Category Archives: business models

‘Heartbleed’ post-mortem

I wrote this article on what happened leading up to the ‘Heartbleed’ bug,  and the consequences,  for the Irish Times for May 12th last. Just before midnight on New Years Eve 2011, one of four software developers at OpenSSL Software … Continue reading

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Perception at Microsoft

Published by the Irish Times on February 17th last,  I wrote this piece musing on what Satya Nadella may be strategising about now he is in his new role… One of the first observations made by Microsoft’s new 46 year … Continue reading

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Building a global brand

This article on the challenges of building and sustaining a global consumer brand in the tech industry,  was published in the Irish Times on 9th September last. Finnish national pride was dented last week with the acquisition of Nokia’s phone … Continue reading

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Imminent disruption of the broadcast TV industry

I wrote this piece for the Irish Times,  which was duly published 29th July last.  In it I note that the Irish Government has just produced a 5 year projection (they call it a “review”) of the public sector broadcasting … Continue reading

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Open Data

I wrote this piece on Open Data for the Irish Times,  which was published on the 24th June last.   In it I observe some of the challenges entrepreneurs may face in building their businesses on Open Data,  and how … Continue reading

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eGovernment and the “smart” economy

The talk below is one which I was invited to give for this morning’s (18th January) Transforming Public Services Conference on eGovernment, organised by the Department of the Taoiseach. There were about 200 participants, in Dublin Castle, representing many sectors … Continue reading

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Why is Software Engineering so hard ?

As pro bono President of Engineers Ireland for the last 12 months,  one of the privileges of the work was to prepare and give my “Presidential Address”,  in fact on numerous occasions across the country and in London. I chose … Continue reading

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