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Turkeys voting for Christmas?

James Staten, an analyst at Forrester who studies the cloud market  believes many companies, particularly large ones, have what he calls “server huggers,” or IT officials who resist cloud deployment.   138 more words

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The clouds are gathering.

In a commissioned by EMC, the CEBR (Centre for Economics and Business Research) estimates that cloud computing could be worth €763bn to the top five European economies over the next five years and will see the creation of 2.4 million jobs. 250 more words

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Still driving to work every day? Why?

Apparently, UK workers have the longest commute into work in Europe with an average of 45 minutes per day spent travelling (source : RAC Foundation).  The question has to be, why do we (as business owners) still insist that gathering everyone in one place is the only way to run a business? 124 more words

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UK spending on the cloud to reach £1BN by 2012 researchers say

Research company TechMarketView estimate that UK businesses will spend up to £1.2billion on cloud based computing services by the end of 2012, approximately 12.5% of the UK’s annual software spend or double the amount being spent today. 142 more words

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Travel less...produce more.

The latest estimates from motoring organisations around the UK is that the instability in Northern Africa and some Arab states could lead to the cost of petrol at the pump climbing as high as £1.50 per litre by the summer. 284 more words

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Are all clouds the same?

We generally apply the “rule of three” to purchasing services for our business; we get three quotes, dismiss the most expensive as “out of touch”, the least expensive as “don’t understand our requirements” and (generally) we plump for the one in the middle as the best balance of cost/risk.  538 more words

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Why should I bother with a server?

On today’s (24th November) Small Business Blog, MS have led with this question. In the accompanying blog entry, one of their (server) resellers argues quite forcefully for the retention of on-premise servers because he says it gives the best mix of local and remote software. 158 more words

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