Category: Blog

The inconvenient truth about contract lifecycle management

One of the tasks that befalls a CTO is the endless process of keeping up to date with new market trends. You need to stay abreast of changes in applications, new technology and review where systems or technologies have failed, to avoid making the same mistakes. To do this effectively, you need to keep track…

RESURRECTION – a review

  On Thursday, September 21st, our colleague Charles Brett’s fourth novel in his THE CORRUPTION SERIES will become openly available. you can find it on Amazon (US & UK), iBooks, Kobo. Scribd and other platforms. From today, ET readers can buy it at a pre-publication price of US$0.99*/£0.99 on Amazon (this will last until formal publication on…

Healthcare: How cloud could really take off in Germany

The digital transformation of healthcare is a global phenomenon. It is vastly seen as a means to making healthcare delivery more efficient, safer and more encompassing of patient needs as well as their involvement. Nevertheless, some countries are faster at embracing the changes and setting up a more favourable regulatory framework – often linking IT…

Clash of the heavyweights: battle lines drawn between IBM and Intel processors

Building high performance computer systems is all about finding and removing bottlenecks. Unfortunately, this is a never ending game. As fast as you identify and deal with one bottleneck, another appears. For a while, the problem was the raw performance of the four key elements in a computer system; processor, memory, network and storage. Over…

Foreign currency risk and its management

UK companies, big and small, deal with overseas customers and suppliers. This means they often have to pay suppliers in foreign currency. Unless exchange rates are fixed, there is risk. With Brexit and overall international uncertainty, this is becoming a key issue for businesses. I briefly look at the two main types of currency risks…

Investment and funding for your business

Many businesses need funding and/or investment to be able to develop their product, launch it to market or expand into new countries. The common route is to give away an equity share or obtain a bank loan. Whilst these are readily available options, they are not without pitfalls and obstacles. We strongly advise clients to…

The end is nigh for Flash but what can we learn from its life and death?

Adobe has announced that it will end support for Flash on 31 December 2020. While this announcement may have been inevitable, it is worth taking a moment to mourn the passing of a technology that was integral to the growth of the World Wide Web. However Flash may have come to be viewed, there was a time…

IBM z14 plays the trust card, but does it hold a winning hand?

It’s that time again, the time that most observers in the industry say will never happen. IBM is releasing the next generation of its z Systems mainframe products called the z14. IBM has seen an acceleration of sales across its z Systems business unit helped, in part, by the LinuxONE models. With z14, IBM will…

Will IBM reinvent software licensing with containers?

Two months ago at DockerCon 17, IBM announced it was to make Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) available for Linux on IBM z Systems. This was an announcement that IBM had widely trailed having talking about multiple container technologies and the mainframe for some time. What was different this time was the detail around the announcement.…

Sluggish online growth raises questions for GPs servicing NHS England

The results of the NHS England’s latest GP Patient Survey are just out. Jointly published with Ipsos MORI the survey, conducted between January 2017 to March 2017, “provides information on patients’ overall experience of primary care services and their overall experience of accessing these services”. Given the focus on digital transformation we have witnessed in other…