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Softworld change or die… ??

I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Softworld event at Excel in London. I say pleasure… when really I have to say it was probably the poorest I have attended to date. Manoj Ranaweera, whom I had the good fortune to meet, summarised the event in his own blog here he quotes: Softworld is UK’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Why do people blog?

My wife asked me that question just the other day, In my experience its mostly to promote themselves, to promote their company or to promote their products. However, occasionally you come across a blogger who isn’t selling themselves, their company or their products, and when you do it’s a breath of fresh air… no selling, […]

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Just getting the engine started

content to follow very soon