A new study by Gartner puts forward the idea that Europe will continue to trail the US in terms of cloud adoption and infrastructure by two years for the foreseeable future. However, is this necessarily true?
Analysts make predictions which can be slightly biased towards whoever has commissioned the work and other online information has [...]
I recently attended the 7th Cloud Circle forum focussed in London in the course of which speakers from Microsoft, InTechnology and IBM considered the impact that the Cloud is starting to have on UK business. The momentum behind the drive toward utility computing by businesses shying away from traditional network [...]
It’s difficult sometimes for us old dogs to keep up to date with new terminology (well, relatively new, anyway). My own first experience with a computer was writing Fortran onto cardboard punch cards, which were fed into a hopper and processed by a huge mainframe at some distant University. We didn’t have the concept of [...]
The cloud has always been difficult to define, and indeed, the definition continues to evolve. The very word “cloud” confuses and befuddles, giving us the impression of something ethereal, impermanent and having no substance. This is where the people who made up the term failed – had they had a marketing firm behind them, perhaps [...]
These days much is made of cloud computing and its ability to revolutionise IT, but is this genuinely new or is this merely the latest twist in an old tale? the answer is both yes and no. In the early days of computing IT was centralised in large, cumbersome and (by today’s standards) crude mainframe/mini [...]
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