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Understanding the colocation advantage

With recent industry experts declaring the demise of colocation Rowland Kinch, CEO of Custodian Data Centres, explains why he believes that colocation is still the best solution for many organisations

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Better, by design

Jeremy Powell, Director of Product Marketing at Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., updates Cloud Hosting on the benefits of cloud services and mobile apps for users of the company's innovative CAD and BIM technologies

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Storing up trouble?

Everett Dolgner, director of replication product management at Silver Peak, explains what you need to know about using the cloud for backup and recovery initiatives

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Levelling the playing field

Steven Harrison, Lead Technologist at Exponential-e looks at the role of the Cloud as an equaliser for UK businesses

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Big data, big decisions

Omer Wilson, director at Digital Realty, discusses what data centre providers must offer their clients in this age of big data if they are to be successful in future

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Interoute 'accelerates the cloud'

Cloud Connect integrates WAN Optimisation, flexible path selection, firewalling global access and local cloud in a single office device

Cloud adoption rises to 84%

Big increase in confidence as proportion set on 100% Cloud environments doubles

G-Cloud needs a boost

Government needs renewed focus, says Streamwire

New cloud services from Claranet

Capitalising on VMware expertise

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Open, for business

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce manages its members with the flexibility of CRM in the cloud

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Welcome to the May 2015 Newsletter.

According to a recent report from the digital skills committee of the House of Lords, digital technology is changing our lives, work, society and politics, but the UK risks being left behind in this era unless its digital skills are improved. Steve Harrison of Exponential-e argues in an opinion piece in this edition of our e-newsletter that Cloud may act as an enabler for UK business - serving to 'level the playing field' and allow firms to compete realistically against far larger competitors. Harrison says: "By combining dedicated hardware with the burstable capacity and enhanced functionality of the Cloud then businesses can scale resources on-demand to meet business requirements and achieve greater flexibility."

While large businesses often have the slack in their budgets and enough resources to ensure that a well skilled IT team can be staffed and maintained, smaller enterprises often don't have this capacity available. So 'going outside' to a Cloud service provider may well be the answer: offering access to the computing power that will allow them to compete. It's an interesting argument, and we'd love to know whether our readers agree: feel free to send me your thoughts at the email address below.

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

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