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Shane Richmond: On the digital equivalent of keeping your money under the mattress

Last month IBM opened a four-million square foot “cloud resiliency centre” in North Carolina. It says the vast building will be followed by similar centres in Mumbai and Izmir, Turkey, as part of an investment in cloud services, which are expected to generate $32billion for the company in 2015.

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Keil Hubert: Why it’s time to make global solutions permanent

By now, we’ve all become accustomed to the tremendous business advantages gained from virtualisation in the data centre: lower power consumption, less heat to manage, better resource allocation, disaster recovery capability and easy management.

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#TEISS15: ‘Universities are a different beast for information security’

Ahead of The European Information Security Summit 2015, Marion Rosenberg, head of IT security, IT audit and compliance at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, gives her thoughts on why universities present a unique information security challenge.

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Inspector Dogberry: #AmazonWishList, Virgin Atlantic and IBM’s Watson

Business Technology’s resident canine columnist fetches the best news from the world of the cloud. Follow The Inspector on Twitter at @DogberryTweets.

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Keil Hubert: First, Do No Harm

Massively complex technology solutions tend to fail more often than they succeed. Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert suggests that losing sight of the end users’ critical business processes inevitably leads to the development and deployment of IT solutions that make customers’ lives worse instead of better.

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Keil Hubert: Watch What Happens

Now that his 2014 Summer Interviewing Series is over, Business Technology’s resident U.S. ‘blogger Keil Hubert wants everyone to stop freaking out over Apple’s new watch. Thanks.

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Shane Richmond: How Hollywood’s A-listers revealed a flaw in security

The recent publication of private photos of Hollywood actresses, apparently stolen from Apple’s iCloud service, has got a lot of people worried about the security of cloud computing services.

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Keil Hubert: Why, in my book, E stands for exasperating

I want to believe in the future of E-government. I really do. Unfortunately, my experience with government services delivered over the web has been mixed, and I don’t see how they’re likely to get any better, and I think we’re demanding more than government agencies can realistically deliver.

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Inspector Dogberry: Civil Service, UN E-government index and EU polls

Business Technology’s canine columnist picks out the best E-government news. Follow The Inspector on Twitter at @DogberryTweets.

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Keil Hubert: Running the Certification Steeplechase

Arbitrary barriers are annoying enough when you’re looking for work in the IT sector. Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert suggests that being jerked around over meaningless barriers is supremely aggravating.

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