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fbunn | 11 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

The Cloud Services market is already a big battlefield. As Forrester forecasts that the global market for cloud computing will grow from $40.7 billion in 2011 to more than $241 billion in 2020, more and more companies are entering this market in order to get a BIG piece of the cake.

Of course Cloud represents a significant opportunity for Telcos and Communications Service Providers (CSPs) as well. Their traditional voice revenue is flat or even declining for sometime and cloud services offered to their customers can promise a turnaround. Indeed CSPs are in a superb position to add cloud services to their existing portfolio. Their huge customer base, the IT infrastructure based on data centers, customer care centers and billing systems, their networks and a great services roadmap starting from their traditional communication business provide an excellent starting point. One of their biggest advantages is the trust they have built in the past with strong Service Level...

Robert Mol | 15 May 2012 | 0 comments

The more I'm on the road meeting with customers, partners and industry colleagues, the more I'm convinced we've come to a crossroads, where traditional client server IT is now finally giving way to a more flexible and accessible information-driven alternative.

This may be familiar to many already; however there’s no doubt that a sea change is taking place in the conversations on this subject from a year ago compared with where we are today. The underpinnings of that change are not entirely driven by technology but by the world of the Digital Native. The Digital Native was born into a world of Internet, readily available access to all information and having an "always connected" lens on the world. The Digital Native uses his or her social networks to communicate, is open about it, and only engages with the enterprise if enabled to interact in this relatively new form. 

Why, you might think is this relevant to a discussion about Cloud...

Guido Sanchidrian | 18 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

Late January 2012, the EU Commission presented the first proposal of a comprehensive reform of the existing EU Data Protection Directive. No doubt, the current Data Protection Directive requires more than just a slight refreshment, it requires a significant re-design. It has been established in 1995, when less than 1% of the EU population used the Internet. Now 17 years later we are faced with a globally connected world with all its benefits and challenges.

The new proposal has the ambitious goal to harmonise the patchwork of different laws in force across the EU countries. It is complex and large, and is just the beginning of the process to enact new rules changing the existing data protection regime, which will likely take two years from now, or even more.

Not just since the date of presenting the proposal but even started before, there is an ongoing...

John Magee | 10 Jun 2011 | 2 comments

Technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing offer the potential to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency – benefits organizations can’t afford to ignore. The shift to a cloud-based IT infrastructure is a goal for many, with 75 percent of enterprises at least discussing the implementation of these technologies. Whether you are just beginning to implement virtualization and private cloud computing or are already in the process, here are a few recommendations to give you the smoothest transition possible, based on the results of our 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey.
Keep expectations realistic. Because virtualization and cloud computing are still maturing, it can be a challenge to set...