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Google CLO: ‘EU needs to complete digital single market initiative’

Drummond was speaking at an event focusing on digital single market reform

Europe needs to complete its ambitious digital single market initiative if it wants to help citizens and local technology businesses thrive, according to David Drummond, Google’s senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer.

Vodafone nabs Ericsson’s network head to replace outgoing CTO

Johan Wibergh,Vodafone's new CTO

Vodafone’s chief technology officer, Steve Pusey, has announced his intention to retire at the end of July this year. The telco has moved to appoint Ericsson’s executive vice president and the head of its networks business, Johan Wibergh, to replace Pusey in the role of CTO.

Oneserve secures investment to bolster cloud-based FSM with analytics

The latest round of investment brings the total secured by the firm to £15m

Oneserve, a software company spun-out from UK social housing service provider Connaught, announced it has secured new investment from Le Mans champion and entrepreneur Simon Dolan.

Equinix, BT, KPN among members of newly formed datacentre association

Stijn Grove: 'The Dutch datacentre sector needs a voice'

Some of the top datacentre service providers in the Netherlands have joined forces to create the Dutch Datacentre Association (DDA), an organisation with the aim of representing Dutch datacentre industry interests to local and international stakeholders and sharing useful information among members.

IBM opens SoftLayer datacentre in Frankfurt

IBM opened its first SoftLayer datacentre in Germany this week

IBM has announced the opening of the company’s first SoftLayer datacentre in Germany this week, part of its $1.2bn investment into global cloud datacentres announced nearly one year ago. The move comes just months after AWS announced the launch of its Frankfurt-based public cloud.

Cloud to help Arab Open University provide more support to students and staff, CIO says

Abid Butt, chief information officer, Arab Open University

Arab Open University (AOU), a non-profit, private regional university spanning seven countries is looking to take more of its applications to the cloud in a bid to improve how the organisation supports staff and students in the region, according to the university’s chief information officer Abid Butt.

Oddbins uncorks website performance with bare metal cloud

Oddbins has moved to a managed bare metal cloud platform to support its e-commerce strategy

UK wine retailer Oddbins has started using Rackspace’s managed cloud services to help deal with seasonal spikes and manage lost sales as a result of infrastructure problems.

iomart buys ServerSpace for £4.25m

iomart has acquired ServerSpace for £4.25m

Glasgow-based cloud computing firm iomart announced it has acquired ServerSpace, a rival cloud service provider, for £4.25m. The move comes as the company reported a revenue increase of almost 28 per cent in its consolidated half yearly results for the period ending 30 September.

Islington Council cuts finance costs 40 per cent with help of cloud

Islington Council is saving big bucks by using a cloud-based self service financial management tool

Islington Council is using a cloud-based budgeting and forecasting tool to support stronger collaboration practices it said has helped cut costs by up to 40 per cent, or £3m, since 2010.

Heroku brings Performance Dynos to Europe

Heroku is bringing its high performance container service to Europe

Heroku, the cloud-based platform as a service acquired by Salesforce in 2010, announced that it is bringing its higher performance cloud containers to Europe.