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

Technology, WEB

The Enterprise Cloud and why saving money isn’t everything

I spent an excellent couple of days this week with a group of CIO’s from some of the largest companies across Europe and one of the hot topics we debated was around adoption of the Cloud… what’s the business case for cloud? who’s driving the cloud agenda? are businesses ready for cloud? which applications are… Continue reading The Enterprise Cloud and why saving money isn’t everything

General, Technology, WEB

Internet Explorer 9 – what’s the big deal?

Internet Explorer 9 is Microsoft’s latest weapon in the browser wars, so what’s the difference with its predecessor? Well when you load it you’ll notice straightaway that Microsoft have installed it with a minimalistic look. Microsoft have latched onto the less is more and lets keep it simple for the novice or first time user.… Continue reading Internet Explorer 9 – what’s the big deal?

Innovation, Technology, WEB

Predicting the future with Super SaaS, Gamification and a Crystal Ball

Predicting the future of technology and business software development has never been more difficult, do I play safe and follow where others have gone before (and enter the world of ever increasing patent infringement!), or do I try something different with possibly higher risk? I’ve been a follower of SaaS and Cloud since the very… Continue reading Predicting the future with Super SaaS, Gamification and a Crystal Ball

Innovation, Technology, WEB

Exceeding expectations, The Amazon Kindle – I like it…

I’ve been an iPad supporter for some time now and just this week acquired a Kindle for the first time. Taking it out of the packaging I was surprised to find it was fully charged and ready to use. It’s fair to say I can’t remember ever getting an electronic device that has come ready… Continue reading Exceeding expectations, The Amazon Kindle – I like it…

General, Technology, WEB

Agile, Ultra Agile, or Anarchy – An inside look at Facebook Development

Around the same time that I wrote my last post “How to make Agile work for product development… It’s all about the people” a colleague sent me a link to an interesting and insightful post by @yeeguy on “How Facebook Ships Code” I found this post fascinating and I’d recommend you take a few minutes… Continue reading Agile, Ultra Agile, or Anarchy – An inside look at Facebook Development

Technology, WEB

Technocrats put your soap box away and give the Cloud a chance

If you’ve read any of my recent posts you might think that I’m not supportive of Cloud. Some have even insinuated that I might even be a detractor, deliberately trying to slow down the adoption of Cloud. Well, it’s time for me to come clean and state for the record that I’m actually pro Cloud,… Continue reading Technocrats put your soap box away and give the Cloud a chance

Technology, WEB

Is this the future, is #Apple defining the future here??

Is this the future, is this type of web store the provisioning model of the future, is Apple defining the future here? Apple has already changed the music landscape with iTunes and the iPod, they have changed the mobile landscape with the iPhone and they have changed they have unshackled workers from the office with… Continue reading Is this the future, is #Apple defining the future here??

Innovation, Technology, WEB

SaaS and Cloud… one in the same or completely different???

I was intrigued to see over on Accountingweb a whole list of replies to what on the surface was a very simple question … “What is cloud Computing?” the rationale behind this question was also simple: Once we agree the definition of cloud computing, then we can have a more productive discussion in 2011! However,… Continue reading SaaS and Cloud… one in the same or completely different???

Technology, WEB

You can only come to my cloud party if…..

I lost count of the number of times I heard or read that intro during 2010, You can only be Cloud if you're a pure play SaaS application. You can only be Cloud if you run multitenant. You can only be Cloud if you run public cloud. You can only be Cloud if you’re application… Continue reading You can only come to my cloud party if…..