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Microsoft Cloud services to empower NGOs in India

June 11, 2017
Microsoft Cloud services to empower NGOs in India

As part of Microsoft’s ‘Public Cloud for Good’ initiative, Microsoft India is making Microsoft Azure broadly available to eligible non-profit organizations, bringing the power of technology to them. Qualifying non-profits can avail free Azure credits worth US $5000 for a year to unlock benefits such as insight, agility and operational efficiency. Globally, Microsoft is donating […]

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Alibaba to open cloud data centers in India

June 11, 2017
Alibaba to open cloud data centers in India

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group, on Saturday announced that it will open its first data centre, by early next year, in India, which has the world’s second-largest internet using population. The data centre will be set up in Mumbai by March 31, 2018, the group said, adding that […]

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7 top IT firms to lay off 56,000 this year

June 11, 2017
7 top IT firms to lay off 56,000 this year

Information technology (IT) companies in India are in the midst of the industry’s largest retrenchment drive, with seven of the biggest IT firms planning to ask at least 56,000 engineers to leave this year. The number is at least twice the employees laid off by the companies last year, reflecting their under-preparedness in adapting to […]

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Cloud is a Key Growth Market for Seagate in India

April 8, 2017
Cloud is a Key Growth Market for Seagate in India

While the PC market might have declined, there are lots of new opportunities cropping up, both for hard drives and solid state drives in India. We had a face to face interview with Seagate’s global sales head, BS Teh to understand the company’s plans for the Indian market, key target industries, and future plans around […]

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Teradata launches licence portability for hybrid cloud computing

April 8, 2017
Teradata launches licence portability for hybrid cloud computing

The US-based data and analytics company Teradata has introduced licence portability for hybrid cloud computing for its customers. With portable database licenses, Teradata customers can now choose, shift, expand, and restructure their hybrid cloud environment by moving licenses between deployment options as their business needs change, that is, between keeping this data on-premises or on […]

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Google to set up Cloud Region with Mumbai as HQ

April 8, 2017
Google to set up Cloud Region with Mumbai as HQ

As adoption of public cloud increases in India, Google is setting up a Cloud Region in the country later this year. The Cloud Region, to be head-quartered in Mumbai, will have three zones, covering the whole of the country. Google, which lags behind Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud business, doesn’t count its cloud footprint […]

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Infosys achieves Cloud Elite Status in Oracle PartnerNetwork

April 8, 2017
Infosys achieves Cloud Elite Status in Oracle PartnerNetwork

IT consulting major Infosys on Thursday announced that it has achieved Cloud Elite status in the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). With this designation, the company is well positioned to help customers achieve cloud transformation, and provide sophisticated capabilities and next-generation services on Oracle Cloud.

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Cloud wars heating up on Indian turf

February 11, 2017
Cloud wars heating up on Indian turf

Cloud services providers such as Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), Microsoft Corp., and Google Inc., are pulling out all stops to increase their market share in the country even as they are making, or planning to make, significant investments in local cloud infrastructure. The Indian cloud market has already seen “over $1 billion of investment”, […]

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Snap to spend $1 billion on Amazon cloud services

February 11, 2017
Snap to spend $1 billion on Amazon cloud services

Snap Inc, owner of the popular Snapchat app, said it expected to spend $1 billion over the next five years to use Amazon.com Inc’s cloud services, in addition to the $2 billion cloud contract it already has with Google. Snap may eventually invest in building its own infrastructure, it said on Thursday, in an amendment […]

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Focus is on cloud tech, gaining leadership in India: Microsoft

January 22, 2017
Focus is on cloud tech, gaining leadership in India: Microsoft

Microsoft India is focusing on re-inventing its business, personal computing and gaining leadership in the intelligent cloud space. The company is seeing above industry growth rate, said the company’s India president Anant Maheshwari. Microsoft India is focusing on re-inventing its business, personal computing and gaining leadership in the intelligent cloud space. The company is seeing […]

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