Business Cloud News

BT taps Oracle HCM cloud in multi-million pound HR overhaul

BT says moving it's HR systems into the cloud will help simplify and streamline internal processes as it grows

BT this week signed a multi-million pound deal with Oracle that will see the telecommunications giant migrate its global human resources platform over to Oracle’s cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software. The company will begin migrating its global workforce of 88,000 this year.

Joy Gardham joins Brocade to bolster networking business in Western Europe

Joy Gardham, Regional Sales Director – Western Europe, Brocade

Brocade announced today the appointment of Joy Gardham to the position of regional sales director for Western Europe as the company looks to bolster its nascent networking business and claw market share away from established vendors like Cisco.

Oracle acquires Compendium in cloud marketing play

Oracle says the Compendium acquisition will bolster cloud assets acquired via Eloqua, strengthening the company's position among CMOs

Oracle announced Thursday that it has acquired Compendium, a cloud-based marketing platform. But the software and hardware behemoth is likely to face tough competition from partners like Microsoft and Salesforce as it pushes further into the online marketing sector.

Cost prevention overtakes compliance as goal for cloud-based software

Peter Bjorkman, CTO, Snow Software

Over half of a company’s IT applications are predicted to be located in the ‘cloud’ within the next two years, according to industry analysts. This requires yet another shift in asset management methodologies as the traditional ‘WINTEL’ environments of the past continue to be superseded by heterogeneous platforms combining Linux, Mac, Windows, virtualisation and software as a service (SaaS) applications. As the switch to cloud based applications continues to gain pace, this will upset the traditional view of software asset management (SAM) as being primarily concerned with delivering licensing compliance and widen the emphasis on cost optimisation.

Two thirds of large enterprises ready to move mission critical apps to cloud

Virtustream says that 2014 will be a critical year for large enterprises migrating mission critical apps to the cloud

The challenges associated with moving mission-critical applications over to the cloud are numerous and often depend on the complexity of those apps, the IT estate, or some combination thereof. But research published today suggests that while over two thirds of enterprises are ready to make the move, security, risk and loss of control are still holding many back.

Oracle, Freescale Semiconductor partner on internet of things

Oracle and Freescale Semiconductor will optimise Java SE for Freescale's hardware

Freescale Semiconductor and Oracle announced a partnership Tuesday that will see both companies jointly develop a standard gateway to deliver and manage services aimed at home automation, industrial and manufacturing markets.

Photobox CTO: Cloud is like the ‘Wild West’ – great opportunities, many pitfalls

Graham Hobson is chief technical officer and co-founder of Photobox

As the volume of Photobox’s interactions with customers grew, so too did its data stores. This forced the company to rethink it’s IT strategy as it increasingly felt hamstrung by the lack of scale in the storage and compute capabilities on offer from traditional legacy kit.

Oracle and Salesforce announce cloud partnership

Oracle and are integrating their cloud services and Oracle have announced a nine-year technology partnership that will see Salesforce adopt a range of Oracle technologies as a platform for its popular cloud services. As part of the agreement, will standardise its platform on the Oracle Linux operating system and use the company’s Exadata engineered hardware systems, Oracle database and Java middleware.

Oracle and Microsoft announce cloud collaboration

Microsoft and Oracle will partner to deliver Oracle's software to Microsoft cloud customers

Former software rivals Microsoft and Oracle announced a partnership Monday that would allow Windows Hyper-V and Azure customers to run Oracle software on these platforms.

Oracle to make cloud deals with Netsuite, Microsoft and Salesforce

Oracle plans to make the announcement next week

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison claims that the company is set to make a “startling” partnership announcement with major cloud service providers next week.