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On Thursday 25th March 2010, people from an estimated 200 cities across the globe will come together to celebrate and support the second Global Twestival. Defined by Twitter as ‘a way to take part in a global event that transforms lives’, Twestival was created last year by London based Amanda Rose, an events-minded entrepreneur, who believed that Twitter’s users could be brought together for the common good. Ms Rose’s creation resulted in a series of worldwide off line events – from concerts to knitting groups – that raised over $250,000 for the chosen beneficiary - Global Twestival - and brought worldwide public awareness to the global water crisis and the devastating fact that over 1 billion people lack access to clean water. This year’s Global Twestival looks set to repeat last year’s achievements, at the time of writing a shade over $52,000 had been donated, w... (more)

Why Recent Storms Do Not Mean the Cloud Has Burst

Is the cloud inherently insecure? Should we be yearning for the Good Old Days? Hackers and outages have certainly made sure it has rained on the cloud parade in recent months. Repeated attacks on Sony’s Playstation network have rekindled the debate about the security of the cloud as have cloud failures at Amazon, Google and Microsoft.So, has the padlock come off? Is the cloud inherently insecure? Should we go back to the old days? The answer is no, no and no. The Cloud approach continues to offer a unique opportunity to business. Managing and maintaining complex hosting environm... (more)

An Inconvenient Truth: Free Up Market Forces to Tackle Climate Change

It was former Presidential Candidate and founder of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Ross Perot who famously said “The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” A quote which may strike resonance with the world’s politicians as they continue to wrestle with the major challenge of setting a global green agenda whilst battling tough economic conditions. President Obama’s second term inaugural speech certainly won plaudits for his determination to tackle climate change, his powerful statements deliberately pitched to be emoti... (more)

All I want for Last Christmas is one little Christmas Tree

Now that December has finally arrived (accompanied by a particularly icy chill) thoughts turn to the festive season. As we brace ourselves for crowded shops, rude cashiers, piped carols and Jona Lewie, the accounts department doing their ‘hilarious’ rude Hokey Cokey routine and the regeneration of Dr Who, we also start the process of thanking those that have supported us throughout the year. Last Christmas we decided to forgo the usual Christmas tucker boxes (who actually thinks that a can of John Lusty Creamy Stilton Soup is a gift worth receiving?) and sent out Christmas Tree ... (more)

Cloud Computing, iSlate & Social Networking

Firstly, and rather belatedly, a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you - hopefully your festive break was enjoyable and are now suitably refreshed and ready to face the challenges and opportunities that will arise through 2010. It's traditional (and never let it be said that were suffer from originality) at this time of year to dust down the crystal ball, gaze longingly into one's naval and predict what topics will dominate the news over the next 12 months. After much deliberation we are pleased to bring you our totally chartastic top 5. 1.       Cloud Computing I... (more)