IBM launches modernisation centre to support hybrid cloud adoption

Cloud Adoption

Tech giant IBM has unveiled the IBM Z and Cloud Modernisation Centre, describing it as a “digital front door to training, resources, and ecosystem partners” to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption.

The centre promises to modernise clients’ applications, data, and processes through the value of open hybrid cloud architecture.

Clients will be given insights on maintaining their current IT estate whilst focusing on a strategy for their core applications and data running...

ThoughtSpot passes $4bn valuation after $100m Series F funding

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ThoughtSpot, a cloud data analytics start-up, has raised $100 million (£74m) in Series F funding to reach a new valuation of $4.2 billion (£3.1bn).

This latest valuation is more than double the company’s previous valuation of $1.95 billion (£1.45bn) two years ago after its Series E round. In the years between, ThoughtSpot underwent a major transformation into a cloud-first company which, evidently, shows to have paid off.

Last year the company launched its first...

Why ‘experience’ is at the top of the agenda for UK businesses moving to the cloud

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In the grand scheme of history, the cloud is still novel – the term ‘cloud computing’ has only been included in the Oxford English dictionary since June 2012. In the world of technology, the cloud is considered ubiquitous!

Yet, while Amazon’s release of Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) in 2006 marked the advent of the infrastructure-as-a-service platforms that underpin the modern cloud as we now know it, the ensuing 15 years have seen the technology continue to transform...

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...

UK government advises firms to use cloud to reduce carbon emissions

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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...

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.

The central bank has said it will need “additional policy measures” to make sure it can assess the industry’s IT infrastructure, even when it’s run by third...