A perennial problem

Our voyage of discovery continues.  It would seem that all of the messages are just not getting through.  It's not just us though.  This is not an ICT services problem.  The delivery services have the same problem as well.  People do not know why we have bought a specific system.  They do not understand the … Continue reading A perennial problem


Sometimes it works out that people can’t make the meetings that have been arranged and so you end up with some spare time to catch up.  Not that you can ever catch up as there is always more to do but it helps.  This is how it was this morning with my first two meetings.  … Continue reading Durhack

General regulation

In this post-referendum, pre-Brexit era, the reach of the European Union can still be felt throughout the land.  I’m not stating my position on the in or out campaign but anyone who really knows me would be clear about my views.  Instead I wanted to talk about the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR for … Continue reading General regulation

Driving data to the average

Data is such a hot topic now.  There are many good examples emerging of where it has been used to improve businesses as well as plenty of examples of when things have gone wrong.  I was at a Digital Strategy and Business Intelligence Breakfast Meeting in Newcastle last week and one of the speakers, from … Continue reading Driving data to the average

North East Data Group part 2

This is the second part of the presentation I gave last week to the North East Data group at Campus North on what Durham is up to with Open Data. I am pleased to say that our elephant has given birth.  Mother and baby are doing well and we are off and running.  We are … Continue reading North East Data Group part 2