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71% of businesses failing on enterprise-grade collaboration

17 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
71% of businesses failing on enterprise-grade collaboration
Employees are increasingly turning to consumer level tools to collaborate with external partners due to the fact that there are simply not enough business-grade alternatives on offer.

European cloud providers hit hard by cyber attacks

22 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
European cloud providers hit hard by cyber attacks
A survey carried out by cloud security provider Alert Logic found that the instances of cyber attacks against cloud providers in Europe are on the up as enterprise adoption rises.

G-Cloud sales reach £150m, SMBs continue to dominate

17 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
G-Cloud sales reach £150m, SMBs continue to dominate
Figures released by the government show that the amount spent since the service’s inception reach £154.6 million by the end of March and SMBs accounted for 60 per cent of the total.

CIOs have little idea what constitutes the failure of a cloud provider SLA

16 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
CIOs have little idea what constitutes the failure of a cloud provider SLA
Research reported by Vanson Bourne found that cloud knowledge when it comes to SLAs is hard to find at an executive level as IT leaders admitted that SLAs are confusing.

IBM shores up SoftLayer with disaster recovery services

16 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
IBM shores up SoftLayer with disaster recovery services
IBM is looking to assure users of SoftLayer that their data will be safe in Big Blue's hands with new security and recovery services, announcing more protection options for 2014.

Red Hat cuts ribbon on PaaS OpenShift Marketplace

16 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Red Hat cuts ribbon on PaaS OpenShift Marketplace
The software shop will make it more simple for customers to find third-party solutions that can be used with cloud apps and a number of partners have already signed up.

BT and Microsoft buddy up in "seamless" Azure connections deal

16 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
BT and Microsoft buddy up in "seamless" Azure connections deal
BT and Microsoft have come together to offer consumers a secure bypass through the public Internet to Microsoft's Azure cloud service - offering increased stability and security.

Oracle eyes easier cloud management with new database services

15 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
Oracle eyes easier cloud management with new database services
Oracle has released two new cloud services to help businesses in the management and migration of data between in-house infrastructure and the public cloud.

Dropbox defends appointment of Condoleezza Rice to board of directors

14 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Dropbox defends appointment of Condoleezza Rice to board of directors
Drew Houston, the firm’s CEO, released a statement that stated the company will continue to keep customer data and privacy safe and Rice’s appointment won’t affect this.

Almost 400 cloud providers still vulnerable to Heartbleed bug

11 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Almost 400 cloud providers still vulnerable to Heartbleed bug
A report by Skyhigh Networks found that a large number of cloud providers are yet to take action against the vulnerability and it could have a damaging effect on a huge number of businesses.

BT and Unify agreement provides unified communications across Europe

11 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
BT and Unify agreement provides unified communications across Europe
Companies in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany can benefit from the solution, with the UK roll out focused on the government and healthcare sectors.