Author: Martin Banks

Iceland and clustering – how to make bigger from small

Iceland and clustering – how to make bigger from small

The standard observation about Iceland is that it is at least 1,000km from everywhere. Add to that the fact it has a total population about one-third the size of Amsterdam, and it becomes easy to ignore. But as became clear last year, the country has some good things going for it, especially concer... Read more

date2 months ago
The Icemen And The Data Centers

The Icemen And The Data Centers

Iceland has tried before to promote its potential as a site for data centers, and the work data centers do, without a huge amount of success: as a colleague remarked recently `if it is such a good site for data centers why haven’t the big hyperscalers already set up there?’ It is a reasonable q... Read more

date1 year ago
ServiceNow San Diego aims for big productivity boost

ServiceNow San Diego aims for big productivity boost

When Fred Luddy founded ServiceNow, the goal was to build a platform on which many services and products could be built. The company went on to build just such a range of services, such as ITSM, customer service management, IT operations management, field service management, banking operations, and... Read more

date2 years ago
How the Cloud helped Oracle to care for customers

How the Cloud helped Oracle to care for customers

The recent Oracle Openworld conference in London demonstrated that the company has come to what is, for the users of a the company’s products and services, quite a significant realisation.  Looking at the way the cloud has moulded most of the major business services players, such as Salesfor... Read more

date4 years ago
Google Cloud is catching up quickly to its competitors

Google Cloud is catching up quickly to its competitors

As Cloud Service Providers start their journey up the food chain and start pulling together tools and applications that are widely used, especially by business customers, they start to build operational platforms on which those business users can build the services they require. The objective is qu... Read more

date4 years ago