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Accenture enhances its Cloud Platform

Accenture and Microsoft are teaming up to help clients transition to a hybrid cloud world

Business consulting firm Accenture had released an enhanced version of its Accenture Cloud Platform, designed to improve its ability to help with the governance and control of cloud applications.

Google buys cloud app monitoring company Stackdriver

Google acquired Stackdriver and plans to integrate its cloud app monitoring tool with its cloud platform

Google said Thursday that the company has acquired cloud service monitoring startup Stackdriver for an undisclosed sum. The company said it plans to invest more in Stackdriver following its integration with the Google cloud platform.

IBM unveils slew of big data, cloud innovations

IBM is betting big on data visualisation and is working hard to marry big data technologies and the cloud

IBM made a number of announcements at its Information on Demand conference this week, focusing largely on innovations further marrying cloud and big data technologies. Among them include tools that anonymize big data, and software created by IBM labs dubbed “Project Neo,” which can be applied to raw data sets and discover hidden patterns therein – potentially providing the answers to questions businesses have yet to ask.

OpenText buys GXS Group for $1.17bn to bolster cloud services

OpenText's acquisition of GXS Group will create give it a robust technology and services platform to build on

OpenText, one of Canada’s largest software companies specialising in information management agreed Wednesday to buy Virginia-based GXS Group, a B2B cloud integration specialist. OpenText said the acquisition will add a robust new technology and services offering and bolster its growing cloud portfolio.