cloud computing and research apps to fight the disease.

CIOs and CFOs fret over the speed of their company’s digital transformation

13 hours ago  by Darren Allan
CIOs and CFOs fret over the speed of their company’s digital transformation
A new piece of research from cloud service provider Canopy has found that execs are concerned that their business will be left by the digital wayside.

G-Cloud success hinges on government/vendor co-operation

13 hours ago  by Emily Garthwaite
G-Cloud success hinges on government/vendor co-operation
UK cloud industry body EuroCloud UK has called upon the government and vendors to work more closely together for the future success of G-Cloud.

UK Cloud Awards 2015 opens up for entries with more categories than ever

21 Oct 2014  by Jamie Hinks
UK Cloud Awards 2015 opens up for entries with more categories than ever
There are various new award categories for next year’s ceremony that takes place in March and this year’s judging panel will be assessing companies in their areas of expertise.

TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014: As it happened

20 Oct 2014  by Team ITPP
TechCrunch Disrupt Europe 2014: As it happened
The agenda looks very pretty indeed, featuring the likes of Michael Acton Smith, Neelie Kroes, Waze, Raspberry Pi, a couple of Tech City celebs and some of the most promising startups around.

Microsoft confirms real-time analytics and machine learning support for Azure services

17 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Microsoft confirms real-time analytics and machine learning support for Azure services
The software giant announced the addition of several new features to its cloud platform to support Apache Hadoop, in an attempt to bring big data to more customers.

Straight Talk: What is the cloud?

17 Oct 2014  by Bill Andrews
Straight Talk: What is the cloud?
This is the second part of a new series that dives into the question regarding whether cloud computing can be used for data backup and, if so, where?

HP bolsters Helion Continuity Services, Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service offering

16 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
HP bolsters Helion Continuity Services, Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service offering
HP has implemented a number of enhancements, including the option to take on additional storage at the time of recovery for short-term needs any disaster might cause.

Most businesses use third-party off-site virtualisation servers

16 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
Most businesses use third-party off-site virtualisation servers
New research from Kaspersky Lab has shown that the vast majority of businesses don’t keep their virtualisation servers on-premise, and plenty of sensitive data is chucked cloud-wards.

Why cloud-based security is here to stay

16 Oct 2014  by Ian Barker
Why cloud-based security is here to stay
As the popularity of cloud services has grown, so have concerns over the security of the data that's stored on them. This has led security vendors to adapt and develop new solutions.