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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

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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

Coles is putting in place a cloud and data strategy which will allow it to implement AI across many facets of its business, including its supply chain and physical stores, to help drive innovation. The supermarket giant has signed a long-term strategic partnership with Microsoft, utilising its Azure cloud technology

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Robotic process automation (RPA) vendor Automation Anywhere and Microsoft have formed a strategic collaboration focused on improving business processes through automation. Customers will now be able to access Automation Anywhere bots from Microsoft Azure to help manage large, unstructured datasets, decrease time-to-market and lower operating costs. The expanded relationship is

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In 2007 Therese Tucker, founder and CEO of BlackLine, had a choice to make: move all the accounting and finance software BlackLine provides customers to the cloud, or keep some of it on-premise. There were some major upsides to becoming a pureplay SaaS provider before it was fashionable, there was