AWS

This week Salesforce named Microsoft Azure as its public cloud provider for marketing cloud. Microsoft is the fourth IaaS platform on which Salesforce wants to run its software. The Salesforce relationships with Amazon AWS and Google Cloud were dated back to 2016 and 2017 respectively. The last partnership with Alibaba Cloud was sealed

All of Kmart Group’s IT staff and 80 per cent of its non-technical head office employees are expected to complete training in Amazon Web Services by December, under a new “Cloud Guild” announced today by the public cloud provider. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Kmart says the training

Seven West Media announced a new AI-powered contextual ad placement service for its broadcast channels among its new offerings to advertisers during this week’s upfronts, which also included a relaunch of Code 7, its broader buying platform, and a new partnership with Carsguide to target motor enthusiasts. Sign up to

Australian cloud security, compliance, and governance company Cloud Conformity has been acquired by multinational cybersecurity firm Trend Micro for $US70 million. The Cloud Conformity solutions will be available through Trend Micro immediately, according to the company. Trend Micro says the deal will broaden its services to include security issues around

McAfee has unveiled new device-to-cloud security capabilities and a data science platform to give companies greater insight into the threat landscape, at its annual MPower Cybersecurity Summit in Las Vegas this week. A key focus of the event was the need for cloud-native security features to protect against threats as

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, announced the launch of the Boomi Molecule AWS Quick Start. The Boomi Molecule is the first AWS Quick Start that enables an Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) for Amazon Web Services (AWS). It provides customers the ability to configure and run a Boomi Molecule on AWS at

RMIT announced two new cloud computing courses in partnership with American giant Amazon Web Services. The Melbourne university will offer the six week courses online and successful completion will see students gain a credential from RMIT and an option to sit an exam for further accreditation from AWS. Webinar: Can

Larry Ellison

Autonomy will bring tremendous benefits to computer technology, not just by reducing the cost of labour, but also eliminating human error and preventing data loss. That’s the view of Larry Ellison, Oracle founder, CTO and chairman, who outlined Oracle’s vision to build a fully autonomous cloud at the company’s conference

Google Cloud

National Australia Bank (NAB) has added Google Cloud to its cloud technology strategy, which also includes services from Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. The bank said its multi-cloud approach allows it to draw on the best innovations and features that each cloud provider offers while avoiding concentration risks as

Australia Post and RMIT are developing new approaches to upskilling Australia’s technology professionals as much of the public sector transitions to cloud technology, a migration currently being slowed by a widespread cloud skills shortage. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Unable to go to market for the cloud skills