Cloud services: The top 3 leaders and the rising stars

Category leaders land on top thanks to broad product portfolios, compliance expertise, and extensive partnerships, according to ISG.

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The ISG Provider Lens Quadrant Report on public cloud providers puts Accenture at the top of list of companies that provide consulting and transformational services for large accounts.

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Accenture, Amazon Web Services, and Deloitte are the strongest cloud providers, according to a new report from the Information Services Group. Accenture took the top spot in two categories—consulting and transformation services and managed public cloud services. AWS was the leader in hyperscale infrastructure and SAP HANA infrastructure services. Deloitte ranked highest among the four leaders in the governance, risk and compliance services category.  

The ISG Provider Lens Quadrant Report of public cloud providers assesses solutions and services based on portfolio attractiveness and competitive strength. 

The global infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market grew by 14% year over year in the third quarter, according to

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Web Summit: Breaking Bad stars, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston introduce their new mezcal to a global audience

LISBON, Portugal, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Speaking at Web Summit: Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston introduced their new mezcal to a worldwide audience.
  • The duo also hosted a remote Happy Hour with attendees at Web Summit. 
  • Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul joined European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at 100,000-attendee online conference Web Summit.

The Breaking Bad duo has reunited for a new adventure, which began three years after the end of the critically-acclaimed show. “We said, ‘Let’s go down to Oaxaca, Mexico, and let’s spend a week and see if we can find something that really appealed to both of us’.” – Bryan Cranston

Aaron Paul recounted the story of how they found their palenque and described the experience as ‘romantic’: “We stumbled upon this little village three hours from OaxacaSan

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Teen banking app Step reaches for the stars to raise $50 million

LONDON (Reuters) – Teen banking app Step has raised $50 million (37.4 million pounds) from investors led by Coatue Management alongside celebrities such as singer Justin Timberlake, influencer Charli D’Amelio and former quarterback Eli Manning.

Step, which offers teenagers a bank account connected to a secured spending card and peer-to-peer payments, also said it had secured funding from existing backers including Stripe, Will Smith’s Dreamers VC, CrossLink Capital and Collaborative Fund.

San Francisco-based Step allows parents to view balances and real-time activity, add money to their teens’ accounts and manage and freeze cards. It does not charge fees but makes money from card interchange.

Other stars involved in the fundraising included The Chainsmokers, Kelvin Beachum, Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Iguodala, Step said in a statement on Wednesday.

The startup, which has attracted more than 500,000 users since launching two months ago, will use the funding to grow the team and

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Qatar- Katara Towers, Lusail Marina District receives certificate for GSAS Design & Build 5 Stars rating

(MENAFN – The Peninsula) Doha: Katara Towers’ Development at Lusail have become the first hospitality project in Qatar to receive certificate for GSAS Design & Build 5 Stars rating at the design stage.

The Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) is MENA region’s first performance based green building certification system utilized by buildings, districts and infrastructure projects to assess their environmental impact. With the project design assessed by sustainability experts at the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD), the awarded provisional certificate reflects the expected level of green credentials to be achieved by Katara Towers upon completion. 

Speaking about the project, Founding Chairman of GORD, Dr. Yousef Alhorr said, ‘GSAS-D & B has been implemented on a range of public and private projects in Lusail City but the iconic twin towers stand out in more ways than one. As the first GSAS-D & B 5-Star hotel project, Katara Towers will

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