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
Stoll, published in the magazine on February 27th 1995.
“After two decades online, I’m perplexed. It’s not that I haven’t had
a gas of a good time on the Internet. I’ve met great people and even caught
a hacker or two. But today, I’m uneasy about this most trendy and oversold
community. Visionar... (more)
Is the cloud inherently insecure? Should we be yearning for the Good Old
Hackers and outages have certainly made sure it has rained on the cloud
parade in recent months. Repeated attacks on Sony’s Playstation network
have rekindled the debate about the security of the cloud as have cloud
failures at Amazon, Google and Microsoft.So, has the padlock come off? Is the
cloud inherently insecure? Should we go back to the old days?
The answer is no, no and no.
The Cloud approach continues to offer a unique opportunity to business.
Managing and maintaining complex hosting environm... (more)
Government Minister Unveils Next Generation Data Facility in Maidenhead
The UK Home Secretary, The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, has officially opened a
£multi-million extension to a data centre which is owned and operated by
iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM), one of the UK and Europe’s leading cloud
companies. The Home Secretary was given [...]
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