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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

Young people are not 'digitally competent', EC warns

Young people who have grown up with technology may not be able to use digital skills in a business context, according to the European Commission."Digital natives" may not be "digitally competent" in a business sense, the European Commission said in a statement on Tuesday.

March 22, 2012 by

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