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Apple to build new cloud infrastructure as Verizon sells off data centres – reports

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Two US tech giants are heading in opposite directions regarding datacenters, according to a couple of recent reports

Apple opens sources Swift programming language

Apple Swift

Apple has made its Swift programming language open source in a bid to invite more contributions from developers.

Apple allegedly planning to unify web services on Mesos open source infrastructure

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News of significant numbers of Apple device crashes have fuelled industry speculation that Apple is planning to unify its variety of online services into one open source system built on Mesos infrastructure software.

Japan Post, IBM and Apple ink cloud, iPad deal

Tim Cook, Apple CEO and Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO, walking the walk and talking the talk

Japan Post, IBM and Apple are partnering to deploy iPads with IBM-developed apps and cloud services to give local seniors access to healthcare and community services.

IBM goes after healthcare with acquisitions, Apple HealthKit partnership, new business unit

IBM is pushing hard to bring Watson to the healthcare sector

IBM announced a slew of moves aimed at strengthening its presence in the healthcare sector including two strategic acquisitions, a HealthKit-focused partnership with Apple, and the creation of a new Watson and cloud-centric healthcare business unit.

Salesforce to support Apple Watch, will other enterprise cloud vendors follow?

Salesforce is bringing its cloud service to the Apple Watch. With other enterprise cloud service vendors follow suit?

Salesforce was among a number of mostly consumer-focused application developers to announce it would support the recently introduced Apple Watch.

Apple, IBM announce second round of co-developed mobile apps

Apple and IBM have released another batch of apps targeting the enterprise

IBM and Apple announced the second batch of enterprise-focused iOS apps, co-developed and supported by Bluemix and IBM’s cloud infrastructure, as the once-bitter rivals continue to target iOS device users in the enterprise.

Apple opens up cloud productivity suite to challenge Google, Microsoft

Apple is opening up iCloud apps to those that don't own Apple devices

Following a brief open beta period Apple has decided to open up its cloud-based productivity apps to users regardless of whether or not they own an iOS device. The move could bolster the firm’s appeal in the enterprise, where its productivity software loses out to cloud-based services delivered by the likes of Microsoft and Google.

Google challenges Apple, reveals Android for Work in big enterprise push

Android is looking to bolster its enterprise cred and one-up Apple as iOS devices continue to dominate enterprise activations

Google has announced the Android for Work programme, an effort to integrate and secure mobile and cloud-based apps on the Android platform. The initiative, which includes some big names in the enterprise space like HP, Dell, SAP, VMware and Citrix, is aimed at bolstering Android as an enterprise mobile platform – and combatting iOS’s dominance there.

Apple in €1.7bn EU cloud datacentre push

The site of Apple proposed datacentre in Galway, Ireland

Apple is planning to build two new large datacentres in Europe – one in Denmark, the other Ireland – to support the company’s mobile-centric cloud services.

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