Red Hat and Hortonworks blend Hadoop into enterprise infrastructure for big data projects

Red Hat and Hadoop specialist Hortonworks have announced a partnership aimed at making big data projects easier to operate by integrating the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with key Red Hat infrastructure products, including Red Hat Linux with OpenJDK and its Red Hat Storage Server. The partnership represents a strategic alliance that will see joint customer […]

Microsoft puts Scott Guthrie in charge of Cloud and Enterprise after Nadella CEO move

Microsoft has announced that Scott Guthrie, vice president for Windows Azure, is to take Satya Nadella’s place heading up the firm’s Cloud and Enterprise Group, at least for the short term. The move was announced during a Q&A session with Satya Nadella on the day it was disclosed that he had been selected as Microsoft’s […]

Citrix update lets firms deploy XenDesktop and XenApp from AWS or private clouds

Citrix has released new versions of its XenDesktop and XenApp platforms, offering customers the ability to deliver virtual desktops and applications from Amazon Web Services (AWS) or a cloud powered by Apache CloudStack, with support for Microsoft’s Windows Azure promised. Available from March, XenDesktop 7.5 and XenApp 7.5 bring what Citrix describes as hybrid cloud […]

Verizon to offer Oracle Database and Fusion Middleware as enterprise cloud services

Verizon is extending its cloud computing portfolio to offer Oracle enterprise applications such as the Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware as software as a service (SaaS) that business customers will be able to access on a per-hour billing rate. Verizon announced its entry into the cloud computing arena last year, aiming squarely at enterprise […]

Microsoft updates OneNote tablet app with ability to scan and search images

Microsoft has unveiled an updated version of its OneNote app that enables Windows tablet users to scan using their device’s camera and then search any text within those scans. The update also makes it easier to capture notes from other apps. In a post on its Office blogs site, the software giant said the changes […]

Sage expands cloud offerings with forecast and currency tools for SMEs

Accounts software specialist Sage UK has unveiled an online service aimed at small to medium enterprises (SMEs), delivering enhanced forecasting tools and the ability to handle transactions in multiple currencies, the firm said. Available now, Sage One Accounts Extra extends the firm’s existing Sage One software as a service (SaaS) portfolio of online accounting and […]