10 ways enterprises are getting results from AI strategies

One in 10 enterprises now use 10 or more AI applications; chatbots, process optimization, and fraud analysis lead a recent survey’s top use cases according to MMC Ventures 83% of IT leaders say AI & ML is transforming customer engagement, and 69% say it is transforming their busi..

AWS launches Snowcone for lightweight rugged edge computing

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the launch of AWS Snowcone, a rugged device designed for secure edge computing and data transfer. The device, which arrives as part of the AWS Snow family, is aimed at collecting data from outside environments, such as industrial IoT use ca..

Zoom rise fuels conferencing SaaS market gains on its own

The stratospheric rise of Zoom has caused the market for conferencing software as a service (SaaS) to hit more than $800 million in the first quarter of this year, according to Synergy Research. The figures are divided into two camps – and reveal another facet of the enterprise I..

Telstra report finds cloud ‘only option’ for many post-Covid – but business continuity must be paramount

Organisations are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic – but increased or reallocated budgets will mean a recalibration of IT strategy. That’s according to a new report from Australian telco Telstra exploring adaptive infrastr..

Google Cloud and Telefónica partner for Spanish digitisation – with more cloud and telco convergence

Google Cloud has announced a new partnership with Telefónica to advance digital transformation in Spain as well as 5G mobile edge use cases. The agreement will see Google Cloud launching a new cloud region in Spain – although this has yet to be ratified with Google Cloud’s global..

Rackspace changes name to Rackspace Technology and touts multi-cloud future

Rackspace has thrown all of its chips on multi-cloud – and has taken the opportunity of strategic change to modify its name. Now Rackspace Technology, the company has undergone a shift under the stewardship of CEO Kevin Jones, and is now positioning itself as a provider of ‘compr..

Accelerating the DevOps process during Covid-19: How CFOs and CISOs can work together

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a new normal. Remote working and videoconferencing has never been more popular; and as a direct consequence, the cloud has never been more popular either. Yet a note of caution needs to be applied to those looking at full-speed migration. J..

Best practices for cloud migration amid Covid-19: From implementation to delivery

There is a meme circulating on social media which jokes that the biggest driver of digital transformation is Covid-19. This may be a little contrived, but it is certainly the case that the global pandemic has raised the priority of cloud migration projects to the top of many CTOs..

What are you going to do when your cloud goes down? Rethinking shared responsibility

A short history of modern business IT might report that the Noughties were all about taking baby steps in cloud applications such as Salesforce, Google Apps, Taleo, Ariba and NetSuite. The 2010s saw clouds proliferate as pioneers took a ‘cloud-first’ stance and used platforms inc..

Analysing Forrester’s cloud focus: Why hybrid and multi-cloud are so vital

I read with interest the recently published Forrester report on hybrid multi-cloud strategy and noted how not everything has gone or will go cloud. Having sat on the boards of several industry cloud bodies, been asked to keynote at many events, provide commentary and cloud social..