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Evernote kind of proves why the cloud works

August 28th, 2014

Being organised is an ongoing battle for many people. If you are organised, then well done, you have kind of succeeded. If you aren’t and find yourself sitting on a bus writing to do list after to do list using a biro you need to lick the end of to work (because you’ve forgotten to [...]

Debatable

August 28th, 2014

So I am getting swept up in all the television debates currently happening in relation to the Scottish referendum. Salmond vs Darling * ding ding ding * And of course, as I am sure you are aware, round 2 happened earlier this week and it’s now looking pretty equal across the two sides. Who knows [...]

How do you know when new technology is coming?

August 21st, 2014

Technology is often the vital ingredient in helping companies stay one step ahead of the game, but how do you know what the new thing is? For the businesses that were early adopters of cloud computing they can clearly identify the benefits of utilising a new technology. When a game changer technology comes around there [...]

Necessity or luxury?

August 21st, 2014

So it’s been 15 years (can you believe it?) since ebay first graced the beautiful shores of the United Kingdom in all its glory. I often think about how I would be able to manage these days if it wasn’t for this one stop shop where you can * literally * buy anything that your [...]

The growing self-employed and the cloud

August 14th, 2014

The latest employment figures remain far more people are self-employed in the UK than there used to be. The figure has increased to 4.59 million, an increase of 408,000. There are many reasons why people are increasingly turning to self-employment. Some of them are good, some of them are bad. The huge drop in the [...]

No hidden extras

August 14th, 2014

I am pretty confident that I am not alone here in getting a little bit fed up of buying into one thing and then subsequently finding out that what you thought was the true and genuine price, turned out to be a load of old rubbish. Or what you thought was a massively awesome, tweet-worthy [...]

IT giants aren’t just software providers, they’re offering solutions too

August 7th, 2014

On Forbes India right now there’s a great story about a little known press release sent out by one of India’s biggest IT firms. The Chief Operating Officer of Infosys, UB Pravin Rao, had announced that they had been brought on by a financial firm in Australia tasked with moving software applications onto the cloud. [...]

Three step plan

August 7th, 2014

I thought it might be useful to take down The Cloud to its simplest form this week, a small guide that may or may not benefit you at some point when deciding whether or not to sign up to The Cloud (or as I like to call it – becoming a future thinking technological master). [...]

The uneasy balance between privacy and sharing

July 31st, 2014

There’s an interesting dichotomy when it comes to the use of technology and privacy. Privacy is, as many who work within technology and use the cloud on a daily basis know, the central concern of both businesses and consumers. How data is used, where it is stored, how it is stored; these are all legitimate [...]

Mind blowing stuff

July 31st, 2014

Some things we just take for granted, get used to and completely accept at once. Things that perhaps a little while ago we may have been surprised at or incredulous at the continual onslaught and speed at which technology is moving on and at which we have to keep abreast of. For example the smartphone [...]