Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2010«

Not just Safety in Numbers

October 28, 2010


The UK’s National Security Strategy was published this week (18 October 2010) It came as no surprise that CyberAttack was clearly identified as a apriority. The interesting insight across the areas of key concern – terrorism, military crisis, major incidents and natural hazards – is the realisation that CyberAttacks effect two of these other three […]

A Legal Storm for Cloud Computing

October 25, 2010


The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) – were updated in April 2010, One of the biggest changes is the introduction of a new type of transfer known as a ‘Service Provision Change’. This makes it clear that it covers cases where services are outsourced or assigned by a client to […]

A neglected harvest – Patents for SME’s

October 18, 2010


Following a recent event I spoke at I was reminded of a presentation I gave in Brussels last year as one of the panellists representing SME’s alongside Margot FRÖHLINGER, (Director Knowledge-Based Economy, Directorate General Internal Market & Services, EU Commission) at a Community Patent and European Patent Reform Roundtable. ‘Freely have I received, freely I […]

‘Click through’ to hell

October 14, 2010


‘Click Through’ is as much a part of digital life as giving ones name to a receptionist or when making a phone call, but the implications are far more worrying. ‘Click Through’ being the terms and conditions or changed usage rights prompts that users get confronted with as they consume online services, be it Google, […]

Forecast Cloud or a risk of FOG in the Channel!

October 11, 2010


Knowing what is reality and what is hype is fundamental, and with the Cloud Computing Marketing and Sales bandwagon well on a roll then its heads up or don’t say you were not warned if you get knocked down. Channel Partners/resellers and customers alike are well advised to maintain scepticism when engaging Vendors till the […]

Cloud stimulating the Next Gen Business Savvy Developers

October 8, 2010


IT Service companies and the developers they employ have seen other disciplines cornering their traditional business. Marketing and Design agencies moving into the technical space with application development and data management sold under the Design Agency and Marketing discipline in recent years. Challenges are not new, some of you will recall developers feeling threatened with […]

Corporations Victim to Online Parasites

October 6, 2010


Corporations are increasingly and inadvertently sharing Brand Capital with Internet start-ups, or should I say Upstarts, in a poorly balance value exchange that with a little reorientation of thinking could be of significant marking worth. For those of you familiar with roaming across picturesque hills and across idyllic pastures frequented by sheep and cattle, the […]

The Cloud Hybrid or All-in?

October 4, 2010


Fred Studer, general manager of Microsoft’s Information Worker group, encourages partners to go all-in with Microsoft in the cloud saying they won’t regret the decision should come with a health warning and Microsoft are not alone in that either. I must confess to having already Cloud enabled one clients business 100% with resounding success. But […]

The Cloud Channel Challenging

October 1, 2010


It is no mean task pulling together a vendor channel of any significant size, and then having established your channel to have to re-structure it. The cloud is challenging the established channel modus orperandi stimulating a revaluation of Vendor / Reseller interactions and power balance if the impact on the core business models of their […]