Category Archives: Work stuff

Elephants revisited

The only obvious elephant in the room was the one in the Dali picture, the one with the naked woman, tigers and a pomegranate (and an elephant). It is a picture that is filled with religious guilt, or am I … Continue reading

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Technical offshoring

Is offshoring dead?  Has our belief in the ability to drive down costs by exporting work to cheaper economies started to wain?  I am certainly aware of companies who have gone through the process of offshoring only to bring the … Continue reading

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Social care

These are the times of social care.  It is one of our main topics of conversation.  With an ageing population, a growing dispersal of the family and the continuing downward pressure on finance it is an issue that is going … Continue reading

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Skills skills skills

Digital skills is an interesting issue.  There is definitely some sort of problem yet it is difficult to define. It is a subject that certainly got the juices flowing at our latest Socitm meeting.  We followed our usual format starting … Continue reading

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There is nothing more important than culture

I have had a good run on my blog recently.  I don’t know why.  I just try to do my thing. May this year is already as good as last year in terms of numbers of reads but I mustn’t … Continue reading

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Is this the price we pay?

The last few days have been bad for decent people and good for cyber criminals.  The world has witnessed one of the biggest cyber attacks with the release of Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry and its subsequent variants.  The cyber-attack has … Continue reading

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The public cause

The public cause takes priority over individual needs according to Lieutenant D’Agosto of the New York Police Homicide Division.  Okay, so he is a made up character from the Prendergast series by Preston and Child but is he really speaking … Continue reading

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