May 7, 2020


  • Accenture Forms New $3 Billion Cloud Group

    Consulting services company Accenture, has today announced the formation of its new cloud services group Accenture Cloud First, which will be led by Karthik Narain, effective from October 1, 2020. To kick-start the cloud group operations, Accenture is investing $3 billion that will be used for the advancement of industry roadmaps, data models, and solutions;[...]

  • Centurylink Rebrands as Lumen Technologies

    American multinational telecommunication company CenturyLink, Inc., has just announced its new brand name as Lumen Technologies Inc. or simply Lumen. According to the company, Lumen is an expression of a rekindled focus on helping customers leverage emerging technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution to deliver products such as smart cities, retail and industrial robotics, real-time[...]

  • Nvidia to Acquire Arm Limited for $40 Billion

    NVIDIA has just signed a definitive agreement with SoftBank Group Corp. to acquire British semiconductor company Arm Limited, in a transaction valued at $40 billion. Through the acquisition of this SoftBank wholly owned company, NVIDIA is committed to build on Arm’s R&D presence in the U.K., establishing a new global center of excellence in AI[...]

  • Nutanix Launches Kubernetes PaaS Karbon

    Nutanix has just launched its Karbon Platform Services, a Kubernetes-based multicloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), which is expected to accelerate the development and deployment of microservices-based apps across any cloud. Karbon Platform Services builds on the core Kubernetes lifecycle management capabilities initially introduced with Karbon as an integrated component of the Nutanix HCI software. The new offering[...]

  • UK Launches Its New National Data Strategy

    The UK government has finally launched its National Data Strategy which was first announced about two years ago. This is a move to leverage existing UK technology strengths to boost the use of data across businesses, government, civil society and individuals, following the country’s exit from the European Union. The development of the National Data[...]

  • Telefonica Acquires Cyber Security Firm iHackLabs

    Spanish multinational telecommunications company Telefonica, has just announced its acquisition of iHackLabs, a company specialized in cyber security training. As announced, this acquisition was made through Telefonica’s cyber security company ElevenPaths, with the intention of bolstering its capabilities in the training of cyber security professionals. However, iHackLabs has been collaborating with ElevenPaths since 2018 for[...]

  • Enreach Buys Cloud Contact Specialist Herobase

    Enreach has announced its acquisition of HeroBase, a cloud contact center software specialist to enhance its contact center and marketing automation capabilities. Backed by investment company Waterland, Enreach will integrate HeroBase solution with its existing products to create a full GDPR-compliant cloud-based contact centre solution for its partners and customers across Europe, while also increasing[...]

  • Altigen Acquires CoreInteract Vendor Blue Panda

    Altigen has announced its acquisition of Blue Panda Communications, including its CoreInteract platform, a cloud-based customer engagement solution for Microsoft Teams. Blue Panda, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, developed CoreInteract as a multi-tenant cloud solution which is integrated with Microsoft Teams to automate the routing and queuing of inbound customer requests using the customer’s[...]

  • Linux Foundation Forms LFCF to Address Climate Risks

    The Linux Foundation (LF) has just announced its intention to form the LF Climate Finance Foundation (LFCF), a new initiative that is aimed at empowering investors, banks, insurers, companies, governments, NGOs and academia with AI-enhanced open source analytics and open data to address climate risk and opportunity. As announced, LFCF is an effort aligned with[...]

  • Amazon to Invest $18 Billion for SMBs in 2020

    Amazon has announced it plans to invest a total of $18 billion this year in the support of SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) operations on its ecommerce platform, which includes investments in logistics, tools, services, programs, and people. The announcement was made at Amazon Accelerate – a three-day virtual summit for U.S. SMBs who are[...]

  • OVHcloud Acquires EXTEN Storage Technology

    Cloud service provider OVHcloud, has announced its acquisition of NVMe storage technology from EXTEN Technologies, Inc., a US-based storage software company. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, EXTEN has been in the business of developing NVMe Over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) storage software since 2012, providing disaggregated storage platform that replaces local NVMe drives with shared pools of capacity[...]

  • Google Cloud Partners With Amwell in a $100M Deal

    Google Cloud has just entered into a multi-year partnership with Amwell to deliver telehealth solutions across the global healthcare ecosystem, powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning and collaboration technologies. Through this partnership, the US-based telehealth solutions provider Amwell, will migrate its patient and clinician video platform onto Google’s cloud platform for both new and existing[...]