The Sage glass ceiling and the FUD concept

I am grateful to Dennis Howlett for introducing me to the FUD concept. It has been around for a long time (it originated in the early days of IBM) but it was not something of which I was aware. For those not in the know, there is a great explanation here.  Briefly FUD stands for … Continued

MP’s expenses – enough already

The arguments and publicity regarding MP’s expenses are in danger of becoming hysterical – with the result that  we might end up throwing out the baby with the bathwater. The excesses needed to be brought into the open and, more importantly, brought to an end. But  in most cases, the MP’s were  claiming within the … Continued

SaaS or S-O-S

I tried using a new feature I recently came across on Twitter – TweetBeep. It is rather like Google Alerts, providing a list of recent Tweets on a subject matter of your choice.  I had a go with the term “SaaS” and was surprised at the number of results it returned. What didn’t surprise me, … Continued

DNA Databases – fuss about nothing?

I am at a loss to understand the latest controversy about the length of time DNA samples are kept on Police databases. As I understand it, the current position is that if someone is arrested, for any reason, a sample of their DNA is taken and kept on the database, irrespective of whether or not … Continued

In the Cloud or Grounded?

I have commented extensively (and will continue to do so) on the growth of Cloud Computing, specifically relating to SaaS or Internet based accounting as I prefer to call it. But what of those “in between applications” – terminal server based – which can’t seem to make up their minds as to whether they are … Continued