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Your health makes this possible - happy xmas and new year folks A shameless plug for a site my brother runs. Check this out and share - its common and could be you. Heart failure at any time, stops you in your tracks. When your young it adjusts your outlook. www.pumpingmarvellous.com

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Big kid - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Image via Wikipedia My son came in this morning to show me the trailer, Harry Potter is great and I read the books from day 1. Seems a bit sad its all coming to an end but the next 2 films look epic. Anyway, 3D glasses here I come an excited daddy...

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Paul Allen sues Apple, Google, Facebook, others over Web patents Image via CrunchBase This is super interesting .... check this out. I really cannot believe this guy when he is worth as much as a small country, should be fun to watch unfold .... its sort of the same as the RIM issue some years back. Licensing...

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Resistance is futile - Oracle to assimilate RIM? This is a great article sent to me by a colleague - Jonathan Fisher.  This sort of follow's up on my post on OpenOffice. Oracle has been quietly in the background building up a significant portfolio of enterprise plays. Considering all the posting I...

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BlackBerry troubles me ..... Apologies for the silence, I have taken a nice break from technology for a bit to spend some time with my wife and kids. Despite my tech break, the whole BlackBerry security sega has been washing around in my head. It smells and actually stinks -...

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Android tablets to Rock the Market! Great summary of all the new Android slates coming into the market. Check it here Related articles by Zemanta LG Launching Android Tablet in Q4 2010 (intomobile.com) Samsung to introduce Android-based tablet in Q3 (theglobeandmail.com) Motorola...

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BlackBerry - where now, loyalty only lasts for so long Image via Wikipedia The world must seem like a very lonely place if your BlackBerry at the moment. Technology aside, BlackBerry has always had an intensely loyal following due to clever design at every level. The users loved the ability to...

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Join the dots - news I am reading ... I thought I would post up a few interesting articles I am reading whilst drinking my cup of coffee. Take them on face value or look deeper :) IBM hits out at Microsoft over review // 0){if (nl.getElementsByTagName("p").length>= paraNum){nl.insertBefore(tb,nl.getElementsByTagName("p")[paraNum]);}else...

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Openoffice - lets open our eyes Everyone gets stuck into a habit. I use both a Mac and a Windows powered PC and until recently the MAC was my creative console for my Photoshop and iTunes activity. Even though I had installed a previous version of OpenOffice, it was dire and unusable...

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Have Microsoft lost the plot? Before you put pen to paper on a topic like this you have to challenge yourself before you make such a bold statement - so note the question mark. Peter Drucker wisely noted, "Business has only two basic functions: marketing and innovation." High tech...

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#Cisco Cius video - this is one serious service for enterprises httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEk2MI4ZGlQ&feature=related

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#Cisco enterprise desktop game changer - Cius tablet PC running Android This is a great move from one of the mega vendors. Recently Cisco unveiled its Cius tablet PC running the Android 2.0 OS aimed squarely at business users. This is a game changer. As you will see from one of my previous posts - back in Siemens over...

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Your health makes this possible – happy xmas and new year folks

Category : General

A shameless plug for a site my brother runs. Check this out and share – its common and could be you.

Heart failure at any time, stops you in your tracks. When your young it adjusts your outlook.

www.pumpingmarvellous.com

Big kid – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Category : General, Just Stuff

Harry Potter Lightning
Image via Wikipedia

My son came in this morning to show me the trailer, Harry Potter is great and I read the books from day 1. Seems a bit sad its all coming to an end but the next 2 films look epic. Anyway, 3D glasses here I come an excited daddy and son will be in the cinema’s November 2010

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ1jmgo0GRs

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Paul Allen sues Apple, Google, Facebook, others over Web patents

Category : General, Industry voices, People

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This is super interesting …. check this out. I really cannot believe this guy when he is worth as much as a small country, should be fun to watch unfold …. its sort of the same as the RIM issue some years back. Licensing companies with the sole purpose if making money through IP.

A firm owned by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen today sued Apple, Facebook, Google, YouTube, and seven other companies, charging them with infringing patents filed more than a decade ago.

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Android tablets to Rock the Market!

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Category : General

Great summary of all the new Android slates coming into the market.

Check it here

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Join the dots – news I am reading …

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Category : General

I thought I would post up a few interesting articles I am reading whilst drinking my cup of coffee.

Take them on face value or look deeper :)

Behind the formal complaints from small technology companies and trade associations that are often the trigger to antitrust reviews in Brussels, a ­power game is being played out between some of the industry’s leading household names.
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Openoffice – lets open our eyes

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Category : General, openoffice

Everyone gets stuck into a habit. I use both a Mac and a Windows powered PC and until recently the MAC was my creative console for my Photoshop and iTunes activity. Even though I had installed a previous version of OpenOffice, it was dire and unusable compared to Office.

The recent update and probably the Oracle influence has changed the landscape. The new version is super easy to use, more open than office in terms of file formats and lets me do everything I need to do. I think we all are guilty of being down on the alternatives to Office but why pay for something when you can get a comparable solution for free? Continue Reading

Have Microsoft lost the plot?

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Category : Apple, Cloud, General, Google, hosting, Industry voices, Innovation, Microsoft, Mobile Devices, People

Before you put pen to paper on a topic like this you have to challenge yourself before you make such a bold statement – so note the question mark.

Peter Drucker wisely noted, “Business has only two basic functions: marketing and innovation.” High tech is uniquely a product of both. Inbound marketing leads to innovation, or at very least appropriately channeling innovation. Since technology markets are in perpetual change, and since the Internet has accelerated change, the key goal of marketing becomes tracking change and anticipating where this will cause money to flow.

Innovation requires vision and leadership -Microsoft has lost both. Gates had the vision, Jobs has the Vision and the ability to execute. Ballmer is an operations guy and for 10 years even when Microsoft have been out of the spotlight they have slowley been committing suicide – innovation and importantly the ability to make it happen which requires the vision to carry through.
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#Cisco Cius video – this is one serious service for enterprises

Category : Cisco, Cloud, General, Industry voices, Innovation, Mobile Devices, Mobile Operators

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEk2MI4ZGlQ&feature=related

#Cisco enterprise desktop game changer – Cius tablet PC running Android

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Category : Cisco, Cloud, General, Mobile Devices, Mobile Operators

This is a great move from one of the mega vendors.

Recently Cisco unveiled its Cius tablet PC running the Android 2.0 OS aimed squarely at business users. This is a game changer. As you will see from one of my previous posts – back in Siemens over a decade ago, Cisco pulled the market as it changed the desktop paradigm for voice 10 years ago.
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#Hosting automation for Telco / Carriers – choice is critical for the customer – check out Ensim, Paralells and EMS Cortex

Category : Amazon, Apple, Azure, BlackBerry, Cloud, General, Google, hosting, Microsoft, Mobile Devices, Mobile Operators

I was holding off on this post until a few things had passed but this is a really important one, its actually vital to how the hosting industry ‘pans’ out within the telco / carrier market – the hosting industry has quite literally gone ‘pete tong’ since the BPOS drive against partners.

The market is full of technical ‘diatribe’ – everything is about the Cloud in the IT industry. The reality is that it has been going on for years in various shapes or forms. Continue Reading

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