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How to ensure due diligence on cloud service contracts

Cloud service customers should ensure they know what they've signed up to

Consumers of cloud services need to better assess the terms of their agreements with cloud service providers or risk vendor lock in and paying higher costs for less reliable services over the long term, according to Frank Jennings, a “cloud lawyer” at DMH Stallard.

Telstra extends cloud services to UK, Hong Kong and Singapore

Telstra Global launched cloud services in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, and is eyeing the US for a launch soon

Australia-based carrier services firm Telstra Global on Wednesday extended its cloud services in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, replicating its offering for the Australian market.

CenturyLink to acquire AppFog

CenturyLink acquired AppFog to bolster the Savvis' enterprise cloud offering

US-based CenturyLink, a communications service provider and owner of datacentre operator and cloud hosting company Savvis, on Friday announced that it will acquire platform as a service provider AppFog, integrating the PaaS solution into Savvis’ enterprise cloud suite.

IBM to acquire SoftLayer for an estimated $2 billion

IBM will acquire CSL International for $20 million

Moving to strengthen its position in the public cloud space, IBM is to acquire Dallas, TX-based SoftLayer technologies Inc., one of the world’s largest privately help cloud computing infrastructure provider, for an undisclosed amount.

VMS partners with IBM to deliver cloud-based mobile computing platform


Vietnam Mobile Telecom Servies Co. (VMS), the country’s third largest mobile carrier which operates under the MobiFone brand on Friday announced a collaboration with IBM to build an advanced, end-to-end mobile computing platform.

G-Cloud future uncertain after assessment report

G-Cloud is currently struggling to gain cloud converts within UK government

A report published this week by the Major Projects Authority, part of the UK’s cabinet office, casts doubt over the future of the G-Cloud programme.

KT takes cloud services to Japan

KT Corp will release more details of the cloud service launch this week

South Korean telecoms operator KT Corporation on Thursday announced that it plans to launch a cloud computing service in Japan this week.

Orange sees potential for ‘industrialised’ cloud in US and AsiaPac

Orange Business Services’ lead for international cloud operations, Chis McKay

In the wake of Orange Business Services taking its enterprise cloud infrastructure to Asia and North America, Business Cloud News had a chance to speak with Orange Business Services’ lead for international cloud operations, Chis McKay.

Is G-Cloud a sign of things to come for IT and the cloud?

The CloudStore is the first of its kind and may serve as a model for cloud procurement outside government

As governments begin radically transforming the ways in which they procure cloud-based ICT services, it’s worth taking a closer look at what the UK government has done to deploy these technologies and services to its departments and agencies. Their approach raises serious questions about how cloud services may be procured in the future – for […]

Chunghwa Telecom and Asustek deliver cloud to Palau

Chunghwa and Asustek plan to bring the cloud to new regions in the Asia-Pacific region

Popular notebook manufacturer Asustek Computer this week signed a memorandum of understanding with Chunghwa Telecom, the largest telecommunications company in Taiwan with a view to delivering cloud-based health care to Palau, an island country in the western pacific ocean.