Boeing aims to transform aerospace industry with Google Cloud partnership

Cloud Skills Gap

Google Cloud and Boeing have partnered to support the leading aerospace company's cloud transformation by migrating hundreds of applications across multiple business groups and aerospace products to Google Cloud.

The partnership will enable Boeing to address challenges that come with traditional on-premises IT implementations, taking advantage of the scalability and flexibility of the cloud, along with the ease-of-use and innovation of Google Cloud's data analytics and artificial...

Rakuten Europe Bank partners with Temenos to take banking to the cloud

A pile of Euro notes.

Rakuten Europe Bank – part of the Rakuten software group, a unique ecosystem of 70+ businesses and over 1.6 billion members worldwide – has signed with Temenos to deliver banking services including Rakuten Pay on the Temenos Banking Cloud.

Powered by Temenos open platform, it is hoped Rakuten Europe Bank will accelerate its growth across Europe. The move to Temenos open platform for composable banking will allow Rakuten Europe Bank to continue to enhance the member experience,...

‘I am remarkable’ returner programme looks to bring more women into tech

International Women's Day

Last International Women’s Day, Lorraine Wilkinson, Regional Vice President of Sales UK at global digital infrastructure company Equinix, was speaking on a panel as she has done many times over the last 30 years as she has advocated for more women in tech. Afterwards she felt frustrated and angry. It seemed like she had been having conversations about women’s equality for years and only small gains were being made and very slowly.

So she decided to do something about it....

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and AWS transform experiences for Canadian sports fans

Toronto Maple Leafs player.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) are innovating together to transform how some of Canada’s best-known sports franchises create and deliver extraordinary sports moments and enhanced fan engagement.

The sports franchises include Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Football Club (FC) and Toronto Argonauts. MLSE selected AWS as its official cloud provider and official provider of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML),...

How Lush dealt with its growing data demands

A selction of Lush bath bombs.

Lush is a British cosmetics retailer of bath, body, skin, and hair care products. Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in Poole, United Kingdom, and operates 951 retail locations across 49 countries. Lush is well known for its devotion to products that are fresh, effective, ethically sourced, cruelty-free, vegetarian, handmade and low-waste.

The problem:

With the company and its data growing at a rapid pace, Brad Candy, head of IT at Lush Digital, began to...

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...

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...

Prudential Regulation Authority concerned over banks’ reliance on cloud

Canary Wharf

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), responsible for regulating UK banks, credit unions, and insurers, plans to increase its scrutiny of major cloud computing providers.

Concerns stem from the growing reliance the banking sector has on the Big Three to maintain its systems and the threat an outage or hack could pose.

As a result, the PRA is looking into ways to access more data from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, particularly in relation to the operation resilience...

Kronos Cloud hit by ransomware attack and warns of data breach

Security Breach

Kronos Private Cloud, a HR management platform, has suffered a ransomware attack which puts many of its high-profile customers’ data at risk.

Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG), Kronos’ parent company, said the attack will bring down the service for “several weeks” and advised customers to “evaluate and implement alternative business continuity protocols related to the affected UKG solutions”.

UKG became aware of the attack late on Saturday, December 11, due to...