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Salesforce to support Apple Watch, will other enterprise cloud vendors follow?

Salesforce is bringing its cloud service to the Apple Watch. With other enterprise cloud service vendors follow suit?

Salesforce was among a number of mostly consumer-focused application developers to announce it would support the recently introduced Apple Watch.

Box partners with AWS, Gemalto on encryption key management

Box is looking to strengthen its appeal to enterprises

In a bid to bolster its appeal to highly regulated sectors Box is partnering with AWS and Gemalto on the delivery of a service that gives enterprises control over all of their data encryption keys.

Report: Oracle and Samsung to buddy up on cloud

Oracle and Samsung are reportedly gearing up to jointly offer cloud-services

Samsung and Oracle are looking at teaming up to jointly offer enterprises cloud-based services, according to a report from the Korea Times. The report comes amid rumours Samsung is looking to spend up to $7.5bn on BlackBerry, in part for its expertise in enterprise software.

Cloud, BYOD tech adoption hindered by lack of IT skills, survey suggests

Cloud and BYOD strategies are being hampered by a lack of skills

IT professionals are keen on adopting cloud-based technologies for mission-critical apps, and supporting bring your own device policies within their organisations, but recently published research suggests not having the rights in-house to migrate to or roll these new technologies out is a big inhibitor.

BYOD needs to shift to account for wearables

Enterprises need to start including wearables in their BYOD and data security plans

The popularity of wearables in the workplace is due to accelerate rapidly over the next twelve months, recently published research suggests. Raimund Genes, chief technology officer of Trend Micro, the firm that commissioned the research, said IT departments need to begin incorporating wearable computing devices into their data protection and device management policies in order to mitigate data security challenges associated with such a rapid proliferation of devices.

Bitglass scores $25m as enterprises prioritise mobile, cloud security spend

Bitglass secured $25m in funding, bringing its total amount secured to over $35m

Mobile security startup Bitglass, which emerged from stealth earlier this year, announced that it has secured $25m in funding that will be used to expand sales, marketing and technology development of Bitglass’ mobile data protection solution.

Google buys Ventures-backed MDM firm Divide

Google acquired a an Android-focused MDM provider Divide for an undisclosed sum

Divide, a company specialising in mobile device management and application sandboxing on the Android platform has been acquired by Google, the company said Tuesday. The move may bolster Google’s pitch to enterprises and help push Android past iOS in the corporate world.

90% of European enterprise cloud services fail on enteprise grade security

Less than one in ten cloud services used in enterprises lack enterprise-grade security, a Skighhigh Networks survey reveals

More than 90 per cent of cloud services currently used by European enterprises fail to implement enterprise-grade security parameters according to research published Thursday. Rajiv Gupta, chief executive officer of Skyhigh Networks, the firm that commissioned the study, said the results suggest enterprises need to develop more robust cloud management strategies in order to mitigate the high levels of risk they are clearly taking on.

Luxury clothing designer sees cloud as perfect fit

Scabal is migrating all of its IT systems to the cloud and transforming the IT department in the process

Scabal, a Brussels-based luxury clothing designer whose threads have been donned by the likes of Daniel Craig and David Beckham recently embarked on an ambitious cloud migration project, moving all of the company’s IT infrastructure including voice communications over to Interoute’s cloud platform. Jose Largo, the company’s IT director leading the migration says that the project will help make Scabal more flexible as it grows – and completely change the nature of its IT department in the process.

IBM acquires Fiberlink to strengthen cloud-based mobile management

IBM says its acquisition of Fiberlink will strengthen its enterprise mobile management offerings and appeal to enterprises with a BYOD policy

Tech giant IBM announced today that it has reached a deal to acquire Fiberlink Communications, a mobile management and security company. The acquisition will help strengthen IBM’s bid to conquer the enterprise mobile management space.