Enterprise Tech News: Microsoft Cortana Suite, Google Cloud for Windows, Salesforce for Secure Enterprise Apps

17 Jul. 2015 Enterprise Tech News

This week’s tech news roundup features Microsoft integrating Big Data and Analytics through Cortana, Google opening up its Cloud Platform to Microsoft and Salesforce focusing on Enterprise App security via Shield.

Microsoft’s Cortana Suite to Combine Big Data and Analytics

Cortana Analytics Suite
Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella made a major announcement at World Wide Partner Conference in Florida recently. It was about the launch of Cortana Analytics Suite (CAS). As per Nadella, CAS will ‘democratize big data’ and help companies derive more value from the large amounts of data available to them. CAS is aimed at enterprises who need a one-stop big data and analytics service. Through Cortana, enterprises will be able to access a comprehensive platform that will help them make intelligent business decisions. CAS includes Azure ML (machine learning), Power BI (data visualization tool) and Azure Data Catalog (for sharing data stores).

Google Cloud Platform Now Available for Microsoft

Google Cloud Platform
Google’s Cloud Platform supported Linux foundation and offered its enterprise services. But, from this week, it will also support Windows Server. By including support for Windows, Google Cloud Platform will be better positioned to serve enterprise customers. Through this collaboration, Google is hoping to play catch up with the its cloud service rival like Amazon Web Services who operate in the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). Although a pilot version of the Windows Server OS was rolled out in the first half of 2015, Google has only recently decided to make Windows virtual machine image accessible on the Google Cloud Platform.

Salesforce Launches Shield to Deliver Enterprise App Security

Salesforce Shield

Security is one of the top-most concern for enterprise application development. Salesforce has initiated Shield – a suite of platform services that helps companies create secure applications. Shield is part of the Salesforce1 platform and provides four security-focused levels that are meant to help companies meet legal, abidance or governance requisites. Through this, firms can create cloud-based apps that have encoding, auditing, archiving and monitoring features. These elements will make it simpler for organizations to encrypt sensitive data, capture accurate client data, observe user actions and store critical business information on the Salesforce1 platform.

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