Moore’s Law and the Productivity Problem

As the year draws to a close, developing strategies for how to be more productive and finish the year off strong is on every team’s mind — regardless of department or industry. According to a study by California-based management platform Redbooth, the month of the year that we are at our most productive is October,… … Read more

Microsoft quarterly sales surge thanks to Azure cloud growth

Microsoft cloud quarterly sales have surpassed estimates to reach $20.7 billion (£15bn), making up almost half of the company’s $45.3 billion (£32.9bn) in total revenue from July to October. The Redmond, Washington-based company’s total revenue was up 22% from this same time last year, which Microsoft defines as the first quarter of its 2022 fiscal… … Read more partners with Google Cloud to accelerate global E-commerce, the E-commerce as a service (ECaaS) provider, has entered into a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to bring advanced analytics to the 2,500 brands using its platform. Founded last year during the global pandemic, the Texas-based company aims to democratise online retail by giving small brands the same end-to-end capabilities as the world’s largest… … Read more

Velocix unveils new hyperscaling video analytics platform

Video streaming supplier Velocix has launched a cloud-native video analytics platform, called Velocix Analytics, designed for pay TV providers. The platform is built to provide insights into streaming efficiency as well as audience quality of experience and behaviour. In practice, this means data is collected at each step in the content delivery workflow by tapping… … Read more

Forcepoint acquires Bitglass to bolster its SASE architecture

Cloud cybersecurity leader Forcepoint is continuing its M&A spree this year with its latest acquisition of Silicon Valley startup, Bitglass. Bitglass delivers a cloud-native security service edge (SSE) platform that secures access to and usage of information as organisations undergo transitioning to the cloud. Forcepoint plans to use the platform to complement its data-first secure… … Read more

Alibaba data centres to expand throughout Asia in 2022

Alibaba is expanding its cloud business within Asia as it plans to open data centres in South Korea and Thailand in 2022. The Chinese e-commerce giant has previously been focused on other countries in the region, such as Singapore and the Philippines, where it was competing with major US providers Amazon and Microsoft. Already the… … Read more

Alibaba Cloud delivers new server chips to optimise cloud computing services

Alibaba Cloud, the digital tech and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, has developed an in-house processor design for use in its data centres.  The server chips, named Yitian 710, are custom-built by Alibaba Group’s chip development business, T-Head. Powered by these chips, Alibaba Cloud also announced the development of its proprietary servers, called Panjiu. The… … Read more

Monaco launches Europe’s first state sovereign cloud

Monaco’ Government has launched Monaco Cloud, the first sovereign cloud operation in Europe. Part of the Extended Monaco programme, which is billed as the Monegasque model in a digital world, the cloud is said to be a key tool in the deployment of economic influence in Monaco and beyond its borders.  With 5G coverage, 10… … Read more

Ada Lovelace Day: Tech’s most influential women share their views

Tuesday October 12 marks Ada Lovelace Day, an annual celebration championing the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Lovelace, who helped implement visionary insights on computing, leaves a lasting legacy of the importance of female diversity. Yet, despite her achievements, there were one million women in STEM roles in 2020, equating… … Read more