Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella holds a speech to present the companies new cloud strategy for Germany in Berlin

Microsoft threw down a challenge to the US tech industry on Wednesday as it came up with a radical new regime to try to protect the data of some of it(...)

Under John Herlihy’s  leadership Google acquired its EMEA campus on Barrow Street in Dublin, located a new data centre in Ireland and established The Foundry, Google’s first centre for digital excellence in Europe.

LinkedIn has appointed former Google Ireland head John Herlihy as vice president and managing director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) r(...)

Attendees view Oracle’s Team USA’s AC72 catamaran at Oracle Cloud Plaza on Howard Street during the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco

Security is a top concern and needs to be always on and enacted as far down the security stack as possible, said Larry Ellison, Oracle founder, execut(...)

Mark Hurd, one of two chief executives at Oracle (with Safra Catz), was bullish about the future to the press,  saying:  “Our revenue rate is increasing as we get bigger.”    Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

‘Is there anything left?” A question posed by a journalist to an Oracle executive this week during a briefing at Oracle’s annual OpenWorld conference (...)

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(...)

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(...)

NetSuite CEO Zack Nelson: announced several important new  customers, including WH Smith and Prêt à Manger

The first indication of NetSuite’s intentions came in September, when it quietly posted a job advertisement for an Ireland-based EU data centre manage(...)

Salesforce cofounders Marc Benioff and Parker Harris at Dreamforce 2015: Harris dressed as “Lightning Man” to promote the company’s new service for app developers, Lightning. Photograph: Jakub Mosur

It’s not often you get to see a millionaire tech executive in a onesie. Salesforce’s lesser known co-founder Parker Harris took to the stage at the Dr(...)

Doing expenses: “I started the job at 3.30pm and by 5pm was close to tears.” File photograph: Getty Images

Coming back to work after two weeks away I felt so out of the swing of it and so overburdened with undone things, I did what I almost never do and mad(...)

Ireland’s Chris Henry:   “Watch his early adoption of suitable body position as he puts himself into the ideal entry point over the ball.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Kilkenny’s extraordinary methodology makes hurling a super team sport; so too Joe Schmidt’s rugby but for me it’s off shore sailing epitomised by t(...)