Cloud Computing

17/06/11

David Wilde is a man on the move. Currently CIO for Westminster City Council where he's been a powerful advocate for Cloud Computing and shared services, Wilde next month heads north where he'll take up the same role at Essex County Council. Essex is home to Wilde so this means, he says with gleeful anticipation, a half hour commute and three hours a day of his life back! 

17/06/11

David Wilde is a man on the move. Currently CIO for Westminster City Council where he's been a powerful advocate for Cloud Computing and shared services, Wilde next month heads north where he'll take up the same role at Essex County Council. Essex is home to Wilde so this means, he says with gleeful anticipation, a half hour commute and three hours a day of his life back!  

13/06/11

There's been a prevailing theory that it's Luddite CIOs who are biggest barriers to Cloud Computing adoption. But a new study  from Symantec suggests that in fact the biggest blockers are reluctant  CEOs and CFOs with their CIO colleagues falling in line.  

The division between the business and tech sides of an organisation are exposed when considering whether to move business critical applications such as database and ERP applications to virtual or hybrid / private Cloud environments. 

13/06/11

Cloud adoption is rapidly expanding and the range of services that can be hosted in the Cloud are proliferating at an amazing rate. This is great news for the wider IT and communications industries, but it also emphasises the importance of software vendor and/or service provider responsibility.

10/06/11

While the question of whether the UK Government’s G-Cloud initiative is still on or has been canned in favour of greater datacentre consolidation may yet stay unanswered, at least one service provider is starting to eye the opportunity G-Cloud’s possible demise might present.

08/06/11

The public sector fears a lack of in-house skills inhibits a move to the Cloud, according to a global study by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

This found that 68% of public-sector respondents said they view Cloud solutions as a tactical move or a necessity, compared with only 52% in the private sector. Nonetheless, 43% of current Cloud users and 75% of prospective users in the public sector don’t think they have the necessary IT skills to support a Cloud environment.

07/06/11

The Apple desktop and laptop may not be taken that seriously inside the workplace - but it is very much so in the consumer space, and the inexorable rise of all things "i" shows how much influence Apple has on the mobile front. Now it's moving into Cloud - and in a big way, it seems.

03/06/11

With the UK's G-Cloud strategy waiting in the wings. governments around the globe have been warned they need to take action to ensure that Cloud Computing's potential is realised.

That's the conclusion of the latest phase of the World Economic Forum's research study Exploring the Future of Cloud Computing, which has spawned an 8 point action plan based on the findings of a series of workshops around the world. 

03/06/11

In Part One of this special report, we looked at the World Economic Forum's conclusions about the concerns around Cloud Computing. In this concluding part, the WEF's eight point action plan comes into focus.  

02/06/11

The Deputy Chief Information Officer to the Government, Bill McCluggage, has said new skill sets, training guidance, and guidelines, are required if the Government is to successfully exploit the benefits of Cloud Computing.

McCluggage was writing in a new report on Cloud Computing by global legal firm, DLA Piper, which investigates the opportunities of the Cloud to both private and public sector firms.

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