Prosumer

These new jargon words pop up from time to time. They interest me in two ways, firstly they are a demonstration of the development of the English language. Purists may complain yet our language is changing all the time, new words popup and new meanings are attached to words that have been around forever. Secondly … Continue reading Prosumer

Contracts can be fun

I never thought I would say this but reading contracts can be fun. OK, perhaps not fun but certainly interesting. They contain all sorts of mysterious things. When you enter into a new arrangement with a company, especially over the supply of services it is normal (and good) practice to enter into some sort of … Continue reading Contracts can be fun

Carbon capture

Apparently 97% of scientists agree that human activity is having an effect upon global climate. I am minded to agree with them yet my understanding of the issues is little more than superficial. In this blog I wanted to talk about how we could manage the problem in future. Before that though I will go … Continue reading Carbon capture

What I do is easy

I was up to my old tricks again and Guerrilla Working at Accenture’s offices in Cobalt. I had been there for a meeting and had some time before my next appointment and so blagged a desk. As it was the start of the year, the place was very quiet and I had the choice of … Continue reading What I do is easy

Nebulous Contracts

Cloud computing has been changing the shape of IT provision for several years now. If you include private cloud then you could argue it has been for decades. It has broken the link between the ownership of computing infrastructure and its use for many yet its economic argument is still to be proven. As with … Continue reading Nebulous Contracts

Why can’t I get the data?

I’m trying to help grow the IT industry across the North East. This is why I am a member of Dynamo North East, Digital Union and Socitm. All of these organisations have the same problem - a lack of meaningful data. I would like to know how many businesses there are in the industry across … Continue reading Why can’t I get the data?

A Nokia person

Someone once described themselves as a Nokia person. I think it was Chaditsa at the CyberFest event in Teesside University. Everyone laughed as they understood what she meant. She was not at the bleeding edge of technical innovation and was more comfortable with the simpler user interfaces that we used to enjoy. I realised that … Continue reading A Nokia person