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Put trust in the cloud says Islamic Bank of Britain COO

Gamil: banks can go further and faster with cloud services

Banks should not be afraid to go further and faster in their adoption of cloud computing, says Mohamed Gamil, chief operating officer at Islamic Bank of Britain.

Oracle and Salesforce announce cloud partnership

Oracle and Salesforce.com are integrating their cloud services

Salesforce.com 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, Salesforce.com 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 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.

Salesforce to acquire ExactTarget for $2.5bn

Salesforce acquires ExactTarget in cash deal valued at $2.5bn

In Salesforce’s largest acquisition to date, the company announced Tuesday that it is moving to acquire ExactTarget, a provider of marketing software services, in a cash deal worth $2.5bn. Salesforce will integrate and offer its customers use of ExactTarget marketing automation solutions, and ExactTarget customers will have access to the CRM and marketing platform.

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