Five star

Before I buy anything (almost) I always check out the latest online reviews. People are very resourceful and if a few $$$ can be squeezed by gaming something, loopholes will get discovered & exploited, until they can no longer. A few people, a few groups of people gaming reviews to make a few $$$, but…

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The adoption game

Attended an Office 365 user adoption workshop at Microsoft today, hosted by the guys at Changing Social. In my experience user adoption is very much an after thought in IT when rolling out a new system, or at least the first thing to get squeezed if budget and/or times tight. Where as it should be…

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Pitch decks

The ability to tell a good story is a life skill we should all aspire to. How well you communicate in your professional & personal life ultimately determine which doors open and which doors close in lifes journey. When a start up is trying to attract customers. investors or top talent, they had better be…

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337 a day

That’s the number of new employees on average that Amazon employ every day. They will need to work faster if they are going to fill the 28,000 current open positions they are recruiting for. This is where Amazons most powerful woman, Beth Galetti, SVP of HR, comes in.  “If we’re going to hire tens of…

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Brain fry update

Well I didn’t have to wait long, 2 hours after posting my issue on a forum I got a response & was up and running. I’m all about process & efficiency, if you’re troubleshooting or can’t get something to work, take 5 minutes out to post your issue on a forum & then go back…

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Brain fry

My brain is fried, been trying to work out a problem in a piece of code for most of the day, what appears perfectly logical & should work, just keeps throwing the same error to the point I’ve now gone brain dead. Back in my early days in IT, where I was predominately Microsoft, when…

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Destination or die

Yesterday Debenhams fell in to administration, it seems like Britains biggest & most famous names on the high street are disappearing one by one, day by day. People & habits have been & are going through major transformation, primarily through the speed of innovation and technology touching every part of our daily lives. Lives get…

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Last mile delivery

With the massive boom of E commerce, and companies like Amazon making next day delivery (and in some cases same day delivery) the norm, the shortest leg of the delivery process is the most difficult. In the US, last mile delivery accounts for up to 50% of the total delivery cost, showing just how complex…

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Blood cancer

“Every 20 minutes, someone in the UK is told they have a blood cancer like leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. By joining the UK Stem Cell Registry, you will be going on standby to save a life and could be matched with someone who is desperately in need of a blood stem cell donation. Request a…

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