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Hackers and Spooks in the Clouds

Following what people think about “the cloud” is fascinating. Whether its public services moving wholesale to the cloud to cut costs, to a new survey finding that most IT professionals don’t trust its security, I love reading what people think. The latest thought is John Harris’s article in the Guardian, “Why Hackers and Spooks Want […]

The 35 Hour Meeting

I went to a 35 hour long meeting the other day. Ok, that’s slightly misleading. There were ten people giving comments on a report, and it lasted for two hours, which is standard enough. But what about the hidden time? The meeting grabbed two hours out of each person’s day, so for ten people, that’s […]

Get Happy

It’s time to get happy. On Radio 4, Twitter and even the Six O’clock news, the message from new charity Action on Happiness is the same – it’s time to set cynicism aside, and start cultivating more happiness in our society. Their website is awash with videos of psychologists telling us that following a few […]

Head in Cloud 365?

I went to a conference at Microsoft’s offices in Victoria yesterday. I went with an open mind, hoping that all my preconceptions about Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud offering were going to be shattered, that I would find out that Microsoft are a cool bunch of guys after all, and that this would be a viable […]

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