Google Cloud and SAP expand partnership for business transformation

Thomas Saueressig SAP

Google Cloud has expanded its strategic partnership with German software company SAP to drive accelerate business transformations in the cloud.

Together, the two corporations also plan to help customers migrate critical business systems to the cloud and augment existing systems with Google's capabilities in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Rob Enslin, president at Google Cloud, said: “Google Cloud and SAP share a commitment to supporting customer success...

Alphabet and Microsoft Q2 earnings exceed expectations, fuelled by cloud

Alphabet and Microsoft have both exceeded analysts’ expectations for their Q2 2021 earnings, in part thanks to Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure growth.

Microsoft, whose fiscal Q4 corresponds to the second calendar quarter of the year, posted revenues of $46.2 billion (£33.1bn) in the period, a growth of 21% compared to the year-ago quarter.

Meanwhile, Alphabet reported an impressive 62% revenue increase from $38.3bn (£27.4bn) in Q2 2020 to $61.9bn (£44.3bn) in the...

Cognizant creates Google Business Group to deliver cloud modernisation

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Professional services firm Cognizant has developed a dedicated Google Business Group (GBG) to help accelerate shared customers' cloud modernisation journeys. 

The GBG is an expansion of Cognizant's long-standing relationship with Google Cloud, extending combined service capabilities and joint solutions development to accelerate client cloud transformation and meet the evolving needs of today's businesses.   

With a specialised team of Google...

Human rights activists urge Google to halt cloud computing work in Saudi Arabia

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Human rights groups and activists have called on Google to halt plans to establish a Cloud Region in Saudi Arabia until the company can publicly demonstrate how it will mitigate risks to human rights.

In December 2020, Google announced an agreement with Saudi Aramco to set up a Google Cloud region in Saudi Arabia and offer Enterprise Cloud services there “with a particular focus on businesses in the Kingdom”. The Google Cloud Platform is one of the largest data storage and...

Containership fleet owner advances digital transformation strategy with Google Cloud

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Ocean Network Express (ONE), owner of the world’s sixth largest containership fleet, has selected Google Cloud to help with its digital transformation. 

The next-generation shipping company hopes to boost its operational efficiency by running its mission critical SAP systems on Google Cloud, unlocking business insights and accelerating time to insight leveraging data analytics services like BigQuery, and enhancing employee collaboration with Google Workspace.

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HSBC moves Corda enterprise blockchain technology to Google Cloud

HSBC has become the first financial institution to move Corda Enterprise onto Google Cloud, promising reduced client onboarding times and costs.

The bank uses Corda, from R3, for its custody blockchain platform, Digital Vault. The service, launched in November 2019, digitises the transaction records of private placement assets, from equity, to debt, and real estate.

Moving to Google Cloud, HSBC noted, will enable the company to move more of the 'transaction lifecycle'...

Jane Gilson, CEO, CloudSphere: On taking the top job and the huge enterprise multi-cloud opportunity

CloudSphere, a cloud governance provider based primarily in the United States and Ireland, has only been going for six months. Yet the company has a unique approach and a big mission - and believes it has found the right person to lead it.

Jane Gilson, formerly of Google and Microsoft - the latter where she helped lead cloud transformation and build data centre strategy - was appointed at the end of last month. CloudSphere said Gilson's 'extensive international experience…...