New opportunities emerge for cloud service providers

REDMOND, Wash. — March 18, 2015 — With cloud computing now considered a mainstream technology for most companies, new opportunities have emerged for cloud service providers that extend beyond their traditional hosting infrastructure businesses, according to Beyond Infrastructure: Cloud 2.0 Signifies New Opportunities for Cloud Service Providers, a Microsoft Corp.-commissioned study conducted by 451 Research LLC. The study revealed that nearly 70 percent of the opportunity for cloud service providers Read more [...]

Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft announce strategic partnership centered on mobility and cloud services

BARCELONA, Mar. 4, 2015 – Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft Corp. announced a broad, strategic partnership to expand and market Microsoft Lumia smartphones and online services such as Office 365 and OneDrive across sales and marketing channels in all 12 European countries* that Deutsche Telekom is in presently. Through this partnership, both Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft aim to expand the Microsoft ecosystem to new consumer and business customers, Read more [...]

Microsoft cloud and devices momentum highlights second quarter results

Commercial cloud revenue grows triple-digits for the sixth consecutive quarter, reaching an annualized revenue run rate of $ 5.5 billion. REDMOND, Wash. — January 26, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $ 26.5 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. Gross margin, operating income, and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) for the quarter were $ 16.3 billion, $ 7.8 billion, and $ 0.71 per share, respectively. These financial results include $ 243 million of integration Read more [...]

Cloudyn raises $4M to help big companies get their cloud costs in check

Image Credit: Alan Cleaver/FlickrCloudyn, a startup with web-based software that tracks how much money companies spend on public clouds and suggests ways to optimize cloud usage, has taken on its first venture round, totaling $ 4 million. The funding, which Cloudyn announced today, will help the startup round out its product’s support for more public clouds and private cloud software. The money should also help Cloudyn hold its own against competitors, including Cloudability, Cloud Cruiser, Read more [...]

HP to buy cloud software startup in rare acquisition

Hewlett-Packard Co plans to buy cloud software startup Eucalyptus Software, a rare acquisition for the company since its failed $ 11 billion purchase of Britain's Autonomy Plc in 2011. HP did not say how much it will pay for Eucalyptus, which provides open-source software for building private and hybrid clouds, or Internet-based computing services. The acquisition is expected to close in the ... Software - Yahoo News Search Results Read more [...]

Microsoft cloud growth drives strong fourth-quarter results

REDMOND, Wash. — July 22, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $ 23.38 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Gross margin, operating income, and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) for the quarter were $ 15.79 billion, $ 6.48 billion, and $ 0.55 per share, respectively.Microsoft completed the acquisition of substantially all of the Nokia Devices and Services (“NDS”) business on April 25, 2014. Revenue and cost of revenue from the acquired business, including amortization Read more [...]

Adobe VP of strategy to discuss marketing cloud at GrowthBeat

Image Credit: AdobeGrowthBeat, our new event exploring the data, apps, and science of successful marketing, is coming up on Aug. 5 and Aug. 6 in San Francisco. Today, we’re excited to announce a new session with Adobe VP of strategy John Mellor. Adobe is one of the four big marketing cloud vendors that have emerged over the past year or so. The other three are Oracle, Salesforce, and IBM. Adobe prides itself on being a pure play, catering to CMOs’ needs more than these other players. Meanwhile, Read more [...]