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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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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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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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What is the cloud, its an opportunity to think like our children

Category : Cloud, Feature it, General, hosting, People

I was talking to my nearly 7 year old son the other day. As a ‘reward’ I let him have my old G5 mac in his bedroom to satisfy his thirst for knowledge. Before he was 4 he could click the little blue ‘e’ find toys r us and create a combined Christmas and birthday list of every combination power rangers and doctor who he could find. He is fascinated about how it all fits together and asks those questions ‘why’, what is a browser, can I watch all the doctor who episodes, how do you make software, where does it comes from? ……

Question – if you put 20 kids in a room and asked them to tell you about technology today, in 5 years or even 10, what would it look like?

My own interest in technology has made me actively encourage my kids interest in their mission for knowledge – their playroom could run NASA 20 years ago with their sky TV, Xbox and Wii plus the two hamsters who live on the shelf, who at night run the world aka Douglas Adam’s Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy -aka Mice.
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The Smoking gun …. erm cloud

Category : Cloud

I am going to open up some of my lines of thinking which is all to do with regulatory compliance – specifically around the area of information technology – email archiving. I won’t even go into the “actually” we use many forms of electronic tools to communicate – email is just one of them.

Think about all the different ways you communicate across an increasingly connected world?
Back to my point- These statements astound me.

1. We delete all our emails after 30 days, period
2. We don’t really need to archive, that’s what Outlook is for? I store everything in my personal folder

I am going to respond to the second one first – you clearly have never lost your laptop, had a hard disk crash or had a server failure. It’s when this happens that you wish you had ‘backed it up’ or if you are the IT guy and it’s your bosses 5 years worth of email that is lost, it’s time to say get your resume up to scratch.
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