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BI group partners with AWS in Ireland, answering to European NSA concerns

Cloud-based business intelligence leader, Birst, has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services in Ireland, boosting its European public cloud offering. Reports suggest that the move stems from Birst’s efforts to appease European concern about hosting data on US soil, prompted by Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA. EU expansion is a growing trend among SaaS… Read More


Bring the power of SaaS to private clouds

Cloud service provider Platform9, has gained the support of RedPoint Ventures in a funding bid worth $4.5 million. The finance will help Platform9 to pursue its goal of improving the private cloud users’ experience and to “accelerate our roadmap”, says the firm’s CEO Sirish Raghuram. The funding will allow the company to expand its product… Read More


It’s for your own good – the art of risk communication

Businesses will always want to implement processes or policies that make their jobs easier and it’s the IT security officer’s job to protect them from themselves but, says Oscar Arean, cloud computing has added an extra layer of complexity that businesses now have to deal with. The vast majority of security breaches are unintentional rather… Read More


Green clouds on the horizon for computing

Some scientific backing for the received wisdom that cloud computing is more energy efficient than traditional models published by Science Daily. It reports on research in Austria that tackles the argument that cloud is not greener but rather it just moves or displaces the energy demands and emissions. They believe that small businesses could save… Read More


Clive Longbottom: Is it all stacking up?

To celebrate the launch of thestack.com, veteran industry commentator Clive Longbottom asks what we mean by a stack and whether we should care what underpins it or just the level of service it provides? When is a stack not a stack? Sorry – it’s not a joke, but a serious question. It was easy in… Read More



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