Apple signed a $US1.5 billion, five-year deal with Amazon Web Services, the retailer’s market-leading cloud platform, according to a new report from CNBC. The iPhone maker now reportedly spends over $US30 million a month on AWS, on average, up over 10% from the same period last year. It reportedly spent […]
On Wednesday at its annual Google Cloud Next conference, Google announced Google Cloud for Retail, a cloud platform designed to help retailers with hosting, inventory management, search, and product recommendation. Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said he wanted to focus on targeting specific verticals, like retail, finance, and healthcare. Google […]
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian told The Wall Street Journal that he planned to borrow some strategies from Oracle to help the search giant catch up to its peers Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in the cloud wars. Kurian said Google Cloud would work on serving specific markets, expand […]
Banks, eager to cut costs and innovate faster to keep up with agile fintechs, are becoming more comfortable using the public cloud. Despite the big plans that banks have, a majority remain unsure of whether to work with a single or multiple cloud services. How banks decide to engage with […]
According to Flexera’s RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud Report, the number of large companies with a hybrid-cloud strategy, or combining public clouds and data centres to store workloads, has risen from 51% to 58%. Microsoft is the leader in hybrid cloud, as it introduced its hybrid cloud Azure Stack […]
Google Cloud announced Tuesday that it would acquire the Israeli startup Alooma, an “enterprise data pipeline” platform. With Alooma, Google Cloud plans to help customers migrate data to its cloud and to expand its footprint in Israel. Google Cloud’s new CEO, Thomas Kurian, has said he wants to attract more […]
Google Cloud chief Diane Greene announced in a blog post that Dr. Fei-Fei Li will return to her professorship at Stanford and Google Cloud AI’s new leader will be Dr. Andrew Moore, of Carnegie Mellon University. In June, Business Insider reported that Li, the well-known AI researcher and ethicist, would […]
Google demonstrated an impressive new AI-enabled automated voice system that speaks and understands natural language much like the now famous Duplex digital assistant. Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Google’s chief AI scientist, stressed that the intention of the technology is not to replace human customer-service reps. But the obvious question following the […]
Google is making a version of its cloud available for companies to run in their own data centres, otherwise known as “on premises” computing. On premises computing is the old-fashioned way of doing IT. It’s the thing that cloud computing was supposed to change. But because most companies are not […]
Google Cloud Platform CEO Diane Greene has officially announced that Target is a customer. This is the kind of large company that Google’s cloud needs to sign to show that it’s a player. It’s also a kick in the shins from Google at the cloud computing leader, Amazon Web Services. […]
Google has touted the growth of Google Cloud Platform for years, but on Monday CEO Sundar Pichai acknowledged that rivals are also faring well. That didn’t stop him from taking a veiled shot at competitors by saying that companies considering cloud adoption face a real danger of getting “on the […]
A Medium post describing an alarming incident involving a company using Google Cloud Platform got a lot of attention from developers over the weekend. The post described an email received out of the blue from Google warning that if the company didn’t provide specific forms, Google could decide to shut […]
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