DISH to construct its 5G network on AWS in major cloud-telco marker

It is another cloudy day in the telecom industry - but DISH certainly hopes that the sun will shine tomorrow and beyond.

The operator, the fourth largest in the United States, confirmed it has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider. More pivotally, however, it has also agreed to construct its 5G network on Amazon's cloud in a telecom industry first.

DISH 'will achieve agile and cost-effective operations while seeking to redefine the practical...

How cloud edge and IoT will improve pharma manufacturing

The global COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in many industries. One of the most impacted was the pharmaceutical sector that had to reimagine business processes and rapidly adopt new technologies. It's yet another example where applying cloud computing had become a strategic imperative.

Today, next-generation pharma concepts are fueling ongoing innovation. In particular, the industry’s unique characteristics are driving investments in digital Transformation by...

IBM opens up finance industry cloud with Red Hat OpenShift support

IBM has announced the general availability of its finance industry cloud, bolstered with the support Red Hat OpenShift alongside other cloud-native services.

The company's IBM Cloud for Financial Services, which was designed in collaboration with Bank of America and debuted in 2019, allows clients and partners to build applications with OpenShift, migrate virtual machine workloads, as well as establish compliance profiles across their workloads to help support continuous...

Danielle Royston, TelcoDR: On buying Ericsson’s MWC stand and the public cloud-telco opportunity

A curious announcement hit the wires from the GSMA on March 12. "GSMA introduces TelcoDR, the public cloud transformation specialist, as one of the largest exhibitors by floor space at MWC Barcelona 2021," it ran.

The upshot? Ericsson had pulled out of this year's jamboree - to be held this year at the end of June - and TelcoDR has taken its place. But who is TelcoDR?

The clue is in the initials. Former Optiva chief executive Danielle Royston, known to associates as...

How cloud innovation is enabling digital business growth in Asia-Pacific

Like so many other innovators across the globe, forward-thinking organisations in the Asia-Pacific region are reinventing themselves with a goal to fuel renewed digital business growth. As economic activities return to pre-COVID pandemic levels, these savvy leaders are building technology-enabled business models.

Cloud computing has emerged as the core foundation of this renewed business technology focus, leading to Asia-Pacific public cloud services spending growth of over 38...

Microsoft launches new industry clouds for finance, manufacturing and non-profit

Microsoft has launched industry-specific cloud offerings for the financial services, manufacturing and non-profit sectors in a continuation of its strategy.

The 'industry clouds' now comprise five for the Redmond giant, adding to current offerings around healthcare and retail - the latter of which was announced as private preview in January. This announcement also adds a public preview roadmap for Microsoft Cloud for Retail.

Financial services is a sector of particular...

Microsoft launches Cloud for Retail in latest industry cloud targeting

Microsoft has announced the launch of Microsoft Cloud for Retail, in another sign of the largest cloud providers targeting specific industries and sectors.

The announcement, which was made at NRF 2021, the annual retail jamboree, aims to help brands enable what Microsoft calls 'intelligent retail'.

As Shelley Bransten, corporate vice president for worldwide retail and consumer goods at Microsoft noted, this involves "using digital solutions to help better know customers,...

AWS secures MGM and BMW customer wins as supply chain use cases reign supreme

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has essentially cornered the market in cloud for three-letter abbreviations - SLA (service level agreement) and GCP (Google Cloud Platform) aside - so it's perhaps fitting that the company's latest tranche of recruits involve two of the world's most recognisible three-letter abbreviated brands.

Continuing the steady stream of news following re:Invent's kick-off last week, AWS announced it had secured partnerships with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and the BMW...

IATA utilises Rackspace Technology as airlines look to the clouds to modernise post-Covid

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is working with Rackspace Technology to utilise Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies as well as DevOps best practices for its members.

A review of the IATA's stack saw 'legacy applications [that] were hindering [its] digital transformation', but noting that by using containers and serverless technologies from AWS could 'achieve its goal to becoming leaner, greener, and use meaningful data.'

Alongside this, the...

From capex to opex: Ensuring the cloud shift optimises costs

The pandemic has thrown many organisations’ three- or five-year IT planning cycles into disarray. The sudden need to switch entire office-based workforces to remote working means that many organisations have had to invest heavily in software and infrastructure as a service to ensure they can keep operating. At the same time, many have faced reduced income as the economy contracts. As a result, switching to a predictable opex-based strategy seems highly attractive.

However,...