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
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)
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)
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)
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