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Salesforce Plans Major Update For Lightning CRM Platform

Salesforce launched the new version of its core customer relationship management (CRM) offering, called Lightning, last year and has now unveiled its first major update for the platform. The new Lightning will include improved analytics, intelligent email and advanced sales features along with the ability to make calls directly from the platform. Here are the details.


Microsoft Is Ahead Of Google In The Enterprise Cloud Email Market

Cloud email services in the enterprise are still in their infancy with only 13 per cent of nearly 400,000 publicly-listed companies globally using them. But Microsoft is leading the charge with 8.5 per cent of the marketshare, according to analyst firm Gartner. While Google is the clear favourite for consumers with its Gmail offering, uptake for its enterprise cloud email service lags behind.


AWS Cuts Price On Selected Cloud Services In Australia

With competition heating up in the public cloud sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has started the new year with a price reduction on some of its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service offerings in several regions, including Australia. Here are the details.


Google Commits US$1 Million For Google Drive Security Research In 2016

With data breaches becoming more common, Google doesn’t want to end up in the news for all the wrong reasons and has dedicated US1 million to fund independent security research towards keeping data safe in its Google Drive cloud storage service.


Google Simplifies Drive API For Developers

Google has released version 3 of its Drive API after listening to feedback from developers. The company said the new Google Drive API v3 is leaner and faster to use. Here’s what you need to know.


Microsoft Backtracks (A Little) On OneDrive Free Storage Changes

A few weeks ago, Microsoft decided to downgrade its OneDrive online storage arrangements, which rubbed a number of its customers the wrong way. Since then, the vendor has backed down, just a tad bit. Existing OneDrive users can keep their 15GB storage limit. Here’s how it can be done.


Identity Management For Businesses In An IoT World

The emergence of internet of things (IoT) has altered the requirements for identity and access management (IAM) in businesses. With a vast amount of electronic devices communicating directly with each other, IAM in an IoT world is no longer just about defining a relationship between a human and a machine. All IoT entities, be it people, application, services or devices require an identity. Here are some tips from Gartner on implementing a successful IAM strategy for IoT within organisations.


Three Things IT Pros Need To Know About The Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is so hot right now. Every technology vendor is either talking about it or releasing products to help organisations take advantage of it. Here are three things IT professionals need to know about the latest craze in the technology industry.


EMC Adds New Features To Products For Hybrid Cloud Storage Support

Hybrid cloud adoption is on the rise in the enterprise space. EMC is responding to this trend by folding in new capabilities to its existing product range to connect primary storage and data protection system to private and public clouds.


Microsoft To IT Pros: Stand Up And Be Leaders In Your Organisations

IT professionals need to become leaders in their companies to promote change through the use of cloud and mobility technologies, according to Microsoft corporate vice-president for enterprise mobility Brad Anderson. He was the keynote speaker at Microsoft Ignite 2015 in the Gold Coast.


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