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  • Why cloud computing could cost you more than owning your own systems

    Ditlev Bredahl CEO from OnApp has confessed to this column that cloud computing could actually cost you more money that managing your hosted system. That's a hell of an admission from a company that helps hosting companies compete with Amazon's cloud... 

  • Getting familiar with the H word

    A few years ago the word 'hybrid' always caused anger and grimaces in the channel as distributors took it as a slight on their business portfolio. Back then the H word referred to a distributor that also owned a reseller but these days you are more ... 

  • Cloud computing will take IT out of IT's hands

    Cloud computing will prove just as expensive and unmanageable as all other attempts to save money and bypass the uppity jobsworths in the IT department, warned delegates at yesterday's Mobilising the Cloud event in Esher. Delegates had heard the... 

  • Even in the cloud, there's nothing new in alliances

    There's a lot of confusion around cloud computing. What is it exactly? Who is it for? What can it do? Hardly surprising then that groups are springing up that claim to help people understand the concept, see beyond the hype and get an idea of what it... 

  • Hardware sales distract attention from Oracle's software

    Oracle has taken an interesting stance with its decision to walk away from loss-making hardware deals. Explaining why the company's hardware revenues were 6% down in the fourth quarter, president and CFO Safra Catz said it had decided to avoid unpro... 

  • NHS could use cloud computing to deliver patient records to criminals more efficiently

    As the NHS takes its first step to storing patient information in the Cloud, many people are asking: can we trust the cloud? More importantly, given its past record, can we trust the NHS? The Cloud Industry Forum is obviously confident in the saf... 

  • SolarWinds can make virtualisation a simple pleasure

    It's only when you look at an ant under a magnifying glass that you realise how often they spontaneously burst into flames, according to a study byDr Harry Hill, at St George's teaching hospital in Tooting. Now new research by Solarwinds aims to make... 

  • MSN Money's survey of most annoying things omits corporate use of social media

    MSN Moneyhas produced a list of the13 most-hated little rip-offs: These include, being charged extra for not paying by direct debit, premium rate phone numbers and cinema food and drink prices. Simon Ward, Senior Editor of MSN Money, commented: "... 

  • Learn to read the clouds

    One of the chief criticisms of cloud computing and virtualisation is that it all sounds so anonymous and impersonal. Worse still, the vendors all seem to be equally bland. How do you choose a vendor when they're all 'best of breed'. They ca... 

  • App-DNA scoops Citrix Synergy Award for second time running

    App-DNA has scooped a prestigious Synergy Award - the Oscars of the virtualisation world - for the second time running. Thankfully, CEO Mike Welling was British about it and refused to make a tearful speech It's official: nobody in the world pre...