Oracle reports strong bookings and partners with OpenAI to enhance Microsoft Azure AI platform

Multinational computer technology firm, Oracle, has unveiled details of its latest financial performance, fueled by its commitment to cloud computing and AI.

The company's higher-than-expected bookings and major cloud partnerships reflect continued progress in its efforts to challenge industry leaders like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.

Among the notable announcements was Oracle's cloud partnership with OpenAI, Microsoft Corp., and Alphabet Inc.'s Google. These alliances...

Google and Microsoft restructures cut jobs in cloud and AI divisions

Google and Microsoft restructure cloud and AI divisions, resulting in job cuts

Business Insider reports that Microsoft is now reportedly reducing staff in the Azure cloud computing division, joining the growing layoffs that have roiled the tech and media space this year.

Teams such as Azure for Operators and Mission Engineering will face hefty job cuts: some insiders report as many as 1,500 redundancies in Azure for Operators alone.

A Microsoft spokesperson said that such organisational changes are necessary for effective business management and...

Microsoft announces $3.2 billion investment in Sweden’s cloud and AI sectors

Microsoft announces $3.2 billion investment in Sweden's cloud and AI sectors

Microsoft has announced an investment of 33.7 billion Swedish crowns, approximately $3.2 billion, to enhance its cloud and AI infrastructure in Sweden over the next two years, marking a major commitment in the region.

This substantial investment also highlights the seriousness of Microsoft's dedication to cloud computing and AI.

One of the ways the tech giant has done so is by amplifying its investments around the world to build out its cloud and AI infrastructure,...

Cloud Software Group and Microsoft partner to bring the cloud and generative AI to 100 million+ people

Cloud Software Group and Microsoft announced are deepening their collaboration through an eight-year strategic partnership agreement.

The agreement will strengthen the go-to-market collaboration for the Citrix virtual application and desktop platform and support the development of new cloud and AI solutions with an integrated product roadmap. Additionally, Cloud Software Group will make a $1.65bn commitment to the Microsoft cloud and its generative AI capabilities.

The...

N-able collaborates with Microsoft to maximise the cloud for MSPs

Software firm N-able has introduced N-able Cloud Commander, a multi-tenant solution for the Microsoft Cloud.

Cloud Commander is built with the vision to enable managed services providers (MSPs) to manage, secure, standardise, and automate Microsoft 365 users, Azure resources, and Intune devices all from a single console - and have announced plans to add Windows 365 management capabilities.

With the hybrid world we live in, businesses need to scale their cloud...

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...

Accenture and Microsoft help Unilever with huge cloud transition

A Microsoft building.

Accenture, Microsoft and Unilever have completed one of the largest and most complex cloud migrations in the consumer goods industry. The migration has helped Unilever - whose 400+ brands are used by 3.4 billion people daily - become a cloud-only enterprise.

Accenture and Microsoft, together with their joint venture, Avanade, worked closely with Unilever to deliver the transformation in just 18 months with minimal disruption to business operations. It has not only helped ensure...

Teradata VantageCloud integrated with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

Teradata has integrated Teradata VantageCloud, an cloud analytics and data platform, with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML).

VantageCloud’s scalability, openness and analytics - ClearScape Analytics - combined with Azure ML’s ability to simplify and accelerate the ML lifecycle could help customers unlock the full value of their data, even in the most complex and demanding environments.

Despite continued investment by organisations in AI/ML, many AI/ML...

Microsoft buys stake in London Stock Exchange Group in twist on digital transformation deals 

Microsoft has announced a 10-year strategic partnership with the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) to put the financial markets providers’ infrastructure and data analytics onto the Microsoft cloud – and has acquired a 4% stake in the group in the process. 

Seasoned cloud industry watchers will know how these sorts of strategic partnerships play out. The client comes on board for an undisclosed amount, the right noises are made around improving customer and end-user...

Snowflake becomes available in UK on Microsoft Azure

Snowflake, a data cloud company, has announced Snowflake’s general availability on Microsoft Azure in the UK, driven by high customer demand for local data residency from both the private and public sector in the UK.

Snowflake enables institutions across multiple industries to deploy data and analytical workloads to suit their business-critical needs. With true multi-cloud availability across three major public clouds, organisations can deploy Snowflake’s unique data...