When you think of computing behemoth IBM, most of us think of lumbering, enterprise computing systems, made to be managed by techies. In fact, enterprise computing generally conjures up images of systems and software with dry interfaces that IT staff need to be thoroughly trained on and vendors need to offer considerable support for.
The vast majority of our clients are business-to-business (B2B) organisations, but a few are business to consumer focused (B2C). We have already seen a massive change in business IT, thanks to consumerisation.
The Internet of Things. We’ve been hearing about it since the infamous internet-enabled fridge of the 90s. But suddenly it is really taking off, becoming relevant to our lives.
This week marked the completion of the first year of a long project we are undertaking for Staffcare – a British company that produces software that communicates and configures employee benefits. It is our largest and most complex project to date. We expect to complete it by the end of the month, making it roughly a 12-month project.
Last week’s Computer Weekly includes an article looking at the differences between mobile-friendly websites and native applications. The author’s point is that mobile applications do not fit the needs of the current IT market.
This week sees Gartner’s annual outsourcing summit in London. For the event, Gartner has published the results of research it conducted into which countries companies are offshoring to.
Another week, more security incidents.
Over the past four months or so I have come across several pieces of research and also several opinion articles pointing to a growing trend away from farshore destinations in favour of nearshoring. April, Martyn Hart, chairman of the NOA, wrote a blog post about a trend towards onshoring and nearshoring in SME companies.