/Tag: Innovation
15 02, 2015

Brains! The zombie apocalypse happened, but nobody noticed.

By |2016-10-26T08:46:10+00:00February 15th, 2015|Business Process, Channel|0 Comments

The last number of years of recession merde have yielded us some strange phenomena… companies and their employees seem to have become stupider (maybe the ones I deal with) and the average amount of people with a “can’t do” attitude to customer service has gone through the roof. It is my sincere belief that the [...]

24 03, 2014

What Makes an IT Manager?

By |2016-10-26T08:46:16+00:00March 24th, 2014|Solutions, Unleashed|Comments Off on What Makes an IT Manager?

I frequently tell people the answer to this question is a little bit geek, a little bit facilities manager, a little bit office manager, a little bit quality manager, a fair bit project manager and a lot perfectionist (when budgets permit). The best IT Managers are also highly adept business consultants, who know more about [...]

24 06, 2013

Almost knocked vertical by Dell VRTX

By |2016-10-26T08:46:21+00:00June 24th, 2013|Infrastructure|Comments Off on Almost knocked vertical by Dell VRTX

It’s been a while. It’s been a while, both since my last blog and since an IT vendor had pleasantly surprised me with actual technology. What’s even more surprising is that it’s Dell of all companies to surprise me. It’s no secret that I have a love-hate relationship with several [...]

2 04, 2013

Virtualisation: Separating the hype from the hyperconvergence

By |2016-10-26T08:46:25+00:00April 2nd, 2013|Hyperconvergence, Infrastructure, Virtualisation|Comments Off on Virtualisation: Separating the hype from the hyperconvergence

Many moons ago when I was but a lad, I handed in a draft of my dissertation for my MSc in Technology and Innovation and had used the phrase ‘bleeding edge’ to which my supervisor was not too happy about. She thought it was rather nasty. I did point out that it is a legitimate [...]

25 03, 2013

What’s Gartnering on?

By |2016-10-26T08:46:26+00:00March 25th, 2013|Hyperconvergence, Infrastructure|Comments Off on What’s Gartnering on?

If you think the magic quadrant has something to do with either someone who spends too much time at the gym, or something that is part of Mordor, then you’ve had a life well spent. The rest of us have to listen to Gartner coming out with their lovely 2 x 2 matrices awash with [...]