Monthly Archives: December 2011

How can we better use our buying power to grow our economy

I was visiting my parents over the Christmas holidays and drove past a Kia Cee’d police car. Nothing outrageous there you say. The Cee’d is apparently a fine car, but so is the Vauxhall Astra. The difference is that the … Continue reading

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Running after the cloud computing train – your homework for the holidays

We were talking about the Google Chrome book the other day at work. ¬£350 for a machine that boots up almost instantly and weighs next to nothing, and yet it isn’t the must have gift / business productivity tool of … Continue reading

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Public Services re-imagined as franchises

If you start from the premise that the devolution /localisation/mutualisation (and any other word you want to use which means ‘different from the way it is today’) of public services is a centripetal rather than centrifugal process then there is … Continue reading

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Does data protection stifle innovation

I was reading¬†an interesting blog post by Seth Godin recently. He was describing a trip to A & E and was arguing that the arrive-describe-queue-wait-waitsomemore-gettreated model of care was ‘pre-digital’. His point being that the technology now exists for us … Continue reading

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