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Microsoft, Honor expand partnership to develop new AI, devices

Microsoft and Honor have announced the expansion of their ongoing partnership, under which they will focus on Microsoft’s cloud adoption, and other tech. Honor will use AI speech and translation services based on Microsoft’s Azure cloud for a variety of uses, including its new assistant YOYO. Microsoft will also help Honor improve user experiences for Honor mobiles, laptops, and other devices. The companies will jointly explore innovative mobile experiences.

Source: Microsoft

JSW steel plans digitally connected smart steel factories in India by FY25

Steelmaker JSW Steel has plans to create digitally connected steel factories in India. The plan will involve the deployment of advanced new technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, and Cloud. As a part of the digital roadmap, the first digital factory to be operational will be JSW Steel Vijayanagar Works, in FY23, followed by JSW Dolvi Works in Maharashtra, and JSW Salem works in Tamil Nadu.

Salesforce helping Porter in direct-to-consumer services

Porter, an on-demand logistics marketplace that offers its customers trucks and tempos for delivery into the cities, is using Salesforce’s strong analytical platform to adopt a data-driven approach. This enabled Porter to contextualise all gathered data and provide customized solutions to clients. Data analysis is also useful for lead conversion, with the correct agents being spotted through analysis and
then incentivised.

Source: Salesforce

Netcore Cloud to hire 800 professionals in 2022

SaaS firm Netcore Cloud has said it has plans to hire up to 800 new professionals in India and global markets, in a ratio of 80:20 by 2022. After having already onboarded 300 professionals during the last year, the firm has a team of 700 employees based in India, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. New recruitments will be made across departments like engineering, product, sales, marketing, research, and development.

Oracle records less revenue than expected, with Cloud competition rising

Oracle Corp has fallen short of the expected Wall Street first-quarter revenue, with the cause being increased competition in the cloud sector. The company forecast adjusted expected earnings for next quarter between $1.09 – $1.13, above analyst predictions of $1.08 per share. While Oracle, is expected to benefit from the new cloud trends, the increased competition from AWS, Microsoft Azure etc. will make it tougher to achieve a monopoly.

Source: Latestly

Big Cloud services could face resilience testing, says Bank of England

The Bank of England has said that tech giants like Google, Amazon, providing cloud services to British banks may have to comply with minimum resilience standards. Many European and US regulators are also worried about the bank’s reliance on a handful of tech companies for cloud, and how much of an impact an outage could have on financial stability. Resilience testing is being suggested as a solution for the problem.

Source: The Hindu

WhatsApp announces long-awaited cloud chat encryption security feature

WhatsApp has announced that it will finally give its users the option to encrypt their chat backups in the cloud. While the app already had end-to-end encryption, so far chats stored on the cloud were unencrypted and relatively easy to access. In the coming weeks, the new feature will allow the backups to be encrypted, with users able to store their own 64-bit encryption keys. The move provides users with long-awaited privacy and security.

Source: Live Mint

 

Nutanix witnessed rise in subscription model in India during pandemic

Rajiv Ramaswami, Nutanix CEO, has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in customers shifting to a subscription model to save money. Business in India, Ramaswami said, grew 68% for the cloud-infra firm, while the company itself grew 14%. The CEO said the growth is expected to continue, with the company adding 700 customers every quarter to its already 20,000 strong customer count.

Source: Communication Today