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LogMeIn acquires LastPass for $125 million to create remote access giant

Cloud security

Remote working SaaS company LogMeIn will acquire password management service provider LastPass for $125 million to bolster its position in identity and access management.

Alibaba announces second Silicon Valley datacentre


AliCloud, the cloud computing arm of Chinese internet giant Alibaba, has announced the opening of its second datacentre in Silicon Valley.

Amazon continues Internet of Things push with AWS IoT

Intel AWS IoT starter kit

The new AWS platform is designed to allow IoT devices to connect to the AWS cloud as well as a managed cloud service to assist with processing the data.

Amazon Web Services makes aggressive customer acquisition play

Amazon reinvent 2015

At its Amazon re:Invent event Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a number of products and initiatives designed to make it easier for potential customers to move their business to the AWS Cloud.

Dell said to be considering EMC acquisition

Dell servers

Computing giant Dell is in advanced talks to buy storage company EMC according to a WSJ report, citing the inevitable people familiar with the matter.

BT discusses its interests in South East Asia

Cloud SEA

Nothing better reflects the way the Cloud is changing the traditional parameters of telecom operators than BT’s presence at this morning’s Cloud South East Asia keynotes in Kuala Lumpur.

IBM augments Watson with new cognitive business consulting arm


Enterprise tech giant IBM has announced the creation of IBM Cognitive Business Solutions, a consulting practice designed to help businesses get into the cognitive computing game.

Accenture enhances its Cloud Platform

Accenture and Microsoft are teaming up to help clients transition to a hybrid cloud world

Business consulting firm Accenture had released an enhanced version of its Accenture Cloud Platform, designed to improve its ability to help with the governance and control of cloud applications.

AWS: examine fine print in data transfer legislation

UK IT professionals claim to be struggling with accurately assessing the risk of storing their confidential data in the cloud

In a week that has seen the European Court of Justice rule that the Safe Harbour agreement on data transfer as invalid, the significance of data transfer legislation in South East Asia has been under discussion at Cloud South East Asia.

Cloud industry shaken by European Safe Harbour ruling

Europe US court of justice

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled the Safe Harbour agreement between Europe and the US, which provides blanket permission for data transfer between the two, is invalid.