The goal is to create the cloud computing systems of tomorrow: open systems with material components and external software spread out over a regional French network and housed in modular low-energy ecological datacenters that are as close to users as possible. The research project will draw to a close in July 2014 after 30 months of group work. Nu@ge‘s technical model is based on open-source components.
Why small and midsize businesses should consider the cloud ?
It’s becoming increasingly clear that cloud solutions provide significant benefits to companies of all sizes, but a recent study shows that less than ten percent of organizations believe their existing IT infrastructure is fully prepared to address the proliferation of mobile devices, social media, data analytics and cloud computing.
It has been a few years now since cloud computing rose to prominence - but its disruptive impact has only just begun to be felt.
To examine the mid- to long-term impact of cloud in all its various forms, the Economist Intelligence Unit invited six experts in the field to contribute original essays explaining their predictions. Those essays are collected here in a single report, named 'The impact of cloud', and sponsored by Fujitsu.
The contributors, and the subject of their essays, are as follows:
The most reliable way to predict the future is to invent it, maintains the old saying, but since this activity can take time, one who shapes the future should not underestimate the importance of regularly informing a curious public about what is waiting for them ahead.
Microsoft's the Pitch competition is an opportunity for school leaders, teachers and students to present their transformative ideas for education to a panel of experts and to pitch for part of a $50,000 prize fund.