Zoom Video Communications, Inc. announced general availability of its Zoom Phone cloud phone service in 25 additional countries and territories, as well as a new, drastically simplified telephone service plan for companies with locations across the globe. Zoom now provides local telephone service and domestic calling in over 40 countries and territories around the world. The new countries and territories where Zoom Phone supports local phone numbers are: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia,…

ITC launches Microsoft Azure Stack services in KSA

Written on Monday, 18 May 2020 14:17
Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) has launched Microsoft Azure Stack, a hybrid cloud-based computing software solution, in Saudi Arabia. Azure Stack aims to help companies build their own environment using the same tools and solutions as that of Microsoft Azure public cloud. With Microsoft Azure Stack platform, ITC will help organizations implement the same capabilities that Azure public cloud offers, within ITC’s data center inside the Kingdom. It is also the safest way to have security and control over businesses’ critical…

Zoom selects Oracle Cloud to support video call demands

Written on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 10:47
Instead of going with cloud giants Amazon or Microsoft, Zoom announced it had picked Oracle as a cloud infrastructure partner to support its rapid growth and evolving business needs as the enterprise video communications company continues to innovate and provide an essential service to its extensive customer base.

MATRIXX Software appoints Glo Gordon as new CEO

Written on Monday, 03 February 2020 09:11
MATRIXX Software has appointed board member Glo Gordon as the new CEO, succeeding Dave Labuda. She is to lead the company through its next phase of transformative growth. The transition is expected to take place throughout the month of February. Following the transition, Labuda will remain in the company as a non-executive chairman of the board and senior innovation advisor. Labuda stated, “It’s been an honor to lead the talented MATRIXX team and I’m excited that Glo will bring her…
Oracle, in collaboration with Redington, a leading distributor and an Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) partner operating across Middle East and Africa launched a dedicated Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE) in Dubai to enable knowledge share and ready availability of Oracle Cloud to help Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN)members develop and implement transformative cloud projects across the Middle East.

SAP to cut 3,000 jobs as part of €1bn restructuring plan

Written on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:34
German software behemoth SAP has stunned staff by announcing that it will cut 3,000 jobs as part of a €1bn restructuring plan after profits stagnated in 2018. However, the upbeat company insists it is still on track to grow revenues and earnings for this year, but that a restructuring of its overall operations and practices are necessary. SAP’s CFO, Luka Mucic said the company expects a higher number of employees to leave that during its last job cull which occurred…

PCCW Global’s Console Connect extends its reach to the US

Written on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 06:54
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and data center and cloud specialist TierPoint announced a collaboration to offer US-based enterprises the world’s first global software-defined interconnection platform using TierPoint’s infrastructure, with access to PCCW Global’s Console Connect. As enterprises migrate critical applications and content to the cloud, they are discovering that the public internet was not designed or built with business connectivity in mind, especially when it comes to reliable performance, predictability…

China Unicom taps Huawei for cloud computing solution

Written on Monday, 29 January 2018 07:03
Huawei has partnered with telecom provider China Unicom to deploy the latter’s first private cloud resource pool based on Huawei’s CloudFabric solution. The move marks a significant step for China Unicom in enabling its business transformation in the cloud era. The development of cloud computing technologies and services has enabled China Unicom to expand its businesses. Traditional data centers are no longer aligned with larger numbers of servers and the requirements for quick provisioning of new services. In response to…

Nokia launches security software for cloud-native deployments

Written on Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:19
Nokia announced its next-generation “Session Border Controller” software, offering service providers dramatically higher levels of performance and security for their cloud-native deployments. Nokia SBC acts as the gatekeeper at the edge of the network, preventing cyber-attacks, IP-bandwidth overload and unauthorized access attempts launched against communication interfaces from devices and other peer networks. The new software provides enhanced capabilities to help customers better manage and protect media and signaling streams within and across their networks, ensuring high-quality, uninterrupted delivery of voice…

PCCW Global launches Online Cloud Connect to Microsoft Azure

Written on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:31
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has launched the Online Cloud Connect service providing connectivity to Microsoft Azure. This is an innovative Network-as-a-Service product that extends a customer’s MPLS network service to both Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365, benefiting them by providing a service which is insulated from the public Internet with improved and predictable performance and vastly reduced latency. The Online Cloud Connect service leverages the capabilities of PCCW Global's…
China Unicom’s mixed-ownership reform has leapt forward in business cooperation with Chinese internet company Tencent and e-commerce platform Alibaba Group. This represents the first major business cooperation with strategic investors after China Unicom’s mixed-ownership reform plan was approved. China Unicom & Tencent China Unicom and Tencent recently jointly announced to leverage their respective rich resources and capabilities in communications, cloud computing and network security, and mutually open up these resources in order to accelerate and deepen integrated innovation in this…
Nuage Networks, the Nokia venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, announced a significant addition to its roster of global financial customers with its first SDN-based, large enterprise project win in China with China Pacific Insurance Company (CPIC), the country's second-largest property insurance company. The private cloud SDN project, won via Nokia Shanghai Bell, will use Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) in two CPIC data centers: one to integrate the dispersed IT systems of 82 branch offices into one…
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