International Consumer Electronics Show staff were in London this week to preview January's event and unveil some research into ownership levels and purchasing plans in the UK technology market
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Operating out of London and Munich, the Platinum-level integrator is the cloud applications giant's biggest pan-European partner.
The 2012 Olympics kick off in London this week, with the first football games starting up today. You can follow all the action on your smartphone or tablet with one of several available applications.
Small start-ups have taken a lead on enterprises in their adoption of big data, by embedding analytics into the heart of their applications, according to Amazon Web Services.As the cloud has grown, prices for rentable computing power have come down, while scale-out applications like Hadoop have evolved to analyse large quantities of data, Werner Vogels, Amazon Web Service's (AWS) chief technology officer, said in a keynote speech at the AWS Summit 2012 in London.
The acquisition of London-based Green Hat will allow IBM to offer cloud tools for stress-testing applications without the need to set up complex hardware environments
CloudMade last made an appearance on ZDNetUK as part of an OpenStreetMap themed blog back in February of this year when the company’s involvement with the free and editable map of the world project was starting to gain pace. It was at this time that the London, Kiev and Silicon Valley based vendor first started to be recognised as a provider of a commercial-grade platform for developers interested in mapping applications.
Twenty one percent of companies are piloting software as service applications, up from 18 percent a year ago, according to a recent Forrester research report. However, even as SaaS adoption increases during the current recession worries about total cost of ownership remains among software buyers.
Since Workday publicly appeared on the scene in January 2006, it has been self-described as a "revolutionary application platform and the next generation of business applications to drive your enterprise's performance," with applications that will be "dramatically easy to use, be responsive to your organization's changing needs and will significantly lower your total cost of ownership.
Despite broader recognition of the need for securing access to applications and other IT resources, enterprises are still struggling to come to terms with the issues involved with identity and access management (IAM), Gartner has warned."We need to have a much more well defined process for IAM, with architectures, controls and processes," Gartner UK vice president for research Ant Allan told attendees at a recent conference on identity and access management in London.
Big Blue is migrating some its internal applications to Linux but is taking its time, according to an IBM executive speaking at the Linux User and Developer show in London
The idea of the utility data center is to make IT a resource that can be turned on at will and used by many applications. But Peter Judge wonders whether suppliers are trying to lock users in, in exchange for cheaper cost of ownership.
Software giant Microsoft has formed a joint venture with Shanghai Alliance Investment to develop and market software services for the China market. With a $4 million capitalization, the newly formed Shanghai Wicresoft is slated to begin operations in July, said Jun Tang, Microsoft China president. Microsoft and Shanghai Alliance will have equal ownership in the new company. Wicresoft, which will be headed by Tang, will concentrate on developing proprietary applications for both Chinese and foreign customers, Microsoft said in a statement. Multinational companies based in China will also be able to outsource software development to the new company. Additionally, Microsoft has awarded a global outsourcing contract to Wicresoft to provide technical support for Microsoft Windows and Office. The value of the deal was undisclosed. --Fran Foo, Special to ZDNet News To read the full story, visit CNETAsia.
Software start-up Evolve has appointed former Oracle Vice President Linda Zecher as its chief executive and president, Evolve said Tuesday. The company, launched in 1995, sells software that helps service companies, such as system integrators and consulting organizations, track and control their projects and labor costs. Zecher, who started her new post Tuesday, replaces interim-CEO Lin Johnstone, who is leaving the Emeryville, Calif.-based company to return to her home in London after five months with the company. At Oracle, Zecher spent five years running a $1.3 billion division of Oracle that sells business applications to services companies. She has also held management positions at PeopleSoft and Bank of America. Evolve competes in the services automation market with Portera, Niku, Opus 360 and PeopleSoft. --Alorie Gilbert, Special to ZDNet News
A London firm wants a new top-level domain of '.1' for wireless devices. Other domain applications include '.kids' for a child-safe area on the Web
A London firm wants a new top-level domain of '.1' for wireless devices. Other domain applications include '.kids' for a child-safe area on the Web.
With the whole world and his wife hailing the advent of a new age of hosted applications - an age which promises simplified management and a reduction in total cost of ownership - the age of client/server seems to be drawing to a close. But Dominic Maher isn't so sure...
Microsoft last night threw a party at a trendy London sushi bar to launch what they are calling "the industry's first integrated suite of server applications" aimed at small businesses.
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