Jack Clark

Currently a reporter for ZDNet UK, I previously worked as a technology researcher and reporter for a London-based news agency.

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Oracle releases Cloud API

Oracle has released a cloud API and submitted part of it to a standards organisation.On Wednesday the company released a general Oracle Cloud API, and submitted a subset of the API — the Oracle Cloud Elemental Resource Model API — to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), a standards body.

November 4, 2010 by Jack Clark

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Google open sources Apache server speed module

Google has introduced an open-source tool that can double the loading speed of websites that use the Apache HTTP Server.On Wednesday Google announced that the mod_pagespeed module, which performs speed optimisations for websites on the Apache HTTP Server framework, is now available to everyone, for free.

November 4, 2010 by Jack Clark

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Eye implant restores vision to the blind

Scientists have developed a sub-retinal implant that restores vision to the blind.In a paper, delivered on Wednesday within the Proceedings of The Royal Society B, a group of European researchers demonstrated the ability of the implant to partially restore vision to those who suffer from blindness due to a degenerative eye disease.

November 3, 2010 by Jack Clark

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Dell to acquire Boomi cloud company

Dell said on Tuesday it will acquire software-as-a-service (SaaS) company Boomi to boost its efforts in the cloud.Boomi's core service is to provide integration between on-premise applications and cloud-based ones.

November 2, 2010 by Jack Clark

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TelecityGroup ups UK datacentre capacity

Datacentre services provider TelecityGroup announced on Monday plans to expand its datacentre capacity within the UK.The co-location provider will add three megawatts (MW) of customer capacity power to its Harbour Exchange datacentre in London Docklands and will build a new 3.

November 2, 2010 by Jack Clark

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Microsoft puts funds into Russian technology centre

Microsoft will build a major software development centre in Skolkovo, Russia's would-be Silicon Valley.Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive officer, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vikto Vekselberg, the president of the Skolkovo Fund on Monday, the software maker said.

November 2, 2010 by Jack Clark

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VMware and Google set date for web development tools

VMware and Google are set to release three collaborative technology projects to speed application development.At the SpringOne 2GX developer conference on Thursday, the two companies announced that three of their collaborative projects will be available within two weeks.

October 22, 2010 by Jack Clark

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VMware: Virtualisation isn't mandatory for the cloud

For some businesses, virtualisation is not a necessary prerequisite for a move into the cloud, VMware said on Wednesday. For those with legacy IT, it is nevertheless the "only way", according to VMware's regional head for the UK and Ireland, Mark Newton.

October 20, 2010 by Jack Clark

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