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IT Director’s Checklist

An IT Director’s job is a vast mixture of balancing technology, people and processes as well as assuring that your business and customers are happy with the service you are providing.

We present here a checklist of items that an IT Director should be on top of.  Whilst it is not exhaustive it contains the major topics we believe all IT…

Parallels between IT and Brewing

Traditionally, the brewing industry in the UK developed quite differently to those in other countries which were dominated by a few large brewers that sold homogeneous national brands. The UK industry however had produced a large variety of ales and regional variation in product offerings was substantial.

In recent decades, however, there’s been a succession of mergers and closures that have…

Four Key Elements of Successful Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management can be a complex beast, however we believe there are four core elements to the way knowledge can be effectively managed within an organisation.

1 – Document Storage.  A repository for structured assets such as Word documents, presentations, PDFs and spreadsheets.  Access can be restricted according to role and can be highly structured or relatively flat.  There are a…

Why Knowledge Matters

Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something.  That’s a quote from Wikipedia but don’t let the source put you off as I think it’s a pretty good starting definition.

Knowledge is familiarity with someone or something….so in the modern world that’s data about data isn’t it…or metadata?  Metadata is where many would argue the value is.  It’s the abstract that…

A Few Thoughts on 2013

As we look back over 2012 it’s remarkable to see just how much has changed within our industry as a whole.  Expecting to see even more change in 2013, here are couple of my own opinions on what to expect:

Firstly, enterprises will continue to be obliged to simplify and reduce their existing ICT infrastructure portfolios and estates. “Creative Destruction” was the…

Big Data

Suppose you had 1 megabyte of data that comprise the pages of a book?

In standard 12 point text, printed on single sheets of A4, the pile of paper would be about 1.3 inches. The phrase “As Moore’s Law continues to bite” would occupy about a quarter of one line of text in the pile, and a human “speed reader” would take approximately…