Category Archives: Opinion

January Fever – Emerging from hibernation

January has ended, and it certainly felt like a long month. I’m not sure why, but after the holidays, time seems to slow down, even though everything is super busy. The saying goes, “Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself,” which, … Continue reading

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Looking forward to 2024?

It lasts but a moment, that fleeting time between the end of 2023 and looking forward to 2024. By the time the 2nd rolls around, and certainly by the end of the week, the wheels will have started turning again, … Continue reading

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A plan for Jan… to carry on jingling

With the year winding down, in contrast, I have been finding that everything activity-wise has been winding up… getting busier rather than slowing down. This has meant a fair bit of rushing around, setting and meeting deadlines and of course … Continue reading

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The Dancing Team

Last week, I made the journey down to London to see ABBA Voyage. Beyond the music, which was a lot of fun, the staging and the show were outstanding… world-class, in fact… they threw everything at it. What made it … Continue reading

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Be more dog… or more cat?

It is an age-old icebreaker question, one that is safe to discuss (unlike sport and certainly politics) and almost as classic as discussing the weather: ‘Are you a dog person or a cat person?’ Most people seem to identify with … Continue reading

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The Unseen Treadmill

The weekend stretched out before me as I sat there, my laptop humming softly, wearing comfy slippers, in my pajamas, and cradling a cup of coffee, pondering… I heard that I could install large language models on my PC at … Continue reading

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Not Breaking the Bank

Conference season is well and truly upon us now… Last week, I found myself down at the FourNet event at Mansion House in London, talking about all things data and security. It was quite the venue and an interesting day … Continue reading

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Does AI need demystifying… already?

Increasingly, the words ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) are not limited to the realms of science fiction. They’re being used more frequently and interchangeably in the domains of technology, business, and even our everyday lives. The Hype and Its Ramifications The term … Continue reading

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It’s not a great climate for… sure

Would you believe it… as soon as the school summer holidays are almost over, the chance of a break starts to recede and the weather here turns glorious. It does seem like there has been a break in the weather, … Continue reading

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All smoke no fire – Consumer Duty?

In case you hadn’t noticed the new Consumer Duty has gone live in the UK. I was away when this happened and since coming back I have been taking some polls around how people feel, 2 weeks in. Before launch … Continue reading

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