Cloud security whitepapers

I just noticed Roger Halbheer has posted a couple of new whitepapers on Cloud Security that are not the usual techno megafest – these are more targeted at the executive summary level. The first paper is written by Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing organization and is a high-level overview of the Cloud and its security opportunities and…


Recovery is here, but what now for my business? Guest post by Robert Epstein

Robert Epstein is SMB Head at Microsoft UK Britain’s economic recovery has been a long time coming. There was disappointment in the UK when the economy carried on sliding in the third quarter of 2009. The Office of National Statistics reported this week that the UK economy has officially come out of recession, albeit by a…


Innovators use Bing, apparently, by Steve Clayton

  Innovators Use Bing apparently – count me as an innovator then 😉 That’s all very nice of course and possibly true but the network effects of search engines (and advertising more importantly) mean you want to see that line tick upwards L-R rather than downwards as the innovators are by their very nature always…


Wow – look at this Mass Effect 2 promo banner – it’s the world’s 1st ad-served expandable Silverlight banner

For all you gaming and techie followers – check out the world’s 1st ad-served expandable Silverlight banner here – launched just last week. Promoting the Mass Effect 2 game launch, with EA games, and developed in partnership with Microsoft Advertising & Mediacom by London agency Metia. Make sure you have the sound switched on to get…


Want to learn more about Unified Communications? Register now for the FREE event in March, by David Bennie

It’s something we keep bleating on about, but there are many good reasons why. You see, the true value of Unified Communications is in making it easier for individuals and teams to collaborate effectively and productively. You may not ever have thought to yourself: “I need more UC”, but the words may have been uttered within your business of “we…


Brilliant at the basics, by Steve Clayton

  I’m really enjoying Nicholas Bate’s recent set of posts on Brilliant At The Basics. It looks like we have 100 of these to look forward to but already there are some gems in the first 4. Okay I’ll admit the one above caught my eye because it has Google and Bing as verbs. Pleasantly…


Bill Gates shares his notes

Ever wondered what it would be like to compare notes with Bill Gates? Well now you can! Yesterday he launched a website designed to share his thoughts on everything from his foundation work to musings on other topics including energy and the environment. Gates told CNET that he missed having the kind of Web presence he had here at Microsoft and that…


Cloud computing – what do you think?

The topic of cloud computing is getting hotter by the day (unlike the weather). With it being released in the news yesterday that Gartner’s 2010 CIO survey has revealed the no. 1 technology priority as virtualisation, closely followed by cloud computing at no. 2, it is impossible to ignore the fact that we’re experiencing an…

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What’s your one-liner super hero power for 2010? by Steve Clayton

    I’ve been catching up on J.D. Meir’s blog lately and in particular his Sources of Insight blog – it houses some inspirational stuff for personal and career development. His recent post regarding What’s Your One-Liner Super Hero Power? is worth a read to help with your personal brand toolkit. When asked what is it…


Coping with the snow, by Simon Gautrey

With snow disruptions set to cost the UK economy between £600m and £2bn, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) estimates that about 10% of the UK’s 30 million workforce have been unable to get to work. As someone who works closely with businesses across the UK, it’s interesting to see how the bad weather has…