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Adrian Bridgwater
Why doesn’t cloud ERP just work?
ERP systems
enterprise resource planning (ERP)

Why doesn’t cloud ERP just work?

There are signs that the take-up of cloud-based ERP is already waning, so how should CIOs proceed?
13 Jun 2014
NetSuite SuiteWorld: omni-channel ERP for the IoT
Business strategy

NetSuite SuiteWorld: omni-channel ERP for the IoT

Adrian Bridgwater looks back on NetSuite's recent user conference to put the announcements in context...
27 May 2014
NetSuite SuiteWorld: omni-channel ERP for the IoT
ERP with green target and arrow
Business strategy

NetSuite SuiteWorld: omni-channel ERP for the IoT

Adrian Bridgwater looks back on NetSuite's recent user conference to put the announcements in context...
27 May 2014
How cloud companies are getting pragmatic about business use
A cloud connected to electronic devices
software as a service (SaaS)

How cloud companies are getting pragmatic about business use

We've become used to shadow IT but are we ready for apps being built by non-techies
12 Mar 2014
Cloud hype - does the stream of buzzwords harm the industry?
Sticky notes
public cloud

Cloud hype - does the stream of buzzwords harm the industry?

Are cloud players their own worst enemy? Should they cut out the hype?
11 Dec 2013
How to choose a SaaS provider: understanding the selection box
Mars mini chocolates in a bowl
software as a service (SaaS)

How to choose a SaaS provider: understanding the selection box

Choosing a SaaS app is a bit like choosing a chocolate; they're wrapped up to look alluring but how do you know which one is the hard nut?
6 Dec 2013
Is there one problem IBM Watson can’t solve?
A blue 2D head in profile made up of binary and circuit boards
platform as a service (PaaS)

Is there one problem IBM Watson can’t solve?

Could cloud bring in a new era of artificial intelligence?
25 Nov 2013
Blurred lines when cloud customer becomes supplier
Abstract image showing digital clouds raining ones and zeros to symbolise cloud computing
platform as a service (PaaS)

Blurred lines when cloud customer becomes supplier

One of the defining factors of cloud computing is the shifting boundary: are we ready for the customer-supplier?
8 Oct 2013
Oracle is a creditable cloud contender - and that's no joke
Oracle logo on the side of a building
software as a service (SaaS)

Oracle is a creditable cloud contender - and that's no joke

With so many launches at Oracle Open World, is the firm finally becoming a serious cloud player?
4 Oct 2013
Java-as-a-Service: a sweet brew, or a bitter grind?
Java script displayed on monitor
platform as a service (PaaS)

Java-as-a-Service: a sweet brew, or a bitter grind?

How will Java fare in the cloud world? Is Java-as-a-service the way forward?
27 Sep 2013
Should OpenStack open up to Amazon?
Open source cloud with endpoints underneath
infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

Should OpenStack open up to Amazon?

Should OpenStack choose a more open cloud compatibility strategy?
15 Aug 2013
Conway's Law and the impact on cloud implementation
People joining hands as a symbol of teamwork
software as a service (SaaS)

Conway's Law and the impact on cloud implementation

Pulling together disparate departments for a cloud project is one of the toughest challenges. How can it be made easier?
5 Aug 2013
Cloud computing to become utility computing ... but not yet
Cloud computing represented by a cloud with wires coming out of it
public cloud

Cloud computing to become utility computing ... but not yet

We talk about cloud as the new commodity, a new sort of utlity but there's some way to go yet
11 Jul 2013
CloudStack: Citrix's open source service cloud comes of age
cloud server
infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

CloudStack: Citrix's open source service cloud comes of age

What is Citrix doing with CloudStack - is it the odd one out in the cloud platforms? What advantages does it offer?
5 Feb 2013
IBM and the cloud: the evergreen economic model
Mobile phone
software as a service (SaaS)

IBM and the cloud: the evergreen economic model

The integration between mobile and cloud is where there'll be lots of activity in the future. IBM is looking to get ahead of the game
31 Jan 2013
Cloud Unified Communications: not quite plug-and-play
cloud services
software as a service (SaaS)

Cloud Unified Communications: not quite plug-and-play

As unified communications aligns with the cloud model of service-based computing, businesses must realise this is not a one-click-fix option
9 Jan 2013
The myth of the open cloud
cloud in hands
infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

The myth of the open cloud

Users shouldn’t get too hung up on the myth of open cloud, as there’s always going to be some sort of lock-in. It’s just a question of where
28 Nov 2012
The gospel according to the cloud evangelists
man holding digital globe
Cloud

The gospel according to the cloud evangelists

There's a type of religious fervour when it comes to cloud - but does the technology really need its evangelists?
8 Nov 2012
Cloud KPIs: getting to grips with the appliance of science
Check engine light on a tachometer
cloud management

Cloud KPIs: getting to grips with the appliance of science

One of the problems thrown up by cloud computing is that there's a complex infrastructure to manage. How should performance be measured?
9 Oct 2012
Fighting dementia; the Alzheimer's Society takes the cloud route
Salesforce Logo on wall of office Reception
platform as a service (PaaS)

Fighting dementia; the Alzheimer's Society takes the cloud route

It's Alzheimer's Awareness Day today and the Alzheimer's Society is making full use of the cloud to spread its message
21 Sep 2012
Touch me, feel me ... buy me
dreamforce logo
software as a service (SaaS)

Touch me, feel me ... buy me

Salesforce's names may be slightly old-fashioned as its message is all about cloud ... and now about touch too
20 Sep 2012
Open standards: CAMP makes its own pitch in bid for PaaS portability
A graphic concept of people working on a cloud computing project
platform as a service (PaaS)

Open standards: CAMP makes its own pitch in bid for PaaS portability

The problem with cloud standards is there are so many: CAMP is the latest to address the issue of portability. Is it the way forward?
4 Sep 2012
Cloud migration: the problems with legacy software
Cloud migration keyboard button
software as a service (SaaS)

Cloud migration: the problems with legacy software

When to migrate applications to the cloud - it's a thorny question for any CIO and there's no easy answer
2 Aug 2012
DevOps in the cloud: software engineering at high-altitude
DevOps illustration
platform as a service (PaaS)

DevOps in the cloud: software engineering at high-altitude

The world used to be simpler: there were developers and there were techies who made things work but the cloud environment is different
23 May 2012
What is a next-generation data centre (NGDC) anyway?
A corridor in a blue-hued data centre
data centres

What is a next-generation data centre (NGDC) anyway?

We use a lot of buzzwords rather glibly - but what does next-generation data centre actually mean?
9 May 2012
Device-agnosticism in the virtualised creative workspace
Adobe logo
software as a service (SaaS)

Device-agnosticism in the virtualised creative workspace

The use of cloud design software could herald a new era of interoperability
23 Apr 2012
Crossing the cloud chasm
Person jumping through gap between two cliffs
Cloud

Crossing the cloud chasm

While there are still many companies yet to make leap into cloud, many firms are already using cloud tools extensively
30 Mar 2012
IBM Lotusphere: Analytics to drive social business from the
IBM logo
Software

IBM Lotusphere: Analytics to drive social business from the

Will offering Lotus-as-a-Service revive IBM’s productivity suite? Adrian Bridgwater finds out.
18 Jan 2012
Cloud is adolescent, open source until puberty please
Woman holding door key up against blue sky background
Cloud

Cloud is adolescent, open source until puberty please

How will Microsoft play the open source game?
4 Jan 2012
Is ITIL redundant in the cloud?
ITIL
Cloud

Is ITIL redundant in the cloud?

It's been a dominant methodology in IT for some time but does have ITIL have a place in the cloud era?
3 Nov 2011
Breach of the data protection peace
Data breaches
data protection

Breach of the data protection peace

With the ICO rarely fining for breaches of the Data Protection Act, are businesses breaking rules as they can get away with it or is the ICO bringing …
2 Jun 2011
How to prepare for cloud outages
Risk illustrated as a meter
Cloud

How to prepare for cloud outages

Amazon’s recent ‘brownout’ caused consternation among the cloud industry? So how do we assess risk and learn to plan for cloud outages?
20 May 2011
4G upgrade needed to sustain UK mobile usage
Mobile calls
Network & Internet

4G upgrade needed to sustain UK mobile usage

Ofcom says 4G power gains will double 3G capacities.
13 May 2011
BSA calls for tougher IP theft laws
Pirated software
Policy & legislation

BSA calls for tougher IP theft laws

New BSA report suggests software theft has an economy wide affect and harsher IP penalties are needed.
13 May 2011
Unified comms market to hit $2.3 billion by 2016.
Comms
Network & Internet

Unified comms market to hit $2.3 billion by 2016.

The unified communications market recovers, despite ROI uncertainties, according to a report from ABI Research that highlights the positive but also d…
13 May 2011
Cabinet Office launches alpha.gov.uk
alpha.gov website homepage
public sector

Cabinet Office launches alpha.gov.uk

The Government seeks single unified approach to website presentation.
12 May 2011