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January 12, 2016  9:33 PM

The great transition from constrained certainty to good-enough risk

Bernt Ostergaard Bernt Ostergaard Profile: Bernt Ostergaard
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For much of the past 150 years of telecoms history, customers have had little influence on the evolution of the Wide Area Network (WAN). Corporate WAN strategies centered on adapting to what was available. There were certain bedrocks of stability and authority that you did not question - the...

January 6, 2016  10:05 AM

Intel Stepping Outside – If it computes, it connects

Bernt Ostergaard Bernt Ostergaard Profile: Bernt Ostergaard
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Intel wants to portray itself as much more than a chip company leading a declining PC market. Intel's direct computing revenues shrank to 60% of total revenues in 2015. Its hardware data centre business with IoT elements and memory technology contributed 30% of revenue. Software & services and...


November 10, 2015  2:37 PM

TARDIS analysis – X-Determinate (and Y, Z and T)

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
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October 26, 2015  11:24 AM

What can we read into Dell’s customer event?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
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October 12, 2015  1:50 PM

Capacity planning – aiming for the sky, but hitting the cloud ceiling?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
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At a recent round table event hosted by Sumerian (a provider of IT capacity planning tools), discussions took place around what role capacity planning should be playing in an organisation.

Sumerian had commissioned some research to see how capacity...


September 14, 2015  3:00 PM

The robots are coming!

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
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Two headlines on the BBC website recently caught my eye - "How to robot-proof your career" and "Which jobs will robots steal first?"

The second headline uses the media's clickbait approach of using a strong word like 'steal' - this raises the question...


September 4, 2015  9:08 AM

Intel – the end of speeds and feeds?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
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Every year, Intel holds its tech fest for developers in San Francisco - Intel Developers' Form, or IDF.  For as long as I can remember, one of the main highlights has been the announcement of the latest 'tick' or 'tock' of its processor evolution, along with a...


August 25, 2015  8:39 AM

IT service continuity costs – not for the faint hearted?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
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IT service continuity - an overly ambitious quest that is pretty laughable for any but those with pockets deeper than those in the high-rolling financial industries?  Is it possible for an organisation to aim for an IT system that is always available, without it costing...


August 10, 2015  9:24 AM

The new Sage – does it know its onions?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
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The herb Sage has a Latin name of Salvia Officinalis - Salvia coming from the Latin for 'well' or 'unharmed'. 

Sage, the UK-based company famous for its accounting software, seems to have been living up to its name.  Even with a raft of new...


July 14, 2015  9:15 AM

Making the most of data: making data more open

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
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A while back, I published an article on the use of open data sets, covering some of the things that were already being done and what may be possible in the near- to...


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