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Open Network Summit Europe: Five moments of truth

By |2018-10-03T14:30:42+00:003 October 2018|Analysis, Blockchain, Networking, Uncategorized|

The Linux Foundation's first European Open Network Summit (ONS) was held in Amsterdam in late September 2018. It was an event where acronyms dripped from almost every presentation. Penetrating this thicket was a challenge for even the hardiest professional. Across the event there was much to learn. I came away with five specific impressions: 5G's [...]

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What is Cloud in 2018?

By |2018-05-21T11:57:22+00:0021 May 2018|Analysis, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Uncategorized|

Why are we even asking this question now?  Hasn’t cloud been well and truly defined in the scope of transformation? So what more is there to say? Plenty, if you only think of cloud as the destination and not part of the modernisation and transformation journey. A recent article spoke of an organisation that moved [...]

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CIC Insights: Mobile World Congress 2016 Report

By |2016-10-17T10:52:14+00:0011 March 2016|Analysis, Uncategorized|

This year marked Creative Intellect’s third visit to Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Each year the event gets bigger and more spectacular. This year recorded over 101,000 attendees from 204 countries and 2,200 exhibitors. Samsung, the stand by which all others are judged, had a virtual reality theme park style ride. In an effort [...]

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Dreamforce 2015: Less show, more business

By |2015-10-22T14:16:48+00:0022 October 2015|Analysis, Uncategorized|

In the yearly dual between Dreamforce the technology conference versus Dreamforce the show, this year was more tech. There were still big name presenters from fields outside of technology (e.g. entertainment) with a surprise appearance from Stevie Wonder playing in Marc Benioff's keynote. But where last year we had Hilary Clinton this year we got [...]

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5 reasons to be a happy mainframe customer despite some issues to be resolved

By |2016-10-17T10:52:26+00:009 April 2014|Uncategorized|

As IBM celebrates the Mainframe at 50 and announces a raft of new products, there is a lot for existing IBM mainframe customers to be happy about, irrespective of what mainframe they have. Some of the new features IBM has announced will only apply to those who have a zEC12 or zBC12 but that is [...]

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The HP dilemma: To sell, to keep, to spin-off –

By |2016-10-17T10:52:44+00:0026 August 2011|Analysis, Uncategorized|

Staying ahead in an ever changing business market is hard, but that's what management is paid to do, right? It is therefore hard to see how spending $1.2 billion to purchase a company, before closing it without recouping much, if any, of the purchase price less than 15 months later, let alone the additional R&D [...]

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Steve Jobs: Not gone, just changing jobs

By |2016-10-17T10:52:44+00:0025 August 2011|Uncategorized|

Managing succession is always a challenge for any organization, one that’s usually done with little public comment. However, when it comes to large organizations, any change of leadership draws vast amounts of editorial and soul searching. In the case of Apple, that soul searching and editorial seems to be greater than ever, mainly because of [...]

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Cloud computing – time to start being specific

By |2016-10-17T10:52:46+00:004 July 2011|Uncategorized|

Everywhere you look, the phrase of the last few years has been Cloud computing. When the term first started to be used it was meant to describe a change to the way we would do computing.  In many ways it is an amalgamation and next generation of several technologies - outsourcing, utility based computing, grid [...]

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Making a mark in software and computing history with a social celebration

By |2011-06-15T23:59:15+00:0015 June 2011|Uncategorized|

It’s sometimes fun to reflect how things change over time. I look at my smart phone next to my laptop and think of all the things that I am able to do with it today and marvel at the evolution, adoption and reach of mobile devices, applications and content over the last 10 years. IBM, [...]

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Failure to invest in secure software delivery puts businesses at risk

By |2016-10-17T10:52:47+00:0021 February 2011|Uncategorized|

Creative Intellect report claims failure to follow critical processes puts organisations and people at risk Sussex, UK – 21st February, 2011 – Failure to take software security seriously is putting organisations, brands, and people at risk, says software delivery analyst firm Creative Intellect Consulting in its inaugural report on the “State of Secure Application Lifecycle [...]