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  • Will you end up being the Norman Wisdom of the cloud?

    Panic can set in when a cloud service is over subscribed. In their desperation to keep the plates spinning, the staff and systems will bumble all over the place, like a team of Norman Pipkins, the comic creation of Norman Wisdom. Are you about to exp... 

  • If you don't get cloud right first time, you're mullered

    Craig Beddis, the regional software vice president at UC4 Software, says if you don't get your cloud supplier right first time, it'll be ruinously expensive to change. Investing in cloud services is not a new thing but what's on offer is getting bett... 

  • The best (and worst) of the web? It's all there on transfer deadline day

    It's that time of year again when the (male) population gets an illuminating insight into the positive and destructive effects of the Web: transfer deadline day. All around the country, grown men are glued to their PC screens, returning to their favo... 

  • Five minute interview: Scott Morrison, Layer 7 Technologies

    This week, MicroScope puts its questions to Scott Morrison, CTO and chief architect at API security and governance specialist Layer 7 Technologies. What is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom?Best: having children is a leap of faith... 

  • Window shopping for clouds

    As a partner and a senior manager at Deloittes technology Consulting Practice, John Winstanley (left) and Bhavesh Morar spend all their time talking to big corporations who want advice on cloud computing. These retail, consumer and life sciences gian... 

  • Can unified comms save your marriage? Maybe, maybe not

    At first glance, I have to admit there's something very worrying in research from Avaya that shows a tenth of decision makers in British and German SMEs blaming overwork for the break-up of their marriages. The research also found a further 27% suffe... 

  • Is a PSG spin off the best route to HP's post-PC future?

    This morning when I went into the garage to let my dog out, my nostrils were assaulted by a terrible smell. My dog wasn't to blame, however, the culprit being another dog who has been on an extended sleepover at our house for the last few days (you k... 

  • What to do when the service provider says gerroff my cloud?

    Hey, hey, you, you, get offa my cloud! Not my words, but the words of a service provider that decides you are surplus to their requirements, for whatever reason. But the of process of moving between cloud offerings is punishing, saysVladimir Jirasek ... 

  • Apple has to prepare for a future without Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs has got a lot of things right in his time at Apple (and a couple of things wrong) but it's measure of how successful he - and his company - has become, especially since his return in 1996 which brought Apple back from the dead, that the an... 

  • Cloud computing's hidden costs part 6 - can we get some SLAs round here?

    There's an awful lot that can go wrong with service level agreements (SLAs) oncloud-based services says Craig Beddis, Regional SVP at UC4 Software. Services in the cloud are not available when there is an outage. Gradually we're starting to see busin...