IBM has announced a continued expansion of its global cloud computing network to 40 cloud centres with 12 new locations serving a growing roster of enterprise clients looking to move to hybrid cloud computing.
When creating an IT strategy, budget is always a concern. Hosting and storage can be quite expensive and it is easy to just try to go for the service that offers the cheapest price tag, notes Paul Hughes, director of Ukhost4u. However, he argues, the cheapest is not always the best option, particularly when it comes to hosting. Countries like China and India offer cheap hosting, but they never mention that very important factor: Latency.
iomart Group plc enjoyed a 28% growth in revenue in its consolidated half yearly results for the period to end September 2014. It's main activities development a US cloud infrastructure and the acquisition of Dublin-based ServerBase.
As Europe is completing a new round of privacy rules to be finalised 2015r, giving greater power to individuals over who can access their data and how it is used, the UK finds that mass surveillance programs of internet users are lawful and do not violate human rights, according to the recent ruling by the U.K.'s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT)
As the Post Office assigns Computacentre to modernise its end-user IT in an estimated "£100 million" contract following the company's separation from Royal Mail Group, Royal Mail customers are now able to enter the world of Additive Manufacture or 3DP at trial location from the New Cavendish Street delivery office, near Oxford Street .
Big Data is an emerging paradigm for large scale, distributed data management to process large amounts of data beyond traditional database technologies abilities. Cloud computing is a paradigm for distributed computing systems whose goal is to offer software as a service over the Internet offering an agile delivery model and a highly scalable infrastructure to support demands forboth storage and computation of big data technologies.
Nirvana, that neatly named service emerged courtesy of the nuclear industry and US General Atomics to deal with what are termed Data Junkyards, or tens of millions of files from present and past users that accumulate over the years, with no way of identifying their technical or business value.
EMC, Cisco and VCE are evolving with VCE to become an EMC business. Cisco and VMware continue as strategic partners and investors, with Cisco having an approximately 10% equity interest in VCE. Its charter focuses on simplifying the deployment of hybrid clouds, including a full range of converged infrastructure offerings, applying its innovations and expertise to a broad range of hybrid cloud solutions.
Internet security company Zscaler has released its 2014 Fall Zscaler Internet security and compliance platform. This includes new capabilities for APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) protection, guest Wi-Fi security, global administration, policy management and reporting with instant assessment of security risks.
After more than 10 years of active service, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is to receive an intergalactic flash memory reformat. The process is Opportunity’s first memory upgrade and will see the next generation motor vehicle trawled for worn out memory cells. Although the reformat is occurring 54.6 million kilometres from the earth, it stands as a reminder that everyone should consider reformatting their flash memory drives every once in a while.
Gaberlunzie has been alerted that there's a new browser on the loose, Hola, which over the past 20 months has emerged with over 30 million users already installing it - to show that they want a more open, and more private Internet.
The JPMorgan Chase bank cyberattack impact affects 76million households and 7million small businesses reports "NYTimes" putting the intrusion among the largest ever. Security specialist Alert Logic offers users some advice.
New research co-funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) is to focus on cyber-security aspects of UK's critical infrastructure as vital industrial control systems running power and manufacturing plants, the national grid, and the country's rail network system.
This month the University of Amsterdam (below left showing solar panels) is starting a research project on the use of big data within companies and governmental institutions. A survey has been set up in cooperation with ORTEC Consulting Group in order to gather information about the adoption and implementation of big data applications among businesses.
UK companies looking to do business with Russia and the Baltic might consider Netnod, the Scandinavian gateway into Europe for Russia and Baltic ISPs. There is an amazing set of networks on both oil and gas pipelines across the territory.
Over 40% of accountants in the UK top 100 practices, surveyed by CaseWare (the accounting and financial reporting software provider) say that efficient broadband connections remains the greatest problem for UK accountants working away from the office, with 8% totally unable to access work files outside the office.
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