Mark Hurd, co-president and co-chief executive officer of Oracle   speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld 2015 conference in San Francisco . Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

*US group Oracle scrambled to clarify its position yesterday after comments from a senior executive indicated that it was one of the first multination(...)

Oracle chief Mark Hurd told the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco that the answer for companies is to start moving operations to a cloud environment. Photograph: Getty Images

Companies will fail to meet the expectations of a “dynamic” market unless they transition to a lower cost, more responsive and higher security cloud c(...)

Oracle chief Larry Ellison addresses the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Sunday. He said security “is going to become a bigger and bigger risk as we move vast amounts of data into the cloud.” Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.

While cloud computing is “a new era of utility computing” – where reliable, always-on access will be as taken for granted as electricity – companies a(...)

Attendees at Oracle’s annual OpenWorld conference in San Francisco wearing event rucksacks.

Intel and Oracle are to partner to offer enhanced cloud-based data centre technologies and hardware, the companies announced in the opening keynote Su(...)

Inasmuch as the internet is “run” by anybody or anything, it is run by Icann.

I definitely have two-, three- and four-letter acronym fatigue. But after several days of following sessions at this week’s meeting of Icann (Internet(...)

Ireland “firmly” backs the planned transition from US government to international oversight of a critical area of global internet management, Minister for Communications Alex White said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ireland “firmly” backs the planned transition from US government to international oversight of a critical area of global internet management, Minister(...)

 Barack Obama:  has given ICANN the green light to create the structures needed to move its core addressing and domain name functions out from under US government management. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The global internet governing body ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), which oversees technical standards, domain names an(...)

Why does the Web Summit have demands and grievances few other events seem to have? Which requests are legitimate, which not, and why?

The now very public dispute between the Government - specifically, the Department of the Taoiseach - and the soon-to-be-departing Web Summit event is (...)

Fadi Chehadé: “Make sure you know when you get in what are the principles you will not ever give up on, and hold them dearly, and never let them go.” Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Fadi Chehadé knows what it is like to encounter adversity. The Beirut-born Egyptian national, who is chief executive officer of the powerful intern(...)

“As bizarre as it seems, existing evidence in the wake of Schrems suggests that only a handful of legal and business experts in the US or Europe, and very few companies, really understand EU privacy law.” Illustration: Thinkstock

Is there a contractual way for companies to get around last week’s European Court of Justice ruling on Max Schrems’s case against the Irish Data Prote(...)