General, Process, Technology, WEB

The one question that every CIO should ask themselves… What are you going to do when (not if) your cloud systems 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?

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

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

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

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???