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The worrying cloud building around the G-Cloud – special report part 2

April 23, 2014 | In part one of this special report, I outlined my unease at recent developments around the UK government's G-Cloud program. In this second part, we take a closer look at what we do and don't know about the current situation and reflect on growing sell side discontent. Read more [...]

Interview: Birst’s newly appointed CEO aims for an IPO

April 23, 2014 | Jay Larson has left Jive Software to take up the post, while outgoing CEO Brad Peters will become Chief Product Officer Read more [...]

Does a Netflix price hike get me series 3 of House of Cards?

April 22, 2014 | I'm only half way through series 2 of House of Cards - will I get it finished before Netflix puts my subscription price up as the streaming content site fires up for further international expansion? Read more [...]

Oracle Fusion – Debra Lilley’s perspective

April 14, 2014 | Seasoned Oracle consultant Debra Lilley provides her perspective on Fusion applications and Oracle's cloud efforts. It's all looking good. Read more [...]

IBM buying Silverpop – another day, another marketing cloud ‘meh’?

April 11, 2014 | IBM is the latest enterprise player to get its check-book out to beef up its marketing cloud credentials.  But have we all got marketing cloud ennui by now? And who's left to buy? Read more [...]

City Council bets big on cloud – Box deal signed, Chromebooks on the way

April 10, 2014 | | One Comment Peterborough wants its council employees to be able to access information wherever they are, not just at their desk Read more [...]

Video exclusive: setting out your stall in the government cloud

April 3, 2014 | In the second part of our video exclusive in association with, former UK government G-Cloud boss Chris Chant argues the need for marketing and promotion when selling via the Cloudstore. Read more [...]

The cloud collaboration behind a 50m user smart meter roll-out

April 3, 2014 | How the UK’s energy department is orchestrating the installation of smart meters nationwide with the help of Huddle. Read more [...]

Data and software big hitters as global IT spend set to reach $3.8 trillion in 2014

April 2, 2014 | Gartner's worldwide forecast predicts a 3.2 percent increase in spending compared to last year Read more [...]

Video exclusive: the man behind the G-Cloud, Chris Chant

April 2, 2014 | Last week's Think Cloud for Government conference in London welcomed the original G-Cloud program director Chris Chant back from semi-retirement in France to offer up his views on his 'baby', over two years after the launch of the UK national cloud computing strategy. Read more [...]

UBS CTO: Outsourcing is dying and data regulation is stifling global services

April 1, 2014 | Corey Voo also stated that he wants to go hybrid cloud, but that there aren't decent brokerage or integration services in the cloud Read more [...]

Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri sees five clouds ahead, legacy behind

April 1, 2014 | | One Comment Enterprise applications have moved online, leaving legacy vendors behind, and will coalesce around five separate clouds, says Workday co-CEO Read more [...]

HSBC innovation boss urges cloud rethink by financial services firms

March 31, 2014 | | One Comment "Is cloud adoption where we want it to be? Are firms like HSBC and other financial services firms getting the best out of cloud? Frankly we're not," concludes HSBC's head of research and innovation. Read more [...]

Companies should ‘just assume’ governments will access their data and work from there

March 28, 2014 | Google today published its 9th Transparency report, which showed that government requests for user information have increased 120 percent since 2009 Read more [...]

Does Nadella’s iPad gambit make Office sweet in a cloud-first Microsoft?

March 28, 2014 | What’s the one of the first things that a new CEO needs to do to differentiate himself from his predecessor? Do something that said predecessor would never do perhaps. Such as running Office on a non-Windows device like the iPad. Read more [...]

Controversial two year cloud contracts are causing an industry stir

March 27, 2014 | Traditional suppliers are facing an uphill battle and will need to transform their business models to accommodate Read more [...]