Information moves quickly and you don’t always have time to keep abreast of what’s happening in the world. We’ve put together five news items to help keep you in the know. Read on!

Oracle’s Larry Ellison Calls Cloud A ‘Much Better Business.’ Here’s Why.
By Chris Murphy

“When an industry is being disrupted, the way that cloud computing is upending the technology business today, established companies like Oracle are supposed to hedge their bets and cling to their old ways.

Instead, what was striking about Oracle’s Q4 FY2015 earnings call last week was the unequivocal way Oracle’s top three executives described the company’s cloud computing shift, as well as how fast its customers are adopting Oracle’s broad cloud software, platform, and infrastructure products.”

Open Container Project forces forks to COMPLY
By Richi Jennings

“Docker and CoreOS declare virtual peace in our time. The newly-minted Open Container Project (OCP) is governed by the Linux Foundation, and brings together the main containerization and composability factions, with a who’s who of vendors and users.

OCP aims to let users package once and run anywhere, with seamless deployment from development to production. The founding members are Amazon Web Services, Apcera, Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, EMC, Fujitsu, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP Enterprise, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Pivotal, Rancher, Red Hat and VMware.”

Microsoft Office apps arrive for free on Android smartphones (finally)
By Nick Statt

“Don’t own an iPhone or Windows Phone, but rely on Microsoft’s Office for writing, building presentations and crunching numbers? No problem.

Microsoft’s venerable suite of applications, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel, is finally making its way onto smartphones powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system, Microsoft said Wednesday.”

Orange Business Services Expands IaaS Offerings in Asia Pacific
By Nicole Henderson

“Orange Business Services has expanded its Asia Pacific presence, launching its public cloud offering called Flexible Computing Advanced in the region through data center nodes in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. The next-generation service is aimed at companies who have data centers and network requirements across several countries, the company said.

Flexible Computing Advanced allows enterprises to build a Virtual Data Center with scalable resources. The service can be managed via a self-service portal or fully managed by Orange, and customers can add physical resources as needed.”

Nadella Talks ‘Tough Choices’ Ahead of Windows 10 Launch
By Stephanie Mlot

“Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Thursday delivered a “State of the Union”-like address to his employees, discussing the upcoming Windows 10 launch and how to achieve “inter-connectedness.”

“Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more,” he wrote. “This mission is ambitious and at the core of what our customers deeply care about.””