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SAP boosts Africa Code Week – so can you

SAP has announced that it is to support Africa Code Week as part of SuccessConnect in London. SAP will donate one euro for every tweet that includes both #SConnect17 and #AfricaCodeWeek until September 8, 2017. Interestingly, there does not seem to be an upper limit placed on the donation by the software giant. Many organisations…

Oracle Cloud wins big with AT&T

In direct contrast with Verizon’s exit from its cloud offerings, ATT chooses to located petabytes of operational databases in Oracle’s Cloud. This represents a big win for Oracle as well as confirmation that it is tech rather than telco companies which will dominate cloud capabilities long term. “We believe that the future of the network…

Clouds crash latest telco, Verizon’s, dreams

This week Verizon announced it was selling its cloud and managed hosting businesses to IBM. This was soft-soaped with the usual bland words: “(this is a) unique cooperation between two tech leaders to support global organizations as they look to fully realize the benefits of their cloud computing investments.” As George Fischer, SVP and group…

Netsuite helps New York Homeless twice over

SuiteWorld kicked off with the fourth Hackathon4Good. The event brings together people from NetSuite, its partners and customers. Their goal is to create a piece of software that tries to solve a challenge presented by a non-profit organisation. This year only one non-profit organisation benefitted but presented two challenges that it faces. NetSuite solves the first BrightPoint…

Comcast direct connects IBM Cloud

Comcast Business is now providing direct connections to IBM Cloud data centres. The move adds IBM to AWS and Microsoft Azure as cloud providers with direct connection to Comcast customers. The company also has direct links to several major data centre providers and cloud exchanges. This includes Equinix, CyrusOne, Digital Reality and CoreSite. The deal…

OVH joins Ubuntu CPC programme

French hosting and cloud provider has announced it has joined Canonical’s Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud (CPC) programme. UCPC allows hosting and cloud providers to deliver certified, secure and up to date Ubuntu images to their customers. According to Germain Masse, Technical Director at OVH: “As a business that has grown from small into a global…

Bluemix adds App ID service

IBM Bluemix has a new service that allows developers to add third-party security authentication into their apps. The service is called Bluemix App ID and allows users to login with social media credentials from Google and Facebook. There are no details on when Twitter or other social media authentication will be added. There are several…

A glimpse of future now for Intuit

Intuit has announced two new integrations between QuickBooks and Google G-Suite. Only one of them appears to be available now though. This is a Gmail add-on for invoicing that allows small business to invoice direct from Gmail. The second is a collaboration enhancement that integrates Hangout chats with QuickBooks. Enabling some QuickBooks functionality within Hangouts.…

Canadian consumers to get blockchain

IBM And SecureKey Technologies are to deploy a digital identity and attribute network based on blockchain. The solution is aimed at making life easier for consumers to prove their identity and share personal data. This is not just about “who am I?” It is also about allowing consumers to share other data such as salary or earning…

Now it’s the SAP and Google marriage

At Google Cloud Next ’17 conference, Diane Greene, SVP Google Cloud and Bernd Leukert, executive board member, products and innovation, SAP announced a strategic co-innovation partnership between the two companies. The partnership will see both companies looking to help businesses run on the public cloud. Coming so soon after the announcement between IBM and Salesforce…