BYOC / Consumerisation of IT–Register Survey

The Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) and related “consumerisation of IT trends are interesting for freelancers, especially interim managers.  Most sovereign professionals would, I suspect, prefer to use their own familiar and “of required spec” equipment given the choice.  And, of course, the IR35 tax regulations use provision of own equipment as one of its […]

2,500 Business Systems to perform just 15 Functions? – The European Commission, of course

I have some (very limited) sympathy with the complexity of running an organisation like the European Commission (EC).  However, this is astounding.  ComputerWeekly.com reports that the EC has blocked publication of proposals to tackle “extraordinary levels of waste” in its 500m IT budget.  However, it has confessed that more than half of its IT costs […]

2,500 Business Systems to perform just 15 Functions? – The European Commission, of course

I have some (very limited) sympathy with the complexity of running an organisation like the European Commission (EC).  However, this is astounding.  ComputerWeekly.com reports that the EC has blocked publication of proposals to tackle “extraordinary levels of waste” in its 500m IT budget.  However, it has confessed that more than half of its IT costs […]

Guns ‘n’ Rosewood – The Economist

A great snippet (and a great title) from this week’s Economist on US federal agents’ recent raid on the Nashville factory of guitar-maker Gibson.  They were apparently looking for ebony and rosewood which had been illegally imported into the US.  In a similar raid two years ago, agents seized both ebony and completed guitars.  Despite […]

Guns ‘n’ Rosewood – The Economist

A great snippet (and a great title) from this week’s Economist on US federal agents’ recent raid on the Nashville factory of guitar-maker Gibson.  They were apparently looking for ebony and rosewood which had been illegally imported into the US.  In a similar raid two years ago, agents seized both ebony and completed guitars.  Despite […]

Freelancing? Patently Obvious

I came across this post from the Intellogist blog of IP and patent specialists, Landon IP. It talks about the potential for freelancing to change the rather traditional industry of patent and intellectual property law but, for me, comes to the wrong conclusion.  The author – Dan Wolka – rightly notes that, when all you […]

Who’s on your Fridge? – HBR / Peter Bregman

I liked this post on the HBR blog from Peter Bregman.  Not only is the picture engaging enough to copy here but the sentiment is interesting.  Bregman discussing the power of being inspired by “ordinary” people to make small, manageable changes: being a little more helpful, a little more caring or a little more positive. […]

Who’s on your Fridge? – HBR / Peter Bregman

I liked this post on the HBR blog from Peter Bregman.  Not only is the picture engaging enough to copy here but the sentiment is interesting.  Bregman discussing the power of being inspired by “ordinary” people to make small, manageable changes: being a little more helpful, a little more caring or a little more positive. […]

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