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Autodesk launches $100m PaaS developer programme

Autodesk forge platform

CAD software maker Autodesk has put $100m on the table and challenged developers create new cloud friendly design automation systems on its Forge development platform.

Autodesk to ‘embrace the new norm’ and sell its software by subscription on the cloud

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Software vendor Autodesk is to move distribution of its computer aided design (CAD) system to the cloud.

Salesforce appoints Autodesk, HP veteran Mark Hawkins as CFO

Mark Hawkins, CFO of Salesforce

Salesforce has announced it has appointed Mark Hawkins, a former Autodesk executive and 30-year veteran of the IT sector, to the role of chief financial officer, where he will oversee the company’s financial organisation globally and report directly to CEO Marc Benioff.

AWS taps Nvidia for new G2 Elastic Compute instances

AWS says the new G2 instances will help SaaS developers deliver a new breed of applications and services via the cloud

Amazon Web Services announced Tuesday that it has partnered with graphics processing specialist Nvidia to launch the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, a GPU-accelerated instance specifically designed for graphically intensive cloud-based services. The company says it will significantly lower the barriers to entry for both using and deploying the next breed of cloud services.