Deloitte and VMware launch strategic distributed cloud practice

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Deloitte and VMware have teamed up to create the Deloitte VMware Distributed Cloud (DVDC) practice to help clients transform their businesses and the industries they serve by more effectively implementing and utilising distributed cloud architectures.

The Deloitte and VMware alliance, and now the strategic DVDC practice, will help clients more effectively and efficiently implement distributed cloud architectures, including public, private and the edge, to deliver impactful...

Data Cloud Alliance created to solve modern digital transformation challenges

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Google Cloud and many of the fastest-growing data, analytics, storage, and database providers in the tech industry have formed an initiative to ensure that global businesses have more seamless access and insights into the data required for digital transformation.

As founding members of the Data Cloud Alliance, Google Cloud, Confluent, Databricks, Dataiku, Deloitte, Elastic, Fivetran, MongoDB, Neo4j, Redis and Starburst are committing to make data more portable and accessible...

Why bespoke enterprise-scale solutions will be the lynchpin of business models in the new normal

In the modern era of IT, cloud is driving digital transformation for businesses and enabling the world to adapt to emerging challenges, such as those posed by the global pandemic over the last 18 months.

Enterprises from various sectors have relied on cloud and data centre services to achieve a strong and reliable infrastructure to support the surge in demand from employees and customers. As we look beyond the immediate ramifications of COVID-19 and to a brave new business...

ASOS renews five-year Microsoft partnership for retail innovation plan

Retail

British fashion retailer ASOS has signed an agreement with Microsoft that will see Azure remain its preferred cloud platform for the next five years.

Over the past few years, ASOS’ 70-person engineering team has collaborated with Microsoft to build a global customer platform for the company’s 900 hosted brands.

Through Azure and its AI capabilities, ASOS powers its digital platforms and harnesses data-led innovation to cater to its fashionable Generation Z...

Kraft Heinz partners with Google Cloud for cloud data insights

Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz, the Fortune 500 food company, has entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with Google to scale its digital transformation as consumers increasingly move towards online shopping.

The move comes as part of Kraft Heinz long-term strategy to improve its in-house digital capabilities, and will call upon Google Cloud for its data and analytics technologies as well as Google Ads to enhance its marketing strategy.

Kraft Heinz expects Google’s offering to...

5 things to know about VMware Workspace ONE

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VMware Workspace ONE integrates unified endpoint management, application management and access control into a single platform. And, with integrated intelligence, it enables IT to deliver a digital workspace without sacrificing security and control.

If you’re new to VMware Workspace ONE, this article will get you up to speed on the top five things you should know.

1. Simplified administration structure

The fact that VMware Workspace ONE offers simplified...

Singapore’s HTX taps Microsoft for city-state’s first sovereign cloud

Singapore

Singapore’s Home Team Science and Technology agency (HTX) has called on Microsoft to develop its sovereign cloud.

The agency promotes technological adoption across Singapore’s Home Team departments, which are responsible for national security, policing, civil defence, and immigration.

HTX said the project will accelerate digital transformation and allow domestic services such as the police to deliver improved safety and security to all Singaporean...

What is VMware Workspace ONE, and why should you give it a go?

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With remote working and the proliferation of business devices and apps, application delivery, and device and identity management has never been more complex.

In the mobile cloud era, employees, devices, applications and data increasingly live beyond the physical walls of the workplace, the datacentre or the network.

Due to this, digital enterprises can often struggle to deliver a unified digital workspace due to disjointed technology and teams.

This is where...

Emissions to become key factor in cloud buying decisions by 2025

Carbon Emissions

Carbon emissions data will be a major factor in cloud purchasing decisions by 2025, according to technology research and consultancy firm Gartner.

With sustainability concerns becoming increasingly important to consumers, the market researcher suspects carbon emissions will be a top-three criterion in the next three years.

If so, this puts the hyperscaling cloud services giants under even more pressure to ensure their data centres are running in an environmentally...

Heathrow Airport taps Oracle for cloud transformation support

Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow, the UK’s largest airport, has implemented a host of Oracle Cloud applications as it looks to return to its pre-pandemic height of 80 million passengers a year.

Capgemini and Oracle Consulting carried out the implementation, which included Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Human Capital Management (HCM) applications.

It also uses Oracle Integration Cloud and Billing Revenue Management, which was chosen to support Heathrow’s high-volume...