IBM: IBM, Hyperledger Join Blockchain Identity Consortium

13-Oct-2017

IBM and Hyperledger have signed up with the Decentralized Identity Foundation, a consortium formed this year in a quote to promote interoperability and requirements for blockchain-based ID systems. The blockchain heavyweights join a varied group of companies, consisting of huge corporates like Microsoft and Accenture, start-ups such as Civic and Gem, along with open-source jobs like uPort and Sovrin.read more

Microsoft: What business and HR leaders can learn from the CEO of Microsoft

06-Oct-2017

Satya Nadella, the chief executive of Microsoft, is regarded as one of the world’s top leaders, having grown market cap by $250billion since taking the helm in 2014. A big part of his explanation for this turnaround is simple: creating a “learning culture”. “I wanted our company to be a team of ‘learn it alls’ rather than ‘know it alls’” he said.read more

KPMG: KPMG International and Microsoft joins hands for smart audit platform Microsoft Azure

11-Sep-2017

Partnered since 2015, KPMG International and Microsoft have recently announced strategic initiative of digital solutions that will enable KPMG’s smart audit platform, “KPMG Clara” – built on KPMG business experience and the Microsoft intelligent cloud technology “Microsoft Azure”. KPMG would be the first of the Big Four to enable its member firms to conduct external audits with Azure. read more

Microsoft: Microsoft buys Cloudyn, but can it make it a success?

08-Aug-2017

Microsoft has acquired cloud billing startup Cloudyn for a reported $50 million – $70 million, allowing it to potentially offer cloud cost management services. Cloudyn helps customers to manage and organise their cloud billing across multiple clouds, and has supported cost management for Azure and other clouds to help customers improve their cloud efficiency.read more

Microsoft: “Microsoft has halved data it collects from Windows 10 users, says French privacy regulator”

03-Jul-2017

Last summer, France's data protection commissioner, CNIL, criticized Microsoft for collecting an excessive amount of user data on Windows 10 PCs, and publicly ordered the company to "comply with the law within a period of three months." The data protection watchdog said that Microsoft "has reduced by almost half the volume of data collected under the "basic level" of its telemetry service", and that it now limits its collection of data to the bare minimums required "to maintain the system and applications in good working order and to ensure [users'] safety."read more

Microsoft: In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision

24-May-2017

A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus.The two companies have long been rivals, of course, but now — maybe more than ever — they are on a collision course that has them compete in cloud computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence, productivity applications and virtual and augmented reality.read more