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Atos, a French multinational IT services and consultancy firm has bid $10 billion to acquire DXC, an American that provides B2B IT services.
This deal will allow Atos to grow there presence in America and give them access to more clients and B2B services like Cloud and analytics.
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Bitcoin has reached a new record level around $20,000.
The cryptocurrency has gained around 170% this with with increasing demand and large investments.
As the pandemic has changed lives and business permanently, governments worldwide have responded with a monetary stimulus to try and grow confidence in the economy. However, this has built concerns that the $ currency will lose its purchasing power.
This has lead to an increase in demand for digital currencies such as Bitcoin.
Twitter have signed a long-term contract with Amazon to use their AWS.
They will be relying on AWS to help them run their core timelines.
AWS are set to implement new features to improve the app. They are also working to improve Twitters capability, storage, security and the quality of delivery.
The chief technology offer at Twitter, Parag Agrawal said “The collaboration with AWS will improve performance for people who use Twitter by enabling us to serve Tweets from data centers closer to our customers at the same time as we leverage the Arm-based architecture of AWS Gravition2 instances. In addition to helping us scale our infrastructure, this work with AWS enables us to ship features faster as we apply AWS’s diverse and growing portfolio of services.”
The Department for Work and Pensions have completed their two year mission to migrate their applications onto hybrid cloud.
It was set up as an insourcing mission, moving applications from third part data centres to services built through the Crown Commercial service Framework.
This initiative is set out to gain more control of the business in order to be more efficient in terms of cost and performance.
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The CCMA have just completed their latest research project which looked into consumers’ attitudes towards chatbots. The results reveal that there is a trust gap to fill.
Great read, access their research here
Google Cloud has acquired Dataform, a UK startup specialised as an operating system for data warehouses, managing data flows and tools for consumers.
The acquisition is understood to be an ‘acquihire’ which will allow Google to absorb their talent and to help Dataform to continue to grow.
Dataform will continue to use their own management separate from Google and the Dataform web will now be freely available to all consumers.
Nokia, a Finnish telecom company has signed a contract with Proximus Luxembourg to provide 5G nationally in Luxembourg for seven years.
Nokia is absorbing a lot of business from Huawei Technology as regulations against Huawei withstand. This has enabled Nokia to sign contracts with Orange and Ecrisson.
Giffgaff, a UK mobile network operator has become the first mobile virtual operator to shift their infrastructure and development operations to Amazon Web Services.
By 2021 all of their IT infrastructure and development operations will be on the cloud. The hope is that this will help Giffgaff to increase their efficiency internally finding network issues.
Reddit, a social media news site are planning to acquire Dubsmash, a video social media platform in order to grow their brand and to compete against TikTok.
One of the founders of Reddit, Steve Huffman says “Dubsmash elevates under-represented creators, while Reddit fosters a sense of community and belonging across thousands of different topics and passions. It’s clear that our missions closely align and that our community-focused platforms can coexist and grow as we learn from each other.”
Read this great article by Concentrix regarding their new independent status here