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  • The worst tech predictions of 2013 -- and two that hit the mark

    From the social network in business to the 'success' of the Chromebook to the launch of iTV, the pundits got it wrong, wrong, wrong

  • National Rail Enquiries CEO makes the case for multi-sourcing

    National Rail Enquiries is one of the most popular websites in the UK, providing customers with a journey planning service, live train information and detailed information about the rail industry, including service disruption and station facilities information.

  • Global ad firm urges companies to consider AWS alternatives for big data analytics

    UK-based ad personalisation firm Struq ? whose clients include Nike, Easyjet,, Topshop, Debenhams, Virgin Mobile and Hertz ? has chosen to use cloud infrastructure from IaaS provider SoftLayer to carry out deep analytics, rather than alternatives from the likes of Amazon and Rackspace.

  • Tape storage finding new life in the enterprise and beyond

    Long considered slow and outdated, tape is holding on in many enterprises that need cost-effective, long-term storage, and it's even finding new applications in the virtualised and increasingly video-centric world of IT.

  • Cloud business benefits seen in engineering, retail, media and logistics

    The business benefits of sourcing platforms, infrastructure or applications via internet-based public services or private enterprise services have been much hyped over recent years. Dubbed cloud computing public and private cloud computing is a major topic in enterprise technology at present. However, there can be no doubt adoption of both types of cloud services has reached the corporate mainstream.

  • 10 disaster preparedness questions you should ask your cloud provider

    A typical cloud contract contains uptime clauses and credits for missed service levels, but it often fails to adequately protect the enterprise customer. Here are 10 questions the intelligent cloud customer can ask to make sure they are sheltered from potential disaster.

  • Are the customers at all to blame for Amazon's AWS outages?

    A number of high-profile Amazon Web Services (AWS) outages temporarily brought down services by customers like Netflix and Pinterest in June. While Amazon bears the burden of blame for the outages, should customers also take some responsibility for failure to engage a backup host?

  • Just in case there's another Amazon outage, here are four tips

    It happened again: Amazon Web Service suffered its latest outage in late June. Now, as the dust has settled, customers are reassessing what lessons can be learned and how to prepare for the inevitable next one.

  • AWS outages, bugs and bottlenecks explained by Amazon

    Amazon Web Services says power outages, software bugs and rebooting bottlenecks led to a "significant impact to many customers," last week, according to a detailed post-mortem report the company released today about the service disruption.

  • Amazon sells infrastructure at commodity prices

    If cloud computing services offer the tremendous benefits and flexibility that executives promise, why doesn't Amazon Web Services (AWS) charge more for them? It's not just that they may be kind hearted people: AWS is looking to build economies of scale and set low prices that act as a barrier to entry for new competitors.

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