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Stephen Kleynhans, research vice president at Gartner, Inc., has warned that whilst the end of support for Windows 7 may seem like a long way off, organisations should begin planning now to ensure that they are ready for it. CIOs and endpoint managers who "get ahead of the game” will avoid the issu ... 

Plan Now for End of Windows 7 Support

According to Gartner, Inc., more and more opportunities are opening up for service providers which means that they should begin to align their business structures and capabilities in order to thrive in the digital era. Those businesses which don’t prepare to help organisations with the innovations ... 

Service Providers Will Play Crucial Role in Digital Era

The Cabinet Office and Government Digital Service (GDS) are looking to partner with a private service contractor that can supply "data centre colocation services” to handle "top secret” information, Computer Weekly reports. A service contract notice has been issued alongside funding of up to £ ... 

Cabinet Office Seek Data Centre Partner

Global IT Spending Slows

01-Jul-2014  09:01

Global IT spending is set to reach $3.7 trillion this year, showing a 2.1% increase on 2013. However, the growth rate is less than the anticipated 3.2% that the research firm initially predicted. This "slower outlook for 2014” is thought to have been affected by a reduction in growth rate expectati ... 

Global IT Spending Slows

Red Hat has come in for criticism from the open source community regarding a policy that apparently discourages the use of rival products such as OpenStack. However, Red Hat says that the policy is only in place as it would cost too much to support the different versions of OpenStack and "its clou ... 

Red Hat Criticised for Potential Anticompetitive Behaviour

This year’s TechEd 2014 conference has put the minds of many developers at rest as Microsoft has announced that .Net will continue playing a role. The software company announced that the technology will be "spruced up” to reflect the modern web and will be aimed at server-side applications and the ... 

Microsoft Spruces up .Net for the Cloud

There’s been a lot of debate surrounding the changing roles within IT recently, especially with regard to CIOs, many who already find their job challenging due to constant redefinition. According to researchers at IDC, this is only going to increase as, "by 2018, adoption of 3rd Platform IT techno ... 

Uncertain Times for CIOs as Roles Evolve

A recent survey carried out by V3 has found that 41% of IT professionals questioned plan to spend at least the same as the previous year on cloud storage this year, with many planning to increase spending. Key drivers for the increased spending plans within the industry were found to be data grow ... 

Increased Spend on Cloud Storage in 2014

The demand for cloud services is one that’s growing year-on-year and doesn’t look like slowing any time soon. Whilst initially, SaaS offerings were by far the most popular of cloud solutions, more and more companies are now beginning to use IaaS and PaaS. According to a recent study, it was found ... 

IaaS Market Experiencing Growth Spurt

Despite the growing adoption of many cloud services, especially IaaS in the past 12 months, many companies remain sceptical about storage services, according to Ranajit Nevatia, vice president of marketing at Panzura. This is due to concerns surrounding "performance, availability and security”, d ... 

Cloud Storage Controllers Answer to Security Concerns?

According to a recent review by Larry Freeman of ComputerWorld, cloud computing is now considered a ‘normal’ part of life when it comes to technology products in the workplace and indeed, even amongst consumers. Whilst many have scorned the term ‘the cloud’ and called it nothing more than a buzzw ... 

It’s Official: Cloud Now Considered ‘Normal’

When it comes to the IT skills shortage, it’s not a subject that has been discussed lightly on any level, from government to SME. However, it seems that due to a lack of expertise when it comes to cloud, a lack of productivity for many providers is being felt. A recent survey carried out by Datab ... 

UK Skills Shortage Holding Back the Cloud?

A recent report from Cloud Pro has suggested that cloud computing is likely to end enterprises’ use of most computer hardware, except for smartphones, which will become issued by the company. Cloud Pro cite this as being the opinion of Huddle CEO Alistair Mitchell, who has said that many decisio ... 

Could Cloud end BYOD in the Enterprise?

Cloud Moves ‘Beyond the Hype’

19-Nov-2013  12:01

Cloud computing has now moved "beyond the hype” and is beginning to become one of the most important factors to the modern enterprise, according to a number of reliable sources such as Gartner. The research house itself predicts that most of new spending in IT will be on cloud technologies by 2016 ... 

Cloud Moves ‘Beyond the Hype’

As even the most innovative and leading firms continue to struggle to make sense of the mass of data being collected in the modern, connected world, Google is targeting SMEs in order to get them using big data analytic tools. It’s thought that this will allow enterprises to expand and the idea is t ... 

Google Target SMEs for Big Data Tools

The forecasted value of the security services market for the cloud-based security services sector has been revised upwards by researchers at Gartner. This year should see the market value rising to $2.1bn and it’s expected that this will rise to $3.1bn by 2015. According to many reports, this is ... 

Gartner Revise Cloud Security Services Value

A new report has found that the demand for skills in cloud computing have now surpassed those in all other areas of technology and are the most valuable "proficiency sought by IT”. A study was carried out by Robert Half Technology, an IT recruitment specialist and found that Directors and CIOs fo ... 

Cloud Skills Most Valuable in Tech

The first Italian Open University has launched a project designed to offer cloud-based e-learning. Marconi University says that the use of the cloud will move away from a colocation facility and this has come about as a means to improve the reliability of its digital learning resources. It’s also ... 

Italian OU Launches E-Learning in Interoute Cloud

Yesterday’s Gmail outage that’s reported to have delayed 29.1% of all email sent between the hours of 9am and 7pm ET was due to a duel network error, which caused two separate failures. Whilst it’s not known how many users were affected, as Google doesn’t provide daily email volume data, it’s a g ... 

Gmail Outage Due to Duel Network Failure

VMware Fixes Upgrade Bug

24-Sep-2013  11:01

Over the weekend leading virtualisation firm VMware warned its vSphere Replication 5.1 users not to install the newly released v5.5 and to check that automatic upgrades are disabled. It seems that installing the update in a 5.1 environment could lead to irreversible damage to user replications, m ... 

VMware Fixes Upgrade Bug

A recent survey carried out by 451 Research has found that of those enterprises that have a separate budget for cloud computing, 69% say that it will increase this year and next. The survey was carried out as a part of TheInfoPro Wave 5 Cloud Computing Study  and took place in the first hal ... 

69% of Enterprises Intend to Increase Cloud Spending, according to 451 Research

According to new research from Gartner, whilst the use of cloud is growing faster than the rest of the enterprise technology market, it still only represents a small part overall enterprise spending. The results are the findings of a recent survey carried out by the research house, which found th ... 

Cloud Still a Small Part of IT Spending, Reports Gartner

A new report from Jude Chao at Enterprise Networking Planet states that only 40% of enterprises have a formal cloud security policy, despite accountability for data and network security resting firmly within the company. This means that "a well-crafted cloud security policy is a must,” Chao says. ... 

Only 40% of Enterprises have Cloud Security Policy

A new report from analysts at research house Gartner says that commercial cloud buyers, especially those purchasing SaaS solutions, are finding "security provisions inadequate”. This is for the most part due to "ambiguous terms regarding the maintenance of data confidentiality, data integrity and r ... 

SaaS Security Provisions Inadequate, say Gartner

A new study by Cisco mConcierge partners has found that 40% of workers have never heard of the term virtualization, including IT personnel. 53% of those that don’t work in IT have never heard anything about the technology and just 34% think that the company they work for uses virtualization. Wors ... 

40% of Workers Never Heard of Virtualization, according to Cisco Study

A report from the BBC today has said that major technology firms such as Facebook and Google are still struggling to find suitable candidates for IT roles in the UK. This is no surprise as the skills gap has been present for a couple of years now, but tech firms say that positions that become avail ... 

IT Skills Gap Still a Problem in UK

Cloud computing is changing the way that IT infrastructures as a whole, and IT managers as a profession, are structured in the workplace and according to a recent survey, many are unsure how the changing landscape is affecting their job. The study , carried out at the end of last year, highlights ... 

70% of IT Managers can’t Measure Performance in Cloud

Researchers at Gartner have published the updated Magic Quadrant report for 2013 and have positioned leading cloud service provider Interoute Communications Ltd highly for its "ability to execute”. Interoute is the owner and operator of Europe’s biggest cloud services platform, accounting for 10 ... 

Interoute recognised by Gartner as industry leader

Global PC sales have suffered the longest decline in their history as they have fallen for the fifth quarter in a row, according to new forecasts from research house Gartner. Sales have dropped 10.9% since 2012, totalling shipments of 76 million units, this is due for the most part to the increas ... 

PC sales suffer longest duration of decline in history, says Gartner

Cloud professionals at London’s Cloud World Forum balanced optimism with realism concerning cloud adoption across the UK. Many agreed that, while adoption is increasing, the UK is still behind most modernised countries in cloud utilisation. "Adoption is still relatively low. We have a long wa ... 

UK Cloud Market Increasing Despite Remaining Behind

Microsoft’s cloud computing service, Windows Azure, will support Oracle Corp. software on its platforms, including Java tools, as the two companies join forces to attract businesses moving their software online. Businesses using Azure will be able to run Oracle’s widely used database software, appl ... 

Microsoft and Oracle Join Forces to Edge Out Rivals

According to a recent survey carried out by Informa Telecoms and Media, alongside the Cloud World Forum, Europe "is losing the cloud computing innovation race to North America and Asia”. The news comes just ahead of the upcoming Cloud World Forum event, which is due to take place in London on 26 ... 

Europe falling behind in cloud innovation

China retakes supercomputer crown

19-Jun-2013  11:01

China has once again reached the top of the list when it comes to which nation has the largest and most powerful supercomputer. The most up-to-date list was announced on Monday at the 2013 International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany. The supercomputer, Tianhe-2, was developed by Chi ... 

China retakes supercomputer crown

A new report from technology analysts at Gartner has said that claims that most of the world’s organisations have moved, or are moving, to the cloud are not consistent with their research. Overall, excluding India and China, cloud-based office systems and email are used by just 8% of office users, ... 

Only 8% of global office systems in cloud, say Gartner

IBM enters public cloud arena

07-Jun-2013  13:01

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will face another competitor in the public space. International Business Machines Corp (IBM) announced Tuesday that it has agreed to buy SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. in an effort to challenge AWS’s supremacy in the cloud services arena, the Wall Street Journal reported&n ... 

IBM enters public cloud arena

Despite a number of service launches and initiatives from its competitors, Amazon Web Services remains the leader in the cloud service market. Predictions are positive for the market as a whole, however. New data from Synergy Research Group  shows that overall Q1 service revenues from IaaS a ... 

IaaS and Paas revenues exceed $2 billion; AWS still leads

Microsoft upped the ante on cloud competitors this week as they announced updates for Windows Azure, including a new price plan and stronger integration with other Microsoft IT infrastructure development tools. These announcements were made at the Microsoft TechEd 2013 conference this week. The com ... 

Cloud competition heats up as Microsoft challenges Amazon Web Services

Following the announcement earlier this month that Adobe will be moving all of its software products into cloud-based subscription models, the company have come in for plenty of criticism. However, whilst the company has now announced upcoming changes due to customer feedback, it still won’t be off ... 

Adobe reacts to Creative Cloud criticism

Server Sales Decline in Q1 2013

30-May-2013  12:01

Worldwide shipments of servers dipped in the first quarter of the year, showing a year-on-year decline of 0.7%, whilst revenue saw a drop of 5% compared to the same period in 2012, according to Gartner. "The first quarter of 2013 was certainly not a strong period for the server market on a global l ... 

Server Sales Decline in Q1 2013

According to Edward Ferrara of Forrester Research, security concerns are still preventing widespread adoption of cloud, regardless of the model, whether it be SaaS, IaaS or PaaS. However, in response, cloud providers are tightening security controls in order to attract more buyers, many of whom s ... 

Cloud Adoption Slowed by Security Concerns

Google Compute Engine, the Google-made IaaS platform, is now generally available to any business or enterprise. The announcement came at Google's sixth annual I/O conference, which also highlighted other cloud developments such as updates to App Engine and the creation of Cloud Datastore, a fully ... 

Improved Google Compute Engine now open for business

PC manufacturer Dell has announced that is to discontinue its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud in order to concentrate on "best-in-class partner offerings”. The company will instead launch the Dell Cloud Partner Program to deliver IaaS through "an ecosystem of partners”. "Many Dell cust ... 

Dell Drops IaaS Cloud for Partner Program

Adobe Creative Cloud ‘Broken’

20-May-2013  11:01

Adobe has suspended the file-syncing part of their new Creative Cloud products, in order to make updates following complaints from users who have been unable to connect intermittently over the course of the past week. According to The Register , Adobe report that the problem has been going on sin ... 

Adobe Creative Cloud ‘Broken’

The latest figures from Gartner show that PC sales in Europe continue to decline rapidly, with a drop of 20.5% for the first quarter of 2013, when compared to 2012. France had the weakest PC shipments, whilst Germany showed a decline for the eleventh consecutive quarter. "The first quarter of 20 ... 

PC Sales Continue to Plummet in Europe

The cloud-based security technology industry will account for 10% of all IT enterprise security by the year 2015, according to the latest research from Gartner. Cloud is driving changes in the market landscape around a number of key areas, such as secure email and web gateways and it’s thought th ... 

10% of all IT Security to be Delivered in the Cloud by 2015

India is the fastest growing IT services market in the world, according to a new study from Gartner, with an average budget of $12.2m. Three quarters of the country’s large enterprises plan to further increase spending in 2013 too, providing an opportunity for service providers to capitalise on t ... 

India is Fastest Growing IT Service Market

Research analysts at Gartner are to discuss the growth of the in-memory computing market in an upcoming summit to be held in London. The Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit 2013 will take place on May 16-17 and will examine how the "rapid maturation of applicatio ... 

In-Memory Computing to Reach $1bn by 2016

The latest projection for worldwide IT spending from research analysts at Gartner forecasts that 2013 will see a 4.1% increase on the previous year, topping around $3.8 trillion by the end of the year. It’s also thought that the effect of currency will be "less pronounced” this quarter, with the do ... 

Global IT Spending to Total $3.8 Trillion in 2013

A report from research analysts at Gartner says that organisations must push towards an increased standardisation of IT infrastructure. This, the report says, should include apps and business processes, as well as "expanding and more comprehensive provider ecosystems”. This means that service-led ... 

Organisations must push towards an increased standardisation of IT infrastructure, says Gartner

  The Big Data Congress, due to take place at London’s National Hall Olympia from 26-27 June 2013, has announced some of its key note speakers for this year, which will include representatives from the Royal Mail, PayPal and AOL. The speakers will join more than 300 further delegates who wi ... 

PayPal and AOL to Headline Big Data Congress

Researchers at IDC have found that slower than expected growth was experienced in Q1 2013 for PC sales in China, which is the largest PC market in the world. Whilst it’s thought that there were contributing factors to the decline, such as the Chinese New Year, budget cuts and anti-corruption meas ... 

IDC Research Shows PC Sales Decline in February

A worldwide survey of IT leaders carried out by research analysts at Gartner has revealed that 42% of them have invested in big data or plan to within the next 12 months. This has led Gartner to predict that 2013 will be a year of wide scale adoption of big data technologies, following a couple o ... 

Big Data Trends Revealed in Gartner Study

Forrester Research has announced the launch of a new book, titled Digital Disruption (Amazon Publishing). The book deals with disruption, a common word in business that many people misunderstand when applied to the digital world. Digital disruption is, according to Forrester, "a force that’s hittin ... 

Forrester’s New Research Book, Digital Disruption, now Available

A new report from research analysts at Gartner has identified the key trends that are expected to play important roles in modernising information management (IM) this year and moving forward. This, they say, will make the "role of information governance increasingly important”. "Information is one ... 

Gartner Identify Top Information Trends for 2013

A new study from Gartner has predicted that the public cloud industry will continue to grow this year at a rate of 18.5%, reaching a total of $131bn globally. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) will continue to show the strongest growth and it’s expected that these should reach growth of 47.3% in 2 ... 

Gartner Predict Public Cloud to Grow 18.5% this Year

New research from analysts at Gartner has forecast that by 2016, 70% of the world’s most profitable companies will manage business processes by using real time predictive analytics or "extreme collaboration”. It’s expected that analysts will discuss their findings at the upcoming Gartner Business P ... 

70% of Companies to use Real Time Predictive Analytics by 2016, say Gartner

The next Cloud World Forum, due to take place at National Hall, Olympia, London on the 26 to 27th June this year, has announced two more keynote speakers will be in attendance, representing Spotify and NASA. Now in its fifth year, the Cloud World Forum brings together cloud computing industry ex ... 

Spotify and NASA to Speak at Next Cloud World Forum

Analysts at Gartner say that worldwide Business Intelligence (BI) software will see a growth rate of 7% in 2012 and are to discuss their findings at the Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit to be held in Sydney next week. BI software will reach a total of around $13.8bn this year, up ... 

Gartner Predict Global 7% BI Software Growth

A report published by Forrester Research last week has come under heavy criticism from Oracle, after it suggested that most of Oracle’s customers won’t be interested in upgrading to the vendor’s next-generation Fusion Applications. The report said that Oracle face a "strategic dilemma” when it com ... 

Forrester Criticised for Oracle Report

Dell Founder to Buy Back Company

06-Feb-2013  11:01

The founder of PC manufacturer, Dell, has said that he intends to buy back the company in a bid to improve the firm’s sales, which are currently struggling due to the smartphone and tablet boom. Michael Dell currently owns around 14% of Dell Computers and it’s thought that he and other senior execu ... 

Dell Founder to Buy Back Company

Interoute’s Matthew Finnie is due to give a talk this afternoon at this year’s Cloud Expo Europe, being held at the National Hall Olympia, London today and tomorrow. He is to give a talk at 13.50 pm entitled "The rise of the Enterprise App Store – will the Enterprise App Store change the way we p ... 

Interoute’s Matthew Finnie Talks Apps at Cloud Expo Europe

Today sees the start of this year’s Cloud Expo Europe, which is being held over the course of the day and all day tomorrow at the National Hall Olympia, London. The event is a popular seminar-led exhibition and conference for all those involved in the cloud and virtualisation sector. The Expo, now ... 

Cloud Expo Europe Kicks Off in London

A new survey carried out by Gartner, Inc.’s Executive Program has found that enterprise IT budgets are expected to be "essentially flat for the fifth straight year”. 2053 CIOs in 36 industries and 41 countries, representing an overall IT budget of $230bn, were surveyed in Q4 of 2012 and it was foun ... 

Gartner says Digital Technologies are IT Priority for 2013

2013 will see modest spending on enterprise technology, a report from CNN’s Fortune magazine has predicted. Whilst many in the sector are predicting stronger growth than last year, this is only because 2012 was such "a dismal year”, the report says. As the PC market declines, enterprises will be s ... 

2013 Poor Year for Enterprise Spending

Research analysts at IDC have found that the lack of IT skills when it comes to the cloud computing sector will be outpaced by demand for the technology in the next few years. This is nothing new, in 2012 around 1.7m jobs could not be filled around the globe due to lack of training, study, certific ... 

Lack of Cloud Skills may Impact Technology

Oracle Acquires Eloqua

21-Dec-2012  11:01

Oracle Corp announced yesterday that it has bought cloud-based marketing automation company Eloqua, for $871m. Oracle reportedly paid $23.50 per share to acquire the company, representing a 31% increase in Eloqua’s share price at closing on Wednesday. The deal is expected to be finalised in the fir ... 

Oracle Acquires Eloqua

Big data seems to be the buzzword of the year, but according to IDC, it’s been around for a while and they "have known about the exponential growth of data volumes for some time”. However, whilst this just applies to the growth of big data, other aspects to it are "indeed new”. This is due to the g ... 

Over-planning Makes Big Data Useless

Big Data Drives IT Spending

07-Nov-2012  11:01

Analysts at Gartner say that big data will drive $28bn of worldwide IT spending this year and is forecast to drive £34bn in 2013. The researchers are to further analyse the use of big data at this year’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, USA, October 21-25. A recent report from Gartner foun ... 

Big Data Drives IT Spending

Big Data Means Better Business

05-Nov-2012  11:01

According to a study by Harvard Business Review, 74% of global executives said that they "feel under pressure to achieve results in less time than ever before". This means that many managers are under pressure to deliver results and make decisions faster than ever before due to rapidly changing tec ... 

Big Data Means Better Business

The Big Data World Congress is due to take place in London next week on 7 November and will examine all of the issues and challenges faced by companies who are looking for solutions to manage the vast amount of data collected in today's IT environment. The big data event will feature a number of ke ... 

Big Data Congress Examines Strategic Challenges

The latest Citrix Synergy event kicked off in Barcelona today, with Citrix unveiling the next phase of Project Avalon, which aims to deliver Windows apps and desktops via the cloud to any enabled device. The project was first announced at the Citrix Synergy San Francisco event in May 2012, which wa ... 

Citrix Synergy Unveil Project Avalon Details

London Deploys Cloud Management

12-Oct-2012  10:01

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has implemented an incident management system based in the cloud in order for it to better deal with incidents such as major traffic accidents, protests fires and terrorist attacks. Cloud-based Xactium Incident Manager will allow the GLA to track and report issues ... 

London Deploys Cloud Management

Microsoft has announced a new tool designed to help IT professionals test their enterprise’s readiness for deployment to the cloud. The Cloud Security Readiness Tool is a free resource targeting SMEs to help them to assess security as it emerged that a recent Microsoft survey found that companies w ... 

Microsoft Announce Cloud Readiness Tool

The European Commission (EC) has released "Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe” as part of its ongoing Digital Agenda. The strategy is designed to help drive business in Europe with the help of cloud computing. It’s hoped that the strategy will "deliver a net gain of 2.5 million n ... 

EC release Cloud Strategy for Europe

Microsoft has announced that it will extend support for Windows Server 2008, which was due to end in the middle of next year, until 2015. The support will "transition” from mainstream to extended support in line with the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy for business and developer products. This g ... 

Microsoft Extend Support for Windows Server 2008

HP Lay-off 2000 more Staff

11-Sep-2012  10:01

HP has added a further 2000 staff to its redundancy program, making for a total of 29,000 of its workers threatened with job loss. The redundancies are part of the tech company’s restructuring as it looks to invest more heavily in R&D. "The restructuring plan includes both a voluntary early ret ... 

HP Lay-off 2000 more Staff

VMWorld 2012 Announce Cloud Ops

28-Aug-2012  11:01

VMware, along with some of their partners, have created the "Cloud Ops Forum to collaborate on industry-wide IT approach". The operation is intended to educate, transform the industry and "help unleash value of cloud through people, process and measurement”. It’s thought that the new service will h ... 

VMWorld 2012 Announce Cloud Ops

UK Doyenz Shut Down rCloud

16-Aug-2012  11:01

The UK branch of disaster recovery Doyenz rCloud was shut down suddenly at the end of last week and will no longer be providing or supporting the service in the UK, although client data will be accessible up until the end of this month. Blue Solutions, UK distributer for the rCloud service say that ... 

UK Doyenz Shut Down rCloud

OpenStack Rolls Out to Customers

10-Aug-2012  12:01

Rackspace OpenStack software is finally being rolled out to customers, with the cloud provider saying it will "revolutionise the cloud industry". This is due to the open source nature of the platform, which Rackspace hopes will give customers more freedom as opposed to providers such as Amazon Web ... 

OpenStack Rolls Out to Customers

Gartner has warned that "enterprises are far from abandoning their on-premise models and applications entirely for the cloud”. This follows the analysis of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing 2012 study which shows that companies are looking to cloud and focusing on a specific strategy for d ... 

Gartner Study 'Hype Cycle' for Cloud Results

HP has won the right to force Oracle to continue developing software for its Itanium servers after a judge ruled that Oracle are in breach of contract. This means that the latter will have to continue to produce software for HP’s high-end Intel servers until they cease manufacturing them. "Today’s ... 

Judge Rules Oracle Must Continue to Supply HP

The public beta of  is now available for download and includes a variety of new features, including ones that more fully integrate social into the software and better collaboration tools. SharePoint has extended its own user profiles in order to ensure that you can track what colleagues have b ... 

Sharepoint 2013 Preview Available for Download

Cisco adds Flash to Servers

23-Jul-2012  10:01

Cisco has come out on top for performance in cloud computing as shown by the VMware® VMmark™ 2.1 benchmark result, which was published on July 10th 2012. The benchmarking works by testing "real-world workloads to determine a virtualization score.” Beyond this, other factors are taken into cons ... 

Cisco adds Flash to Servers

A new report has found that cloud technology will experience a surge in popularity between now and 2020, growing from the current spend of around $20bn to almost $150bn. This, according to the report, means that cloud will account for 8% of all technology spend. "Cloud computing is at the interse ... 

Cloud will Account for 8% of Tech Spend

Google has announced that it is to open up its global datacentres for use by anyone in need of vast amounts of computing power. The company announced the new service, called Compute Engine, on Friday and it will see companies and developers able to run almost any programme on Google's servers. Th ... 

Google’s Compute Engine Takes on Amazon and Microsoft's Cloud Services

The Cloud Circle Forum (CCF) are to hold an event next Thursday July 5th, for business leaders, designed to help them get to grips with the latest happenings in cloud computing. The event will focus on "the implications of cloud computing for value creation, innovation and competitive advantage”. ... 

Cloud Computing Event for Business Leaders

Qatar Steps up ICT Expansion

27-Jun-2012  10:01

MEEZA, the leading IT solutions company in Qatar, has announced that it is stepping up the pace of its "infrastructure projects” to further enable innovation and the growth of the IT industry in the country. Last month, MEEZA was recognised as being the leading IT solutions provider in the A ... 

Qatar Steps up ICT Expansion

Red Hat's Enterprise Linux RHEL 6.0 for servers and workstations is to get an upgrade today to version 6.3, just before the Red Hat Summit due to be held in Boston next week. The newest version of the OS "provides enterprise with mature, stable technology supported by its award-winning worldwide s ... 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux gets Upgrade

The 7th Cloud Circle Masterclass is to be held today in London, and will include a number of high profile industry speakers. Seminars and discussions are expected to include what changes businesses need to make to implement cloud and how long the process is likely to take. The Cloud Circle is an o ... 

Cloud Circle Masterclass Clears Vision for Business

The Cloud Computing World Forum 2012 kicks off tomorrow at Earls Court, London and there's still time to book your place for the event, which is free for IT professionals. The event is to include 150 seminars across eight theatres and runs from June 12-13th and is Europe's biggest cloud event. Th ... 

Cloud Computing World Forum This Week

Egenera is to launch two new products which will enable a more efficient use of server infrastructure. The two cloud-management platforms will provide resources through an "abstraction layer” which can be used with physical, virtual or a mix of underlying infrastructures, regardless of who initial ... 

Egenera Launch Two New Cloud Platforms

Google's Penguin was subject to a refresh at the end of last week, something that has had many a webmaster flapping in order to prepare since the last update at the end of April. The previous Penguin update hit some sites hard and pushed them, unfairly many people claimed, down the rankings. Now ... 

Penguin Update Gives Hope to Webmasters

The latest version of the Fedora Project was released by Red Hat on Monday and contains a substantial amount of new features. Fedora 17 has an updated version of OpenStack, as well as an improved version of GNOME, which will please many in the Linux community as the previous version was described ... 

Host of New Features for Red Hat’s Fedora

Microsoft has joined forces with Citrix, IBM, Progress Software, SAP AG and WSO2 to propose an Open Data (OData) Technical Committee in the Organisation for the Information of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), an international open standards consortium. The move comes as a response to the ... 

Microsoft Propose OData Technical Committee

IBM has banned the use of Dropbox and iCloud by its employees after it found that the BYOD scheme isn't saving the company any cash due to employee use of insecure apps. This has led to "new challenges” faced by IBM's 5000 strong IT department, as they have no control over the software that worker ... 

IBM Ban Employee use of Dropbox & iCloud

SAP Take on Oracle

23-May-2012  12:01

European software company SAP AG are planning to buy up cloud-based business commerce network, Ariba Inc. in a deal worth around $4.3bn. Subject to approval, it’s thought that the deal will be finalised somewhere in the third quarter of this year.  The move has sparked speculation that SAP h ... 

SAP Take on Oracle

The annual Datacenter Technologies Academy conference is to be held in London tomorrow and will bring together leading market suppliers in order to deliver a series of talks on the latest IT solutions. Now in its fifth year in the UK capital, the conference will run educational sessions including ... 

Datacenter Technologies Academy Conference

SMBs have traditionally been slow to take-up IT services due to the cost involved, but this is something that is now changing, according to a recent report by the Guardian. It's thought that whilst some 10 million SMBs use technology "in any meaningful way”, this represents an approximate penetrat ... 

SMBs Provide Untapped Opportunity for IT Vendors

OpenStack Debate Rolls On

10-May-2012  11:01

There's been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the best public cloud architecture and the viability of OpenStack as a "virally growing open software movement” and this came under further discussion at the Jefferies technology conference in New York held between 7-10th May. OpenStack was dreamed ... 

OpenStack Debate Rolls On

Gmail Adds Automatic Translator

02-May-2012  11:01

Google have integrated an automatic translator into Gmail, which allows users to receive and read email in any language. The new feature has been available through Google Labs since 2009 and will now be rolled out to all Gmail users over the course of the next few days. The new public version of ... 

Gmail Adds Automatic Translator

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