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contacless payments, the missed opportunity for mobile providers

In a recent discussion on LinkedIn over contactless payments, I’ve realized this is a missed opportunity for the mobile providers, when you think of it. If you live in…

dropping magsafe on macbooks

Today was the announcement everyone was expecting. The new new macbook pros 2016. The brand new and improved chassis. The new CPU. The new graphic board. The new…

It’s the data, Sherlock!

About the Mexican data leak The data was stored in a publicly accessible MongoDB database, that required no password or authentication to be accessed. The database was hosted on…

software is not eating the world. hardware is.

Dropbox just quit Amazon Web Services and the most interesting thing (beside that) is that they’re doing their own hardware now and seeing that as a huge competitive…

gartner might be wrong. machine learning is just picking up (again)

We all know about the Gartner HypeCycle 2015 and their predictions. One of those is around machine learning, which is down on the peak of inflated expectations, going to…

blunt 2016 predictions from microsoft

It’s that time of the year again when companies and researchers are asked about their work and what they think it will happen next year. Microsoft has just…

banking and the cloud (by Investec)

Yesterday we had one of the largest AWS User Group meetups ever in the UK at Investec, and was quite epic to be honest. We had drones, flashing hoodies…

Jira, the favourite tool of bad managers

Three days ago, Ben Hughes wrote on Medium that the use of Jira is quite often a symptom of a management problem. Which I completely agree! In my…

the credit card killed the banks

Where do we use credit cards to buy stuff ? Well, for me it’s pretty much everywhere: google play, apple store, paypal, online groceries, amazon, domains, hosting, cloud…

cloud white labeling

We all heard that Microsoft is opening an UK datacenter in 2016. Which is quite good to overcome some ‘boring’ law gaps regarding data issues. Even if data…

key management at the bank of england

The Guardian has today a piece about the Bank of England and with some pictures illustrating how it works and what’s inside. What intrigued me was their key…

AWS; cloudy London

The cat is out! Werner Vogels on its blog today wrote about the third AWS EU datacenter, right here in the UK. “”The AWS UK region will be…

dumb pipe, smart pipe

I’ve already talked about dump pipes, which is what common network providers are. They’ve lost services to startups, apps to the app stores and capabilities to technology; GPS…

first they fight you, then you both win

That was an RedHat commercial back in 2005, when they were hitting Microsoft and closed source every month with their “Truth Happens” – legendary – campaign. 10 years…

cloud computing as renewable energy

Yesterday on twitter, Larry Carvalho was talking about the next big AWS step; on-premise availability zones. That’s interesting, but if we think of it on a broader scale; why…

2015 hype cycle

It’s that time of the year when Gartner launches their predictions and state of technology with the Hype Cycle.. Here’s some interesting notes: Hybrid Cloud Computing is half way…

you also need an opensource strategy

Not all companies produce software and from those that do, not all make them available as opensource projects. Closed source and IP is still considered a form of…

europe weird wide world

From the same guys that brought you a mobile roaming free Europe, now they say that you should have a fast and slow lane to the internet. And…

the economy of cloud scale

We all know by now that AWS is massive not just on cloud capabilities, but also infrastructure wise and with revenue + investment. The same with Google and Microsoft. With…

the opex vendor lock-in of fragmentation

“No one got fired for buying IBM” – that was the status-quo of vendor lock-in two decades ago. It was so much entangled into the IT culture that people wouldn’t…

what happened to linux on desktop ?

… this happened This quote came from Joyent presentation about Linux containers on illumos (opensolaris fork) and represents two things: 1) the people that loved linux on the desktop…

time sharing systems

So, I wasn’t around when Compatible Time-Sharing Systems (CTSS) were in place  – hard to believe, eh? 😛 – but my father was and he still has a box…

if you’re not using the cloud, you’re doing IT wrong

Big enterprise has their gold plated, enterprise grade hardware, and all of their enterprise software support and there are huge bills there. With cloud, this gets cleaned out,…

Tesla business plan for the next 5 years

Tesla cars will reach 620 miles on a single charge within a year or two and be fully autonomous in three years. Simple and clear message.

#AzureCon 2015

I’m not the biggest Microsoft fan in the world. Heck! I was never a Microsoft fanboy – neither Apple, btw. But I see that now, with Google and…