UK government 'falling behind' in cloud adoption
The UK government is being particularly slow in taking up cloud computing services, according to one industry expert.
Broadband expansion important for businesses
Developing and improving the infrastructure behind the UK's broadband system is an important part of getting businesses back up and running again after the recession.
Cloud computing to contribute to internet job boost
Cloud computing is one area of internet technology that looks set to deliver a substantial boost in job openings over the next five years.
Check networks before Olympics, businesses told
Businesses might want to look into leased lines and other networking options ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games as the importance of homeworking has been highlighted.
Organisations lack infrastructure for cloud move
The majority of organisations are lacking the required infrastructure to make a successful switch to cloud computing.
IT staff needed to complement cloud computing
As an increasing number of businesses start to realise the benefits of cloud computing, one expert has reassured IT professionals that their skills will still be needed.
Cloud computing use restricted by lack of awareness
A lack of awareness of cloud computing is preventing many companies from reaping the benefits on offer.
Data centres powered by renewable energy
A number of data centres are being built with 100 per cent of their energy coming from renewable sources.
SaaS provider launches CRM system
A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider has launched a new online service designed to help businesses to keep their sales contacts up to date.
Storage shipments signal growth of 'big data'
The recent surge in shipments of storage systems signals a further move towards the 'big data' era of computing as companies look to prepare their networks.
Dell to launch in public cloud market
Dell is to turn its hand to cloud computing, according to an announcement from the company at this week's VMworld 2011.
Managed network will help facilitate remote accessibility
Upgrading systems to include managed networks can help organisations to allow remote locations to access data and information held elsewhere.
Maritz: Cloud computing is next logical step
As ever increasing numbers of companies move towards virtualisation, cloud computing is the next logical step.
This is the view of Paul Maritz, chief executive of VMware. Speaking at the launch of the company's VMworld 2011 conference, Mr Maritz noted that the desktop computer is a solution ill-suited to today's workforce.
Hybrid cloud computing solution launched by IBM
IT giant IBM has launched a hybrid cloud computing solution, designed to help businesses reduce the time it takes to move to the cloud.
Small businesses taking virtualisation risks
Small businesses are continuing to put their security at risk by not following best practises when it comes to virtualisation.
Cloud computing is a new phase, businesses told
Businesses have been told that rather than being a fad, cloud computing is in fact a whole new phase of IT.
Graeme Philipson, Connection Research founder and research director, made this point at a special round table that formed part of Trend Micro's recent Cloud Solutions for SMEs reseller event in Sydney, ARN reported.
HP to focus on cloud computing
With the ongoing effects of the economic crisis, a tight leash is being kept on IT expenditure along with the budgets of many other departments.
VoIP offers clear business benefits
There are clear benefits to businesses from implementing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology.
Cloud computing service steps up security
Amazon's cloud computing service is stepping up its security and access features in a bid to accommodate some of the specific security requirements of government customers.
SMEs failing to embrace cloud computing
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are failing to embrace the benefits of cloud computing, a recent survey has revealed.
Cloud efficiencies help reduce data centre dependency
As data centre costs continue to rise, companies are turning to the cloud to help lower their physical requirements.
Cloud computing possibilities expand with launch of OnLive
Consumers are rapidly catching up with businesses when it comes to employing cloud computing for their benefit.
Technology forecast to boost homeworking
Home workers are predicted to continue growing in number thanks to recent developments in technology.
VoIP support on the rise
VoIP and video calling solutions are receiving an increasing level of support, with a Skype receiving releases on a growing number of platforms.
Skype – one of the most popular VoIP provider – is now available in version 2.1 on at least 17 additional Android devices. Samsung, HTC and Sony Ericson gadgets are among those that will now support the technology.
Cloud offers business benefits
Cloud computing and virtualization offer a range of benefits for businesses when it comes to IT.
VoIP solutions accessible for small businesses
VoIP solutions have been praised for their flexibility - something which could be particularly useful for smaller companies.
User-based billing enabled by cloud-based metre
A cloud-based energy metre system for individual circuits within a data centre has been developed by PDI.
Cloud computing requires sound physical infrastructure
Businesses and organisations might want to consider leased lines and MPLS networks if they are thinking about moving to cloud computing.
Virtualisation helping to lower data centre power usage
An increasing take up of virtualisation has led to a decline in the growth of power usage at data centres.
Cloud computing fears exaggerated, claims federal CIO
The federal chief information officer (CIO) Vivek Kundra has stated that the fears surrounding the security of public cloud computing have been exaggerated.
Businesses urged to consider cloud security
Network improvements aren't the only thing that need assessing before moving onto the cloud. Recent research has also highlighted the importance of security assessment when making the change.
OCI aims to support Open Cloud development
A not-for-profit organisation has been launched with the aim of improving open standards in cloud computing.
Microsoft SUSE agreement extended
Microsoft and SUSE have confirmed a four-year extension of their interoperability agreement.
Many IT managers worry about both support options for Linux/Microsoft systems sharing an environment as well as the interoperability across platforms and their robustness, particularly as private clouds based on virtualisation become more common.
Server virtualisation increasingly popular
Server virtualisation is becoming increasingly popular, according to recent research from Freeform Dynamics.
The findings of the report, led by Tony Lock and Dale Vile, revealed that despite the rising level of use, there are still a number of issues to be addressed regarding the implementation of virtualisation.
Cloud computing could save billions
Deploying cloud computing solutions could save billions of dollars a year by 2020, it has been suggested.
Gaming firm raises $30m for cloud development
One company is working hard to develop cloud computing services for the gaming industry.
Virtualisation becoming standard technology
Virtualisation is becoming standard in a large number of business organisations, recent comments and figures suggest.
Cloud computing spending predicted to rise
Spending on cloud computing services by enterprises is expected to show substantial growth over the course of the year.
IT leaders are opting for server cloud computing in a bid to decrease their network complexity.
This is according to research from the International Data Corporation (IDC), which has revealed that worldwide revenue for servers deployed to offsite public clouds will reach $3.6 billion in 2015. Managed networks containing converged systems that are pre-integrated and ready for use - known as private clouds - will generate revenue of $5.8 billion.
Virtualisation offers shortcut to cloud computing
Moving to cloud computing could be made simpler through the use of virtualisation.
Security is main cloud computing issue
Data security and a demonstrable return on investment are the two main issues concerning businesses when it comes to cloud computing migration.
Broadband access vital for businesses
Access to broadband services is becoming increasingly important as IP communications and other bandwidth-intensive services are becoming almost vital for businesses.
Data centre efficiency to improve with sensors
Cloud computing as a whole could become more efficient through a new practice of adding sensors to server chips in data centres.
IP communication to be offered over Facebook
Leased lines could be needed by firms who are keen to take advantage of a new video calling option on Facebook.
3,000 firms a day opting into cloud computing
Around 3,000 companies a day are signing up to use Google’s range of cloud computing tools.
IP communications offer easier implementation path
Businesses choosing to install IP communications in the form of mobile VoIP will find that the service offers a number of benefits.
A hybrid cloud computing environment appears to be the most popular communications solution for businesses today.
In a recent survey of 150 enterprise CIOs and IT directors, it was revealed that the vast majority of firms are opting for a mixture of cloud computing and private data centres. Just 17 per cent of respondents indicated that they will just use private data centres, while the same number stated that they will only use the cloud.
Cloud computing yields strongest ROI, finds survey
According to a new Bloomberg survey, cloud computing has emerged as the infrastructure investment area which has yielded the most ROI in the last year.
Cloud could offer relief for data centre managers