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Cloud Computing: IT giants flex cloud muscles

Established IT vendors have been reinventing themselves to secure a lead role in the cloud revolution. Ian Campbell talks to two of them

7th June, 2015
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Niamh Townsend, interim general manager, Dell Ireland

T he big blue-chip tech companies that have dominated the hardware and services industry for the last 15 years have been on the acquisition trail, buying up smaller tech firms to secure a stronger foothold at the basecamp of cloud delivery, where the cornerstones are compute power, storage and the network.

The upshot of all this activity is that it is increasingly difficult to tell them apart. Each has a finger in each other’s pie and...

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