Archive | October, 2010

Do I stay or do I go?

France is in the midst of a battle between the government and unions over pension reforms. As usual with any dispute between the French government and public sector unions it has the ability to bring the nation to a standstill. Put simply, the French government wants to raise the age at which their citizens are […]

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Does the choice of technology lead to project failure?

During my long and varied career I have been involved in a number of significant IT projects. As a software development manager for Prime Computer (remember them?) in the late 70’s and early 80’s I led large and varied teams focused on the next release of the Primos operating system. Later in my career, as […]

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Learning from our Clients

Last week my feet never touched the ground. Sunday night saw me in Manchester and Monday I visited a client in Speke, Liverpool. On Tuesday, after an early start (4am), I visited a new partner company in Budapest only to return to the UK that evening so that I could be at a client site […]

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Moving Social Networking into the Enterprise

There are a myriad of applications that allow you to share your thoughts with your ever growing social network. However, with the current raft of Social Networking tools, I struggle with keeping my personal life, friends and network separate from my business network. For example, I don’t really care where one of my connections is […]

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Why do we waste time and money attending meetings and getting the basics wrong?

Johnnie Moore in his latest weblog discusses Conference ruts. He begins by quoting Harold Jarche who makes a number of interesting comments on the frustrations we all encounter when we attend conferences. Significance is given to the issue of problems being presented in a plenary session and then immediately being asked to comment and brainstorm […]

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What would the impact of an office flood be on your business?

Yesterday one of the Axispoint team noticed that the floor was a bit soggy and on the move! Luckily we are based in an MWB Serviced office. A call to Sara, the centre manager and the floor tiles were lifted. You can imagine the horror when we found about 4 inches of water in the […]

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