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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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#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. Check out article »

Halliwells: the inside story | News | The Lawyer

Category : General, law

Being a Manchester firm, my old lawyers and also someone I tried to do business with (unsuccessfully I may add) – I just keep following the press. Really, same old story it was that building.

In reality the legal market has been inefficient for too long – these types of things were bound to happen. Partners happy – they made their money, I feel sorry for the staff

Halliwells: the inside story | News | The Lawyer.

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#Hosted Services – the right recipe for growth, prevent the lock in.

Category : BlackBerry, Cloud, Feature it, General, Google, hosting, Industry voices, Microsoft

The hosted services market has now reached that point of maturity where hosted exchange vendors are ten a penny. Personally I started in this market back in 2003 when margins were ‘rich’ for hosted services like Exchange, SharePoint, BlackBerry etc and subsequently went deeper into the vertical SaaS industry because I saw the writing on the wall. We built the business fast because we focused on value – we targeted lawyers, accountants, professional services industries – we not only gave them a great messaging solution, we partnered with software vendors who would offer them compliance, security and services like BlackBerry. These were not Microsoft technologies but services the market actually wanted. Check out article »

Apple takes a shot at BlackBerry – in response

Category : Apple, BlackBerry

Following on from the last post, the Apple response. They were pretty sure they had the winner! Never take on the marketing might of Apple

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ7iGjAC03I

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BlackBerry takes a shot at Apple – oh how wrong

Category : General

I love this video – really clever but looking back how very wrong :)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfjS6c9tBls&feature=related

Which flavour cloud – elastic, azure or a bit of apple sir?

Category : Amazon, AWS, Azure, Cloud, Facebook, Feature it, Google, hosting, HP, IBM, Microsoft

Firstly, I have not managed to finish this post. It was only meant to be a quick run down which has just got bigger the more I am thinking about this. Anyway, it’s not a deep technical view more of a pull it into a single page who are the main players and some wildcats. So in no particular order -Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, HP, Salesforce, Acadia (Cisco, EMC, VMWare tie up). I have also looked at Facebook – interesting spin? and one who I am sure is waiting in the sidelines, Apple.
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#Updating to iPhone V4 …

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Category : General, iPhone, Mobile Devices

Literally as I am posting, its doing its thing with my mac. Saying its backing everything up and going through the process of wipe, install and restore. These are nervous times and I shall report back with progress.

#Cloud – IBM starts to expose it’s hand

Category : Cloud, IBM, Mobile Devices, Mobile Operators

IBM have been watching in the sides lines. I think they know more than most that getting involved in the marketing education process is expensive and with a brand like theirs probably unnecessary, spent your money developing your offerings and keep talking to your customers. I think IBM will emerge as a powerful player as the market evolves,they have the customer base and you never got sacked for buying IBM. Check out the video below on IBM’s traveler offering – doesn’t really excite me, maybe its the video :) Anyway, worth digging into in more detail.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMy9bc1tKuk&feature=player_embedded

The only area that I bring into question is their ability to operate in highly price sensitive markets which seeming from some of the recent press releases is where they want a slice of the action – mobile. It’s certainly an interesting tie up with Android for Lotus notes – clearly restricting them to a niche customer base and without the support of the carriers sales team I personally cannot see any take up. That said, if they start to port their IM, Presence and Collaboration tools onto Android it will certainly see off Microsoft and Apple’s advances into their Notes customers.

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