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IT: GROWTH ACCELERATOR

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Cloud computing
 

It's time to take cloud computing more seriously

7 Jun, 2016 10:00 am Digital transformation towards the new opportunities offered by cloud computing requires a more considered approach to security and Return on Investment...

Microsoft builds up hybrid cloud strategy

29 Jan, 2016 08:24 am Microsoft has released the first Technical Preview of Azure Stack, a platform designed to let organisations deploy an on-premise private cloud...

Ireland bets on itself as a data centre hub

25 Jan, 2016 02:28 pm A stable economic foundation and a welcoming smile are two promises that the people of Ireland are making to firms interested in the nation's burgeoning...

Microsoft to offer $1bn of free cloud to non-profit firms

20 Jan, 2016 06:28 pm Microsoft has pledged US$1bn in value worth of cloud services to non-profit firms, universities and operations that it judges to be working for the public...

A surging market: IT spending in 2016 to hit new highs

18 Jan, 2016 01:17 pm The overall market for software, services and cloud-related technologies has cemented another year of assured growth for the information technology industry...

Purchasing paint points for hybrid cloud selection

18 Jan, 2016 01:09 pm The rise of cloud computing (and the subsequent popularity of the hybrid model) has given rise to clearer analysis of the component mechanics that exist...

Pivotal acquires cloud computing muscle from CloudCredo

6 Jan, 2016 05:04 pm Pivotal has bolstered its cloud native platform cadre with the acquisition of CloudCredo. Pivotal Software, Inc. provides software and services for the...

Cloud computing success hinges on partnerships & interoperability

4 Jan, 2016 03:43 pm The cloud computing model of service-based software application and storage delivery demands a new approach to architecture from firms in every business...

Microsoft refines Azure cloud speed and backups

16 Dec, 2015 07:40 am Microsoft has spent much of the last 18 months developing an arguably progressive attitude towards open source and open platforms -- its wider vision is...

Paul Hammond

14 Dec, 2015 02:33 pm Meet Paul Hammond, expert in Hosting, Data centre consolidation

Stephen Pumphrey

14 Dec, 2015 02:32 pm Meet Stephen Pumphrey, your Cloud Choice Animate expert.

Cloud Choice: a strategic foundation for the future of your business

14 Dec, 2015 02:27 pm Cloud Choice is our multidisciplinary approach to helping enterprises exploit cloud technologies. Through it we deliver transformed business performance...

Destination digital: exploring the hybrid role of tomorrow's CIO

14 Dec, 2015 02:22 pm A thought-leadership paper aimed at CIOs, prompting them to think about their digital transformation journey and how their infrastructure needs to change...

To PaaS or not, there really is no question

14 Dec, 2015 02:20 pm To PaaS or Not, There really is no question

How to buy Capgemini Services from G-Cloud

14 Dec, 2015 02:17 pm How to buy Capgemini Services from G-Cloud

Cloud Choice: a strategic foundation for the future of your business

14 Dec, 2015 02:14 pm Cloud Choice is our multidisciplinary approach to helping enterprises exploit cloud technologies. Through it we deliver transformed business performance...

The careful balance of personalised services without threatening data privacy

14 Dec, 2015 02:13 pm It's a difficult question for retailers to address: are you personalising services for your customers, or intruding on their privacy?

IT Strategy is like a soufflé - the recipe is simple; execution requires mastering!

14 Dec, 2015 02:08 pm Let's start with the IT Strategy recipe: Strategy comes from the military (Strategy is a word that comes from the Greek word for "Generals", i.e...

How can Oracle Process Cloud Service accelerate your business?

14 Dec, 2015 02:00 pm One of Oracle's latest new cloud products is Process Cloud Service (PCS). It allows you to automate and manage business processes in an easy way...

Business and Tech 2016 Predictions

14 Dec, 2015 01:58 pm A collection of what leading Capgemini experts see as trending topics for next year. 

Google D-Wave quantum computer runs 100 million times faster

11 Dec, 2015 09:27 am Google has published a research paper claiming that D-Wave quantum computers have proven to be much faster at solving some problems than standard computers...

Calmer computing forecast under managed clouds?

14 Dec, 2015 10:05 am Darren Norfolk is UK Managing Director at Rackspace. The firm aims to differentiate itself through the depth of its managed cloud offering,...

Multiplex cloud contracts could be a misguided route to a false economy

2 Dec, 2015 09:12 am Fast-growing technology analysis and news website Diginomica has broken down the latest Cloud Price Index from 451 Research to uncover the deeper truths...

Capgemini launches cybersecurity IDentity-as-a-Service (IDaaS)

1 Dec, 2015 10:24 am Cybercriminals targeting businesses and the exposure of millions of personal identities worldwide in recent years has made digital identity (and its secure...

Firms still adjusting to cloud learning curve

29 Nov, 2015 02:24 pm Despite the growth of cloud services and the undeniably strong position now shared between Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft -- firms approaching...

Uber: we used a method playbook for business success

24 Nov, 2015 03:53 pm Uber's phenomenal growth has been driven using a methodical approach stemming from a playbook of techniques, according to one of the firm's senior VP's...

Cloud data helps blind runners to 'see' world

24 Nov, 2015 10:25 am A blind runner has helped pioneer the use of mobile application technology working in unison with cloud-based database-driven analytics to overcome the...

Microsoft pushes deeper into open source

20 Nov, 2015 10:07 am Microsoft has staged its 'Connect()' software event this week in an attempt to provide further validation of its work in open platforms...

Winning the hearts and minds of tech-savvy millennials

19 Nov, 2015 01:05 pm The war for talent waged over the past decade may soon appear as minor skirmishes compared to the battle ahead to capture the hearts and minds of the brightest...

Microsoft aims for new productivity economics with Azure cloud

12 Nov, 2015 09:37 am Microsoft has used its now annual Future Decoded event in London this week to detail more of its strategy for the Azure Cloud platform...

Nutanix turns to Lenovo for cloud infrastructure hardware play

5 Nov, 2015 08:07 pm Web-scale hyperconvergence player Nutanix is reported to now be working with Lenovo as a hardware manufacturer for its hyperconverged system software...

Rackspace Launches Carina Hosted Docker Containers

5 Nov, 2015 11:57 am Managed cloud hosting firm Rackspace has further responded to the growing market for so-called 'containerisation' technologies by announcing the free beta...

The collaborative cloud is transforming business

19 Oct, 2015 12:36 pm Not all new technologies are introduced into enterprise contexts from the top down or across all business functions simultaneously...

'Cloud will ease financial planning burden'

5 Oct, 2015 11:00 am An enormous volume of financial data is leading many businesses to finally ditch unwieldy spreadsheets in favour of cloud-based planning tools...

'Analytics will fundamentally change HR'

28 Sep, 2015 10:13 am Big data has the potential to transform HR, enabling systematic talent hiring, development and retention. Tim Payne, head of KPMG's people and change practice...

Microsoft snaps up cloud security firm Adallom

10 Sep, 2015 11:49 am Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition of the cloud security firm Adallom, which it has snapped up with a view to enhancing its range of offerings in...

Shifting core applications to the cloud rated key IT priority

28 Aug, 2015 11:50 am The process of shifting core applications within an organisation's IT infrastructure to the cloud is currently a key priority for CIOs around the world...

Mobile and cloud comes first, says Microsoft boss

29 Jun, 2015 11:56 am Microsoft's chief executive Satya Nadella has told his employees that the company will be aiming to adopt a "mobile [and] cloud-first" strategy to all...

Realizing the Value of Cloud

25 May, 2015 12:15 pm Realizing the Value of Cloud

Demystifying Enterprise Cloudification

25 May, 2015 11:33 am Moving to the cloud is easy, right? Wrong. There are many obstacles to overcome - only 6% of all global workload is sitting in a c and many companies struggle...

Employee mobility rated 'top priority' by most CIOs

29 Apr, 2015 10:21 am The issue of employee mobility has been rated as a top priority by a majority of chief information officers (CIOs) polled as part of a recent survey...

Cloud and mobile solutions 'bringing teamwork to the fore'

28 Apr, 2015 11:45 am The growing use and sophistication of cloud-based and mobile technologies is bringing collaboration among colleagues and within enterprises to the fore...

EAT grows appetite with analytics transformation

7 Apr, 2015 09:03 am As a cafe chain that has grown quickly to have over 100 outlets across the UK, EAT began to struggle with our laborious spreadsheet planning which no longer...

'Surprise' benefits emerging from enterprise use of cloud

9 Mar, 2015 11:44 am A variety of unexpected benefits are being derived from the use of cloud computing solutions in enterprise environments, according to a recent survey...

Cloud adoption spreading in the financial sector

6 Mar, 2015 11:47 am The adoption of cloud computing technologies and solutions is increasing within financial service industries, according to a recent study...

IoT growth raises raft of privacy questions, says expert

26 Feb, 2015 11:48 am The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing raises a variety of important questions around privacy and security in online environments...

Cloud storage firm Box in $1.7bn valuation

23 Jan, 2015 09:14 am Cloud storage firm Box has secured a valuation of $1.7 billion (£1.1 billion) after launching on the New York Stock Exchange. The company, which abandoned...

Banks underestimating cloud use among their workforces

18 Dec, 2014 11:53 am American banks are notably underestimating the extent to which their staff utilise cloud-based services on their corporate IT networks,...

CIOs and business execs split on reasons for shift to cloud computing

26 Nov, 2014 11:15 am Chief information officers (CIOs) and business executives are apparently divided in their opinions on why a switch to cloud computing is beneficial for...

Enterprise cloud users 'struggling for holistic view'

19 Nov, 2014 09:54 am A sizeable majority (83 per cent) of enterprise cloud technology users are struggling to establish a holistic view of how their IT infrastructures are...

Stepping ahead of the demand curve

27 Jan, 2015 09:17 am Las Vegas hotels and casinos have seen a huge change in demand since the recession hit in 2008. The challenge for us has been to better predict this demand...

All Saints dresses up with cloud collaboration

30 Oct, 2014 12:40 pm All Saints, the high-street fashion brand, is expanding its drive towards cloud computing technology in a bid to vastly improve staff and manager collaboration...

CIOs cite cloud investment as key competitiveness factor

16 Oct, 2014 10:12 am A majority of CIOs and CFOs at enterprises across Europe say they consider cloud investments and strategies to be crucial to their future competitiveness...

Infographic : HR Tech, a seismic shift

12 Mar, 2015 04:17 pm Cloud computing, data analytics and the newest HR software platforms are collectively causing something of a seismic shift in the way organisations manage...

Olympic Games tech to be entirely cloud-based by 2018

8 Oct, 2014 10:05 am All aspects of IT systems underpinning the running of Olympic Games events around the world will be based on cloud computing by 2018 and that year's Winter...

PSA Peugeot Citroën deploys cloud to boost talent management

23 Sep, 2014 11:54 am A variety of cloud-based software systems are helping the European car-making giant PSA Peugeot Citroën to improve the way it trains its workforce...

Cloud data security fears widely overestimated, study suggests

10 Sep, 2014 11:56 am Enterprises in the UK tend to overestimate the prevalence and seriousness of security concerns associated with cloud computing,...

Hybrid IT helps easyJet boost online booking systems

8 Sep, 2014 10:40 am An IT infrastructure that uses both internal data systems and cloud computing has helped the low-cost airline business easyJet improve the way its customers...

PC server sales boosted by big data and cloud computing

3 Sep, 2014 11:08 am Growing use of big data and cloud computing systems has been cited as the key driver behind an increase in sales of PC servers in Europe in recent months...

Private equity firm counts benefits of IT shift to the cloud

26 Aug, 2014 11:33 am The private equity fund manager SOF Investments is reaping the rewards of shifting its entire IT architecture to cloud-based systems amid a recent office...

Cloud computing 'behind surge in tech mergers and acquisitions'

22 Aug, 2014 11:47 am Some of the latest developments in cloud computing have been responsible for spurring the rise in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the technology sector...

Microsoft's Azure cloud service suffers 5-hour outage

19 Aug, 2014 11:07 am Microsoft's Azure cloud computing service suffered a global outage that lasted close to five hours on Monday as technical problems hit a number of its...

Microsoft poised to cut over 6,000 jobs

17 Jul, 2014 11:05 am Microsoft is expected to announce plans to shed more than 6,000 members of its global workforce as it commits to a major restructuring effort...

Business agility rated key gain of cloud computing

14 Jul, 2014 11:56 am Business agility is viewed as the foremost advantage of deploying cloud computing in an enterprise context, according to a new survey...

Netflix explains "crucial" use of big data

14 Jul, 2014 11:52 am Use of big data and cloud-based technologies are "crucial" to the way in which Netflix provides services to customers and operates its business,...

Microsoft wins EU backing in cloud privacy case

1 Jul, 2014 11:52 am A prominent figure within the European Commission has offered her support for Microsoft in a legal case that raises important privacy questions for the...

CIA stepping up reliance on cloud computing

25 Jun, 2014 11:49 am Cloud computing and the latest commercially available IT systems are increasingly being relied upon by the CIA to support its intelligence analytics programmes...

Cloud security startup Skyhigh raises $40m

24 Jun, 2014 12:06 pm A startup company that helps businesses monitor their cloud computing usage has raised $40m in funding based on demand for its services and growth in online...

BBC sets up team to deal with cloud procurement

20 Jun, 2014 11:14 am The BBC has established a new team of experts and contributors to manage and regulate the way in which the organisation procures and handles cloud computing...

Cloud computing 'will soon be all business'

9 Jun, 2014 12:13 pm The scope of cloud computing as an enterprise solution will soon reach well beyond the IT function and encompass more and more of a company's entire operation...

UK airports 'taking the lead on cloud-based services'

6 Jun, 2014 01:23 pm Airports in the UK are pioneering the use of cloud-based IT services as competition and a focus on customer service demands it. That's according to Gatwick's...

"Cloud gives retailers the affordability and reliability they need"

23 Jun, 2014 12:20 pm In recent years, retailers have looked to new technology to improve the ways they run operations and serve customers. Shiva Kumar,...

European Commission cites cloud computing as key job creator

2 Jun, 2014 12:09 pm The European Commission has cited cloud computing as a market capable of making a major contribution to job creation across the continent in years to come...

Microsoft announces Azure updates

13 May, 2014 11:02 am Microsoft has announced a range of updates to Azure, its cloud computing platform and infrastructure. The company is keen to see Azure become the platform...

HP plans for $1bn spend on open-source cloud computing

7 May, 2014 03:58 pm Hewlett-Packard (HP) is to invest around $1bn into developing a range of open-source cloud computing projects and facilities over the next two years,...

New Microsoft chief outlines vision for the future

25 Apr, 2014 12:35 pm Microsoft's new chief executive Satya Nadella outlined his vision of the future for the company in his first call with investors as the new man in charge...

Cyber attacks 'shifting focus to cloud systems'

23 Apr, 2014 12:57 pm Cyber attacks are increasingly being focussed on cloud computing environments, according to a new report on the subject. Security-as-a-service provider...

Cloud, Data Sovereignty and Spies

22 Apr, 2014 10:13 am The Snowden revelations regarding the activities of the NSA (and other agencies) have long been assumed to be damaging to the on-going adoption of cloud...

Zebra Technologies to buy Motorola Solution's enterprise arm

17 Apr, 2014 03:28 pm Zebra Technologies has announced its intention to acquire the enterprise operations of Motorola Solutions for a figure of $3.45bn...

A 5-step structured approach to effectively leverage cloud computing for competitive advantage

20 Mar, 2014 11:40 am Over the last few years, cloud computing has evolved from a rather nebulous concept to a set of highly practical solutions.

The rise of digital wallets

2 Dec, 2013 03:00 pm Digital wallets are fast-growing in the UK and beyond, a development enabled by the advances in cloud computing and mobile devices...

PC virtualisation and simplicity

5 Dec, 2013 09:56 am Transforming a workplace, so that it only serves to execute applications, considerably reduces the maintenance burden and allows IT to offer much more...

Smart homes to solve real problems

4 Nov, 2013 02:56 pm Some of the discussion on smart home technology has revolved around gimmicks or gadgets, but in reality it solves real issues of energy consumption,...

Any cloud, anywhere, any device for all applications

31 Oct, 2013 06:27 am Pharmaceutical business Ceva Santé Animale has placed all its applications on a single Google portal, so that users can access them on any device...

SkySight And the Meaning Of Life

11 Sep, 2013 12:13 pm Today - while writing this short post at our Les Fontaines premises, north of Paris -  is a very cloudy day. An appropriate backdrop indeed for...

Cloud uncertainty is the enemy of investment (abstract)

11 Sep, 2013 12:12 pm  The EU's cloud computing strategy will provide businesses with much-needed clarity over the rules that govern the use of cloud...

Starbucks IT

11 Sep, 2013 12:11 pm Imagine you are running a cosy, successful coffee bar in the centre of your old town. It's the only one there and you seem to have built your own

Why Glasses are more relevant than Tablets

11 Sep, 2013 12:09 pm Is has been some time ago that the introduction of new technology has created such a vibrant enthusiasm at the Moscone center in San Francisco.

Expressway to the (Oracle) Cloud

11 Sep, 2013 12:08 pm  It may be a bit of a Yin & Yang thing: where some would consider Oracle downright wobbly in its cloud strategy of the past few years,...

The Cloud: Time for Delivery

11 Sep, 2013 11:06 am The Question is not "If", but "How, Where & When"

Building the Right Cloud Platform: Infrastructure Services

12 Jul, 2013 09:38 am

Automatically personalising your car with cloud computing

25 Jun, 2013 11:46 am For many years, Ford has worked hard on integrating IT into its cars, for high quality, safety, green measurement and smart applications...

"The internet of things is transformational for businesses"

4 Jun, 2013 11:54 am The combined forces of mobile growth and the maturation of the internet of things are dramatically transforming how business is done and lives are led...

Systematising great employee performance

25 Mar, 2013 11:57 am Training staff, having them reach their best potential, and working with their growth, are vital elements for Virgin Media...

A Sonic boost in the cloud

4 Mar, 2013 10:04 am The video games industry has gone through a big reshuffle in the last five years, moving from traditional in-console games to live online multiplayer gaming...

"Open source is increasingly vital for the charity sector"

29 Oct, 2012 06:27 pm IT is essential to the day-to-day running of charities, from managing projects to processing donations. We hear from Computer Aid,...

Government ICT getting ahead in the cloud

29 Nov, 2012 11:50 am The Government’s ICT Strategy is central to its unrelenting drive for cheaper, more efficient and effective public services. The adoption of cloud services...

Collaboration to deliver a difference

3 Sep, 2012 10:09 am We work to help people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. Our technology enables us to do this and track the results,...

"Proper use of IT can really differentiate banks"

16 Jul, 2012 05:14 pm Technology, when combined with the right business culture, has the potential to transform customer service at financial services firms,...

Flying high with the right IT

1 May, 2012 09:15 pm IT is absolutely fundamental to our business. Everything we do is underpinned by technology. Under our business transformation initiative,...

Scalability in the cloud

24 Feb, 2012 08:55 am With our rapidly growing e-commerce and in-store business, we needed to design an IT architecture that was flexible enough to scale with us,...

Opening up mobile channels

24 Feb, 2012 08:54 am Three years ago, we decided our IT setup at Mitchells & Butlers was not up to the job we needed - and we were limited to traditional channels...

The cloud : time for delivery

24 Feb, 2012 04:04 pm A key question running through the IT industry today is whether or not cloud represents an evolution or revolution ? Andy Mulholland,...
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