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Informing the UK's business technology leaders

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Richard Sykes

Dr Sykes is a scientist by background to PhD level at Cambridge  and Yale, which included two years as an Associate of Ralph Nader's Public Interest Group Research Group in Washington DC. He then spent 27 years with chemicals manufacturer ICI in various business management and leadership roles, six years of which were as ICI's Group VP IT. Sykes has deep experience in the broad world of business-applied information technology, a strong interest in, and involvement in, the world of visual arts.

Richard Sykes

Sourcing a new agenda

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Cloud Computing

Sourcing a new agenda

Successful service integration through the cloud relies on collaboration between otherwise competitive businesses in order to deliver business outcomes

One pleasure this June was to chair the judges for the EuroCloud UK Annual Awards. EuroCloud is a computing community of SaaS and cloud… read more

Clouds of vapour

Insight

Cloud Computing

Clouds of vapour

Software vendors can't simply rebrand their offerings as 'cloud-based' - Becoming an SaaS, IaaS or PaaS supplier demands a fundamental re-engineering of the business

According to Wikipedia, a polemic is a contentious argument that is intended to establish the truth of a specific belief and the falsity… read more

Unlocking the cloud

Blog

Cloud Computing

Unlocking the cloud

Cloud adoption is still waiting for its Big Bang moment. Could private equity give enterprises, governments and their CIOs the freedom to overhaul their vendor models?

The marketing message for January's Cloud Expo Europe 2013 at Olympia was 'Unlock the Cloud'. I spent my first day at the Expo chairing… read more

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