General, Technology, WEB

Time to invest in new tech stocks or time to buy lottery scratch cards?

A colleague pointed out this excellent article in the Financial Times recently by Richard Waters on the subject of the internet bubble. There are lots of very good examples in the article of how tech companies are valuing themselves in order to look attractive to potential buyers. However the key word in that sentence is… Continue reading Time to invest in new tech stocks or time to buy lottery scratch cards?

General, Innovation, Technology, WEB

Cloud Computing World Forum 2011 – Insights Part 2

More insights from Cloud Computing World Forum following on from my earlier post… So two sessions down and two more to go. Next up I attended a panel session "Advantages and trends in cloud technology" This was chaired by Rupert Goodwins @rupertg the Editor ZDNet UK. In Rupert’s opening pitch he made the statement that "negatives… Continue reading Cloud Computing World Forum 2011 – Insights Part 2

Innovation, Process, Technology, WEB

Cloud Computing World Forum 2011 – Insights Part 1

In between meetings on a business trip to London this week I thought I’d drop by the 3rd Cloud Computing World Forum at Olympia to see what was going on. I attended the same event last year and it would be a good opportunity to see what had changed and also to catch up with… Continue reading Cloud Computing World Forum 2011 – Insights Part 1

General

Why the public sector should get better pensions than the private sector?

Okay so I misled you with the title, they absolutely shouldn't... especially when the private sector is footing the bill in the first place... I wrote this post a few weeks back on the escalating costs of the NHS and in light of the recent threat of industrial action of teachers and public sector workers I… Continue reading Why the public sector should get better pensions than the private sector?

General, Innovation

You need to hire for Innovation

Innovation is a topic very close to my heart and a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending an excellent workshop delivered by Dr Anne Stevens the VP of Design at Kone elevators. The session was hugely insightful and very educational... and whilst I’m not going to share the details verbatim, I thought… Continue reading You need to hire for Innovation