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.
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.
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.
Assurance and tax advisory firm Grant Thornton has deployed Huddle globally in a bid to improve collaboration across the group’s 39,000 employees globally.
Power and industrial technology provider ABB has signed a deal with Salesforce that will see the two companies work to enhance and tailor the latter’s flagship CRM platform for power, utilities and industrial automation applications.
A survey of 200 global CIOs published today suggests most businesses significantly over-provision cloud resources, with servers typically only seeing about 51 per cent utilisation over their full deployment cycle. Richard Davies, chief executive officer at ElasticHosts told BCN the results are a sign CIOs are bringing their legacy habits into the cloud world.
The IT department at Kent County Council, which supports staff in 200 different business units across 300 local government facilities, has virtualised its desktop and applications infrastructure in a bid to reduce costs and office space and make its IT infrastructure more flexible.