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Category: Cloud (page 1 of 19)

Accenture acquires cloud analytics firm Core Compete

Accenture has acquired Core Compete, a North Carolina- based cloud analytics services firm, for an undisclosed amount. This is Accenture’s eighth applied intelligence-focused acquisition in the past two years. Core Compete’s 260 professionals, post-acquisition, will join Accenture’s Applied Intelligence practice. It has offices in the UK and India and helps enterprises in digital transformations, cloud-native solutions that deliver AI and ML-infused business outcomes.

Cloud- computing skills demand hit all-time high, salaries jump 100%  

Salaries of cloud computing talent have jumped 100 % high due to the pandemic, and push for digitalisation. A cloud computing professional, a year ago, with five years of experience, was drawing Rs 15 lakh anually is now offered Rs 30 lakh. Similarly, a mid-level executive with 10 years of experience is now offered of about 1 cr, up from Rs 40-50 lakh per annum, said an Xpheno survey. The survey pegged the talent shortage of 80% in the cloud computing space.

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Genesys launches new cloud capabilities in India to protect data sovereignty

Genesys is launching new capabilities for its Cloud services in India by enabling businesses to keep their interactions and data located within the country. The new offering will help the Cloud customer experience and contact centre solutions provider to tap highly regulated industry organisations with strict compliance and security standards — healthcare, financial services, govt, etc having data sovereignty needs.

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55% CIOs to hire full-time techies for digital push: Gartner

Around 55% of the CIOs plan to increase the total number of full-time employees in their team to push digital initiatives throughout 2021, said research firm Gartner. Positions will be opened for the techies having experience in the areas of automation, cloud, analytics platforms, and support for remote work. The need to accelerate digital initiatives, by a large margin, will drive talent acquisition, followed by automation and rising cloud adoption.

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Oracle offers free cloud computing services to clients

Oracle will help organisations to migrate, partially or full, to its cloud computing services for free, as it aims to tap potential cloud-computing clients by allowing them to save time and money. Oracle, while competing with the likes of AWS, Google and Microsoft, is banking on its free support to persuade firms to opt for its cloud services. Over 100 clients, so far, have taken benefits of Oracle’s “Cloud Lift Services” in the past six months, which will open globally on Wednesday.

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Amazon launches 4 week ‘Space Accelerator’ programme for space startups

AWS in collaboration with a London-based investment group Seraphim has launched a four-week business support programme “Space Accelerator” to help space startups take the next level of growth. Startups planning to use AWS to help solve the challenges in the industry can apply for the programme which is already open and will continue till April 21. AWS and Seraphim will provide technical, business, and mentoring to space startups across the world.

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Mindtree to multiply cloud-based growth by 1.5x over next 3-4 years

Bengaluru-headquartered Mindtree likely is planning to increase growth from cloud business over the next three to four years. Around 20-30% of the current revenue share of $1.1 bn IT services comes from its client’s spending on cloud hyperscalers like Google Cloud, Azure and AWS. Mindtree aims to increase it by 1.5x in the next three years, with the help of the digital talent pool.  For the past couple of years, 20% of its revenue comes from the top client.

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95% of healthcare firms see hybrid cloud as ideal choice: Nutanix

The healthcare sector is rapidly adopting a hybrid cloud model, with 95% of the respondents agreeing that hybrid is the ideal choice, said a Nutanix report. 70% said that due to the pandemic IT is viewed more strategically and has accelerated digitalisation. ” Healthcare firms has increased adoption of public cloud (56%), hybrid cloud (51%) and has invested (46%) more in private cloud environments,” said Faiz Shakir, Country Head, India and SAARC, Nutanix.

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Nutanix India business grows 68% during the year of pandemic 

Nutanix’s India business grew 68% in 2020 following rapid digital and cloud adoption. The cloud infrastructure firm showed 14% growth globally. “India is driving global growth for Nutanix and is leading in significant adoption in large verticals like banking and IT,” said Faiz Shakir, director and country head-enterprise and commercial business-India and SAARC, Nutanix. Nutanix new clients and partners grew 25% last year.