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IBM and Box announce global enterprise cloud partnership

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US enterprise tech giant IBM has revealed a new global partnership with cloud storage outfit Box to integrate their products into vertically targeted enterprise solutions.

Fidelity bid for Colt doesn’t convince directors

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Fidelity Investments, which is already the majority shareholder in Colt Group, has bid to acquire the remaining stock of the telecoms and cloud provider, but Colt directors are unconvinced.

Four-fold cellular IoT connections predicted by 2019

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IT analyst firm 451 Research has forecasted the growth of cellular network-based connections for IoT-devices as anticipation surrounding the tech continues to grow. It also reckons wearable tech as a major enterprise tool will become reality in the next 12 months. According to the firm, the telecoms industry can expect a nigh on four-fold boom […]

Cisco Q3: Enterprise shines while service provider biz struggles

Cisco said it enterprise business is looking strong but service provider segment still sees challenges

Cisco reported third quarter 2015 revenues of $12.1bn this week, just over 5 per cent what it raked in during the same quarter last year. In a call with analysts this week Cisco execs said the company sees continued growth in its enterprise segment, but its service provider business continue to struggle.

IBM adds second SoftLayer datacentre in the Netherlands

IBM is launching a second SoftLayer datacentre in the Netherlands

IBM has announced the launch of a SoftLayer datacentre in the Netherlands, its second in the country. The move comes the same week IBM reported cloud revenue increases of close to 75 per cent.

Orange launches €20m venture fund for early-stage digital startups

Orange is setting up a fund to invest in digital startups

Orange has set up a Digital Ventures fund aimed at providing early-stage investment to companies developing innovative solutions around evolving strategic areas like cloud, big data, internet of things and security.

IBM boosts patent portfolio with cloud, big data optimisations

IBM is bolstering its IP portfolio with cloud, analytics patents

IBM has boosted its patent portfolio by scoring two patents – one detailing a technique to speed up how data is processed and analysed in real-time data streams, the other relating to how analytics can be used to automatically shift workloads to lowest-cost cloud services within and between cloud datacentres

Alcatel-Lucent’s SDN subsidiary confirms cloud data centre implementation

Nuage Networks provides data centre SDN to OVH

Alcatel-Lucent’s software defined networking (SDN) subsidiary, Nuage Networks, has announced that it will be providing its Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) to global hosting firm OVH. The deployment of VSP in data centres across Europe and North America will deliver OpenStack as a Service to OVH.

Net-A-Porter Group CIO: “Cloud an essential component of managing spikes, testing”

Fahy said he plans to help the company modernise its use of analytics

Online luxury fashion retailer Net-A-Porter Group has announced the appointment of Hugh Fahy as the Group’s new chief information officer. Fahy told BCN that the company plans to make greater use of cloud to solve scaling problems during peak shopping periods, and use analytics to gain more insight into these challenges.

Big data isn’t just for big companies

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Inhi Cho Suh, vice president, big data, integration and governance at IBM spoke with Business Cloud News at the recent Cloud World Forum conference in London about how the next generation of big data services will evolve; how cloud and big data can often form a powerful combination.

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