garrylengthorn

14-Jun-12

In Blog, BYOD, Consumerisation, Euro 2012, Football, Technology on June 14, 2012 at 6:49 am

Yesterday I came across an interesting Forrester mobile trends presentation, which highlighted the importance of having a clear mobile strategy.

It’s interesting how the mobile space is evolving so quickly and the impact that the adoption of technologies like 4G and HTML 5 will have in this field.

Related to this, I was at an IDC consumerisation event yesterday, which covered the normal BYOD topic and a number of current MDM (mobile device management) technologies that can support this trend.

It’s bizarre that so many MDM vendors talk about the wonders of BYOD and then explain how their products lock down these personal devices! In my view, the security should be at the application layer, which is why I still see our investment in Good Technology being a shrewd one.

The big football news last night was Germany effectively knocking the Dutch out of Euro 2012. How wrong you can be, as it was the fact that Harry Rednapp has been booted out by Spurs!

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How must Harry feel this morning after probably providing Spurs their most successful couple of seasons in the last 50 years!

Looking at Twitter, the opinion from the fans seem mixed. Personally I think Harry has been brilliant and you cannot argue with the progress he has made there in a short time, albeit I know it all went wrong in the last few weeks of the season.

Considering Harry’s illustrious career, I wonder where his next job will be? My money is on West Ham because I cannot see big Sam lasting that long? Any thoughts anyone?

After the IDC event yesterday, we had our quarterly IT town hall meeting. This is our periodic chance to get our staff all in one room to celebrate achievements (people and team awards) and provide a brief on our high level priorities.

As ever it was extremely well attended and and it was great to see some individuals get recognised for their day to day activities.

If there was one thing I am not sure worked, it was having someone Video Conference in to the session. It’s strange how you forget they are there (oops. Are they still on line now?). I wonder what techniques other businesses and people use to make sure these are more inclusive for the person at the other end?

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  1. Re Redknapp: “2-0 up (and 10 points ahead) and you f*cked it up”. Most Spurs fans don’t consider it a successful season, and Harry’s dalliance with the press over the England role was clearly a factor. Not so much in being a distraction for him, but in proving an easy excuse for a team that felt they were found when Arsenal thumped them 5-2. He he he.

    Re VC: you need to buy a linesman’s flag for the far-end. They wave it when they want to grab your attention. It really does work. The science behind this is the boost to the kinesic channel to compensate for the poor proxemic channel (the vibe you get off someone in the same room). The alternative is a 3D hologram, but that’s a bit more expensive.

    • Could only expect this type of comment from a Gooner on Harry! Clearly the England noise came at a bad time and added to his downfall!

      Although the flag waving seems like something practical, can you honestly see this working at SThree?

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