Times there a Changing…

“The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd, the one who walks alone is likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before” With EMC world running this week in Las-Vegas and another raft of announcements made, I thought I’d post a blog on the newContinue reading “Times there a Changing…”

The Illiterate of the 21st Century

“The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, un learn and relearn” I am guilty of this as much as anyone else, in my role we constantly learn new technology, derive that it is the best technology in the world and that itContinue reading “The Illiterate of the 21st Century”

Amazon gets (more) serious about government cloud

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Not that you probably needed it, but here’s more proof that Amazon Web Services(s amzn) is dead serious about getting more government work. First, CloudFormation, the company’s tool that lets systems administrators manage sets of related AWS services from simple templates, is now available on Amazon’s GovCloud service. GovCloud was built for government agencies…

Inception of EMC ViPR

You could be forgiven for thinking that if data storage companies were dinosaurs, EMC would be Tyrannosaurus Rex. If they were all fish, EMC would be a shark. Nothing wrong with being a T-Rex or a shark. They’re just large, fearsome and old fashioned. This might be how EMC is perceived from the outside in, as a large cut throatContinue reading “Inception of EMC ViPR”

Removing your head from the sand…..

I often think that the IT world buries itself in its own little world and the analogy goes “If I cannot see them they cannot see me” (Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy quote). But there is so much more to be seen and discovered that relates to IT. We are seeing this more and moreContinue reading “Removing your head from the sand…..”

The Secret Cloud…

To start this blog I thought a quote from Henry Ford would work quite well “A Business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about its profits, that they will be embarrassingly large!”. From my previous post I blogged about the fist fight in the enterprise public cloud, in which there are many playersContinue reading “The Secret Cloud…”

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants…

“One who develops future intellectual pursuits by understanding and building on the research and works created by notable thinkers of the past” I thought this an appropriate opening to the topic of discussion here today. I will explain this metaphor at the end of my ramblings, but in the most basic form Amazon are theContinue reading “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants…”

How we Could be Changing the Habit of Facebook

Let’s roll back to 2004 when Facebook was first launched, back then it was designed as a social media tool for Colleges in the US. Once Facebook started to gather momentum it was only then that people started to realize its potential. Just think of the last website you visited, did it have a “like”Continue reading “How we Could be Changing the Habit of Facebook”

Embrace the cloud, but be afraid of the cloud

Entering the Cloud Era, it’s a word for me which had little significance less than 3 years ago and now is all that seems to be pitched by technology companies. The giants such as Amazon and Microsoft Azure are the clear trail blazers here but why? For a start Amazons business model is so adaptable it isContinue reading “Embrace the cloud, but be afraid of the cloud”