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the first in my Beyond Cloud series of Interviews where we will be covering the same questions with 15 of the top UK Cloud mids


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23/06/2013 · 11:25

Blog Moved to


This blog, all articles and comments, is now located on my company web site

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Questions to Ask Before Buying that Cloud

My latest “Cloud Buying Questions for Cloud Computing Service Providers, hosted by the good folk over at

Cloud Service Provider:  You’ve made your pitch and you’re in the door, sitting across from some subset of senior management who are waiting to hear about how you and your cloud can change their world. Well done (especially these days!)… but there just might be a few questions before the deal closes: buying cloud from you is a leap of faith – not only in your business – but in their own business and its ability to capitalise on what you are offering.

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My take on Cloud Expo Europe 2013

“Events of this nature, with vendors, seminars and keynotes, help you to see what ‘could be’ prior to defining or designing what you want”

“Cloud to Clarity wasn’t quite delivered… but this is not a reflection on either the event or the exhibitors, though, rather on the state of a rapidly evolving industry… but it is getting better”

Guest post at (click on the title above or the logo below full the complete article)

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13/02/2013 · 13:54

Does the UK technology sector measure up?

An opinion piece published at Business News

From commitments to infrastructure improvements, through to making available more visas for skilled workers, the UK Government has been backing some relatively successful efforts to attract new or added presence from some of the ‘big players’ to London but, in my opinion, a bit too focused an eastward view.

Regardless of the geography, supporting technology-focused or technology-enabled start-up businesses (a space currently supporting tens of thousands of jobs and billions of pounds in revenue across the UK) is a clever approach as both a…

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03/02/2013 · 19:34

Grey Clouds over Cost Savings

A great piece by Michael Queena of Nephos Technologies 

when a Cloud blog starts with “If you are looking at Cloud for just cost savings you’re going to be disappointed” I know I’ve found one of the good ones

(and thanks to @MJQueenan for the mention)

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16/01/2013 · 12:10

Big Data, Big Deal: my latest

My latest blog as posted at  at it is your data, not big data, that matters (but even that has limited relevance until you know what you want to do with it)

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14/01/2013 · 13:18