Paid $13.8 billion tax bill
Software King of the World Microsoft beat the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street’s profit forecast thanks to its growth in its cloud computing business but took a $13.8 billion one-time charge due to the new tax law which enabled it to bring its colossal cash mountain to the US.
Strategic transition in Callidus
The maker of expensive management software which is so esoteric few people know what it does has decided to invest $2.4 billion to get more practical about clouds.
Cloud expert says Spectre and Meltdown requires company effort for a long time
While Intel still is unable to get a patch out to fix Spectre and Meltdown, companies need to sort out their managing application performance, a cloud expert has warned.
Still inventing like a mad thing
While the media attention has shifted away from Biggish Blue in the hardware world, there are signs that the company is still quietly getting on with it and inventing things.
Everything will be cloud based
Karl Roe, VP Services & Cloud Solutions at Nuvias, has been shuffling his tarot cards and made a stab at predicting what’s in store for organisations using the cloud in 2018. He thinks it will be a big year for cloudy companies.
Make it easier for Russians to access
US comedy president Donald (prince of orange) Trump is apparently very enthusiastic about shoving lots of government data onto the clouds.
Incomprehensible meets the intractable
The software King of the World is teaming up with the maker of expensive business software which no one knows exactly what it does to put everything into clouds.
OneSphere links clouds
HPE is planning to announce a new product called OneSphere that could help companies track when employees use public clouds like Amazon Web Services.
Web services have not been sold off
Amazon has denied that it has given up on trying to provide its lucrative cloud services in China and has flogged off the operation to its Chinese partner.
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The ever shrinking Big Blue is expanding what it calls quantum computing as a cloud service.