Alex Meehan

Alex Meehan

Strange clouds?

Strange clouds?

Knowing where and how to best invest in upgrading a company’s IT infrastructure can be a daunting task, particularly for the small-to- medium-sized enterprise (SME)

Mobility and the modern SME

Mobility and the modern SME

With mobility one of the key drivers of cloud services in Ireland, Vodafone is set to launch a new €7 million cloud hosting and data centre project with the intention of offering an end-to-end cloud service

Harder than you think

Harder than you think

As public cloud services have matured, one of the characteristics of the early market and hype has changed radically

How fast is fast enough?

How fast is fast enough?

Broadband is high on the list of utilities most Irish businesses can’t do without, but not all broadband is created equally

What Farran Adrià did next

What Farran Adrià did next

In 2011, Catalan maestro Ferran Adrià closed his world-renowned elBulli restaurant at the height of its fame. Now the most famous chef in the world is busy on a new project: writing what he hopes will be the definitive book on the history of food

Biography of Apple’s totem goes the extra mile

Biography of Apple’s totem goes the extra mile

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Small firms’ optimism is tinged with caution

Small firms’ optimism is tinged with caution

With the economy on the turn, there’s every reason for small Irish companies to be optimistic. So why are so many still reticent about the future?

Two hours from Tokyo

Two hours from Tokyo

Alex Meehan swaps the urban hustle and bustle of Japan’s capital for its much quieter mountainous cousin Nikko, a favoured bolthole of comfort for well-heeled types.

Data Storage: Converging on storage agreement

Data Storage: Converging on storage agreement

Moves towards pure file storage and cloud-based storage will be the driving factors in the Irish market this year.

Data Storage: Cloud back-ups can be lacking

Data Storage: Cloud back-ups can be lacking

As a growing number of Irish companies move some or all of their data storage to the cloud, the issue of how well protected that data is in the event of a problem is becoming more pressing, writes Alex Meehan.

A natural wonder of the Lagan

A natural wonder of the Lagan

Simplicity is the watchword at Ox in Belfast, where a local chef and a French maitre d’ have created the country’s most talked-about restaurant – with not a foraged ingredient in sight. Words: Alex Meehan

Rise of the machines

Rise of the machines

To most of us, artificial intelligence exists only in futuristic sci-fi films; but to those in the know, it is getting closer to our everyday lives, and could even have its eye on our jobs.

Getting more from going mobile

Getting more from going mobile

Increased agility is a key demand for many companies looking to avail of cloud solutions, writes Alex Meehan

Rise of the machines

Rise of the machines

A bewildering array of exciting new technologies with huge potential to shape our daily lives is already on our doorstep – the challenge is how to harness them for the good of society

Great reads to go with good feeds

Great reads to go with good feeds

Who better than some of Ireland’s top chefs to help you pick out the ideal book for the food lover in your life this Christmas?