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NSA revelations prompt Canadian, UK businesses to reconsider US cloud

NSA surveillance activities are causing a quarter of UK businesses, one in three Canadian businesses to consider moving off of US servers

As revelations of the US’s widespread digital intelligence gathering techniques continue to populate headlines worldwide, non-US businesses’ trust in American providers of cloud services continues to plummet. A study published at the end of last week suggests one in four Canadian and UK businesses are moving their data outside the US in a bid to evade the NSA’s watchful eye, a significant increase on results reported just six months ago.

Terrakom taps IBM converged infrastructure for IaaS offerings

Terrakom is standardising its infrastructure to simplify its go-to-market strategy for cloud applications

Croatian cable and fixed-line provider Terrakom tapped IBM’s converged infrastructure and storage offerings for its soon-to-be-launched infrastructure as a service. According to Terrakom, which entered the cloud market two years ago with two high-profile acquisitions, the infrastructure platform will simplify the company’s existing hardware estate and incur “significant cost savings.”

Box secures $100m from telcos, trading and investment firms

Box has secured $100m in new investment from international telcos, investment and trading firms, and will expand in Latin America, Europe, Australia and Japan

Cloud-based storage service provider Box announced a slew of strategic partnerships and new investment Friday worth over $100m. The deals, which include commercial agreements with Telstra and Telefónica Digital, will help fuel the company’s expansion in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Deutsche Telekom partners with Twitter

Deutsche Telekom has announced a strategic partnership with Twitter to create a tailored experience for the operator’s devices

German carrier Deutsche Telekom has announced a strategic partnership with Twitter, allowing subscribers with selected Android smartphones to keep up with the social site directly from their home screen. The service will launch next year, initially in Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Greece and Croatia.

T-Systems consolidates cloud services on single platform

T-Systems said standardising all of its cloud services on one cloud platform will improve security, flexibility and automation

T-Systems, the IT service provider arm of German telco Deutsche Telekom announced this week that the company plans to integrate all of its cloud services onto a new unified, fully-redundant cloud infrastructure platform. The company says its standardisation efforts will help increase the automation and flexibility of its services, and allow enterprises to implement more robust data residency and data privacy policies.

Deutsche Telekom becoming a “software defined operator”

Deutsche Telekom is looking to transform itself into a “software defined operator”

Operator group Deutsche Telekom is looking to transform itself into a “software defined operator”, the firm’s VP for aggregation, transport, IP and fixed access, Axel Clauberg told Broadband World Forum delegates Thursday. The telco says bringing in skills currently being mobilised by cloud heavyweights like Facebook and Google will be essential.

Google joins Yahoo, Microsoft and HP in calls for EU patent system reform

Google, Apple and HP are among 16 companies calling for more clarity around legal procedures of the Unified Patent Court

Google, Yahoo, Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft and HP are among 16 companies calling for changes to the European Union’s proposed legal reforms as it moves to unify the legal framework for patents and set up the Unified Patent Court.

IBM and Deutsche Telekom partner on mobile app cloud service

IBM believes tighter integration of its mobile app dev platform with Deutsche Telekom's network will appeal to SMBs

In a bid to tap into the growing market for mobile cloud services IBM and Deutsche Telekom have announced a partnership today that will see IBM’s Mobile First platform offered to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) via Deutsche Telekom’s cloud-based developer ecosystem, Developer Garden.

Deutsche Telekom avoids US servers; another secure email shuts

Deutsche Telekom is claiming SSL means more security as secure email providers start closing

Deutsche Telekom has said it will avoid routing customers’ email traffic through US hosted infrastructure and will step up email security in the wake of the NSA PRISM spying scandal.

Ovum warns telcos about missing out on big data

Many telcos are still in the early stages of developing their big data strategies

Telcos risk missing out on new opportunities to leverage big data because many lack the necessary analytics skills in-house, according to rResearch and analysis firm Ovum.