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the Beyond Solutions Boardroom video Interview Series

Today's issues with today's business leaders, in the Beyond Solutions Boardroom you will hear from bright, innovative and successful CEOs and Business Leaders (and the occasional Visionary) sharing their views on the trends, realities and planning necessary to succeed

Styled as conversational and interactive, this informative series delivers insights and ideas with which businesses and brands can enhance their results either by adapting and applying, or as the catalyst to connect 'their' dots

Produced by IntelligentHQ, hosted by Groupe INSEEC London and presented by Daniel Steeves, the Boardroom is a "mostly pitch-free" environment, though discussions will necessarily include product and company references (but, hopefully, used to illustrate rather than sell)

The first in our CEO Series with Richard Weaver of Advantage Business Partnerships

In production and coming soon:

Jon Penney, Founder and CEO of Intellect Security and Cryptosoft

Dinis Guarda, Founder and CEO of IntelligentHQ, Ztudium (and others)

Eddie George. Founder and CEO of New Finance

Also, recording starts next week for Beyond Cloud: a series of thought-provoking thought-leader discussions and forecasts, from 15 different angles on the Industry!



Telecom TV

Cloudy with Sunny Spells: a CommsBusiness interview with Daniel Steeves

This is an attempt to remove the fog from the cloud.

David Dungay: Having bumped into Daniel on twitter and realising what he is trying to achieve I couldn’t resist contacting him to get his views on cloud adoption in the UK.

David Dungay (DD): What are the biggest misconceptions when it comes
to cloud adoption?
Daniel Steeves(DS):
• That it is one-size-fits-all. It doesn’t.
• That security is all handled by the cloud provider. It isn’t, necessarily.
• That it somehow is more than it is and that it is all very easy. Vendors may tell you that using cloud applications will nearly eliminate IT management needs, but… …

DD: What are the major barriers to cloud adoption in the UK? How many of these are based on misinformation?
DS: I am starting to question whether misinformation is a fair term: as always happens with the introduction, adoption and adaption of technologies…
Read the complete interview at CommsBusinessAugust-Cloudy with Sunny Spells.pdf


You can also see my interview on TelecomsTV

1 more reason: Pragmatism…. Cloud computing: Four reasons why it isn’t taking off in Europe

This article – citing Gartner information, of course – blames privacy, policy and the Euro… I reckon there is a lot more to it and that these issues are not entirely to blame: we have a more pragmatic, ‘look before you leap’ attitude in UK and EU business (I have spent plenty of time embedded in both and have experienced both sides of leading edge)

The reality is that a great deal of ‘leading edge’ enterprise computing lags 1 – 2 years behind the American market (similar but slightly shorter lag exists between the USA and Canada, by the way: 1-2 years behind the US adoption curve).

This is not wrong (or maybe it is, but that is a different argument). More importantly, this IS NOT NEW so why are these ‘pundits’ acting as though they’ve uncovered a hidden truth? If you have access do a quick search within the Gartner info base and chances are high you will find essentially the same article, but perhaps written about SOA or something of that nature which Canada, the UK and the EU all, typically, adopted and adapted after our American counterparts.

See the article here

I was interviewed on the same subject on TelecomsTV, which can be viewed on my website.