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
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)
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)
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)