Like many organizations across the globe today iomart is celebrating the 25th
birthday of the World Wide Web.
iomart would not exist had a young British computer scientist called Tim
Berners-Lee not submitted his idea for allowing scientists to share
information to his manager at CERN. Today our data centers provide the
physical infrastructure that enables start-ups, SMEs and large enterprises to
deliver their services online.
To mark this anniversary we asked our staff to share their memories of the
early days of the World Wide Web and we’ll come to their recollections in a
moment. But one member of our board really was there at its birth.
Ian Ritchie CBE is Non Executive chairman of iomart but back in the early
1980s he founded Office Workstations Limited (OWL). OWL was the first and
largest supplier of Hypertext/Hypermedia authoring tools for personal
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)
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
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
1. Cloud Computing
As we enter the third month of 2012, we can but hope that this should be the
year that the UK Government finally realises that its Carbon Reduction
Commitment Scheme is bad for business.
Introduced under the banner of helping UK industry to become more energy
efficient it seems to want to do nothing but penalise growth.
Our raison d’etre as the owner and operator of five UK data centres is to
help businesses and organisations throughout the private and public sector to
consolidate their IT infrastructures. By moving their servers off their
premises into data centres like ours, wh... (more)
Kudos to JESS3 - a creative agency that specializes in web design, branding
and data visualization - for this excellent ‘State of the Internet’
presentation. When you take a step back and consider the mind
boggling numbers presented throughout this vid, you realise just how far
we’ve come since Nicholas Negroponte of MIT Media Labs said back in ‘97
that “the internet was the most overhyped, underestimated phenomenon in
Hindsight is a wonderful thing but how must the guys at Newsweek feel when
they look back through their archives and read this piece from Clifford