It's been a busy week in the cloud market, as ever, so here to make sure you don't miss out on the major stories affecting this ever-changing area of the industry V3 has rounded-up the biggest and most important to cross our radar.
As rumours swirl about potential bids being lined up for Salesforce, the CEO of SAP, Bill McDermott, was clear that his company is not interested in making a deal.
Microsoft and NetSuite have teamed up to offer closer integration between Microsoft's Azure cloud platform and productivity suite, and NetSuite's ERP online software.
Google has introduced a cloud-based NoSQL database service for handling large volumes of data, based on underlying technology that the firm uses to power many of its own applications and services, making it a tried and tested platform already.
SAP has announced a cloud version of Business Suite 4 for HANA (S/4HANA) designed to simplify enterprise adoption of digital tools through the cloud.
The new edition will make S/4HANA's suite of tools available to customers through a cloud-based subscription service, thereby making it easier for business users to access and deploy the software.
NetSuite reiterated its commitment to finally opening a European data centre by the end of 2015 this week, but the firm still has no concrete details to share on the location of the facility and the specific timeframe.
Firm touts growing user base and outlines plans to add more functionality to the platform to help customers do more with their data and documents from within the service.
SAP is moving deeper into the Internet of Things (IoT) by revealing HANA Cloud Platform for the IoT and broadening its partnerships with Intel and Siemens.
HANA Cloud Platform for the IoT allows business users to create a cloud that supports the deployment and management of data and hardware on large networks of internet-connected devices.
Doctors use platform to diagnose and treat Ebola in remote regions of the world.
Microsoft looks to help customers implement a hybrid cloud strategy with several upcoming technologies, including an Azure Stack that can be deployed inside their own data centre, and new capabilities in Windows Server.
Dust storm on Titan only the third Solar System body where such storms have been observed
New technique could enable quantum computers to scale-up to millions of qubits
Systrom and Krieger taking time off "to explore our curiosity and creativity"
Comcast's £29.7bn winning bid more than twice the £13.7bn Rupert Murdoch valued Sky at just eight years ago