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Rackspace to lay off 10% of workforce and replace majority offshore

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Multicloud solutions provider Rackspace Technology has announced plans to lay off one in 10 of its workers, with 85% of these roles being replaced through offshore service centres.

In a regulatory filing, Rackspace stated that it is “committed to an internal restructuring plan,...

Amazon to investigate discrimination and harassment at AWS

Amazon’s cloud division, Amazon Web Services (AWS), is to be investigated regarding allegations of harassment and discrimination after 550 employees signed a petition.

The petition criticised Amazon’s current system for investigating discrimination as not fair, objective, or...

Amazon shuts down cloud infrastructure linked to NSO Group

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has shut down infrastructure and accounts connected to Israeli surveillance vendor NSO Group.

The decision follows an investigation held by a consortium of media organisations into the firm’s ‘Pegasus’ spyware.

The investigation found that...

Zoom acquires Five9 in £10.7bn deal

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Zoom Video Communications has reached an agreement to acquire Five9, a provider of a cloud contact centre, in an all-stock transaction valued at $14.7 billion (£10.7bn). 

Combining Five9’s Contact Centre as a Service (“CCaaS”) solution with Zoom’s broad communications...

Alibaba launches cloud pin for Tokyo Olympic broadcasters

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Tech giant Alibaba, a worldwide Olympic partner, has unveiled its Alibaba Cloud Pin, a digital wearable for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games that allows for the exchange of contact information in a safe and interactive manner.

Designed for broadcasting and media professionals, the pin can...

Bank of England warns that banks are overly reliant on cloud

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The Bank of England is calling for increased powers to oversee the banking and finance sector’s switch to cloud computing.

Its concerns stem from cloud adoption making systems more secretive and concentrating sensitive data in the hands of a select few tech giants like Amazon and...

Microsoft snaps up RiskIQ to strengthen hybrid work cybersecurity

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Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire RiskIQ, a specialist in global threat intelligence and attack surface management.

It is hoped that the deal will help the companies’ customers build a more comprehensive view of the global threats to their businesses, better understand...

IBM finalises hybrid cloud consulting company takeover

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IBM has confirmed it plans to acquire BoxBoat Technologies, a premier DevOps consultancy and enterprise Kubernetes certified service provider. 

BoxBoat will extend IBM's container strategy and implementation services portfolio to further advance IBM's hybrid cloud strategy and...

Quantum Computing as-a-Service launched in UK

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Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), which unveiled the UK’s most advanced superconducting quantum computer in 2018, has launched the UK’s first Quantum Computing-as-a-Service (QCaaS) platform.

In a boost for the UK’s ambitions to be a global quantum superpower, as well as for...