07 May 2013

IT Life: The Network CTO Who Thinks Cloud Will Fade

Faster processors and network overhead will kill the cloud, says Martin Jakobsen of UpdataMartin Jakobsen is CTO of public sector network specialists Updata.

He has been working in IT for over 12 years, and now heads up Updata’s commercial and pre-sales teams and leads new product development. He rates Michael Dell and doesn’t think the cloud is the future.
What has been your favourite project so far?
My favourite project was one of Updata’s earlier roll-outs in 2005. We successfully achieved a multi-million pound deal with Essex County Council when we were only a ten-man company. It was a bit like David taking on Goliath and we won! Our efforts, expertise and ability in Essex were recognised when the networking contract came out to retender – along with Daisy Communications we formed Daisy Updata Communications Ltd and we won an £80m network deal with the County in late 2012/early 2013.

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