This information event may be of interest to readers of the blog:

Meeting programme

Tuesday 4th September 2012 14:00 – 17:00

Background: The Digital Economy RCUK Theme Introduction to the ITaaU Network ITaaU Events and Opportunities Design for Usable IT (USTWO). The ITaaU Network and EU FP7 and Beyond (Dr. Mike Surridge, IT Innovation) The ITaaU Network and Asia (Prof. Gerard Parr, University of Ulster) Cloud & Pervasive Computing (Rob Fraser, Microsoft UK) Summary of ITaaU events, opportunities and deadlines

More details will be published on the Network web site  shortly. There will be no registration formalities or charge for this meeting but please email to let them know that if you are planning to come so they can ensure adequate refreshments. The event is being held at the Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London. Directions can be found online.

IT as a Utility (ITaaU) is one of the 4 sub-themes of the RCUK Digital Economy programme . The ITaaU Network purpose is to promote and enhance the community interested in this aspect of the DE programme and help co-ordinate activities in this area. IT as a Utility is about the provision of information and technology in a transparent and highly usable manner. It is closely related to Grid and Cloud Computing with its emphasis on making IT resources effortlessly and almost invisibly available the end user. Cloud paradigms for access to applications and infrastructure are now well established, and are changing the way users interact with applications, especially where the application is accessible from multiple devices and users.

For further information, see  the website (this is being updated and a new version will appear soon) and also the blog post.