Azure

Flight Centre has signed a five year deal with Microsoft to transition over to its cloud and software, vowing to continue its digital transformation in the face of a huge downturn in the travel market. Microsoft’s Azure and 365 will now be Flight Centre’s clouds of choice, including migrating several

Professional services giant Accenture today announced it has acquired Olikka, a Melbourne-based provider of cloud migration and related services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Olikka was founded in 2011 and now has around 50 employees, including certified experts in AWS. The company is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner

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Regional Australia Bank is using Microsoft’s Azure cloud to automate and streamline its loan applications under Open Banking, and plans to also share its customer data with third party fintechs by next year. The customer owned bank became the first Accredited Data Recipient of Australia’s Consumer Data Right in March,

Cloud Computing

Global infrastructure as a service (IaaS) spending grew 37.3 per cent last year reaching US$44.5 billion, up from US$32.4 billion in 2018. The figures are from Gartner which also said Amazon retained the top spot position in the IaaS market in 2019, followed by Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, and Tencent. According

IT services company DXC Technology will rollout a cloud technologies guild training and enablement program to certify its workforce in the ANZ region to capitalise on a what it says is a global skills shortage in cloud technologies. In total, almost 10,000  DXC employees will be trained across multi-cloud platforms

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

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Westpac today announced the launch of its “Data Driven Experience Platform”, a customer insights and analytics hub which pulls data from across Westpac Group. The bank says the hub will help propel its digital push and prepare it for the upcoming open banking regime. The platform was co-designed and backed

Microsoft Australia’s technology chief, Lee Hickin, today declared the company’s commitment to open source software while speaking at an event hosted by one time adversary and open source giant, Red Hat. Microsoft has evolved into an open source company as it transformed, Hickin said, and around half of the services

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

The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market grew 31.3 per cent in 2018 to total $32.4 billion, up from $24.7 billion in 2017, according to Gartner. Amazon was once again the number one vendor in the IaaS market in 2018, followed by Microsoft, Alibaba, Google and IBM. “Despite strong