UK oil and gas firm BG Group plans to put much of its data in the cloud over the coming months and is currently trialling Box’s cloud-based storage and collaboration platform, which it plans to extend across its global network of employees and partners. But it still needs to address data classification issues, and educate employees, in order to strike the right balance between security and efficiency according to Judy Porter, BG Group’s global IT strategy.
IT standards organisation Open Group has announced the launch of IT4IT, a forum composed enterprises, service providers and technology incumbents focused on delivering a comprehensive set of standards for managing systems integration and interoperability. Georg Bock, senior director of portfolio strategy at HP Software IT Management told BCN the standards being developed by the forum will help tackle the integration of mobile and cloud technologies within the rapidly changing context of enterprise IT.
Dutch electronics giant Philips has selected Alibaba’s cloud computing arm, AliCloud, to host its healthcare and smart home-focused Internet of Things (IoT) platform in China.
International not for profit Oxfam has rolled out Box for content storage and collaboration to its organisation, which operates in over 90 countries.
UK telecoms service provider TalkTalk has adopted Workday’s cloud-based human capital management platform in a bid to streamline the company’s human resources operations.
The next few years will see a sizeable increase in the uptake of cloud services, but there are a number of reasons why enterprises are still resistant to the idea of placing their core, mission-critical IT systems out in the cloud. We surveyed 312 enterprise IT professionals in the UK, Europe and North America to find out why.
While many enterprises are starting to shift a good portion of their application landscapes into the cloud it’s clear that many niche applications have yet to be moved, in large part because cloud-based alternatives simply don’t exist, according to IT heads in the private and public sector.
KPMG has announced a partnership with Oracle which will see the two firms jointly deliver cloud-based financial processing, analytics and reporting software via Oracle’s cloud platform.
Java specialist Azul Systems announced its OpenJDK-based Zulu offering is now available on Docker. Scott Sellers, chief executive officer of Azul told BCN the marriage of Java and Docker will improve how Java-based applications are deployed and run at scale in the cloud, which has traditionally been difficult due to virtualisation-induced performance issues.
Energy provider Hess Corporation said this week that the company has migrated its SAP HANA test, development and QA environments to Virtustream’s cloud platform.