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  • Are data centres a waste of space asks Roger Keenan, MD of City Lifeline

    Here's Roger Keenan, MD of City Lifeline, who seems to suggest that the data centre is a waste of space and could be doomed. Or does he? Read this fascinating history of technology and draw your own conclusions. Enterprise data centres, governm... 

  • Aaron Zornes, data management evangelist. Tickets still available.

    Aaron Zornes is a recognized thought-leader in Master Data Management and Governance, says a press release from Kalido. Heevangelizes to companies throughout the world "thata master data management program without data governance is a formul... 

  • Is Google's Chromebook the right idea in the wrong place?

    Google's Chromebook seems to me to be a good idea but not necessarily one that is being executed in the right way. As others have remarked, there is an issue over what you do with a machine that runs on a browser-based OS if you're not able to connec... 

  • Sharing online revenue a model that could go beyond AVG

    The moves made by AVG to share online revenue rewarding those resellers that have introduced a customer to the vendor is one that could have some legs across other sectors. With software increasingly sold via the web there has been a need for an app... 

  • Microsoft $8.5bn takeover of Skype isn't Music to Google's ears

    Microsoft has been in the shadow of Google for some time now when it comes to the Internet but the software giant got its own back bigtime yesterday by totally upstaging Google's announcement of its cloud streaming Music service. Whatever press c... 

  • Don't repeat the mistakes of the outsourcing debacle

    Cloud service is less nebulous than outsourcing says Savvis. A detailed breakdown of cloud services makes them more likely to succeed. At Data Centre 2011 in Nice Neil Cresswell (Left) MD for Savvis EMEA, outlined why cloud computing won't repeat the... 

  • Cloud testing services could make NHS IT disasters a thing of the past

    Here's Fred Beringer, who could save the British tax payer millions of pounds, with a new improved cloud service for testing IT systems. The NHS's terrible record of offensively expensive IT failures could be ended by new efficient testing systems m... 

  • Cloud computing will fail unless you have the people skills to lead technical staff, says Colt

    Mark Leonard, Colt's executive VP for infrastructure, says internal resistance will be the biggest barrier to cloud acceptance. He explains how they it be overcome You have to recognise that for most people in your organisation, cloud computing prese... 

  • Co-location? I was so unimpressed I bought a company

    For ten years Alex Rabbetts, as MD of consultancy Migration Solutions, has advised clients on designing and building data centres. So he's seen many a co-location outfit and frankly, he was so unimpressed, he decided to buy a company and do it himsel... 

  • There's more to IT projects than cutting costs

    Interesting to see that cost-cutting has slipped down the agenda when it comes to investing in IT, at least according to the Pearlfinders Q1 Technology Index. The Index, which monitors trends and opinions in the IT world, says cost-cutting is now the...