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Cloud computing
 

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, according to a...

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

17 Nov, 2014 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

14 Oct, 2014 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. An...

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, according to a new study...

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. The company...

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. Readers of the...

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, the company's...

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, chief information officer...

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, the...

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. Currently a manufacturer...

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. As consumers look for...

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, security...

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. The...

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, others would...

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. Technology now...

"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. Using a cloud-based system...

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, which supplies refurbished...

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, interact with supporters and...

"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, according to Metro...

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, called ‘Turn...

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, and we chose...

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. After a...

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, global CTO of Capgemini...
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