Simon Wardley

Simon Wardley is a researcher for CSC's Leading Edge Forum. Simon's focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies, and his recent research covers subjects including "A Lifecycle Approach to Cloud Computing" and "Learning from Web 2.0." He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditization, innovation, organizational structure and cybernetics.

The UK's battle for open standards

The UK government is fighting for open standards, but it needs help.

Influence, money, a bit of drama — not things you typically associate with open standards, yet that’s what the U.K. government is facing as it evaluates open options.

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Karmic Koalas Love Eucalyptus

Karmic Koalas Love Eucalyptus

Mark Shuttleworth recently announced that the release of Ubuntu 9.10 will be code-named Karmic Koala. Whilst many of the developments around Ubuntu 9.10 are focused on the desktop, a significant effort is being made on the server release to bring Ubuntu into the cloud computing space. The cloud effort begins with 9.04 and the launch of a technology preview of Eucalyptus, an open sourced system for creating Amazon EC2-like clouds, on Ubuntu.

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