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  • Blog Post: Irish music industry gains transparency with cloud computing

    Formed in 1995, the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) is a non-profit national organisation that administers performing rights and distributes royalties for copyrighted music in Ireland to songwriters, composers, and music publishers. Broadcasters, venues, and businesses that play copyrighted material...
  • Blog Post: 10 signs you need the cloud

    This post first appeared on Intel's IT Galaxy blog earlier this month . Check it out - lot's of good content there. Cloud computing, data centre 3.0 - whatever you call it, the cloud is changing the way we do business, work, live our lives, and generally interact with data and services. But the weight...
  • Blog Post: Trustworthy Computing - Privacy in the Cloud

    A new generation of technology is transforming the world of computing. Advances in Internet-based data storage, processing, and services—collectively known as "cloud computing"—have emerged to complement the traditional model of running software and storing data on personal devices or on...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 phone gets cloudy, by Steve Clayton

    Aaron over on the Windows Phone blog published a post yesterday that is getting a good amount of coverage, most notably around how Windows Phone 7 will connect to the cloud. As Aaron mentioned, the Windows Phone Live companion site will give people a central place to see pictures they’ve published...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure: bringing IT and business closer together

    Interview: Jeremy Neal, Head of Online Services at Microsoft systems integration partner, IMGROUP The onslaught of the credit crunch back in 2008 massively transformed the way businesses operate. For one thing, it meant the concept of IT as simply another cost centre ceased to be acceptable - it needed...
  • Blog Post: How healthy is your BPOS service?

    IT Professionals love knowing what’s going on with their stuff. Be it that blinking light that shows hard disk activity on your laptop* or knowing that your SQL Server is running perfectly you need to know what’s working and what’s not. With the cloud that becomes ever more important...
  • Blog Post: What Kind of Cloud is Your Business Looking to Become?

    Guest post by Matt Hester When you were a child, chances are you looked up into the sky and wondered what kind of cloud you were looking at or what cloud you want to be. Back then knowing what type of a cloud you were looking at boiled down to a three main choices: Cirrus Stratus...
  • Blog Post: Transport for London moves to Windows Azure

    Today we have some great news to announce as Transport for London (TfL) has taken to the cloud by moving their Developers Area and new Trackernet data feed to the Windows Azure platform. This forms the first major step forward as part of their comprehensive Digital Strategy and open data policy initiative...
  • Blog Post: How the public cloud affects your IT department

    Guest post from Simon May, an IT Pro Evangelist at Microsoft UK - which means explaining Microsoft technology to those who plan, deploy and support Microsoft products. Read more on Simon's blog . No one can fail to see how much impact the ideas of cloud are having on our organisations and as IT Professionals...
  • Blog Post: Ensuring secure business continuity with The Cloud

    Security is one of the things in most businesses minds; Cloud storage can now offer levels of security, business continuity and disaster recovery for all sizes of businesses through scalable solutions. Data backup In a straightforward data backup, the cloud acts as an external storage system -...