Business Cloud News

Efficiency gains most compelling reason for cloud, say enterprises


The majority of US enterprises will increase their spending on cloud computing by up to 50% this year, according to US based researcher Clutch.

Azure Backup gets fine tuned with speed, cache and retention improvements


Microsoft’s Azure has promised more speed, lower cache demands and better data retention among a range of improvement to its cloud backup services for enterprise data.

New Microsoft Trust Center aims to offer stability in shifting cloud industry


Microsoft has aggregated all the information about its cloud services into one single point of reference, in an attempt to clarify and simplify the increasingly ethereal nature of the cloud.

Support for the cloud is over priced, say disillusioned CIOs


The vast majority of businesses now use cloud computing but most feel ripped off, according to a study.

The cloud is commoditising storage for enterprises – report

Cloud storage

Little known unbranded manufacturers are making inroads into the storage market as the cloud commoditises the industry storage, according to a new report by market researcher IDC.

IBM and Box announce global enterprise cloud partnership


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.

The CIO’s role shifting focus to compliance, brokerage

IT decision makers and technology leaders were speaking at the Cloud World Forum in London on Tuesday

As cloud services increasingly make their way into organisations the role of the CIO will likely become centred on compliance and service brokerage – if it continues to be relevant at all, according to a number of senior UK IT decision makers.

Guthrie confirmed as cloud and enterprise head at Microsoft

Scott Guthrie, head of cloud and enterprise engineering at Microsoft

In an email sent to employees Monday evening Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella confirmed Scott Guthrie will remain head of the cloud and enterprise segment, a role he took on following Nadella’s appointment to the role of chief executive officer.

UK ERP projects still plagued by over-spend, complexity and confusion

79 per cent of IT and financial decision makers in the UK are dissatisfied with their business' ERP roll-out

Enterprise resource planning tools provided by major vendors like SAP, Microsoft and Oracle are at the heart of many medium and large enterprises’ critical systems. But research published today by integrated systems provider K3 FDS suggests UK businesses are struggling with ERP implementation projects due to unnecessary over-complexity and cost, with nearly four in five IT and financial decision makers claiming dissatisfaction with their ERP roll-outs.

Enterprises ripe for Network as a Service

Four out of five European enterprises describe themselves as very or somewhat interested in adopting Network-as-a-Service (NaaS), reflecting rapidly increasing or spiking bandwidth requirements faced today as well as the need for a more cost-effective connectivity model. The findings were published this week in a survey carried out by Vanson Bourne on behalf of network specialist Ciena.