New digital public services will help Britain win the global race

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014 - 14:15

Sprint 14: The UK Government showcases digital services which are simpler, clearer and faster, explaining that it is on course to deliver new online services that are better for citizens and businesses, save taxpayers money and help Britain compete in the global race, Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude announced at the event in London today.

Data Centres: what are they and why are they important?

Tuesday, 21 January, 2014 - 17:00

Tech UK has published several reports, explaining what datacentres are and shedding light on why they are essential for economic growth and businesses. Datacentres are not just fancy sheds full of computing equipment. Each element of financing, planning, design and construction needs specialist skills, and that is even before it is operational. As a result data centres generate a complex supply chain and rapidly growing demand for a wide range of specialist services.

Cloud Guide from the Cloud Software Finland

Saturday, 16 November, 2013 - 16:45

Cloud Guide - a concise guidebook with practical, evidence-based information and descriptive guidance for organisations that want to be successful in the cloud.

CloudWATCH @ EU-Brazil Workshop in Brasilia

Monday, 11 November, 2013 - 09:00

The Cloud Computing Workshop which took place, 11th November 2013 at the Palácio Itamaraty, Sala San Tiago Dantas, Brasilia, was part of the 6th EU-Brazil dialogue. The objectives of the workshop were to consider and identify the barriers that may preclude the adoption of cloud-based services in the EU and in Brazil. The aim was to identify concrete joint (EU-Brazil) initiatives that are likely to minimise such barriers to help generate a series of recommendations intended to strengthen the cooperation EU-Brazil in the cloud computing sector.

CloudWATCH promotes cloud benefits for all at ICT2013

Monday, 11 November, 2013 - 10:00

CloudWATCH on its successful week at ICT2013 in Vilnius as we report on the EU Innovation Cloud Hub and Networking Session on boosting the competitiveness of European businesses.

Standards Talk - OCCI interface to CloudStack

Friday, 8 November, 2013 - 17:00

Three large open source CMF (OpenStack, OpenNebula and now CloudStack) can be made to expose an OCCI interface. This formalises and extends the work decided on at the last Cloud Plugfest by to adopt EGI's rOCCI as the base layer of an OCCI interface to CloudStack.

Domino's Pizza planning to move web services to the cloud

Trending May 2013 - The IT team at Domino's Pizza has been using open source cloud services for testing and developing applications for around 12 months. It is now looking to move other critical workloads, such as web services, to the cloud infrastructure.

“Cloud is an important technology, but we wanted to build our experience and understanding of it in a low-risk way. It was a good way to test cloud computing technology, its flexibility and scalability,”said IT director Colin Rees.

Q&A: 100 Percent IT, a FedCloud commercial partner

Trending October 2013 - Michel Drescher, Technical Manager at, speaks to David Blundell, managing director of 100 Percent IT - the first commercial provider to partner with the EGI Federated Cloud. This UK company, which has developed an automated system based on OpenStack, sees collaboration with EGI as a good opportunity to prove our technology and systems with world-class users expecting production-strength systems.Read more

Winners of coveted EuroCloud Europe Award 2013

Trending October 2013 - EuroCloud conference October 2013: Around 50 winners of the national EuroCloud Awards from twelve European member states submitted their cloud solution to the European jury, with a view to winning the coveted EuroCloud Europe Award 2013. “With so many high-quality Cloud solutions, it was a difficult decision – after all, only the best of the best could even apply”, explained Bernd Becker. The performance and quality standards were impressive, in the eyes of the jury. And the winners are ........

C-level executives cry out for data scientists

Trending September 2013 - OnePoll survey questioned 300 C-level executives on top ICT pain points. Computer Weekly reports that board level executives are putting pressure on their IT organisations to find data scientists.