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Blockchain And GDPR: Toxic Blend or Miracle Cure for Compliance?

Depending on who you listen to, the combination of GDPR and distributed ledger technology (DLT, AKA blockchain) is either a poisonous cocktail or a magic potion. Forrester explains.

Alibaba Cloud Wins Verizon Support (In Asia Pacific)

Verizon Secure Cloud Interconnect services now support Alibaba Cloud in Asia Pacific. But can Alibaba match Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure & Google Cloud Platform globally?

New Relic’s Simplicity Limits Need for Global Systems Integrators, CEO Says

Customers can rapidly deploy New Relic’s cloud, mobile, application & infrastructure monitoring software, limiting the need for big systems integrator projects, CEO Lew Cirne says. Still, there are partner opportunities.

Huawei: Banned In Which Countries? List and FAQ

Where is Huawei Technologies banned from doing business? Here’s a list of countries, companies, 5G wireless network projects & their Huawei business status.

VMware Acquires AetherPal Remote Control and Support Software

VMware acquires AetherPal, which develops IT support software that allows VARs & MSPs to  remotely view, control, troubleshoot, and fix devices & applications.

Ernst & Young Acquires SAP Consulting Firm Plaut IT, Expands Managed Services

Ernst & Young, more commonly known as EY, acquires Plaut IT, an Australia-based SAP consulting partner. EY plans to expand its SAP managed services & more.

Intel Names Robert Swan CEO Amid Mellanox Acquisition Rumors

Intel names Robert (Bob) Swan CEO. Next up: Will Intel acquire Mellanox and accelerate the chip giant’s monetization of artificial intelligence, IoT, mobile & more?

Cisco Acquires Singularity for Service Provider Network Automation

Cisco Systems acquires Singularity Networks, a provider of log and network infrastructure analytics software. MSSPs (managed security services providers) are early Singularity adopters.

Globant Acquires Cloud Systems Integrator Avanxo

Globant acquires Avanxo, a cloud systems integrator for Salesforce, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) & Informatica.

Alibaba Cloud Services Revenues Near $4 Billion; Google Cloud Platform Within Sight

Alibaba cloud services revenues approach $4 billion annual run rate, gaining ground on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) while targeting Amazon Web Services (AWS) & Microsoft Azure.