The cloud market is rapidly evolving as businesses, governments and organisations of all shapes and sizes embrace the benefits on offer.
With so much going on it can be hard to keep track of everything, so V3 has produced a round-up of some of the key announcements this week to help you stay up to date on this area of the market.
AWS gets seal of approval from EU data protection authorities
Amazon Web Services secured approval from the EU's data protection Article 29 Working Party that it adheres to EU requirements on international data transfers contained in its Standard Contractual Clauses.
The confirmation means that AWS customers can be assured that data moved to non-EU AWS regions will still be held in compliance with EU regulations, underlining how important this remains to businesses, and vendors like AWS.
Firms spend £270,000 on unexpected cloud costs
A report on CloudHub noted that a survey of IT decision makers in the UK revealed that a staggering 90 percent of UK companies have forked out an additional £270,000 over the past five years when moving to the cloud owing to “unforeseen costs”.
Salesforce snaps up mobile app security firm Toopher
Cloud giant Salesforce acquired mobile app authentication firm Toopher, which provides an extra layer of security for apps by requiring information from a user or their smartphone before allowing access to specific data.
Google wants Drive for Work to be super-secure
Google announced plans to tighten the security of its Drive for Work cloud storage service with enhanced document sharing and tracking controls to give IT admins more control over how data is accessed and shared in an organisation.
Microsoft will enhance Office 365 Open Document Format support
Microsoft has promised to issue an update to Office 365 in May to enhance support for the Open Document Format (ODF) championed by the government, allowing users to export files as ODF regardless of the format they were created in.
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