Sopra Banking Software and AWS expand work to bring banks to the cloud

Sopra Banking Software (SBS) has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program, a co-sell program for AWS Partners who provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS.

The ISV program helps AWS Partners drive new business and accelerate sales cycles by directly connecting participating ISVs with the AWS sales organization. Since 2016, SBS has been working with AWS to power its digital, cloud-native banking platforms for...

Verizon Business brings multi-cloud management solution to network-as-a-service offering

Verizon Business today announced Network as a Service (NaaS) Cloud Management, a new service that allows businesses to control application components and network architecture across multiple cloud environments - public, private and hybrid - all on one unified online portal.

The new solution is designed to work with Verizon Business’ NaaS offering and vastly simplify multi-cloud management as part of the NaaS flexible service-model fabric.

Multi-cloud networking...

UK cloud consultancy Rebura acquired by global tech distributor Westcon-Comstor

Cloud consultancy Rebura, which specialises in supporting AWS cloud migrations and modernisations across the UK, Nordics and central Europe, has been acquired by global technology distributor Westcon-Comstor.

Founded in 2017, London-based Rebura supports companies of all sizes as they build and optimise their apps and workloads on AWS, increasing productivity, scalability, cost efficiency and security.

A qualified and fully accredited AWS advanced service partner and...

Global public cloud services revenues hit $315bn in first half of 2023

Global public cloud services revenues have been ticking over to the tune of 19.2% in the first half of 2023 with software as a service (SaaS) representing the lion’s share but platform as a service (PaaS) the biggest growth, according to IDC.

The analyst firm released figures from its Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker, which showed that public cloud services revenue hit $315.5 billion (£248.1bn) for the first half of 2023.

SaaS was split into two...

HCLTech and Cisco create collaborative hybrid workplaces

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Digital comms specialist Cisco and global tech firm HCLTech have teamed up to launch Meeting-Rooms-as-a-Service (MRaaS).

Available on a subscription model, this solution modernises legacy meeting rooms and enables users to join meetings from any meeting solution provider using Webex devices.

The MRaaS solution helps enterprises simplify the design, implementation and maintenance of integrated meeting rooms, enabling seamless collaboration for their globally distributed...

HCLSoftware collaborates with AWS to provide SaaS products on AWS

HCLSoftware, a provider of enterprise software solutions, has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with AWS that will allow customers to consume the HCLSoftware portfolio as cloud native SaaS in AWS Marketplace simplifying their procurement and deployment process. 

With Cloud-native architectures leveraging Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service, HCLSoftware portfolio can seamlessly integrate into customers' existing cloud environments, ensuring compatibility, scalability, and...

2023 State of Tech in Biopharma report reveals tech strategies in era of data and AI 

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Benchling has launched its inaugural 2023 State of Tech in Biopharma report, which has shed light on the obstacles that biopharma encounter when striving to fully implement and embrace these technologies. 

The report surveyed 300 R&D and IT experts from biopharma companies large and small to do a first-ever investigation into biopharma’s use of an enabling tech stack — consisting of robotics and automation, connected instruments, R&D data platforms, cloud-based...

Friction between finance and tech leaders prevents companies from controlling cloud spend

Vertice, an optimisation platform for SaaS and cloud spend, has unveiled the results of its global survey, 'The State of Cloud Cost Optimisation', which reveals that organisations are being held back from controlling their cloud spending and gaining ROI because of a lack of alignment between finance and tech leaders.

Amidst cloud costs rising by an average of 35% year on year, Vertice surveyed 600 senior finance and tech leaders in the US and UK and found that cutting cloud...

Dell APEX portfolio advancements help customers strengthen multicloud strategies

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Dell Technologies has unveiled new Dell APEX offerings across cloud platforms, public cloud storage software, client devices and compute.

These additions to its as-a-Service and multicloud portfolio spanning data centre to public cloud and client devices could help businesses operate and innovate faster through improved management and mobility of their applications and data wherever they reside.

"Our customers continue to look for a simpler technology experience to...

SaaS pricing inflation growing 4x faster than market inflation

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Inflation has dominated the financial news landscape in 2022. In many markets, the consumer price index (CPI), has reached its highest point in a generation. This growth in the cost of ‘things’ also applies to software.

Almost every organisation has come to rely on SaaS to conduct business, from communications tools like Slack and Zoom to productivity suites like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, as well as department-specific platforms like Atlassian, Workday, NetSuite or...