All posts by Muhammad Zulhusni

Google targets cybersecurity firm Wiz in record $23 billion deal

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is reportedly in advanced negotiations to acquire the cybersecurity startup Wiz for about $23 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter. If successful, this acquisition would be Alphabet’s largest to date and would signal a major strategic shift for the technology giant. Wiz is one of the fastest-growing… Read more »

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Microsoft reaches truce with cloud providers, ending EU antitrust dispute

Microsoft has signed a settlement with cloud providers after a two-year dispute over its licensing practices, The agreement, which brokered recently with the cloud association CISPE (which is backed by Amazon, Microsoft’s rival), is intended to lead EU regulators to drop an antitrust complaint they filed against Microsoft. CISPE’s Secretary General, Francisco Mingorance, expressed optimism… Read more »

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Tech Mahindra teams up with Microsoft to transform workplaces using generative AI

Global technology consulting and digital solutions company Tech Mahindra has partnered with Microsoft to build an employee experience platform using generative AI. Such a transformation can impact productivity for those working from anywhere. The partnership focuses on the deployment of Copilot for Microsoft 365, establishing Tech Mahindra as a leading Global Systems Integrator (GSI), embracing… Read more »

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Australia commits $2 billion to partner with Amazon for building a secure intelligence cloud

The Australian Government has disclosed plans to establish a highly secure cloud service for its intelligence agencies in a $2 billion partnership with US technology firm Amazon. This advanced platform, scheduled for completion by the end of the decade, is designed to boost information-sharing capabilities within Australia’s security sector. The Guardian reported that deputy prime… Read more »

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Alibaba Cloud shutters Australian and Indian data centres, contradicting earlier claims

Alibaba Cloud has announced the imminent closure of its data centre operations in Australia and India – a move that contradicts its previous assurances to The Register about the stability of its Australian presence. The Chinese cloud giant recently disclosed this decision, framing it as part of a broader infrastructure strategy update. In a statement,… Read more »

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AWS boosts startup credits, challenges Microsoft in AI cloud battle

AWS plans to substantially enhance its support for startups utilising its cloud infrastructure in response to escalating competition in the AI services sector, particularly from Microsoft. According to CNBC, AWS will double the value of credits offered to certain startups through its Activate program. Starting this July, startups that have recently secured Series A funding… Read more »

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CoinTelegraph: How DePIN will change the cloud computing game

The cloud computing sector has been on an impressive growth trajectory, with projections suggesting its market capitalisation will quadruple to a staggering $2.3 trillion by 2032. However, this rapid expansion comes with its own set of challenges. The market’s concentration among a few major players like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud poses significant risks. A… Read more »

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US examines security risks posed by China Telecom and China Mobile’s operations

The Biden administration is conducting a review of China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom due to concerns that these companies could take the American data they access through US cloud and internet providers and provide it to Beijing. According to three sources familiar with the matter, the Commerce Department is carrying out this previously… Read more »

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European organisations demand fair EU cybersecurity practices for big tech

The cloud computing sector in Europe is under considerable regulatory review at the moment, particularly around the proposed cybersecurity certification scheme (EUCS) for cloud services, which is a major topic of industry conversations. Reuters has reported that this initiative has triggered discussions among stakeholders about how it might affect leading cloud service providers, as well… Read more »

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Samsung chief engages Meta, Amazon and Qualcomm in strategic tech talks

A two-week long business trip to the US by Samsung Electronics executive chairman, Lee Jae-yong, recently concluded with high-profile meetings with the heads of Meta, Amazon and Qualcomm. As The Korea Times reported the main purpose of these discussions was to expand tech partnerships between the world’s leading research institutions and explore how they build… Read more »

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