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Deutsche Bank signs 10-year modernisation deal with HP

Deutsche Bank HQ

Deutsche Bank and Hewlett-Packard have announced a 10-year, multi-billion dollar agreement that will see parts of the bank’s global IT systems rationalised and migrated to HP platforms.

Scania drives its comms platform into the cloud

Scania GB is replacing its legacy comms infrastructure with a managed cloud-based unified comms service

The British subsidiary of Swedish truck and bus manufacturer Scania has selected Olive Communications to help move its telecoms infrastructure to a managed cloud platform.

NHL taps SAP for cloud-powered stats

The NHL is working with SAP to revamp its statistics platform

North America’s National Hockey League (NHL) has announced a multiyear partnership with SAP that will see the hockey league deploy its recently announced statistics services on SAP HANA in the cloud.

Talent management agency Alexander Mann moves HR to the cloud

Alexander Mann Solutions  is deploying Workday to streamline its HR operations

London-based talent management firm Alexander Mann Solutions announced it plans to move its human resources operations into Workday’s cloud-based platform.

Netflix looks to IBM for cloud storage revamp

Netflix is making big changes to how it architects its service

Netflix has deployed IBM storage systems in a bid to consolidate and manage growing data volumes. The announcement comes as Netflix looks to completely rethink its architecture.

Security implications for cloud as Microsoft ends its support for Windows Server 2003

Scott Nicholson,information assurance and security manager, Adapt

Another year approaches and we are about to see yet another Microsoft Server reach its end of life. Windows Server 2003 (WS2003) is widely used within the industry and in a recent survey conducted by Microsoft, it was estimated that 22 million instances were still running on Windows Server 2003. Whether this announcement be a headache or opportunity, it does place an additional burden on organisations as it requires careful consideration, strategic planning and execution.

Shop Direct enlists IBM for hybrid cloud deployment

Shop Direct previously enlisted AWS to help improve website availability

UK e-retailer Shop Direct, the firm behind Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, has enlisted IBM to help the company set up and manage a hybrid cloud platform in a bid to make its online platforms more performant.

IBM cloud checks in to the Marriott

Marriott is moving much of its core IT landscape into IBM's cloud

Global hotel chain Marriott International announced plans to use IBM’s cloud services to bolster the digital services the company offers to its guests in over 4,000 locations and improve the efficiency of the company’s IT operations.

Heinz plays infrastructure ketchup, moves to SAP cloud

Heinz is moving to SAP HANA because its old data strategy was putting the squeeze on efficiency

International condiment giant H.J. Heinz Company announced it has implemented Virtustream’s integrated cloud management service to help it deploy a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and run production SAP’s in-memory compute platform, HANA, to support its data consolidation efforts. The firm said its data strategy didn’t quite cut the mustard before making the move.

Cloud procurement increasingly shared between business lines and IT

Enterprises are going all-in on cloud, but line of businesses are taking command of purchasing and deployment

While greater numbers of enterprises flock to use cloud services, recently published research suggests responsibility for purchasing and managing cloud-based apps is increasingly being shared between IT and lines of businesses, which can create service management and information governance issues.

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