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Russia wants to provide power to Japan via subsea cable

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Russia is reportedly prepared to build a subsea cable that will pipe electricity to power-stricken Japan following the devastating earthquake that damaged a major nuclear power plant in Fukushima and caused widespread panic in the region. According to the voice of Russia report, the project to link the Russian island of Sakhalin to Hokkaido was […]

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Visualising the cloud market – Wikibon

| May 4, 2011 | 0 Comments
Visualising the cloud market – Wikibon

A great visual look at the cloud market…

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Australia govt releases cloud computing strategy paper

| April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Australian government has released a cloud computing strategic direction paper that allows its agencies to choose cloud-based services where they demonstrate value for money and adequate security. While the paper highlights continual challenges to cloud computing adoption, such as security and privacy, it also highlights several agencies that have started pilots and proof-of-concept projects. […]

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IBM Australia offers multi-tier public cloud

| April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

IBM Australia has reportedly forayed into the public cloud services sector with a new offering that targets mid-tier enterprises and SMBs. Instead of simply selling private cloud infrastructure to large enterprises, the new offering will allow its customers to subscribe to different service levels on shared computing resources in an IBM data centre. The service […]

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Why energy efficiency is critical for growth at Verizon

| March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Why energy efficiency is critical for growth at Verizon

Original article via CommsDay International Energy efficiency and network optimising might be one of the hottest topics for improving operational costs of telecoms operators, but the two factors might also be a critical factor for growth. Basically, an upgrade to the latest generation of equipment not only saves power and space, but it is sometimes […]

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Microsoft report – 40% of SMEs to on cloud in 3 years

| March 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Four out of 10 SMEs will adopt some kind of cloud computing technology in 3 years time, a Microsoft report has found. Microsoft’s third annual survey of this type were based on responses from 3,258 companies with 2-250 employees in 16 countries. While the number sounds high, it is only marginally higher than the adoption […]

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Nefsis moves video conferencing to the cloud

| March 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Online video conferencing solutions developer, Nefsis, has announced what it calls a distributed cloud computing technology that intelligently virtualises online meeting rooms closer to participants. The advancement leverages the distributed nature of cloud computing and real time routing information to reduce roundtrip latency time for sessions and live data sharing over the Internet. Infrastructure hardware […]

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CHF7B savings with green ICT solutions – Swisscom

| March 23, 2011 | 0 Comments
CHF7B savings with green ICT solutions – Swisscom

Switzerland’s carrier, Swisscom, and its partner, myclimate, says that green ICT solutions will save the country some CHF 7 billion (US$7.75 billion) in cost as well as help reduce 750,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions. According to Swisscom, the CO2 savings will help make up the shortfall of the country’s Kyoto Protocol targets. The projections […]

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HP developing green data centre benchmark for Singapore | News | eco-business.com

| March 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

The government of Singapore has apparently commissioned a study on data centre energy consumption profiles in the US. According to eco-business, the study will be carried out by HP with the support of Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority. The aim of the study is to analyse the energy usage patterns and operating conditions of data centres, […]

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Cloud Connect: Five Massive Cloud Computing Misconceptions

| March 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

CRN spoke to five industry insiders on common misconceptions on cloud computing. Their answers? That the cloud is one-size fits all. That the cloud is risky. That virtualisation is the cloud. That hybrid clouds are about simply combining public and private infrastructure. That cloud security is up to the cloud operator. Original story: Cloud Connect: […]

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