Collaboration Technology 2.0

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  • About the blog

    Michael Tidmarsh - Community Member 15 Apr 2016
  • Ian White and Michael Pincher discuss the latest trends and technologies in collaboration software.

  • Evapordation

    Ian White 21 Sep 2011
  • I don't know how many other people experience it but there's plenty of times I've gone to find data and it's vanished, disappeared, gone. You know where you saved it, know where you put it but it ...

  • Business Intelligence - Corporate Oxymoron or Capability

    Michael Pincher 07 Feb 2011
  • BI has been around as a term since 1958 - an output of an IBM researcher and further brought into the public domain by Howard Dresner (the aforementioned facts come from my favourite on-line ...

  • View from the bottom

    Michael Pincher 27 Jan 2011
  • I've sort of fallen off the wagon. Once you stop blogging its sort of hard to start again but here goes:For the last two and a half years I have been working at Microsoft, almost entirely outside ...

  • IBM assimilates the competition

    Ian Murphy 16 Jul 2010
  • Porting a database from one vendors offering to another has always been difficult. To try and ease the pain vendors have product porting guides, third party tools companies have products that will ...

  • Oracle announces BI 11g

    Ian Murphy 14 Jul 2010
  • Last week, Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Business Intelligence 11g. This is a major release for Oracle and comes at a time when Microsoft and SAP have both made major announcements of ...

  • SAP and Sybase - who gains?

    Ian Murphy 08 Jul 2010
  • When SAP announced its intention to acquire Sybase in May 2010, it immediately raised a number of questions. Seven weeks on and neither side seems particularly interested in publicly talking about ...

  • IBM believes in commoditised HPC for BI

    Ian Murphy 30 Jun 2010
  • BI needs power. Lots of power. Before multi-core processors and desktop BI arrived, companies doing serious BI either used mainframes, mini-computers or small High Performance Computing (HPC) ...

  • Thank you Graham Norton

    Michael Pincher 28 Jun 2010
  • Graham's site of the week is or 'Oh Crap. My Parents Joined Facebook'. Very funny and well worth a look !I suppose somewhere there is a site saying something like ...

  • iPhone 4 and my 'so what' moment

    Michael Pincher 27 Jun 2010
  • I like my iPhone 3GS, it mostly does what I want a phone to do - yes the battery life sucks and until the new OS was released, syncing with my Exchange calendar was so problematic that I rigidly ...

  • Quest's TOAD hops onto the Cloud

    Ian Murphy 11 Jun 2010
  • Next week Quest Software will announce the release of TOAD for Cloud, extending the reach of its database tools into the Cloud environment. In the first version there will be support for four ...

  • Why databases must follow the applications to the Cloud

    Ian Murphy 09 Jun 2010
  • As increasing numbers of applications move to the Cloud architects need to think about the implications for system performance. A key benefit of the Cloud is access to resources on demand so that ...

  • Microsoft raises the bar for end user BI

    Ian Murphy 08 Jun 2010
  • The days when BI was seen as hugely expensive tools that were only accessible to a small number of people are gone. The use of common tools such as spreadsheets and access to query languages have ...

  • Giving you the finger

    Michael Pincher 07 May 2010
  • I recently noticed that a small company called BumpTop has been bought by Google - frankly there existence had passed me by. However this video of the innovative desktop they had developed really ...

  • Sunshine through the Clouds

    Michael Pincher 06 May 2010
  • The BBC is trailing an article on the take up of cloud computing with a more than passing reference to our Office 2010 launch next week. I think the closing quote from Gartner is the most ...