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Thoughts on British ICT, energy & environment, cloud computing and security from Memset's MD

What Is Cloud Computing?

Here I provide a less technical description of cloud computing, which can be regarded as essentially the provision of computing resources and/or software as a utility, in the same way that your business uses familiar utilities, such as electricity, water, gas etc. Cloud computing enables you to pay for computing resources as you need them. These services are provided over the internet, on a consumption-based pay-as-you-use model, with short-term contracts and without up-front expenditure.

Supply Chain Disintegration: A better way to buy IT

Unfortunately IT suppliers are not immune from the global economy and can fail just like any other company. I believe the best way you can protect yourself is by disintegrating the IT services supply chain. I shall explain…

The differences between IT outsourcing and Cloud Computing

I was recently asked by a journalist for my thoughts on the differences between traditional IT infrastructure outsourcing and “Cloud Computing”. When you get down to it, there are only really three differences between the two, but that does not stop Cloud being a significant threat to the old-guard of IT consultancies.

Why the Carbon Reduction Commitment is bad for data centres

The Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme aims to reduce absolute carbon dioxide emissions from large non-energy intensive organisations in both the public and private sector. In this article I discuss the impact of the CRC on data centres and why it will likely be counter-productive in the context of reducing carbon emissions.