The first of my online workshops

I blogged a couple of weeks ago about a couple of workshops I was planning. Normally I would have done these in person but not this time and I was concerned as to how they would turn out. My main worry was how I would be able to interact with the participants and control the … Continue reading The first of my online workshops

What is wrong with Zoom?

I’m picking on Zoom as it is the online meeting platform that has captured the zeitgeist. Although there are others and despite its poor initial reputation for security it seems to be the most widely used.  You see, I don’t like them. I am sick of being on them. I am fed up with being … Continue reading What is wrong with Zoom?

Make friends with those you don’t like

I normally save my political blogs until Thursday and so, whilst this strays into the subject it is much more related to work. The reason I mention it is because over the last few years I have been over-active on Twitter on the back of the political unrest that we continue to find ourselves in.  … Continue reading Make friends with those you don’t like

Business is business

Business is business, so the saying goes yet not all businesses are the same. This may seem an obvious thing to say, running a sweet shop is very different from running an airline for example, yet it is a common held belief that principles apply across all business. Indeed there are some that do, the … Continue reading Business is business

Cyber 101 boot camp #2

I said that I would get a few blogs out of the fantastic Cybere 101 boot camp that we held last month. Here is the second.  The format of the event was quite different to anything that I had been before, with a mixture of presentations and mentoring. It was a game of two halves, … Continue reading Cyber 101 boot camp #2

More holidays than Thomas Cook

I’m going to have to stop using that joke, the one that goes ‘He has more holidays than Thomas Cook’. Perhaps I can insert the name of another travel agent, Hays would be a good fit. Not that the demise of the UK’s oldest travel company is anything to laugh about.  The passing of any … Continue reading More holidays than Thomas Cook

Worse than the product

I have no particular company in mind but my experience of over a quarter of a century working in senior positions within IT has taught me one thing - IT companies often seem worse than the products they sell. Let me explain. How many times have you been in a sales or pre-sales meeting when … Continue reading Worse than the product

Not Equal

Capitalism doesn’t have a conscience. It is a system in which money flows to where it can make the most return. If somebody can make it faster cheaper and easier the system will determine that they are the winners. Thankfully people do have consciences and it is they that can provide the bulwark against the … Continue reading Not Equal

Taking the pledge

Technology is yin and yang. In most cases it is developed for good yet can give rise to the bad. There is a  continuous tension between technology and humanity in that innovation works to cover a need yet, as soon as it leaves the factory gates others have found an alternative use for it.  My … Continue reading Taking the pledge