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Microsoft doubles cloud revenue in Q3

Nadella said Microsoft is well on its way to becoming a cloud-first, mobile-first company

Microsoft pulled in $21.7bn in revenues for the three months ending March 31, 2015, up 6 per cent year on year. But the company said its commercial cloud revenue more than doubled in the past quarter alone.

Dropbox targets France with new Paris office

Dropbox has opened a new office in Paris

Dropbox has announced the opening of its Paris office, the company’s third European location. The cloud storage incumbent wants to redouble efforts to target French businesses.

AWS a $5bn business, Bezos claims, as Amazon sheds light on cloud revenue

Amazon publicly shed light on AWS revenues for the first time

Amazon reported first quarter 2015 sales revenues of $22.7bn, an increase of 15 per cent year on year from $19.7bn, and quarterly cloud revenues of $1.57bn. This is the first time the e-commerce giant has publicly disclosed AWS revenues.

NetSuite buys Bronto to bolster retail marketing capabilities

NetSuite is acquiring Bronto Software to blend its marketing automation capabilities with its ERP platform

Cloud ERP incumbent NetSuite has acquired Bronto Software, a provider of cloud-based marketing automation software for omnichannel commerce, in a deal worth about $200m.

Rackspace moves managed cloud into UK Digital Realty facility

Rackspace has moved its managed cloud platform into Digital Realty's new Sussex datacentre

Rackspace has launched its latest UK datacentre this week, moving its cloud platform into datacentre giant Digital Realty’s new facility Crawley, West Sussex facility.

Salesforce: Use of wearables in the enterprise to triple in two years

Salesforce says use of wearables in the enterprise will triple over the next couple of years

Use of wearables in the enterprise will more than triple in the next two years, with smartwatches emerging as a popular candidate to deliver sales and customer service improvements, Salesforce claims.

OMG targets data residency in the cloud with new working group

The OMG is forming a working group to develop practical solutions for managing data residency requirements in cloud services

The Object Management Group (OMG) has formed a new working group to study issues of documenting and controlling data across distributed cloud environments, a big inhibitor of cloud for those with strict data sovereignty requirements.

IBM adds second SoftLayer datacentre in the Netherlands

IBM is launching a second SoftLayer datacentre in the Netherlands

IBM has announced the launch of a SoftLayer datacentre in the Netherlands, its second in the country. The move comes the same week IBM reported cloud revenue increases of close to 75 per cent.

ISO 27018 and protecting personal information in the cloud: a first year scorecard

ISO 27018 has been around for a year - but is it effective?

A year after it was published, ISO 27018 – the first international standard focusing on the protection of personal data in the public cloud – continues, unobtrusively and out of the spotlight, to move centre stage as the battle for cloud pre-eminence heats up.

IDC: Cloud to make up nearly half of IT infrastructure spending by 2019

Enterprise adoption of public cloud services seems to be outstripping private cloud demand

Total cloud infrastructure spending will grow by 21 per cent year over year to $32bn this year, accounting for approximately 33 per cent of all IT infrastructure spending, up from about 28 per cent in 2014, according to IDC.

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