Cloud new in Banking? They’ve been doing it for years

People are nervous about using the cloud for IT service delivery. Where is my data? Who has access? Is this the right Service Level Agreement for me? All valid concerns. All valid concerns that every bank answered many years ago for some of their most critical applications and data. In banking, trusting an external services […]

The Humble Photocopier and IP

Following on from Katie’s posts on the current debate raging in the US on IP rights and the internet, it is worth thinking about the implications in a wider sense. Personally I see the dilemma in terms of “old technology”…..the way things are heading, the law may as well allow authors of copyrighted material to […]

Changing Paradigms in Banking

It was interesting to see the announcement that BBVA are moving their mail and office services to the cloud. I have been debating with a number of colleagues from the banking industry the future of the cloud in banking. In the wider services and financial services world, that is less tightly regulated than the big banks, it […]

Private Cloud: is it worth the effort?

There is a lot of discussion in the big companies out there of the benefits of creating their own private clouds using their own server farms and whether it is worthwhile versus the full move to use external shared Public Cloud environments. Of course, SMEs don’t have this dilemma, they do not own as much hardware, […]