Decks to download from UK TechDays Online

Last week Andrew and I presented a number of sessions at TechDays Online in the UK and we received numerous requests during the day to publish the decks so that people can peruse them at their leisure.  Well those decks are now here available for you to click through and download if you so wish….


My new book: Windows 8 for Tablets Plain & Simple

Just realised I hadn’t yet posted about my new book, Windows 8 for Tablets Plain & Simple, is out.  It’s perfect for getting to know Windows 8 on a Tablet, a great gift for Christmas for you mum, sister, husband, wife or dog.  If you review the book ping me an email and I’ll send…


TechDays Online

In a couple of weeks time Andrew, Planky and I will be hosting a slew of experts for TechDays Online.  If you’ve been unable to get to our Windows Server 2012 camps you’ll find some really great walkthroughs at TechDays Online.  It’s not only Windows Server 2012 we’ll be covering though, we have Windows 8,…


Is your organisation storing more than ever before? Dedup might be the answer.

We all want to store more information. Be it our ever growing email archive, our collection of family photos, or our customer invoices the information that we and our businesses need to store is an ever increasing volume. The amount of storage available to you or your organisation may of course not quite be able…


Bring Your Own Network

Some thoughts on another form of the Bring Your Own trend that you may have missed and how to take it one step too far (although this is probably already happening).  A mobile hotspot, a strict web filter and an a social networker inadvertently crack a hole in IT policy. Last week I was doing…


Simple model for approaching BYOD

For some time I’ve been trying to work out with colleagues how to articulate what I see as a solid model for dealing with consumerisation of IT in the workplace or even allowing people to bring their own devices.  It’s quite tough to find some mental model to help people to understand the kind of…


Technology to Support Consumerisation: IPSec

A technology that’s been around for quite some time is IPSec, it helps to ensure security of communications between two network devices.  With IPSec in place two devices need to establish a peer-to-peer trust before communication can take place, it’s kind of like having a secret handshake. If your enabling an environment where people will…


Test Lab Guides for Consumerisation (BYOD etc.)

If you’re thinking about how you can make your environment more suitable for a world where people want to bring their own devices into the office then you could do well to attend an IT Camp where we talk about just that.  Of course those events are now full, so I won’t bother to link…


Embracing consumerisation: It’s all about the journey

In my last two posts I talked about People + Devices and Data + Apps – essentially 4 of the things you need to manage and probably already are in your environment.  A fourth element is the network but I won’t be going into that in particular because it’s purely a means to an end,…


Embracing Consumerisation: Data and Apps

My last post was about how, in order to embrace consumerisation, you need to start thinking in terms of managing the access that people and devices have, or more accurately the access that People on Devices have.  This post is an extension of that previous post in that we’re going to start thinking about the…