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Bharti Airtel bolsters cloud capabilities with Microsoft partnership

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Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of Connexion as well as a new collaboration with Microsoft to deliver Azure ExpressRoute to Indian businesses.

Microsoft voted most important mega-vendor by CIOs – JP Morgan report

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A recent report from JP Morgan has stated Microsoft is considered the most important IT vendor globally, with AWS ranked in second place.

Suppliers over-promise on cloud deliverables – survey

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A recent survey from law firm Eversheds claims 27% of cloud deals have fallen through due to suppliers not meeting client expectations during contract negotiations.

3 approaches to a successful enterprise IT platform rollout strategy

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Executing a successful enterprise IT platform rollout is as much about earning widespread support as it is about proper pacing.

Cloud strategy still tentative for many UK corporations – study

IT managers and CIOs should not feel they’ve missed the boat as the majority of enterprises have only just started their cloud journey, according to a new enterprise study.

China Unicom invests HK$3bn to build Hong Kong datacentre

China Unicom said Thursday that it will invest HK$3bn to build a Hong Kong datacentre, which will host the company's growing cloud services portfolio

China Unicom announced its intention to build it largest datacentre outside mainland China Thursday, which will host the company’s growing portfolio of cloud-based services. The telco said it plans to invest HK$3bn (£240m) in the new facility.

The future of cloud – Telstra’s perspective

Nathan Bell, director of product marketing, Telstra Global

The number of internet-connected video devices is set to exceed the human population by 2017 thanks to the explosion of smartphone, and tablets and the APAC region is acting as the engine room to this growth. There has been a change in the way we interact with this type of technology, with cloud enabling end-users to access this content remotely. Young tech savvy consumers, dubbed the ‘Y’ generation, have grown up surrounded by technological innovation and are unaware of how the connected and online experience is shaping their lives.

SMB IT withholding cloud collaboration tools signals missed opportunity

Sharp's "Generation Cloud" study highlights the growing divide between employee preferences and what their IT departments will provide for online collaboration

Are SMBs failing a new generation of mobile workers? A new study surveying over 1,500 SMB office workers across Europe suggests that while enterprise employees are driving the shift towards the mobile workplace, the cloud-based tools that could potentially enhance mobile productivity are still actively banned by IT departments. Peter Plested, director of European solutions at Sharp Europe says the results suggest vendors haven’t been able to effectively allay businesses’ (reasonable) concerns over the cost, security and complexity of these solutions.

CSA says Software Defined Perimeter will use cloud against hackers

The CSA will pull together proven security techniques and use cloud as a first line of defence against hackers

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for profit organisation creating and promoting best practice for security in cloud computing today unveiled a new initiative called the Software Defined Perimeter, a project focusing on developing end-to-end network security for cloud-based applications. The CSA told Business Cloud News that the initiative will test novel security methods that, while making use of tried and tested bits and pieces, have never been implemented.

Big Data gaining acceptance in enterprises, but data remains owned by IT

Big data centralisation could lead other parts of businesses to miss out on data-driven insights, according to the survey authors

Big data is starting to gain mainstream acceptance among enterprises large and small as they seek to make more data-driven strategic decisions. But according to a survey published this week the data being used to make these decisions tends to be owned by central IT functions rather than the specific divisions of the enterprise making those decisions.