Cloud has ‘no place’ in public sector IT procurement

A new report by an MP committee has slammed the public sector IT procurement process citing a host of expensive errors and suggesting new ways to economise in one of the greatest areas of internal government spending, yet has failed to highlight the benefits of the Cloud in the recommendations. The study: Government and IT – a ‘recipe for rip-offs’: Time for a new approach by the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) was scathing in its analysis of government process calling for an overhaul of...

By Verity Gough, 02 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Government, Industry, PublicSector.

Amazon's potential $1bn Cloud business

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the online retail giant’s cloud computing division, has the potential to be a $1bn business as early as next year; that is if a number of respected industry analysts are to be believed.

The speculation comes as Amazon prepares to release its Q2 results, and the firm has admitted that it has hundreds of thousands of customers in more than 190 countries.

The firm's cloud services, centred around Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service (S3), among a number of...

By Matt Henkes, 26 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise, Industry, Storage.

Acer reveals cloud intentions with $320m acquisition

The Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Acer looks about to embark on cloud odyssey of its own as after paying out around $320m for the little-known Silicone Valley-based firm iGware.

The company has had a difficult year so far, suffering a share-price fall of almost 50%, declining retail revenues and the loss its CEO Gianfranco Lanci following a series of disagreements over business strategy.

Earlier this month, until recently the world’s number two PC producer, was shunted to fourth by analyst...

By Matt Henkes, 25 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Consumer, Industry, M&A.