HSBC partners with Google Cloud to grow climate tech ecosystem

HSBC has partnered with Google Cloud to accelerate climate mitigation and resilience through financing and support for companies in the Google Cloud Ready – Sustainability (GCR-Sustainability) programme.

GCR-Sustainability is a validation programme for companies with solutions available on Google Cloud that help customers achieve goals including carbon emission reduction, increased sustainability in value chains, and processing of ESG data to help identify climate...

McDonald’s teams up with Google Cloud for AI and edge use cases

McDonald’s and Google have announced a multi-year global partnership to utilise Google Cloud technology in its restaurants – with a particular focus on generative AI and edge use cases.

The agreement will see updates to various aspects of the McDonald’s restaurant and customer platforms, from the company’s mobile app to self-service kiosks. Edge computing capabilities will be used to gain new insights into how equipment is performing, while on the generative AI side, a...

Kyndryl unveils banking and financial industry services for Google Cloud customers

Kyndryl, a technology infrastructure services provider, has unveiled new services for financial services organisations seeking to use Google Cloud to safely store and protect their confidential and sensitive data.

Kyndryl’s new services are designed to enable a unified, scalable and security-rich data platform to support customers’ regulatory and compliance activities and requirements.

Kyndryl developed the new services on Google Cloud’s reference architecture for...

Google Cloud unveils AI-optimised infrastructure enhancements

Google Cloud has announced significant advancements in its AI-optimised infrastructure, including fifth-generation TPUs and A3 VMs based on NVIDIA H100 GPUs.

Traditional approaches to designing and constructing computing systems are proving inadequate for the surging demands of workloads like generative AI and large language models (LLMs). Over the last five years, the parameters in LLMs have surged tenfold annually, prompting the need for both cost-effective and scalable...

£100m John Lewis and Google Cloud partnership accelerates tech transformation

The John Lewis Partnership, the UK's largest employee-owned company, has formed a strategic partnership with Google Cloud, worth £100m over the next five years. The move represents a major expansion of the successful relationship it has had with Google since 2012.

This collaboration marks a significant step forward in the John Lewis Partnership’s digital transformation of its brands, John Lewis and Waitrose, and its ambitions to provide customers with even more tailored and...

Rackspace Technology partners with Google Cloud to offer generative AI services

Rackspace Technology, and end-to-end, multicloud solutions company, has extended its partnership with Google Cloud.

Foundry for Generative AI by Rackspace (FAIR) for Google Cloud is dedicated to accelerating the secure, responsible, and sustainable adoption of generative AI solutions in enterprises across all industries.

“This partnership is a force multiplier to accelerate the pragmatic and secure use-case-based adoption of generative AI in businesses across all...

Google Cloud launches AI-powered anti-money laundering product

Google Cloud has unveiled its Anti Money Laundering AI (AML AI), an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered product designed to help global financial institutions more effectively and efficiently detect money laundering. 

Money laundering is a complex problem with a growing global impact. The amount of money laundered each year is estimated to be 2-5% of global GDP, or up to $2 trillion annually. Money laundering proceeds are connected to illegal activities, ranging from drug and...

HCLTech and Google Cloud expand partnership on generative AI

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HCLTech, a specialist global technology company, and Google Cloud have expanded their strategic partnership to help enterprises leverage generative artificial intelligence (AI) and develop joint solutions powered by Google Cloud’s generative AI technologies.

HCLTech is actively using Google Cloud’s large language models (LLMs) to develop generative AI capabilities for its clients across three core domains: industries, enterprise functions, innovation and technology...

Informatica deepens partnership with Google Cloud

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Informatica, an enterprise cloud data management specialist, has launched its Intelligent Master Data Management Software-as-a-Service (Intelligent MDM) natively on Google Cloud, and its comprehensive Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) on Google Cloud in Europe.

Jitesh Ghai, chief product officer at Informatica, said: “A key ingredient in Informatica’s secret sauce is the breadth and depth of our strategic partnerships, and we couldn’t be more pleased to expand our...

KPMG in the UK expands Google Cloud

Building on KPMG’s global alliance with Google Cloud, KPMG in the UK has signed a new five-year agreement focused on further enabling its professionals to help enterprises transform their businesses with Google Cloud technologies and solutions.

This relationship expansion will strengthen KPMG’s emphasis in the UK market on cloud transformation, sustainability, mainframe modernisation with Google Cloud’s Dual Run, cyber security managed services and innovation. The investment...