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 emotive on a global stage, whilst reassuring an
American nation still reeling from the effects of hurricane Sandy.
“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure
to do so would betray our children and future generations.” And “Some may
still deny the overwhelming judgm... (more)
Set against the backdrop of this weekend's International Women's Day theme
of Inspiring Change, I had the pleasure to sit down with Anne Bryson, Group
Technical Manager at iomart.
As one of Europe's leading cloud companies iomart has long championed the
employment possibilities that working in the field of technology offers to
women. Sadly current statistics show that our industry is still falling
short. According to research by e-skills UK, only 17% of employees in IT &
Telecoms are female.
Anne was asked for her thoughts on why this might be and to provide some
background to... (more)
Two news items have caught the attention this week, and both brought the John
Lennon and Paul McCartney penned Beatles classic “The Fool on the Hill”
to mind (more specifically the line “Well on his way, his head in a
One piece compares data centers with rock stars and the second, globally
reported, contained President Obama’s $3.8 trillion 2011 budget blueprint
designed to pull the US economy’s deficit out of the danger zone.
Although the headlines might appear unrelated, the actual content of both
pieces reveal two sides of the same coin. The coin being Cloud computing... (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)
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 [...]