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From the physical to the ethereal

Arron Fu, VP of Software Development, UniPrint, discusses ways to remove the diverse obstacles to enterprise printing via the cloud

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Keeping up with the demands of your data

Optimising the WAN has become essential for accessing, analysing and migrating large volumes of data to and from the cloud, argues Tony Thompson, VP of marketing, Silver Peak.

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Next year's model

Cloud computing in data centres is on course to radically change the structure of the IT function, argues Roger Keenan, managing director of central London data centre City Lifeline

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Company cloud - putting SMBs in the driving seat

SMBs needn't sign-up to proprietary hosted software solutions to benefit from cloud flexibility, says Talal Choucair, CEO of MyQuickCloud

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First data centre visit for Home Secretary

Theresa May opens new iomart data centre

Get flexible with Vodafone

New service delivers IL3 secure multi-tenant cloud environment for UK Public Sector organisations

Rackspace Launches OnMetal Cloud Servers

API-driven bare-metal servers can be spun up as quickly as VMs - providing the agility of multi-tenant with the performance of single-tenant

Two-thirds of UK companies facing 'tech deficit'

New research from Colt says 'simplification is key'

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Going global

When replacing its old ERP system, S&P Coil Products avoided the traditional approach of installing new software onsite and instead selected a tailored, hosted and fully managed solution

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Welcome to the July 2014 Newsletter.

Last month saw the Cloud Hosting team at Cloud World Forum in London, mingling with the thousands of visitors and 300-plus speakers converging on Olympia. The event boasted an impressive line-up of tech giants including: Intel, Oracle, HP, Dell, Google and Microsoft, and also featured an exclusive C-level keynote Future Cloud Theatre, with CIOs and CTOs from leading end-users such as: Coca Cola, UEFA, BBC, BMW, Marks & Spencer, UBS, CERN and Lufthansa. It was an impressive two days that managed to distract us - albeit temporarily - from England's performance in the World Cup, about which the less said the better! Our next print edition will include a full report on the show.

Our news this issue includes the first visit by a serving Home Secretary to a data centre, as Theresa May opened a new iomart facility. Should we really be surprised that such a senior politician has never set foot inside a data centre before? It seems to us to reflect a general disconnect between what politicians (of all parties) say about the importance of IT and technology, and what they actually know - and do - about it. It's to be hoped that Ms. May's visit has inspired her to look more closely at IT and cloud opportunities in central and local government. As with the World Cup, it's probably best not to get our hopes up too high!

David Tyler, david.tyler@btc.co.uk

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