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Apple opens up cloud productivity suite to challenge Google, Microsoft

Apple is opening up iCloud apps to those that don't own Apple devices

Following a brief open beta period Apple has decided to open up its cloud-based productivity apps to users regardless of whether or not they own an iOS device. The move could bolster the firm’s appeal in the enterprise, where its productivity software loses out to cloud-based services delivered by the likes of Microsoft and Google.

Microsoft in big Azure Docker push

Microsoft is bolstering its support of Docker tech

Microsoft has announced a number of updates to its cloud and virtualisation platforms that improve support for Docker deployments on Azure and Hyper-V.

Juniper, Canonical partner on OpenStack NFV

Juniper and Canonical are partnering on telco cloud NFV

Juniper Networks and Ubuntu specialist Canonical have announced the two companies plan to jointly develop network virtualisation tools based on the open source cloud platform OpenStack.

IBM to throw a few more billion at cloud, big data

IBM's CEO Ginny Rometty and CFO Martin Schroeter aimed to reassure investors the company is moving in the right direction

IBM said at an investor meeting this week the company plans to pour $4bn into strategic technology initatives like cloud, big data and Watson in a bid to reap about ten times as much in revenue by 2018.

Baker Tilly deploys Huddle to improve global collaboration

Baker Tilly is deploying Huddle to standardise its collaboration platform globally

Global accountancy and advisory firm Baker Tilly has deployed Huddle’s cloud-based collaboration platform in a bid to improve efficiency and centralise collaboration management for over 150 member firms and 700 offices globally.

Salesforce announces record Q4 “right in SAP’s backyard”

Benioff reaffirmed the company's goal of reaching $10bn in annual revenues

Salesforce posted revenues for the quarter ending January 31, 2015 of $1.44bn, a 26 per cent year on year increase with annual revenues reaching $5bn, with future outlook bolstered by anticipated demand for the company’s marketing cloud services.

Time Warner Cable subsidiary expands cloud capacity on US West Coast

NaviSite is expanding its datacentre footprint on the US west coast

NaviSite, the enterprise cloud services subsidiary of Time Warner Cable, has opened a new datacentre in Santa Clara, California in a bid to boost the footprint of the companies managed hosting and cloud services.

Google challenges Apple, reveals Android for Work in big enterprise push

Android is looking to bolster its enterprise cred and one-up Apple as iOS devices continue to dominate enterprise activations

Google has announced the Android for Work programme, an effort to integrate and secure mobile and cloud-based apps on the Android platform. The initiative, which includes some big names in the enterprise space like HP, Dell, SAP, VMware and Citrix, is aimed at bolstering Android as an enterprise mobile platform – and combatting iOS’s dominance there.

OpenStack player Blue Box opens first UK datacentre, doubles US east coast cloud capacity

Blue Box is expanding its OpenStack service in London and the US east coast

Seattle-based Blue Box, a provider of OpenStack-based cloud services has expanded its European presence with the company’s first UK datacentre, and doubled its capacity on the US east cost.

Google, Mirantis partner to integrate Kubernetes and OpenStack

Google is working with Mirantis to improve portability of Kubernetes-deployed apps in OpenStack

Google and OpenStack vendor Mirantis announced the two companies are teaming up to integrate Kubernetes with OpenStack in a bid to improve hybrid cloud support for Linux containers.