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Tungle goes a long way toward reducing the pain of scheduling meetings

Image byTungle via CrunchBase One of the biggest drains on time, effort and motivation in this business is the hell of arranging physical and virtual meetings with clients, prospects and podcast interviewees. Few of those people are in my timezone, we have no shared Exchange or Lotus Notes to endure rely upon, and I have...

Amazon tethers balloons for now; attention turns to crunching data in the Cloud with Elastic MapReduce web service

Image via Wikipedia Amid mounting international concern that the guidance lasers aboard Jeff Bezos‘ new Floating Amazon Cloud Environment would interfere with Rudolph‘s sense of direction, sources close to the Amazon Web Services team tell me that they’ve been forced to alter priorities and switch attention to an early release of the next product on...

Look mum, it’s me!

Image by moxliukas via Flickr In my recent cull of subscriptions to print media, BusinessWeek had no difficulty whatsoever in avoiding the chop. It consistently offers a useful and timely perspective on events in the world around me, and (subjectively) seems to intelligently consider the tech perspective on things more often than some of its...

Paul Miller is bound for pastures new

In September 2005, I took the daunting step of leaving the safety, familiarity and final salary pension of the UK public sector to join the Senior Management Team of a commercial technology company; Talis. I will be taking a bigger step in 2009, when I move from full time employment with Talis to see what...