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February 15, 2013  3:39 PM

Oracle should heed warnings from the trends in enterprise

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Enterprise software, Oracle, Oracle VM, Software as a Service

The findings from Forrester's latest research on Oracle point to a worrying trend in the enterprise software landscape. Businesses are not generally doing large, transformational IT projects built around traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP).

The key suppliers are adapting their...

January 21, 2013  12:19 PM

Virtual Modelling: A new IT optimisation tool

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Business, Cloud Computing, Platform as a Service, Project management, Software as a Service

A few weeks ago I interviewed Paul Michaels, CEO of business technology consultancy ImprovIT, about a methodology for modelling decision-making. In this guest blog post Robert Saxby, consulting director at I


April 5, 2012  10:47 AM

IT service provisioning and orchestration

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Accenture, Cloud Computing, Virtualisation

In this guest blog post, Steve Nunn, managing director, infrastructure consulting group, Accenture, looks at the role of the service catalogue in virtualisation.


March 8, 2012  12:21 PM

Amazon pushes DynamoDB into Europe

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Amazon, AWS, Big Data, NoSQL

Amazon is offering its DynamoDB NoSQL database service, in Europe to provide businesses with a scalable database system in the cloud.

Amazon says


January 18, 2012  2:47 PM

Microsoft embeds Bing’s data centre admin into System Center 2012

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Azure, Cloud Computing, hybrid, Microsoft


September 19, 2011  2:13 PM

IT Departments as business service brokers

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cloud, Cloud Computing

In this guest post Dr Katy Ring, director, K2 Advisory looks at how internal IT should refocus, to ensure they make the best use of commodity cloud-based services. She says, "CIOs need to consider to what extent their internal IT department is...


August 9, 2011  12:08 PM

Amazon downtime: how important is cloud?

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Amazon, AWS, Downtime

If you look at Amazon's 10Q report for three months ending March 30th 2011, income from Amazon's AWS cloud service accounted for only $311m out of the $9.857 billion the...


April 8, 2011  4:10 PM

Cloud resilience means dual network routing

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Cloud Computing

I recently met a CIO who believes there will be only five main cloud providers -  IBM, HP, Microsoft, SAP and Oracle. I personally think there will be a few more mega-cloud providers. But cloud is at the top of the Gartner hype cycle. Every day I get calls from people pitching the latest cloud...


March 18, 2011  2:37 PM

Can HP innovate?

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Cloud Computing, HP, Server, Virtualisation

If everyone buys cloud services, what will happen to the hardware makers? The reality of cloud computing is finally sinking in - at least for HP, which unveiled its "hybrid" cloud strategy this...


January 19, 2011  9:13 AM

Ingres and JasperSoft take on the big BI and database players

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benchmark, BI, IBM, Ingres, JasperSoft, Microsoft, multi-tenant, Oracle, SaaS, Sybase, TPC-H, VectorWise

Ingres and JasperSoft, two of the heavyweights of the Open Source community, have announced today that they have certified the latest release of each others software on their platforms. As part of this announcement, they are claiming that JasperSoft's BI Suite on Ingres VectorWise analytic...


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