This week on the Cloud News Round-Up on LiftrNews.com, Haptik, India’s leading chatbot platform, has struck a deal with AWS to enable it to take advantage of AWS’ AI and Polly text-to-speech services to create a more natural conversation-driven experience for its users.
A recent scorecard released by The Software Alliance has listed the United Kingdom as one of the top four IT economies worldwide. In a 2016 scoring, the UK was ranked ninth.
Salesforce, one of the companies that invested in Dropbox in 2014, has announced a new partnership with the cloud storage provider that will allow it to integrate Dropbox’s services into its Commerce Cloud and Marketing Cloud products.
Microsoft Azure is expanding its global data center network to include two new locations in Switzerland, and an additional two in the United Arab Emirates. In addition to the new data centers, Microsoft has released its IT-Grundschutz Compliance Workbook to guide organizations in receiving IT-Grundschutz certification ahead of two additional data center openings planned in Germany later this year.
Chinese cloud giant Alibaba Cloud may have launched in 2009, but after a billion-dollar investment in 2015, it has made great strides to become one of the world’s leading public cloud service providers.