Innovation, Technology

AirPrint compatible printers… who needs them?

It’s fast approaching the festive season… and it might be an appropriate time to roll out the pantomime saying “Oh no it isn't” in relation to the following statement which is part of this recent CRN Post: The much vaunted wireless ‘tap and print’ feature, AirPrint, however is currently only supported by three Hewlett-Packard printers:… Continue reading AirPrint compatible printers… who needs them?

Technology

How much do public clouds cost and are all things equal?

Most people have heard about the cloud and the benefit it brings in the shape of pay for what you use and rapid provisioning etc... Simple right... well yes and no. Taking Amazon EC2 as an example... its sounds pretty simple to begin with... Pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee. Estimate your monthly… Continue reading How much do public clouds cost and are all things equal?

Technology

It’s decided… the Iphone gets one more chance.

Just downloaded iOS4.2 for the ipad and it looks great, I really like the Airplay and multitasking features... Can't yet get Airprint to work, which for me has filled a huge gap in functionality... even though I have a wireless printer, most likely my model isn't supported. So what has this to do with the… Continue reading It’s decided… the Iphone gets one more chance.

General, Innovation

Innovation is the conversion of ideas into cash and Invention is the conversion of cash into ideas.

Do you work in the Innovation business or are you an Inventor... do you know the difference? I was intrigued when I originally wrote this post way back in January after reading a story that defined the meaning of innovation as the execution of an idea, whereas creativity was having the idea in the first place. Most people I… Continue reading Innovation is the conversion of ideas into cash and Invention is the conversion of cash into ideas.

Technology

Is it time to throw my iPhone in the bin or does it deserve one more chance?

For years I used a blackberry with great pleasure... but a year or so ago, like many others, I was lured by the iPhone 3GS. I look back now and have to admit to being caught up in the gadget hype, and the "as someone who works in IT why are you still using that old Blackberry" conversations with friends.… Continue reading Is it time to throw my iPhone in the bin or does it deserve one more chance?

Technology

My beloved iPad will never replace my beloved Laptop

I've been an iPad user since they were released and I have to start by saying it's a great device as well as being a cool gadget... However, it will never replace my laptop... Why? Well let me start on a positive with what I like about it: The boot up time is excellent, log… Continue reading My beloved iPad will never replace my beloved Laptop