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Edinburgh becomes latest 'Gigabit city' with new 150km fibre network

Edinburgh becomes latest 'Gigabit city' with new 150km fibre network

Infrastructure provider CityFibre and Scottish firm Commsworld have partnered to build a 150km fibre network through and around Edinburgh in a project the pair claim will put the capital on par with fibre hotspots, Stockholm, Seoul and Kansas City. read more »

Avaya extends SDN offerings

Avaya has boosted its SDN offering with an architecture and supporting products designed to simplify enterprise connectivity and application provisioning. read more »

IBM puts software and cloud at the centre of storage

Major storage vendors and startups alike are now pushing software-defined systems spanning anything from a set of arrays to a whole enterprise. On Tuesday, IBM placed a big bet on this trend, announcing the first product in a portfolio called IBM Spectrum Storage and saying it will invest $1 billion in storage software over the next five years. read more »

Vint Cerf worries about a 'digital dark age,' and your data could be at risk

In this era of the all-pervasive cloud, it's easy to assume that the data we store will somehow be preserved forever. The only thing to fret about from a posterity perspective, we might think, is the analog information from days gone by -- all the stuff on papers, tapes and other pre-digital formats that haven't been explicitly converted. read more »

HP courts enterprise workloads with new Helion private clouds

How much cloud computing does your enterprise application need? Hewlett-Packard has some of the guesswork out of cloud procurement by adding seven new preconfigured options to its Helion set of cloud services. read more »

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Windows Server 2003 Migration: what you need to know

Support for Windows Server 2003 ends in July 2015, ComputerworldUK Editor Mike Simons discusses the migration options with Dell and Microsoft. Find out more

Google Nexus series

Google Nexus series

The latest news, features and slideshows about Google's Nexus series, including the Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet.


Part 2 of your journey to virtualisation

Explore how you can improve your servers, storage and networks by developing your infrastructure.

Windows 8

Windows 8

Check out our latest articles on Microsoft's next-generation operating system.

In Depth

Computers will struggle to support genetic research for public health services

A shortage of programmer skills may hinder the application of genetic research in treating mass populations for disease. read more »

How-to: 10 tips for a successful OpenStack deployment

If you're guilty of making presumptions and wishful thinking, take a look at these tips from Mirantis, a startup that provides technology, training and support for OpenStack deployments. read more »

The 8080 chip at 40

It came out in 1974 and was the basis of the MITS Altair 8800, for which two guys named Bill Gates and Paul Allen wrote BASIC, and millions of people began to realize that they, too, could have their very own, personal, computer. read more »

Amazon 1p price glitch: When automated systems go ‘wrong’

Although a boon for bargain hunters, small, independent retailers selling via online retail giant Amazon were left reeling when a software glitch priced their items at just 1p and orders were automatically dispatched from Amazon’s warehouses, costing businesses thousands of pounds. Is there such a thing as too much automation? read more »

Cisco slaps Arista Networks with patent infringement suit

Cisco has filed two lawsuits against data centre switch competitor Arista Networks for allegedly violating its intellectual property. read more »

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Edinburgh becomes latest 'Gigabit city' with new 150km fibre network

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10 cleanest and greenest data centres in the world

Apple continued its "100 percent renewable energy" pledge for global data centres, but the firm is in good company

HP courts enterprise workloads with new Helion private clouds

HP has seven new cloud services tailored for specific enterprise workloads such as ERP and CRM

Computers will struggle to support genetic research for public health services

The lack of programmers who can ensure genome sequencing HPCs can scale will hinder treatment of the masses

White Papers

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

The term 'enterprise information archiving' incorporates products and solutions for archiving user content read more »

The Rising Value– and Falling Cost– of App and Desktop Virtualisation

When vendors compete, desktop virtualization customers win. read more »

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Apache Spark's marriage to Hadoop will be bigger than Kim and Kanye

The last thing an enterprise needs is yet another cluster to manageread more »

IBM amps up the mainframe

Aggressively targets mobile workloads with new z13 announcementread more »

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ComputerworldUK's Mike Simons interviews Oracle's John Abel about The Cloud
Solution Centres

Securing the Enterprise

Join ComputerworldUK's editor in chief, Mike Simons, and Dell executives in a series of video discussions on how to respond to cyber criminals

HP Data Protection Zone

HP Data Protection Zone

HP Data Protection Zone is your source for software downloads, video, whitepapers and news on how you can keep your business data safe. Read more...

Agile Data Center

Transition to the Agile Data Center

Explore the importance of the agile data center to the business, and ideas on how IT can make this transition


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