Firms 'confused' by cloud computing
Published 02/09/2011 | 05:00
A LACK of awareness and understanding about cloud computing is holding back development of the sector, with 54pc of companies confused by the term, according to a new survey by O2.
The O2 cloud computing survey finds that the main barriers to adoption are 'security of data', cited by more than two-thirds of respondents, followed by "integration with existing systems" mentioned by 39pc. "Lack of awareness appears to be holding back many Irish firms from generating the productivity benefits of the cloud," commented Alan Brown, business director at Telefonica Ireland, which operates the O2 brand.
BMW has to recall 360,000 vehicles
LUXURY German car manufacturer BMW has been forced to recall some 360,000 cars after tests revealed two separate faults on its vehicles. BMW recalled 120,000 diesel-engined cars in Europe - including 35,000 in Germany -- after discovering the fuel filter on the 1-series and 5-series could continue to operate even after the motor had stopped. This could in extreme cases lead to a fire, although the company stressed that no such incident had been reported. The second recall concerned 240,000 3-series vehicles sold in the US and Canada, made between 2002 and 2005.
BAI signs contract for regional station
LIMERICK is to get a new radio station after the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) signed a 10-year community sound broadcasting contract with Boherroe Broadcasting Company, trading as East Limerick Community Radio. The service, which will commence broadcasting on September 19, will be on-air seven days a week. The programme schedule will incorporate a mixture of special interest speech, current affairs, music, religious and sports programming.
BDO SIMPSON XAVIER
AN article on page seven of yesterday's Business Week supplement included a picture referring to "Conor Sweeney, Managing Partner, BDO Simpson Xavier". The picture used was of Peter Carroll, the former managing partner at BDO Simpson Xavier. The current managing partner for BDO Simpson Xavier is Derry Gray. The Irish Independent is happy to clarify this point.