Tags: Azure

Priority Software move to Azure from AWS

Priority Software has selected Microsoft Azure as its cloud services partner in the North America, EMEA and Australia. This is a change of strategy for the Israeli ERP provider who previously used AWS to service UK customers. Why are they now using Azure? Focus on US market Priority has a clear focus on expanding its…

Is Epicor cracking India

Epicor has announced the openings of a new technology centre in Bengaluru, India. This an expansion of the Epicor India Technology Centre (ITC) first launched in 2015. The company also announced the expansion of its workforce by 25% over the next year alone. Epicor is investing heavily in India. It is where much of its…

Unit4 to care for Alliance Homes Group

Unit4 has announced that Alliance Homes Group has selected its Business World On! ERP suite as part of a digital transformation project. That transformation has seen Alliance Homes group replace several systems over the last few years. In 2014 they Simplisys to replace their aging service desk software. In the last year they have RentSense,…

Microsoft and Ceridian forge new alliance

Ceridian has announced the forging of a “new” alliance with Microsoft. It is just over a year since Ceridian unveiled the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Dayforce App for Outlook. The new announcement sees a far deeper level of integration and partnership between the two products and companies. Integration not import/export The new integration will see a seamless…

Microsoft and SAP get even closer

Microsoft and SAP have announced an expansion to their partnership.  There are several components of the announcement that will see the companies go to market jointly. There are four components to the extended agreement: Microsoft will deploy S/4HANA to run its internal finance operation. SAP will move its key internal systems to Microsoft Azure. The companies…

Corda and Azure deepen their embrace

R3 and Microsoft have expanded their partnership in order to accelerate adoption of R3’s Corda platform amongst businesses using Microsoft Azure. Having worked together since April 2016, the partnership will offer deeper integration of the Corda platform with Azure. The objective is to make it easier for businesses to deploy underlying computing resources for blockchain…

Equinix acquires Itconic to expand European footprint

Global data centre and interconnection vendor, Equinix, has announced its latest acquisition target. It is to acquire Itconic from The Carlyle Group. Itconic is a large data centre, connectivity and cloud provider in Spain and Portugal. It will also acquire CloudMas, an Itconic subsidiary focused on enterprise cloud adoption. According to Eric Schwartz, President, EMEA,…

Google finally gets a dedicated interconnect

Google has announced Dedicated Interconnect. The solution will allow the company’s biggest customers to connect directly to Google Cloud. The move brings Google in line with AWS, Azure, SoftLayer, OVH and other large players in the cloud market. The only surprise here is that it has taken so long for Google to get its act…

Microsoft and Red Hat simplify containers

Microsoft and Red Hat are expanding their alliance around containers. The two companies are to make it easier for companies to adopt containers. This new capability was first demonstrated at the Red Hat Summit in May 2017. The two companies have a joint development roadmap that sees them support each others container products. According to…

Move over AWS, Azure, Google: DFINITY wants your lunch

DFINITY Stiftung (DFINITY) of Zug (Switzerland) and Palo Alto (California) has announced its formal intent to create an open network that serves as a massive virtual mainframe computer in cyberspace and act as a new kind of decentralized cloud. DFINITY will launch a ten thousand node demonstration network later in 2017 to showcase some of…