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SAP says job cuts coming as shift to cloud continues

SAP is reorganising its business to focus more on cloud, other strategic initiatives

German software giant SAP announced a reorganisation this week that could impact up to 3 per cent of its global workforce as it continues to refocus its core business on cloud-based services.

Financial services firms still cagey about cloud computing


Cloud computing is becoming more prevalent throughout the financial sector but many firms say they are less than halfway to having a firm cloud strategy in place, with controls and security remaining primary concerns.

Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom partner on cloud services

Microsoft and DT have expanded their partnership to include cloud services

Deutsche Telekom is partnering with Microsoft in a move that will see the German telco expand its device-focused activities with the firm and market Office 365 among other Microsoft cloud services to business customers.

IBM to ‘walk the walk’, adds OpenPower servers to SoftLayer

IBM is adding OpenPower-spec servers to SoftLayer datacentres

IBM said it plans to offer OpenPower-based bare metal cloud services in its SoftLayer datacentres globally in the second quarter of this year.

Tinder taps Rackspace’s managed MongoDB service

Tinder is using ObjectRocket to manage the unstructured data on its backend

Mobile dating app provider Tinder has selected Rackspace’s managed MongoDB and Redis service in a bid to simplify management and improve data automation and sharding capabilities on the app’s back-end.

DFG, the brand behind Ikea, 7-Eleven, moves SAP estate to Telstra cloud

Asian retailer Dairy Farm Group is moving its SAP estate into a private cloud platform hosted by Telstra

Pan-Asian retailer Dairy Farm Group, the brand behind regional franchises of companies like Ikea and 7-Eleven, has moved its SAP estate onto a private cloud platform hosted by Australian telecoms incumbent Telstra.

Docker buys SocketPlane to bring SDN to Linux containers

Docker has acqui-hired a startup focused on bringing SDN to the container world

Linux containerisation heavyweight Docker has acquired SocketPlane, a small startup focused on bringing SDN capabilities to the container world.

IBM buys AlchemyAPI to bolster Watson capabilities, developer ecosystem

IBM is acquiring AlchemyAPI to strengthen its Watson as a service business

IBM has acquired natural language processing specialist AlchemyAPI which the company said it would integrate with its cloud-based cognitive computing as a service platform Watson. The move will bolster the Watson developer ecosystem while expanding its capabilities.

SAP adds its weight to the Industrial Internet Consortium

SAP announced a number of Internet of Things partnerships this week

German software giant SAP has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium, an Internet of Things-focused membership group of telcos, research institutes and technology manufacturers focused on developing interoperability standards and common architectures to bridge smart devices, machines, mobile devices and the data they create.

Alibaba targets Chinese multinationals with first Silicon Valley cloud datacentre

Alibaba's cloud business comes to the US this week

Alibaba’s cloud computing division has opened its first overseas datacentre in Silicon Valley and a move the Chinese e-commerce giant said will bolster its appeal to Chinese multinational companies.