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 […]

More thoughts on the challenges of establishing the financials for a cloud project

All the technical cloud evangelists are going to hate me for dwelling on the practical financial matters of establishing a cloud project but I am afraid these issues cannot be ignored. If organisations cannot break the deadlock on the problem of first man in or last man out with an sensible approach to managing allocation of […]

Moving Always Costs, but Who Pays?

In my last post I hinted at the dilemma of who pays for a cloud project. There would appear to be few issues and some major advantages to scaling out to the Public Cloud, as you can pay as you go or pay for what you use. But is this really the case? The problem […]

Is the Cloud Like Coffee?

You might think I am mad, but I see the decision on cloud like the decision on buying a coffee machine for the office. What?!! Am I mad? No. It is a basic management decision, pros versus cons, investment versus benefit, running cost versus opportunity.  Lets use this as a simple example to see how cloud compares […]