Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • Origin unveils dedicated security practice

    Origin has launched a dedicated IT security practice targeting mid-market and enterprise businesses, leveraging specialist subsidiary Optinet.

    28 Feb. 18 06:00 Written by James Henderson
  • Government CIO urged to boost use of shared IT services

    The Controller and Auditor General has called on the Government Chief Information Office (GCIO) to work with public sector organisations to produce a set of measures for its shared information and communications technology services and to use these to monitor and report on the effectiveness, efficiency and benefits of these services.

    27 Feb. 18 15:46 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Orion Health offers integration services on AWS

    NZX-listed health software company, Orion Health (NZX: OHE) has announced the global launch of a cloud-based integration service running on Amazon Web Services that is says has the capability to manage and maintain the entire integration engine for customers.

    16 Feb. 18 09:47 Written by Stuart Corner
  • FedEx exposes customer records

    Global package delivery company FedEx says it has secured some of the customer identification records that were left on an unsecured AWS S3 bucket, and so far has found no evidence that private data was "misappropriated."

    16 Feb. 18 09:18 Written by Reuters
  • Spark expands telecoms offering to government agencies

    Spark has added contact centre, unified communication, cloud security access brokerage and site connectivity to its Telecommunications as a Service (TaaS) portfolio, saying the move will strengthen its ability to offer TaaS to government agencies.

    09 Feb. 18 12:43 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Dell Boomi rides the IPaaS wave

    Dell Boomi, Dell’s integration platform as a service offering, is claiming triple digit growth in the Asia Pacific and Japan region on the back of what it says is a growth in hybrid cloud environments requiring organisations to integrate cloud based and on-premises applications.

    08 Feb. 18 08:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • White House calls for more cloud

    The White House says the U.S. government needs a major overhaul of IT systems and should take steps to better protect data and accelerate efforts to use cloud-based technology.

    14 Dec. 17 14:10 Written by Reuters
  • MyRepublic expands OpenStack-based private cloud

    MyRepublic is continuing to build out its OpenStack-based private cloud, with the Internet service provider preparing to launch a site in New Zealand next year.

    12 Dec. 17 11:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Warehouse Group to move customer-facing apps to IBM cloud

    The Warehouse Group — which operates The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7 brands — is moving its customer facing IT systems to IBM New Zealand’s cloud services, saying the move will improve customer experience.

    12 Dec. 17 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ANZ deploys Azure Stack to keep processing in-house

    ANZ, the first — and so far only — named Australian customer for Azure Stack, Microsoft’s recently released on-premises version of its Azure public cloud service, is using the system to avoid having to move masses of data for a new application into the public cloud.

    23 Nov. 17 11:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Unisys scores 10 year Ministry of Education APaaS deal

    The Ministry of Education has commissioned Unisys for a 10 year project to design and support a new digital Education Resourcing System (ERS) based on Microsoft and Oracle cloud services that, according to Unisys, will enable the ministry to deliver funds more efficiently for early childhood, primary and secondary school education providers.

    22 Nov. 17 16:17 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 10 cloud mistakes that can sink your business

    The cloud offers a wide range of tangible business benefits, but don't let these common blunders cast a shadow on your company's success.

    14 Nov. 17 22:00 Written by John Edwards
  • Amazon to sell cloud hardware in China deal is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world's second-largest economy.

    14 Nov. 17 16:48 Written by Reuters
  • Catalyst Cloud offers free trials of OpenStack

    NZ cloud services provider Catalyst Cloud has joined the OpenStack Public Cloud Passport programme and is offering free trials of OpenStack public cloud services.

    07 Nov. 17 15:48 Written by Stuart Corner