Cloud Essentials

Cloud Computing has had a multiplicity of definitions but essentially a means by which organisations or individual users can access computer services or data, even though that data is not stored within that organisation but elsewhere.  We’re used to cloud computing services such as Gmail, You Tube, Facebook and Twitter, even though we may not use such terminology, an indication of the differing types of cloud services.

The nearest thing to a standard definition is the one from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology in which cloud is defined as “a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (for example, networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction”.

How digital workspaces are changing the way we work

In-depth
21 Feb, 2020
Zach Cooper Esther Kezia Thorpe

The way we work is changing, and the way we manage our IT tools needs to change with it

Managing cloud lifecycles

In-depth
20 Feb, 2020
Steve Cassidy

There’s no shortage of Virtual Cloudsviders vying for your business – here are some of the signs that it’s time to switch

Cloud ladder

Microsoft and Oracle expand strategic cloud partnership

News
12 Feb, 2020
Maggie Holland

New cloud interconnect will make it easier for firms to share data between apps running on Azure and Oracle Cloud

Blockchain

Samsung and Salesforce plough millions into blockchain company

News
5 Feb, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The $35 million Series C investment will go to expanding the reach of the open-source DAML language

Managing the cloud money pit

In-depth
24 Jan, 2020
Lindsay Clark

As the cloud model starts to dominate enterprise computing, how can buyers ensure they are getting value for money?

Future-proofing your cloud strategy

Sponsored
20 Jan, 2020
Virtual Clouds

Businesses are racing to the cloud, but it’s important they don’t repeat the same mistakes as time goes on

Revamped UK Cloud Awards 2020 now open for entries

News
20 Jan, 2020
Virtual Clouds

Organisations have until 20 March to enter into 20 categories celebrating the best in cloud success

Why 'lift-and-shift' is an outdated approach

Sponsored
17 Jan, 2020
Virtual Clouds

Why you should think about your legacy apps before planning your cloud migration

Small businesses and innovators benefit from £100m government boost

News
15 Jan, 2020
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

UKRI funding will establish 20 university-enterprise collaboration

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Our 5-minute guide to enterprise cloud computing

In-depth
15 Jan, 2020
Esther Kezia Thorpe Grace Halverson

What is enterprise cloud computing, how is it used, and what are the business benefits?

Microsoft, not Amazon, is going to win the cloud wars

Opinion
12 Dec, 2019
Adam Shepherd

The disruptor becomes the disrupted

London, UK, skyline with digital transformation graphics overlayed

Lloyd’s of London to plough £300m into digital transformation roadmap

News
12 Dec, 2019
Roland Moore-Colyer

The 330-year-old insurance market plans huge system modernisation

Google reveals UK’s most searched for terms in 2019

News
11 Dec, 2019
Roland Moore-Colyer

People are seemingly more enraptured by consuming pineapples than registering to vote

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GitGuardian, the security startup hunting down online secrets to keep companies safe from hackers

In-depth
28 Nov, 2019
Victoria Woollaston

More than 3,000 company credentials unwittingly end up online everyday. GitGuardian helps firms plug these leaks

Can cloud help on the road towards combating climate change?

News
20 Nov, 2019
Maggie Holland

ENGIE plans to use cloud and other tech to help customers reduce their carbon footprints

Salesforce launches Einstein Voice Skills

News
19 Nov, 2019
Maggie Holland

Latest addition to Einstein offering capitalises on the growing use of voice commands across the globe

Salesforce unveils Customer 360 Truth in quest to provide single source of data reality

News
19 Nov, 2019
Maggie Holland

Organisations will be able to better understand customers and, in turn, personalise and enhance their experiences, according to Salesforce

AWS sign at Paris airport

Salesforce takes AWS relationship to the next level

News
19 Nov, 2019
Maggie Holland

Expanded global partnership will see integration of Amazon Connect as part of Salesforce Service Cloud

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Five ways the cloud can benefit HR departments

In-depth
6 Nov, 2019
Esther Kezia Thorpe

From greater flexibility to advanced analytics, here are some key benefits of the cloud for HR

Microsoft cloud

IGEL partners with Citrix and Ingram Micro for simplified access to Azure workspaces

News
6 Nov, 2019
Daniel Todd

The collaboration could help ease Windows 10 migration woes