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All entrants win something: Prizes for winners include CTO and VC/IPO boot camp and mentoring, plus products and services worth tens of thousands of dollars London, UK – June 19th 2012 – Today the Tech Trailblazers Awards (www.techtrailblazers.com) were officially launched to champion innovative tech startups from around the world. The Tech Trailblazers Awards, open for entries July 18th, represent a new […]

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Both Seagate and Western Digital announced Q2 results last week perhaps signalling a return of confidence in the disk drive channel. Component manufacturers in the enterprise IT channel are an interesting bellwether of market confidence as orders need to be placed in advance of shipments of finished goods. There is a significant delay in revenue […]

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My colleague at ESG John McKnight, just briefed some summary output from our IT Spending survey.  The results are presented below hot off the press. Security, Storage and Network see the biggest increases in growth but Virtualization software continues to lead in absolute terms. It would be interesting to know how many Enterprises are looking […]

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Here is a video from my friend Professor Masood Amin @Massoud_Amin who is the world authority on Smart Grid. If we want to save the planet from global warming, prevent terrorists shutting down our economy and prevent catastrophic failure of our power distribution systems. This is the template of what we need to do and […]

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My friend and colleague Steve Duplessie at ESG just blogged about an interesting court case happening in the USA on The Bigger Truth. “An e-mail archiving company, ZL Technologies, Inc., has sued, been dismissed, and re-sued Gartner – basically claiming that ZL’s placement in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant” has caused the company damage – namely, that […]

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NGD and BT announced this week that BT has agreed to take 380 racks at NGD Europe, Next Generation Data Limited’s newly-launched 75,000 square metres facility near Newport in Gwent. Rollout began in August and will be ready for customer use by February 2010. This is one of the first large Data Center deals in […]

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My old firm, First Data, have teamed up with RSA, the security division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) to provide a new service called First Data Secure Transaction Management which is engineered to enable merchants to secure payment card data and remove it from their environment while allowing access when needed. Regular readers of the hot aisle will […]

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Telephone has Shortcomings – It was printed in a memo at Western Union in 1878 that “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us” Electric Light will Close as well – Oxford professor Erasmus Wilson predicted that “When the […]

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I am used to writing online here at the hot aisle but yesterday, the 14th July 2009, I managed to deliver the lead story in a supplement on Efficient IT that was included in the Times, the UK’s leading newspaper. In the article, I discuss where efficient IT goes from here and point to a new “super-charged” approach. I advises CIOs to look […]

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Perhaps it’s old news now but the EMC acquision of Data Domain is big news in the IT Industry (despite a week been a very long time in technology). I had lunch with Rena Fallstrom from NetApp today and asked her what the impact was on NetApps business in Europe. Given the huge customer acquisition […]

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I have just spent the last few days at EMC World in Orlando (Florida) getting wet hearing the cloud and virtualization story unfold. We saw lots of clouds in the skies over Orlando as we endured a pretty constant downpour from Sunday when I arrived. There is no doubt that virtualization is warming up with […]

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The BBC reports that the UK government has launched an £11m ($16m) five-year research programme into ocean acidification. Researchers say seas are becoming more acidic as a result of CO2 from human activities being absorbed by seawater, which alters the oceans’ chemistry. Ministers say acidification of the oceans will be one of the major environmental […]

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Reports have surfaced that Tandberg Data is bankrupt, which are not really true. Tandberg Data ASA and Tandberg Storage ASA has filed for bankruptcy, but its subsidiaries around the world will continue day-to-day operations, including Tandberg Data Corporation in the US. The company will continue to manufacture product, and in fact, has a product launch […]

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I admit to being really torn on this issue. I despise theft and copyright infringement but I also hate big brother, strong arm tactics that restrict me from doing stuff that is useful and legal. I use VMWare on my Mac to run other operating systems apart from the native OS X. I run a licensed copy […]

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According to Reuters, France’s parliament rejected a bill on Thursday that proposed disconnecting Internet users if they download music or films illegally, with the ruling UMP party failing to turn out in force to approve the law. Backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government, the legislation was meant to quell the flow of free songs and […]

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According to Reuters; the founders of Web telephone service Skype, currently owned by eBay Inc, are interested in bidding for the company they sold some four years ago, according to a media report.   Co-founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis have contacted several private equity firms in order to make a bid for the company, […]

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. concerns about the potential for cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure extended to the American electrical power grid on Wednesday and experts pointed the finger anew at Chinese hackers, among others. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters the power grid is vulnerable to potentially disabling computer attacks, while declining to comment […]

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Sometimes religious leaders say stupid things, sometimes they say dangerous things, often they are irrelevant and out of touch. Rowan Williams is a religious leader who quite obviously gets it. Here’s how the BBC reported on his views on climate change and the impact of doing nothing. Brilliant, quite brilliant. God will not intervene to […]

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The BBC reports today that state supported and practical steps are being taken to train the young solar and wind power engineers of the future. The guys who install and maintain wind turbines and solar panels. In Tehachapi, California, it can feel like four seasons in one day. In this remote corner between the Sierra Nevada […]

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Laurie O’Donnell (@laurieod) leaves LTS Scotland where he has worked as Director of Learning and Technology for eight years building the internationally recognized GLOW Schools Intranet. The Scotsman Newspaper reported that film maker George Lucas said to the US House of Representatives:  ‘In what must rank as one of the most heady compliments ever given to an […]

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I picked up a very interesting article on the Harvard Business Publishing site by John Sviokla. When you share information on a social site: Who owns the content? Who controls it?  This question at is the core of Facebook’s current turmoil around its terms of service. Last week they tried to keep more rights on content […]

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David Strom writes in the New York Times about how to stop your commercially sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands: As more small businesses rely on e-mail and instant messaging for their communications, they would do well to use a number of inexpensive methods to preserve privacy and ensure that messages are read […]

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The Hot Aisle is delighted to announce version 1.0 of it’s new Apple iPhone and iPod application.  Don’t expect a highly sophisticated experience as I set up this first version to be a basic newsfeed but would be delighted if you could submit comments and suggestions about what should be in version two. If you […]

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Framingham, Mass., – (January 26, 2009) – GlassHouse Technologies, a global provider of independent IT infrastructure consulting services, today announced it has acquired Chicago-based security services consulting company CSSG. The acquisition extends GlassHouse’s offerings into data security services, including assessments, optimization and policy framework development. As a result, GlassHouse customers will benefit from deeper infrastructure management […]

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Recent cases of lost data have damaged public perception of government competence Over 80% of the population in Scotland has lost confidence in the UK government’s ability to look after personal data; this is the stark finding of the first comprehensive survey of its kind into the psychological impact of recent public sector information losses. […]

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