Lack of transparency obscures public cloud costs

The average organisation is using only 37% of its cloud-based servers, according to a new study from Quocirca for hyper-converged infrastructure company Nutanix. Download this free guide Three VDI challenges that can derail any project Desktop virtualisation interests have peaked recently as companies look to have their employees more productive while mobile. Computer Weekly takes […]

Safeguards permit GCHQ to share huge databases on public, court hears

The intelligence services have robust safeguards and oversight in place to share huge databases containing personal data on the population, the UK’s most secret court heard yesterday. Download this free guide Data protection: Not just about personal data and compliance From a hacker perspective, many organisations are still leaving the front door open and the […]

A tenth of datacentre managers shun use of DCIM tools, survey finds

Nearly one in 10 datacentre managers have no means of monitoring the health of their server farms, despite the financial and operational toll downtime can have on the organisations they work for. Download this free guide Going hybrid? Learn how to lay the technical groundwork for a smooth transition Start Download By submitting your personal […]

SendGrid files for marketing email IPO

Denver-based SendGrid has filed for an IPO. The company, which helps marketers send emails to customers, says in its S-1 that it has processed more than “one trillion emails.” Revenue for last year was $79.9 million, compared with $58.5 million in 2015 and $42.3 million the year before. The business is unprofitable, losing $3.9 million […]

Apple’s enterprise strategy begins to take shape

When Apple announced its partnership with GE this week, it would have been easy to dismiss it as another random collaboration from a company people don’t generally associate with the enterprise. After all, Apple killed off their enterprise server product years ago. You might rightly ask, what exactly do they have to do with the […]

Facebook is now testing paywalls and subscriptions for Instant Articles

A few months ago we reported that Facebook may begin testing paywalls and subscriptions for Instant Articles beginning in October. Well now it’s October, and surprise – Facebook has started testing subscription support for instant articles! Here’s how it will work: Facebook will start with two paywalled options for publishers to choose from: The first option […]

Facebook Messenger lets games monetize with purchases and ads

Facebook is finally giving developers a reason to build games for Messenger while also opening a new revenue stream for the chat app. After launching HTML5 ‘Instant Games’ inside Messenger, like Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Words With Friends Frenzy in November 2016, today Facebook is allowing developers to add in-app purchases as well as interstitial […]

Facebook attacks Pinterest with “Sets” of posts

Identity is prismatic. You show different sides of yourself to different friends in your life. Now Facebook wants to let you share the niches of your interests while stealing thunder from Pinterest’s boards. Facebook is now testing a feature called Sets that lets you select several status updates, photos, or videos and share them as a […]

Norway’s Trondheim embraces the cloud with Google G Suite

Trondheim, Norway’s third-largest municipality, started its move to the cloud by switching to Google G Suite for its support tools and groupware. Download this free guide Government IT in post-Brexit Britain Get an expert look at the government’s ideas for a prosperous post-Brexit Britain as well as its ambitious 5G strategy. Features an interview with […]

SAP Q3 2017 results show steady growth in cloud revenue to €937m

SAP has reported third quarter 2017 revenue of €5.59bn, of which €937m was cloud, around 17% of the total. Total revenue was up 4% from the same quarter a year ago. Download this free guide You will be a robot soon Every conference this year contains a dead human genius reincarnated as software system or […]

Southend-on-Sea to become a smart city

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has signed an agreement with Cisco to deploy its Kinetic for Cities platform to develop smart city use cases and applications to improve service delivery, economic development and citizen engagement. Download this free guide How to mitigate the threats from the IoT Find out how to draw up a battle plan for […]

Millions being lost due to downtime in industrial systems

A Vanson Bourne survey of 450 UK, US and French IT decision makers in field service and service management has estimated that the average cost of downtime is $260,000 per hour. Download this free guide How to mitigate the threats from the IoT Find out how to draw up a battle plan for securing connected […]

Cisco to buy Perspica and fold engineering team into AppDynamics

Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Perspica, a machine learning-driven operations analytics firm that has raised $8.5 million. Cisco intends to fold Perspica’s team into AppDynamics, the company it purchased earlier this year for $3.7 billion. Cisco did not share the Perspica purchase price. All of these machinations have a purpose. Cisco is […]

MongoDB shares pop 25% in its public market debut

MongoDB made its public debut with a bang, with jumping more than 25%, today after spending the past several days revising up its expectations throughout the IPO process — which seems to have landed on the right spot. The company provides open-source technology that can be attractive for early-stage startups that want to get off […]