Federal government has come to embrace the cloud in a big way, and many of its departments have already started moving their data and applications to the cloud. Though this is heartening from a technology and user perspective, what is painstaking is the process of approvals. Typically, it takes a minimum of six months for a cloud provider to get security clearance for its service. In fact, six months is when the approvals run at the fastest possible pace. Otherwise, clearance to use cloud service for federal government apps and data can take years. The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) wants to change all this.
To those working in NGA this elaborate approval [...]
On the heels of a phenomenal earnings quarter, Adobe has released another product called Adobe Experience Cloud that is designed to give companies everything they need to provide excellent customer service every single time.
With this product, Adobe has unified all its digital businesses into a single cloud platform. In a way, such a unified product makes sense for Adobe because it’s been having its services all over the cloud. Now, it’s Creative, Document, Marketing, Analytics and Advertising are combined into Adobe Experience Cloud, so companies can access all that they want from a single location.
To give you a perspective on what this [...]
IBM is sure expanding its cloud footprint beyond the American shores. The latest agreement is with a Chinese company called Wanda, under which IBM will bring more of its services to China.
Both these companies have entered into an agreement to create a new company called Wanda Cloud, that is expected to become operational by 2018. Through this new venture, IBM will offer select cloud infrastructure and PaaS technologies in China.
The newly-formed Wanda Cloud will license IBM technologies and implement them in Wanda-owned data centers. In addition, Wanda Cloud will also sell and distribute these cloud services to companies and individuals, and at the same time, will [...]
Adobe Systems Inc posted an impressive first-quarter results that beat the analysts estimates. It reported a revenue of $1.68 billion that amounted to an adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.94. This was higher than what the analysts expected, which was a revenue of $1.65 billion and an EPS of $0.87. In fact, this revenue represents a 22 percent increase.
Much of this increase can be attributed to the astounding success of Adobe’s Creative Cloud Platform, which is one of Adobe’s core media franchises. Total revenue from this line of business was $942 million, representing an increase of 29 percent. Also, this arm of business was responsible for 56 percent of [...]
Oracle’s third quarter earnings soared past analysts’ expectations, as it reported a revenue of $9.3 billion. The consensus estimate was $9.25 billion.
Oracle’s revenue rose by three percent when compared to last year, and much of this can be attributed to Oracle’s transition into a cloud-based services provider. Three years ago, Oracle began making a big push towards the cloud market, and the efforts are visible in its revenue.
According to the company, Oracle’s revenue from its software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service areas, that jumped 85 percent to $1.1 billion, while its total cloud revenue exceeded $1.2 billion. These numbers [...]
Societe General, the Paris-based bank, is looking to leverage cloud to lower its costs and to provide better services to its customers. Eventually, it wants to become the largest European bank to adopt cloud computing for a good amount of its operations.
To this end, it has entered into an agreement with Microsoft and Amazon. In fact, Societe General’s developers and engineers have been running pilot programs for more than a year now on both Azure and AWS to check for security and reliability of these public cloud platforms. More importantly, these pilot programs looked into the feasibility of using public cloud for banking transactions, where confidential information of [...]
Maryland is leading the way in moving its services to the cloud, as it has started building a cloud-based platform to upgrade its customer processes, specifically its human services technology infrastructure.
Maryland is thinking of creating a unique product called Total Human Services Information Network, dubbed as, MD THINK. This is a cloud-based repository that will offer integrated data to all the programs and projects handled by the departments of Human Services, Licensing, Regulation, Juvenile Services, Health and Mental Hygiene.
The obvious advantage with such a system is that users can get the information they want from a single repository. In the past, data was [...]
SUSE is a major Linux provider, and recently, it has entered into an agreement with HPE to tap into each other’s assets.
Under the terms of this partnership, SUSE will acquire HPE’s cloud assets such as the HPE OpenStack and HPE Stackato. Using these assets, SUSE plans to expand its own OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, that in turn, will accelerate its entry into the Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market.
In a release made by the company, the OpenStacks assets from HPE will be integrated into its own OpenStack cloud to help SUSE bring to the market a certified enterprise-ready solution for its clients and customers who use [...]