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The next main phase for the Cloud Best Practices Network is for it to become a ‘Virtual University’, meaning a provider of online e-learning courses and issuer of associated ‘Digital Badge‘ certificates. The curriculum will be organized in a bottom up and top down manner, meaning that we will populate a catalogue of on demand, modular courses, like a specific module for ‘How to Use for Business Continuity’. Very specific and to the point, for perhaps $195? Digital Government Also in a more top down manner will be much larger, ongoing programs intended for key industry scenarios, the first being ’Digital Government best practices’. The major topics for this program are still being formed but will look something like: G-Cloud Computing and Agile Procurement Assured Identity Open Source, Open Data Innovation Process Trans... (more)

IoT @ UoT – How the University of Toronto is the gem in Canada’s tech innovation crown

Like most of the tech world I recently shifted my core focus to be headlined around the Next Big Thing, the “IoT” – Internet of Things. Why? For the same reasons I specialized in Cloud, and before that SaaS and before that ASPs and web hosting. Ie. a continuing evolution of the original ‘Network is the Computer’ vision of Sun Microsystems – All technology becoming a network-based utility, rather than a buy, build and install model. Since then the volume of devices, information flows and bandwidth has exploded exponentially, but the principles o... (more)

Pioneering SME Memset Achieves IL3 Accreditation

Cranleigh, Surrey – 24 June 2014 – Leading SME supplier to the G-Cloud project, Memset have today revealed that they have achieved Pan Government Accreditation to Impact Level 3 (PGA IL3). Memset is now one of a select few holding the highest level of accreditation for Cloud hosting services. Completing the IL3 accreditation process, Memset is compliant to process “OFFICIAL information and connected to the PSN Encrypted Overlay”, to use the new Government Security Classification terminology. Kate Craig-Wood, MD of Memset said: “This is fantastic news ... (more)

4 Industry Applications of ERP Software

Of the countless industries using ERP software today, four stand out as benefiting the most from its versatility and functionality. Retail, manufacturing, farming, and real estate management all require a customizable, streamlined management software that can collect and manage data from all business activity. Whether tracking shipping and payment or marketing and sales, ERP software integrates everything in a real-time view of core processes while sharing this information across the various departments. Retail The face of retail is sales and payment. Behind the scenes, inventor... (more)

European IT managers don’t trust US clouds

Our Cloud for Europe white paper is now underway and documenting EU Cloud best practices. Highlighting the challenges is this press release from Perspecsys, showing the distrust many European ICT managers feel towards USA-based Clouds. – Sixty-two percent of respondents believe that this response is justified based on reports of the NSA having visibility into data in U.S.-based clouds MCLEAN, Va. – May 21, 2014 – Perspecsys, the leader in enterprise cloud data protection, today revealed a continental cloud divide between the U.S. and Europe, based on data finding... (more)