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A Decade of Change – and a Simple Message — Read Ed Reid

Good morning, Happy New Year and welcome to the new decade. 2020 sounds like a year when we should all achieve something significant. But – as we all know – a business career is built over far more than just a year. So let’s use this first blog of the 20s to look even further […] […]

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Lessons from the Maybot

Originally posted on Read Ed Reid:
Consider these two newspaper headlines: South Milford FC win Champions League Labour win Kensington & Chelsea Well, you think. A Chinese conglomerate. Don’t see the value in spending £3bn on Manchester United. Decided to do it the romantic way. Small local team – but a million people within 30…

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Microsoft to open UK datacentre at last

A stimulating day at Microsoft’s Future Decoded yesterday, with a variety of genuinely interesting speakers, including Martha Lane Fox ; Sebastian Coe, Mike Stone and more. After a year of constant and often surprising announcements from Microsoft, the key news this time is that they are to open a UK data centre next year, hosting Azure and […]

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Social Media is a Waste of Time. Or is it?

Originally posted on Read Ed Reid:
Social media’s here, and it’s here to stay. Whatever platform you use – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or any of the others – social media is playing an increasingly influential part in our lives. But does it work for business? Does social media really generate worthwhile business leads and create…

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Microsoft Ignite 2015

Last week was the second of the huge Microsoft conferences, following quickly on from the developer orientated Build. Ignite combined, for the first time, several slightly smaller conference, including SPC, the SharePoint Conference, providing great reach into the increasingly connected Microsoft technology stack for IT Pros, Developers and Advanced Business Users/Strategists (amongst whom I count […]

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Creating Picture Charts in Excel

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Why a Prototyping approach to BI may be the answer

So true