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Oracle continues efforts to buy its way into the cloud market with $532 million acquisition

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Oracle has announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Opower for approximately $532 million, seemingly continuing its efforts to muscle into the lucrative cloud space through acquisition as opposed to organic growth.

IBM becomes latest tech giant to join blockchain euphoria

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IBM has launched its updated blockchain offering for the financial, healthcare and government industries, on IBM’s cloud platform Bluemix as well as Docker.

71% of enterprise will be digitally transformed by 2018 – survey

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Research from Ingram Micro Cloud claims the UK is well on its way to the digitally enabled ecosystem, as 71% of enterprise organizations believe they will be digitally transformed by 2018.

Oracle bolsters construction capabilities with $663mn Textura acquisition

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Oracle has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Textura, provider of construction contracts and payment management cloud services.

Microsoft voted most important mega-vendor by CIOs – JP Morgan report

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A recent report from JP Morgan has stated Microsoft is considered the most important IT vendor globally, with AWS ranked in second place.

Box and Adobe announce new partnership to simplify PDF’s in the cloud

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Box and Adobe has announced a new partnership to simplify working with digital documents in the cloud.

What did we learn from BT’s 2016 CIO Report?

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BT has recently released its 2016’s CIO report, dissecting the challenges and opportunities available for enterprise organizations, and the CIO, following the mainstream adoption of disruptive digital technologies.

What did BCN readers say last week?

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Over the past week, we took the opportunity to gauge the opinion of the BCN readership on industry trends and issues, through a number of polls. Here’s what we found out:

Rackspace and Cloud Technology Partners announce strategic partnership

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Rackspace and Cloud Technology Partners have announced a strategic partnership to deliver professional and managed services, geared around the AWS public cloud offering.

Ericsson restructures to prioritize cloud market segments

Ericsson is boosting its OSS/BSS activities in LATAM

Swedish networking giant Ericsson accompanied its Q1 2016 numbers with a new company structure and a reshuffle of the executive leadership team.

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