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ScoLocate selects Keysource to double Edinburgh data centre

ScoLocate has teamed up with Keysource to double the size of Scotland’s largest purpose-built co-location facility as part of an £8 million investment.

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Gartner Says Worldwide SaaS Revenue Market to Surpass $8.5 Billion in 2010

Worldwide software as a service (SaaS) revenue within the enterprise application software market is forecast to surpass $8.5 billion in 2010,

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Mobile Banking

According to research by Forrester, a fifth of internet users in Western Europe currently use mobile banking, which could make it a more important innovation for managing our money than even cash machines or credit cards, Finextra reports.

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100 million smartphone owners browse the web using Opera’s products

100 million Android active users are now accessing the web using Opera’s browsers, twice as many as one year ago.

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Browser Notable releases dates In order of release:  The www WorldWideWeb, February 26, 1991, Mosaic, Netscape Navigator and Netscape Communicator, Internet Explorer, Opera web browser, Mozilla Navigator, Safari, Mozilla Firefox,  Google Chrome.

Now that browser, Safari, Opera and Firefox are enter the dictionary. Plus Google is becoming a verb and part of the dictionary such as “Hoovering” we are all falling into the Google Gulf. 

The largest number of Opera users on Android are residing in India, followed by China, Indonesia, Russia and Mexico. I do not know numbers for other browsers but we will continue.

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Avnet Teams Up with EMC to Launch New SMB Initiative

Avnet’s Altitude Programme will promote VNXe storage and Data Domain back-up devices

Avnet has launched the  Altitude programme in the UK aimed at promoting EMC storage and back-up devices  specifically designed for small SMBs. This initiative will benefit new and existing Avnet business partners reselling EMC’s range of storage solutions and Data Domain back-up products.

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Colt announces European V.A.D. dealer cloud services channel strategy

Value-added distributor  appointed as Colt’s first cloud services dealer distributor tapping into the channel Colt, a  provider of  linformation delivery platforms across Europe and  has announced that it has appointed value-added distributor, Magirus as its first cloud services distributor.

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Acronis profile

Acronis is a leading provider of easy-to-use disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments.

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Insight to join the Cloud Industry Forum

Insight UK,has announced it has joined the Cloud Industry Forum, a leading industry body covering cloud computing that advocates the use of cloud services by organisations.

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Callidus' will host its second annual conference in London England

Callidus' Cloud, Sales Performance Management Suite Marks will host its second annual European Sales Performance Management Customer conference.

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CA ARCserve Cloud Computing

It’s difficult for IT departments to plan their server and storage resources in advance, so most just buy more than they think they will really need.

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Testing the cloud

Cloud computing has now passed the stage of hype to reality. More and more enterprises are realizing the benefits of remote hosting of IT services rather than local IT management, especially as managing and operating IT networks and services is not getting any easier!

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reselling cloud computing to SME clients

When we mention cloud computing to our SME clients as a possible solution for the cost effective management of their services, we often get asked “but what are the risks of trusting our information to someone else?”

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Fujitsu ISV Cloud Program Enables Low-risk Expansion

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Are you a software author ? Do you want to know how to offer Software as a service ...SAAS

Launched in November 2010, the ISV Cloud Program from Fujitsu really captured the attention of independent software vendors (ISVs). Within eight months of availability, Fujitsu signed-up 30 evaluation partners guiding them through a fast-track into the Cloud.

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identity specialist Ping Identity claims its Cloud Identity Connectors

Internet users can re-use cloud-based and social network identities for logging onto other websites and cloud services.

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Infrastructure as a Service

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Instead of purchasing servers, software, network equipment or data centre storage space, cloud providers can supply IaaS to clients as a fully out-sourced service and be subsequently billed only according to what they have used.

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Cloud computing has created the need for a new vocabulary

How quickly are we adapting to this new way of working?

It is perhaps no surprise that the ‘utopian’ world of cloud computing should throw up new set of programming languages. A new lingua franca was inevitable as software developers came to collude inside the fresh pastures of the cloud computing cloudscape with its untapped possibilities.

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Cork first to offer degree in cloud computing

Cork Institute of Technology claims to be the first educational establishment to offer degree in cloud computing One of the complaints made about IT teaching at universities and colleges is that they are slow to react to industry trends.

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Bull UK's innovative Cloud go-to-market strategy targeted at mid-sized businesses

The strategy, based on the concept of ‘journey management’, involves Bull guiding its mid-sized customers on a ‘step-by-step’ journey to cloud computing

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Has your office banned Google?

Nearly three quarters of UK workplaces (74%) restrict their employees' access to the Internet,

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2011: Year of the Cloud set to drive mass data centre migration

 

Gartner research is predicting that by 2015, at least one G20 nation's critical infrastructure will be disrupted and damaged by online sabotage.

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AES Wins CTRM Deal With Geneva-Based Integral Petroleum

Black Sea and Mediterranean distribution specialist Integral Petroleum has moved from paper-based to Web-delivered trade capture in a first-phase deal with Aspect Enterprise Solutions (AES).

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