Is the cloud the best way forward for the financial services?
August 22nd, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Cloud Platform, Future, Generation Cloud
Tagged in — banking sector, Cloud, cloud computing, finance, financial services, stock exchange, traders, virtual data centre, virtualisation
For the tech-savvy customers of one rather large UK-listed financial organisation, its banking app is godsend. Or, at least, a bit of a time saver. For those with accounts in two separate branches – where one branch in a ‘north-ish’ part of the UK, and the other is in a ‘south-ish’ part of the UK
Join the revolution, join Generation Cloud
July 16th, 2014 Blog, Cloud Platform, Future, Generation Cloud, Internet
Tagged in — CIA, Cloud, Digital Natives, Gen. X, generation cloud, Generation Y, Millennials, SME
Let’s talk about your g,g,g,generation. Which are you? Generation X is currently (and very possibly, somewhat anxiously) saving towards retirement, Generation Y is currently (and very possibly, somewhat anxiously) saving towards a house purchase, but Generation Cloud is perfectly chilled, and has no need for deep pockets – literally or metaphorically. The Cloud enables 24/7
Can data centres make the world a greener place?
April 17th, 2014 Blog, Cloud Platform, Data Centre, Future, Internet
Tagged in — Cloud, Data Centre, eco, environment, Facebook, Future, Google, Greenpeace
With Google, Facebook and Apple all earning high marks from Greenpeace over the renewable energy credentials of their data centres, we ask what this means for the rest of the industry? Can data centres lead a worldwide shift to greener energy sources? A new report from environmental organisation Greenpeace has praised companies like Google and
7 most interesting questions about the cloud we heard
April 10th, 2014 Advice, Blog, Cloud Platform, Future
Tagged in — Cloud, Cloud App, Private Cloud
Cloud computing is one of the most exciting, growing technologies. Just five years ago it was still very much a concept, but today it’s a widely used, highly useful service for businesses and consumers alike. However, because cloud computing is still on the rise, not everyone is completely up to speed on how the cloud
Can you build a data centre on the moon?
April 3rd, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Data Centre, Future
Tagged in — Data Centre, Future, Prediction
With space to build new data centres at a premium throughout the country, we wonder where else you could build a new facility. How about on the moon? As we’ve discussed previously on this blog, the space for companies to build new data centres in the UK is in short supply. New builds are always
Can Facebook change the face of data centres?
March 20th, 2014 Backbone Connect, Blog, Data Centre, Future
Tagged in — Data Centre, Future
Will Facebook’s new ‘IKEA style data centre’ change the face of data centre construction? And what else does the future hold for data facilities? A new kind of data centre Facebook’s recent announcement of a new data centre build in Sweden is pretty big news. But not just because it’s a new