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Public cloud poised for a huge upswing this year

Everyone’s rushing to the cloud, right? Well things have certainly been going in that general direction, but so far it’s been more of an amble than a rush. Last year Computing research found that about three per cent of data centre workloads per year were being shifted out to cloud providers. That average figure hides a multiple of scenarios, of ... Read More »


Graydon has made the journey from business information provider to business intelligence (BI) provider and is now edging into the big data arena as it pulls in information from more and more different sources to aid its analytics. “We’ve been a data company for 125 years,” says Bart Redder, group CRM and intelligence manager at Graydon, underlining the company’s heritage. ... Read More »

Reflections on the UKIT Awards: Accenture’s Bob Paton

Caption: Bob Paton, centre, with the BCS’s Jos Creese, left, and Computing publisher Tom Wright   Describe your entry to the awards, what made it unique? I submitted an entry to the CIO of the Year Award. However, I was actually presented with another award: the Outstanding Contribution to the IT Profession. The judges felt that while my entry for ... Read More »

Reflections on the UKIT Awards: Content Guru’s Sean Taylor

Caption: the Cloud Provider of the Year award was presented to Content Guru managing director Sean Taylor (centre)    What kind of business is Content Guru? Content Guru provides multi-channel communications services from the cloud. Its storm® Communications Integration™ platform is the biggest of its kind in Europe, supporting interactions through media such as email, instant messaging, SMS, social media, ... Read More »

Better bookings through analytics and agile

They say a week is a long time in politics, but it’s arguably more so in the world of technology where things move at a increasingly fast pace.  Two years ago, the Apple Watch was no more than a concept and driverless cars weren’t much more than an experiment by Google, not the potentially lucrative market that all the automobile ... Read More »

Valve deploys 100Gbps network services from Level 3 to manage rocketing demand for online gaming [UPDATED]

UPDATED: Valve, the developer behind the Steam digital distribution online gaming platform and popular PC games, including Half-Life, Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2, has upgraded its network infrastructure to include 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) internet service ports. The upgrade, being managed in partnership with network service provider Level 3, is in response to increased demands for bandwidth due ... Read More »

Taylor Wimpey extends CGI IT contract in £22m deal

Research: Unified communications and collaboration – on the up, but a way to go Read More »

Ofcom signs up NIIT in £23m IT services deal

Ofcom, the communications regulator, has chosen Indian outsourcing company NIIT Technologies to provide it with IT services as part of a £23m contract. Last July, Ofcom released a pre-tender notice, stating that it was looking for a supplier to provide IT services such as service management and integration, user support, IT security, end-user computing, hosting and storage, communication and collaboration, ... Read More »

Oracle acquires AddThis to bolster its content tracking capabilities

Software giant Oracle has added AddThis to its marketing cloud in an acquisition announced this week. The technology acquisition is intended to strengthen the company’s data-as-a-service offering. The $175m deal was revealed in a “letter to customers and partners” from Omar Tawakol, senior vice president and general management of Oracle Data Cloud. Tawakol described AddThis as “a leading provider of ... Read More »

Cloud vendors ‘have challenges to overcome’ to better serve SMEs, says Verizon Cloud CTO

HPE cyber security suite ‘a game changer,’ claims SME bank CIO Read More »

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