While Microsoft has recently embarked on a curious experiment with Project Natick, sinking a data centre into the sea off the Orkney Islands in an attempt to boost energy efficiency, it's hard to believe that this is a realistic option for the future.
Contrary to popular belief, the learning curve to build with cloud APIs is usually not steep.
With the majority of the audience at Cisco Live yesterday saying they were testing, piloting or generally getting a feel for Kubernetes, Google Cloud chief executive Diane Greene gave an update on the two companies' cloudy partnership.
With nine in 10 sales and marketing teams insisting that cloud-based business intelligence (BI) technology is necessary to the management of their strategies, it's no wonder that adoption has exploded in recent years. However, many SMEs are still lagging behind.