Accenture to snap up CLIMB to expand technology capabilities

Professional services firm Accenture has agreed to acquire CLIMB, a technology services provider specialising in system integration, IT infrastructure management and operations, primarily in Gunma, Japan.

The acquisition of CLIMB brings more critical skills for global organisations in Japan to navigate technology change.

In particular, CLIMB's expertise will accelerate application and infrastructure modernisation services for financial institutions and government...

NVIDIA GTC roundup: Next-gen data centres and cloud provider partnerships

NVIDIA’s 2024 GTC event, taking place through March 21, saw the usual plethora of announcements one would expect from a major tech conference. One stood out, from founder and CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote: the next-generation Blackwell GPU architecture, enabling organisations to build and run real-time generative AI on trillion-parameter large language models.

“The future is generative… which is why this is a brand new industry,” Huang told attendees. “The way we compute...

Salesforce unveils innovations to help utilities scale clean energy program adoption

Salesforce has introduced its Clean Energy Program Management for Energy & Utilities Cloud.

The new solution streamlines the launch, management and oversight of energy efficiency, conservation, electrification and EV charging programs. Now program managers at electric, gas and water utilities can quickly and easily launch and manage new programs and increase customer participation.

In September 2023, the UK Government announced further changes to its Net Zero...

Pluralsight: On why cloud skills acquisition is a continuous journey

If you suspect that the cloud skills gap has not been lessened in recent years – or, indeed, has actually gotten wider – then take this statistic from Pluralsight into account. The online learning provider notes that, while 98% of customers the company has spoken to have started their cloud journey, only 7% have got the skills they need to go through with it.

To find out why this is, the company’s State of Cloud 2023 report is a useful reference point.

In short, it...

Hitachi Digital Services fights food waste with ‘first-of-its-kind’ digital solution 

Hitachi Digital Services, the digital consultancy and technology services subsidiary of Hitachi, is supporting food waste prevention specialists OneThird in the development of a breakthrough solution tackling the global food waste crisis.

OneThird selected Digital Services from Hitachi Vantara, now a new entity known as Hitachi Digital Services, to combine its Azure cloud and application expertise with their in-depth understanding of sensing and AI technology and together they...

Genesys acquires Radarr Technologies to unify customer experience

Genesys, a global cloud specialist in AI-powered experience orchestration, has entered into an agreement to acquire Radarr Technologies, an AI-based social and digital listening, analytics, and consumer engagement company. 

By combining the comprehensive public social media capabilities within the Radarr Technologies solution with the all-in-one Genesys Cloud platform, Genesys will empower organisations to unify the customer experience (CX) like never before, helping them create...

Nokia and Innova Solutions partner to deliver programmable network applications

Nokia and Innova Solutions, a global digital transformation solutions provider, have announced a partnership that will utilise the Nokia Network as Code platform with developer portal (platform) to create and deliver programmable network solutions.

The agreement will accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises in industries such as banking/financial services, transportation and logistics, technology, life sciences, retail, and industrial sectors.

Working...

AWS re:Invent roundup: Next-gen chips, Amazon Q, and speedy S3

AWS re:Invent, which has been taking place from November 27 and runs to December 1, has had its usual plethora of announcements: a total of 21 at time of print.

Perhaps not surprisingly, given the huge potential impact of generative AI – ChatGPT officially turns one year old today – a lot of focus has been on the AI side for AWS’ announcements, including a major partnership inked with NVIDIA across infrastructure, software, and services.

Yet there has been plenty...

ManageEngine launches cloud-based remote monitoring and management solution 

ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, has launched Endpoint Central MSP Cloud, which it says brings the advantages of the cloud’s scalability, flexibility, and efficiency to the remote monitoring and management (RMM) of endpoints for managed service providers (MSPs).

The launch also completes the first stage of the company’s vision for a unified platform for MSPs. 

MSPs need a holistic solution for remotely monitoring and...

Nearly a quarter of businesses are losing more than £100,000 a year to IT skills shortage

Nearly a quarter of IT decision-makers (22%) estimate IT skills shortages are costing their business more than £100,000 a year in recruitment fees, temporary staffing, increased salaries and investment in lower-level employees to bring them up to speed over time.

As the skills shortage worsens, over three-quarters of respondents polled (77%) say their organisation’s IT recruitment costs have increased over the past three years, and nearly half (45%) say costs have risen by more...