Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the undisputed leader in the cloud market today, and it is further expanding its reach by starting a new program for skills development. On Thursday, January 12th, AWS announced a program called re:Start, through which it aims to provide skills training for about 1,000 people in the UK. At the end of this training program, it plans to provide employment for these people within AWS or in partner companies and organizations.
This is an important move by AWS, and could signal the beginning of a new approach towards technology in general, and cloud in particular. Currently, the cloud industry is facing a big gap in skills. In other words, not many [...]
Almost every major cloud provider is coming up with innovative products and add-ons that’ll add value to their customers. In this line, Google has released a new cloud encryption key management service to make it easy for organizations to create and use encryption keys to protect their data. This service is currently available in the beta version in 50 countries including the US, Canada, Australia and Denmark.
This service, in many ways, is a necessity considering the number of hacking incidents that have taken place over the last year, including the widely spoken rigging of the US election. It can add an extra layer of protection for confidential data stored on the [...]
Citrix hosted its annual summit at Anaheim in California from 9th to 11th of January, 2017, and in this summit, it revealed a roadmap for the company. It offered a glimpse into what customers and investors can expect from the company in 2017, and the steps it is taking to increase its market share in the global cloud market.
One of the defining aspects is a plan to reinvigorate relationship with Microsoft. This is an interesting plan considering that its President and CEO, Krill Tatrinov has deep experience with Microsoft, and was in fact, the former Executive Vice-President of Microsoft’s Business Solutions Division. Before that, he was in charge of many key [...]
2017 looks like it’s going to be a year of acquisition as the larger players are looking to consolidate their position by buying companies that add value to their current offerings. In this line, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has bought a cybersecurity company Harvest.ai to boost cloud security for the end-users. Though no official announcement has been made by either companies in this regard, TechCrunch and other major sources have reported this acquisition.
It is believed that AWS paid $19 million for this company, and this may be much more than what the investors hoped to earn by way of revenue. It’s interesting to note that the company has raised only $2.3 million [...]
Cloud is taking the world by storm. Currently, North America accounts for the highest revenue and top service providers call this region home, but the Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing one. Europe and Africa are catching up in their own respective ways, and the Australia New Zealand (ANZ) region is not to be left behind.
In fact, it maybe a cloud year for companies in the ANZ region, going by a survey conducted by Computer Weekly/TechTarget. Their report titled IT Priorities Research shows that a significant number of CIOs who were interviewed as a part of the survey opined that they have already moved to the cloud or are planning to do so by 2017. Much of these [...]
Cloud is everywhere; we see, hear, and use it just about every day. It’s not just individuals, but also businesses that use cloud for almost every part of their operations. Given this scenario, it’s no surprise that the cloud market is growing at a rapid pace. But what might surprise you is the rate at which the cloud market is growing.
According to a report released by Synergy Research Group, 2016 was a bumper year for the cloud industry, as it dominated much of the IT industry. The cloud revenue for the four quarters was a whopping $148 million, signaling a 25 percent growth when compared to the same time a year before. This growth was also reflected in the [...]
As the cloud market matures, more companies are looking for innovative ways to use its features. There have been instances of companies that use cloud to provide a better indoor environment, and those that use it to solve many of the social problems we face today. The next in this line of innovative cloud products is Nvidia’s GeForce Now platform.
Announced during the company’s CES keynote, this product overcomes a drawback that is being faced by gamers all over the world, which is lack of support from PCs for a fantastic gaming experience. Most PCs today don’t have the capability to play modern games because they don’t support modern graphic cards. As [...]
PCM, one of the leading technology providers in North America, has started 2017 with a big acquisition. On Tuesday, it acquired Stratiform, an industry leading provider of a wide range of cloud services. It paid a sum of C$2.1 million based on the closing price of Stratiform’s shares on December 29, 2016. In addition, it has agreed on a potential payout of C$1.75 million over a period of three years. Stratiform’s revenue was C$5.5 million for the fiscal year that ended on July 31, 2016.
This acquisition is expected to give a big fillip to PCM’s hopes of becoming a leading cloud provider in this region. In fact, Stratiform’s cloud-based products and [...]