Barracuda snaps at European cloud cluelessness
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Most still think on-premise security is better

New research from Barracuda shows that while cloud has been a industry bussword for some time, most EU businesses are clueless when it comes to the technology.

US politicians try backdoor to take foreign data
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Bipartisan deal will force US Cloud companies to hand over data

Buried in a federal spending bill released late is bipartisan legislation to clarify a law that would require Cloud companies to hand over data stored overseas.

Alibaba has 40 quantum cats
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China investigates potentially dead and alive moggies

Alibaba Cloud and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) built a superconducting quantum computing cloud powered by a quantum processor with 11 quantum bits (qubits) of power.

Microsoft beats Wall Street thanks to cloudy fortune
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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.

SAP  invests more in clouds
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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.

Companies need to push application performance
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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.

IBM still breaking patent records
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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.

Nuvias gives top five cloud predictions
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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.

Trump wants government on the cloud
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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.

Microsoft teams up with SAP for cloud
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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.