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The “One for all and all for one” Cloud…

I was intrigued by this story from the BBC website last night on how 70 big name firms had formed an alliance to drive Cloud standards. The story begins : Some of the world's biggest companies are using their market clout to demand that computer equipment makers change the way they make their machines. The… Continue reading The “One for all and all for one” Cloud…

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The world is changing and the web is changing too!

In a recent article in Wired Magazine, Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff made this quite remarkable claim… Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services - think apps -are less about the searching and more about the getting. Their rationale was based on this scenario… You wake… Continue reading The world is changing and the web is changing too!

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When the industry is crying out for standards – customer validation

This afternoon, I received a comment to my original blog about reinventing standards from Ronald Duncan of @UK PLC. I feel that Ronald’s reply builds significantly onto the original blog and therefore deserves a special mention in this new blog as opposed to being hidden in a comment: Hi, BASDA are current in the process… Continue reading When the industry is crying out for standards – customer validation

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Maybe the so called dinosaurs (desktop vendors) of the industry aren’t so long in the tooth after all…

In a captivating evening at the UK Software satisfaction awards last night the story was dramatically different from that of 12 months earlier as the roll of honour swung heavily in favour of the on-premise software vendors. There was a deluge of awards for the on-premise vendors where the Access Group scooped three awards, Relate… Continue reading Maybe the so called dinosaurs (desktop vendors) of the industry aren’t so long in the tooth after all…

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When the industry is crying out for standards, why reinvent the wheel?

Dennis Howlett recently blogged here on how some of the newer entrants to the industry are collaborating on a new, Simple Universal Business Language (SUBL), initiative to send and receive orders and invoices electronically between heterogeneous applications. This sounds highly desirable and will undoubtedly save users time and improve the accuracy of entering transactions into… Continue reading When the industry is crying out for standards, why reinvent the wheel?

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Look into the sky and tell me what you see… a cloud?

No, look into the sky and tell me what you really see.. a whole bunch of clouds. Exactly the same for the phenomenon applies to the Internet Cloud, in that there isn’t one cloud, but many clouds of all different shapes and sizes. A very simple statement on the surface, yet confusion arises when people… Continue reading Look into the sky and tell me what you see… a cloud?