Microsoft promises to be good with cloudy promise

Microsoft has promised to change its licensing practices and overall principles to “level the playing field” for local cloud providers in a bid to see off European anti-trust watchdogs.
Brad Smith, Microsoft president, outlined the changes after the Financial Times pointed to the potential for new antitrust action against the company in Europe. more»


Fujitsu partners with AWS on digital transformation

Fujitsu is teaming up with AWS to accelerate the “digital transformation” of the finance and retail industries.
Under the move, the Japanese technology giant creates new offerings that are a new part of the FUJITSU Hybrid IT Service which is Fujitsu’s cloud service. more»


Gelsinger shocked by Broadcom’s VMware plans

Former VMware CEO [Kicking] Pat Gelsinger said he has mixed feelings about the outfit’s potential merger with Broadcom.
Gelsinger left VMware to take control of the Intel executive drinks cabinet after making VMware what it is today.  He said that he hopes the deal will make VMware a more “compelling, innovative growth story”. more»


More than 9.3 million homes on high fibre gigabyte broadband

Ofcom’s December 2021 annual report has found that there were more than 19.3 million homes with gigabyte broadband.
This figure was 66 per ent up from 13.7 million (47 percent) since the last update. Much of the large increase was attributed to Virgin Media O2’s December 2021 announcement that it had made its network gigabit-capable. more»


19 Oracle companies bust $15.4 billion from cloud

Gartner’s 2022 Magic Quadrant For Oracle Cloud Application Services show that 19 Companies Generate $15.4 billion between them
Big G said that demand for Oracle Cloud application services continues to increase as total annual cloud revenue for the company currently stands at over $11 billion, growing at a double-digit clip year after year. more»


Barracuda warns that digital transformation requires better security

Barracuda president and CEO Hatem Naguib said that his outfit’s moves in the digital transformation industry have been validated over the lat two years.
He said that digital transformation made customers realise that traditional security was not cutting the mustard and they needed a much more elevated level of security. more»


Arctic Wolf dances with sales teams

Cybersecurity firm Arctic Wolf is aiming to ramp up its sales team in the UK.
For those not in the know, Arctic Wolf launched in EMEA in April 2021. Since then, the company says its partner programme has seen “significant growth”, reaching 35 partners, while experiencing increasing demand for its Security Operations Cloud. more»


Exertis sees profits increase

Exertis’ profits have increased over the course of a year as demand fell.
The distributor has posted its financial results for the year ending 31 March 2022, saying it had revenues of £4.6 billion which was up 3.6 percent increase from the year before. more»


Econocom on UK M&A frenzy

Econocom is on the brink of closing multiple M&A deals across Europe.
The Euronext-listed reseller, which generated revenues of €2.5 billion in full-year 2021, wants to double its turnover and reach €10 billion in sales by 2030.
The target is part of a new business plan which was formulated last year after several years of transformation for Econocom. more»


Cloud printing could be the next big thing

Quocirca’s Cloud print services report for 2022 claims that the next few years will see a move to cloud printing and print management services.
The report looks at what will happen in the market between now and 2025, with it clear that a shift to the cloud is going to be one of the main developments. more»