Cloud Software Group and Microsoft pledge another eight years of co-opetition

Consortium will spend $1.65 billion on Azure, 365 – and of course some AI Cloud Software Group (CSG) and Microsoft have renewed their alliance for another eight years, this time with a $1.65 billion commitment for the Group to use Redmond’s cloud, productivity tools, and AI.…

 

Wipro appoints new CEO: 32-year veteran and current US boss Srini Pallia takes over

Plus: YouTube’s fake India election ad policy; Singtel not selling Optus; Do Chinese tech stalk former workers? ASIA IN BRIEF  Wipro on Friday named Srini Pallia as its leader, effective immediately, after previous boss Thierry Delaporte stepped down “to pursue passions outside the workplace.”…

 

Microsoft reseller Bytes says more than 100 undisclosed share trades linked to ex-CEO

Surprise resignation of chief exec happened after FCA probe began, claims filing One of Micrsoft’s largest cloud and tech licensing resellers, Bytes Technology Group (BTG), today gave the London Stock Exchange an update on the investigation surrounding the abrupt resignation of its CEO and an ongoing probe by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).…

 

Claims emerge that Citrix has doubled price of month-to-month partner licenses

Reaction from channel was ‘stunned silence followed by anger and disbelief’ Citrix has allegedly made major changes to its partner program, and one of the consultancies briefed on the new arrangements told The Register that the when the news was delivered to a gathering of the Citrix faithful the result was “stunned silence followed by anger and disbelief.”…

 

VMware by Broadcom promises more, cheaper, training, starting around May

But for now, smaller customers have been cut off from on-demand training content Exclusive  VMware by Broadcom will soon launch a new training experience that will offer “more training at a fraction of the cost they used to pay.”…

 

Boss at one of Microsoft’s largest resellers quits, admits secret share deals

London Stock Exchange listed Bytes Technology Group ‘working to clarify details’ after Neil Murphy resigns Neil Murphy, the boss of Bytes Technology Group – one of Microsoft’s largest cloud and software licensing resellers – has quit with immediate effect, at the same time admitting to making secret stock trades in the company.…

 

eBay tells 1,000 employees their days at company are numbered

9% of workforce getting boot after execs hired too many during pandemic Tat bazaar eBay is laying off 1,000 employees, or 9 percent of the workforce, claiming that general hiring and overhead costs are outpacing the wider commercial growth of the company.…

 

AWS Marketplace adds sales of third-party services

Cloud-ready software and implementation from your preferred consultants, on one bill Amazon Web Services has made a bid for even more of the cloud business by allowing third-party services to be sold on its Marketplace.…

 

Foxconn’s latest Indian foray is a chip packaging JV with HCL Group

Fending off ransomware at home in Taiwan as it continues diversification into semiconductors Updated  Taiwan’s contract manufacturer to the stars, Foxconn aka Hon Hai Technology Group , has teamed with India’s HCL Group to create a semiconductor assembly and testing facility in India.…

 

As Broadcom nukes VMware’s channel, the big winner is set to be Nutanix

A lot of IT depts can’t wait to get past their ESX addiction As the fallout from Broadcom’s takeover of VMware continues to rain down on the industry, rivals of the one-time virtualization giant have the opportunity to swoop on customers thanks to the massive changes happening to its channel.…