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Will a free internet do more for Africa than free trade? Interview with Calestous Juma

For a western consumer, a broadband connection has become something we take for granted. As a technology professional, when did you last sit down and think about the educational benefits of the internet? Earlier this week I interviewed Calestous Juma. He is currently Professor of the Practice of International Development, at the Harvard Kennedy School,… Read More

Rackspace focuses on service as hunt for investor continues

The hunt by hosting services company, Rackspace, for a knight in shining armour with deep pockets continues while, in the meantime, the operation gets on with business. Toby Owen (pictured), the head of product strategy for the open cloud company, said the move to appoint a financial services company to assess its strategic options was… Read More

Companies are increasingly investing in enterprise cloud & spending could ‘rise 35% by 2017’

Joe Curtis highlights cloud spending predictions for three years’ time, quoting recent research by IHS which states that by 2017 enterprise spend on cloud technology could hit $235bn – a 35% increase from the $174bn expected to be spent this year. These surging figures for cloud-based investment continue to surpass previous projections as more and… Read More

Growing confidence and cloud take up drive data centre investment

Growing corporate confidence coupled with sustained demand by cloud providers continues to drive new interest for data centre services, with London and Frankfurt leading the way, according to research from global property advisor CBRE. Across the five key markets of London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris and Madrid, a total of 8,090 sq m of data space… Read More

Legal SaaS firm raises funds to target Europe

Cloud based legal practice management software firm Clio has raised $20m to fund acceleration of its product development and expansion plans. Bessemer Venture Partners. which has backed the likes of LinkedIn, Yelp and Skype, led the deal with the SaaS company. It currently operates mainly in north America and will be boosting its head count… Read More