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SAP strikes three-year cloud computing deal with Microsoft

“Software company SAP said today it had agreed a three-year deal with Microsoft to help its large business customers move business processes into the cloud” writes Christian May for cityam.com. Read more: Software giant SAP to buy Qualtrics for $8bn days before unicorn’s planned IPO “We bundled SAP’s cloud platform services to support customers around the extension, integration and orchestration of SAP systems,” co-chief executive Jennifer Morgan told reporters. Source: cityam.com

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SAP teams up on cloud sales with Microsoft

“BERLIN (Reuters) – Business software group SAP said on Monday it had reached a three-year deal with Microsoft to help its large enterprise customers move their business processes into the cloud” writes Douglas Busvine for reuters.com. Qualtrics founder Ryan Smith – now an SAP management board member – said its deal size had grown by 30% since the takeover.The partnership deepens an already close relationship with Microsoft and its Azure cloud division, although the Walldorf-based company said clients hosted by Google and Amazon Web Services could still buy direct from…

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Microsoft acquires start-up Mover, shortly after buying Movere, to get more data into its cloud

“The technology can also transfer files to the Microsoft cloud services from companies’ on-premises data centers” writes Jordan Novet for cnbc.com. Mover can help companies move data from Box, Dropbox, Egnyte and Google Drive into Microsoft’s OneDrive and SharePoint, Teper wrote.Under Satya Nadella’s leadership, Microsoft is concentrating much of its dealmaking on bolstering the value of its cloud technology by helping companies move their data to its various services.In 2017, Microsoft brought in more revenue from commercial customers of Office 365 portfolio than from traditional Office licenses for the first…

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SAP in three-year cloud partnership with Microsoft

“De-emphasising its own-brand cloud offering is turning out to be one factor supporting a pickup in SAP’s cloud gross margins” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The partnership deepens SAP’s already close relationship with Microsoft and its Azure cloud division, although the Walldorf-based company also works with Google and Amazon Web Services in the cloud.BERLIN (Reuters) – Business software group SAP said on Monday it had reached a three-year deal with Microsoft to help its large enterprise customers move their business processes into the cloud.”We bundled SAP’s cloud platform services…

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Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd passes away

“However, cloud software giants like Salesforce.com Inc (CRM.N) have followed suit with a similar structure” writes Min Read for reuters.com. (Reuters) – Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) co-Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd has died, the business software maker said on Friday, an unexpected development that raises pressure on co-CEO Safra Catz to lead the company’s ongoing transition to cloud computing.Under their tenure, Oracle has been aggressively pushing into cloud computing to make up for a late entry into the fast-growing business. Source: reuters.com

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Ditch iCloud & Dropbox with huge savings on these cloud storage deals

“Here are three of the best cloud storage services money can buy” writes Michael Justin Allen for extremetech.com. Also available in 4TB and 8TB configurations, this 1TB storage solution lets you quickly and easily store and access your files within a super-secure cloud platform.Cloud storage services have come a long way since their humble inception, and it’s now possible to store everything from single files to entire hard drives safely and security in the cloud.Available in 1TB, 2TB or 5TB plans, this lifetime subscription grants you unlimited access to an award-winning cloud storage platform that offers unparalleled convenience when it comes…

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Time running out to get off Amazon’s addictive cloud French minister warns

“PARIS (Reuters) – Amazon’s cloud computing is like a “soft drug”, a French minister said on Tuesday, warning that time was running out for Europe to wean itself off the U.S. company’s services” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire this year enlisted French tech companies Dassault Systemes and OVH to come up with plans to break the dominance of U.S. cloud computing.Pannier-Runacher, a former executive at auto equipment maker Faurecia , said that Amazon’s potential market dominance could eventually push it to increase its prices.AWS…

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On AIDS, a dark cloud in a brightening sky: Latinx infections are rising

“In a rare convergence, both President Obama and President Trump chose to make the fight against HIV/AIDS a national public health prerogative” writes Vincent Guilamo-ramos for nydailynews.com. The Obama administration launched the first national HIV strategy in 2010, while the Trump administration unveiled a 10-year initiative to step up national efforts in the fight against HIV last February. Source: nydailynews.com

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How Amazon.com Moved Into the Business of U.S. Elections

“Amazon charged them less than $100 during elections in 2016 and 2018 for the same service, the State Board of Elections said” writes Nandita Bose for reuters.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) cloud computing arm is making an aggressive push into one of the most sensitive technology sectors: U.S. elections.The expansion by Amazon Web Services into state and local elections has quietly gathered pace since the 2016 U.S. presidential vote.Amazon’s push into the election business comes as the company faces criticism from politicians, labor unions and privacy advocates over…

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Oracle to hire 2,000 workers to expand cloud business to more countries

“Under Johnson, who joined Oracle in 2015 after seven years in Amazon’s cloud unit, Oracle has built out its second generation of cloud infrastructure after a rocky first attempt” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. (Reuters) – Oracle Corp plans to hire nearly 2,000 additional workers as part of an aggressive plan to roll out its cloud computing services to more locations around the world, its cloud chief told Reuters on Monday.As of May 31, Oracle had some 136,000 full-time staff, of which 18,000 were employed in cloud services and…

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