Posted on Wednesday November 3rd, 2010 by Amy King
Yes, I am loving The Apprentice again this year, with all its warts and foibles. But there's one thing that bugged me with the last series and looks like it's happening all over again ...why are the contestants seen clutching 4 inch thick copies of the Yellow Pages when they are looking for business or doing cold calling? What is going on? Why aren't they seen using the latest laptop and mobile technology?
Posted on Thursday November 11th, 2010 by Alastair Campbell
“Your country needs you” Mr Cameron reminded us last month.
Lord Kitchener he isn’t, but nevertheless we have for several months, heard endless requests from the coalition government for each of us to play our part in the Big Society. What does this mean? Well, that each of us will have to take more responsibility, pay a little more to the State and receive a little less from the State.
Is this fair? That’s questionable. Is it necessary? I think probably. And therefore I for one am happy to do my bit.
Posted on Friday November 12th, 2010 by Tom Chiverton
Before you can build anything, you must understand what it is you are building. And you can only know what to build if you understand who will be using it - users.
Users are often seen as the bane of any developers life, but this tends only to be because there is a big difference between how a user sees the system, and how the developers and maintainers see it.
Posted on Thursday November 18th, 2010 by Paul Latham
So there I was in my 3 Star Guesthouse in Cornwall, soaking wet after a long journey down from Manchester (which included a tram, a train, an aeroplane, a taxi and a walk along a windy sea front). I had to ask myself why, in this age of video conferences and online meeting centres, we still subject ourselves to the hassles of travelling to see clients? I mean, we’ve all become so lazy now due to these advances in technology. Many people are reluctant to even pick up the phone – they would rather email. And like the first sales manager I ever had said to me “Paul…you can’t email a handshake”.
Posted on Wednesday November 24th, 2010 by Antony Malone
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