For almost two decades, until retiring recently from corporate life, I worked for Sage Group where I held the position of Chief Product & Delivery Officer. You will all have heard of Sage. Three million customers across 27 countries, 13,000 employees, and a FTSE100 Tech Company with its spiritual home in Newcastle upon Tyne. Also,… Continue reading SCALE DON’T FAIL
I’ve deliberately used the word Cloud to grab your attention but the question is equally applicable if you use Cloud systems or in house systems. This post was prompted following an interesting twitter conversation I had last night with Frank Scavo and Dennis Howlett around yesterday’s outage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Frank started… Continue reading The one question that every CIO should ask themselves… What are you going to do when (not if) your cloud systems fail?
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
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