Tag: Microsoft Azure

Microsoft is betting on a common data model to win the cloud wars

Microsoft is betting on a common data model to win the cloud wars

If there was one theme that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella consistently emphasized during his keynote at last week’s Microsoft Inspire conference, it was how critical Microsoft’s Common Data Model will be in ultimately differentiating them as a cloud service provider....

/ July 23, 2019
Oracle alliance with Microsoft complicates cloud computing relationships

Oracle alliance with Microsoft complicates cloud computing relationships

Cloud computing makes for strange bedfellows, but now that Oracle and Microsoft have agreed to work together to integrate Oracle Cloud services with the Microsoft Azure cloud, almost anything seems possible. The agreement between the two companies represents something of...

/ June 11, 2019
Competing with the big guys

Competing with the big guys

As an MSP, it can be a bit daunting when looking around at the competitive market. Sure, there are other MSPs your size, doing pretty much the same things as you. It’s a case of competing on a peer level...

/ June 4, 2019
Survey finds MSPs are more appreciated in the age of the cloud

Survey finds MSPs are more appreciated in the age of the cloud

A global survey published this week by Accenture finds that in the age of the cloud more customers are willing to rely on managed service providers (MSPs). The survey of 200 senior IT professionals from large businesses finds that  87...

/ June 4, 2019
MSPs need to decide where to focus their cloud efforts

MSPs need to decide where to focus their cloud efforts

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft have pulled away from the rest of the cloud service provider pack. In terms of market share, Microsoft as witnessed by its most recent financial results is making gains to the increased consumption of...

/ April 25, 2019
Cloud 5: Amazon Prime Day fiasco, Walmart cozies up with Microsoft

Cloud 5: Amazon Prime Day fiasco, Walmart cozies up with Microsoft

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ July 20, 2018
public cloud competition
Battle for control of the public cloud intensifies

Battle for control of the public cloud intensifies

The fight for control over application workloads moving into the public cloud is starting to resemble a knock-down drag-out brawl. The catalyst for this conflict is the accelerated rate at which application workloads are moving into public clouds. A new...

/ January 23, 2018
Microsoft commits $50 million to expand AI for Earth program

Microsoft commits $50 million to expand AI for Earth program

This week, Microsoft announced big plans to throw the power of artificial intelligence and cloud computing technology behind the world’s biggest environmental problems. The company promised to devote $50 million in cloud and artificial intelligence services to companies working to solve...

/ December 14, 2017
Big tech companies make huge gains led by cloud computing

Big tech companies make huge gains led by cloud computing

Last week was a good week for big tech, and by extension cloud computing. This helped lead the way to huge gains for the big three — Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.  As CNBC reported on Friday, the big five, which also...

/ November 2, 2017
Blockchain is the cloud’s latest obsession

Blockchain is the cloud’s latest obsession

Every year it seems, the cloud gets obsessed with a shiny new toy. Last year it was artificial intelligence and machine learning. This year, it’s blockchain and the various cloud platform companies are competing for your attention. With Platform-as-a-Service, a...

/ October 5, 2017