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Ericsson-LG and SK Telecom to collaborate on NFV, SDN and cloud

Ericsson-LG and SK Telecom are partnering on NFV, SDN

Ericsson-LG today announced a pledge with SK Telecom, to cooperate on R&D aimed at utilising Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and cloud, in a move aimed towards preparing the next generation of mobile network architecture.

Birst bolsters EU presence with AWS deployment in Ireland

Birst is bringing its BI tools to AWS in the EU

Cloud-based business intelligence software provider Birst has expanded its presence in the EU and UK, launching a version of its solution hosted in AWS’s Ireland datacentre, and expanding its UK team.

Royal Caribbean Cruises navigates deal with Microsoft on cloud-powered tablets

Royal Caribbean is deploying 40,000 Windows tablets powered by a range of Micrososft  cloud services in October

Royal Caribbean Cruises has sealed a deal with Microsoft that will see the cruise operator deploy 40,000 Windows 8.1 tablets for crew members globally.

Mobility, BYOD top spending priorities for datacentre operators

Dutch datacentre operators are planning to up investments in system upgrades to support mobility and BYOD initiatives

The next two years will see a rise in datacentre projects designed to support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and mobility initiatives, according to recently published research from Telindus and VCE. The research is yet another sign maturing enterprise mobility strategies are likely to start translating in new spending on datacentres technologies.

Alibaba to launch fifth cloud datacentre

Alibaba announced plans to build its fifth cloud computing datacentre in China

Alibaba Cloud Computing (AliCloud), the cloud computing business within Alibaba Group, announced today it will open its fifth cloud datacentre in Shenzhen in a bid to expand its reach in China.

Capgemini opens SMAC innovation lab in Melbourne

Victoria Premier Denis Napthine opening the Capgemini SMAC lab in Melbounre

Outsourcing and systems integration firm Capgemini has opened a digital innovation lab in Melbourne, Australia focused on developing innovations in and helping clients implement social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies. The move comes as IBM and SAP bolster operations in what seems to be emerging as a key tech hub in the region.

Bristol taps Eduserv in £1.5m G-Cloud deal

Bristol City Council is moving most of its IT estate to the cloud as it consolidates offices

Bristol City Council has selected Eduesrv’s managed cloud services as part of a council-wide building consolidation effort. The deal, worth an estimated £1.5m over two years, will help support a massive cost savings programme currently underway at the Council according to Steven Pendleton, service manager commissioning and supplier relationship management at Bristol City Council.

Okta appoints former CA Tech exec as CMO

Andrew Wittman, CMO at Okta

Identity and access management provider Okta has appointed former CA Technologies marketing head Andrew Wittman to the role of chief marketing officer.

Telefónica Group CIO: Using cloud to regain ground lost to OTT players

Phil Jordan, group CIO at Telefónica

With operations in 24 countries, over 120,000 employees globally, Telefónica Group, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, is looking to put at IT at the core of everything that it does in order to compete globally in an industry currently in the throes of a digital revolution. Phil Jordan, group chief information officer at Telefónica tells BCN that cloud is at the centre of how the company plans to regain terrain lost to over-the-top (OTT) players, make its core mobile and fixed line operations more flexible and scalable, and enable it to provide next generation digital services.

Red Hat CTO abruptly quits

Stevens was a huge proponent of open source technologies and a driver behind the company's participation with OpenStack

Red Hat’s chief technology officer Brian Stevens has abruptly stepped down from his role and quit the company.

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