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Meet the exec behind Microsoft’s $10 billion JEDI Pentagon cloud contract win and its efforts to woo industries like healthcare, finance, and government

Microsoft wants to position itself as the top cloud provider for governments and industries including financial services and healthcare – and one key executive is at the centre of it all. Toni Townes-Whitley is Microsoft’s president of US regulated industries and helped the company win the Pentagon’s $US10 billion cloud […]
Meet the exec behind Microsoft’s $10 billion JEDI Pentagon cloud contract win and its efforts to woo industries like healthcare, finance, and government
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Google is partnering with the Department of Defence to fight cybercrime

Google Cloud has landed a deal to help the Department of Defence combat cyber threats worldwide. The deal will see Google’s cloud division provide tools to the DoD’s Defence Innovation Unit. But it could also prove controversial. Google has seen backlash in the past over its military partnerships, and while […]
Google is partnering with the Department of Defence to fight cybercrime
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The president of Microsoft says it took its bid for the $10 billion JEDI cloud deal as an opportunity to improve its tech – and that’s why it beat Amazon

Microsoft viewed the bidding process for the Pentagon’s contentious $US10 billion cloud computing contract as a “very large scale engineering project,” company President Brad Smith told Business Insider. The Pentagon on Oct. 25 selected Microsoft for the deal, called the Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, to move the Department […]
The president of Microsoft says it took its bid for the $10 billion JEDI cloud deal as an opportunity to improve its tech – and that’s why it beat Amazon
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Amazon wants to block Microsoft from working on the $10 billion JEDI contract at all until its own challenge of the contract has been resolved

Amazon filed a lawsuit on Monday to block Microsoft from starting work on the $US10 billion Pentagon Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. Microsoft won the contract in October, but Amazon claims it was unfairly excluded from winning the JEDI contract due to political interference from President Trump. Trump has […]
Amazon wants to block Microsoft from working on the $10 billion JEDI contract at all until its own challenge of the contract has been resolved