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.
Foxtons, one of London’s largest estate agents has moved its website into a virtual private cloud platform hosted by Six Degrees Group.
German multinational steel producer ThyssenKrupp has signed a deal with Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems that will see ThyssenKrupp dramatically reduce its datacentre footprint by migrating the majority of its server estate to the cloud.
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.
The custom platform, deployed from two interlinked private cloud sites in Germany and Italy, is helping the organisation to provision compute and storage resources more quickly – from a months to a matter of minutes, according to ESA’s chief information officer and head of IT Filippo Angelucci.
Property management isn’t the first vertical that springs to mind when one thinks of IT as a strategic differentiator. But Moataz Hassouna, chief information officer of the Egyptian division of Emaar Properties, one of the Middle East’s largest property management firms, says that IT is one of the essential means by which the company keeps ahead of its competitors.
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.
Communications and marketing services group WPP is expanding its partnership with IBM, signing a $1.25bn seven-year deal that will see the tech giant help WPP expand its use of big data and cloud-based collaboration services.
Caravan and motorhome maker Erwin Hymer Group is moving its SAP ERP platform to the company’s cloud-based in-memory compute platform , HANA. The company’s chief information officer Salim Siddiqi said the move will enable Erwin Hymer Group to be more responsive to changes in its supply chain operations across its global brands.
Ted Baker has tapped HP in a bid to help the UK clothing retailer overhaul its ERP. The company’s chief information officer Dustan Steer told BCN that Ted Baker needed to find a centrally managed solution that could help support the company’s multi-region growth going forward.