We have now reached that time of year when the great and the good partake in
the festive tradition of crystal ball gazing, as they predict the IT
industry’s future trends for the next twelve months.
Over the next three weeks or so we will be deluged with various top tens, who
will move, who will shake, who’ll hit tech heaven with the next iPad and
who will reach tech hell with the next Sega Dreamcast.
It was about this time last year that seemingly every list published featured
cloud computing as the number one game changer, the one trend that would have
the greatest impact on the delivery of IT services. Some went as far as to
predict that cloud should be viewed as the single most evolutionary computing
development since the web itself was established. Not many argued against the
list compilers rankings, but many viewed the prediction with a healthy pinch
of cynici... (more)
So you’ve had the big brain storm, come up with the latest clever online
marketing idea, built a brilliant website, designed the app to go with and
you’re about to unleash your latest campaign. Your big bucks client thinks
it’s a winner that will generate a surge in interest in its brand and the
leap in sales it’s looking for.
The first few hours of the campaign go even better than you expect with
thousands of people visiting the site and downloading the app – leads are
pouring in. It’s all looking good and you’re about to give yourself a
huge pat on the back for a job very well... (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
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)