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  • HSBC looks to ramp up machine learning usage with Google Cloud

    ​Global bank HSBC has taken its first pilot machine learning projects with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) into production and is now looking to ramp up the porting of applications and data workloads onto the vendor’s cloud infrastructure, once Google provides more granular encryption key controls in August.

    02 Aug. 18 09:19 Written by Scott Carey
  • Google, Cisco amp-up enterprise cloud integration

    Cisco and Google last October teamed up to develop a Kubernetes, hybrid cloud offering. Kubernetes, originally designed by Google, is an open-source-based system for developing and orchestrating containerized applications.

    31 July 18 20:00 Written by Michael Cooney
  • How Spotify migrated everything from on-premise to Google Cloud Platform

    Spotify announced that it was going all in on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) back in 2016, committing a reported US$450 million over three years. In Spotify, Google got itself an anchor customer, not just because of its brand and scale, but also its reputation as a data driven, engineering-centric company.

    31 July 18 13:18 Written by Scott Carey
  • The Evolution of data storage: From paper to cloud

    By 2025, it’s predicted that the size of the global data-sphere will be 163 zettabytes. For context, one zettabyte is one trillion gigabytes. Imagine trying to store that amount of data on paper – there would hardly be any trees left!

    26 July 18 12:00 Written by Tony Marceddo, Vault Systems
  • Blockchain, chatbots, and AI could reinvent corporate finance

    Traditionally siloed and manual corporate finance operations are beginning to test – and in some cases adopt – three still evolving technologies that can offer a single view of corporate data in near real time while also automating arduous business processes.

    26 July 18 09:18 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Google to offer blockchain as part of cloud service

    Google has announced the second of two partnerships that will allow it to offer the financial services industry and others a cloud-based platform on which they can develop and run blockchain-based applications.

    24 July 18 13:07 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Happy Amazon Crash Day

    On one of the biggest shopping days of the year for the company’s web site crapped out intermittently for hours yesterday.

    18 July 18 02:03 Written by Michael Cooney
  • PEXA ascends to the cloud

    Paper-based conveyancing – the legal preparation of documents for the transfer of property – is a complex and laborious process which relies on paper records and the physical presence of all relevant parties.

    05 July 18 15:11 Written by Graham Link, PEXA chief technology officer
  • Google cloud storage gets a boost with managed NAS service

    Google is adding to its cloud storage options with the debut of a network attached storage (NAS) service called Google Cloud Filestore. Also, Los Angeles is the newest site for Google Cloud Platform in the U.S.

    29 June 18 20:00 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues — what's it hiding?

    Oracle is changing the way it reports its all-important cloud figures every quarter. Where the database vendor used to report two cloud revenue segments: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as one and then a combined figure for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as another, smaller, figure, now it is reporting just one figure.

    25 June 18 11:13 Written by Scott Carey
  • Chef CEO: We want to be like Salesforce

    Barry Crist, the CEO of software automation specialist Chef wants his company's software to be as critical to enterprise customers as Salesforce has become to many.

    28 May 18 09:04 Written by Scott Carey