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How Secure is Your Cloud? [Infographic]

54% of US firms now employ some form of cloud computing, but there is a huge variation among IT managers when it comes to awareness of the security issues associated with cloud computing, and how to address them. Here’s a recent infographic compiled by Dell which presents some recent research on attitudes and awareness among IT […]

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Ciaran Keohane, Distribution Group Lead. Microsoft Ireland; Oliver Surdival, MD at CloudStrong; Paul Chawke, Partner Account Manager at Microsoft Ireland; David Waldron, Channel-Partner Manager at CloudStrong. Pictured at the Tech Trade show in Leopardstown, Dublin on October 21.

CloudStrong & Microsoft Ireland launch Server Scrappage Scheme

Europe’s first Server Scrappage Scheme was officially launched last week at the Tech Trade show in Leopardstown, by CloudStrong in conjunction with Microsoft Ireland. Cloudstrong provides cloud-based services to businesses, replacing traditional in-house infrastructure with cloud-hosted virtual servers and even desktops. They estimate that 27,000 servers in Ireland will be affected by the End of Support for Windows Server […]

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Citrix and ICT Ireland Offer Free Cloud and Virtualisation Training to Unemployed Graduates

Citrix has partnered with ICT Ireland Skillnet to offer unemployed Computer Science graduates a unique fourteen week high-level Cloud Computing and Virtualisation training programme to equip them for fast-track entry to a job as a technical support engineer. There are fifteen places on the training programme. Citrix plans to offer up to half of the […]

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Fujitsu World Tour Comes to Dublin

Research from global ICT solutions provider Fujitsu has revealed that nearly two thirds (63%) of leading Irish financial services CIOs and IT decision makers expect their budgets will increase within three years. Possible factors for the increase in expenditure include improved market conditions, expansion and the replacement of existing infrastructure. The research, which included areas […]

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MyKidsTime Develops in New Directions [Video]

On Saturday, Technology.ie paid a visit to Galway’s Christmas Market, which has just opened in Eyre Square.  There I met Jill Holtz, CEO of MyKidsTime.ie, who talked about how that business has grown over the last six years, leading to MyKidsTimeStore.ie which has just been launched. Jill explained that the ticketing expertise developed at MyKidsTime […]

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Cloud Computing Legal Conference In UCC

UCC’s Faculty of Law is holding a half-day conference on “regulation” of cloud computing. The event will be held on Friday November 16th 2012 from 2pm to 5.15pm On the agenda: What legal issues need to be considered by businesses in contracting for the provision or use of cloud computing services? •        Can an appropriate […]

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Does it really matter that people don’t know what “the cloud” is?

The recently published U.S. survey (commissioned by Citrix) about the public’s knowledge of Cloud Computing makes for interesting reading. “Most respondents believe the cloud is related to weather, while some referred to pillows, drugs and toilet paper.” This makes for great headlines of course, but it’s the “first to mind” answer people gave when asked […]

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Voting Opens On IIA Net Visionary Awards

Voting is now open on the IIA Net Visionary Awards 2012. The voting period closes on September 4th, with the awards ceremony taking place on September 28th in the National Gallery of Ireland. This year’s categories are: Best Digital Marketing by an Online Trader that makes customers love your brand! Best International “we’ll conquer the […]

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Michele Neylon and friend after a hard day at the Parallels Summit

Ice Cold in Orlando [Podcast #17]

Michele’s in Florida at the Parallels Summit, but I tracked him down for the podcast.  It wasn’t difficult! It sounds busy, but fun.  Lots of meetings, and a keynote speech from Guy Kawasaki.  Oh – and an ice bar! Here at home, EMC announced an initiative with the government to help developers develop cloud apps […]

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