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IBM signs up to help fight China`s war on smog

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:08

IBM Corp has signed an agreement with the city of Beijing to use advanced weather forecasting and cloud computing technologies to help tackle the Chinese capital`s persistent smog.

Infosys unveils cloud-based solution for clinical trials

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 00:08

India`s second largest IT firm Infosys Ltd Wednesday unveiled a cloud-based solution to speed up clinical trials and lower drug development costs.

SAP to cut between 1,500-2,500 jobs as cloud takes over

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 23:58

German software company SAP is planning to cut between 1,500 and 2,500 jobs as software programmes switch to the cloud, meaning fewer onsite staff are required, a source said on Thursday.

India public cloud services mkt to touch $557mn in 2014: Gartner

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 21:16

This is against revenues of USD 421 million in 2013, Gartner said in a statement.

Intel bets big on cloud, with stake in Cloudera

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 01:21

In a sign of the growing importance of the Internet "cloud," software group Cloudera said Monday it raised a whopping USD 900 million to expand its big data corporate services.

Mobile devices uninteresting without cloud: Satya Nadella

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 17:33

Microsoft yesterday unveiled its Office suite for Apple's iPad, hinting at the firm's growing stress on mobile apps.

Amazon follows Google in slashing cloud computing prices

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 09:31

The price cuts range from 10 percent to 65 percent.

Cisco joins cloud computing race with $1 billion plan

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 20:44

Cisco Systems Inc plans to offer cloud computing services, pledging to spend USD 1 billion over the next two years to enter a market currently led by the world`s biggest online retailer Amazon.com Inc.

Oracle's Ellison plays down threat of NSA database snooping

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 10:00

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison played down concerns on Wednesday about possible government snooping in his business customers` private data.

Oracle to buy Responsys for $1.39 billion in cloud software push

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 10:48

Oracle Corp, the world's No. 2 business software maker, said it would buy web-based marketing software maker Responsys Inc for about USD 1.39 billion to bolster its cloud computing offerings.

Google steps up its battle for Internet `cloud`

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 10:58

Google is stepping up its efforts to move into the Internet "cloud," taking on rivals like Amazon and Microsoft in competition for business customers.

'Big data, mobility threats too complex for one co to handle'

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 15:18

Even as companies are beefing up investments to counter attacks on new platforms like cloud and mobility, lack of human capital and increasing sophisticated attacks make it difficult for any one firm to alone address the challenges, technology giant Verizon said.