Microsoft goes live with cloud-based Power BI for Office 365

Microsoft has fully released Power BI for Office 365, its cloud-based business intelligence (BI) platform designed to deliver analytics and visualisation tools to a broader business audience. Announced on Microsoft’s official blog, Power BI for Office 365 has already been available as a preview since last summer. The platform is intended to give Microsoft customers […]

Volvo UK reaps benefits of BI app push with QlikView

Volvo UK is pushing the use of business intelligence (BI) tools through its organisation – from sales teams to authorised dealers – by building out specific applications as and when required. The company uses the QlikView platform to host its data and tools. This was originally chosen to simplify the hosting of its key data […]

Azul provides cross-platform support for Java apps with Zulu Enterprise OpenJDK

Azul Systems is offering enterprise firms a multi-platform implementation of the OpenJDK open-source Java project with full commercial support available, enabling deployments across Linux, Windows and cloud platforms. Available immediately, Zulu Enterprise is a fully supported build of OpenJDK with a battery of subscription support options, making it suitable for broad deployment across the enterprise, […]

Oracle adds Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com to integrate with on-premise resources

Oracle is getting into the market for cloud integration tools with Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com, which makes use of the firm’s Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) Suite to help integrate data between the cloud and on-premise applications. Announcing the tool, Oracle said it has developed Oracle Cloud Adapters to enable organisations to integrate on-premise business applications […]

Dell teams with Red Hat to co-engineer private cloud products

AUSTIN: Dell has announced a new partnership with open-source software company Red Hat to engineer private cloud offerings built on both Dell infrastructure and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. Dell claims the deal makes it the first company to OEM the OpenStack platform, while at the same time help customers move to and […]

Microsoft looks to strengthen Dynamics CRM with Parature buy

Microsoft has completed a deal to buy cloud customer engagement firm Parature, in a bid to bolster its Dynamics CRM platform and to compete with firms such as Salesforce and Oracle. Parature’s software is used in medium-to-large organisations around the world, with major brands including Ask.com, IBM, Konami and Travelodge contributing to its 70 million-strong […]