Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell

Cloud Computing: Gap in the cloud for service wrap

Cloud Computing: Gap in the cloud for service wrap

Google and Amazon threatened to dominate the cloud market, but it turns out they leave plenty of room for other players. Ian Campbell talks to one of those players.

Wild west adven ture

Wild west adven ture

Lured by the extensive wilderness and distant echoes of cowboys and Indians, Ian Campbell would willingly return to this less travelled part of California.

Managed Services: New models for different demands

Managed Services: New models for different demands

The cloud and other factors are redefining managed services.

Managed Services: Leading with the cloud

Managed Services: Leading with the cloud

Belfast-based Leaf Consultancy opens a Dublin office.

Managed Services: Leveraging data centre delivery

Managed Services: Leveraging data centre delivery

Rather than simply renting rack space, a couple of Dublin hosting companies prefer to focus on meeting individual business needs.

Managed Services: Outsource uptake still slow

Managed Services: Outsource uptake still slow

The cloud is accelerating interest in outsourcing, according to Irish telcos, and it's driven by business rather than technology

Managed Services: Finding the right partner

Managed Services: Finding the right partner

A number of criteria should be considered before engaging a third party.

Managed Services: New age of smart-sourcing'

Managed Services: New age of smart-sourcing'

Rather than sweat exhausted assets, Sungard encourages businesses to mix and match a range of services.

Managed Services: Irish firm turns security into a service for client systems

Managed Services: Irish firm turns security into a service for client systems

Specialist partners are required to deal with new types of threat.

Managed Services: Maturing managed services

Managed Services: Maturing managed services

Early pioneers of managed services in Ireland make a case for customers to look beyond price to where the value in outsourcing really lies.

Cloud Computing: Migration made easy

Cloud Computing: Migration made easy

Some well-trodden paths are starting to emerge that show the best way to migrate to the cloud.

Cloud Computing: Making a case for cloud

Cloud Computing: Making a case for cloud

Commoditised cloud computing is prompting services companies such as PFH to reinvent themselves.

Cloud Computing: Keeping it private

Cloud Computing: Keeping it private

Every organisation will have to weigh up the pros and cons of the public versus private cloud debate.

Cloud Computing: Soft options in the cloud

Cloud Computing: Soft options in the cloud

Software-as-a-Service may be maturing, but vendors and customers are still on a learning curve.

Cloud Computing: Hybrid future for the Cloud world

Cloud Computing: Hybrid future for the Cloud world

After all the hype and confusion around cloud computing, some certainties are starting to emerge, Ian Campbell reports.