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BT discusses its interests in South East Asia

Cloud SEA

Nothing better reflects the way the Cloud is changing the traditional parameters of telecom operators than BT’s presence at this morning’s Cloud South East Asia keynotes in Kuala Lumpur.

BT and the IoT

BT Sevenoaks workstyle building

It is often said that the Internet of Things is all about data. Indeed, at its absolute heart, the whole ecosystem could even be reduced to four distinct layers, ones that are essentially applicable to any vertical.

BT, Ark expand ‘cloud of clouds’ in the UK

BT is redoubling its 'cloud of clouds' efforts

BT is bolstering its partnership with Ark Data Centres to expand its ‘cloud of clouds’ initiative and its reach in the public sector, healthcare and financial services.

BT, Accenture and Cisco form Wireless IoT Forum board

The Wireless IoT Forum has announced its founding board memebers

Following its launch in March, the Wireless IoT Forum has announced its founding board members, featuring BT, Cisco, Accenture and Telensa, among others.

BT gets personal with on-the-fly video service


BT has formally announced the availability of a personalised video capability as part of its Cloud Contact portfolio of services following pilot projects with two UK retail banks.

BT opens cloud datacentre in Colombia

BT has opened a new datacentre in Colombia, which has attracted a number of startups and incumbents as of late

BT announced the opening of a new datacentre in Colombia, called BT Naos, which the company said would help grow its managed, hosted and cloud services in Latin America.

LeaseWeb intros CloudStack-based private cloud in Germany

LeaseWeb has deployed a CloudStack-based private cloud service in Germany

Hosting, cloud and colocation service provider LeaseWeb has expanded its presence in Germany with the launch of a CloudStack-based flat fee private cloud service. The platform, originally launched in the US last year, is hosted in its Tier III datacentre in Frankfurt. The move may be a sign CloudStack is still gaining traction among service providers at a time when industry marketeers seem laser focused on its open source rival OpenStack.

BT to use RingCentral cloud communications platform

BT will offer RingCentral's cloud-based comms solution as appetite for cloud-based services increases following the passage of flexible working legislation in the UK

UK telco BT announced it will offer business customers a cloud-based phone platform based on technology developed by RingCentral, a provider of cloud-based unified communications solutions. The move comes as the UK adopts legislation that sees flexible working rights extended beyond parents and caretakers.

IBM, BT, ARM among UK tech firms to deliver Internet of Things interoperability platform

HyperCat is an interoperability layer for the Internet of Things

A consortium of over 40 UK-based tech firms and research organisations have delivered on the first phase of an Internet of Things initiative, a platform specification that allows applications to discover and make sense of machine-generated data automatically. The move is a notable step towards the creation of technical standards for the fledging Internet of Things segment.

Microsoft partners with BT for private Azure links

BT said the partnership with Microsoft will help reduce the risk associated with moving to the cloud

As security and data privacy continue to hold CIOs back from dabbling with cloud services, BT and Microsoft announced a partnership Friday that will see the former provide private links for the latter’s Azure public cloud service. The move comes the same day Verizon announced a dark fibre service linking its public cloud platforms with Microsoft’s, with plans to support other platforms in the near future.