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Behind the IT strategy that powers the Nissan-Renault Alliance

Stephen Kneebone, chief information officer, Nissan

The marriage of Nissan and Renault, well into its 15th year, brought with it a significant business reform strategy that puts IT transformation at its core. Stephen Kneebone, Nissan’s chief information officer with responsibility for the EMEA region explains to BCN how the Alliance’s IT strategy is helping both brands deliver a consistent, coherent digital platform for internal users and customers.

US Department of Energy shells out $325m for OpenPower servers for big data modelling

The US Department of Energy is spending $325m to improve its HPC capacity

Two of the US Department of Energy’s leading research and development labs have bought about $325m worth of servers based on the OpenPower architecture to support the recently announced CORAL project, a collaboration between some of the largest publicly funded labs in the US.

IT departments ill-equipped for Internet of Things, research finds

Recently published research suggests enterprise IT departments are ill-equipped to manage Internet of Things devices, applications and platforms

Recently published research suggests that while many businesses believe the benefits gained from using Internet of Things sensors, platforms and applications in the workplace far outweigh the associated risks, IT departments find themselves ill-equipped to address those potential risks.

Informatica lands on AWS in cloud, on prem data consolidation push

Informatica will standardise its cloud-based offering on AWS

Data integration heavyweight Informatica announced it has gone “all in” on AWS, using Amazon’s cloud as its underlying infrastructure and linking its data integration and analytics software with a number of AWS services.

Infosys, Tableau partner on big data visualisation

Infosys and Tableau are partnering on big data visualisation

Indian outsourcing and software giant Infosys has announced a partnership with Tableau which will see the two firms combine their talent and software in a bid to make big data analytics easier to use for line of business users.

Intersec nabs $20m to bolster telco big data initiatives

Intersec will use the $20m to expand outside the telecoms sector

Intersec has secured $20m in a round of funding that the company will use to bolster the reach of its big data platform for telcos and its expansion outside of telecoms.

SAP hires Microsoft big data guru as CTO

Quentin Clark, CTO of SAP

German software giant SAP has hired former Microsoft exec Quentin Clark as its chief technology officer.

Nisa Retail takes its business intelligence platform to the cloud

Nisa has moved its BI platform to the cloud

UK retailer Nisa has replaced its on premise business intelligence platform with a cloud-based IBM solution the company said has made its data modelling processes more efficient.

Twitter, IBM ink big data deal

Twitter and IBM are joining forces to jointly deliver solutions leveraging IBM's technology and consulting expertise with Twitter's vast data troves

Twitter and IBM have inked a deal that will see the companies jointly develop big data analytics services and applications that deliver insights using Twitter data.

Singapore government, AWS trialling data as a service

The IDA is keen to use big data, IoT and cloud to improve efficiency in the public and private sectors

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is working with Amazon Web Services to trial a data as a service project the organisations believe will help increase the visibility of privately-held data sets.

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