Nightmares of tech past

Every time I think a proper job would be nice again… I remember a grey slab I was issued by the tech quartermasters when I started my last proper job, packed with software designed to process ideas and thoughts into…

The cold war with IT

Reasons I love being self-employed #7: For reasons we don’t fully understand, IT Vs the rest of the company is a bitter cold war of control. The only way to work in a modern office is to bring your…

Danger: Excel at work

The FT’s Lisa Pollack on the power – and danger – of Excel: While Excel remains the utensil of choice, it comes with risks. Recent history has shown that poorly monitored spreadsheets can be costly for organisations. Yet slightly more than…

Mobile Smash Puny IT Policy

Electronista: The deputy CTO of New York City’s public school system, Tom Kambouras, has warned school principals that the widespread use of mobile devices, from iPod Touches to Android smartphones, by school employees has overrun the IT department’s…