Preaching to the Converted

It is one of our core beliefs that IT infrastructure has historically undersold itself. ¬†Partly that is due to our application colleagues and internal customers – they don’t really want to know about rack plans, virtualisation densities, global network latency – ¬†they just want it to work. But partly, possibly the biggest part, is that […]

What About the Public Sector?

We are all aware of the, often glacial, progress of the public sector. Bigger, usually means slow lumbering progress, and government is usually about as big as it gets. Chris Chant, head of the the Government’s G-Cloud programme, addresses the problem in this blog post, calling the current IT infrastructure unacceptable. With little first-hand public […]

The Changing Role of the CIO

Once a bastion of technical experts, in recent years the CIO role has evolved into a more business-focused position. According to a survey in CIO Magazine, many now feel that their cloud experience has provided sufficient commercial nous to prepare CIOs for the CEO position. This is yet to be realised, with few CEOs coming […]

The Humble Photocopier and IP

Following on from Katie’s posts on the current debate raging in the US on IP rights and the internet, it is worth thinking about the implications in a wider sense. Personally I see the dilemma in terms of “old technology”…..the way things are heading, the law may as well allow authors of copyrighted material to […]

SOPA, PIPA and your Business

If you happen to have looked anything up on Wikipedia on Wednesday, you may have noticed the internet blackout protests against the SOPA and PIPA bills that are being considered by the Senate and House of Representatives in the United States. SOPA or the Stop Online Piracy Act and PIPA, the Protect IP Act, are […]