Team collaboration software maker Slack has joined forces with Google to better integrate their cloud services. What this means is new features will hit the Slack app and Google's cloud-based productivity suite that are aimed at improving collaboration within organisations. The partnership comes as Microsoft launched its 'Slack killer' last month.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can now buy software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions through the AWS Marketplace. The software on offer runs on a pay-as-you-go consumption model with no recurring costs and services that are used will be billed on a customer's AWS bill. There are a number of SaaS and API products on offer. Here's what you need to know.
In August Microsoft launched a preview of an offering on its Azure public cloud platform that supports high-performance computing (HPC). Called Azure N-Series, the virtual machines are powered by NVIDIA GPUs and are already being used by Open AI, a non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research organisation co-founded by Elon Musk.
Today at the Microsoft Australia Developer Conference in Sydney, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that developers will be able to make use of N-series virtual machines on Azure to run compute intensive workloads in the cloud. This means even small developer operations can have access to technology that is traditionally reserved for large enterprises. Here's what you need to know.
Every year, global cloud accounting company Xero runs a hackathon called Global Xplore. Hackathons aren't new — you’ve no doubt heard about many of them over the years. But Xero did things a little differently this time and it has some wise words to share about what it takes to host a successful global hackathon and why it's such an important part of the company's culture.
Microsoft has launched Outlook Customer Manager, a tool that will be integrated into Office 365, that aims to help small businesses make the most of their interactions with their clients. Customer Manager can automatically organise customer information neatly in one place within the Microsoft Outlook email client. There's also a dedicated mobile app for the new tool. Here's what you need to know.
After adding a whole bunch of productivity tools to its online storage cloud service a few months ago, Dropbox has now brought more features to its iOS app. Here's what you need to know.
Microsoft has announced that it has discounted the prices of some of its popular virtual machine (VM) instances on its Azure public cloud platform. Here's a breakdown of Azure VM prices in Australia right now.
Google is expanding the footprint of its public cloud service. The company is gearing up to launch a point of presence for its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in Sydney, its first one in Australia. While GCP is already accessible globally, the point of presence will bring lower latency to local customers. Here's what you need to know.
Microsoft Ignite 2016 has begun in Atlanta over in the US and the keynote was held earlier today. As the countdown reached zero, Microsoft general manager for cloud platorm Julia White entered to redefine IT as innovation and transformation before introducing Scott Guthrie, Executive VP of Microsoft . With a focus on how new technology enables digital transformation, he described how a number of global companies have transitioned to Microsoft cloud services. Read on to find out more.
Google has announced that it has teamed up with cloud storage provider Box which will see a tighter integration between their productivity offerings. It opens doors for Google Docs users to easily store documents in Box, which is a curious decision given Google already has its own online storage service. Meanwhile, Box will get access to Google Springboard, an AI assistant tool that helps users search for information they need and provides recommendations of what they might want to see. Read on for more details.
The theme of Huawei's Connect 2016 conference in Shanghai, China, is 'Shape the cloud'. Certainly Huawei, an IT and communications technology provider, is becoming a serious player in the cloud space. But despite having the capabilities to launch its own public cloud service, it has chosen to stay behind the scenes, providing technology to power other people's clouds instead. Huawei explains why it's not interested in becoming the next Amazon Web Service (AWS).
Digital transformation is a term that gets tossed around a lot these days. It's often associated with claims that organisations must undergo a journey to become truly digital enterprises if they want to remain competitive. Sounds vague as hell. So what does it really mean to be a digital enterprise? Let's find out.
If Google is obsessed with compression, you can count on the likes of Dropbox having a thing for it too. Driven by the need to store petabytes of user data in the most efficient way possible, the cloud storage company has come up with its own lossless JPEG compressor that can shave over 20 per cent off file sizes.