Public and private cloud now account for a quarter of infrastructure spending

A quarter of IT infrastructure spending in Europe is now going to building public and private cloud systems.

According to IDC, infrastructure spending — which it defines as servers, disk storage, and Ethernet switch — for public and private cloud in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) grew by 17.6 percent year-on-year to $1.3bn in the first quarter of this year.

The analysts said that cloud-related infrastructure spending is likely to reach $10.7bn by 2020 — nearly half of the total market.

In contrast, spending on traditional infrastructure will be stagnant “if not declining”, said Kamil Gregor, research analyst in IDCs European Infrastructure Group. However, despite the cloud hype, three-quarters of spending on infrastructure still goes to internal projects. Continue reading “Public and private cloud now account for a quarter of infrastructure spending”

Northwave EC to launch at $760 psf on average

Northwave EC to launch at $760 psf on averageNorthwave, Hao Yuan Investment’s newest executive condominium (EC) at Woodlands Avenue 12, will open for e-applications this Saturday, 25 June.

Located near the upcoming Woodlands Regional Centre, the 358-unit project comprises two- to five-bedroom units and penthouses. Apartment sizes range from 678 sq ft for a two-bedder to 1,722 sq ft for the largest penthouse unit. A source told PropertyGuru that the project’s average price is $760 psf.

Northwave is close to Sembawang MRT station, the future Thomson-East Coast MRT line and the North-South Corridor. Other nearby amenities include Republic Polytechnic, Causeway Point Shopping Centre, and the upcoming Woodlands General Hospital, which is set to become Singapore’s largest general hospital. Continue reading “Northwave EC to launch at $760 psf on average”

Wandervale EC sales ‘encouraging’

Sales have been brisk at Wandervale, the first executive condominium (EC) project launched this year, its developer said yesterday.

About 320 apartments have been sold since the launch of the 534-unit project in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 last month, Sim Lian Group noted. It said larger units were most popular with HDB upgraders and young families, with all 82 four-bedroom units sold.

Wandervale comprises 130 three- bedroom units, 322 three-bedroom premium units, and four-bedders ranging from 958 to 1,249 sq ft. Continue reading “Wandervale EC sales ‘encouraging’”

Myer’s online business grows 70 percent

Myer has declared that amid the principal portion of the 2016 money related year, income from its online business developed by 70 percent on the former year, a development in benefit that surpassed deals development.

Myer CEO and overseeing chief Richard Umbers has ascribed the development of its online business to the early advance of its New Myer methodology, which saw the acquaintance of more than 2,500 iPads with its stores, a solid uptake of Click and Collect, and its computerized inventories made shoppable.

Umbers went ahead to highlight that the late dispatch of the Myer eBay store, which includes 20,000 items, has further amplified the Myer brand achieve, taking note of seven out of 10 Australian customers are utilizing eBay.

“Our first rush of activities to convey needed brands, upgraded client administration, and an enhanced omni-channel experience have conveyed equivalent store deals development of 7.1 percent crosswise over 12 Victorian and New South Wales Flagship and Premium stores. This is an extremely promising result. We have a huge pipeline of further changes and the group has a solid spotlight on execution,” he said. Continue reading “Myer’s online business grows 70 percent”

End user data backup policy

Data without an associated backup is only as reliable as the system upon which it is stored – and every system has a finite life span or may be susceptible to malware or hacking efforts. Ransomware applications, which infect systems then encrypt data and demand anonymous payment in Bitcoin, are now a way of life, forcing users to choose between losing data or succumbing to extortion.

When end users utilize systems – whether workstations, laptop or mobile devices – to access, work on and store company data, the loss or failure of those devices can put data at risk. Productivity, operations and company reputation can be placed in jeopardy as well. In order to protect itself, its employees and its business activities, every organization should make regular backups of all end user data stored on its systems, whether company-provided or employee-owned.