About Clive Howard

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Clive Howard has created 61 blog entries.

The end is nigh for Flash but what can we learn from its life and death?

By |2017-07-29T16:37:49+01:0029 July 2017|Analysis, Software Development|

Adobe has announced that it will end support for Flash on 31 December 2020. While this announcement may have been inevitable, it is worth taking a moment to mourn the passing of a technology that was integral to the growth of the World Wide Web. However Flash may have come to be viewed, there was [...]

Why HPE can be an Infrastructure Advocate

By |2017-03-01T13:23:25+01:001 March 2017|Analysis, Cloud, IT operations and system management|

IT is under pressure to move out of the company data centre and into the cloud. The business sees it as the answer to many of today’s challenges and it often forms the platform on which Digital Transformation is built. The goal for the business is to become faster, more agile and innovative in order to [...]

Is there a new VMware in the making? Four strategic moves that point to a yes

By |2016-11-29T08:47:24+01:0022 November 2016|Analysis, Cloud, IT operations and system management|

VMware’s success has resulted in a dominant market position leaving it both searching for new growth opportunities and facing pernicious threats to the market it controls. At VMworld Europe 2015, the company was facing uncertainty from the announcement that its parent company EMC was to be acquired by Dell. Its own long-term strategic vision also [...]

Rethink your User Experiences (UX) for 2017 with CIC’s UX for Businesses Workshop

By |2016-10-17T11:09:50+01:002 October 2016|Analysis, Consulting|

Organisations that create software have become increasingly aware of the importance of the experience that software provides to users. There are many reasons why user experience (UX) is important, including increased application adoption or sales, brand perception or creating a more appealing workplace. We have seen the power of experience through the success of organisations [...]

Adobe XD: A new link in the UX toolchain

By |2016-10-17T10:52:10+01:0025 July 2016|Analysis|

To say that User Experience (UX) is a critical success factor in the creation of modern applications is easy. Plenty have. Vendors preach this constantly and an increasing number of end user organisations are beginning to see the light when it comes to the importance of UX. What's hard is to actually implement it. Implementing [...]

AWS flexes its muscles as an IT vendor

By |2016-10-17T10:52:10+01:0025 July 2016|Analysis, Cloud|

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been a leader in cloud since it launched Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service (S3) the first widely accessible cloud computing infrastructure service a decade ago in 2006. What was given little respect in 2006 has evolved into game changing technology that impacts everyone from start-ups to multinational [...]

IBM and Wimbledon. Human and Machine.

By |2016-10-17T10:52:10+01:008 July 2016|Analysis|

In recent years I have become very familiar with IBM's partnership with the Wimbledon tennis championships. Only this February I saw Wimbledon present at the IBM MobileFirst event at Mobile World Congress. Having heard so much it was great to actually see the IBM operation up close at this year's championships. It was also rather [...]

IBM bolsters digital agency credentials with three acquisitions in one week…but is the sum more than its parts?

By |2016-10-17T10:52:14+01:009 February 2016|Analysis|

In the last week IBM has acquired three companies in the digital agency market: Resource/Ammirati, Aperto and This signals a strong intent by the company to rapidly grow IBM Interactive Experience (IBM iX), which according to Ad Age is already the largest global digital agency in the world. So, what is IBM getting from [...]