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Professional IT Accreditation in a Cloud World

May 29, 2012


All change and then more change, well that’s what it feels like to Microsoft Partners who only a year ago completed a mandatory certification upgrade to maintain their status in the new Microsoft Partner Network (MPN). Having made that significant investment they probably had an expectation they would be good for a few years. However […]

A Debate – ‘How to Encourage Innovative SME’s in ICT’?

May 25, 2011


The following is a collation reflecting a summary on my notes, my presentation to the audience and my responses to questions at a European Internet Foundation debate held in the European Parliament Brussels on the 25th May 2011. I spoke as I often do with more than one voice, drawing on and taking the opportunity […]

Softly Softly – It’s all in the Interface!

February 14, 2011


Soft skills are personal attributes that enhance an individual’s interactions versus the more familiar hard skills or education, experience and level of expertise, that tend to be the principle ‘gauges’ in the technology sector. From experience as an employer and working across a number of organisations I would suggest employers are prioritising candidates with more […]

A report from Brussels – The European Employment Forum

November 26, 2010


Just back from a snowy Brussels where I was sitting on the European Employment Forum Panel and had the opportunity during the event to put the following points to the Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Laszlo Andor in response to his call for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive action. Smart Putting energy into taking […]

Professionalism in IT – Evolution or revolution?

November 1, 2010


Further to an earlier blog I wrote (Cloud driving change in the IT Department & Profession – But no FIX!) I got into a debate on the wider subject of Professionalism in IT which led me to write this follow-up. My dream is that one day a customer can enter any IT Professionals practice or […]

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 […]

Cloud driving change in the IT Department & Profession – But no FIX!

September 24, 2010


The fusing of ICT with business economic delivery models is challenging the future of the IT profession. The IT department will change beyond all recognition faster and more fundamentally that many appreciate. The British Computer Society (BCS) Debate at the turn of the year confirmed this point; this is not just a blogger going feral, […]