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Arq Group, an Australian digital solutions partner, has signed an agreement to join the Microsoft Advertising partner program. Under Arq’s small and medium business brand, Netregistry, this partnership will change the way businesses reach new audiences through Microsoft’s growing pay-per-click search marketing platform, the company said. Sign up to Which-50’s

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

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Deal making landscape in the artificial intelligence (AI) tech space during 2014–2018 was dominated by global tech giants, according to GlobalData. Of the top five acquirers, four were based out of the US, with Ireland-based Accenture being the only exception in the list. The four US-based companies–Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and

Microsoft today announced it is partnering with OpenAI, an Elon Musk-founded company that develops sophisticated AI technology under a charter mandating it benefits humanity.  The tech giant will invest US$1 billion in the partnership which is aimed at improving its own cloud based AI offerings and the sophistication of technology

Insurers will spend $634 million on robotic process automation (RPA) solutions by 2024, rising from $184 million in 2019; a 245 per cent increase over the next five years. The figures are contained in a new report from Juniper Research. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter RPA is software

Steven Worrall, managing director, Microsoft Australia

The Australian Government has signed a three-year agreement with Microsoft Australia to provide access to its cloud-based products for 98 federal agencies. The new volume sourcing agreement negotiated through the Digital Transformation Agency makes Microsoft 365 available to all Federal Government agencies on a cost-effective basis,  the company said. Sign

Microsoft Australia has transformed its B2B marketing model, placing greater emphasis on buyer/user needs when it engages with customers, according to Nicole Beecroft, commercial marketing manager. During the Adobe Symposium in Sydney last week, Beecroft spoke about the company’s B2B marketing transformation.  Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter She

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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. Sign up for Which-50’s

Microsoft and Oracle have formed a partnership which will allow mutual customers to connect services from each company’s cloud platform. The cloud interoperability partnership will enable customers to migrate and run mission-critical enterprise workloads across Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud. For example, customers will be able to run Oracle Retail

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Google, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft have committed to the Christchurch Call, a pledge by governments and technology companies alike to stop terrorist and extremist violence online. The companies have committed to five individual actions and four collaborative actions. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Nominate today for the