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Social Media, the Identity Thief’s best Friend

March 3, 2014


Are you a squeaky hinge? Do you seep PII (Personal Identifiable Information)? Are you the weakest link? When I do reviews of individual’s online visibility and exposure to Identity Theft or raised profile for physical burglary it is not always the individual themselves who are the cause of their downfall but third parties. A compromised […]

Cloud Success means ‘Hearts and Minds’ Microsoft

February 22, 2014


The success potential in the cloud for Microsoft was laid down many years ago, well before cloud was even on the horizon, a unique differentiator that no Amazon or Google can challenge …. Yet. What I am talking about are customer ‘Relationships’ and the trust that those relationships has fostered, especially in the Corporate and […]

Microsoft Partner Network Refresh ALERT!

November 19, 2012


Welcome to Monday morning, as if there will not be enough on a Microsoft Partners agenda with all the exciting new technology coming out of the Microsoft warehouses, without having to worry about housekeeping issues. With the great wave of innovation coming out of Redmond comes some tweaks to the Partner Competencies that ALL Microsoft […]

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 […]