Europe faces shortage of 800,000 IT workers by 2020

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 14:00


New trends such as machine-to-machine communications and cloud computing are opening great new opportunities, and Europe is in serious danger of missing out if it doesn’t produce enough experts in the field.


Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 12:30


Google launched a couple of updates to its cloud-based big data products at the Hadoop Summit in Brussels on 16 April. These included the launch of the open beta of Cloud Dataflow, Google’s new service for processing huge amounts of data, as well as an update to BigQuery, which will make the company’s bid data database service available in Google’s European data centers and introduces row-level permissions.


Can we put the final nail in the coffin of on-premise solutions?

Thursday, 16 April, 2015 - 14:30

The growth of cloud computing has seen a number of businesses question whether on-premise solutions are still a viable approach to take. According to SoftwareAdvice, 88 per cent of software buyers preferred on-premise solutions in 2008, while in 2014, 87 per cent preferred cloud services.

A Brief History of Cloud – 1950s to Present day

Wednesday, 15 April, 2015 - 12:15

Today, it seems the cloud is the answer to every question. Where are my photographs? How does this app work? How will our management strategies change with the cloud? It wasn't always thus. So how did the cloud come to develop us all in its fluffy ubiquity? check IBM's inforgraphic.

Have your say on the future of cloud standards

Monday, 13 April, 2015 - 10:15
The Cloud Standards Coordination (CSC) has just launched a new survey and is asking current and future Cloud Customers in the private and public sectors, SMEs as well as large organizations in all vertical sectors. Other stakeholders from the entire Cloud Computing ecosystem (e.g. Cloud Computing providers) are also invited to answer. The survey collects feedback from the Cloud Computing community in terms of needs, objectives, challenges and areas of concerns in typical Cloud Computing scenarios, and to evaluate the perceived maturity of Cloud Computing standards.

Potential risks related to Cloud Computing

Wednesday, 18 March, 2015 - 11:30

The biggest perceived barriers for both consumer and SME take-up of cloud computing are lack of privacy, data security, provider lock-in, lack of standardisation, and jurisdictional issues relating to applicable law and law enforcement access to data.

How Cloud Computing can empower end users?

Wednesday, 18 March, 2015 - 10:45

Cloud computing is one of the strategic digital technologies considered important enablers for productivity and better services. The most substantial impact of cloud technology could come in the cost savings and increased competitiveness of IT services available to public and private organisations, as well as opportunities leading to new services, but cloud technology could positvely increase other benefits for end users.