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  • Blog Post: Implications for the Future of IT

    I went over to Essex University the other week to give the 1 st year and post-grad computer science students a lecture that focused on something I called “IT Mega-trends” in the afternoon I held a workshop to discuss what implications these trends might have on the students. We split them into 4 groups...
  • Blog Post: TechED 08 Announcements

    Well it’s been a while since I was last at TechEd. IT was 1998 in fact, in Nice, but enough said of that! So here I am as a speaker this time! Who let him in I can hear you say. However, enough of all that. I guess by the time you read this all the announcements during Soma’s keynote will be old hat...
  • Blog Post: The Ox, The Jam Jar and the Architect

    Back in 1906 at the age of 84, Francis Galton came across an Ox weighing competition at the West of England Fat Stock and Poultry Exhibition. The fair goers were asked to guess the weight of the Ox after it was slaughtered and dressed with the nearest guess winning a prize. Galton, always wanting to...
  • Blog Post: Software + Services Architect Forum

    Slide decks are now (finally available) from the recent S+S Architect Forum we held at UK Microsoft Campus. http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/events/postevents.aspx MS Strategy for Software + Services Technology Innovation and the Changing Software Landscape Software as a Service in Finance...