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It’s nearly that time of year again (and we don’t mean the X Factor Final….Joe’s a shoe in anyway and has been since day 1 - our prediction: Ollie to go first, then Joe to triumph over Stacey), Christmas is nearly upon us. And just in case anyone had forgotten, it is traditionally the time of giving and goodwill and a period to reflect upon those less fortunate than ourselves. On this note a quick appeal. If you are considering having a family/work lunch or dinner this festive season please can you try and do so at a restaurant that is participating in the StreetSmart Scheme. StreetSmart started in London, and spurred by the scheme’s success, expanded into towns and cities across the country. The scheme’s concept is simple. Diners at participating restaurants are asked to donate an additional £1 per head on top of their bill, with all the funds collected distributed... (more)

All for One Cloud and One Cloud for All

Today has seen the vision of an open source cloud move one step closer with the launch of the OpenStack project. The project has the backing of over 25 leading technology companies and NASA, and is designed to foster the emergence of technology standards and cloud interoperability. The project’s key aim is to enable anyone to turn physical hardware into scalable and extensible cloud environments. OpenStack is not itself a cloud provider, rather it is a software offering that lets the end user build a cloud, either for public or private use.   An OpenStack Design Summit was held... (more)

An Inconvenient Truth: Free Up Market Forces to Tackle Climate Change

It was former Presidential Candidate and founder of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Ross Perot who famously said “The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” A quote which may strike resonance with the world’s politicians as they continue to wrestle with the major challenge of setting a global green agenda whilst battling tough economic conditions. President Obama’s second term inaugural speech certainly won plaudits for his determination to tackle climate change, his powerful statements deliberately pitched to be emoti... (more)

Acid or Green Rain from Cloud Computing?

The world's data centers collectively are said to be producing more carbon emissions than consumers within many countries (Italy, The Netherlands and Argentina are some of the more headline-grabbing examples that have been cited of late). "The whole industry must be more efficient" is an all too common battle cry, in reaction to that. But does that really wash - or is it just more greenwash? As the need for computing technology grows, we are seeing more and more organizations considering building in house data centres, which will lead to a huge overall increase in carbon emissio... (more)

Cloud Computing, iSlate & Social Networking

Firstly, and rather belatedly, a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you - hopefully your festive break was enjoyable and are now suitably refreshed and ready to face the challenges and opportunities that will arise through 2010. It's traditional (and never let it be said that were suffer from originality) at this time of year to dust down the crystal ball, gaze longingly into one's naval and predict what topics will dominate the news over the next 12 months. After much deliberation we are pleased to bring you our totally chartastic top 5. 1.       Cloud Computing I... (more)