This week on Cloud News Review
According to the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA), only 30% of Singaporean businesses are on the cloud and they reported higher productivity growth. This is compared to the 37% adoption rate in the U.S. which is expected to soar to 80% by 2020. Singapore is still a little nervous about making the jump into the cloud computing industry because of past perception, but are still growing at a rapid pace.
The CTO of Dropbox Aditya Agarwal will leave the company next month to venture into other opportunities. This comes at a surprise when Dropbox has begun to push into more success with Agarwal himself saying, “We have over half a billion users today. We have hundreds of thousands of business customers who are using our products to make their teams and companies more productive….These are the hallmarks of a company that is built to last”
Microsoft gets strong sales from it’s cloud services making it a $19 billion success. Microsoft is proving very effective in helping its customers make the transition to the cloud. Office 365, the company’s cloud-enabled productivity software and services suite saw its commercial sales jump 43 percent year-over-year. On the consumer side, Office 365 boasts 27 million subscribers.
The latest quarterly results from IBM have revealed that the cloud business of the tech giant is growing but not as fast as its rivals such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. IBM is becoming a growing cloud service in the industry, but is still having trouble competing with big names like Google and Microsoft.
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