Global e-commerce sales a wake up call to traditional ISVs

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China’s e-commerce sales grew more than 130% in 2011 alone, confirming a broad worldwide growth in business-to-consumer e-commerce sales that will pass the 1 trillion euro ($1.25 trillion) mark by 2013 according to new industry…
Windows Azure Experiences Outage

Windows Azure Experiences Outage

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Yesterday the Windows Azure cloud computing service was unavailable to users throughout Europe for two and a half hours. The outage left many bewildered and frustrated. The service in the Western Europe region is provided…
SAP Reap the Benefits of the Cloud

SAP Reap the Benefits of the Cloud

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German software giant, SAP, has reported strong second quarter financial results after sales topped €1.06 billion. This figure is massively up by 26% on the same period last year. Revenue for the company was up…
Cloud Computing Essential to SMBs

Cloud Computing Essential to SMBs

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It has been reported this week that 65% of US small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) say that cloud computing is absolutely essential to their organisation and future growth plans. Meanwhile 59% have stated that…
Cloud Growth

Cloud Growth

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It has been reported this week that spending on cloud computing is growing at a faster rate than overall IT spending and will therefore pose a challenge to legacy hardware and software vendors. Cloud computing…

Office 365 clouds proving popular for SMEs

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Microsoft has received some criticism regarding adoption rates of Office 365 in the international marketplace. However, in the arena of small businesses and SMEs it may well have found its groove. For years Google Apps…
Cloud Computing Makes it to the Pentagon

Cloud Computing Makes it to the Pentagon

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As cloud computing has continued to grow over the last year we have seen it come into place in a plethora of new business sectors and even into the NHS and UK Government, but now…
Is Cloud Computing Ready for the Olympics?

Is Cloud Computing Ready for the Olympics?

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With the Olympic Games just around the corner, one wonders whether, in a time where cloud computing is coming on leaps and bounds and gaining popularity by the day, it will be ready to service…
Healthcare Cloud to Reach $5.41bn by 2017

Healthcare Cloud to Reach $5.41bn by 2017

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According to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, which looked at SaaS, public, private and hybrid cloud adoption rates, cloud computing is becoming an integral part of the global healthcare network and by 2017 will be…
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