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AWS and Google Cloud heavily criticise Microsoft for raising prices

Global computer firm, Microsoft has been condemned by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and senior executives from Google Cloud on its decision to raise prices for customers using its cloud and software services. Microsoft declared the verdict earlier this month, saying: “We’re updating the outsourcing terms for Microsoft on-premises licenses to…

Microsoft credit cloud computing for record revenue

Cloud computing has given Microsoft a record income in the last quarter, say the company. The tech giant also said that thanks to a strong performance under the chief executive, Satya Nadella, they now claim to be one of the world’s most valuable public companies. Rising above the predictions from…

ANZ use Agile in “biggest change to date”

Australia’s third-biggest banking group, ANZ, has adopted Agile as part of their ‘New Ways of Working’ (NWOW) programme. It has so far been applied to the 600 people in their Talent & Culture (T&C) division and is part of a wider improvement in team organisation for the company. Robert Marchiori,…

SAP’s cloud revenue increases by 45% in Q1 2019

SAP, the German software company, published its financial results for Q1 ending 31st March 2019, highlighting strong growth across both its cloud and core businesses. SAP declared that cloud revenue exceeded €1.5 billion (£1.2bn) for the first time in a quarter, with cloud and software orders up by 17% compared…


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Public Sector

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Google employees protest against cloud contract

Employees at one of the world’s biggest search engines, Google, are refusing to work on a contract with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The reluctance comes after President Trump’s long-running campaign to build a wall between Mexico and the USA as a way to curb immigration between the neighboring…
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IoT helps Scottish government deliver safe water

An Internet of Things backed government scheme has helped bring healthy water to 100 homes in the Highlands. M2M Cloud,  a Dundee based cloud solution company have partnered with Highland Council in creating a solution that helps check for legionella in the water system. Before the collaboration, engineers had to…

Mind the gap on IT Sourcing – An expert’s advice

In February 2019, I attended the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’ (IAOP) Outsourcing World Summit (OWS) – a place for those in the IT or business process outsourcing (BPO) space to come together. This is an event where sourcing and procurement leaders come for information, and of course to be…
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Is low-code the answer to digitising public services?

About a year ago, the Local Digital Declaration called for the government to have a higher focus on digital projects that would create better public services. So far, around  145 local councils  have signed the declaration in the hopes of encouraging authorities to start making a change. Nick Pike, VP UK&I…

Smart Cities

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What cloud computing means for the future of smart cities

The latest in phone technology, 5G, has been causing controversy since its announcement last year. Some believe that its fast speeds of 10 Gbps will revolutionise the future of mobile tech, whilst others fear for the impact it will have on bandwidth and general signaling issues. However, whatever the opinion,…
Smart cities

Volkswagen pushes for agile working at new Berlin site

Car giant, Volkswagen, has begun its new We Campus facility in Berlin, with the intention of integrating and building agile practices into its teams. The aim of them using agile within the new working system, is so they can help connect developers, software engineers and outside consultants in a modern,…