Blog Entries in 2012

6th Jun 2012
Lonely as a Cloud? I wandered lonely as a cloud, That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils. So penned William Wordsworth, one of our most famous poets, after a pleasant spring walk around Ullswater in the Lake District. However, written as it was in 1804, Wordsworth would have had no idea that in the 21st Century ‘Cloud’ would come to have a completely different parallel meaning. I talk of course about the ‘delivery of computing as a service rather than a product whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to... Read More
27th May 2012
Without a doubt, it is the “In” thing to look at Cloud Computing. What is it? What’s it for and what does it mean to businesses? When one thinks of a cloud – it is something ethereal – something intangible – that you can’t quite grasp hold of. You can only see it at a distance. Up close it is mist. Then why couple the terminology “Cloud” together with Computing? And what is the benefit to business owners to adopt this “new technology”? In technology terms the “Cloud” is the Internet, and Computing is the services that can be delivered by a browser based application. These can range from an... Read More
23rd Jan 2012
Until last week, I had only ever put on skis twice before in my life.  The first of those was 20 years ago, when I visited the dry ski slope in Gloucester, although must admit that I can’t recall actually using the skis to any noticeable effect.  About three years ago I went to the Snow Dome at Tamworth, where the snow, whilst manufactured, was at least real.  I was part of a group of about 15  who had a lesson for an hour, most of which was spent watching other people fall over, and probably resulted in me skiing a total distance of about 50 metres in that whole session.  So when the work... Read More
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