Scottish cloud tech developer receives £5m backing

Edinburgh, Scotland.

Native cloud platform specialist, Forrit, will expand its operation after receiving scale up support from the Scottish National Investment Bank.

The £5million of funding will allow the Edinburgh headquartered technology developer to expand its workforce and target new markets.

Established in 2014 Forrit is a developer of cloud-based Content Management System (CMS) software. Its cutting-edge platform is used by globally renowned businesses to enhance customer experience,...

VMware enhances VMware Tanzu and VMware Aria platforms

VMware has developed new capabilities across the VMware Tanzu and VMware Aria platforms to empower customers with the capabilities to take a cloud-smart approach to modern application delivery across any cloud.

Purnima Padmanabhan, GM and SVP, modern applications and management business group, VMware, said: “Our customers across the enterprise are engaged in a cumbersome balancing act - juggling multiple tools, teams, clouds, and operating models while at the same time keeping...

Alcatel-Lucent launches new Partner Programme for 3,400 partners 

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a provider of communications, cloud and networking solutions tailored to customers’ industries, has launched its new global partner programme, the 360 Partner Experience (360PX) that delivers a unique partner journey tailored to each organisation.  

The programme was developed to support ALE’s worldwide network of 3,400 partners and accelerate their proficiency and growth on the company’s end-to-end (E2E) portfolio spanning...

Accenture and Microsoft help Unilever with huge cloud transition

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Accenture, Microsoft and Unilever have completed one of the largest and most complex cloud migrations in the consumer goods industry. The migration has helped Unilever - whose 400+ brands are used by 3.4 billion people daily - become a cloud-only enterprise.

Accenture and Microsoft, together with their joint venture, Avanade, worked closely with Unilever to deliver the transformation in just 18 months with minimal disruption to business operations. It has not only helped ensure...

GFT and CloudFrame help industries say ‘cheerio’ to COBOL

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GFT, a digital transformation pioneer, and CloudFrame, a provider of pathways to digital transformation for large organisations who are running mission-critical applications on COBOL, have partnered to help COBOL users make the transition to more efficient platforms that enable users to reduce their overall mainframe costs.

CloudFrame’s proprietary technology converts COBOL code into more efficient and future-proof Java. On average, the cost of a mainframe process is reduced by...

41% of UK data is unused or unwanted

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Against the backdrop of the climate crisis and increasing energy costs, comes the worrying new findings that a lack of data management accountability in the UK means that two-fifths (41%) of data is being stored for no reason.

Conducted by NetApp, the Data Waste Index surveyed IT leaders in data management roles in the UK and found serious issues in the region's data management and storage practices.

The enormity of the task

Despite the excess of unused and...

Shopify and Google Cloud AI integration boosts e-commerce capabilities

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Shopify and Google Cloud have unveiled an integration that enables retailers using Commerce Components - Shopify’s enterprise retail solution - to leverage Google-quality search capabilities and AI innovations. 

Enterprise brands on Shopify can today access Google Cloud’s Discovery Al solutions directly through Commerce Components, Shopify’s modern, composable stack for enterprise retail. This integration, which can now be used by Shopify merchants globally and is...

BT brings 5G and the cloud to businesses on the move with AWS Wavelength

A BT shop.

BT has confirmed it is making a multi-million-pound investment to bring 5G and 4G mobile edge computing services to its UK business customers in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The work combines AWS's cloud expertise with BT’s market-leading 5G and 4G infrastructure. EE’s national mobile network with AWS Wavelength will bring the power of AWS to the network edge for more business and public sector customers across the UK – opening up faster, secure and...

VMware helps partners to capture the multi-cloud opportunity

VMware has revealed the next evolution of the company’s flagship VMware Partner Connect program is live worldwide.

Partner Connect is a singular, unified program for all partner types that is now more flexible and efficient, provides faster and simpler paths to progression, delivers more incentives, and rewards partners for both performance and capabilities.

Through Partner Connect, VMware is empowering partners to drive growth by helping their customers successfully...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise acquires OpsRamp

Fidelma Russo, HPE CTO.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has agreed to acquire OpsRamp, an IT operations management (ITOM) company that monitors, observes, automates and manages IT infrastructure, cloud resources, workloads and applications for hybrid and multi-cloud environments, including the leading hyperscalers.

Integrating OpsRamp’s hybrid digital operations management solution with the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform – and supporting it with HPE services – will reduce the operational...