Zend: PHP to Mobile Apps Sunday, 16 December 2012 14:35
The mobile revolution continues: ZendCon has released a new development suite that enables PHP developers, hitherto excluded from the mobile apps party, to develop native apps in iOS and Andriod platforms.
Cloud Consulting Sunday, 16 December 2012 14:29
Cloud consultancies, for all their vaunting of the revolutionary changes sparked by cloud technology, are coming up against that traditional dilemma in consulting practice: the tactical approach Vs strategic approach.
Hadoop: Harnessing Big Data Thursday, 13 December 2012 09:26
Big Data on its own is as dumb as it sounds: the process of extracting stories, information and patterns is what adds value to this commercial raw material. And Hadoop is the technology that adds the smarts to that process.
Hot Skills for 2013 Wednesday, 24 October 2012 09:12
In 2013 the IT sector will be an even better one for tech professionals. Increased demand for experience and skills will mean greater remuneration and bonus packages for those candidates who can match that demand.
But while this job market is in rude health there’s change and churn with rising star skill-sets and more traditional roles looking a little less secure.
Techie Invictus Wednesday, 24 October 2012 08:47
William Ernest Henley’s poem Invictus isn’t, as the recent Clint Eastwood movie of the same name portrayed it, a lyrical formula for achieving a moment of supreme glory but a poem about ceaseless struggle and relentless contest (in Henley’s case the struggle was against tuberculosis of the bone which awarded him a life of excruciating pain).
If it does have resonance today it’s with the contemporary job market, particularly the IT sector with its celebration of constant disruption and its demand for the techie’s continual re-invention. The end of social and job guarantees really does mean that the individual is master of his fate.
Don't shut up fShop just yet Wednesday, 24 October 2012 08:44
Facebook recently announced it has passed its 1billionth user milestone. Benefiting from what must have been a slow news day, the company saw the announcement splashed all over the tech press.
And after its disastrous IPO, Facebook still has to convince the markets that it can generate revenue comparable to its subscriber list.
Goodbye Cold Calling, Hello Inbound Marketing Wednesday, 24 October 2012 07:21
Marketing innovators Hubspot announced that they’re setting-up the company’s new European HQs in Dublin. Hubspot of course are attempting to revolutionise the sales function with an inbound marketing approach that aims to attract sales leads to the salesman, liberating them from the inefficient drudgery of chasing leads.
mCommerce Wars! Thursday, 04 October 2012 03:13
In the summer of 1916 the residents of the placid Sussex coast could hear the distant thump of the great guns from the western front firing across the breadth of Flanders.
It’s a similar situation in the European mCommerce market right now with a relatively calm industry ticking over to the very faint but still audible crump of the big guns in the same market in the US
FoundationDB - new kid on the block Thursday, 04 October 2012 03:12
FoundationDB is a new kid on the block attempting to beat the other new kids with old age technology
Open War in the Cloud Tuesday, 11 September 2012 07:52
VMware have become gold members of the OpenStack foundation, up until this point they were rivals...what's going on?