Salesforce.com aims to bring Dreamforce atmosphere to London

Sketch It was a throwaway comment made by Dr Steve Garnett, Salesforce EMEA president at the Salesforce1 World Tour London press briefing on Thursday, but it was a resonant one. Last week’s event felt like Dreamforce five or six years ago, he explained.

It was meant to signify both the atmosphere of the event as well as the growth of Salesforce.com in the UK – and the keynote went crash, bang, wallop into this.

“We’re seeing record crowds, everywhere we go, around the world, because people are hungry to...

By James Bourne, 27 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Editorial, Industry, JustForFun, Salesforce.

Game of Thrones: 5 takeaways for IT

By Ben Stephenson, Journey to the Cloud

After a long wait, Game of Thrones Season 4 has officially started (no spoilers for the first episode of season 4 – I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy).  

Amidst the action and excitement, there are some lessons IT can take away from seasons 1-3 of the show. Here are five of them:

1) The war lies to the North

After Robert Baratheon dies, there is all out war for rule of the Iron Throne and control of the Seven Kingdoms. Joffrey Lannister usurps...

By GreenPages Technology Solutions, 11 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: JustForFun, Strategy, Vendors.

From outer space storage to the ‘Northern Bytes’: The best cloudy April Fool stories

It’s a tradition as old as the hills, from the BBC’s scoop on spaghetti trees in 1957 to Google’s Pokemon Maps earlier today. Not surprisingly the hype around cloud has prompted a few firms to try their own spoof stories on April Fool's Day. Here are three of CloudTech’s favourites.

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By Cloud Tech, 01 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Editorial, JustForFun.

AWS lays down its vision for the success of cloud computing

Sketch “We apologise for bringing the rain down with us from Seattle,” said Andy Jassy, Amazon Web Services SVP in a slightly sheepish opening.

It was an opening delayed by half an hour because of weather and traffic fears, but those who had made it through the elements to San Francisco were treated to various client testimonials. Ranging from Adobe, to Airbnb and Twilio, they came in a variety of industries and a variety of languages – the latter seemingly to prove AWS’ customer base was...

By James Bourne, 27 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Amazon, Feature, JustForFun.

Box vs Dropbox: The tale of the tape [infographic]

Box CEO Aaron Levie might have said that there was no direct rivalry between his company and Dropbox, but as both companies hurtle towards an IPO, it’s difficult not to compare the two.

According to Cromwell Schubarth writing for Biz Journals: “Levie downplays talk of a rivalry between the companies, pointing to questions about which social network would survive in the early days of Facebook,...

By James Bourne, 21 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Infographic, JustForFun, Storage.

Sony’s move to cloud gaming goes up a gear with PlayStation Now

Sony has announced PlayStation Now, a service which allows gamers to stream a variety of PlayStation titles across a range of devices without a console in sight.

The announcement was made at CES, with games from Sony’s previous three consoles being utilised and the service available on the PS4, the PS Vita, as well as Sony’s Bravia TV sets.

The technology for PlayStation Now came from Gaikai, a company which streams high-end video games. Gaikai was bought by Sony in July 2012 for $380m, a clear...

By James Bourne, 09 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Hosting, Infrastructure, JustForFun, Security.

The scariest business data horror stories [infographic]

Trick or treat!You’ll be hearing this a lot soon. Halloween may be all about ghosts and goblins, but businesses have much bigger threats to worry about… such as losing the critical business data that’s stored on their employees’ computers and in-house servers.

To put you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve gathered some of these terrifying stats into one spooky infographic. So brace yourself and read at your own risk! But don’t panic! There are solutions that can help protect your business from the terrifying prospect of...

By Rhonda Sherwood, 31 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Disaster Recovery, Enterprise, Infographic, JustForFun, Strategy.

Why the cloud may require you to learn multiple words for snow

Cloud is at the centre of a convergence trend that is impacting people across all of ICT. This convergence is breaking down the walls that separated the traditional silos of IT, networking, storage and security. But with this breaking down of the walls we also need to better understand the subtleties of each others domains in more details. A famous urban legend is that eskimos have many words for snow, as it makes sense to – if you spend your whole day in snow – to distinguish the subtle and...

By Gregor Petri, 30 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: JustForFun, Storage, Strategy.

Open Washing in a “Cloud Washed” World

Hidden in an era of “cloud washing”, products, new companies, and marketing campaigns must contain the word “cloud”, is something I’ll call “open washing.”

 

Today’s Top Open Names:

  • OpenStack – Massively scalable Cloud Operating System
  • Open Compute – Open hardware to build efficient computing infrastructures at the lowest cost
  • OpenFlow – An Open standard to deploy...

By Zenoss, 10 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, JustForFun.