EuroCloud Ireland, the Irish Chapter of EuroCloud Europe, will host a seminar entitled “Developing in the Cloud” on Wednesday 20th October at National College of Ireland. The event, which is free to attend, is targeted at the Cloud Computing Community, Software Developers, CTO’s, CIO’s and IT Managers.

And of course, attendees will have the opportunity to visit us here in the lab.

And remember Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher Intiative is open now (closes end October).  Apply now to get 5K to undertake usability research with NCI

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There has been awful lot of talk about Cloud Computing and how it’s going to be the next big thing in IT and business applications.  However, recent research from Europe tells us that us that while most companies do see the potential benefits of Cloud Computing, many are still unsure of its implementation. The survey carried out by Vanson Bourne for CA, interviewed people from 550 companies in 14 countries across Europe. It showed that the firms main concerns re Cloud Computing were management (48 percent) and security (36 percent).   That said, companies in the report did say that they see Cloud Computing as here to stay.

One Irish company operating in this space and going from strength to strength is Aspeon business Intelligence.    Aspeon deliver a range of business applications and software solutions over the Internet.  Aspeon are currently working with our research team here in NELL to undertake user experience and usability testing on one of their helpdesk applications.  We look forward to learning more…

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