Oracle partners with Telecom Italia to bring cloud services to Italy

Rome, Italy

Oracle has signed a collaborative agreement with Telecom Italia (TIM) and its cloud division Noovle to bring multi-cloud services to enterprises and public sector organisations in Italy.

The new partnership plans to “utilise advanced cloud infrastructure technologies to support [the] goal of advancing Italy's digital modernisation”, a press release said.

Within the alliance, Noovle will provide a network of Italian data centres, TIM will bring its sales network, and...

University of Lincoln launches cloud computing degree with Microsoft

Lincoln Cathedral

The University of Lincoln (UoL) has launched a first-of-its-kind cloud computing course to support the development of digital skills.

Created as part of a shared goals agreement between Microsoft and UoL, the postgraduate MSc course is designed to prepare graduates for professional roles as cloud developers, solution architects, DevOps, or data specialists.

The programme will reward students with Microsoft certified industry certification in 'Azure Data Fundamentals' and...

Atos and IBM partner to accelerate cloud migration in finance sector

Atos and IBM Partnership

Atos and IBM, two key players in digital transformation and professional services, have partnered to help boost cloud migration for banks and insurance companies.

The partnership will focus around a new “Atos Cloud Centre of Excellence”.

The centre’s goal will be to increase security and regulatory compliance for financial services companies that are moving their workloads to the cloud.

In a joint statement the companies said: “With the pandemic...

T-Systems and Google Cloud to deliver public sector cloud for Germany

German Flag

Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems has unveiled plans to build a ‘sovereign cloud’ for German enterprises and its public sector alongside Google Cloud.

The companies, which began collaborating on cloud-based solutions and services back in March 2020, hope to jointly innovate to “develop a large spectrum of next-gen sovereign cloud solutions and infrastructure".

T-Sytems will provide service management and operations for the cloud, enabling customers to securely...

Sedef Gavaz, Natural History Museum: Digitally transforming a 150-year-old museum

Sedef Gavaz

After Sedef Gavaz, head of digital product at the Natural History Museum, took part in a panel discussion at TechEx Global this week, she shared insight and personal experience of digital transformation.

What would you say are the key aspects of digital transformation?

Data is fundamentally important to all of it because, if you don't have data, you don’t have anything.

Language is also important when trying to bring people with you on a digital...

Deloitte combines its services with SAP solutions in new ‘boost’ offering

Digital Transformation

Deloitte has developed a new offering called ‘boost’, designed to help SAP customers increase the value of their business transformation with the RISE with SAP subscription service.

Boost will combine SAP software with Deloitte’s portfolio of services to bring a streamlined approach to cloud-enabled digital transformation.

The offering will function alongside RISE with SAP, which recently saw upscaled involvement from Google Cloud, to facilitate and support...

UK government advises firms to use cloud to reduce carbon emissions

CO2 Pollution

UK businesses are being told to accelerate cloud adoption in an upscaled effort to tackle climate change, the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has advised.

The recommendation is part of a series of steps that businesses are being told to consider to help curb their carbon emissions by making changes to their technological habits.

This in turn is part of a wider push by the government to encourage businesses to get behind...

Alibaba launches cloud pin for Tokyo Olympic broadcasters

Tokyo Olympics Bridge

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 be worn either as a badge or on a lanyard, and will be deployed at the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) and Main Press Centre (MPC) of the upcoming Games between July 23 and August...

Ridge is bringing full public cloud capabilities to local data centres

For years, data centres and managed service providers have provided customers with the most up-to-date capabilities and services.

But the shift from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings has put hyperscalers in the driver’s seat of the cloud computing market. They offer the managed services that are the building blocks for modern, cloud native applications. 

A better fit

While the hyperscale public cloud model is...

Building trust will be “deciding factor in cloud service provider competition” in 2021

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Spend on cloud infrastructure services by US-based companies grew 29% in Q1 2021 to a record $18.6 billion (£13.10bn), after global cloud spend consolidated in 2020.

Total cloud expenditure in the US increased $4.2bn (£2.96bn) in the past year and $621 million (£437m) in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest Canalys data. Dollar for dollar, annual expansion was the highest in two years, indicating robust demand for cloud services. 

The trend of...