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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

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