Ahead in the Clouds:


September 26, 2019  1:44 PM

Getting cloud under control: A how-to guide for CIOs

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Dave Locke, chief technology advisor for Europe, Middle East and Africa, at IT service provider World Wide Technology, sets out why organisations need a clear, consistent and easy-to-follow strategy to keep their cloud plans in check. In August 2006,...

August 13, 2019  8:45 AM

Multi-cloud: Reaping the benefits

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Will Grannis, founder and director of the Google Office of the CTO, sets out how adopting a multi-cloud strategy can help enterprises navigate IT challenges around value, risk and cost. Innovation in the


August 7, 2019  3:00 PM

Digging into the cloud security arguments of the Capital One data breach

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Dob Todorov, CEO and chief cloud officer, HeleCloud, sets out why it is wrong to declare cloud not fit for business use in the wake of the Capital One data breach. In two separate statements last week,


August 6, 2019  11:09 AM

Hype vs. reality: Why some organisations are opting to de-cloud

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Justin Day, CEO of hybrid cloud connectivity platform provider Cloud Gateway shares his thoughts one why some enterprises are choosing to pull back from off-premise life and de-cloud their IT. The cloud promised to transform businesses; bringing...


July 24, 2019  12:45 PM

Why the government’s cloud-first policy review should be applauded

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, HPE UK MD Marc Waters sets out why the government's decision to place its cloud-first policy under review makes sense, as the hybrid IT consumption model continues to take hold in the enterprise. It was good to


June 12, 2019  8:30 AM

Cloud migration: A step-by-step guide

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post, Paul Mercina, director of product management, at datacentre hardware and maintenance provider ParkPlace Technologies offers a step-by-step guide about how, what and when to move to the cloud.  The benefits of using cloud...


May 28, 2019  10:58 AM

The people vs. Amazon: Weighing the risks of its stance on facial recognition and climate change

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

Amazon's annual shareholder meeting appears to have highlighted a disconnect between what its staff and senior management think its stance on facial recognition tech and climate change should be. When in need of a steer on what the business priorities are for any...


May 9, 2019  3:39 PM

Has the UK government’s cloud-first policy served its purpose?

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

The government has confirmed its long-standing public cloud-first policy is under review, and that it is seeking to launch an alternative procurement framework to G-Cloud. But why? It is hard not to read too much into all the change occurring in the public sector cloud...


April 5, 2019  8:41 AM

Curbing cloud sprawl to keep IT costs down

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

In this guest post from Henrik Nilsson, vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at machine learning-based IT cost optimisation software supplier Apptio, offers...

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March 20, 2019  12:32 PM

What the Myspace data loss debacle tells us about how the internet values creative content

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly

The news that Myspace lost 12 years of user-generated content during a botched server migration has prompted a lot of debate this week, which Caroline Donnelly picks over here.  When


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