What does the future look like

Yesterday I did a turn for a great group of CTOs associated to a variety of hedge funds.  As promised here is my deck from the day. The Future of IT View more presentations from Simon May.

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The Future

I quite often get asked to talk about what the future will be like and this video is excellent, it shows lots of augmented reality and the like but what really inspires me is the context computing you throughout.  Switch context, switch interface.

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IE9 is secure, managed and trusted for your organisation

In this world concerned with consumerised IT where almost everyone is familiar with using a browser of some description and many are bombarded by messages about how “fast” the internet can be if you use browser X, it really is important to keep a clear idea of what matters most to your business.  Without a…

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Still on XP? Why you should be browsing with IE8

There are plenty of people out there still using Windows XP, however many parts of the operating system have needed to be updated in order to keep things going.  There have been three service packs released for Windows XP since it’s inception and those service packs add such critical functionality as WiFi, which wasn’t mainstream…

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Get your free conference here

This one-day online conference features a range of sessions specially tailored for IT Pros and covering the big challenges for the year ahead. Join Microsoft experts plus professionals from IT departments around the UK to discuss topics such as how we will embrace the influx of consumer devices into the workplace; the new features available…

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Me, talking cloud, in the Telegraph

A few weeks ago I was in a Telegraph supplement talking about cloud.  Here’s the online version of the article on the Telegraph (UK national newspaper) website.

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The basics of Windows Azure for IT Pros

Windows Azure has now been around long enough to be a mature platform for building services on and as such IT Professionals are being asked to look at the service.  Of course IT Pros are looking for slightly different things from a platform than others.  We’re concerned with how things work, the up time, the…

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Cloud Adoption in SMEs

One of our UK TechNet readers, Christopher Latham, wrote to me a couple of weeks ago looking for help with some research he’s undertaking for his MSc Dissertation and the subject “Cloud Computing adoption in SMEs” is something that I’m really interested in so I thought it’d be great if we all gave him hand. …

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Some beyond-basic free tools for IT Pros

Andrew and I often get asked questions about some of the more basic elements of the job and a question that comes up time and  time again is what are the best tools to use for doing X.  For me I often get asked how you start to plan a migration, to understand what’s out…

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How do you support consumerisation of IT

Delivering an environment where people are able to bring their own devices into the office and use them is certainly one of the biggest trends of our time and it’s proving to be one of the hardest things to support. To quote Forrest Gump “you never know what you’re going to get”. How do you…

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