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.
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.
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.
Japanese retailer Muji has deployed Infosys’s InteractEdge, a cloud-based big data platform that serves up personalised product recommendations to online customers in real-time.
While the security of public cloud solutions like those offered by AWS and Microsoft seem to dominate headlines research published this week suggests enterprise IT professionals are just as concerned about private cloud solutions, often thought to be less vulnerable to security threats.
Honda Motor Company has deployed NTT’s private cloud platform in a bid to reduce annual operating costs and strengthen communication between the company’s supplier network.
Nearly ninety per cent of federal government IT professionals are apprehensive about migrating their agencies’ systems to the cloud, with many migration projects still being held up by cloud-related data governance challenges, recently published research by MeriTalk reveals. Research by the same firm earlier this summer suggests these agencies could be missing out on roughly $19bn in savings.
National Bank of Canada, a Montreal-based commercial bank and financial services group, has deployed SuccessFactors, SAP’s cloud-based human capital management (HCM) suite to support its enterprise-wide human resource initiatives.