Matthew Finnie
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Matthew Finnie drives Interoute’s advanced services strategy, including developing the platform that has allowed the company to launch its industry-leading VOIP, Ethernet and Media products. Trained as an electrical engineer, he helped develop early IP-product innovations, including one of the first commercial applications of VOIP a decade ago. As head of the Enterprise Service Development Group at Vocaltec, he worked with European/US carriers and multi-national corporations to launch converged communication services. Matthew was also the co-founder of US-based Internet start-up Insitu, which developed real-time IP collaboration tools.

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Digital Transformation: The Move to Digital Business

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 12:27 PM

What's in a word? Well - a lot, it seems. If you glance at the business consultants' web sites, read the reports from the analysts or attend seminars, DIGITAL is everywhere. Cloud is now the subtext and the big grander challenge of an all-digital company is the ambition.

Peeling...

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How Reliable is the Cloud?

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 10:49 AM

Recently, I have heard a few stories from people who have had less than great experiences in the cloud. Outages and slow responses have led them to reconsider their 'bold' move. Part of this is to do with the capability they were using, but before we get to that let's...

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IBM Turns SoftLayer's Cloud Blue

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 10:31 AM

One large technology player acquiring a smaller, more nimble company isn't anything new. So, news that IBM is acquiring cloud infrastructure provider, SoftLayer, isn't exactly a bolt out of the blue. Cloud computing is an unwavering inevitability and every man and his dog is looking at sprucing up...

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An App Store Coming to Your Door

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 5:46 AM

The world of consumer app stores has quickly dominated the delivery of software applications across a variety of different platforms. Started by Apple for the iPhone, it has quickly spread; even the iMac, that staple of static computing, no longer has a DVD or CD drive integrated into its sleek...

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Top Ten Cloud Predictions for 2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 11:52 AM

After years of hype, 2012 was the year when the cloud made its mark on the enterprise agenda. As it becomes a necessity for businesses across the globe lets take a look at the state of the cloud computing industry and some of my predictions for 2013.

1. The...

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The Rise of the Enterprise App

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 7:46 AM

In 1993, a friend and myself sat in our respective apartments in Boston MA and started a company making application software that used this thing called the Internet for collaboration.

Three years later we sold the company and three years after that the market for new start ups writing...

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Putting the Beautiful Game Into the Cloud

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 6:57 AM

The final whistle was blown at the UEFA EURO 2012 championships last month, with Spain reasserting their superiority as European football's top side once again. As football fans and critics continue to review the highlights and controversies of the tournament, Spain isn't the only team celebrating success; the ICT team...

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Cloud Computing 101

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2012 | 12:05 PM

"Cloud Computing" - we've probably all heard the term in one context or another, but what is it exactly, why should you care, and how can you cut through the hype?

In its simplest form, and paraphrasing NIST, Cloud Computing enables convenient on-demand access to a pool of configurable resources...

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