Category Archives: Business Trends

Web Tribes #2, the third type…

Previously I wrote about 2x web tribes, the ‘Appies and the Techies.  Hanging my explorer’s pith helmet on the hook I would like to report on the Speccie Tribe. The Speccie tribe likes to specify things, and is more involved on precisely what they want than the ‘Appie who will make do with what they […]

Which WebTribe are you, and how do you know?

I have been mulling over the diversity of people who will (well I really hope!) will be using a new product that we are developing, and hope to have soon in the market.  It’s a new kind of PABX / Switchboard that we think will make things radically easier. One of the things we have […]

RIMM Blackberry Playbook launch…some initial impressions…the “S” word

There’s been quite a lot of bashing of the product, some slightly hilarious, if they were not so damaging.  There might even be a bit of over-patriotic/love for another company, that has coloured some of the reviews. Segmentation…this market is so big, I think that one needs to look at the segments. there’s quite an apt […]

Drupal Ideas, Development Opportunity, Co-operation

Intro…Product Community Content System I’m going to be involved in a project, where we think that Drupal would be very useful. It’s all about helping customers and dealers understand, use, and discuss our products.  We would like to use web pages of content, comments, forums and tagging (n level). I’ve put together some requirements/ideas.  Some of […]

Incubation Ideas…. FOSS Operations Service Company

I’ve decided to kick this idea onto the Blog, it’s early days and ready for some outside ideas/critique.  Sometimes you need to push an idea out into the wilds to see what it becomes.  I’ll ask some of my <ingratiation>wonderful and kind friends </ingratiation> and any other kind spirited people to comment and make suggestions. […]

What’s HP’s webOS announcement of wed09feb11was all about

In most of the press the story is big laggard releases a couple mobiles and a me too tablet. …hmmm…let’s rewind to 2 years ago. John Rubenstein of Palm, a company that is regarded as firmly on the ropes, steals the show with webOS.  It is conceptually ahead of everything else in the mobile market. […]

A nimble leap (???) into Agile

We have started using some Agile techniques in the company, and although it has created a lot of work to set up the tools and processes, we are very impressed with the results. We used to use our interpretation of the waterfall development process, but we were hitting some productivity, motivation and quality problems.  It […]

SIM-only: the end of cash cow mobile deals?

Just bought myself a new phone HTC Desire HD, it has some really good points (and a couple of niggles), plenty of good reviews out there, so my POV on pro’s and con’s maybe in another post.did the math…save £400 over 30 months. It was cheaper to buy myself a handset… …then I bought a […]