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AWS: Enterprises slow to reap big data benefits

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.

April 24, 2012 by

Skype plans London hires for development

Internet telephony service Skype is set to hire 400 people in five cities across the world, with a quarter to be based in London.Microsoft-owned Skype plans to take on 100 employees in London to support the launch of a new technology centre, the company told the BBC on Wednesday.

April 4, 2012 by

Google backs UK start-ups with seven-storey Campus

Google plans to reveal details soon of its London-based Campus project, which will support local technology start-ups and stimulate the online growth of UK businesses.Matt Brittin, vice president of Northern and Central Europe for Google, confirmed the company's plans for Campus during a talk at the Digital London conference on Tuesday.

March 13, 2012 by

Amazon Web Services brings Direct Connect to UK

Amazon Web Services has brought its Direct Connect technology to the UK, which allows customers to establish a dedicated network connection between their datacentre and the local Amazon Web Services facility.The announcement, made on Wednesday, means UK customers can connect to Amazon Web Services' EU West (Ireland) region via the Telecity Sovereign House datacentre in London at guaranteed port speeds of 1Gbps or 10Gbps.

January 11, 2012 by

Olympics organisers test BT unified comms

Organisers of the 2012 London Olympics are testing BT's cloud-based voice network for the event, the telco said on Wednesday.BT said it has delivered the network, based on Cisco hosted unified communications technology, to connect 25 Olympic venues.

November 9, 2011 by

London geek fashion week & remote working

I am back in the London, hammering out beautifully crafted HTML and CSS for freelance cash at a glossy, high-end agency. Vaingloriously glamorous though freelance contract work is, ultimately it is not sustainable unless you live in the lunny bin or near a railway station with direct links.

August 6, 2011 by

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