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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…

Comodo and Key-Systems deliver new security offering

Digital certificate and security vendor Comodo has signed a strategic partnership with German domain hosting company Key-Systems  GmbH. The deal will see Key-Systems offering Comodo SSL/TLS certificates to its domain and hosting customers. With over 4 million customers of whom around 2.5% are retail/corporate entities this is a big deal for Comodo. Michael Fowler, Comodo…

BoE explores DLT / blockchain settlement monopoly doubts

The Bank of England (BoE) has released a new working paper entitled “The economics of distributed ledger technology for securities settlements”: examines to what extent DLT could add value and change securities settlement characterize the innovation process in the post-trade industry. describes the economics of a hypothetical DLT-based security settlement industry. In this context, distributed…

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…

Investing in the future, the responsible way

At Inforum 2017 I had the opportunity to talk with Martine Cadet, VP Global Talent Enablement at Infor. She joined Infor from Microsoft and took on the role of developing the Infor Educational Alliance Program. She initially put was in charge of the Infor Education Alliance program. Infor has a unique if at times disjointed…

Po.et becomes serious by adding Blink and Jaxx

Jaxx and Blink are joining the Po.et initiative described previously in ET. These two companies add critical functionality and large scale publishing. The core objective of Po.et is to create a platform which simplifies the process for publishing, licensing and authentication of digital assets. Simplifying the publishing process necessitates solving the issues of document integrity, licensing,…

Symantec sells off digital certificate business

After more than a year of problems in its digital certificate business, Symantec has finally found a buyer. The company has announced that DigiCert will acquire its Website Security and related PKI solutions. The sale will net Symantec $950 million plus a 30% equity in DigiCert’s common stock. As DigiCert is a privately held company…

Comodo targets Symantec certificate business

Comodo has announced an upgrade programme for Symantec, Thawte and GeoTrust certificates. This programme is designed to take advantage of the problems facing Symantec’s certificate business. Over the last three years it has suffered a number of problems at the division with staff issuing improper certificates. Back in 2015 it even fired a number of…

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…