cloud computing

Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers: Productivity

Welcome to the latest edition of Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers. This month the focus is on Productivity. The Oxford Dictionary defines Productivity as “the effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input:” and in this month’s Briefing we …

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Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers: Managing Change

Welcome to the latest edition of Back to Basics — a Business Briefing for Lawyers. This month the focus is on Change and Change Management. What a topic to try to cover in a couple of pages! There’s a school of thought that says all the best companies are in a constant state of change—and …

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Cloud and the Convergence of Technology

I was at the Microsoft’s Partner Briefing in Edinburgh yesterday and the keynote speaker spoke with passion about the “Convergence of Technology” that is currently happening in the technology world. I started out developing games on a Sinclair Spectrum at the age of 12 which I received as a Xmas present after showing an interest …

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Cloud computing: A bright light for business

Cloud computing is now being considered in every corner of every business. For many startups, it’s their first resort: Twitter, Foursquare and dozens of others turned first to Amazon’s cloud computing service to store and process data because it meant they didn’t have to buy servers to store anything; they would just pay for the storage and bandwidth they used. That turns computing from a capital expense into an operating expense, with direct benefits for cashflow – key for a small business.