Posts Tagged ‘Computing’


Interview with Rene Millman (@ReneMillman), Freelance Cloud and Mobile Writer

January 10, 2013

By @Rose_at_O, @Olivia_at_O

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Rene Millman is a freelance writer and broadcaster who covers mobile technology and the cloud. He has previously worked as an analyst for IDC and Gartner and as an editor at Dennis Publishing, SC Magazine and VNUnet (now V3). Recent work by Rene Millman has appeared in Absolute Gadget, CloudPro and others.

Q.  Tell us a bit about yourself.

I have made numerous television appearances to give my views and expertise on technology trends and companies that affect and shape our lives. As a presenter, I specialize in technology and gadgets, benefitting from my many years of experience working as a journalist and analyst working with most of the world’s largest technology companies.

Q. Tell us a bit about the titles you write for and their interest in mobile technology. 

I write for a lot of different publications. I write a lot about the cloud. In many ways, the cloud is really suited for mobile technology, as it frees us from the dreaded desktop and, by extension, the office. We can work anywhere and don’t have to put on a suit and tie anymore!

Q. What’s hot in mobiles and telecoms this year? 

Cloud-enabled apps. Native apps are great and fast on the platforms they run on, but you still need something to do the grunt work. This is where the cloud comes into its own. IT has turned the client-server paradigm on its head. Read the rest of this entry ?


Network Computing Awards 2013 Now Accepting Nominations

December 10, 2012

By Olivia Shannon, @Olivia_at_O

It’s time to make your nominations for the UK’s Network Computing Awards, which recognise “the solutions and the companies that have been most impressive in helping organisations function better through getting the most out of their networks.” Nominations will close on January 7th, so click here to make your nominations now. If you’re chosen as a finalist, you will be invited to attend the awards ceremony on March 14th at the Hotel Russell in London’s Russell Square. Check out the pictures of winners at last year’s Network Computing Awards here.


Freeform Dynamics: Q&A with Dale Vile, Managing Director & Analyst

February 15, 2011

Q.  Tell us a bit about yourself.

First and foremost I’m a husband and dad. I live on the edge of the New Forest with the family and am generally happy with my lot.

I love working as an industry analyst and started Freeform Dynamics in 2005 with my wife, Helen, not so much to conquer the world, but more to allow us to do the analyst/research thing in the way we wanted, and surround ourselves with like-minded people such as Tony Lock and Andy Buss.

In terms of skills and interests, while a lot of my career in the IT industry has been business-oriented, I started out as an amateur computing enthusiast and remain a bit of geek and gadget head at heart.

Q. Tell us a little bit about Freeform Dynamics, the titles you write for and their interest in mobile technology.

Freeform Dynamics primarily exists to help IT and business professionals make sense of the latest developments in the technology arena, and figure out if and how they are relevant in their environment. Unlike a lot of other analysts, we focus less on early adopters and forward thinking risk takers, and more on those just getting on with business and IT in the mainstream. For this reason, a lot of our output is aimed at people who are not experts, but need to or want to get up to speed on how technology can help them.

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