Many major organisations are now fully embarking on cloud strategies and the latest evidence of this came from HP’s Discover event in Barcelona.
Shell revealed that it is embracing cloud wherever possible in order to reduce hardware costs and boost efficiency. This comes despite the oil giant admitting that there are security concerns and a lack of maturity in cloud services, as the benefits outweigh the potential pitfalls.
On the subject of security, the government’s push to create a new Cyber Security Suppliers' (CSS) scheme to boost the UK's cyber security exports past £2bn within three years was big in the news, although some urged for more focus on SMEs.
Another issue that made the headlines was Canonical's plan to release an Ubuntu-based smartphone in 2014 after the attempt at crowdsourcing the cost of a device fell short earlier in 2013. The firm believes this proves there is enough interest to push ahead with development of the device, which is called the Edge.
Finally, V3 itself made the top 10 list with the news that the V3 Tablet App is now on Android, with all past editions of the publication now available to download, free of charge.
The December issue is also now available for Android and iOS, as we celebrate the end of the year with a look back at some of our best content from 2013.
Shell embraces cloud computing to reduce hardware use
Firm not put off by security issues
Cyber security vetting scheme is right move by government, but SMEs need more attention
Experts from KPMG, Symantec and BAE weigh in on the government's IT security plans for 2014
V3 Tablet App for Android now available free from Google Play store
All past editions available for download to Android devices
Ubuntu Touch OS smartphones will launch in 2014 despite Edge failure
Open-source OS still on the menu as Canonical finds a manufacturing partner
HP updates Moonshot server platform with ARM and AMD Opteron hardware
HP adds three new server cartridge modules to Moonshot, including the first ARM-based hardware
More than 15,000 lost mobile phones on London Underground pose security risks
Freedom of Information request shows over 500 laptops misplaced too
BlackBerry’s future could lie in enterprise mobility services
BlackBerry is taking steps to adapt BES into a universal mobile platform for managing mobile devices
Microsoft boosts online account security for Outlook and SkyDrive with activity monitoring
Firm urges users to enable security features
EMC spin-off Pivotal invests £100m in Tech City
Outsourcing firm splashes its cash in London as it looks to fit in with Shoreditch startups
Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants team up to fight NSA spying tactics
Twitter, Yahoo and LinkedIn also join the fight
The skeleton was unearthed more than 20 years ago in South Africa
Moon's dark side is mountainous, rugged and never visible from the Earth
The groundwater basins in some areas of Tehran have been damaged irreversibly
This is the first time that any spacecraft on Mars has recorded air vibrations on the planet