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This year’s Cloud Capital Forum kicked off last Friday 23 November and took place at the Convention Centre, Dublin. It was three hours spent with some of Ireland’s digital leaders on cloud computing, cover many aspects of cloud as well as big data and green IT.
Both business and political decision makers attended the event and a common view was that the cloud presents great opportunities for turning the Irish economy around. In fact, many believe that Ireland has the opportunity to position itself as a cloud centre of excellence; a shining light for Europe and key link to the US and China.
The keynote speakers covered many views and possibilities of the Cloud evolution. Although the cloud has been around for a number of years, in different shapes and with various names, this is still a new era and it’s not the usual companies that are leading the race. The competition is fierce and one could compare this with war; new companies coming online, increased rates of efficiency and ability to service a global audience à improved growth circle.
Digital Planet is exhausted and emotional after the roller-coaster event that was the Dublin Web Summit. Last year was impressive but this year’s event was just excellent. We met great people and there was some amazing speakers with ground breaking ideas and insights into the connected world we live in today and a glance at around the corner. We will definitely be back next year.
A break from the norm
We decided to support the great efforts of the summit team and sponsor a stand this year. At some events you find that that you have to fish for people to hook and speak to but we were surprised and delighted with the eagerness that people had to come and learn about what we had to offer. The environment fostered a great sense of technical camaraderie with minimal need for ‘hard pitching’ or selling. Delegates had serious intent weather that intend was educational, exploratory, or more advanced and everyone enjoyed the experience and came away better off.
On Thursday 11 October, Microsoft announced the RTM of Office 2013, SharePoint 2013, Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, and Project + Visio 2013. But, what does that mean for customers and what other dates are important?
If you are lucky enough to attend the Microsoft SharePoint in Las Vegas, 12-15 November 2012, then you’ll get all the details. In the meantime, here are a few key items to put into your calendar:
- Mid-November – Volume licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download the Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center.
- Mid-November – IT professionals and developers will be able to download the final version via their TechNet or MSDN subscriptions.
- December – Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on 1 December
- First quarter 2013. General availability of Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 is planned for the early 2013
Customers who are already using Office 365 should start seeing updates from November onwards, featuring some the newly released capabilities.
By Microsoft previous release standard, this is probably the largest ranging and most ambitious release to date. The amount of products covered in this release covers most of the Office, server and cloud families. Every one of these components has received an overhaul and focuses much more on the user experience than ever before. It also incorporates the touch friendly design that will be available on Windows 8 – and opens new doors for portables for socializing, reading, note-taking, meetings, etc.
Are you planning on upgrading to these new families?
Are you looking at deploying Windows 8 within your organization?
HiberniaEvros will be able to discuss all these technologies in much more detail with you, and perhaps assist you planning your technology roadmap and activities.
How IT can help bridge financial deficit
HiberniaEvros were proud to sponsor the recent European Tech Cluster annual conference on 29th May in the Maryborough Hotel in Cork. It was a fantastic event and really showcased the strength of the IT industry in the rebel county. We sponsored the twitter feed on the day with the hashtag #itcork trending throughout Ireland.
Our Sales and Marketing Director John Kennedy remarked, “I was really impressed by the enthusiasm and passion of both the speakers and the audience on the future of the economy. It’s something I haven’t witnessed in a while and I think that it’s appropriate right now.”
There was a wide variety of attendees across sections of the business and academic communities among the 230 attendees. They witnessed passionate and stirring presentations from speakers such as Ben Hammersley, editor-at-large of Wired magazine and advisor to UK prime minister David Cameron; Sean O’Sullivan, Dragons Den; Bill Lioa Coder Dojo founder; and Kevin O’Leary, CEO of Qumas.
The event was opened by Minister Sean Sherlock followed by Denis Collins, chairman of the European Tech Cluster, who called on Government to engage with Industry leaders to address the skills shortage in the Irish tech sector and elaborated on the incremental growth creation for Ireland by embracing the growth in IT industry. Guests spoke on how growth in the IT sector could lead to more positive effects on the wider economy in general, with a potential for six jobs created for every one in technology.
The highlight for us though had to be the CoderDojo kids such as Harry Moran (officially the world’s youngest Mac app developer who’s game Pizzabot surpassed Angry Birds and Call of Duty to make it to the top of the Mac App charts) demonstrating their extraordinary talents. What is CoderDojo? Follow the links below to explore the remarkable new movement that could be key to Ireland’s competitive advantage:
This year’s event is set to be even better with some of the biggest technology vendors in the industry presenting a variety of engaging and insightful sessions, which will discuss hot technology trends for 2012 including cloud computing, consumerisation, mobile work styles and virtualisation.“As the industry shifts from the PC Era to the Cloud Era, the role of IT is rapidly outgrowing its ability to own and manage all its own apps, infrastructure and devices. Users have responded by bringing their own tools, including tablets & mobile devices, into the workspace. As a result the consumerisation of IT is coming to the fore in Irish IT departments. Corporate IT is also under growing pressure to take advantage of a vast array of innovative and cost-efficient services from external cloud and hosting providers without compromising security, manageability and user experience. This forum will address these issues in detail.”
The theme this year is ‘Consumerisation and the Cloud’ and the event will cover topics such as:
- Economic, market and business trends driving virtual computing and the Cloud
- How you can accelerate your business through a cost-efficient virtual workforce
- Go-in-depth with desktop virtualisation and the cloud covering the full scope of technologies and best practices.
- Live demonstrations showing how desktops & applications can be delivered as a service to any user, on any device.
- Real life case studies of organisations that are adopting desktop virtualisation.
Check out the highlight reel below from last years event.
We hope to see you there!
Based on last year’s it@cork event, the feedback we’ve received, we are delighted to participate in this year’s it@cork again.
HiberniaEvros will attending the Technology in Business Conference in Cork on the 29th of May where we will be manning the official Twitter feed on the big screen. We also have a stand on the day so pop in to chat to us.
Technology in Business Conference 2012 presents a challenge to the ICT industry’s role in the region and nationally. We showcase current success in driving employment opportunity, but we push ICT to accelerate its contribution to Ireland Inc’s recovery and growth. Our three sessions will deal with:
- Leadership and Talent – Leadership’s elemental role in building world-class business; What is the “Skills Gap” and what can we do about it?
- Collaboration – How to build strong links with regions/companies/competitors – overcome our fears and create new opportunity
- Important Trends in Tech – Big Data, Mobile, Security – where are the big bets?
If you haven’t signed up already, please click here to get registration details.
Hope to see you there!
The aim – Raise much-needed funds for Focus Ireland.
The event was a huge success and HiberniaEvros increase their collection with over €500, etching closer to the overall target of €3,800. We are getting there, but still some way to go.
Currently, we have raised 61.71% of our goal, but to meet the target we need your help.
The winners of the Cherrywood Hunger Games were:
1st Place – David Cody
2nd Place – Eileen Shinners
3rd Place – Caroline Godsil
This was just one part of the overall fundraising efforts of Louise, Sharon, Hugh, Eileen and David who are currently training to partake in the Four Peaks Challenge in June. If you would like to help us in our efforts you can do so by following the link below.