Right across London- from Hammersmith through to the Docklands- companies are starting the move to Cloud Computing.
Cloud Computing Defined
Its early days for Cloud Computing so there isn't yet a extensively accepted description, but utmost people would agree that the following description from Wikipedia contains the important rudiments
operations, data and other calculating resources handed to your computers and other bias via the internet as you need them- a avail a bit like electricity.
Generally you will pay on some kind of operation or monthly base, but you won't need an precious installation in your office with high open costs.
It's arguably the biggest change in business computing since the internet arrived. How will it work for the early adopters within the M25 and how effectively can it be applied outside Greater London?
Is Internet connectivity in London better than the rest of the UK?
The general supposition is that Cloud Computing should work just fine in London. The perception is that there is lots of good quality bandwidth. In reality performance is patchy in some areas and can be truly precious if you need a fibre line. It's important that you bring out the bandwidth you need former to making any decision on moving to Cloud Computing.
BT infinity improves internet performance
The new BT infinity broadband service should meliorate the situation. It has a caption speed of 40Mb, though of course the factual faves will be lower. BT plan to roll out infinity to 300 exchanges by the end of 2010.
multitudinous of the exchanges being upgraded to infinity are in London though the list mainly seems to cover suburban London rather than central London- areas like Beckenham, Ealing and Primrose Hill. Are businesses in London early adopters of new IT architectures?
I don't suppose there are any establishment statistics on this, but our experience of furnishing IT support to companies across the UK would tend to indicate that there is a slightly lower propensity for an early adopter to be located in London.
However being in London isn't the main factor. It mainly seems to be told by the size and the age of the company rather than its position. We find that multitudinous of our IT support guests who have espoused Cloud Computing are fairly new and small.
Pall computing gives them access to great technology without the high over-anterior capital expenditure. rather they pay on a monthly operation base. That tends to suit small cash constrained companies truly well.
London might be slightly ahead in Cloud Computing
With it's slightly better bandwidth and perhaps a lower attention of immature companies London is leading theway and setting an illustration for other companies. But the rest of the UK isn't far before.
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