The IT Guy plays host to many thoughts, opinions, and debate on the subject of the technology world at large, from discussing emerging trends to dramatic changes in IT strategy and even the occasional piece of advice.
Technology: A sprint, not a marathon
So I’m back - hi. As some of you may remember I used to be part of ‘Team Tech’ on AccountingWEB.co.uk in 2009 alongside current site editor, John Stokdyk. It was a time of upheaval in the consumer and business technology sectors, with netbooks (remember them?) taking the mobile PC market by storm; Google trying to make a dent in the smartphone operating system environment (whatever happened to those efforts?); and AccountingWEB’s Team Tech trying to wade through an ocean of stats for the 2009 Business Guide to Printers (you can take part in this year’s survey to help the 2011 guides).
By the end of that year however, I’d slipped to the other-side of the editorial office to work on Sift Media acquisition, PublicTechnology.net, where I stayed until earlier this summer.
Now of course being the self-confessed tech geek that I am, I kept abreast of the sector and its never-ending swirl of updated devices, market-disrupting technologies, and other trends. Less than two years on, and the technology environment has shifted beyond almost all recognition: Tablet PCs, smartphone apps, Cloud Computing in the mainstream, HTML5, Augmented Reality…a lot can happen in just two dozen months.
Which is where this blog comes in.
The IT Guy will play host to many thoughts, opinions, and debate on the subject of the technology world at large, from discussing emerging trends to dramatic changes in IT strategy and even the occasional piece of advice.
Taking a look at the last couple of weeks of technology coverage on AccountingWEB.co.uk alone reveals just a sliver of the myriad of change that goes on in just a small timeframe, including the resignation of Steve Jobs as Apple CEO, HP’s decision to potentially ‘do an IBM’, and the seemingly relentless part apps have to play in our everyday lives.
Anyway, hope you enjoy The IT Guy blog. Please feel free to offer your own thoughts and comments below– one thing is for certain, it’s not going to be a place to contemplate navels, or find some peace and quiet.